Seville, Spain | Summer Internship and Service Learning

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. SSA 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?

Requirements

Choose Your Term

Start Date: Jun 7, 2024
Apply by: May 15, 2024
End Date: Jul 20, 2024
Cost: $9.800
Start Date: May 10, 2024
Apply by: Apr 15, 2024
End Date: Jul 20, 2024
Cost: $12.000

Choose Your Courses

Courses Term Sevilla – Internships and Service Learning Summer
Language Training
SPAN 315S - SPANISH FOR THE WORKING ENVIRONMENT
A practical examinations of the forms of working communications in the Hispanic world including commercial vocabulary, the writing of professional letters, and oral practice with professional spelling.
Pre-requisites: Enrollment in the Summer Internship Program
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer
Experiential Learning
SVL 491S - 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. (150 hours, 5 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: 4
Contact hours: 150
Summer
Experiential Learning
INT 491S - 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. (150 hours, 4 credits)
Pre-requisites: Two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 150
Summer
Living the Culture
LTC 491PS - PADDLE SURF
A hands-on workshop that teaches the basic techniques of Stand-Up Paddle Surf, both with and without waves. Taught by specialized instructors on the beaches of the province of Huelva, one hour northwest of Seville. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.
Pre-requisites:
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Living the Culture
LTC 491D - REGIONAL FOLK DANCE
Students learn to dance sevillanas that characterize the folk music and fiestas of the South of Spain. This studio course is taught in the flower-lined patio of the Center. (15 hours, 1 credits). Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2

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?

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.

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

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Born in Seville, and with a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville, I have worked in various departments of Spanish Studies Abroad over the years, knowing very well what American students need to make their experience in Seville the adventure of a lifetime and help them mature both academically and personally.

My advice is to open your mind and let yourself be carried away by the culture and idiosyncrasies of our city through our teachers and staff, our host families, the walks through our streets, meeting with young Sevillians, etc. In our city you will find a team eager to receive you and welcome you as if you were at home.

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