GAP YEAR / SEMESTER & SOCCER

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS
ACADEMIC PROGRAM  

ACADEMIC CREDIT
SOCCER PROGRAM
PROGRAM DATES, COSTS AND PREREQUISITES
INSURANCE
ACCOMMODATION               

CONTACT US         

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE AND REQUIREMENTS      

Designed for students who are playing soccer back home at an elite level and who wish to have a GAP YEAR or SEMESTER in Seville with no previous knowledge of Spanish, this program allows high school graduates to have a study abroad experience, and continue to practice soccer weekly at an elite level on a Spanish team under the guidance of Spanish coaches.

We offer two programs to our students:

University of Seville: Liberal Arts, Business, Spanish Lang. & Culture Program
SAIIE: Intensive Spanish Language Program


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS
   

  • Must be a high school graduate.
  • Students must of played soccer on their varsity team back home or a club team. 
  • No previous knowledge of Spanish required.
  • Students participating at the University of Seville program must take between a minimum of 3 and a maximum of 5 courses per semester. Each course consists of 45 class hours. 
  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 GPA.
  • Completed SAIIE application.
  • One letter of recommendation. 
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma.  
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa. 

*If your GPA is below 2.5, you are not automatically disqualified from studying abroad.

Please contact SAIIE for more information.

To learn more about the city of Seville and why chose this destination to do your GAP YEAR abroad please visit our website at: http://www.saiie.com/the-school/seville-capital 


ACADEMIC PROGRAM
       


University of Seville: Liberal Arts
, Business, Spanish Lang. & Culture Program

This program is designed for students from begginning to advanced level of Spanish. Students will take classes at the University of Seville.

Students may choose between the following, amongst other various subjects:
 

  • SPANISH LITERATURE COURSES

  • SPANISH CULTURE COURSES 

  • BUSINESS COURSES
  • ART COURSES

  • HISTORY AND ANTHROPOLOGY RELATED TO SPAIN, EUROPE AND LATIN AMERICA COURSES

course-list

Please note:

  • Classes are taught from Monday to Thursday, usually on alternating days (Monday-Wednesday or Tuesday-Thursday) and 2 hours per session.

  • Classes will be taught at the University of Seville’s main building . The University of Seville are located in the historical centre of Seville, approximately 15 minutes walk away.



 At the end of the program the student will receive a transcript from the University of Seville with the courses taken.



SAIIE: Intensive Spanish Language Program


This program takes place at the SAIIE center. 

Hours per week: 20hrs 
Classes: Monday - Friday
Language levels: A placement exam is administered upon arrival to determine the student's Spanish level. Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. 
Courses: Spanish language classes will be held in the mornings from Mo - Fri (4 hrs per day)

At the end of the course the student will receive an official certification from SAIIE acknowledging the hours taken by the student. 

 

 

ACADEMIC CREDIT

It is the students responsibility to obtain credit for the courses taken at SAIIE or University of Seville.  

  

SOCCER PROGRAM

What makes this Soccer program different from other Soccer camps in Spain?

Unlike other soccer camps, the Students on this soccer program will join a Spanish soccer team (Men and Women) with whom they will practice throughout the year with.

 

Why play soccer in Sevilla

Playing soccer in Spain is a unique opportunity not many other high school graduates will have. Training with Spanish soccer players at a prestigious soccer team rewards you by helping you perfect your technique as well as gain a fresh perspective in your sport. 

Soccer is the number one sport in Spain. Considered to have some of the best soccer clubs in the world, such as Real Madrid FC and Barcelona FC and the 2008 and 2012 Euro champions, Spain is the ideal setting to practice and improve your soccer skills.

Seville is also well-represented by two major soccer clubs: Sevilla Futbol Club and Real Betis Balompie, both of which compete in the Spanish soccer league, “La Liga”.

Finally, the one benefit that is guaranteed when placed on a Spanish soccer team is the opportunity to practice and develop your Spanish. With your teammates being native Spaniards, your interactions with them will always be in Spanish, giving you sense of total immersion into the Hispanic culture as well as Sevillian dialect. 

 

Where will you play?

At SAIIE we work with the impressive local soccer teams Triana FC, Calavera CF and Azahar CF Femenino to offer this soccer program. 

Calavera CF was founded in 1928 and competes in LA Tercera Andaluza Sevilla Gr.2 Senior."

Triana FC was founded in 1919 and competes in "LA Segunda Andaluza Sevilla Gr.2 Senior."  

Azahar CF Femenino was founded in 1928 and competes in LA Segunda Andaluza Sevilla".

 

SOCCER Program Requirements 

Students must of played on their soccer varsity team back at their home school.



