CARLETON COLLEGE: Sport and Globalization in London & Seville
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All students participating in our program in Seville through Carleton College are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs. Living in a Spanish home is one of the most important aspects of the students’ intercultural experience because it helps to improve language skills and increase cultural awareness, two key goals of the program.
Naturally, adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated by the students. SAIIE does take dietary and other personal restrictions into consideration when assigning students to their host family.
The principal goals of increased fluency in the language and greater familiarity with the culture are an integral element of the experience that SAIIE strives to provide. Therefore, all students must live in Spanish homes; that is, no students are allowed to live independently in their own apartments or in any other housing situation that is not approved by and under the direct supervision of the Institute's staff.
HOST FAMILY INFORMATION
All students will receive their host family information UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. Our Student Affairs Department will provide airport pick-up. Host family information is released at the airport pick-up. If it is the case that students arrive outside the airport pick-up hours, then host family information will be released via email or phone.
All students will receive their roommate information UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. All students are housed with other students studying abroad at SAIIE. Each student will have 1 to 3 roommates. Students can list another student on the program they wish to house with on their accommodation questionnaire. NO roommate information is released prior to arrival.
Students can easily walk from their homestay to SAIIE, with travel times ranging between 15 and 25 minutes. If students would like to rent a bike while in Seville, the city has an excellent bike rental program called Sevici which many past students have used.
The host family will provide breakfast and mid-day meals Monday through Friday and evening meals Sunday through Thursday. The remaining meals must be arranged and paid for out-of pocket by the student.
Internet may or may not be available in the home, but wi-fi is easily accessible at local cafes and at SAIIE.
Each student is allowed 1 load of laundry per week, which is washed by the host family.
WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY...
"Living with a family for me was a great and rewarding experience. We became her niños (children). It helped me become more immersed in the language as well as learn about Spanish culture on a deeper level. Our Señora (Spanish Landlady) always wanted to make sure we´ve eaten enough and have a jacket"
The following cultural activities are included in the program cost:
- Walking tour through Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter) – includes tour guide in English
- Visit to The Alcazar of Seville – includes tour guide in English
- Visit the Cathedral of Seville
- Visit María Luisa Park and Plaza España – includes tour guide in English
As one of the oldest towns in Spain you'll find history around every corner in Ronda. There are traces of Ronda's origins from the Neolithic age, through the era of the Romans, the Arab age and the conquest of the ancient city by the Catholic Monarchs in 1485 through to the 19th century when Ronda was best known for the banditry in the surrounding hills and the origins of bullfighting in the Ronda bullring which still stands.
It's a town that you'll need to come back again and again to visit and you'll make new discoveries and friends every time you visit!
SAIIE offers athletic programs in Seville in the following sports: soccer, swimming, basketball, volleyball, rowing, water polo, and rugby.
Students will have the chance to practice on Spanish teams in these respective sports during their stay.
All students will have a free gym membership at the Cuesta Sport gym located right next to the SAIIE Center.
Credits are certified by Carleton College and will be validated on an official Carleton College transcript at the end of the program. The Seville portion of the program makes up 12 of the 18 total credits.
Program dates roughly correspond to the Carleton academic term. Specific dates will be communicated to program participants.
The following dates correspond to the program organized in Seville during Winter 2018.
Winter 2018 Dates: February 18 - March 10, 2018
|Feb. 18||Arrive in Spain at Seville Airport (SVQ)/ Orientation at SAIIE/ Watch live Real Madrid C.F. vs Real Betis Balompié|
|Feb. 19||Visit to the Lora Tamayo School / Walking tour through Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter)
Welcome Tapas dinner
|Feb. 20||Visit to The Alcazar and the Cathedral am/ Visit María Luisa Park and Plaza España pm|
|Feb. 21||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 6th grade (11-12 years old)|
|Feb. 22||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 5th grade (10-11 years old)|
|Feb. 23||Day trip to Ronda|
|Feb. 24||Free day|
|Feb. 25||Free day|
|Feb. 26||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 4th grade (9-10 years old)|
|Feb. 27||Celebrate Día de Andalucía at Lora Tamayo School.|
|Feb. 28||Spanish Holiday|
|March 1||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 3rd grade (8-9 years old)|
|March 2||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 2nd grade (7-8 years old)|
|March 3||Free day|
|March 4||Free day|
|March 5||Visit Centro Especial Mercedes Sanroma (Special School)|
|March 6||ports camp with Lora Tamayo students – 1st grade (6-7 years old) and 5 years old|
|March 7||Visit Instituto Bellavista (High School)|
|March 8||Sports camp with Lora Tamayo students – Age 4 and 3 years old|
|March 9||Farewell lunch|
|March 10||Depart Seville (No later than 12 noon)|
All Carleton-sponsored 10-week off-campus study programs charge the Carleton comprehensive fee, which includes instruction, room and board, group excursions, public transportation, medical and evacuation insurance, travel assistance, and most cultural events.
Students are responsible for books and supplies, passports and visas (when required), transportation to and from the program sites, and personal expenses and travel during the seminar. Students will receive a program-specific Additional Cost Estimate at the time of acceptance.
Student financial aid is applicable as on campus. See the Off-Campus Studies website for further information on billing, financial aid, and scholarships.
|TERM ABROAD||APPLICATION DEADLINE|
|Winter 2020||April 22|
"When I first arrived in Seville I anticipated that with my lack of Spanish skills it would be difficult for me to assimilate into the Sevillan culture. It turned ou to be quite the opposite experience with the help and support of the SAIIE Staff"
When I first arrived in Seville I anticipated that with my lack of Spanish skills it would be difficult for me to assimilate into the Sevillan culture. It turned out to be quite the opposite experience with the help and support of the SAIIE staff. During our stay, we spent most afternoons working with Spanish students at one of the local elementary schools where we had the privilege to meet and create many friendships with members of the community. Furthermore, in my free time the SAIIE staff provided me with a variety of activities that allowed me to explore Seville to its fullest. From canoeing down the Guadalquivir River, exploring the El Divino Salvador and Royal Alcazar of Seville, Stuart and Sean Chipres, along with the rest of the SAIIE staff, were very helpful throughout my entire trip and allowed me to get as much out of my time in Seville as possible.
Carleton College – February/March 2018