01 What is the advantage of visiting SG Sevilla? 02 What are the passport requirements for Spain?
03 What are the student/staff ratios for supervision and classes? 04 Can I do a reconnaissance visit and what does it involve?
05 What is not included? 06 Are the accommodation and food arrangements convenient and flexible? 07 What is the public transport like in Sevilla?
08 Do I receive tutor guidance and help? 09 What tips do you suggest for the climate? 10 What shall I bring as a Kit List?
11 Will I have WiFi access and are adapters needed? 12 Can I arrange extra classes or services once I arrive? • Additional Information
01 What is the advantage of visiting SG Sevilla?
- Low-cost, no agency fees for the SG programmes
- Direct flights from London and many other cities
- Safe, friendly environment for all ages
- Easier supervision and learning convenience than bigger cities
- SG has a dedicated Accommodation representative plus 24 hour Contact and Interpretation support
- SG specialist experience in language provision with public and private sector schools that commercial education tour operators do not have.
- 24 hour local support by resident Sevillanos who know their city
- Tailor-made programmes to meet your needs
- Options of work experience or/and industry visits
- Commitment to client Loyalty and Education Partnership and sustainable education development, not just one-off product selling
- Full service guarantee
- Accreditation support and certification
02 What are the passport requirements for Spain?
- A valid, current passport must be held for entry to and exit from Spain. You should ensure that your passport is valid for the proposed period of your stay with an additional safety period for return to your home country.
- For groups, all pupils’ passports should be checked in considerable advance to verify their validity and whether or not each travel document is valid for travel and return.
- For supervised school groups of children aged under 16, enquire at your Passport Office for the terms and schedule for obtaining a Group Passport for your specific visit.
- If visas are required please check if there is a processing time, the cost and terms via the Spanish Embassy.
03 What are the student/staff ratios for supervision and classes?
Classes for individuals will have a maximum of 10 pupils.
For Group Supervision SG recommends you travel with sufficient Accompanying Tutors to meet your learners’ age, gender and learning needs. An estimate is one tutor to 10 students aged 16 or over.
04 Can I do a reconnaissance or inspection visit and what does it involve?
- Any individual is welcome to drop in.
- Group Leader representatives can make an appointment for a two-day visit to SG Centres, city facilities and introductions to associate schools or colleges and their students.
For a reconnaissance visit you book your own flights and accommodation. You can request our accommodation support for suitable locations.
05 What is not included in the price?
Your flight booking is not included. For your convenience, you can choose your flight carrier or use the excellent booking services of The Travel Adventure Company, SG recommends them as they are experienced in school and group bookings plus individual requirements at a very reasonable rate, thus saving you time and administration. This agent will require passenger names, early flight booking means less cost for you. In your home city you arrange your own transfer to and from your local airport. At Sevilla Airport, the SG representatives accompany you and return you by Airport Transfer service to and from your accommodation provider.
Insurance is not included as schools usually have their own policy and individuals like to choose their own option. SG has insurance for its facilities and transport services. E.U. Health Card covers European citizens for temporary access to comprehensive Spanish public health services.
Our school, SG, offers excursions to other cities, sports and social activities to our students. The ticket prices or transport is not included in the courses.
06 Are the accommodation and food arrangements flexible?
Yes. You have a choice of pre-booked hotel, hostal, home stay, self-catering apartments or dormitory halls of residence. On Request a Quote page you can choose B&B, half-board breakfast and evening meal or full-board with breakfast, picnic lunch and evening meal. Normally with a three-month advance booking hotels can provide your group accommodation in one facility, separate rooms for males and females. For large groups or in busy periods we may offer two accommodation locations close to each other with the same quality of service. We sometimes recommend you request SG to reserve breakfast and evening meals at a nice Spanish café close to your accommodation to save on cost, for the cultural experience and to allow for group monitoring. For school groups it is important the Group Leader tells us of any specific dietary needs, such as vegetarian, religious requirements or other needs, so we can make appropriate food bookings.
07 What is the transport like in Sevilla?
Bus, metro, coach and rail services are excellent in Sevilla, and are not expensive. Buses run to and from SG centres, attractions and all services are frequent. Sevilla has a Metro and and city-centre tram line. Bus passes can be used on the tram. Taxis are cheap and always provide receipts on request. In late evenings the bus frequency is reduced. Intercity public coaches are very punctual, reliable and are available from two central bus stations in Sevilla. Rail services also offer comfortable journeys to popular destinations. SG has a School mini-bus for airport transfers and pre-booked excursions plus an approved coach operator service. Subject to your insurance, we can arrange small group bicycle tours of lesser-known Sevillan sights and with a Spanish/English speaking guide. At Sevilla’s central canal and river, where clipper ships set sail to explore the Americas, you can take scenic boat trips.
08 Do I receive tutor guidance and help?
Yes. Clients receive administrative support and visa guidance. Learners receive support from teachers to match their level and assistance with adjustments or linguistic difficulties. SG liaises with you and with Group Leaders, your accommodation providers and tour guides to make you stay enjoyable. SG can offer modules for individuals, professionals and groups on European Dimension and Erasmus Development, work experience, social opportunities to meet friends and career enhancement.
09 What tips do you suggest for the climate?
Depending on the time of year when you visit you can expect sunshine everyday with occasional rain showers during a few days of December and February. Temperatures can reach up to 48 degrees from May onwards so carry a bottle of water. SG and Sevilla are a one-hour trip from beautiful beaches. Bring sunblock, a hat plus evening jumper. For school groups it is important Group Leaders factor in rest periods for pupils as adaptation to travel and climate can be tiring.
10 What shall I bring as a Kit List?
Suitable clothes, bearing in mind flight baggage allowances. Comfortable shoes are essential for walking in the city centre and on trips. Sunblock. Group Leader First Aid Kit should include plasters, cream for minor scratches and a thermometer. Bring swimming gear and flip-flops for beach visit options. Europeans should bring their E.U. Health Card and all travellers should carry a photocopy of their passport, change currency in advance of arrival for convenience, a contact list and a Spanish dictionary app.
11 Is there WiFI Access and are adaptors needed?
Yes. There is WiFi access in each of our centres and in hotels, hostals and many public cafes. There is an internet café opposite Sevilla University, an historic building which is next to popular student cafes. Two-pin plug adapters are necessary for electrical items such as chargers, laptops and hair driers.
12 Can I arrange extra classes or services once I arrive?
Yes, You can arrange extra classes when you get the school. You can also arrange activities such as flamenco music or dance events, cookery or football. The school offers trips and events every week apart from the trips included in the programmes.
13 Additional Information
Please contact us via telephone or email if you have more quiestions. We would support you design a project with a provision reservation.
Before you or your group arrive at Sevilla, you may will make a spanish level test.
We offer additional social programs if you would like to learn more about Spain.
*If you need more information for planning your project in Sevilla or develop in european dimesion, please do not hesitate to contact us.