Hispanic Studies & Electives
Universidad de Sevilla
Located in the heart of downtown and established in the 16th century, the Universidad de Sevilla campus was converted from the Royal Tobacco Factory in the 1950s, which was one of Europe's first manufacturing hubs of tobacco. The structure still remains as one of the greatest industrial buildings in Spain, and is one of the oldest of its kind in Europe. The Center for World University Rankings (CWUR) has deemed the Universidad de Sevilla as one of the top ten universities in Spain.
As the programs at the Universidad de Sevilla are specifically designed for students who possess a high level of Spanish, the courses offered will allow you the opportunity to deepen your comprehension of the language by taking context courses within the topics of history, cinema/theater, art, politics, religion, economics, linguistics, language, literature, business and marketing in Spanish with the opportunity to also take courses in English.
Fall 1 2019
Sep 03, 2019 - Dec 12, 2019
Jun 10, 2019
180 - 225 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
- This session is in progress and is no longer accepting applications.
For the Fall/Spring/Academic Year 1 program, you will participate in an intensive 2 week session at the ISA Study Center as a preface to the semester program at the Univerisdad de Sevilla. At the Universidad de Sevilla, you will take advanced level or higher course offerings including Business, International Relations, and other liberal arts topics taught in Spanish, this program allows you to deepen your comprehension of the Spanish language through content courses. Even though you must be at the advanced level or higher, students of all levels solely looking to take courses in English, can do so at the Universidad de Sevilla. All classes are instructed by host university faculty at the university and are offered with other American and international students.
A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Program Manager for more information pertaining to the process of acquiring a Spanish student visa.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
For advanced level Spanish speakers only, you must have completed at least 4 semesters, 6 quarters, or the equivalent of college-level Spanish if taking courses in Spanish.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Spanish Visa Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
180 - 225
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 15
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 22
Language Level Recommendation
- Students must have completed at least 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent to be accepted into the program if looking to take courses in Spanish.
- Students are required to select at least 3 alternate courses in the event of their top choices conflicting on the timetable, course cancellations or registration issues.
- Students are required to take the course: Spanish Language (Grammar and Communicative Skills) at the beginning of their program before their courses start at the Universidad de Sevilla. This course is taught at the ISA Study Center.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Seville Program Manager.
- Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
- The transcript from the Universidad de Sevilla will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Iker Villamarin Renteria
Assistant Resident Director, Spain
María Jesús Rubio Amador
Senior CP & Cultural Activities Coordinator , Spain
Carmen Maria Parra
Director of Logistics, Spain
Director of Spanish Operations/ ISA Resident Director, Spain
Francisco León Gutiérrez
IT Systems Administrator, Spain
Manolo Fernández Moreno
Senior Housing Coordinator, Spain
Housing Coordinator/ Veritas Manager, Spain
Pedro José Pérez Polo
Director of Central Europe Operations, Spain
Spain Custom Programs Manager/ Academic Coordinator, Spain
Tamara Roldán Gutiérrez
Senior Academic Coordinator, Spain
Funding Your ISA Program
As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page.View all Funding Options
Studying abroad in Spain will allow you the opportunity to indulge into aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Spain. Depending on your housing option, you will either be within walking distance to your university or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings (with the exception of the UPO) generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.
We strive to match your housing choices with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.
Host families are a great choice if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.
The student residence is a great choice if you would like to be independent while living with other international and local students. With availability limited on a first-come, first-served basis, you will room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may also be available for an additional fee. Meals and laundry service are not included, however there is a kitchen available for use as well as laundry facilities.
In this ISA housing option, you will pay a $500 refundable security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. Apartments, that are spread throughout the city, typically house three-five ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals and laundry service are not included.
You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
Madrid, Spain’s capital, will be your first taste of Spanish culture while also being introduced to key information about health and safety through the Bridging Cultures Program. With visits to the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and more, you will be able to expand your knowledge about Spanish history, culture and politics.
Your visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will begin with a panoramic bus tour of Toledo's unique hilltop then will continue on to the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, El Tránsito, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.
Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. During an unforgettable evening flamenco show, you will have the chance to soak up Spanish music and culture. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.
On this excursion you will tour the famous Mezquita, a 10th-century mosque that curiously houses a 16th-century cathedral. You will explore the historic Jewish quarter and visit one of three original synagogues remaining in Spain. Córdoba was once home to Romans, Muslims, Christians and Jews, each leaving imprints that you will be able to identify by the time you leave.
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the Iberian Peninsula with a main landmark called the Rock of Gibraltar. During this day trip, you will explore St. Michaels Cave, a Moorish Castle, Europa Point Lighthouse, while having the possibility of seeing semi-wild monkeys in close quarters.
During this weekend excursion exploring Portugal's capital, you will climb to the top of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge where you will find splendid views of this coastal city. You will also visit the 16th-century Tower of Belém that protects the ornate Jerónimos Monastery and overlooks the harbor from which the great Portuguese explorers set sail.
Morocco * Optional
This multi-day, optional excursion takes you across Morocco, one of the most colorful and diverse countries in the world. It encompasses direct cultural encounters with locals, guided tours through the medina, and opportunities to learn the ins and outs of haggling with Moroccan vendors. You will have unforgettable experiences in the Sahara desert riding camels and waking up to see the spectacular views of the sunrise.
Cultural Activities in Seville
The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Seville. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Seville special.
These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking classes, museum visits and tours of notable Seville sites (Las Setas, Real Alcázar de Seville, Seville's famous Gothic cathedral, etc.).