Programs in Seville, Spain

Spanish Studies Program

Upcoming Spanish Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Spanish Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$12,700

2015 Seville Spanish Studies Spring Semester plus January Term

Jan 3, 2015 - May 13, 2015 View Program CalendarView Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$16,400

2015 Seville Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Late August - Mid-December
May 15, 2015
$13,500

2015-2016 Seville Spanish Studies Academic Year

Late August 2015 - Mid May 2016
May 15, 2015
$25,600

2015-2016 Seville Spanish Studies Academic Year plus January Term

Late August 2015-Mid May2016
May 15, 2015
$29,500

Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Southern Spain through the Intermediate & Advanced Spanish Studies program in Seville. This program offers students a variety of course options at the Center's historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. Intermediate & Advanced Spanish Studies is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

All Spanish Studies courses are specifically designed to enhance your understanding of modern Spain while you immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture. The program is tailored to help students fulfill requirements needed for Spanish, international studies, business, education and other majors. In addition to living in a Spanish home, cultural events and social activities enhance the cultural element of your experience. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes are held in our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
  • After the intensive period, classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 12 - 18 semester credits

Requirements:

  • One semester of intermediate college-level Spanish or heritage speaker
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required

Options for experiential learning:

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified native professors at the Center in downtown Seville.

Accommodations:

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residencia*.

*Residencia spaces are limited and students with special health and dietary needs have first priority

Integrated Studies Program

Upcoming Integrated Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Integrated Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$13,450

2015 Seville Integrated Studies Fall Semester

Late August - Late December 2015
May 15, 2015
$14,300

2015-2016 Seville Integrated Studies Academic Year

Late August - Mid May 2016
May 15, 2015
$26,400

2015 Seville Integrated Studies Spring Semester plus January Term

Jan 3, 2015 - Jun 5, 2015 View Program CalendarView Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$17,150

2015-2016 Seville Integrated Studies Academic Year plus January Term

Late August 2015-Mid May 2016
May 15, 2015
$30,300

The Integrated Studies program offers students the best combination of cultural preparation, specially designed courses, and guided direct enrollment at local universities. Designed for the advanced student that has completed two semesters of advanced college Spanish, students combine study at the Spanish Studies Abroad Center with courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

At the Center you immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture through courses specially designed for non-Spanish students, while fulfilling the requirements needed for Spanish, international studies, business, education and other majors. In addition to living in a Spanish home, you are given the opportunity to participate in a full array of study tours, cultural events, and social activities. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of the staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc.

In addition to your regular classes at the Center, you also take one to three courses at one of Seville's well-known universities - Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Students choose courses from the universities' many disciplines, including humanities, science and technology, social science and justice, health science, and education. Since you are enrolled in a course at the university, you enjoy the benefits of the resources and clubs offered at the university, with many opportunities to interact with local Spanish students.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Fall, Spring, or Academic Year Programs
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language and culture period (Monday-Friday)
  • After the intensive period, students take 1-3 courses at the Center in Seville, as well as 1-3 courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, while university course schedules are determined by the institution.
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 14-18 semester credits
  • 12-15 hours of tutoring

Requirements:

  • The completion of two semesters of advanced college-level Spanish or the equivalent, and/or heritage speakers of Spanish
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students. For more information on courses available at the Universidad de Sevilla or the Universidad de Pablo de Olavide, please consult our Recommended Course Guide for the Integrated Program.

Accommodation

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residencia*

*Residencia spaces are limited and students with special health and dietary needs have first priority

International Studies Program

Upcoming International Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville International Studies at University of Seville Spring Semester

Jan 29, 2015 - May 9, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$11,000

2015 Seville International Studies at Pablo de Olavide University Spring Semester

Jan 24, 2015 - May 23, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$11,600

2015 Seville International Studies at University of Seville Fall Semester

September - December
May 15, 2015
$11,300

2015 Seville International Studies at Pablo de Olavide University Fall Semester

September- December
May 15, 2015
$11,900

Experience Seville, Spain with the International Studies Program in English. This program offers students with little or no previous background in Spanish, the opportunity to take courses in English and Spanish at a local Spanish university. With the support of a Resident Director, students enroll in a variety of content courses, specially designed for international students. The program includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions.

