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Seville, June 4 - 29, 2018

Join the Gavilan Spanish language program at the Giralda Center in Seville, Spain. Earn up to 5 units.


Classes are offered at different levels, from beginner to advanced. Classroom instruction plus local immersion in the Spanish language. Visit cultural centers. Live with a host family and enjoy hospitality, family meals, language practice, and exposure to the life and culture of Spain. Take excursions to Córdoba and Granada.

Seville, the capital of Flamenco music and dance, enjoys an intense cultural life, with the celebration of numerous festivals and cultural events throughout the year...

Click on the picture for a short video tour of the city

Essential information

Giralda Center Spanish House


Avenida Menéndez Pelayo, Nº 16
41003, Sevilla, Spain

Mateos Gago, Nº17
41004, Sevilla, Spain
(click for map)

Office Hours

Mon-Fri 9 am - 8 pm


954 221 346 

from the US, dial 011 34, then the number;
remember the 9 hour time difference!!!
(12:00 noon California == 9:00 pm Seville)


954 212 659
from the US, dial 011 34, then the number

Web Site

Lodging Details

Host family name, address, phone, map


SPANISH 8A,B,C,D & independent study

Reading List

Stories that must not die

Sample Test

Final Exam (prepared by a Gavilan student for Spanish 2A Finals, Fall 2006)

¿Questions? -- we've got answers!

Orientation meeting
Saturday, Mar 24 2018, in HU 105 at 10am - 12pm

bullet bullet Cost: $1500.00 (approx., dependent on Euro exchange rate), plus airfare, plus College fees
see Program Details below
bullet bullet Where do I sign up? Reserve a spot with a deposit, submit your application -
see Program Details below
bullet bullet Can anyone go? Yes, the program is open to all.
bullet bullet I've been out of school for 30 years...
No problem, this is a very supportive environment, with small informal classes and individual attention.
bullet bullet What if I'm not a student at Gavilan?
No problem, it is very easy to register for Gavilan classes, just a few simple forms.
bullet bullet Do I have to take the Gavilan College Placement Test?
Generally no, just register (the test is required for current High School Students - read about the details here).
bullet bullet Do I need high school or college transcripts?
Generally no, unless you are currently attending High School - read about the details here.
bullet bullet Can I take my young son/daughter along?
Yes, minors can participate in the program as long as they are accompanied by an adult.
Contact Albert Marqués for other arrangements, such as daycare, family lodging, etc.

Contact: Albert Marqués, 408 848-4794, email: or
David Perez, 408 848-4842, email:

Program Details

bullet bullet Dates: June 4 - June 29, 2018
bullet bullet Fees: 1500, plus College fees, plus Flight
(price approx., dependent on Euro exchange rate)
bullet bullet Sign up: Reserve a spot with a $200.00 non-refundable deposit
Payment in full due May 2018;
Fill out the application forms and waivers here
bullet bullet Included: Accommodations with a Spanish host family
Two meals per day
Language classes at the Giralda Center Spanish House
Class materials
Medical Insurance
bullet bullet Not Included: Roundtrip air and ground transportation from the US to Seville
US airport/customs fees and departure taxes
Gavilan College tuition and fees: $46 per Unit, plus $19 Gavilan College Fee
bullet bullet Flights: Students book their own flights
bullet bullet Living Arrangements: Students live with local families in their homes
Accommodations are double occupancy
Two daily meals are included
Host family name, address, phone, map TBD
bullet bullet Classes: 5 hours daily (2 hours grammar, 2 hours conversation, 1 hour culture)
The culture sessions may be combined with Flamenco lessons
bullet bullet Free School Activities: Welcome party, Farewell Party
Theater workshop, Spanish movies
Discussion sessions about current events
Information sessions preceding all activities and excursions
bullet bullet Optional Weekend Excursions: Affordable weekend excursions to famous and historical cities outside of Seville will be posted at the school. Students may sign up and join others from around the world on these exiting trips

... pictures ... pictures ... pictures ...

click here for the 2009 , 2011 slide shows

click for a video of the 2015 trip:

Seville 2015

Click on the images below to learn more about Seville and the Giralda Center.

Andalucia  Giralda Center  Andalucia


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