GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA!
Time flies, students have been in Sevilla for over a month! Everything started at the beginning of September with our orientation ...
During the first week of September, students attended several informative sessions, such the new safety Bystander Intervention Training (BIT), while at the same time were exploring the city with tours and tapas dinners!
After the first orientation-adaptation week, came the time for the first class: the intensive session. This two-week course is the perfect academic first step before students immerse themselves fully into their definitive semester-long class schedule. The intensive language courses also include out-of-class activities which foster participation and interaction.
For instance, one of the classes visited the bullring, La Maestranza, and after the visit they had to discuss and write an essay about the controversy about bullfighting.
Another group of students went to the cinema to watch the reciently released film El Niño, nominated for the Oscars. As you can see, the cinema is just beside the Sevilla Futbol Club Stadium!
Now, students are settled with their final schedules. Almost 13% of LA participants are taking a direct enrollment class with Spaniards either at Universidad de Sevilla, UPO and EUSA. Staff will follow up closely with them and will offer them a tutor for these classes.
99% of the LA participants signed up for one of the four Interest Groups that we offer this semester: Spain and her Regions, Sports and Nature, Sevilla and the Americas and Cultural Expressions. They have already enjoyed some fun activities!
Classical Music Performance at Teatro La Maestranza
We will keep you posted with what is going on with your students in Sevilla on our Facebook page.
All the best for the Fall semester from Spain!
Jorge, Sergio y Olga