Welcome to Sweet Briar College Junior Year in Spain
Junior Year in Spain (JYS) is a coeducational, intercollegiate study abroad program sponsored by Sweet Briar College, Virginia, in Seville, Spain. Since its foundation in 1984, more than 1800 U.S. undergraduates have studied with Junior Year in Spain in semester- and year-long stays at the University of Seville, a prestigious 500-year-old institution of higher learning.
JYS has agreements with two schools at the University, the School of Geography and History (Facultad de Geografía e Historia) and the School of Philology (Facultad de Filología), which offer a variety of courses on Spanish history, culture, and language, some of them with a special focus on Andalusia or Seville.
The program's main goals are academic: improving the Spanish linguistic and cultural competency of our students, broadening their international perspective, and providing opportunities to expand their knowledge of the academic disciplines available to them through the University of Seville. We strive for excellence in teaching, a depth of cultural awareness, and personal rewards.
Because our program is committed to accommodating individual interests, we accept only a limited number of students. This small-group format creates a secure and supportive atmosphere for students and fosters lasting friendships.