About the Program

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

 
"Those who think all religions are the same look at the wrappings instead of the content." — Gene Edward Veith
 

Studying abroad in Spain is an ideal location to learn about the impact of the three major monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  As you humbly serve the community and learn to see life from their perspective you will enjoy meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds and beliefs.  You will be changed as you seek to live your mission in this beautiful country.

 

Located in the south of Spain on the Guadalquivir River, Sevilla is a beautiful city with many wonderful places to see and things to experience.  Students will have the opportunity to see first hand the Spanish churches, cathedrals, mosques, temples, and statues represented by each faith. You will fall in love with Sevilla’s beauty and culture and be compelled to return again and again.

 

Students participating in the Veritas in Spain program will study at the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla (UIMP). The ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) is ranked as one of the top 100 Spanish universities and is the principle organization in Spain for teaching the Spanish language and culture to international students.

Founded in 1932 by Spain's Ministry of Education, classes were initially held in King Alfonso XIII's summer palace in Santander. Today, the university has spread its reach across the country, establishing satellite campuses in seven cities in Spain, including Sevilla. Its academic programs are deliberated for foreign students, placing a high emphasis on Spanish language, literature, and culture. The university continues to grow and is recognized for its expansive development in social sciences and humanities, technology, music, theater, poetry and cinema.

Popular areas of study at the UIMP include:

  • Spanish language, literature, and culture
  • Education
  • Health Sciences
  • International Relations
  • Business and marketing

Located on the periphery of the Casco Viejo (historic downtown) next to Parque de María Luisa, students will be able to reach campus on foot or by utilizing Sevilla's extensive public transportation network of buses, metro, and tram.
This university program is ideal for first-time travelers and students who are hoping to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and language. The campus is shared by the ISA/Veritas Study Center, so students will have regular interaction and support from the resident staff.

 

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Language Requirement: NONE (open to all levels)

Program Highlights

  • Courses in English
  • Courses in Spanish
  • Intensive Language
  • Gap Programs (post high school study for credit)

Overview

This program accommodates students of all levels of Spanish proficiency. Students will take at least one Veritas Abroad program course each semester. Beginning language students will be required to take one Spanish language course each semester. Students will have the opportunity to choose from a broad selection of other courses to maintain full-time status and fulfill their academic requirements. Students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency also have the option of taking additional upper-level Spanish courses.

 

Minimum Admissions Prerequisites

All students will take a placement exam upon arrival to determine language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment. Students who arrive having completed the following number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, typically place into the corresponding language level:

Semesters Quarters Language Level
0-1 0-2 Beginning
2-3 3-5 Intermediate
4-5 6-8 Advanced
6+ 9+ Superior

 

Academic Credits

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program, as determined by their home institution. Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.