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Study abroad in
Seville, Spain

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Study abroad in Seville and immerse into student life in the heart of al-Andalus culture. This small city offers a down-to-earth lifestyle and a relaxed experience. Enjoy a café con leche and hone your global competence skills as you chat with locals. Relax at a tapas bar after your study sessions or internship work hours. Learn the flamenco and explore the winding streets of the Barrio Santa Cruz when you study abroad in Seville.

Programs to love in Seville

Programs to love in Seville

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Arts & Sciences

Arts & Sciences

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, University of Seville

This versatile program allows you to choose the courses you’re most interested in, taught in English and Spanish, at our CEA Seville Center and two partner universities. An optional service learning experience is also available.

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  • Starting at $13,595
Health Sciences & Society

Health Sciences & Society

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University

Designed for a wide range of areas related to sport, health and wellness, you’ll gain an appreciation of global trends related to these topics while studying in Seville. In this interdisciplinary program you’ll explore the juncture at which health and society merge.  Language courses are available at all levels with a unique opportunity to study Spanish for Health Science.  Courses at the CEA Seville Center draw upon the city as a laboratory for active-learning activities urging students to identify personal connections to in-class topics.

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  • Starting at $13,595
Liberal Arts & Spanish Culture

Liberal Arts & Spanish Culture

CEA Seville Center

Designed for students at all levels of Spanish ability, this program allows you to engage with the richness of Sevillian culture while exploring Liberal Arts courses in a variety of disciplines, including sociology, Spanish language, psychology, and more. Whether you select a Spanish language course or Liberal Arts electives taught in English, active engagement with the surrounding community is emphasized. Your instructors draw upon Seville as an extended classroom, encouraging discovery through a variety of culturally-focused activities. In addition, CEA offers its Academic-Integrated Cultural Activities Program (AICAP), providing additional opportunity for cultural exploration. 

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  • Starting at $4,595
Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona

Exploring Spain: Business & Culture in Seville & Barcelona

CEA Seville Center, CEA Barcelona Center

Can’t choose between a summer in Seville, Barcelona, or Madrid? Explore all three in this multi-city program! A diverse range of course offerings and activities enhance your broad spectrum of experiences in these Spanish cities, each known for its unique culture and history.

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  • Starting at $7,995
Community Engagement & Language Acquisition

In this flexible program, you can choose how you want to engage! By enrolling in a service learning course, enrolling in a second language acquisition course, and (above all) by engaging in the local community, you'll learn both language and culture interactively.

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  • Starting at $13,595
Study + Internship in Seville

Study + Internship in Seville

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University, EUSA University Center

Build marketable skills while gaining résumé-boosting experience in a city that offers a down-to-earth lifestyle, as well as a multitude of meaningful and impactful internship opportunities. The Study + Internship program in Seville allows you to make steady progress toward your academic degree while developing practical skills in fields such as marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and more.

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  • Starting at $6,795
Communication, Media Studies & Tourism Management

Communication, Media Studies & Tourism Management

CEA Seville Center, EUSA University Center

Choose courses taught in your choice of English or Spanish, in subject areas that fit your academic, career, and personal interests. Taking courses at the CEA Seville Center and our partner, EUSA University Center, allow you the flexibility to tailor your learning experience.

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  • Starting at $13,595
International Business

International Business

CEA Seville Center, Pablo de Olavide University

Study business through an international lens in this hybrid program. As Spain’s only inland port, Seville has long served as a center of trade and commerce in the region; visits to local businesses enhance lessons learned in the classroom and enrich your experience.

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  • Starting at $13,595
Exercise & Sport Science

Exercise & Sport Science

CEA Seville Center

Imagine yourself in Seville enrolled in our Exercise & Sport Science program, gaining academic and professional knowledge in sport psychology or sports nutrition, or other cultural electives.  Interact with leading professionals in the field through a special lecture series that explores topics such as the emotional and psychological factors involved in recovering from an injury. A cooking workshop will demonstrate how the Mediterranean diet can be applied to sports nutrition to support elite athletes’ performance.  We developed this unique program to provide opportunities for in-depth study in subject areas where study abroad options are few.  Through this intensive, four-week program you will advance your academic and professional goals against the backdrop of Seville as a laboratory for active-learning.  This program is ideal for students of various majors including Exercise & Sport Science, Nutrition, Psychology, and Sport Management.  

