Hispanic Studies & Electives

Universidad de Sevilla
Seville, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Hispanic Studies & Electives

  • Location

    Seville

  • Host University

    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.

  • Term

    Spring 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Jan 14, 2020 - May 08, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 01, 2019

  • Credit

    225 - 270 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $12,250

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Program Description

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.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

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.

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

225 - 270

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

15 - 18

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

22 - 27

Academic Information

Language Level Recommendation

  • You 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.

Course Availability

  • You 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.

Course Selection

  • You are required to take the course: Spanish Language (Grammar and Communicative Skills) at the beginning of your program before the 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.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Transcripts

  • 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.

Courses

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Course Disclaimer
  • Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Erin Haas

Program Manager, Spain

SEVILLE TEAM

Iker Villamarin Renteria

Assistant Resident Director, Spain

María Jesús Rubio Amador

Senior CP & Cultural Activities Coordinator , Spain

Carmen Maria Parra

Director of Logistics, Spain

Enrique López

Director of Spanish Operations/ ISA Resident Director, Spain

Francisco León Gutiérrez

IT Systems Administrator, Spain

Manolo Fernández Moreno

Senior Housing Coordinator, Spain

Martin Hayrapetyan

Housing Coordinator/ Veritas Manager, Spain

Pedro José Pérez Polo

Director of Central Europe Operations, Spain

Sara Pérez

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. 

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Housing

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.

Homestay

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.

Student Residence

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.

Apartment

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.

Independent Housing

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.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Madrid

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.

Toledo

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

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.

Córdoba

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

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.

Lisbon, Portugal

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.).