Spanish Language, Culture, and Internship
Program in Seville, Spain
Auburn University´s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures sponsors this exciting semester program in Seville, Spain. This program offers Auburn students the opportunity to take classes through the University of Seville. The University of Seville was founded in 1505 and has more than 65,000 students and the campus and its departments are spread throughout the city. Auburn students will be taking courses in one of the city's most historic monuments, an 18th-century Baroque style building that was once the Royal Tobacco Factory and setting for the opera Carmen.
Auburn students may participate in either the fall, spring, or both semesters. Auburn University's Spanish Language, Culture, and Internship program offers a wonderful setting to meet international students and make lifelong friends, take interesting courses, and add an international dimension to your studies.
Students interested in gaining valuable work experience to add to their resume will participate in an internship for credit related to their academic discipline. The academic component of the internship includes leadership and team-based coaching and incorporates Myers-Briggs training to enhance self-awareness and an understanding of team dynamics.
The University of Seville offers Spanish language courses and content courses available in both Spanish and English. Auburn students will be required to take at least one Spanish language course.
Below is a list of eligibility requirements in order to participate in this program.
- Auburn University students with at least junior standing.
- You must be a minimum of 19 years of age to participate on this program.
- Minimum language requirement: Intermediate level of Spanish.
- A minimum GPA of 2.5 is required to participate in this program.
- Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.
- 20 September 2017: Auburn arrival
- 21 September 2017: On-site orientation
- 14 December 2017: Date classes and examinations end
- 3 February 2018: Auburn arrival and on-site orientation
- 12 May 2018: Date classes and examinations end
- 12 May 2018: Move out day
Select the following document to find information about pre-approved courses offered at this program location: Seville.PreApproved.Courses.pdf
Students may also obtain approval to take courses that are not pre-approved. Refer to the list of UniversityofSeville.Courses.Spring.2017.pdf and contact the Auburn Faculty Director for current course offerings. Please note that this list does not guarantee exact credit equivalency until students complete the course approval form as part of their application.
For approximate program costs, download a copy of the SevilleBudget.2017.2018.pdf
All students on this program will be enrolled in the Auburn Abroad placeholder course (UNIV 4940) for the term and will be charged the Auburn Abroad Fee. The cost of the Auburn University International Insurance is included in the program charge. Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees, such as optional housing upgrade including a full meal plan.
- Course enrollment at the University of Seville (four courses equivalent to 12 credits)
- Housing (homestay)
- Onsite directors & staff
- Cultural activities
- Two overnight and two one-day excursions
- Program orientation
- Pre-departure advising
- Reception & farewell event
- International Medical Insurance through HTH
- Airport pick-up service
Note: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.
Auburn students have the opportunity to live with a Spanish family. Housing accommodations are a key element to the success of any study or work abroad experience. All placements typically have WiFi access and include reasonable use of utilities. Housing assignments are communicated prior to arrival in the form of a housing sheet and are designed to match the needs and expectations of each program participant. The detailed information in our housing sheets describe the housing accommodation, amenities, occupants, location, description of the neighborhood, and a distance chart to local points of interest.
Seville is the artistic, cultural, and financial capital of Southern Spain. The city is renowned for its warm climate and friendly culture, making it an ideal setting for language learning and cultural integration. A stroll through the city's winding cobblestone streets reveals a wide array of bustling sidewalk cafes and tapas bars, spontaneous flamenco performances, and an active nightlife. Internationally known for the grandeur of its Easter Week processions (known as Semana Santa) and April Fair, Seville offers a variety of rich cultural experiences set against historical Roman, Muslim, and Jewish influence.
You will have the opportunity to explore streets built by Rome for its victorious legions. The city of Itálica just a few miles outside Seville is the birthplace of the two first emperors (Trajan and Adrian). You may also visit the minarets and port-defense towers dating back to Seville's Moorish 12th and 13th centuries. The multiple churches in the city show signs of the Middle Ages and the importance of the Catholic faith. Seville, where Christopher Columbus is buried, was the port of the world during the XVI century and is the home of the Indian Archives. If you wish to learn more about modern and contemporary history, the city is full of old pavilions from the Iberoamerican Exposition of 1929 and the Universal Exposition of 1992.
ACTIVITIES AND EXCURSIONS
Program participants have access to a variety of afternoon activities designed to enhance their appreciation of the city's history and local culture. Activities include:
- Welcome dinner exposing students to local Spanish foods
- Horse & carriage ride through the city
- Experience the culinary and social event called "tapeando"
- Afternoon coffee along the Guadalquivir River
- Visit an Arab tea house
- Farewell dinner
Seville also has an active community of students at the University of Seville, where Auburn students can join a language exchange program to meet locals, and participate in activities sponsored by the host institution.
Programmed excursions to various destinations will be available each semester to such locations as Granada, Córdoba, and the Roman ruins of Itálica (destinations may change from term to term). Other popular destinations for students choosing to travel independently include London, Paris, Rome, Dublin, Ronda, Cádiz, Lagos (Portugal), and Morocco.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
- US Citizens staying longer than 90 days will need to obtain a student visa (semester study will require a visa).
- Students will work with the Auburn Abroad office for instructions and support on how to request a student visa.
- Non-US Citizens must check on visa requirements for visits of any duration in Spain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.