PROGRAM DATES, COSTS AND DEADLINES

Academic Year 2022 / 23

Fall Program Dates: September 12, 2022 - December 18, 2022 
Spring Program Dates: February 5, 2023 – May 12, 2023 

September 10: Depart de United States
September 11: Arrive in Seville, Spain
September 12: Orientation and welcome dinner
September 13 - 16: Orientation week
September 19: Classes begin at SAIIE & U.S. (Universidad de Sevilla) and soccer practices begin
September 23: Included beach day trip
September 28: SAIIE quiz I
October 7: Included Itálica (Roman city) day trip
October 10: SAIIE First Exams 
October 12: Spanish holiday
October 14: Included Ronda day trip
Ocotber 18 & 19: Partial U.S. Exams
October 28 & 29 : Weekend trip to Granada
November 1: Spanish Holiday
November: SAIIE quiz 2
November 4: Córdoba day trip
November 14: SAIIE Second Exams 
November 18 & 19: Optional Weekend trip (TBD)
December 5 - 8: Spanish Holiday
December 12 & 13: U.S. Final Exams
December 14: SAIIE Final Exam
December 14: Farewell dinner
December 15 : End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave
December : End of term, Accommodation Checkout, and First Day to Leave
December  – January : Spanish Holidays (Christmas break)
Feb.  5: Check in back to Spanish home
Feb.  6: Classes Begin at SAIIE, and swimming practice
Feb.  15: SAIIE quiz 1
Feb.  16: SAIIE quiz 1
Feb.  17: SAIIE last day to add or change classes
Feb.  24 & 25: Included Granada weekend trip
Feb.  27: SAIIE First Exams
Feb.  28: Spanish holiday
Mar.  1: SAIIE First Exams
Mar.  2: SAIIE First Exams
Mar.  3: Included Córdoba day trip
Mar.  15 & 16: Partial U.S. (Unievrsidad de Sevilla) Exams
Mar.  17 &18: Optional weekend trip (TBD)
Mar.  20: SAIIE quiz 2
Mar.  21: SAIIE quiz 2
Mar.  29 & 30: SAIIE Second Exams
Mar.  31: Included Ronda day trip
Apr.  3 - 7: Spanish holidays
Apr.  14 & 15: Optional weekend trip (TBD)
Apr.  24 - 28: Spanish holiday 
May  1: Spanish holiday
May  5: Included Itálica day trip
May  8 - 9: SAIIE Final Exams
May 10 & 11: Final Exams at U.S.
May  11: Farewell party
May  12: End of term, Accommodation Checkout by noon, and First Day to Leave

 

Program Cost

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAM: 
$23,950 (Academic year) / $12,595 (Semester)

UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE PROGRAM: 
$24,950 (Academic year) / $12,995 (Semester)

 

Program costs includes:

  • SAIIE full-time fees and support services before, during, and after the program.
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation.
  • On site bilingual staff on call 24/7 throughout the term.
  • Accommodation in a Spanish home with most meals (breakfast and mid-day meals Monday through Friday and evening meals Sunday through Thursday) and one load of laundry per week throughout the program. 
  • Program excursions and activities (Granada weekend excursion, as well as, Cordoba, Ronda, and Italica day excursion). 
  • Cultural visits to the Cathedral, Alcazar Palace and Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter) – include an English tour guide.
  • Welcome and Farewell meals.
  • Spanish Language program fees that includes classes from Mo-Fri (20hrs per week) or University of Seville program fees.
  • Soccer program fees which include: Practices 2-3 times per week (2hrs long practice) throughout the program / participate in 1-2 friendly matches throught the term / 2-4 friendly matches throught the year.
  • SAIIE Transcript at the end of the course certifying the Spanish language course taken. University of Seville will issue a certification with the courses taken if participating in their program.

 

Fall 2022/Spring 2023 Out-of-Pocket Costs Include:

  • U.S. Passport ($135).
  • Mandatory CISI health and medical evacuation insurance (https://www.culturalinsurance.com/).
  • Spanish Visa (estimated at $160).
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,000).
  • Meals not included with accommodation (estimated at $700).
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25) – (https://www.isic.org/).
  • Transportation to practice (estimated at $150).
  • Optional excursions and activities (estimated at $400).

 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

TERM ABROAD CYCLE OPENS DEADLINE         

Fall 2022

October 1

May 15

Spring 2023

April 1

October 15 

Academic Year 2022/23

October 1

May 15

 

Missed the deadline? Please contact Mr. Sean Chipres, Program Manager,  to enquire about late application options.  

  

 

 

 INSURANCE  

Students have to get a health and medical evacuation insurance and we recommend all of our students this company (CISI): https://www.culturalinsurance.com/#cultural-insurance

 

 

ACCOMMODATION

All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs.

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CONTACT US 

For more information on the program please contact the Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, at seanrc@saiie.com