Viterbo University: Sports Nutrition and the Mediterranean Diet or Interpreting Practicum
April 1, 2023
PROGRAM DATES: May 16 - June 5, 2023
HOST FAMILY INFORMATION
All students will receive their host family information UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. Airport pick-up and transfer to the city center are included in the program. 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, and it will be their responsibility to find their home.
All students will receive their roommate information UPON ARRIVAL into Seville. 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 may be living with other students from other programs.
Students can easily walk from their homestay to SAIIE, with travel times ranging between 20 and 30 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. 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.
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...
My Spanish family in Sevilla was incredible! They welcomed me (and my roommates) into their home right away, and they always made an effort to talk to me and to get to know me beyond small talk. My host mom made us amazing Spanish cuisine for all 3 meals of the day, and my Spanish speaking and listening skills definitely improved. They told me I am always welcome in their home, and we hope to see each other again, whether it is in Spain or the US. They will always be mi familia and I feel very lucky to have met them!
Viterbo University, May 2022
They were donated to the city of Seville in 1893 by the Infanta Luisa Fernanda, Duchess of Montpensier, for use as a public park. Starting in 1911, Jean-Claude Nicolas Forestier rearranged the gardens into their present shapes. In 1914 the architect Anibal Gonzalez began construction for the Ibero-American Exposition of 1929, which was held partly within the park. The new buildings of the Plaza de España were used as the office of the fair.
The park serves as a botanical garden. Many plant species, native or exotic, are represented, along with educational panels to inform the visitors to the park. Many birds make their home in the park, which is known for its large population of doves (for which a part of the Plaza de América is called the Parque de las Palomas, or Dove Park). There are also many green parrots living in the center of the park and ducks and swans in the fountains and lake.
Originally a Moorish fort, the Alcázar is one of the finest remaining examples of predominantly Mudéjar architecture in the country. This exquisitely designed palace, still an officially designated as royal residence; has in fact been added to continuously over the centuries.
It was at the beginning of the 10th Century that the original building was started, but during the following century the ruling Almohades began to fully develop their royal fortress (on the western side of the current site). Following the reconquest, successive kings augmented the buildings but the predominant figure in this part of the Alcázar’s history was the controversial Pedro I. Who added, amongst other things, the mighty Palacio de Don Pedro. However, the fascinating thing is that, with this profusion of Mudéjar, Gothic, Renaissance and Baroque styles; the Alcázar has such a wonderful feeling of unity and harmony about it.
No reference to the Alcázar would be complete, though, without reference to the delightful gardens.
The Cathedral of Seville is the third largest in the World just after Saint Peters (Rome) and Saint Paul (London).
The cathedral was completed in just over a century (1402-1506), quite an achievement given its size and Gothic details.
Of the many things you will find inside the Cathedral one of the main attractions is the sarcophagus where Christopher Columbus is buried.
Along with the city's Alcazar and Archivo de las Indias, Seville Cathedral was designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1987.
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.
Granada is situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia. It was the last Moorish capital on the Iberian Peninsula.
The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.
The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicin with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.
Viterbo students will work closely with the students of the local school, IES Heliopolis (culinary school), during their stay in Sevilla to organize a presentation that will be done at the end of their trip to the children of a local high school, CEIP Lora Tamayo.
Credits are certified by Viterbo University.
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