Sevilla Course Offerings

 

2020 SPRING SEMESTER PROGRAM:
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester I 2019$9,995Arrive Jan. 30, 2019 – Depart May 15, 2019SESS1
Spring Semester I 2020$9,995Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA)SESS1

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

-Students at any Spanish level can take courses in English.
-In order to take courses taught in Spanish, students must have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 180-225 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit; 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Sevilla. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA – SPRING 2020 SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

  • The final transcript for this program is issued by the Universidad de Sevilla.

  • Each class is 45 contact hours (3 semester credits).

  • Students take 4 or 5 courses from the list below.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.


SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES – FOR BEGINNER AND LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

CLASSES IN ENGLISH

CLASSES IN SPANISH 

Cursos de Filología – Taught in Spanish

Cursos de Geografía e Historia – Taught in Spanish


2019 FALL SEMESTER PROGRAM:
UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Fall Semester I 2019 $9,995Arrive Sept. 18, 2019 – Depart Dec. 12, 2019SESF1

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

-Students at any Spanish level can take courses in English.
-In order to take courses taught in Spanish, students must have completed at least 3 semesters or 5 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Total contact hours: 180-225 per semester. 15 contact hours = 1 semester credit; 10 contact hours = 1 quarter unit.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad de Sevilla. Classes are taken with other American and foreign students.


UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA – FALL 2019 SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS

All students MUST get a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference.

  • The final transcript for this program is issued by the Universidad de Sevilla.

  • Each class is 45 contact hours (3 semester credits).

  • Students take 4 or 5 courses from the list below. 

Below, please find the module offerings from Fall 2018. Fall 2019 module offerings will be updated to this page as soon as they are available. In the meantime, please use the Fall 2018 offerings as a reference, as modules are typically similar from year to year.

COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

SPANISH LANGUAGE CLASSES – FOR BEGINNER AND LOW INTERMEDIATE LEVELS

CLASSES IN ENGLISH

CLASSES IN SPANISH 

Cursos de Filología – Taught in Spanish

Cursos de Geografía e Historia – Taught in Spanish


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAM:
HISPANIC STUDIES AT THE
UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester II 2019 $10,695 Arrive Jan. 25, 2019 – Depart May 24, 2019SESS2
Fall Semester II 2019 $10,695 Arrive Sept. 6, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019SESF2
Spring Semester II 2020 $10,895Arrive Mid. Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA)SESS2

Language Eligibility: open to all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

-Students at any Spanish level can take courses in English.
-Beginner level is for students who have not taken Spanish before.
-In order to take electives taught in Spanish, you must have completed 3-4 semesters or 5-6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.9. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.)

Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester. 16-18 credits may be taken for an additional fee of $185 per additional credit beyond 15.

Final transcript is issued by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Classes are taken with other American students.


SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS AT UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE (UPO)

-COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

-Please note that some electives are taught in English and some in Spanish.

-All classes are offered during both Fall and Spring semesters, unless noted otherwise.

-Certain courses have a lab fee – this is the student’s responsibility and is not included with your ASA program fees.

-All students must take at least one Spanish language class plus 3 or 4 elective courses.

Placement in Spanish Language classes will be determined by a placement exam taken after arrival in Sevilla, so that students will be taking the appropriate Spanish language class(es) for their particular proficiency level.

All students MUST have a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that you know your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference. The UPO will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 courses.


Anthropology

ANTH 215E Health, Healing and Culture: an Introduction to Medical Anthropology (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
This course is an introduction to medical anthropology, emphasizing the literature on health and healing in different cultures. The objectives of the course are to understand health and healing in social and culture contexts, to compare health, illness and healing in different cultures, and to introduce the theoretical orientations used by medical anthropologists and explore topics such as mental health and illness, healers and healing, disease etiologies, health seeking behavior, childbirth, across culture and practical uses for medical anthropology in health care settings. Case studies from Italy, North America, Africa, Europe and Latin America illustrate key concepts.


Art History & Film History

ART 313E History of Spanish Art (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
A survey of major works of art from prehistoric times through the present. Painting, sculpture and architecture are examined in the context of their time and place in history. Special attention is given to the art and culture of Seville.

ART 330 History of Spanish Cinema during the Democracy (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
Spanish cinema undergoes an important transformation following the death of Franco in 1975 and the ensuing democracy. During these last 30 years, Spanish cinema has become a stronger player on the European scene and has gained recognition which was unthinkable only a few decades ago. This course will analyze the historical evolution of this period as well as introduce the student to Spanish films up to the present time. Conducted in Spanish.

ART/SPAN 333E: Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
This course is aimed at establishing the points of convergence and divergence between the history, aesthetics, and social significance of film production in Spain and the U.S. It will address issues such as the political economy of American vs. Spanish cinema, film as a social and cultural indicator, audience reception, and Spanish and American cinema at the crossroads with other arts and cultural discourses. The course includes in-class lectures and screenings, film discussions, written assignments and exams, and field research (*small group work) on a topic to be discussed with your professor.

