Academic Overview

How much Spanish do I need to know when I arrive? What kinds of courses are offered? Will I be spending the whole semester in a classroom?

You will get the answers to all these questions and more here. You’ll discover that anyone can participate in the program (even if you currently don’t know a single word of Spanish) and that you’ll learn about Spain’s culture through many travel and service opportunities.

Students may attend a traditional Fall or Spring semester (approx. 4 months long) or one or both of the Summer terms which are 4 weeks each.  Click HERE to see an overview of our Summer program, including our NEW medical terminology course.

As a Semester in Spain student, you’ll attend classes at our school, TCCSevilla, located in the center of historic Seville. Your classmates will be from colleges and universities all across the U.S., with a majority coming from small Christian colleges. All of our professors are native Spaniards with advanced degrees in Spanish studies and many years of experience teaching “foreigners.” They’ll present all the material in Spanish.

Intermediate and Advanced students who attend the Spring term may stay for an additional 4-8 weeks to complete an Internship with a Spanish institution. The SIS internship is also available during Summer Term 2, for Advanced students who complete Summer term 1.

Summer students can choose to enroll in our 4-credit SPANISH FOR HEALTH CARE course during Term 1. The course is an intensive study of Spanish terminology commonly used in medical fields such as nursing and health communication, with frequent use of role playing and simulated medical situations as well as guest speakers and field trips.