Considered to be the cultural, historical and economic capital of southern Spain, Seville's tremendous wealth of history and its confluence of Christian and Muslim cultural influence make it one of the most unique and enchanting cities in Europe.
During their time in Seville, students will stay in the Albergue Inturjoven residence, a government-managed facility that dedicates a portion of its space to university students and other academic groups. Located in the residential Reina Mercedes neighborhood of the city, and directly off of the famous Paseo de la Palmera, the Inturjoven residence provides students with all of the amenities expected as part of the St. John's Global Studies experience, including:
- Bilingual staff, including the 24/7 staff of the residence, as well as SJU-dedicated security and residence assistance overnight, to ensure you're fully supported.
- Double and triple-occupancy rooms, each with its own bathroom
- Individual room air conditioning units
- Free Wi-Fi on a St. John's private network
- 24 hour reception
- Weekly room cleaning
- Coin-operated laundry
Please click here to learn about the semester program and food page, covered by the program fee.
Classes will be typically held at the Inturjoven residence, although they may also take place at the University of Seville’s Reina Mercedes Campus, located just a 5-10 minute walk from the residence. The University of Seville is one of the top educational institutions in Europe, with a history that dates back to the 16th century and a reputation as one of the major centers of Spanish culture. The university has been historically influential in both political and ecclesiastical matters throughout the region.
Other highlights of the city include its lavish Holy Week celebrations, colorful history as a hotbed for flamenco clubs and its wealth of academic and historical resources, such as the Archivo General de Indias, the world's largest compendium of historical archives documenting the history of the Spanish empire in the Americas and the Phillippines.
The Albergue Inturjoven residence is located at:
Isaac Peral, 2
41012 Sevilla, Spain
For more information on the city of Seville, visit the Lonely Planet Web site.