ART/HIS 347 Seville: The Expression of a City through its Art (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
With this course, students will understand, distinguish and appreciate the different styles that Seville offers to its visitors and citizens. Seville is, in fact, a work of art and this course takes advantage of this to make it its classroom. Each topic begins with an introduction to the history and the keys to understanding the distinctive places and monuments that students will visit. Conducted in Spanish.


Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Sciences

BIO 209E Anatomy and Physiology II (4 U.S. credits; includes lab) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY. Limited Enrollment.
This course provides an anatomical and physiological overview of human structure and function. Human gross anatomy and histology is related to cell, tissue, and organ level physiology for each of the major body systems. Topics include the musculoskeletal and central nervous systems as well as cardiovascular, renal and endocrine systems. Includes lab for 3 hours per week. Pre-requisite: previous Anatomy and Physiology course. Requires lab fee of €80.

BIO 242E Applied Microbiology (4 U.S. credits; includes lab) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY. Limited Enrollment.
This course is an introduction for students to basic concepts and unifying principles of microbiology. The goal of this course is to provide the student with an understanding of the general concepts in microbiology, as well as inform about the general practices used clinically to identify and treat the most common infectious agents. The course is oriented towards the clinical aspects of microbiology, but does introduce historically significant discoveries to convey important topics. The labs are designed to familiarize students with aseptic methods of microbiological techniques and with its applications in clinical and environmental microbiology. A previous course in physiology and anatomy is required to take this class. Includes lab for 3 hours per week. Requires lab fee of €80.

CHE 210E Organic Chemistry I (5 U.S. credits; includes lab)
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY. Limited Enrollment.
Organic chemistry is the chemistry of the compounds of carbon. CHE 210 is the first half of a comprehensive one-year course suitable for science majors. The first semester course includes structural and functional aspects of saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons with various heteroatom functionalities. Discussion focuses on the mechanistic basis for organic compound reactivity. First semester laboratories concentrate on the basic techniques and procedures used in organic syntheses and separations, including microscale techniques. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. infrared spectroscopy) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Includes lab for 3.5 hours per week. Requires lab fee of €80.

CHE 211E Organic Chemistry II (5 U.S. credits; includes lab)
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY. Limited Enrollment.
A continuation of CHE 210 with focus on complex chemical reactions and syntheses utilizing fundamental principles. The study of mechanistic functional group chemistry will be a primary focus. Second semester laboratory extends previously learned macro- and micro-scale techniques to more complex systems and explores chemistry discussed in the lecture portion of the course. In addition, modern analytical techniques (e.g. nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, UV-visible spectroscopy, and mass spectrometry) used in the identification of organic compounds will be discussed. Includes lab for 3.5 hours per week. Pre-requisite: Organic Chemistry I. Requires lab fee of €80.

ECOL 320E Ecological Systems (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
This course examines ecology and its large scale patterns and processes, the elements of time and space in the ecosystems, regulatory elements and the application of ecological principles in solving environmental problems.

NUTR 301E The Mediterranean Diet: from Fiction to Facts (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
The Mediterranean diet is a type of diet found in countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea.  The objective of this course is to show the composition of the authentic Mediterranean diet and study, from a biological point of view,  the components that are responsible for health benefits.  The Mediterranean diet has unique characteristics, as excellent gastronomic properties are combined with a high level of nutritional value.  However, certain “myths” or misconceptions have been created surrounding the Mediterranean diet that are not true and have devalued this diet, which in reality, can improve health and extend longevity.  Finally, the course will also teach students the importance of nutrition and its effects on longevity and age-related illnesses


Business

BUS 325E International Marketing (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
An introduction to international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, marketing across linguistic and cultural borders.

BUS 325 International Marketing (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
An introduction to international marketing. Topics include analytical techniques used in international market research, determining prices and distribution channels in an international context, marketing across linguistic and cultural borders.

BUS 334E International Management 6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
The topics to be covered include the process of internationalization of companies, alternative forms of international business and international alliances (exports, franchises, subsidiaries, licences, strategic alliances, joint ventures…). The class also looks at environmental factors, globalization, management functions, human resources and diversity, different organizational cultures and the role of strategic business management in a globalized world.

BUS 346E International Finance (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics will include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

BUS 346 International Finance (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics will include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

BUS 353E International Financial Accounting (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
Accounting is often call the ‘language of a business’, and deals with the interpretation of a firm’s operations and finances, is a guiding force to sound management decisions, and helps business to grow and flourish by allowing them to make solid business decisions. This course aims to provide students with the knowledge required for a general understanding of Financial Accounting Statements, comparing International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) currently used in the United States. Conducted in English.

