Internship & Service Learning Programs in Seville, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for 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?

  • Opportunity to gain professional experience abroad
  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Classes are held in our historical Center, built in two turn-of-the-century mansions
  • On-Site Resident Director, Housing Coordinator, Computer Technician, and Activities Coordinator
  • Language courses and cultural guidance to support your placement
  • After the intensive period, classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • Local speaking partners
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know

Requirements

  • Ability to understand normal, rapid Spanish; two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish Language Coursework. Exceptions may be made with strong recommendations from faculty.
  • A written application for an internship or service learning must be approved by your home institution and received no later than the program application deadline.

Internship & Service Learning Programs

2020 Seville Internship Spring Semester

01/30/2020
– 05/13/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$14.400

2020 Seville Service Learning Spring Semester

01/30/2020
– 05/13/2020
Apply by: 15/10/2019
$14.400

2020 Seville Service Learning Fall Semester

Sep 2020
– Dec 2020
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$15.000

2020 Seville Internship Fall Semester

Sep 2020
– Dec 2020
Apply by: 15/05/2020
$15.000

Course Catalog

Experiential Learning
SVL 491 - INTENSIVE SERVICE 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)
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
INT 491 - INTENSIVE INTERNSHIP
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.
Two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 8
Contact hours: 300
Spring
Living the Culture
LTC 490G - CULTURE OF SPANISH CUISINE
In this introductory cooking course students learn the basics of traditional cuisine of Seville.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Fall, Spring
Education and Psychology
PSYCH 329 - POSITIVE 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
SPAN 347 - FLAVORS, AROMAS, SPICES: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF SPANISH CUISINE
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
PSEC 379 - SPAIN IN THE 21st CENTURY: NATIONALISM, POPULISM & SOCIAL MOVEMENTS
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.
One advanced course in college Spanish prior to arrival in host country.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
Fall, Spring

Fields of Placement

Spanish Studies will work hard to match you with an appropriate placement to meet your interests. Students have completed placements in a variety of fields including legal offices, Greenpeace, television production, journalism, education, and more.

Some fields you may want to think of when applying:

Animal Science/Horses

Communications

Community Service

Education

Health Services

International Business

Information Technology/ Graphic Design

Museums and Cultural Centers/Fine Art

Physical Therapy

Political Science

Public Relations

Social Work

Tourism

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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