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Ten Reasons to Study Abroad in Seville

August 27, 2008
by CEA MOJO
Many study abroad students today are traveling to Barcelona or Madrid, and while these are great study abroad destinations, many students overlook cities such as Seville when considering a Spanish experience. Seville, the 4th largest metropolitan area in Spain is a center of historical, artistic, and cultural importance. But unlike other busy cities, Seville is loved for its laid back atmosphere and the friendliness of its people. If you’re looking for an authentic Spanish experience, interaction with the locals, and an education rich in history, architecture, and culture, you’ve found a gem. Check out these 10 reasons why Seville is an ideal study abroad destination. 1.Culture This city is the very heart of Andalusian culture, known for its relaxed attitude and love for tapas. Their culture also embodies their love for music and dance, which is to be expected from the birthplace of Flamenco. 2.The People The sevillanos are warm and welcoming, loved for their charm and hospitality. You won’t find a friendlier bunch of Spaniards anywhere. They’re happy to welcome visitors, students, and anyone else who makes their way to Seville. 3.Dancing The birthplace of Flamenco, you’ll see the Andalusian passion come to life through song, dance, and guitar. Whether you stumble upon an impromptu guitar jam or attend a choreographed theater show, you’ll soon find yourself tapping your feet and clapping your hands right alongside the locals. 4.Vibrant Nightlife In keeping with Spanish traditions, Sevilla hosts an amazing nightlife. From a low key chat at a terrace café to live music and dancing, Sevilla’s nightlife has something for everyone. Be sure to get out there and experience this unique facet of Spanish culture – if you can keep up with the sevillanos that is! 5.Fería de Abril Every spring Sevilla throws the biggest celebration in Spain. This week long festival draws in people from all over Spain to take part in the round the clock spectacle of flamenco dancing, bullfighting, music, food and much more. While you might end up dancing the night away, be sure to partake in all the daily events that give you a look at Spanish traditions and cultural insights. 6.Architecture Home to the biggest cathedral in the world (although the English and Italians will argue), Sevilla boasts some of the most impressive architecture in Spain. You’ll see wonders such as the Alcazar, the Cathedral, and the Giralda tower. 7.Bullfights Known worldwide for one of the finest bullfighting rings, Seville provides an eye opening look at this national sport. The Plaza de Toros de la Real Maestranza de Caballería de Sevilla, Spain’s oldest and most impressive bullring, brings in some of the country’s best matadors during the season to partake in the country’s beloved tradition. 8.CEA GlobalCampus Get a hands-on experience as you study Humanities, Spanish, or Liberal Arts and Sciences at the CEA Global Campus. Plus, studying at the GlobalCampus gives you exclusive access to places and experiences otherwise not open to American students. 9.The Vibe On paper it’s one of Spain’s most important cities, but with the infectiously happy and laid back atmosphere, don’t be surprised to find yourself immersed in conversation with a friendly local as you stroll the streets. 10.The Weather With mild winters and warm springs the weather is ideal. Whether you’re looking to escape the winter snow or want to see the orange tress line the city’s squares in the spring, you can’t go wrong studying in Seville. What’s not to love about Seville? From the people to the culture and educational offerings, Seville is nothing less than enchanting. Visit our website for more information and start planning for your study abroad experience in Seville. Sound good? Apply Now to study abroad this spring in Seville!
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