Spanish Studies Abroad has provided unique learning experiences for students in Seville since 1969. Spanish Studies facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion of the culture. With a strong dedication to academic integrity and an emphasis on the personal growth of the student, they have developed a reputation for the superior quality and value of its programs. Some features of the program include:
- A curriculum with a wide variety of course offerings
- Native Spanish professors
- All classes taught in Spanish
- Average class size of 10-12 students
- On-site Resident Director & staff
- Internship, volunteer & community service opportunities
- All-inclusive day & overnight study trips
- Three-day weekends for independent travel
- Structured intercambios with Spanish students learning English
- Monthly fiestas at the Center for American and Spanish with students studying critical thinking & social sensitivity
The Center is a short walk from the University of Seville and some of Spain's most glorious historic sites.
- Four computer labs which include 40+ PC computers available for student use
Five patios, a library & study rooms
Classrooms equipped with VCRs & televisions
Daily Internet access & personal email accounts
Our Seville program model is unique in that we have:
a long tradition of anchoring our programs in a commitment to academic excellence
academic independence to adjust curriculum to best meet students' needs
the promotion of maximum intellectual and cultural engagement
Spanish Studies Abroad teachers who are dedicated to students' academic & cultural growth
Semester/ Academic Year Program Options:
A homestay gives students a unique insight into Spanish culture by allowing them to become part of a Spanish family. The same-sex student residences house mainly Spaniards. The common areas have refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, computers with internet access and TVs for use at no extra charge.
The Seville, Spain semester abroad is an SMU Affiliated Program. As such, all Federal and State aid (except work study) and up to $2,000 in SMU institutional aid may be applied to the program's costs.
- Double occupancy room & full board
- Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities
- Health Insurance
- Computer access & high-speed internet access
- Spanish Studies transcript
- Support of onsite staff
Scholarship and Funding Information
Students should research the details of non-SMU scholarships for applicability and see the Director of Study Abroad for other scholarship and grant opportunities.
Apply online to the Spanish Studies Abroad. Complete the Saint Mary's required paperwork, application may be picked up in the Study Abroad Office, Saint Mary’s Hall, Room 136.
Acceptance is contingent on a thorough review of the student's application and subsequent approval from Spanish Studies.
1. Pay $300 non-refundable program deposit payable to SMU.
2. Attend all orientation sessions.
3. Obtain a passport. Submit a copy of the first page to the Study Abroad Office.
4. Obtain a student visa. Spanish immigration regulations require visa applications to be submitted at least 60 days prior to anticipated travel to Spain.
5. Arrange travel plans. Submit a copy of your flight itinerary to the Study Abroad Office.
6. Purchase the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for $25 in the Study Abroad Office.
Seville encompasses the culture of Southern Spain. In this picturesque city, you will discover
- Moorish palaces and renaissance garden
Flower-decked patios, paintings, and statues
Flamenco dancing and music
Bull fights at La Real Maestranza de Caballería
Siesta, tortillas, and the Spanish way of life
The best times to study abroad in Seville are fall and spring. The summer can become unbearably hot, spurring the locals to head south to the coast for more temperate weather. Winter brings rain and slightly cooler temperatures, but remains mild due to Seville's southern location.
When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Spain is seven hours ahead.
The currency in Spain is the Euro. Euro bank notes come in the following denominations: 5, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200 and 500. Coins are in denominations of 1, 2, 5, 10, 20, 50, 1 euro and 2 euro.
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