SAFETY FIRST is our priority. Therefore, after Covid-19 forced cancelations in 2020 & 2021, SIHS 2023 will closely adhere to institutional study abroad policies as stated by American and Spanish colleges and universities, in accordance with American and Spanish governmental health regulations. SIHS 2023 requires all students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 before arriving to the Program in Spain on June 19, 2023. This will ensure our ability to offer our rich and varied activities under the safest health and safety protections. Religious or medical exceptions may apply showing appropriate documentation, but SIHS needs to fully comply with this vaccination requirement to meet local, national and international regulations.
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The Summer Institute of Hispanic Studies (SIHS), in cooperation with the Universidad de León, is pleased to announce the 2023 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 thirty years attracted superior students from the most prestigious American colleges and universities. These outstanding participants are the Program's greatest asset.
80% of our alumnae, (65%) and alumni (35%) are from Yale (36%) Princeton (22%), Harvard (15%), Hamilton (7%); 12% more are from Holy Cross, Washington & Lee, Amherst, Carleton, Williams, Stanford, Bucknell, Grinnell, and Swarthmore; the remaining 8% are from other 44 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
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.
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.