Communication & Journalism
in Seville, Spain
This is a six credit, four-week summer program, led by Auburn faculty in the beautiful city of Seville, Spain. The two courses offered will be PRCM2400 - Foundations of PR and PRCM - PR Case Studies. The program is open to ALL majors and offers six credits (electives) in the areas of Communication and Journalism and Public Relations. There are no prerequisites for these courses and there is no Spanish language requirement since all instruction is in English. The curriculum includes classroom time, as well as four weeks of strategic blogging assignments and other online projects. The primary focus is on visits to communication, journalism, and public relations focused businesses in Seville. Cultural tours and activities are interwoven in to the trip. This is a unique opportunity to interact with international professionals and to experience a premier world city and its unique culture.
Extensive walking on uneven surfaces, including cobblestone. Stairs will be used on site visits and in some cases in homes students will be staying in. Public transportation (taxi/bus/metro/train).
Students will be selected based on both their academic record (minimum GPA of 2.25 and 3.0 at time of application for undergraduates and graduates, respectively) and the ability of the individual to meet all objectives, participate in all activities, and evaluate all related tasks.
Availability is on a first-come-first-serve basis. (Students will be advised of all pre-departure deadlines upon registration.) Students should be able to easily travel using mass transit (trains, busses, etc.). A passport is required.
- 15 Feb 2020: Program application deadline
- 20 May 2020: Arrival day at Seville
- 21 May 2020: Classes begin
- 18 June 2020: Classes end
- 19 June 2020: Move out date, end of program
Program participants will take two courses for a total of six credits.These courses are study abroad elective course offered during the summer semester to all Auburn University majors.
These courses also fulfill 6 hours of the 18 hour Communications Minor.
- PRCM 2400: Foundations of Public Relations
- PRCM 2500: Public Relations Case Studies & Ethics
The program fee is $7,252 which includes the cost of courses, housing, meals, activities, excursions and site visits, transportation within Seville, Auburn University international insurance and cancellation insurance,and HTH medical insurance through Global Ed Programs. This does not include the Auburn Abroad Fee of $691.
For a complete description of charges and estimated expenses, download a copy of the LA.CMJN.Seville.Budget2020.pdf
PAYMENT AND WITHDRAWAL DATES
- 1 Mar 2020: First payment installment of $3,075 billed to eBill.
- 20 Mar 2020: Due date for first payment installment. Withdrawals after this date will incur a $1,000 penalty.
- 20 Mar 2020: Second payment installment of $3,075 billed to eBill.
- 10 Apr 2020: Due date for second payment installment. There will be no refund after this date.
Students will live with a Spanish host family. Housing is a key element to the success of any study or work abroad experience. All placements 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 issued to students before arrival describes the housing, amenities, occupants, location, description of the neighborhood and a distance chart to local points of interest. Students will be paired with families but each will have their own room.
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) born outside Italy. 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
Students will participate in a variety of afternoon activities designed to enhance their appreciation of the city’s history and local cultural. Activities include:
- Welcome Dinner exposing students to local Spanish foods
- Horse & Carriage Ride through the city
- Walking tour
- Cathedral tour
- Triana tour
- Experience the culinary and social event called "Tapaeando"
- Afternoon Coffee along the Guadalquivir River
- Flamenco Show
- Bicycle Tour of Seville
- Cooking class
- Visit an Arab Tea House
- Farewell Dinner
Excursion to Cádiz:
In southern Spain, along the Costa de la Luz, you will find the beaches of Cadiz with its 260 kilometres of coastline and some of the most beautiful beaches you could imagine. This Andalusian province is washed by the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. It has many protected nature areas which include salt flats, sand dunes, pine forests, pastureland where fighting bulls are reared, springs, cliffs... Here you will also find small fishing villages and traditional fishermen, with their whitewashed houses and peaceful streets. You can enjoy their craft and sports shops, restaurants offering excellent, local fresh fish and shellfish, and open-air terrace bars.
Excursion to Granada:
Program participants will be spending a weekend in Granada, an evoking city where multiple civilizations that once lived on Andalusia soil let a cultural legacy that is a marvel of the world. The Alhambra is the joy that crowns this beautiful city at the foot of the Sierra Nevada mountain range.
Excursion to Córdoba:
Spend a day in Cordoba and explore its treasures starting with the Alcazar de los Reyes Cris5anos. Walk through and enjoy the beauty of Córdoba’s famous Mezquita, spectacular testimony to the Califalian age. Explore the Jewish quarter, full of life and great shops. Walk through Córdoba’s streets including the “Callejón de las Flores” and “Plaza de los Gran Maimonides”, stopping off at the Sinagogue.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
If you DO NOT have a PASSPORT, please check for the nearest local passport office at www.travel.state.gov. 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.
- This program does NOT require a student visa for U.S. Citizens.
- Non-U.S. Citizens should verify visa requirements
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact the Faculty Director listed at the top of the page with any program specific questions.