Internship & Service Learning Programs in Seville, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969

Program information

Semester and summer-long internships allow you to gain professional experience while improving your Spanish. Internships and service learning opportunities allow you access to the work culture and daily life of local citizens, often hidden to students studying abroad, and to more fully integrate into the local culture.

When applying for an internship or service learning, you have the benefit of specifying what you would like your placement to look like. Spanish Studies will strive to match you with the best available placement to help you integrate into sevillano work culture.

Internships focus upon practical experience in a local business, while service learning projects focus on engagement in the local culture through community service in a local organization. The curricula of the Seville Internship and Service Learning programs are centered around your individual work experience. Complementary courses help you to work through the linguistic and cultural challenges you may run into while in the field.

Why choose this program?


Choose your term

Start Date: Jun 3, 2022
Apply by: Apr 15, 2022
End Date: Jul 23, 2022
Cost: $9.400
Start Date: Sept, 2022
Apply by: May 15, 2022
End Date: Dec, 2022
Cost: $14.500

Choose your courses

Experiential Learning
Engagement in the culture through community service in a local organization. In addition to completing the regular service learning duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture. (300 hours, 8 credits)
Pre-requisites: The successful completion of two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent, prior to program. Minimum 3.0 GPA in Spanish coursework.
Credits: 8
Contact hours: 300
Fall, Spring, Academic Year
Experiential Learning
Practical experience in Spanish language and culture through placement in local business or organization. In addition to completing the regular internship duties, the student uses tools such as journaling, dialogue, and memoir to enrich the quality of their integration into work culture.
Pre-requisites: Two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 8
Contact hours: 300
Living the Culture
A seminar course where students view gastronomy as a complete cultural experience; studying the roots, products and nutritional habits of Spanish cuisine from both theoretical and practical approaches, with the aim of defining Spanish culture through its gastronomy.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring, Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Education and Psychology
Recent research trends in psychology are focusing more and more on the theories, concepts and techniques that enhance well-being and happiness. Positive psychology is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives and to cultivate what is best within them. Positive Psychology has three central concerns: I.-Understanding positive emotions, which entail the study of contentment with the past, happiness in the present, and hope for the future. II.-Understanding positive individual traits, which consists of the study of the strengths and virtues, such as the capacity for love and work, courage, compassion, resilience, creativity, curiosity, integrity, self-control and wisdom. III.- Understanding positive institutions, which entails the study of the strengths that foster better communities, such as justice, responsibility, parenting, work ethic, leadership, teamwork and tolerance. This course explores the concepts, research, techniques, and exercises that enhance well-being and happiness. Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History, Politics and Culture
This course explores the history of Spanish gastronomy and its influence in shaping the culture and society of modern day Spain. It is conceived as a tasteful journey that takes students from the beginnings of cooking in ancient cultures to the influence of Mediterranean, Arabic and American civilizations in Spanish cuisine. Students will learn and experience first-hand the most known Mediterranean products, like olive oil, bread and wine, and the importance of the Mediterranean diet in the daily life of Spaniards.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring
History, Politics and Culture
What elements define Spain’s current political situation? After a brief historical introduction to post-Franco Spain, the course will center on the pressing debates in Spanish society after the year 2000: from the downfall of the Spanish economy to the pro-independence movement in Cataluña, from the collapse of a bipartisan system to the rise of new political and social forces like Ciudadanos and Podemos. Students will be encouraged to express their ideas through debates based on readings and class lectures.
Pre-requisites: One advanced course in college Spanish prior to arrival in host country.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring

What are you spending your program fee on?

For a specific price for this program please reach out to us, as fees vary depending on the destination.

What does the program fee include?


Double occupancy room & full board


Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities


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.

How much spending money should I budget for?

These costs are merely orientative*

This plan estimates personal and miscellaneous expenses at approximately $175 per week. 

If you need to travel to a consulate for the purpose of obtaining a visa before your program abroad (semester students only), remember to budget for that travel expense.

Some students will spend more and others will spend less, of course. Consider your lifestyle and budget accordingly. 

The “Short Term” estimate is for one 3.5 week program; if you are participating in two, multiply by two.

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 the Spanish 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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