Internships and Service Learning Summer Program 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.

Internships and Service Learning Summer Programs

2020 Seville Service Learning Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

05/13/2020
– 07/18/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$8.200

2020 Seville Internship Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

05/13/2020
– 07/18/2019
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$8.200

2020 Seville Service Learning Summer Terms 1 & 2

05/29/2020
– 07/18/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$6.100

2020 Seville Internship Summer Terms 1 & 2

05/29/2020
– 07/18/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$6.100

Course Catalog

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.
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. (187 hours, 5 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: 5
Contact hours: 187
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. (187 hours, 5 credits)
Two semesters of advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 5
Contact hours: 187
Summer

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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