BUS 355E International Human Resource Management (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered in SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course will offer an understanding of cross-cultural issues and human behavior in international organizations and the role of Human Resources Management practices, including different approaches to international recruitment and selection, training and development, and compensation. It will examine the global and national factors that affect international human resource management and identify the HR challenges that multinational enterprises face in their operations.

BUS 358E Organizational Theory (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) (Recommended: previous introductory business management course)
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered in SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
The course examines the most relevant perspectives and approaches which attempt to explain the nature, structure and functioning of organizations. Students will study organizational design and leadership roles which create and transform the organizational structure of an organization. Students will also learn how to diagnose organizational problems and find possible solutions. Conducted in English.
* A previous introductory course in business management is recommended.

BUS 359E Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of creating and managing entrepreneurial opportunities through both a practical “hands on” and a theoretical approach. The course deals with entrepreneurship at every stage of the process by covering the following topics: evaluating new opportunities, formulating the business model, launching and growing startups, dealing with founding team/family dynamics, financing the entrepreneurial business, negotiating venture capital funding and exiting the venture. Conducted in English.


Communications

COM/SOC 320 Intercultural Communication (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
The objective of the course is to introduce the student to the complex world of international finance. Topics will include the increasing globalization of financial markets, international and European monetary systems, foreign exchange markets, direct and indirect international investment.

COMM 340E Communication and Media in the Digital Age (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
This course introduces students to the major social, economical, political and cultural debates affecting communication and the new media landscapes in Spain and the US. Topics include an overview of the historical development and main theories of mass communication, and examine critical issues of the digital age such as the rise of citizen journalism, the emergence of social media, the growing role of grassroots movements, copyright and free expression issues, media representation issues, and their overall impact on democracy, ethics and culture.

COMM/ART 341E Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising, and Pop Music (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
The main objective of this course is to provide an overview of the social representations of the Spanish identity developed during the democratic period from different areas of the arts and the new and old mass media. We will start with the analysis and commentary on a set of artistic works and media practices understood as expressions of “social creativity.” The analyses will prove the existence in these works of speeches and counter-discourses that have contributed to building and renegotiating the Spanish identity in the democratic era.


Economics

ECON/POL 321E The European Union (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
The course will analyze the initial motives behind the creation of the European Community and its subsequent development into the European Union with a unique institutional structure. There will be a study of the EU’s key common policies – Economic and Monetary Union, Competition, Agriculture, External Trade etc – and their global effects; paying special attention to EU-US relations.

ECON 331E The Global Economy (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) (Pre-req: previous Economics course)
Taught in English – Open to all students
The course will explore the main debates surrounding the nature, effects and attempted management of the Global Economy; paying special attention to the role of international organizations such as the IMF and WTO, as well as moves towards economic regional integration (EU, NAFTA and Mercosur).

ECON 391E International Economics (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered in FALL SEMESTER ONLY
The aim of this course is for students to become familiar with the most relevant concepts and methods of analysis in the field of international economics. Students will be provided with the fundamental tools for analyzing the global economy and will delve deeper into the main features of the world economy.


History

HIS 312E History of Spain (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
An overview of Spanish history from Roman times to the modern era: The Arab invasion and the Christian reconquest, Spain’s monarchy, Spain’s society and identity from 1936 to the present. The role of the church, women, social classes, and nationalism will be discussed.

NEW! HIS 323 Spain in the 21st Century: From the Spanish Civil War to Democracy Today (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
This course will cover the history of Spain from the 1930’s through the 2010’s, analyzing the social and economic transformations during this period, including the Spanish Civil War crisis years, the experience of dictatorship, the transition to democracy and its development, and Spain’s participation in European unification. Likewise, and following the latest historiographic tendencies, this course will present themes relating to Spanish history such as gender, family and sexuality, nations and nationalism, the environment, religion, and migrations and global history. Finally, we will debate problematic concepts frequently applied to the history of Spain such as “failure or success” and “backwardness or normalization” while trying to determine whether Spain is “different” or not.

HIS 340E Ancient and Medieval Spanish History – From Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Prehistory to 1500) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY
The main goal in this course is to give students an overview of Spain’s history and culture, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly from the dawn of history to the sixteenth century.

HIS 341E Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 to the Present) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
The main goal of this course is to give students an overview of Spain´s history over the past 500 years, with special emphasis on events that have marked Andalusia more profoundly. Additionally, we will also study and analyze different trends and phenomena of modern day Spain, along with some traditions that still hold in our time. Field trips, projections of slides and videos will all be key elements in this course helping the student to have a clearer perception of each period.

HIS/SOC 362 Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
The course aims to study the origins of inequality, racial prejudice and the poverty that a large portion of the Afro American communities in Latin America and the Caribbean currently live in. It examines how some cultural patterns of African origin persist: music, clothing and such religious beliefs as witchcraft and voodoo. It also offers a global perspective of the phenomenon of slavery, from the introduction of the first slaves to the abolition of this “peculiar institution”.

