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Study Abroad | Seville

Spain | Universidad de Sevilla | Spring 2023
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  • Spring 2023

Overview

Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and architecturally-stunning city of Seville, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the Universidad de Sevilla, a university as cutting edge and cosmopolitan as the city of Seville itself. Located in the heart of the city, the university is home to more than 70,000 students.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    Up to 15 semester credits

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish

  • Housing

    Homestay or apartment

  • Meals

    Three meals a day with the host family

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    3-day excursion to Granada and Córdoba and day trips to Cádiz and Ronda

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • Onsite Resident Director

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Excursion

    Lisbon, Portugal (3 days)

    Tangier and Tetouan, Morocco (3 days)

  • Housing Supplement

    Student Residence including 20 breakfasts and 20 lunches or dinner per month

Program Details: Study Abroad | Seville Contemporary Hispanic Studies

Dates

February 1, 2023May 24, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadlines

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$11,295

Stay for a year to save on cost

Eligibility

Open to First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.5 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

A university as cutting edge and cosmopolitan as the city of Seville itself, US’s main asset is the extensive university community (made up of more than 70,000 students) and its offering of teaching, research, culture, and technology transfer. One of its top objectives is educational internationalization driven by multi-lingual double degrees and a vigorous student mobility policy. At US’s heart is a philosophy to build a more human university that is close to the people, which is governed with them and for them, promoting participation and dialogue. 

  • Area Studies
  • Art
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts
  • Geography
  • Health Sciences
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Music
  • Psychology
  • Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language
  • Visual and Performing Arts

Hispanic Studies Plus is designed for students with an Advanced level of Spanish and higher who wish to deepen their understanding of the language and take courses taught in Spanish focusing on aspects of Spanish culture: art, film, economics, history, literature, anthropology, politics and more. 

Students must have completed at least three semesters of college-level Spanish in order to be eligible. Spanish courses are grouped according to level: students with three or four semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent select from the Advanced level courses. Students with five or more semesters of college-level Spanish can select from the Advanced or Superior Level courses. Students can also select up to two courses taught in English from the Contemporary Hispanic Studies program as part of their course load. 

Each course is 45 contact hours and carries a recommended 3 U.S credits. Take up to 5 courses for a maximum of 15 credits.

This program is designed for students who wish to study in Spain with little or no previous knowledge of Spanish language. A variety of courses taught in English are offered which focus on aspects of Spanish culture including history, music, art history, geography, photography, international relations and marketing. 

A small number of courses with Spanish instruction are offered at the Beginner level to help students in their conversation and with reading and writing. Students who have completed at least three semesters of college-level Spanish and with Advanced level Spanish can choose up to two courses from the Hispanic Studies Plus Program. Each course is 45 contact hours and carries a recommended 3 U.S credits. Take up to 5 courses for a maximum of 15 credits.

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Living Abroad

Homestay

Living with a homestay family is the best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain and students choosing this option find that it is often the most rewarding part of their study abroad experience.

  • Double room (single room available for supplement of $480)
  • Weekly laundry
  • 3 meals a day with your host

Apartment

Students can opt to live in a fully furnished apartment in Seville. Apartments are shared with other AIFS and/or non-AIFS international or Spanish students and may be co-ed.

  • Single room
  • Shared kitchen, living area and bathroom
  • Laundry facilities

Optional Student Residence ($1,195 fall/$1,395 spring) 

For an additional fee, you can choose to live in a student residence with Spanish and other international students, located a short and beautiful walk from the AIFS office and the University of Seville.

Single room in a 2 person studio with shared private bathroom including:

  • Air conditioner/heater unit
  • 20 breakfasts per month
  • 20 lunches or dinners per month
  • Utilities included
  • Basic kitchen equipped with microwave and fridge (not stove)
  • Great common areas such as gym, restaurant, swimming pool, gardens, study room, movie room
  • Room cleaning once per week.

Individual studios (for one person only) are available for a supplement of $1,495 fall/$1,745 spring.

Spaces in the student residence are limited, so students who want this option are advised to apply early.

