May Term Spanish Study Programs in Seville, Spain

Providing unique learning experiences for students since 1969.

Program information

Offering intensive language courses at all levels, this 2 1/2 week term is designed to be taken on its own or in preparation for the Summer Term.

The May Intensive Term with Spanish Studies in Seville is an excellent opportunity to boost your Spanish skills and experience the culture and beauty of this charming and historic Spanish city. This term is ideal for students who want to get a head start on their language skills in order to further improve in the summer term or for those who are looking for a short-term program focusing on language and cultural immersion.

Why choose this program?

  • Dedication to academic excellence
  • All courses are taught in Spanish at our Center, by highly qualified Spanish university professors with extensive experience in teaching American students.
  • Small class size for personalized attention
  • 3 semester credits
  • 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

Requirements

  • 3.0 overall GPA

May Term Programs

May 13, 2020
– May 30, 2020
Apply by: Apr 15, 2020
$3.200

Course Catalog

Language
SPAN 312M - 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: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 310M - ADVANCED SPANISH II
For students with a 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: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 309M - ADVANCED SPANISH I
For students with a 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: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 204M - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Minimum of one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 203M - INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Two years of high school Spanish or one year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 102M - ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
This course is a continuation of SPAN 101M that further develops students’ ability to use basic structures and practical vocabulary. Emphasis on oral communication.
One semester of elementary Spanish or the equivalent.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
May
Language
SPAN 101M - ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
Basic structures, practical vocabulary, extensive oral practice. (60 hours, 4 credits)
No previous knowledge of Spanish is necessary.
Credits: 3
Contact hours: 45
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

Dr. Michelle Durán, a native of Puerto Rico, is both the Resident Director for Seville and the Director of Academic Affairs for 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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