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  • Starting at $4,595
Advanced Spanish Language & Culture

Advanced Spanish Language & Culture

CEA Seville Center, University of Seville

Designed for students at the high intermediate and above Spanish language level, this program allows you to improve your Spanish proficiency while exploring local culture. Classes are taught in Spanish; you may choose an elective course taught in English.

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  • Starting at $13,595
Internship in Seville

Internship in Seville

CEA Seville Center

Build marketable skills while gaining résumé-boosting experience in a city that offers a down-to-earth lifestyle, as well as a multitude of meaningful and impactful internship opportunities. The Internship in Seville program allows you to develop practical skills in fields such as marketing, management, finance, hospitality, and more.  Our strong academic focus and personalized placements dedicated to meaningful experiences that make a real impact, allow you to give your career a boost while gaining the international experience you’ve been seeking.

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  • Starting at $6,095
What's included in your Program'

What's included in your Program

From housing to excursions, our inclusions make studying abroad easy!
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising
  • Visa & Immigration Advising
  • Financial Advising
  • Tuition and Registration
  • Airport Pick-up
  • On-site Orientation
  • City Tour
  • On-site Staff Support
  • 24/7 Emergency Assistance
  • Travel Medical Insurance
  • International Emergency Service Support
  • Welcome & Farewell Events
  • Centrally Located Housing
  • Transportation Pass
  • Wellness Activities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Language Exchanges
  • Volunteer Opportunities
  • Excursions
  • Student Clubs & Organizations
  • Host Institution Services & Amenities
  • Career & Re-entry Workshop
  • Official Transcript(s)

Córdoba

Northern Morocco

Lisbon

Tarifa & Baelo Claudia

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You’ll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we’ve offered in the past.

*In an effort to offer lower-cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Madrid

Experience another side of contemporary Spain in its political and commercial capital, Madrid. This centrally located city bridges the mountainous regions to the north, the Mediterranean coast, and the southern reaches of Andalusia. Here, you’ll explore a range of cultural, social, and economic sites at the intersection of tradition and innovation.

Córdoba

Explore the colorful fusion of cultures and long, rich history of Córdoba. Once one of Europe’s most important capitals, the city has long been a melting pot of cultural influences where Muslims, Christians, and Jews co-existed peacefully. This small Andalusian city is full of iconic monuments, like the Mezquita, the Great Mosque of Córdoba, and the old Jewish quarter, home to the 1315 synagogue (one of only three left in Spain.) Córdoba has produced many influential philosophers, scientists, and artists, as well as a lively tradition of flamenco dancing.

Granada

Explore Spain’s most visited monument, the Alhambra, a 14th century Arab palace with magnificent architecture and lush gardens. Note the Moorish influence that pervades the narrow cobblestone streets of the Albaicin. Enjoy a cup of tea—and amazing city views—at a traditional tea house. Seven centuries of Moorish influence makes Granada the most Arabesque place in the western world.

Ronda

Authors Ernest Hemingway and Orson Welles spent summers in Ronda, writing about its beauty and traditions. Famous for the deep El Tajo gorge that carries the rio Guadalevín through its center, you won’t want to miss the breathtaking views from the 18th century Puente Nuevo bridge. Ronda is also famous as the birthplace of modern bullfighting and boasts one of Spain’s oldest bullrings.

Carmona

Just a short distance from Seville, Carmona overlooks the Andalusian central plains and is known for its olive oil and cattle. Pass by Carmona’s Moorish walls, fountains, and city gates on your way to the city’s famous tapas crawl, “Ruta de las Tapas.” You’ll also enjoy a holistic Oleovisit experience, where all five senses come alive at a “liquid gold” tasting on an olive farm.

Northern Morocco

The northwestern tip of Africa is just 10 miles from Andalusia. Make this short continental crossing to discover the intercultural complexities, unique beauty, and mystery of northern Morocco. You’ll love exploring the whitewashed streets and buzzing activity of life in the medinas, the traditional city centers that are today’s commercial hubs.

Aracena

Aracena, the largest town in Sierra de Aracena and Picos de Aroche Natural Park, sits at the foot of a 12th-century castle. Visit the spectacular Gruta de las Maravillas, or limestone caverns, and learn about sustainable agriculture at a traditional farm. Here you’ll see age-old practices in action and learn about the production of local pork products, a.k.a. an ideal opportunity to sample the region’s world-renown jamon (ham).

