International Studies at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, Seville

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Experience Seville, Spain with the International Studies Program in English at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO). This program offers students with little or no previous background in Spanish the opportunity to take courses in English and Spanish at a local Spanish university. With the support of a Resident Director, students enroll in a variety of content courses, specifically designed for international students. The program includes numerous cultural activities, day trips, and excursions.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes are held at the University Pablo de Olavide, a dynamic and modern university founded in 1997. The mandatory course, Cultural Realities of Spain, is taught at SSA's historic center in downtown Seville.
  • Semester or Academic Year
  • Classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 13-16 semester credits
  • All students enroll in a Spanish language class and a 1-credit SPAN 343: Cultural Realities of Spain course
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • All courses are taught in English or Spanish by highly qualified and experienced professors
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know
  • Opportunities to volunteer in local organizations

Requirements

  • 2.9 overall GPA
  • No previous Spanish coursework required

International Studies in English at UPO Programs

Course Catalog

History
HIS323-SPAIN IN THE 21st CENTURY: FROM THE CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY TODAY
This course covers the history of Spain since the 1930’s until the first decade of the 21st century. It analyzes the social and economic transformations during this period, the interwar period, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development and the participation of Spain in the project of European unification. Additionally, and following the latest historiographic currents, this course presents monographic themes of interest to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, immigration and global history. Lastly, problematic concepts which have been applied to Spain’s history will be debated such as “failure” or “success”, “backwardness” and “normalization”… This course attempts to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.
Language of instruction: Spanish
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Society at UPO
SOC329-SPANISH SOCIETY THROUGH VOLUNTEERING
This course offers an up-to-date overview of the most salient features of Spanish society through a 15 hour volunteer experience with a local non-profit organization. The focus is on solidarity-based integration and the projects of these entities center on the socio-educational and social care and support fields. Special relevance will be given to the study of the role of social volunteeting in the Spanish welfare state.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
History
REL-HIS 357E - CHRISTIANITY, ISLAM, AND JUDAISM IN THE SPANISH CONTEXT
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History
HIS-SOC 362 - SLAVERY IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History
HIS 360 - THE MEDITERRANEAN WORLD AND SPAIN
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
History
HIS 341E - EARLY MODERN AND MODERN SPANISH HISTORY
Taught in English. From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 – Present)
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
History
HIS 340E - ANCIENT AND MEDIEVAL SPANISH HISTORY
Taught in English. From Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Prehistory to 1500)
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
History
HIS 312E - HISTORY OF SPAIN
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Psychology
PSY 260E - GENERAL SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Psychology
PSY 255E - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Psychology
PSY 251E - CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Sciences
NUTR 301E - THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET: FROM FICTION TO FACTS
Credits: 3
Fall, Spring
Sciences
ECOL 320E - ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Sciences
CHE 211E - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY II
Taught in English.
Credits: 5
Spring
Sciences
CHE 210E - ORGANIC CHEMISTRY I
Taught in English.
Credits: 5
Fall
Sciences
BIO 242E - APPLIED MICROBIOLOGY
Taught in English.
Credits: 5
Fall
Sciences
BIO 209E - ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II
Taught in English.
A previous course in Anatomy and Physiology
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Fall
Anthropology
ANTH 215E - HEALTH, HEALING, AND CULTURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
ART-SPAN 333E - FILM NATIONS: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON SPANISH AND US CINEMA
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
ART-HIS 347 - SEVILLE: THE EXPRESSION OF A CITY THROUGH ITS ART
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
ART 330 - HISTORY OF SPANISH CINEMA DURING THE DEMOCRACY
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Art
ART 313E - HISTORY OF SPANISH ART
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
POL-HIS 352E - THE ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN PORTUGAL, GREECE, AND SPAIN
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
POL 372E - CONTEMPORARY SPANISH POLITICS
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
POL 366 - RELATIONS BETWEEN THE US AND THE LATIN WORLD
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Political Science
POL 363E - US-EUROPEAN RELATIONS SINCE WORLD WAR II
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Political Science
POL 361 - CURRENT AFFAIRS IN LATIN AMERICA: PRESS AND CINEMA
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
ECON-POL 321E - THE EUROPEAN UNION
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Economics
ECON 391E - INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS
Taught in English.
A previous course in Macro and Microeconomics is required.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
Economics
ECON 331E - THE GLOBAL ECONOMY
Taught in English.
A previous economics course is recommended.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 383UPO - BASIC BILINGUAL NEGOTIATION SKILLS