Spanish Studies Abroad offers two university options for the International Studies Program in English: University of Seville or Pablo de Olavide University. For more information on these universities, please visit here.

Why choose this program?

  • Take classes in English or Spanish at a local Spanish University
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Opportunities to volunteer in local organizations
  • All students enroll in a mandatory Spanish language class and a 1-credit SPAN 343: Cultural Realities of Spain course
  • Classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 13-16 semester credits

Requirements:

  • 2.75 overall GPA for the University of Seville, and 2.9 for Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • No previous Spanish coursework required

Courses

All courses are taught in English or Spanish by highly qualified and experienced professors

Accommodations:

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residencia*.

*Residencia spaces are limited and students with special health and dietary needs have first priority

Summer Terms Program

Upcoming Summer Terms Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Summer Term 1

May 30, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$4,100

2015 Seville Summer Term 2

Jun 27, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$4,100

2015 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2

May 30, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$7,100

2015 Seville Summer Term 1 plus May Term

May 13, 2015 - Jun 20, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$6,525

2015 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 13, 2015 - Jul 18, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$9,525

The Summer program comprises two 3 1/2 week terms offering an intensive academic experience with a rich cultural component. Students live in Spanish homes and participate in a full array of study tours, cultural events, and social activities. An oral and written Spanish language placement test is given during orientation each to enable students to work at his or her level of proficiency. The Director uses this test in conjunction with the student's previous experience to advise which course best suits their individual needs.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced level courses available
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 60 contact hours
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 4-6 credits per term
  • Graduate credit is available for certain courses; contact the U.S. office for further details.
  • Prerequisite for Elementary Courses:
    There is no requirement for 101S; for 102S the prerequisite is the completion of the first semester of elementary Spanish at the college level, or the equivalent.
  • Prerequisite for Intermediate Courses:
    Two semesters or the completion of elementary college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • Prerequisite for Advanced courses:
    4 semesters or the completion of intermediate college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • Some courses may have additional prerequisites

EDUCATION COURSES

During Summer Term 1, Spanish Studies offers The Pschology of Learning a Second Language, taught in English by the esteemed educational scholar and psychologist, Dr. Frank Castrillón. In this course students acquire tools to identify the psychological aspects that facilitate and sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language. Graduate credit is available for this course (see Graduate Credit Options for details). Students who enroll in this course are encouraged to apply for the Practicum in Education.

The Practicum in Education, offered during Summer Term 2, is an educational internship in which students earn 4 semester credits and acquire hands-on teaching experience. Students work as Teacher’s Assistants and teach English to Spanish children aged 4 to 12 enrolled the Playschool program at the Center. Former or current Spanish Studies students, as well as those applying to a Summer Term are eligible to apply for the Practicum.

Also, during Summer Term 2, Spanish Studies offers a summer course specifically designed for teachers of Spanish as a second language and university students preparing to teach, called "Seminar for Teachers of Spanish: Culture in the Classroom." In this course, students focus on creating methods and materials to develop communicative competence in their students and introduce the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish to their classroom. Graduate credit is available for this course (see Graduate Credit Options for details).

HEALTH AND BUSINESS COURSES

During Summer Term 1, Spanish Studies offers two professional development courses in business and health:

INTERNSHIPS

In addition to summer study options, students may also participate in an 8-week internship or service learning program during a summer in Alicante. Please visit our Summer Internships and Service Learning pages for more information on this unique opportunity.

Courses

All courses (with the exception of The Psychology of Learning a Second Language) are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.

Accommodation

All students live with local host families.

