Short Term Programs in Seville, Spain

If you can’t get away for a full semester, short-term programs are the best option. Courses offered at all levels of Spanish, in most disciplines: general Spanish language, Spanish for the professions, literature and history, business and economics, education and health sciences, social sciences, and more. We offer January, May, and/or Summer Terms.

Summer Terms Program

Upcoming Summer Terms Programs in Seville, Spain

2018 Seville Summer Term 1

Jun 1, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$4,500

2018 Seville Summer Term 2

Jun 29, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$4,500

2018 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2

Jun 1, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$7,800

2018 Seville Summer Term 1 plus May Term

May 14, 2018 - Jun 23, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$7,500

2018 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 14, 2018 - Jul 21, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$10,800

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:
    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 overall GPA required
  • Some courses may have additional prerequisites

EDUCATION COURSES

During Summer Term 1, Spanish Studies offers The Psychology 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 Seville. 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.

Costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Double occupancy room & full board
  • Laundry
  • Local study visits & cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health Insurance
  • Spanish Studies transcript
  • Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

May Term Program

Upcoming May Term Programs in Seville, Spain

2018 Seville May Term

May 14, 2018 - May 31, 2018 View Program Calendar
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$3,200

Offering intensive language courses at all levels, this 2 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or in 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 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 overall GPA

Courses

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

Accommodation

All students live with local host families.

Costs Include

  • Tuition
  • Double occupancy room & full board
  • Laundry
  • Local study visits & cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health Insurance
  • Spanish Studies Abroad transcript
  • Support of onsite Spanish Studies staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact us for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

January Term Program

Upcoming January Term Programs in Seville, Spain

2019 Seville January Term

Jan 2019-Jan 2019
Oct 15, 2018
$4,500

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 Spanish Studies or Integrated Studies programs. Successful completion of SPAN 204J in the January Term permits students to continue in the Spring 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
  • Earn 4 semester credits
  • 3.0 overall GPA and completion of 2 semesters college Spanish
  • Note: specific courses may have additional prerequisites

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.

Costs Include

  • Tuition
  • Double occupancy room & full board
  • Laundry
  • Local study visits & cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health Insurance
  • Spanish Studies transcript
  • Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Practicum in Education - Summer Program

Upcoming Practicum in Education - Summer Programs in Seville, Spain

2018 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Terms 1 & 2

Jun 1, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$5,100

2018 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Term 2

Jun 21, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$2,900

2018 Seville Practicum in Education Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

May 14, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018 View Program Calendar
Application Deadline has passed. Please contact us to start an application.
$8,100

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 our Center's "Playschool" program for Spanish children aged four to twelve.

Playschool is a 5-week language immersion program in an urban summer camp setting. Playschool students attend an hour of English class each day, but the goal is for Playschool students to learn through context-rich activities and routines that happen throughout the day. These include theater, cooking, science experiments, field trips, and more. In fact, much of the learning happens outside of the class, as students naturally acquire the language from the English immersion setting.

Practicum students who will work with these children will participate in all the activities the teachers do:

  • Prepare small activities during class time (such as ones that reinforce a grammar point or vocabulary set)
  • Aid with classroom management
  • Assist with crafts and manual activities
  • Help with preparation and clean up
Keep in mind that this is not a "theory only" practicum: it is an opportunity to get real life experience working with children both in and out of the classroom setting. It gives you the chance to see various learning methods applied within an immersive setting, from project based learning to context rich class time.

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:

  • 3.0 overall GPA required
  • 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.

Costs include:

  • Tuition
  • Double occupancy room & full board
  • Laundry
  • Local study visits & cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health Insurance
  • Spanish Studies transcript
  • Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

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

*There are no overnight excursions in any of the short term programs.

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 Fall Activities Calendar
Sample Spring Activities Calendar

 

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.