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 381UPO - SPANISH/ENGLISH ENGLISH/SPANISH TRANSLATION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 378UPO - SPANISH PHONETICS & PHONOLOGY
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 376UPO - SPANISH FOR BUSINESS
A practical examination of the forms of business communication in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of business letters, and oral practice with business dialogues. Discussons of business news and study of business documents.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 351UPO - ADVANCED SPANISH II
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 312UPO - ADVANCED SPANISH READING & COMPOSITION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 311UPO - ADVANCED SPANISH I
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 306UPO - ADVANCED SPANISH CONVERSATION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 241UPO - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 226UPO - SPANISH FOR HEALTH PURPOSES
2 semesters of college-level Spanish.
Credits: 3
Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Language at UPO
SPAN 202UPO - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH READING & COMPOSITION
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 201UPO - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 112UPO - LANGUAGE LABORATORY
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 102UPO - ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language at UPO
SPAN 101-102UPO - ELEMENTARY SPANISH
Credits: 6
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN-HIS 361 - HISTORY OF FLAMENCO: THEORY AND PRACTICE
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN-HIS 346 - MEDIEVAL SPAIN: CHRISTIANS, JEWS, AND MUSLIMS
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN-HIS 335E - HISTORICAL TIES BETWEEN SPAIN AND THE US
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Culture
SPAN-CUL 339 - TAPAS: A WINDOW TO SPANISH CUISINE AND CULTURE
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN 329E - SPANISH CULTURE UP CLOSE
Taught in English. Volunteering is built into this class, and it an essential piece of the course.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
Culture
SPAN 319E - SPANISH CULTURE AND HISTORY THROUGH FILM
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN 315E - SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Culture
SPAN 315 - SPANISH CIVILIZATION AND CULTURE - EN ESPAÑOL
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Cross-Cultural Reflection
SPAN 343UPO - CULTURAL REALITIES OF SPAIN
Through observation, description, and analysis of their own experiences in Seville, students will develop a deeper understanding of the process of cultural adaptation and the cultural realities of contemporary Spain. In addition to the readings, workshop exercises, and written assignments, students are required to participate in an “intercambio” and are encouraged to further participate in the culture through volunteer work, participation in sports or cultural groups, internships, or coursework at the University of Seville.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 359E - ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND NEW VENTURES
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 358E - ORGANIZATIONAL THEORY
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Business
BUS 355E - INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Business
BUS 346E - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 346 - INTERNATIONAL FINANCE IN SPANISH
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 334E - INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 325E - INTERNATIONAL MARKETING
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Business
BUS 325 - MARKETING INTERNACIONAL
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Communication and Media Studies
COM-SOC 320 - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Communication and Media Studies
COM-ART 341E - SPANISH IDENTITY: FILM, ADVERTISING, AND POP MUSIC
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Communication and Media Studies
COM 340E - COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA IN THE DIGITAL AGE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Literature
LIT 374 - SPANISH LITERATURE IN THE GOLDEN AGE
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Literature
LIT 371 - WOMEN AND LITERATURE
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Literature
LIT 370 - THE LATIN AMERICAN SHORT STORY
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Literature
LIT 367E - NOBEL PRIZES IN SPANISH AND LATIN AMERICAN LITERATURE
Taught in English.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Literature
LIT 365 - CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Literature
LIT 328 - PANORAMA OF LATIN AMERICA LITERATURE 2
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
Literature
LIT 327 - PANORAMA OF LATIN AMERICA LITERATURE 1
Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall

Costs include

Tuition

Double occupancy room & full board

Laundry

Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities

Orientation

Health Insurance

Spanish Studies transcript

Support of onsite staff

Special Dietary Needs

  • Students with food allergies, intolerances, or other medical conditions that require a special diet may incur an extra fee to cover related dietary expenses. Please contact Spanish Studies for additional details.

All fees are in U.S. dollars and based on current exchange rates. Any considerable decrease in the value of the dollar will affect fees.

Meet your Resident Director

Dr. Michelle Durán, a native of Puerto Rico, is both the Resident Director for Seville and the Director of Academic Affairs for Spanish Studies Abroad. She is responsible for course development, assessment and overall academic quality of Spanish Studies programs in Spain, Argentina, Cuba and Puerto Rico. Prior to assuming her duties as Academic Director, Michelle served as both faculty member and Resident Director of theSpanish Studies Seville Program. In that capacity she has been responsible for the introduction and implementation of new methods of assessment on-site in Seville. She did her undergraduate work at Amherst College, and received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Romance Languages and Literatures from Harvard University.

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