REL/HIS 357E Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Spanish Context (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
This class focuses on the role of the three main monotheistic religions in Spanish history, from Antiquity to Modern-Day Spain. Discussion will focus on the role of Catholicism and other religions in a Democratic Spain, in interaction with the growing population of Muslim immigrants. Jewish communities and the establishment of churches of various denominations around the country. Excursions to important historical sites in Seville will be an integral part of the in situ learning objectives of this course.


Literature

LIT 327 Panorama of Latin American Literature I (Pre-1820) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the pre-Hispanic period until the eve of the Independence movements in the 1820s. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, such as the chronicles of conquest. It also features a selection of literary works (including prose, drama, and essay) that have received recognition from specialists and the general reading public for being the most outstanding in Latin America.

LIT 328 Panorama of Latin American Literature II (Post-1820) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course is an overview of Latin American writings from the Independence era to the present. It includes literary works in poetry and non-fiction, including novel, short story, poetry, and essay. One major objective is to achieve a knowledge of how these works fit into the framework of Latin America’s cultural and intellectual history.

LIT 365 Contemporary Spanish Literature (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
This course analyzes Spanish literature of the 19th and 20th centuries and specifically the literary movements of Romanticism, Modernism, “La Generación del 98”, “La Generación del 27” and the most current trends in Spanish literature. Students will study the literary aspects as they relate to cultural and historic events which influence or have influenced the various literary trends.

LIT 367E Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature: a Critical Approach (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English. Open only to all students
The Nobel Prize in literature has recognized the works of men and women from many different languages and cultures. However, its history is controversial; major authors have been ignored by the Swedish Academy. The aim of this course is to analyze the life and works of the Spanish and Latin American Nobel Prize Winners in Literature and the reasons for the Academy’s choices. The study will be carried out from a critical and comparative perspective within a historical and literary context. The Generation of 1927, post Spanish Civil War narrative, or Magic Realism, among other great literary trends, will be included.

LIT 370 The Latin American Short Story (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
This course analyzes the beginnings of the short story in Latin America in the 20th century and its subsequent development, revising the different styles and literary movements which take place over time and the extraordinary contribution of women writers to this genre. The complex social, political and cultural reality will be studied as it is reflected in the Latin American short story. The stories of Horacio Quiroga, Modernism, “Criollismo”, Magic Realism and the most recent literary tendencies will be examined.

LIT 371 Women and Literature (XIX-XX Centuries) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course analyzes the role of women in Spanish literature in the 19th and 20th centuries as well as the literary works written specifically by women during both centuries. The role of women in literature of previous centuries will be examined. It is mainly during Romantisicm that women begin to take an active role in literature and by the middle of the 20th century women have the liberty to express themselves and their vision of reality through the world of fiction.

LIT 374 Spanish Literature (The Spanish Golden Age. El Quijote) (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.
The objective of this course is to study the masterpiece of Spanish Literature: Don Quijote. Cervantes’s novel is considered to be the first modern novel, and its influence in later literary productions is still present in the creative process for most authors. The course will analyze the structural, thematic and stylistic characteristics of the novel, and it will present the study of the novel as a cultural product, so as to present an in depth study of Cervantes’s world.


Political Science and International Relations

POL/HIS 352E The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece and Spain (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students
During the second half of the 1970’s, Southern Europe inaugurated the “third wave of democratization.” This course approaches that crucial period of Portuguese, Greek and Spanish history with a comparative methodology. The course will analyze the nature of authoritarian regimes, as well as the transition to and consolidation of democracies.

POL 361 Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
This class aims to promote active class discussion while increasing the student’s knowledge of the social, political and cultural life of present-day Latin America. Teaching material will include top stories from the Latin American press as well as Latin American films.

POL 363E U.S.-European Relations Since World War II (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
The objective of this course is to examine first, the tensions which arose between the states on both sides of the Atlantic following the defeat of Germany in 1945; and secondly its transformation into economic, political and military cooperation. This cooperation has assured the stability of liberal democracies and consolidates the dependence of the Old Continent on a strengthened United States.

POL 366 Relations between the U.S. and the Latin World (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
The objective of the course is to give the student a global perspective of the relations between the United States, Spain and Latin America throughout history. The course will also study the series of problems which have shaped the character of inter-american relations, the mechanisms of economic integration and its repercussions in the sociopolitical sphere.

POL 372E Contemporary Spanish Politics (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
This class introduces students to the contemporary Spanish political system. First, we will study the process of the transition to democracy from an authoritarian regime. With the adoption of the new Spanish constitution, we will look at political institutions, political parties, autonomous regions, the monarchy, the Catholic Church, and the military. Special emphasis will be placed on changing socioeconomic factors, nationalism, immigration and terrorism.