Lisbon

Experience centuries of fascinating history as you navigate the cobblestone streets perched atop the seven hills of Lisbon, Portugal. History and tradition come to life as you tour sites like St. George’s Castle and Belem Tower and take in a live Fado musical performance. Contrast this historic charm with the city’s fashionable, cosmopolitan vibe, evident in foodie-worthy restaurants and designer night clubs that attract university students and beautiful people from all over the continent. 21st century architecture and feats of engineering define the 1998 World Exposition sites. You'll love discovering Lisbon's breathtaking sights and enjoying the nearby beach resorts around its coast.

Jerez & Sanlucar

On this day trip, you'll discover both a rural Andalusian landscape and a picturesque coastal town. First, you'll learn about the centuries-old breeding and schooling of Arabian and Spanish horses in a modern-day sustainable farm that also produces the world famous local sherry wine, fino. After a wine tasting and a demonstration of the horses’ ability, we visit Sanlucar, a traditional sea-side town where the Guadalquivir river meets the Atlantic Ocean. Take a pleasant stroll by the water, swim, and sample fresh fish and seafood, among other local gastronomical delights.

Tarifa & Baelo Claudia

This day trip allows you to experience three distinct and influential cultures as you explore the European continent's gateway to Africa. Highlights of the day include a guided visit to the wonderfully preserved Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, an opportunity to shop (or window shop) in a medina-style-meets-design-boutique neighborhood, and relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the Spain's Atlantic coast.

Sevilla tiene un color especial…take advantage of Seville’s unique flavor! CEA offers immersion and experiential activities to match your interests. Whether you enjoy concerts, clubs, sports, cooking classes, language exchanges, dancing, urban art, or something entirely different, CEA Seville’s on-site staff helps you connect to local culture.

Vision of Flamenco: Flamenco Workshop and Show

Flamenco, a UNESCO-declared “Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity,” is an emblematic symbol of Spanish culture and art. Seville’s Triana neighborhood, a.k.a. the birthplace of flamenco, is home to dozens of small bars that host live performances. In an interactive workshop, you’ll learn flamenco’s legacy and receive basic musical and dance instruction. You’ll also attend a professional flamenco show; be prepared to feel powerful emotions, from profound sorrow to great joy.

Say It Like It Is: Language Exchange with Locals

Commonly known as intercambios, CEA structures these fun language exchange events to connect you with your Spanish peers. Conversations about the event of the day (soccer night, movie night, etc.) make it easy to practice your Spanish language skills while getting to know local students and sharing each other’s cultural influences.

Death in the Afternoon: Bullfight Workshop and Bullring Experience

Bullfights are a national—and controversial—spectacle in Spain. The corrida takes place in a large outdoor arena known as the plaza de toros. In order to contextualize the experience and place it within its historical and cultural tradition, CEA offers a workshop where you’ll explore bullfighting’s symbolic elements and structure, as well as proper spectator etiquette. You may choose to attend Seville's Maestranza bullring, known as one of the corrida’s finest and most demanding venues.

Slice It and Dice It: Spanish Regional Cuisine Workshop

After sampling local cuisine, it’s only normal to want to be able to eat these foods for a lifetime! In this workshop, you’ll gain an overview of Spanish cuisine from a socio-historical perspective. Then you’ll have a hands-on opportunity to prepare local dishes, expanding both your knowledge and appreciation of local culinary habits.

Cathedral of Seville Visit

Construction on the Cathedral of Seville began in 1402 and continued into the 16th century. Take a guided tour of Spain’s largest cathedral and Seville’s most-visited monument, including a climb up the Giralda tower to experience breathtaking views of Seville. You’ll also see the (contested) burial site of Christopher Columbus.

Workshops

  • Seville Under the Photographic Lens Workshop
  • Arab and Jewish Heritage Walking Tours
  • Contemporary Art Museum Guided Visit

Seville Volunteering Program: CEA ACT

ACT stands for Amigos in Community Transformation. Volunteering is a wonderful way to integrate into and experience local culture while contributing to a worthy cause. CEA’s established relationships with non-profit organizations allow you to work with the young, old, and/or disabled. Past students say that volunteering was an important part of their study abroad experience, as it helped them improve their language skills and gain a deeper appreciation for the local culture.

*Please note: If you intend to volunteer, intern, or participate in service learning with children, you must obtain a criminal background check prior to departure for your program. Please contact your Site Specialist for more information. 