Internships and Service Learning Program

Upcoming Internships and Service Learning Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Service Learning Summer Terms 1 & 2

May 30, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
$5,500

2015 Seville Service Learning Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 13, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$7,925

2015 Seville Internship Summer Terms 1 & 2

May 30, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
$5,500

2015 Seville Internship Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 13, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
$7,925

2015 Seville Service Learning Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$10,800

2015 Seville Internship Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$10,800

2015 Seville Service Learning Fall Semester

End August - Mid December
May 15, 2015
$10,800

Semester and summer-long internships allow you to gain professional experience while improving your Spanish. Internships and service learning opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture.

When applying for an internship or service learning project, you have the benefit of specifying what you would like your internship to look like. Spanish Studies will strive to match you with the best available placement to help you integrate into sevillano work culture.

Internships focus upon practical experience in a local business, while service learning projects focus on engagement in the local culture through community service in a local organization. The curricula of the Seville Internship programs are centered around your individual work experience. Complementary courses help you to work through the linguistic and cultural challenges you may run into while in the field.

Fields of Placement:

Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.

Some fields you may want to think of when applying:

  • Animal Science/Horses
  • Communications
  • Community Service
  • Education
  • Health Services
  • International Business
  • Information Technology/ Graphic Design
  • Museums and Cultural Centers/Fine Art
  • Physical Therapy
  • Political Science
  • Public Relations
  • Social Work
  • Tourism

Program Features:

  • Opportunity to gain professional experience abroad
  • Language courses and cultural guidance to support your placement
  • Homestays or student residencias
  • Local speaking partners
  • All inclusive day and overnight travel excursions
  • On-Site Resident Director, Housing Coordinator, Computer Technician, and Activities Coordinator

Eligibility:

  • Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish; two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required. Exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty
  • A written application for an internship or service learning must be approved by your home institution and received no later than the program application deadline.

To apply to the Internship/Service Learning program click here: apply online
For more information or if you have questions, please contact the Amherst Office: info@spanishstudies.org or (413) 256-0011.

May Term Program

Upcoming May Term Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville May Intensive Language Term

May 13, 2015 - May 30, 2015
Apr 15, 2015
$2,650

Offering intensive language courses at all levels, this 2 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or as a preparation for the Summer Term.

The May Intensive Term with Spanish Studies in Seville is an excellent opportunity to boost your Spanish skills and experience the culture and beauty of this charming and historic Spanish city. This term is ideal for students who want to get a head start on their language skills in order to further improve in the summer term or for those who are looking for a short-term program focusing on a language and cultural immersion.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 45 contact hours
  • Average class size: 10 students
  • 3 semester credits
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • 3.0 overall GPA for beginner level students

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.

Accommodation

All students live with local host families.

January Term Program

Upcoming January Term Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville January Term

Jan 3, 2015 - Jan 24, 2015 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$4,100

Offering intensive language work at both the intermediate and advanced levels, this 3 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or as preparation for the Spring Semester Program.

It is ideal for students who have been away from the study of Spanish for some time, or want additional language preparation before entering the Advanced Spanish Studies or Integrated/Semi-Integrated Spanish Studies with Local Students programs. Successful completion of SPAN 204J in the January Term permits students to continue in the Spring Intermediate & Advanced Spanish Studies program.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 60 contact hours
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 4 semester credits
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required
  • Note specific prerequisites for each course

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.

Accommodation

All student live with local host families.

Intensive Language Study Quarter Program

Upcoming Intensive Language Study Quarter Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Intensive Language Study Quarter Program Spring Semester

Jan 2, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015
Nov 15, 2014
$8,600

Spanish Studies Abroad offers program options in Seville for those students that are on the quarter system. Students enroll in two intensive language courses and compliment their studies by pursuing an Independent Research Project (IRP). Courses are taught at our

Language and Internship Quarter Program

Upcoming Language and Internship Quarter Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Language and Internship Quarter Program Spring Semester

Jan 2, 2015 - Mar 21, 2015 View Program Calendar
Nov 15, 2014
$8,600

Spanish Studies Abroad offers program options in Seville for those students that are on the quarter system. Students enroll in one intensive language course and gain valuable work experience pursuing an internship in the field of their choice. Internship opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture. Language courses are taught at our Centers historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. In addition to living in a Spanish home, cultural events and social activities enhance the cultural element of your experience. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community.

