Summer Term Programs in Seville, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

The Summer program is comprised of two 3 1/2 week terms offering an intensive academic experience with a rich cultural component. Students live in Spanish homes and participate in a full array of study tours, cultural events, and social activities. An oral and written Spanish language placement test is given during orientation each to enable students to work at his or her level of proficiency. The Director uses this test in conjunction with the student’s previous experience to advise which course best suits their individual needs.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • Elementary, Intermediate, and Advanced level courses available
  • Classes meet Monday through Friday for a total of 60 contact hours
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 4-6 credits per term
  • Graduate credit is available for certain courses; contact the U.S. office for further details.
  • Live with a local family or in a residencia
  • All meals included
  • Local speaking partner
  • Excursions: immerse yourself in a culture while touring with a group you know
  • All courses (with the exception of The Psychology of Learning a Second Language) are taught in Spanish by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.

Requirements

  • Prerequisite for Elementary Courses: For 102S the prerequisite is the completion of the first semester of elementary Spanish at the college level, or the equivalent.
  • Prerequisite for Intermediate Courses: Two semesters or the completion of elementary college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • Prerequisite for Advanced courses: 4 semesters or the completion of intermediate college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • 3.0 overall GPA required

* Some courses may have additional prerequisites

EDUCATION COURSES

During Summer Term 1, Spanish Studies offers The Psychology of Learning a Second Language, taught in English by the esteemed educational scholar and psychologist, Dr. Frank Castrillón. In this course students acquire tools to identify the psychological aspects that facilitate and sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language. Graduate credit is available for this course (see Graduate Credit Options for details). Students who enroll in this course are encouraged to apply for the Practicum in Education. The Practicum in Education, offered during Summer Term 2, is an educational internship in which students earn 4 semester credits and acquire hands-on teaching experience. Students work as Teacher’s Assistants and teach English to Spanish children aged 4 to 12 enrolled the Playschool program at the Center. Former or current Spanish Studies students, as well as those applying to a Summer Term are eligible to apply for the Practicum. Also, during Summer Term 2, Spanish Studies offers a summer course specifically designed for teachers of Spanish as a second language and university students preparing to teach, called "Seminar for Teachers of Spanish: Culture in the Classroom." In this course, students focus on creating methods and materials to develop communicative competence in their students and introduce the linguistic and socio-cultural aspects of Spanish to their classroom. Graduate credit is available for this course (see Graduate Credit Options for details).

HEALTH AND BUSINESS COURSES

During Summer Term 1, Spanish Studies offers two professional development courses in business and health: Spanish for the Health Professional Language and Practice of Spanish Business.

INTERNSHIPS

In addition to summer study options, students may also participate in an 8-week internship or service learning program during a summer in Seville. Please visit our Summer Internships and Service Learning pages for more information on this unique opportunity.