Career and Re-entry Workshops

This set of two workshops called MAP (Make Abroad Purposeful) helps you make the most of your study abroad experience through guided planning and processing. The MAP I session, taking place during your program orientation, will teach you how to get involved in the local community and your program in meaningful ways. The MAP II session, usually scheduled during the last few weeks of your program, gives you the tools you need to construct a narrative about your study abroad experience that you can use in job interviews. You’ll also find out how to integrate study abroad into your résumé.

AICAP
We'll enhance your courses with academic field excursions through our Academic Integrated Cultural Activities Program (AICAP). AICAP provides immersive, active learning experiences that range from cooking and flamenco workshops, to overnight excursions. AICAP activities usually meet weekly in the evenings.

Mobile Journalist Program

Want to build your digital portfolio while you study abroad? Join the Mobile Journalist (MOJO) program! You’ll blog, photograph, and video your experience abroad, then share them on social media.

Alumni Ambassador Program

Your study abroad adventure doesn’t have to end when your program is over. Keep sharing your study abroad love on your home campus…become an Alumni Ambassador! This internship allows you to help other students on their study abroad journeys while gaining work experience and growing your professional network.

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What's included in your Program'

Seville Housing

Available:

 Semester

CEA students studying in Seville during Spring and Fall semesters have the option of living in apartments while abroad. Generally located downtown, these apartments cater to independent, do-it-yourself-type students who want to experience Seville just as the locals do. Cook delicious Andalusian meals with your roommates in your kitchen, explore the personality of the surrounding neighborhood, and make your new Spanish apartment a home. Apartments available only during Fall and Spring semesters.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Seville Center: 30-35 minutes walking
  • University of Seville: 30-35 minutes walking
  • Pablo de Olavide University: 25-40 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • N/A

Roommates

  • 2 students per room
  • 2-6 students per apartment

Unit Amenities

  • Shared kitchenette
  • Shared  co-ed bathroom
  • Partial bed linens included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Space heater
  • Fans available
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Available:

Semester
Summer

Engage in Seville’s colorful culture firsthand when you live in a homestay with a Sevillian family. For the culture-seeking student whose study abroad goals include improving Spanish language skills and cultural understanding, homestays provide the opportunity to dive headfirst into the daily lives of Seville's locals.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Seville Center: 30-35 minutes walking
  • University of Seville: 30-35 minutes walking
  • Pablo de Olavide University: 25-40 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • 3 Meals per day (M-Sun)

Roommates

  • 1-2 students per room
  • 1-4 students per Homestay

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen: shared storage space available; no cooking allowed.
  • Shared: co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer only
  • Space heaters
  • Air Conditioning or Fans Available
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Available:

Semester
Summer (except not available for students on summer Internship programs)

Experience a Spanish living environment with an independent twist when you sign up to live in CEA’s Casa de Sevilla. A homestay and apartment hybrid, this housing option enables you to sample the best of both worlds. Like a homestay, you’ll enjoy the personalized experience of a host who prepares meals, cleans, and interacts with you, yet does not live with you. Like an apartment, you’ll reside in independent living quarters where you can come and go as you please and live with other CEA or Spanish students.

Typical Commute

  • CEA Seville Center:: 30-35 minutes walking
  • University of Seville: 30-35 minutes walking
  • Pablo de Olavide University: 25-40 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • 3 Meals per day (M-Sat)

Roommates

  • 2 students per room
  • 4-40 students per Casa de Sevilla

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen: shared storage space available; no cooking allowed.
  • Shared: co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Washer only
  • Space heater
  • Fans available
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Summer (Note: This option is not available to students on a summer Internship program.)

The American concept of the residence hall has been adapted to fit within a traditional Sevillian style building that accommodates from 15 to 40 students. Residencias are centrally located and the buildings interior space reflects historic architecture and design. Residencias offer students the benefits of an apartment while providing the services of a homestay such as meals, weekly laundry, and cleaning. Students can expect basic but comfortable furniture in the rooms, and staff to help with any maintenance issues. Students will enjoy an international environment that makes it easy to meet local and other international students. Residencias placements are limited and filled on a first-come, first-serve basis (Additional Fee applies).