Why choose this program?

  • Ideal for students on the Quarter/Trimester system
  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes are held in our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • Opportunity to gain professional experience abroad
  • Complete 4 semester credits of Spanish language
  • Internship in a variety of fields for 6 credits
  • Earn 10 semester credits total

Requirements:

  • Completion of one semester of advanced college-level Spanish or equivalent
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework required

Courses

All courses are taught in Spanish by highly qualified native professors at the Center in downtown Seville.

Internship Placement

Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.

Accommodations:

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residencia*.

*Residencia spaces are limited and students with special health and dietary needs have first priority

Practicum in Education Program

Upcoming Practicum in Education Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Term 2

Jun 18, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$2,500

2015 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Terms 1 & 2

May 30, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$4,560

2015 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 13, 2015 - Jul 25, 2015 View Program Calendar
Apr 15, 2015
$6,985

The Practicum in Education offers students with an interest in teaching and Spanish the chance to gain valuable professional experience over the course of a summer in Seville, Spain. Students enrolled in the Practicum work as Teacher’s Assistants in the Center's Playschool program for Spanish children aged four to twelve. In addition to receiving formal instruction in English, the children learn about the U.S. culture through arts & crafts, technology, games and theme week activities. In this 180-hour, four-credit internship, Teacher’s Assistants combine the study of language-acquisition theory with teaching methodology while developing important cultural perspectives on the field of education.

Practicum Contact Hours

The contact hours are divided in the following way:

Structured Field Experience: 125 hours in the classroom
Second Language Acquisition Study: 25 hours of individual study

  • 15 hours focused on the issues in first- and second-language acquisition that are most relevant to children
  • 10 hours dedicated to the planning and preparation of learning and creative activities in coordination with Playschool staff.

Practicum Options

You may apply to just the 5-week practicum, however, many students choose to combine the Practicum with the Summer Term 1 and/or May Term. In addition to the academic benefits, the additional time allows students time to settle into Seville before taking on the Practicum responsibilities and interacting with Spanish students, making them more qualified teachers. Also, Spanish Studies Abroad provides a special tuition waiver and an extra week of room and board, free of charge, for students who enroll in both summer terms, making this unique internship a financially viable option for study abroad.

Practicum in Education (5 weeks, 4 credits)

The practicum dates align with Summer Term 2. Students work in the Playschool for 180 internship hours to earn four credits.

Practicum + Summer Term 1 (8 weeks, 8 credits)

Students that wish to boost their Spanish or earn more credit over the summer may opt to enroll in the Summer Term 1 prior to beginning the Practicum. Students will take a Spanish language or culture course for four credits. The course The Psychology of Learning a Second Language is recommended for students who will enroll in the Practicum.

Practicum + Summer Term 1 + May Term (10.5 weeks, 11 credits)

Students may combine the Summer Term 1 and the Practicum with an additional three credits of intensive language study during the 2.5-week May term. This combination provides students with the opportunity to a minimum of 11 credits over the summer and will better prepare them for their work in the playschool classroom.

Note: Students may also enroll in optional "Living the Culture" courses, each bearing one credit. Click here for details.

SELECTION CRITERIA

The ideal candidate is a student with a strong interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of language acquisition. To qualify, applicants should meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Working knowledge of Spanish preferred
  • Coursework in the field of education
  • Experience working with children, especially through teaching
  • Skills in leadership, communication, organization and problem-solving
  • Responsibility and dedication

APPLYING TO THE PRACTICUM

To apply, student must complete both the general Spanish Studies Application and the specific Practicum in Education Application. See instructions below.

Complete an Online Application for a Seville Practicum in Education Summer Program.

Practicum assignments are limited. Acceptance decisions will be made by on a rolling basis. Late applications may be considered.