Summer Term Programs

2020 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2 plus May Term

05/13/2020
– 07/18/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$10.700

2020 Seville Summer Term 1 plus May Term

05/13/2020
– 06/20/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$7.500

2020 Seville Summer Terms 1 & 2

05/29/2020
– 07/18/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$7.800

2020 Seville Summer Term 2

07/03/2020
– 07/25/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

2020 Seville Summer Term 1

05/29/2020
– 06/20/2020
Apply by: 15/04/2020
$4.500

Course Catalog

Living the Culture
LTC 491SVL - SERVICE LEARNING
Students enrolled in a Service Learning experience are expected to engage in one aspect of the culture by helping others and contributing to different fields. Community service will be held at local charity institutions, child and elder care, etc. (15 hours, 1 credit). Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. The additional price for LTC 491SVL for 2018 is $350.
One semester of advanced college-level Spanish course.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
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. The additional price for LTC 491PS for 2018 is $350.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Living the Culture
LTC 491D - REGIONAL FOLK DANCE
Students learn to dance the 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. The additional price for LTC 491D for 2018 is $350.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Education and Psychology
EDML 492S - SEMINAR FOR TEACHERS OF SPANISH: CULTURE IN THE CLASSROOM
This seminar is designed to provide teachers of Spanish with an immersion in Spanish culture while developing materials and activities to teach Spanish language through culture. Taught by native Spaniards with extensive experience teaching language and culture to foreign students, this dynamic course presents practical strategies for integrating grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening into cultural activities. It also provides opportunities to observe Spanish language and culture classes being taught at the Center and to discuss methodology and strategies with professors in round-table discussions. Homestays, conversation exchanges and a range of cultural activities outside of the classroom enrich the learning experience.
Minimum of one course in advanced college-level Spanish or equivalent
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 2
Education and Psychology
EDML 394S - THE PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING A SECOND LANGUAGE
Taught in English. This course focuses on the motivational factors, personality traits, cognitive and learning styles, the degree of adaptation to a foreign language context, and other psychological factors (such as emotional and multiple intelligences), which influence second language acquisition. Students acquire tools to identify the psychological aspects that facilitate and sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language. Taught in English.
Previous study of education recommended
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1
Business
SPAN 336S - SPAIN AND THE EUROPEAN UNION
After an introduction to the history of European integration and an overview of its most common policies and institutions today, this course will analyze the role of Spain within the European Union from a legal, political and economical perspective. Special attention will be paid to the EU’s and Spain’s current and future challenges.
Successful completion of two semesters of intermediate Spanish.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1
Business
SPAN 302S - LANGUAGE AND PRACTICE OF SPANISH BUSINESS
Development of Spanish language skills specifically for use in the business world, including vocabulary, writing letters and memos, and oral practice. Discussions of business news, student presentations on business topics, and visits to local firms introduce students to the culture of business in Spain.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Communication and Media Studies
SPAN 384S - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR THE GLOBAL WORLD
Intercultural Competence is the ultimate goal of all study abroad experiences, especially in a globalized world. Through a communicative approach, self-reflection activities and guided learning, students will learn how to function in multicultural environments and improve their empathy and leadership. We will go beyond the experience and add value and significance to their time abroad. Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Communication and Media Studies
SPAN 381S - INTERCULTURAL COMMUNICATION FOR THE GLOBAL WORLD
Intercultural Competence is the ultimate goal of all study abroad experiences, especially in a globalized world. Through a communicative approach, self-reflection activities and guided learning, students will learn how to function in multicultural environments and improve their empathy and leadership. We will go beyond the experience and add value and significance to their time abroad. Taught in Spanish.
Credits: 1
Contact hours: 15
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Communication and Media Studies
SPAN 326S - DIGITAL STORYTELLING
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
History, Politics and Culture
SPAN 380S - MOSAIC: JEWS, MUSLIMS, CHRISTIANS AND THE SPANISH EXPERIENCE
This thematic course studies the influences of Jews and Muslims in political, intellectual, and artistic life from the earliest history to the present. Particular attention is paid to the period of convivencia, when Jews, Muslims, and Christians co-existed in medieval Spain. The course will also examine the influences from this period still visible in Seville and Spain.
Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1
History, Politics and Culture
SPAN 312S - FOUNDATIONS OF SPANISH CULTURE
This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class. Please note: SPAN 312M the course is only worth 3 credits.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
History, Politics and Culture
ARHI 386S - AL-ANDALUS: ART AND CULTURE OF MUSLIM SPAIN
This thematic course studies art and culture from the Muslim invasion of the 8th Century and the birth of the Caliphate of Córdoba through the realm of the Nazarí­ of Granada. On-site visits give students contact with the Al-Andalus that still exists in the many corners of the city of Seville.
Minimum of one course in advanced college-level Spanish or equivalent
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 2
Literature
SPAN 425S - WOMEN WRITERS OF SPAIN
Students examine the role of women in Spanish literature from the jarchas to the Neoclassic, a period of centuries in which few women voices are heard. Women authors appear as major figures in the Romantic period, in Realism and into the 20th century. We study how these authors portray the social and historical moment in which they lived, and their attitude towards it.
Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent and previous study of Spanish literature.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 2
Literature
SPAN 360S - 20TH-CENTURY SPANISH THEATER
The rich tradition of Spanish theater and current innovations focus on the playwrights of Seville and Andalucí­a.
Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1
Language
SPAN 310S - ADVANCED SPANISH II
For students with solid knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing.
Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 2
Language
SPAN 309S - ADVANCED SPANISH I
For students with solid knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing.
One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Language
SPAN 308S - SPANISH FOR THE HEALTH PROFESSIONAL
A course designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied.
Two semesters of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Language
SPAN 204S - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
This course is a continuation of SPAN 2013 that further develops the 4 areas of learning acquisition.
3 semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2
Language
SPAN 203S - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
One year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 4
Contact hours: 60
Summer Term 1, Summer Term 2

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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