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Seville, Spain

Spend a summer in Seville, Spain!

The summer program has two three and a half week terms offering an intensive academic experience with a rich cultural component.

Students participate in a full array of study tours, cultural events and social activities. All courses are taught in Spanish.

Visit the Spanish Studies Seville, Spain Summer Program website.

Courses

The Summer program comprises two 3 1/2 week terms offering an intensive academic experience with a rich cultural component.

Students live in Spanish homes and participate in a full array of study tours, cultural events, and social activities. An oral and written Spanish language placement test is given during orientation each to enable students to work at his or her level of proficiency. The Director uses this test in conjunction with the student’s previous experience to advise which course best suits their individual needs.

Housing

As a part of this program, you will stay with a Spanish family, giving you unique insight into Spanish culture.

A homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room.

Costs/Scholarships

The cost for each individual term is $4,100 and for both terms cost is $7,100.

Since the Seville, Spain summer abroad program does not occur during the regular academic year, Federal, State, and Saint Mary’s institutional aid may not be applied to the program’s costs.

Costs Include:

  • Tuition
  • Double occupancy room & full board
  • Laundry
  • Overnight & local study visits & cultural activities
  • Orientation
  • Health Insurance
  • Computer access & high-speed internet access
  • Spanish Studies transcript
  • Support of onsite staff

Scholarship Information

CC-CS has a scholarship program that is open to all participants. Award recipients are chosen based on the submission of an original essay in Spanish, an essay in English and a faculty recommendation. Students may receive awards up to $2,500.

Scholarship Program Instructions

Students should research the details of non-Saint Mary’s scholarships for applicability and see the Director of Study Abroad for other scholarship and grant opportunities.

Program Dates/Application Deadlines

Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements, such as applying for a student visa.

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Application Procedures

To be eligible, you must have completed 2 semesters or the equivalent of elementary college level Spanish and have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish course work.

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 103.

Acceptance is contingent on a thorough review of the student’s application and subsequent approval from Spanish Studies. Admission decisions are made on a rolling basis. Spanish Studies recommends that you apply as early as possible to allow more time for pre-departure arrangements.

Next Steps

After acceptance, complete the following required items.

  1. Obtain a passport. Submit a copy of the first page to the Study Abroad Office.
  2. Attend all orientation sessions.
  3. Arrange travel plans. Submit a copy of your flight itinerary to the Study Abroad Office.
Culture/City Information

If you are looking to study abroad in Spain, the city of Seville fully embodies the spirit of traditional southern Spanish culture, from flamenco to bullfighting to winding ancient cobblestone streets. The city is indeed the centerpiece of your study abroad experience. A beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, Seville has a temperate climate and rich cultural life.

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

Learn more about the culture of Seville

Climate
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.

Time
When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Spain is seven hours ahead.

Currency
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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Find Us

International Center, The Heights, Room 103
Winona Campus
Hours: Monday–Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

507-457-6996
Fax: 507-457-6917
studyabroad@smumn.edu