Hamilton College is a private liberal arts college in Clinton, New York, United States. It was founded in 1793 and it is one of the "Little Ivies," ranked 18th in the country among National Liberal Arts Colleges. The academic year in Spain is organized by The Department of Hispanic Studies at Hamilton College, in cooperation with faculty members of Williams and Swarthmore Colleges. It is a hybrid program, offering small liberal arts-oriented classes and the chance to enroll directly in the Madrid University system. Students are also strongly encouraged to participate in the professional... See full description.
The SIHS was established in 1992 by the Directors of the Hamilton College Academic Year in Spain with the purpose to be an independently operated academic and cultural program. The principal aim 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 program attracts college and university students, who wish to gain an understanding of a different culture and its language. The program is organized in collaboration with the Universidad de León, has a strict adherence to a Spanish-only rule (for which... See full description.