Typical Commute

  • CEA Seville Center: 30-35 minutes walking
  • University of Seville: 30-35 minutes walking
  • Pablo de Olavide University: 45-60 minutes by metro

Meals Included

  • 3 meals per day (M-Sun, except holidays)

Roommates

  • 2 students per room
  • 15-40 students per Residence Hall

Unit Amenities

  • Limited kitchen: shared storage space available; no cooking allowed.
  • Shared: co-ed bathroom
  • Bed linens included
  • Towels included
  • Internet access
  • Telephone access available
  • Washer and dryer
  • Central heating
  • Air conditioning

Additional Fees

  • Shared Room: $200 - $500 for summer / $1,300 - $2,100 for semester
  • Single Room: $200 - $700 for summer / $2,500 - $3,500 for semester
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While CEA highly recommends that you choose one of our Seville housing options provided, you also have the option to arrange independent housing. If your ideal housing scenario includes living in a particular neighborhood, having specific amenities or living with a specific person as your roommate, then independent housing could be just the ticket for you.

Use the online housing application form to request permission for this option no later than the application closure date. If your request is approved, you will receive a rebate for your housing payment, however CEA will not provide you with any assistance setting up independent housing. Keep in mind, rebates are not granted to students who move out of their CEA housing or choose to pursue independent living arrangements after the application closure date.

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What's included in your Program'

Institutions

CEA Seville Center
CEA Seville Center

The CEA Seville Center was founded in 2006 to provide North American students with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that’s enhanced by its location. Courses are offered in Spanish and English, offering you the opportunity to both improve your language skills and further your academic pursuits in a variety of subjects, with Seville as your classroom. 

Courses at the CEA Seville Center allow you to delve into the diverse history, politics, culture, and art of Spain, incorporating components that expose you to elements of the city, from monuments and museums to businesses, local food markets, and government agencies. You’ll be encouraged to explore on your own and challenged to draw connections between the subjects you study in class and your observations outside of the classroom. Not only will this help you get to know Seville, but also help you gain insight into how Spain fits into a larger European context. 

CEA Seville Center curriculum provides the tools and direction you need to learn about Spain and reflect on your own country and culture. Expect to actively participate in classes, as faculty will facilitate your intellectual, cultural, and emotional growth through lively discussions. 

Courses taught at the Seville Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Seville Center, you will receive credit from UNH.  

Accreditation

Courses at CEA Seville Center are designed in conjunction with, approved, and transcripted by the University of New Haven. UNH is regionally accredited by the New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE), formerly known as the Commission on Institutions of Higher Education of the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc (NEASC).

Grading

Professors at the CEA Seville Center will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating the final grade, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

CEA Seville Center uses the following grading system:

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA and approved by UNH.
  • Most faculty are bilingual (Spanish/English) and represent diverse backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA students, not with native Spanish students.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to local classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • The maximum class size for language courses is 15 students and 25 students for elective courses. These small class sizes mean personalized attention from instructors.

Amenities
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Area
  • CEA Academic Resources
  • Travel Books & Resources
  • Digital Resources from UNH Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Academic Advising
  • Tutoring
  • Language Learning Services
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
Pablo de Olavide University
Pablo de Olavide University

Pablo de Olavide University was founded in 1997 and has a modern 345-acre campus located five miles from Seville's city center, easily accessible by bus or train. While the university is located outside the city center, its campus offers amenities and student services not often available in more centralized, urban campuses, including modern athletic, laboratory, and technical facilities.  

You’ll take courses through the International Center at Pablo de Olavide; courses have been developed and are taught by professors from the university. You may enroll in Spanish language courses in addition to electives in both English and Spanish, a diversity that’s appreciated by visiting students. The university currently enrolls approximately 11,000 students.

The campus, faculty, and academic programs at Pablo de Olavide University provide a wonderful immersion experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of daily Spanish university life and student culture. 

Accreditation

Pablo de Olavide University is a fully accredited, state-run institution that is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning. UPO is aligned with the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) standards.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.

Per Pablo de Olavide University, interpretation of the Spanish grading scale is as follows: 

Spanish Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

Spanish Verbal Grade

U.S. Verbal

Equivalent

10

A+

Matricula de Honor

With Honors

9.5 - 9.9

A

Sobresaliente

Excellent

9 - 9.4

A-

Sobresaliente

Excellent

8.5 - 8.9

B+

Notable

Very Good

8 - 8.4

B

Notable

Very Good

7.5 - 7.9

B

Notable

Very Good

7 - 7.4

B-

Notable

Very Good

6.5 - 6.9

C+

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

6 - 6.4

C

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5.5 - 5.9

C

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5 - 5.4

C-

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

0 - 4.9

F

Suspenso

Fail

 

