Universities in Sevilla

  • Universidad de Sevilla
  • ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • ELAP in Sevilla
  • Custom Programs 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.

Recognized as one of the top-ranking universities in Spain today, the Universidad de Sevilla prides itself for its high standard of quality educators. The university sums up its educational directive in four words, 'Equality, Liberty, Justice, and Pluralism,' which is exemplified by its teaching methods, as well as its continued progress made in science, technology, and culture, showing why it has become such a popular destination of study both domestically and internationally.

What makes the Universidad de Sevilla unique is the building itself: Adapted by the University of Sevilla in the 1950s, the campus was converted from the Royal Tobacco Factory, which was one of Europe's first manufacturers of tobacco brought from the Spanish colonization of the Americas. The structure still remains as one of the greatest industrial buildings in Spain, and is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe.

This university program is especially designed for students who already possess a high level of Spanish and wish to deepen their comprehension of the language. It is ideal for students hoping to take courses in the liberal arts, including: history, cinema/theater, art, politics, religion, economics, linguistics, language, literature, and business and marketing.

Our programs at the Universidad de Sevilla
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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)

Our programs at the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla
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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.


Our programs at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide
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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