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SIHS in Spain

June 23 - July 26, 2014

With additional 4-week internship opportunities

Travel to Nerja, Granada, Sevilla, Córdoba, Toledo, Madrid, Segovia, Ávila, Salamanca for Orientation
Courses and field trips will take place in León, Asturias, Cantabria and Galicia

 

The Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies (SIHS), in cooperation with the Universidad de León, is pleased to announce the 2014 session of a special five week summer program of study in Spanish language, literature, art and culture. Following the classical pedagogical philosophy and practice of "utile et dulce," the SIHS has for the last twenty-two years attracted superior students from the most prestigious American colleges and universities. These outstanding participants are the Program's greatest asset.

75% of our alumnae, (64%) and alumni (36%) are from Yale (30%) Princeton (29%), Hamilton (9%) and Harvard (7%); 15% more are from Holy Cross, Washington & Lee, Amherst, Carleton, Williams, Stanford, Bucknell, Grinnell, and Swarthmore; the remaining 10% are from other prime American colleges and universities.

In 2010, at the suggestion of our Advisory Board and of the institutions that regularly send students to SIHS, we successfully started an additional 4-week internship program for students with superior command of the Spanish language at the end of SIHS, as an opportunity to practice what they have learned and to experience on their own Spanish labor and/or culture in a variety of fields

 


León's Cathedral

The SIHS was founded in 1992 by the Directors of the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain to be an independently operated academic and cultural program,.  SIHS is open to undergraduates (and others with special arrangements), who pursue true understanding through the learning and acquisition of another language and culture as the best means to know yourself.  The primary goal of the SIHS is to immerse students into a Spanish-speaking environment and integrate them as fully as possible into Spanish life and culture.

 


St. Isidoro's Royal Pantheon in León

 The SIHS is not geared to individuals who want to go to Spain simply as mindless, fun-seeking tourists, but towards, responsible, inquisitive, college and university students who want to learn in an academic setting, be immersed in a different culture, and communicate constantly in Spanish. To this kind of participant, the SIHS promises both the enjoyment and intellectual experience of a lifetime.


SIHS '05 Camino de Santiago