Business and Spanish Studies Program

Upcoming Business and Spanish Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Business and Spanish Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$12,700

2015 Seville Business and Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Late Aug - December
May 15, 2015
$13,500

Designed for the student majoring in Business, this program is specially tailored to incorporate Business-focused courses, and other business related activities as part of the study abroad program in Seville, Spain.

This program offers students a variety of content course options taught at our Center - a historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc. All courses are taught by native professors in downtown Seville. Business & Spanish Studies Program is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Program Highlights

  • 3-4 credit Internship in Business
  • Variety of business courses offered at our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • For very advanced students the opportunity to enroll in Business courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Earn up to 8 credits in Spanish language
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 12-18 semester credits
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Media and Spanish Studies Program

Upcoming Media and Spanish Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Media Studies and Spanish Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$12,700

2015 Seville Media Studies and Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Late Aug - December
May 15, 2015
$13,500

Designed for the student majoring in Media or Communications Studies, this program is specially tailored to incorporate Media-focused courses and media related activities as part of the study abroad program in Seville, Spain.

This program offers students a variety of content course options taught at our Center - a historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc. All courses are taught by native professors in downtown Seville. Media Studies & Spanish Studies Program is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Program Highlights

  • Option for Audio Visual Project: research project in Media or Film with specialized professor in field
  • Internship in Media/Communication Studies
  • Media/Communication/Film courses offered at our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • For very advanced students the opportunity to enroll in additional Media/Communication courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Earn up to 8 credits in Spanish language
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 12-18 semester credits
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Health Science and Spanish Studies Program

Upcoming Health Science and Spanish Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Health Sciences and Spanish Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$12,700

2015 Seville Health Sciences and Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Late Aug - December
May 15, 2015
$13,500

Designed for the student majoring in Health Sciences, this program is specially tailored to incorporate Health Science focused courses and components as part of the study abroad program in Seville, Spain.

This program offers students a variety of content course options taught at our Center - a historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc. All courses are taught by native professors in downtown Seville. Health Sciences & Spanish Studies Program is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Program Highlights

  • Complete a Health Science internship at a local organization/clinic
  • Spanish for the Health Professional course offered at our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • For very advanced students the opportunity to enroll in health science courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Earn up to 8 credits in Spanish language
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 12-18 semester credits
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Education and Spanish Studies Program

Upcoming Education and Spanish Studies Programs in Seville, Spain

2015 Seville Education and Spanish Studies Spring Semester

Feb 2, 2015 - May 13, 2015
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$12,700

2015 Seville Education and Spanish Studies Fall Semester

Late Aug - December
May 15, 2015
$13,500

Designed for the student majoring in Education, this program is specially tailored to incorporate Education-focused courses, student teaching, tutoring and other education related activities as part of the study abroad program in Seville, Spain.

This program offers students a variety of content course options taught at our Center - a historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc. All courses are taught by native professors in downtown Seville. Education & Spanish Studies Program is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Program Highlights

  • Complete an Education Practicum at a local school
  • Tutor Spanish children
  • Variety of education courses offered at our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
  • For high advanced students the opportunity to enroll in education courses at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Earn up to 8 credits in Spanish language
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
  • Average class size: 10-12
  • 12-18 semester credits
  • Volunteer Opportunities

Cultural Information

Population: 710,000

Region: Andalucía

Currency: Euro

Famous for: Moorish palaces, Catedral de Sevilla, Flamenco, Bull fighting

Andalucía’s capital is a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. Its temperate climate and rich cultural life embodies the spirit of traditional southern Spanish culture, from flamenco to bullfighting, to winding ancient cobblestone streets.

Spanish Daily Routine:

Breakfast/Desayuno is not a major meal, consisting of small amount of food and is generally eaten early in the morning.

Lunch/Almuerzo is the biggest and most important meal of the day and is generally eaten between 2:00 and 4:00PM.

Dinner/Cena is a small meal, although more substantial than breakfast and is generally served between 9:00 and 10:00 PM.

