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Universities in Sevilla

Universidad de Sevilla

Some students relax in the gardens of the Faculty of Filología of the University of Sevilla.
Some students relax in the gardens of the Faculty of Filología of the University of Sevilla.

The Universidad de Sevilla is one of the oldest universities in Spain. Courses are held at an 18th-century building that was once a tobacco factory.

Th Universidad is a state institution under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Education and one of the largest universities in Spain, with an enrollment of over 75,000 students. The university grants undergraduate degrees as well as doctorates. ISA currently has agreements with three of the university's facultades (i.e. schools/faculties): The Facultad de Filología (Philology), the Facultad de Geografía e Historia (Geography and History), and the Facultad de Economía (Economics). The Faculty of Philology and the Faculty of Geography and History are housed in the university's central downtown complex, located next to the famous Plaza de España. The School of Economics is located within minutes of the downtown complex in one of the more modern sections of the university. The Universidad de Sevilla has four libraries available to all students: Dante Alighieri (the Library of Philology, History, and Geography), the Library of Manuals, the Art library, and the general library. In addition, each department has its own research facilities.


Our programs at the Universidad de Sevilla

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla

The Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) is a satellite campus of the central campus in Santander. It has increased its presence and reputation in Spain by offering numerous courses for international students.

The UIMP was founded by Spain's Ministry of Education in 1932 under the name Universidad de Santander. In 1945 it acquired its present title. An autonomous institution that is accredited by Spain's Ministry of Education and Science, the UIMP continues to have its central campus in the city of Santander, where it originated. In the city of Sevilla, ISA has partnered with the UIMP to expand the UIMP's course offerings in language, culture and business with courses offered in Spanish and English.

STUDENT POPULATION: 5,000 (main university)

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Pablo de Olavide University
Pablo de Olavide University

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) is one of Spain's newest and most progressive higher education centers. Its campus facilities and academic philosophy are relatively similar to contemporary U.S. universities.

The UPO offers a permanent forum for debate and reflection on the challenges of contemporary society and culture. Topics such as globalization, defense and promotion of human rights, mass communication, and environmental issues are addressed through courses, conferences, discussions, exhibitions, publications, and workshops. The university also takes special interest in sports activities and has remodeled and expanded its athletic facilities. It is located about 5 miles outside of the city center.


Volunteer Opportunities with ELAP in Sevilla

ELAP students will attend the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their ELAP program.

Students particpating in an ISA Academic Program plus ELAP during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The ELAP placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams.

These placements have no affiliation with host university and are non-credit bearing, however all participants will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.ELAP students participating in an ELAP program in Sevilla will not attend a foreign university, but will focus on their full-time internship program.

Custom Programs in Sevilla

Academics vary by program and may be comprised of one or more of the following:
  • A U.S. university-taught course
  • Guest lectures by local experts
  • Visits to local companies or organizations
  • Enrolling in a course at the host university in Sevilla
  • Service-learning and/or internships