International Studies at Universidad de Sevilla Programs

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Experience Seville, Spain with the International Studies Program in English, at Universidad de Sevilla (USEV). 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 of Seville. 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

  • 2.70 overall GPA
  • No previous Spanish coursework required

International Studies in English Programs

Course Catalog

SPAN 214USV - LANGUAGES OF INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT: HEALTHCARE AND VOLUNTARY WORK
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 278-279.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
SPAN 301USV - LEARNING SPANISH VOCABULARY
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 187-188.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Spring
SPAN 333USV - INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION: CULTURE, VOCABULARY AND PROCESS
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 173-174, for Fall on pages 70-71
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
International Studies Course Options
USEVINTL - INTERNATIONAL STUDIES COURSES AT USEV
Students in the Seville International Studies program choose 3-4 courses of in a variety of academic areas at USEV. Classes are taught in English and Spanish. See the USEV Guía Cursos Concertados for course listings.
No previous Spanish required for classes taught in English.
Fall, Spring
Cross-Cultural Reflection Course
SPAN 343USV - 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 and service learning projects.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 331USV - PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS
Taught in Spanish, with English explanations. Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 175-176, for Fall on pages 72-73
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 317USV - WRITING IN SPANISH
Taught at the general and advanced level. For the general level, please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 137-138, for Fall on pages 34-35
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 315USV - SPANISH IN AMERICA
Please find the syllabus on pages 45-47.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall
Language
SPAN 313USV - ACQUISITION OF SPANISH PHONETICS AND PHONOLOGY
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 146-147, for Fall on pages 43-44.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 311USV - SPANISH GRAMMAR
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 144-145, for Fall on pages 41-42
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 305USV - CORRECTIVE PHONETICS AND CONVERSATION
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 134-136, for Fall on pages 31-32
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 303USV - CONTRASTIVE GRAMMAR (SPANISH-ENGLISH)
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 132-133, for Fall on pages 29-30.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 212USV - PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 275-277, for Fall on pages 275-277.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
Language
SPAN 202USV - CONVERSATION AND COMPOSITION IN SPANISH
Please find the syllabus for Spring on pages 263-265, for Fall on pages 263-265.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring

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

Michelle Duran is a native of Puerto Rico, is the Academic Director of 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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