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*AU Liberal Arts - Spanish Language, Culture and Internship Program in Seville, Spain
Seville, Spain
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2014 04/30/2014** Rolling Admission 09/14/2014 12/12/2014

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
College/School: College of Liberal Arts Department/School: Foreign Languages and Literatures
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Auburn University Internship/Externship AU Faculty Director: Lourdes Betanzos, betanlo@auburn.edu
Majors: Foreign Languages & Literatures Majors, Liberal Arts Majors Click here for a definition of this term Student Level: JR-Junior, SR-Senior
Click here for a definition of this term GPA: 2.5 Applicant Restrictions: Only AU students may apply
Program Description:

 

Spanish Language, Culture and Internship
 
Program in Seville, Spain
 

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Auburn University´s Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures has recently launched a new semester program in Seville, Spain offering 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. 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 may also 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.

ELIGIBILITY

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.
  • All interns must confirm credit transfer with their home institution before applying.
  • 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.

IMPORTANT DATES

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Fall 2014

  • 14 September 2014: Auburn Arrival
  • 15-16 September 2014: Onsite Orientation
  • 29-30 October 2014: Midterm Exams
  • 12 December 2014: Date classes and Examinations End
  • 13 December 2014: Move out day


Spring 2015

  • 14 January 2015: Auburn Arrival
  • 14-16 January 2015: Onsite Orientation
  • 12-13 March 2015: Midterm Exams
  • 1 May 2015: Date classes and Examinations End
  • 1 May 2015: Move out day

COURSES

Select the document below to find information about courses offered at this program location. It may be possible that students can take other courses at this program location that do not appear on this list, and students should contact the Auburn Faculty Director or see the host institution’s website for current course offerings. Please note that this list does not guarantee availability or exact credit equivalency until they complete the course approval form as part of their application.

Fall.2013.Course.List.pdf

Spring.2014.Course.List.pdf

PROGRAM COSTS

For approximate program costs, check out the complete SevilleBudget.pdf. All students on this program will be only be enrolled in the Auburn Abroad placeholder course (UNIV 4940) at Auburn University for the term and will be charged the Auburn Abroad Fee. Auburn students will also pay for the International Emergency Travel Self Insurance for the duration of their program abroad.  Students will not pay tuition to the host university but may pay other fees, such as optional housing upgrade including a full meal plan.

What’s Included:

  • AU Course Enrollment at the University of Seville (Four courses equivalent to 12 credits)  
  • Housing (self-catered apartments or homestays*)
  • 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 Pickup Service

*Homestays include a full meal plan have an extra fee.

Note: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.

ACCOMMODATIONS

Auburn students have the opportunity to live with a Spanish family or in a self-catered apartment.  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 

LOCATION

Seville, Spain

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

Seville 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 games, music events, theatrical clubs creative writing groups and competitive sports events such as men's and women's soccer, volleyball and basketball.

Excursions to multiple sites will be available throughout the semester allowing Auburn students to allocate their travel stipend to take them to such locations as: Córdoba, Ronda, Cádiz, Granada, Lagos (Portugal), and even Morocco.

PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS

If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check http://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.

VISA REGULATIONS:

  • 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.




 

Last Updated: May 30, 2012