Practicum in Education – Summer in Seville, Spain
Providing unique learning experiences for North American university students since 1969
The Practicum in Education offers students with an interest in teaching and Spanish the chance to gain valuable professional experience over the course of a summer in Seville, Spain. Students enrolled in the Practicum work as Teacher’s Assistants in our Center’s “English Immersion Playschool” or Teenschool program for Spanish children aged four to sixteen.
Playschool is a 6-week English language immersion program in an urban summer camp setting. Playschool students attend an hour of English class each day, but the goal is for Playschool students to learn through context-rich activities and routines that happen throughout the day. These include theater, cooking, science experiments, field trips, and more. In fact, much of the learning happens outside of the class, as students naturally acquire the language from the English immersion setting.
Practicum students who will work with these children will participate in all the activities the teachers do:
The ideal candidate is a student with a strong interest in both the theoretical and practical aspects of language acquisition. To qualify, applicants should meet the following criteria:
Practicum Contact Hours
The contact hours are divided in the following way:
You may apply to just the 6-week practicum, however, many students choose to combine the Practicum with the Summer Term 1 and/or May Term. In addition to the academic benefits, the additional time allows students time to settle into Seville before taking on the Practicum responsibilities and interacting with Spanish students, making them more qualified teachers. Also, Spanish Studies Abroad provides a special tuition waiver and an extra week of room and board, free of charge, for students who enroll in both summer terms, making this unique internship a financially viable option for study abroad.
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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?
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.
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Meet your Resident Director
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.