International Studies, Business & Spanish Language

ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Sevilla
Seville, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    International Studies, Business & Spanish Language

  • Location

    Seville

  • Host University

    ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Sevilla

    Located within fifteen minutes of the Plaza de España and right next to Parque de María Luisa, the ISA Study Center is the leading organization in Spain for teaching the Spanish language and culture to international students.

    Ideal for the first-time traveler or students who are hoping to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and language, the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) is focused specifically for students, placing high emphasis on Spanish language, literature, culture, business, and education. ISA students will only be taking courses with other ISA students, and the campus is shared by the ISA office, so you will have regular interaction and support from the resident staff.

  • Term

    Academic Year 3 2020

  • Program Dates

    Mid Sep, 2020 - Late Apr, 2021

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    Jun 01, 2020

  • Credit

    360 - 510 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

Accommodating all levels of Spanish proficiency, the course offerings at the ISA Study Center allow you to take language courses while also taking content courses in English. These content courses include topics such as business, economics, culture, political science, international relations, and more. You may also have the opportunity to participate in Service-Learning courses should you choose to do so. Courses are only taken with other ISA students and are taught by host university faculty. Upon arrival, you will take a Spanish language placement exam. This exam will indicate your language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which you will be eligible to enroll.

If you are at the advanced level, you may add a two-week intensive Spanish language course as a preface to the semester program at the ISA Study Center.

A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Site Specialist 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.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

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

360 - 510

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

24 - 34

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

36 - 51

Academic Information

Course Availability

  • The course list below indicates the proposed courses for the upcoming semester. The host university has not yet confirmed the current course list at this time. This site will be updated once ISA receives the updated list of courses, along with a note notifying you of the change.
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations.

Language Recommendation

  • It is recommended that if you have not yet completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through the program.

Language Placement

  • Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the host university. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not reflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that if you are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.

Course Selection

  • Courses and course hours of instructions are subject to change.
  • Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam. (All Language Courses)
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Seville Program Manager.
  • You are required to select at least 3-4 alternate courses in the event of their top choices conflicting on the timetable, course cancellations or registration issues.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • Academic Year Programs Only: Many courses listed below are only available during either the fall or the spring semester. Please consult the fall and spring sessions of this program to view courses available during a specific term.

Course Credit

  • 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.
  • Per the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, 15 is equivalent to 1 U.S. semester credit/ 1.5 quarter units.

ISA Course Level Recommendation

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that recommendations are based on the host university course codes. The structure of course codes at the ISA Study Center with the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla consists of a series of prefixes and numbers. The course code prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of academic discipline or area of study. The course code number is a three-digit designator for the course level/year taught (first digit), and range of content specificity (second and third digits). The letter (E) following a course code indicates the course is taught in English. The letter (S) following a course code indicated the course is taught in Spanish. Based on this information, ISA recommends that courses starting with the numbers 1 and 2 be classified as lower division, while courses starting with the numbers 3 and 4 be classified as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcripts

  • The transcript from the ISA Study Center will reflect contact hours for each course listed below.  Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.

Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language Course

  • Advanced level Spanish speakers may choose to add on a Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language course for an additional fee. For more information, please talk to the ISA Seville Program Manager.

Courses

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ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla
ISA Students Only
Beginning
45 Contact Hours
Spanish Language
SPA 101S
75 Contact Hours
Intermediate
45 Contact Hours
Spanish Culture
SPA 225S
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Spanish Language
SPA 201S
90 Contact Hours
Advanced
Business Spanish
SPA 355S
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Taught In English
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
European Cinema
COMM/ART 350E
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
45 Contact Hours
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.).