Siesta is a time to rest. It starts around 1:30 PM when all the shops begin to close, and lasts until 5:00 PM. Almost all shops are closed during siesta while Spaniards may sleep or watch TV, leaving you no choice but to also relax.

Traditional Spanish Dishes:

Paella is a rice dish commonly mixed with a variation of seafood, meat, vegetables, and beans.

Tortilla is a dense omelet full of fried potatoes (sometimes onions or another vegetable as well).

Jamón Serrano is a salted, cured ham that is sliced thin and is typically served either on its own or in a bocadillo (sandwich).

Vegetarians/Vegans:

Spanish culture is not particularly vegetarian/vegan friendly due to the importance of ham and other pork products in their diet. While the salads may not be filling, Spain offers delicious breads, cheeses, and vegetables dishes.

How to Dress in Spain:

Most Spanish people dress up more than the average American. Young men wear jeans and t-shirts or soccer jerseys, but you’ll also see men wearing nice pants and shoes. Women generally wear very feminine clothing.

To fit in with your surroundings, avoid wearing grubby jeans, sweatshirts, and sneakers. Nice, fitted clothing is what most people wear.

Life Outside the Classroom:

Spanish people tend to be very friendly and open. However, you will need to make an effort to introduce yourself. Some of the best ways to do so are by signing up for a local speaking partner, attending Spanish Studies cultural activities, or by going to the places Spanish students hang out.

Spanish Studies Abroad wants you to have fun while studying abroad; however, you are expected to meet all of your academic responsibilities. Spanish nightlife is probably unlike the social scene you have experienced in the U.S. The Spanish often plan to go out at midnight or later, which is just the start of the evening. Many friends you meet will stay out until six or seven in the morning, then go straight to breakfast, and rest during siesta.

Excursions

Spanish Studies programs feature all-inclusive study visits with accommodations, meals, entrance fees and expert professors and guides. Site visit destinations vary according to program.

Local study visits may include:

  • Museo de Bellas Artes, a fine arts museum converted from a 15th-century convent
  • Archivo de Indias, home to centuries of historical documents that chronicle Spain's role in the Americas
  • Itálica, a vestige of the Roman Empire in Southern Spain
  • Seville's principal monuments, such as the catedral and the Alcázar, a 10th-century Moorish Palace
  • Art exhibits, concerts and evenings at the theater

Day and Overnight Excursions may include:

  • Roman, Muslim, and Jewish monuments in Córdoba, Mérida Cáceres
  • The monastary of La Rábida, where Columbus planned his first voyage to the Americas
  • The great Hispano-Muslim monuments of Granada at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountains

Additionally, Spanish Studies organizes Optional Leisure Activities (OLA) and cultural events such as bullfights at the Real Maestranza, performances at the Teatro de la Maestranza, and weekend trips. You can see the Center's Activities Calendars by semester of both included and optional activities.

Sample Summer Activities Calendar
Sample Fall Activities Calendar
Sample Spring Activities Calendar

EDUTRAVEL: OPTIONAL TRAVEL OPPORTUNITIES

Spanish Studies Abroad offers cultural trips to Spanish cities and other European destinations to students to complement their studies in Spain. Near the start of your program, you will receive cost and destination information from the Seville Office regarding trips available during your program. You can sign up for these trips online before departure or once you arrive in Spain.

Previous trips have been organized to the Algarve Coast in Portugal, Morocco, Barcelona, Paris, Rome, among other destinations. For more information, visit www.travelexperiences.es

Housing Information

Homestay

Your Spanish home or student residence will be the focal point of your social experience– where you will sleep, eat, study, and relax. A homestay gives you a unique insight into Spanish culture by allowing you to become part of a Spanish family.

Your homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room. Special dietary or housing accommodations may be made, but may require an additional fee. To ensure that your home will provide a warm and tranquil atmosphere, one conducive to learning, Spanish Studies Abroad staff discusses norms and policies with hosts and regularly inspects the homes.