International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Culture Corner

The ISA Sevilla Office

The ISA Office is located in the city center and surrounded by the Plaza de España, the María Luisa Park, and other beautiful pavillions. It is also a twenty to twenty-five minute walk from the Cathedral, the Universidad de Sevilla, the Alcazar Palace, and other historic buildings.The ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo holds its classes here.

The office houses seven classroom/meeting rooms (equipped with multimedia equipment), resident director offices, computer/internet terminals, and kitchen facilities. During normal office hours (Monday - Friday, 9am - 8pm), students may come here to access the free computer/internet facilities, receive tutoring, utilize academic and other resources, check the ISA bulletin board for upcoming community and cultural events, or simply visit with the ISA staff.

Visit the ISA office on a map.

The Universities

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO)
The UPO is located on the old estate of Fuentequintillo, about five miles southeast of the city center. It is easily accessible by bus or the Metro. The campus is modern and more similar to a typical American college campus than other European universities.

Universidad de Sevilla

The Universidad de Sevilla is located in the historic center. This 16th century building used to be an old tobacco factory up until the fifties. It houses different university faculties: the School of Literature and Philology, the School of Geography and History and the Law School. The contrast of shadow and sun in its courtyards and green surroundings make it an ideal and inspiring place to study with friends.

The ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP)
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. ISA's Sevilla Academic Center now serves as one of the UIMP's classroom centers, where students of various national origins can go to study.

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ISA Housing

ISA students will live in homestays or apartments throughout the city, and located is chosen based on the safety and feel of the neighborhood.

Homestays and apartments are conveniently located near their university on foot or via public transportation. Walking is a way of life in Sevilla, and a wonderful way to explore the city. Most students will be living in the Nervión, Triana or Remedios zones of the city.

Traditionally a Spanish working class district, this neighborhood is the birthplace of bullfighters, folklore singers and historic personalities. The neighborhood borders the Guadalquiver River and is a great place to visit and explore traditional Sevillano culture. Visit the local ceramic stores or the flamenco tablaos to see this famous genre of music and dance that has made Sevilla, and Spain in general, famous.

Nervión is a must-see neighborhood of Sevilla. This neighborhood is a more modernized section of the city and includes the important commercial district, where much of the Andalucian capital's business takes place. It is also home to a number of important places like Sevilla's major train stations, and the stadium of Sevilla FC, one of Sevilla's two major fútbol teams.

To find out more about housing assignments, please visit the "Housing" section of the Sevilla page.