AT A GLANCE/LOCATION | PROGRAM TERM | AREAS OF STUDY | COURSE INFORMATION | HOUSING INFORMATION | COSTS | STUDENT LIFE | APPLICATION PROCESS | STAFF CONTACT
AT A GLANCE/LOCATION
When you participate in our study abroad program, you’ll discover cathedrals and other historical landmarks that are centuries old. You’ll eat tapas and take mid-afternoon siestas. You’ll be amazed by citywide fútbol mania and weeklong Semana Santa celebrations. You’ll build meaningful relationships with your Spanish family members and your native professors. You’ll watch flamenco dancers and listen to Sevillanas musicians. You’ll take tours of art museums and bullrings. You’ll travel to other Spanish cities and, if you choose, other countries.
Pre-Requisites for Program/Eligibility
Semester in Spain requires a 2.5 GPA to be considered for this program.
FALL SEMESTER: Late August – Mid December
SPRING SEMESTER: Mid January – Early May
ACADEMIC YEAR: Late August- Early May
AREAS OF STUDY
- Spanish History and Culture
- Spanish Language
- Spanish Literature
for more information about courses from Semester in Spain.
Say goodbye to dorm room bunks and cafeteria food! One of the best—and most important—aspects of Semester in Spain is the homestay experience. Living with Spanish hosts will give you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish culture, speak Spanish regularly outside of class, eat delicious homemade Spanish food, and build relationships with native Spaniards.
You’ll be amazed at how quickly your host family will feel just like that—your family. By the end of the semester, many students find it hard to say goodbye to their Spanish parents, brothers, and sisters.
Homestays are required and students must live in homes arranged by Semester in Spain (don’t worry, we make sure they all have internet). We spend a lot of time carefully selecting our hosts in order to give you the best possible living arrangement. Most of the families that house our students are dependent on the income for their livelihood, but it’s obvious that they host foreign students because they enjoy doing so.
We pair you up with both a roommate and a host as best as we can, taking your housing and application forms into careful consideration. We also honor your request to room with a certain person. Normally, two or three students live in a home, but single accommodations can be requested with an additional cost of $500 per semester.
1. Administrative Fee: $150
2. Belmont Tuition:
Students will first pay Belmont tuition. The provider will then charge Belmont for the cost of the program. Belmont will pay for the program using the student's tuition. If the provider program costs more than Belmont tuition, the student will be charged the amount that is above and beyond Belmont tuition. If the provider program costs less than Belmont tuition, the student will only be billed Belmont tuition.
Students are responsible for booking their own international travel. It is recommended that students wait to be accepted fully into their program before booking their airfare.
- Meals are not included.
- Visas may require a fee. To read more about visas click here
- Personal expenses
There is a plethora of things to do in Seville throughout your time there. You may join your peers for a Girls’ or Guys’ Night out throughout the semester. These types of evenings offer a perfect opportunity to make new friends. Most days, it is YOU and your classmates who decide what to do next. Every group has different interests and ideas, so don’t be shy about making a suggestion.
A few other things to do include paddling down the Guadalquivir River, bowling, attending flamenco shows, going out for pizza, watching Spanish movies, playing basketball or fútbol, hosting arts and crafts nights, attending sporting events, staging a cooking demonstration, and many other things.
Seville is famous for its Feria de Abril (April Fair), when the entire city comes to a virtual standstill for a week of music, Flamenco dancing, bullfights, and celebration. The week before the festivities begin, SIS hosts a Fiesta Feria of our own with live music, food, and a Sevillanas dance workshop to prepare you for the customs of the Feria de Abril.
Dates and Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines: online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date
How to Apply
- Spring Semester Programs: October 10
- Summer/Fall/Academic Year Programs: March 30
1. Please click the Apply Now button (found at the top-right of this page and/or at the bottom of this page) to apply.
2. You will automatically be directed to your myBelmont account to log-in.
3. After logging in to your myBelmont account, if you are not re-directed back to Belmont Global, open a new window for Belmont Global to complete your application.
This program has a two-step application process:
Step 1) Belmont’s Study Abroad Office application, which requires:
Step 2) The Provider application, to be completed SIMULTANEOUSLY with Step 1:
- Passport photocopy
- Online questionnaires
- Signature documents
- You must submit the provider application and all requested documents directly to the provider by the Belmont Abroad Office deadline, regardless of the deadlines set by the provider organization.
- Instructions for completing the provider application will be provided on your Belmont Abroad Office application. You should contact the provider directly if you have further questions about the application.
- Your application will not be considered complete until you have submitted both the Belmont application and the provider application.
Arcadia will plan some excursions that you may choose to participate in. You will also have the opportunity to engage with students in on-campus lectures, clubs, and other experiences in the city.
Office of Study Abroad • JAAC 1009