Psychology

PSY 251E Cultural Psychology (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students.
In this globalized world, it is important to understand how individuals in other cultures think, feel, and behave, and to understand the forces, beliefs and motivations that guide their behavior. This course will focus on topics in personality, social, developmental and health psychology, and will encourage an appreciation for the diversity of cultures and how culture influences behavior.

PSY 255E Social Psychology (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students.
This course will provide an overview of theory and empirical research in social psychology, with topics including: social cognition, the social self, attitudes and persuasion, prejudice and inter-group relations, social influence and intra-group relations, attraction and interpersonal relationships, aggression, and pro-social behavior. In English.

PSY 260E General Sports Psychology (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students.
This course will provide an overview of the field of sports psychology and exercise, which involves applying psychology topics to exercise, sports, competition and health. Topics will cover how sports psychologists work – at any level – with athletes and teams on motivation, concentration and resilient personalities, attention, as well as decision making based on inter-behavioral, cognitive, and other important approaches in sports psychology. Topics will include theoretical foundations of behavior, procedures for solving problems, adherence and motivation, etc. In English.


Spanish Culture

SPAN 315E Spanish Civilization & Culture (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in English – Open to all students
Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization & Culture (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish
Spain’s multicultural civilization from its Roman roots to the “movida” of post-Franco Spain. Recurrent themes in Spanish national ideology and culture will be examined: Spain as a crossroads of Christian, Jewish and Islamic cultures; linguistic and cultural diversity; regionalism and nationalism; dictatorship and democracy.

SPAN 319E Spanish Culture and History through Film (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English.
The course presents a general introduction to the main aspects of Spanish Culture and History through cinematographic representation in various films. The class covers the main social, political, and economic aspects of Spanish life from the beginning of the twentieth century until today, with special emphasis on current affairs.

NEW! SOC 329 Spanish Society through Volunteering (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish – Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish. Offered during FALL SEMESTER ONLY
This course offers a present-day perspective of the most distinct characteristics of  Spanish society through the experience of volunteering at local associations and organizations for 15 hours per week (unpaid). The course’s approach revolves around solidarity integration, and volunteer projects will focus on the support of social and social-educational care. Special emphasis will be placed on the study of the role of social volunteering in the Spanish welfare state.

SPAN/HIS 335E Historical Ties Between Spain and the U.S. (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in English – Open to all students. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY
This course offers a historical overview of the relations between Spain and the United States up to the present day. Starting with the Spanish colonial rule and surviving legacy in the southern and western United States, following with Spain’s role during the War of Independence, and ending with the 1898 Spanish-American War and US relations with Franco and democratic Spain , students will become aware of the strong ties that exist between both nations.

SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: a Window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish – Open only to students with a High Intermediate or Advanced level of Spanish.
Food is one of the most important cultural expressions in today’s society and the tapa is possibly the best example. This course will take place in our kitchen laboratories where we will cook and taste a variety of dishes. Through these dishes, we will discuss the different aspects such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. All of these aspects are of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Requires lab fee of €80.

SPAN/HIS 346 Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews and Muslims (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with an Advanced level of Spanish
The main objective of this course is to the offer a panorama of medieval Spanish history (711-1492) and bring the student closer to medieval society and the groups that formed it. The course will examine the medieval legacy and the importance of the contributions of the Arab and Jewish cultures to the history of Spain. The student will also study medieval Seville and the influence of this historic period on its current urban features.

SPAN/HIS 361 History of Flamenco: Theory and Practice (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with an Advanced level of Spanish
This course immerses the student in the world of Flamenco and its artistic forms beginning with the geographical, historical and socio-cultural context of its origins. Flamenco´s evolution into an artistic professional activity is examined by studying the most well-known Flamenco singers, dancers and guitar players. Musicians from UPO´s Flamenco music group demonstrate the various forms of Flamenco during the practical portion of the course.


Spanish Language

SPAN 101-102 Intensive Elementary Spanish (12 ECTS / 6 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish
This beginning intensive course is designed for students with very basic or no Spanish knowledge. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world.

SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish
This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 112 Language Laboratory (2 ECTS / 1 U.S. credit)
Taught in Spanish
This 1 credit course is designed to complement the Elementary Spanish class and aims to improve oral communication skills. Guided conversations such as role play, theater, etc. will serve to increase language competence. Sessions in the language laboratory will focus on addressing specific pronunciation difficulties.

SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish I (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken 2 semesters of college Spanish
This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 202 Spanish Reading & Composition – Intermediate Level (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken 2 semesters of college Spanish
Designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 206 Spanish Conversation – Intermediate Level (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken 2 semesters of college Spanish
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the intermediate level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 226 Spanish for Health Sciences – Intermediate Level (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken at least 2 semesters of college Spanish
This course is designed for students who have had at least two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills  for effective communication in the field of health sciences. Classes will be formed of theory and practice. Group and paired work will be important tools for learning, as well as active class participation for developing fluidity of oral expression. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 241 Intermediate Spanish II (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken 3 semesters of college Spanish
This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 306 Spanish Conversation – Advanced Level (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits) 
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken at least 4 semesters of college Spanish
The objective of this class is to develop conversational, comprehension and oral interaction skills for students at the advanced level with a focus on form to attain fluency and effective communication skills. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish I (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken at least 4 semesters of college Spanish
This course is designed for students who have had at least 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on applying the skills acquired at the elementary and intermediate levels to further improve oral and written skills. The methodology applied is communicative and encompasses assignments which include grammar reviews, cultural readings on Spain and debates which require use of practical and communicative vocabulary. Conducted in Spanish. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 312 Spanish Reading & Composition – Advanced Level (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken at least 4 semesters of college Spanish
Designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish, this course continues developing reading and writing skills through written reports, compositions and class discussions on assigned topics and articles. It also reviews more advanced grammar with the purpose of achieving greater accuracy. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 351 Advanced Spanish II (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish for students who have taken more than 4 semesters of college Spanish
This course is designed for students who have had more than 4 semesters of university-level Spanish. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Click here for the specific Spanish skills required in order to enroll in this class.

SPAN 376 Spanish for Business (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with an Advanced level of Spanish
In this course, students learn the vocabulary and concepts used in oral and written transactions in the business world. Emphasis is placed on increasing vocabulary and using Spanish business terminology in commercial correspondence including letters, job descriptions, advertisements, bank documents, etc. Cultural differences which affect the way business is conducted in Spain and in the U.S. will also be briefly explored.

SPAN 378 Spanish Phonetics & Phonology (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with an Advanced level of Spanish
This course examines the sound system of Spanish and concentrates on improving pronunciation. Emphasis will be placed on the peculiarities of Andalusian Spanish and classwork will include transcriptions and intonation exercises.

SPAN 381 Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught in Spanish. Open only to students with an Advanced level of Spanish
This course provides an introduction to translation from Spanish to English and English to Spanish. Particular attention is given to the linguistic issues involved in translation. Short literary works as well as articles will be translated into English as homework assignments. Special emphasis will be placed on Spanish idioms and their translation.

SPAN 383 Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills – Spanish/English (6 ECTS / 3 U.S. credits)
Taught primarily in Spanish for Advanced level students only. Offered during SPRING SEMESTER ONLY.
Introduction to bilingual negotiation skills in business and human rights settings. A focus on the four phases of negotiation: Preparation, Negotiation, Contract, and Performance/Evaluation, and on basic Liaison Interpreting Spanish to English and English to Spanish techniques.


2019-2020 SEMESTER PROGRAM:
CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO EUSA

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester III 2019$10,490Arrive Feb. 5, 2019 – Depart May 24, 2019SESS3
Fall Semester III 2019$10,490Arrive Sept. 18, 2019 – Depart Dec. 20, 2019SESF3
Spring Semester III 2020$10,490Arrive Feb. 4, 2020 – Depart May 22, 2020SESS3

Language Eligibility: This program is open to all levels of Spanish. Courses are available in English and Spanish.

-Students at any Spanish level can take courses in English.
-In order to take courses taught in Spanish, students must have completed at least 4 semesters or 6 quarters of college level Spanish.

Additional eligibility requirements: Minimum GPA requirement is 2.5. Must be at least 18 years of age and have graduated from high school. For complete eligibility and application guidelines, click here.

Possible U.S. Credits: 12-15 semester credits per semester. (2 ECTS = 1 U.S. semester credit. ECTS = European Credit Transfer System.) Normal course load is 4-5 classes per semester.

Final transcript is issued by Centro Universitario EUSA (Escuela Universitaria Superior de Andalucía). Classes are taken with other American and International students, as well as some Spanish students.


SEMESTER COURSE OFFERINGS AT CENTRO UNIVERSITARIO EUSA

-COURSE OFFERINGS ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

-Please note that some classes are taught in English and some in Spanish. 

placement exam may be required to take classes taught in Spanish.

All students MUST have a total of 8 classes approved by their home institution, in case of changes in course availability or schedule conflicts. That way, if a class is full or cancelled, or if 2 of the classes you want to take meet at the same time, you’ll already have back-up classes that your school will accept. When you pre-register for classes (this happens after you’re accepted), you will have to list a total of 8 possible classes on your registration form, in order of preference. EUSA will not process your registration unless you list a total of 8 courses.

Available courses fall into the degree areas offered by Centro Universitario EUSA, which are:

  • Audiovisual Communication

  • Journalism

  • Advertising & Public Relations

  • Tourism Studies


Classes in English – Fall semester

Classes are typically worth 6 ECTS/3 U.S. credits each. Please check the syllabus for the exact number of credits.  Classes marked Year 3 or 4 are 300- and 400-level classes and are recommended for majors in that subject area, while classes marked Year 1 or 2 generally do not have pre-requisites.


