Prior to their departure students will receive a lengthy and detailed pre-departure online orientation which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Spain. Although the on-site orientation will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Sevilla, the online orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Spain. It will cover topics such as: culture, housing, budgeting, cell phones, food, the university, and numerous other details. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Sevilla Site Specialist with any questions.
All students will fly into Madrid where they will be met by the resident staff and the other ISA students for several excursions and an on-site orientation. The ISA staff will provide you with a brief introduction to Spain's history and culture, while also letting you know what to expect regarding living with a host family, taking classes at a Spanish university, and adjusting to life in Spain. After the initial excursions, you will depart for Sevilla and move into your housing. You will then be given time to orient yourself within the city, while registering for courses at one of the universities, prior to beginning classes.