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Seville

Culture

Seville fits the bill for the archetypal Spain of intimate flamenco venues, crowded tapas bars and orange-tree scented squares busy with the throng of cheerful ‘Sevillanos’. 

Architecture

Seville is ideal for exploring on foot. The historic center is largely pedestrianized and is made up of narrow, winding streets, perfect for walking.

AIFS in Seville Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

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Edu Padial

Hola! My name is Edu and I have been working for AIFS since 2007, when I began coordinating language exchanges for AIFS students in Granada my hometown. From there, I began organizing more activities, weekend trips and even summer programs, which I continue to work on to this day. I studied Tourism and Work Science, an MBA, and then I worked and studied in London which was a great experience.

I love playing sports such as football, going snowboarding, running and so on. Another passion of mine is traveling, so it is a pleasure to work for AIFS, where I get to travel a lot, as well as enjoy all the activities we arrange for students. Each semester is a new experience and I absolutely love hearing about all your adventures!

I look forward to showing you Seville and sharing my language and the Spanish culture with you all.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of weekly activities and social events is included in your program fee. These activities will include both typical tourist sites and attractions and lesser known visits which take advantage of the expert knowledge of our local AIFS staff and give you a more authentic and insightful view of Spanish life. Typical activities, tours and visits may include:

  • Guided city tour including the Cathedral and Giralda Tower
  • Real Alcázar (Royal Palace)
  • Tapas Tour
  • Flamenco show
  • Visit the archaeological ruins of Itálica, a former Roman settlement
  • Race, Ethnicity and Legacy – guided walking tour of the Barrio Santa Cruz (historic Jewish Quarter)
  • Triana – guided walking tour and exploration of the history of Seville’s Romani community and the origins of flamenco
  • Local Fiestas
  • Feria de Abril (spring)
  • Semana Santa processions (Holy Week) (spring)
  • Farewell event
  • Thanksgiving dinner
  • Visits and activities of historical and cultural interest

You may be asked to pay a small supplementary fee for some events.

Students interested in volunteering can find practical help, information and guidance on how to collaborate with humanitarian and non-governmental organizations at the university volunteer work office. 

The university offers various not for credit unpaid work experience initiatives with private companies and institutions. Students can apply with a résumé after arrival in Seville. Successful applicants are assigned a university tutor and are given a certificate specifying the level of training achieved on completion of the period of work experience. 

Culture and Sports Zones at US 

Students can join a variety of extra-curricular clubs and groups including the Drama Workshop, Dance Workshop and the Creative Writing Workshop which put on productions and performances throughout the year. Sports Zone teams include soccer, volleyball, uni-hockey, handball, chess and table tennis. 

Intercambios 

Universidad de Sevilla and AIFS organize a program of “intercambios” (conversation exchange) in which you can practice your Spanish with a native speaker while a Spanish speaker practices their English with you! 

Excursions

This program offers a range of trips and excursions which will take you outside Seville and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain.

Cadiz.

Cádiz

Discover the ancient port city of Cádiz, one of Europe’s oldest settlements. Includes round-trip transportation and entrance fees.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Cordoba.

Granada and Córdoba

Locally guided tours of Alhambra Palace and Generalife Gardens, the Albaicín neighborhood, Judería Quarter, La Mezquita, the 14th-century Synagogue and more. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfast.

  • Spain
  • 3 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
Ronda cliffs.

Ronda

Guided tour of the 17th century Plaza de Toros. Includes round-trip transportation. 

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Morocco.

Tangier and Tetouran 

Guided tours of the medina and souk of Tangier, Tetouan, the Plaza Moulay El Mehdi, Plaza Hassan I, Royal Palace, the Mellah, Asilah, Chefchaouen, and the Caves of Hercules. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, airport transfers (flights not included), ferry ride, most breakfasts, most lunches and dinner with a show.

  • Morocco
  • 3 Days
  • $545
Portugal beach.

Lisbon

Guided tour. Visits to well-known towns and villages such as Sintra. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfasts.

  • Portugal
  • 3 Days
  • $565
Barcelona,Spain
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    October 15, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 31, 2023
  • Program Begins
    February 1, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 24, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 12, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Seville?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com