Classes in English – Spring semester

Classes are typically worth 6 ECTS/3 U.S. credits each. Please check the syllabus for the exact number of credits.  Classes marked Year 3 or 4 are 300- and 400-level classes and are recommended for majors in that subject area, while classes marked Year 1 or 2 generally do not have pre-requisites. 


Classes in Spanish – Fall semester

Classes are typically worth 6 ECTS/3 U.S. credits each. Please check the syllabus for the exact number of credits. 

Year 1 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 100 Level – Lower Division) – Fall semester

Year 2 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 200 Level – Lower Division) – Fall semester

Year 3 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 300 Level – Upper Division. Recommended for majors in these areas.) – Fall semester

Year 4 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 400 Level – Upper Division. Recommended for majors in these areas.) – Fall semester


Classes in Spanish – Spring semester

Classes are typically worth 6 ECTS/3 U.S. credits each. Please check the syllabus for the exact number of credits. 

Year 1 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 100 Level – Lower Division) – Spring semester

Year 2 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 200 Level – Lower Division) – Spring semester

Year 3 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 300 Level – Upper Division. Recommended for majors in these areas.) – Spring semester

Year 4 Classes in Spanish (Equivalent to 400 Level – Upper Division. Recommended for majors in these areas.) – Spring semester


2019-2020 CLASSES + INTERNSHIP PROGRAMS: SEVILLA, SPAIN

PROGRAMPRICEDATESPROGRAM CODE
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes at Universidad de Sevilla + Internship $10,995 Arrive Jan. 30, 2019 – Depart May 15, 2019SESS1-IN
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes at Universidad Pablo de Olavide + Internship $11,695 Arrive Jan. 25, 2019 – Depart May 24, 2019SESS2-IN
Spring Semester 2019 – Classes at Centro Universitario EUSA + Internship $11,490Arrive Feb. 5, 2019 – Depart May 24, 2019SESS3-IN
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes at Universidad de Sevilla + Internship $10,995Arrive Sept. 18, 2019 – Depart Dec. 12, 2019SESF1-IN
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes at Universidad Pablo de Olavide + Internship $11,695Arrive Sept. 6, 2019 – Depart Dec. 18, 2019SESF2-IN
Fall Semester 2019 – Classes at Centro Universitario EUSA + Internship $11,490Arrive Sept. 18, 2019 – Depart Dec. 20, 2019SESF3-IN
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes at Universidad de Sevilla + Internship $10,995Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA) SESS1-IN
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes at Universidad Pablo de Olavide + Internship $11,895Arrive Late Jan. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA) SESS2-IN
Spring Semester 2020 – Classes at Centro Universitario EUSA + Internship $11,490Arrive Early Feb. 2020 – Depart Mid. May 2020 (TBA) SESS3-IN

ASA is pleased to offer internship opportunities in Sevilla for students participating in the ASA Sevilla semester program! Customized internship placements in Sevilla are available as an “add-on” to our academic semester programs.  Not available as a stand-alone option.  

 All internships are unpaid and consist of 120 work hours.  Your internship will be completed alongside classes* and may be credit-bearing, depending on which institution in Sevilla you attend.  Please continue reading below for full details.  (See important note  below regarding internship hours vs. in-class hours!)


SEMESTER INTERNSHIPS IN SEVILLA, SPAIN

If you are enrolled in the ASA semester program in Sevilla, Spain, you may apply for an unpaid internship to be taken in conjunction with courses at your host institution in Sevilla!  Internships are not available as a stand-alone option.

The internship add-on for the ASA Sevilla program costs $1,000 in addition to ASA’s published price for the Sevilla semester program.  The $1,000 internship fee includes résumé advising, Myers-Briggs training, cultural training, and ongoing coaching from ASA’s Internship Coordinator in Sevilla.

Interns must complete a total of 120 work hours over the course of the semester. Because a 3-credit internship requires 120 work hours, whereas a 3-credit class requires only 45 in-class hours, students are permitted to take just 3-4 classes while doing an internship. (Special permission will be required to take 4 classes on top of a credit-bearing internship.)

A basic knowledge of Spanish is preferred, although you need not know any Spanish to apply for an internship!  However, the more Spanish you know, the greater the variety of opportunities that will be available to you.

No additional visa is necessary in order to do an internship!


CAN I RECEIVE CREDIT FOR THE INTERNSHIP?

All ASA Sevilla students may apply for an internship, regardless of which host university you attend.  However, whether or not you will receive academic credit for your internship depends on which host institution in Sevilla you attend.  ASA offers semester academic programs at 3 host institutions:  Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and EUSA.  If you attend the Universidad de Sevilla or Centro Universitario EUSA, your internship will count as one of your classes and will appear on your final transcript for 3 credits.  However, if you attend the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, you can do an internship, but you will not receive credit for it.

