Each January, Hollins students are offered the option of an intensive 3 1/2-week Spanish language experience at The Center for Cross-Cultural Study in Seville, Spain. This 3 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or as preparation for the Spring Semester Program.
With its legacy of Spanish and Moorish art and architecture, Seville is one of Spain's most interesting and beautiful cities. The classrooms and administrative offices of the Center for Cross-Cultural Study are in the heart of the city, in two adjacent classical Sevillian mansions with wrought iron balconies, carved wooden doors, and walls lined with hand-painted, antique ceramic tiles.
J-Term 2018 Calendar
Wednesday, January 3: Arrival in Seville* and at homestay. Afternoon Orientation
Thursday, January 4: Morning Orientation, followed by walking tour
Friday, January 5: Classes begin
Saturday, January 6: Holiday (Three Kings’ Holiday). Center closed, no classes
Classes meet Monday through Friday for 4 hours per day
Average class size: 10-12
4 semester credits
All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
CC-CS Winter programs feature all-inclusive program-sponsored excursions to places such as Ronda, Córdoba & the Great Mosque, Úbeda, Baeza, and more! Afternoons offer you study visits within Seville, tertulias, movies, or theater and musical performances.
Housing and Meals
Students are housed with a Spanish host family and all meals are provided.
Students accepted to the program must be in good academic and disciplinary standing and have Hollins' approval to participate.
Prerequisite for Intermediate:
Two years of high school Spanish/one year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent
Prerequisite for Advanced:
One year of intermediate college-level Spanish or the equivalent
3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
The cost for the program is approximately $4,400 and includes fees for tuition and housing, all meals and insurance coverage through CISI. It does not include transatlantic transportation, or any personal travel or expenses. Hollins students are billed for this program with their spring term bill, which is issued on December 1 and due on January 1.
Participants make their own round-trip travel arrangements to Seville. You should book a flight that leaves on the afternoon or evening before your date of arrival. As this is a holiday period, we recommend that you book your flight as early as possible.