N/A

N.P.: No Presentado

Incomplete, no credits

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty will teach your language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 18 students for language courses and between 10 and 30 students for electives. You will be in class primarily with other North American students, though there may be other international participants.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Bookstore
University of Seville
University of Seville

Founded in 1505, today the University of Seville is one of the largest institutions in Spain. You’ll share the hallways and university facilities with Spanish students of the Facultad de Filología and the Facultad de Geografía e Historia (Schools of Philology, Geography and History), located in an 18th century building that originally housed the Royal Tobacco Factory and served as the backdrop for the opera Carmen. With such a long and prestigious history, it’s not surprising that the University of Seville is so well-regarded. 

More than 70,000 students attend the University of Seville, with an international student population of about 4,000. You’ll take courses through Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras, which offers courses taught in Spanish in variety of disciplines. By attending class with locals, you can immerse into Spanish university life and student culture.  

Accreditation

The University of Seville is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning. Its degrees are all adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) standards.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.                                                        

Spanish Verbal GradeUS Verbal EquivalentSpanish Number GradeUS Letter Equivalent
Matricula de honorWith honors10.00+A+
SobrasalienteExcellent9.00 - 10.00A
SobrasalienteExcellent9.00 - 10.00A-
NotableVery Good8.00 - 8.99B+
NotableVery Good7.50 - 7.99B
NotableVery Good7.00 - 7.49B-
AprobadoAdequate / Pass6.50 - 6.99C+
AprobadoAdequate / Pass5.50 - 6.49C
AprobadoAdequate / Pass5.00 - 5.49C-
SuspensoInsufficient / Fail4.50 - 4.99D
SuspensoInsufficient / Fail0.00 - 4.49F
No presentadoIncomplete / Exam not takenN/AN/A
Assistencia insuficienteInsufficient attendance (80% required)N/AN/A

 

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty teach language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 12 and 40 students.
  • You will attend class with other U.S. students.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Bookstore
EUSA University Center
EUSA University Center

EUSA University Center is a Spanish private university located in the heart of Seville. Academically credited by the University of Seville, EUSA has catered to the learning needs of over 55,000 national and international students since 1961. Each year, about 10-15% of the student body is made up of international students. This exceptional academic environment is directly linked to the world of business and labor market needs, promoting innovation and creativity, and adding value to present-day society. 

The EUSA campus is one of Europe's most modern educational settings, featuring audio-visual production equipment, comprehensive technology, and new facilities. It fosters intercultural exchange and cooperation among both international and Spanish students completing undergraduate, graduate, and vocational studies. Academic offerings for visiting students are wide and diverse. 

Study abroad offerings include over 30 different subject areas taught in Spanish and English, ranging from media studies, business, journalism, and human resources to tourism. You’ll attend class with other international students and Spanish students. Courses are developed and taught by professors from both EUSA and the University of Seville.

Accreditation

EUSA is a private university center, affiliated with the University of Seville and owned by the Chamber of Commerce in Seville. Its degrees are accredited by the Ministry of Education and adapted to the European Higher Education Area (EHEA) standards. EUSA is also recognized and verified by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.

EUSA Courses

Spanish Verbal Grade

U.S. Verbal Equivalent

Spanish Number Grade

U.S. Letter Equivalent

Matricula de honor

With Honors

10

A+

Sobresaliente

Excellent

9-10

A

Notable

Very Good

7-8

B

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5-6

C

Suspenso

Fail

0-4

F

No presentado

Incomplete

-

N/A

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty from EUSA/University of Seville teach courses.
  • Periodic exams, out-of-classroom activities, homework assignments, and final exams are required.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between three and 40 students for all courses. You may be in class with both local and international students.

Amenities
  • Student Offices
  • Clubs & Organizations
  • Student Center
  • Student Lounge
  • Study Room
  • University Library
  • Computer Lab
  • Printing Facilities
  • Student ID
  • Multi-Media
  • Internet Access & Wi-Fi
  • Language Exchange with Local Students
  • Fitness Facilities
  • Cultural Engagement
  • Dining Facilities
  • Copy & Mail Center
  • On-campus ATM
  • Bookstore
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Victor Gonzalez

Center Director
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Mary Alice Soriero

Academic Director
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Carolina Cisneros

Academic Advisor
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Esther Morante

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Aranoa Roldan

Student Services Coordinator