Study Abroad in Seville, Spain

Living Abroad

Housing and Meals


  • Includes 3 meals a day
  • Double room (single room available for supplement of $450)
  • Weekly laundry


  • Includes meal allowance worth $800 to subsidize the cost of purchasing meals and groceries
  • Double room (single room available for supplement of $995 Fall/$1,145 Spring)
  • Laundry facilities

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Seville

Housing and Meals Options

The program fee includes housing in a Spanish homestay or in an apartment.


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. It is the best way to learn Spanish, get a unique insight into the culture and integrate into the local community. You will share a bedroom with another student of the same gender and will have your own key so you can come and go as you please. Each family is unique; you may live with a retired couple whose children have left home, a divorced or widowed woman with children still living at home, a married couple with children or a family with some older children still living at home. You will receive a weekly laundry service.

Meals: The homestay option includes three meals per day with your host.


Students can opt to live in a fully furnished apartment in Seville. Apartments are shared with other AIFS and/or non-AIFS international students in a shared double room with access to a communal kitchen where you can prepare your own meals, living area and bathroom. Single rooms are available for an additional fee. Laundry facilities are available.

Meals: Apartment students receive a meal allowance of $800 to subsidize the cost of groceries and meals. Apartment students can choose to opt out of the meal allowance and pay a reduced program fee of $9,995.

Cultural Activities

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)
  • Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes museum
  • Tapas Tour
  • Flamenco show
  • Visit to the Museum of Fine Arts
  • Guided walking tours of areas of La Triana neighbourhood
  • Local Fiestas
  • Farewell event
  • Visits and activities of historical and cultural interest

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

Volunteering Opportunities

Volunteer opportunities are available through a local NGO to provide services to people in need within the local community.


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!

AIFS in Seville Resident Director, Academic Year and Semester Programs

AIFS Resident Director

Edu Padial

Campus Address:
Universidad de Sevilla
C/ Palos de la Frontera, s/n, C.P.
41004 - Sevilla, Spain

Phone: +34 637 51 20 56

Hi! My name is Edu and I have been working for AIFS since 2007, when I began coordinating linguistic exchanges for the AIFS students. From there, I began organising more activities, weekend trips and even the 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 for one year which was such a great experience!

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

Looking forward to sharing all my experience, my language and the Spanish lifestyle, with you all!

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