Since the internship counts as one class for students attending the Universidad de Sevilla or Centro Universitario EUSA, these students are permitted to take just 3 classes or 9 credits alongside their credit-bearing internship, due to the time commitment involved with an internship. To take 4 classes or 12 credits alongside your credit-bearing internship, special permission will be required and this cannot be guaranteed.

Since students attending the Universidad Pablo de Olavide cannot receive credit for the internship on their transcript and the internship will not count as a class, all UPO students must take 4 classes (minimum 12 credits) at UPO in order to maintain full-time enrollment status.

All students participating in an internship will be required to write essays, reports and presentations throughout the semester, regardless of whether the internship is credit-bearing. 


IN WHAT KINDS OF FIELDS ARE PLACEMENTS AVAILABLE?

Internships are available in a wide range of fields: Marketing, Business, IT, Psychology/Human Resources/Human Development, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media, and Communications.  If you are looking for an internship in a field not listed here, please feel free to contact us, and our Internship Coordinator in Sevilla will be happy to investigate placements in your area of interest!

Please note, in order to allow us the flexibility to find the most suitable placement for you, all students are required to give 3 possible areas of interest on their internship application. 


THE PLACEMENT PROCESS 

Every internship placement is CUSTOMIZED to meet the student’s interests and the needs of the sponsor company. The search process begins prior to departure, once your internship application is approved. We ask that interested students submit their internship applications to ASA a minimum of 30 days before departure, to allow us time to look for opportunities for you. The further in advance you submit your internship application, the more time and flexibility we will have in searching for a suitable placement!

The following items are required in order to apply for an internship with the ASA Sevilla program:

  • Résumé / CV in PDF format – This is the most important part of your application. We can provide you with a CV template if needed. If your application is approved, we are happy to suggest revisions, in order to make your internship application as successful as possible.

  • Internship Questionnaire, completed by you. The purpose of this questionnaire is to tell us your reasons for wanting to intern and what you hope to learn and accomplish in doing so. On this questionnaire, you will have to list of your top 3 areas of interest, in order of preference. Please note that each area of interest must be different. (Ex: Business and Finance are not 2 separate areas of interest.) It is important to remain open to an internship in more than one field, as we, unfortunately, cannot 100% guarantee a placement in your top choice area of interest.


NOTE: You must be accepted to the ASA study abroad program in Sevilla before applying for an internship. Your transcript and GPA will be reviewed in conjuction with your résumé and Internship Questionnaire in order to determine your eligibility for an internship. ASA reserves the right to accept or deny internship applications. Please be aware that we cannot guarantee you a placement at any particular firm or organization, and we cannot guarantee a placement in your #1 area of interest.

Please note that in order for your internship search to be successful, you must have some knowledge about the field in which you wish to intern.  This means you should choose 3 areas of interest with which you are familiar and have some experience with in either coursework, work experience, and/or volunteer experience.

After we receive your CV and Internship Questionnaire, our Internship Coordinator in Sevilla will review your documents and send you an email to let you know if your internship application is approved.  Being approved means we have agreed to find you a placement.  You may be asked to revise your CV before confirming whether or not you are approved.

Prior to your arrival in Sevilla, our Internship Coordinator will contact potential companies to confirm an initial interest and possibly schedule a Skype interview.  After you arrive in Sevilla and have completed our on-site orientation, you will meet with our Internship Coordinator one-on-one to discuss the possible placements he has located for you.  You will then go on interviews with these companies/organizations.  As with any job interview, there isn’t a guarantee you will be hired.  However, in the past, we have been able to successfully place nearly all applicants!  While the majority of students are hired after the first interview, should that not be the case, please rest assured that we will continue searching for another placement for you.


WHAT TO EXPECT IN YOUR INTERNSHIP

An internship is an opportunity to gain experience in the field in which you wish to have a career.  It is also a great opportunity to apply what you’ve learned in your classes and gain networking contacts.  That said, it is extremely important that all internship applicants remain FLEXIBLE in their expectations with regard to the type of company or organization you will work for, as well as the type of work you will do.  Please be aware that we cannot guarantee you a placement at any particular firm or organization, and we cannot guarantee a placement in your #1 area of interest.  The more flexible you are in your expectations, the better your outcome will be!

IMPORTANT: Interns should expect to have a busy schedule during their time abroad and  must expect not to have as much flexibility to travel as students who aren’t doing an internship. You may need to work Monday through Friday, and there is no guarantee you will have days off for long weekends.  As a reference point, a 3-credit class will meet for a total of 45 in-class hours over the course of a semester.  An internship will require you to complete a total of 120 work hours over the course of the semester.  Please keep in mind that with a greater investment of your time comes greater benefits and experience!

After arrival in Sevilla, you will participate in a mandatory orientation session with our Internship Coordinator. The orientation will cover all the information you need in order to have a successful internship, including the cultural aspects of working in a Spanish company and how it is different from working for a U.S. company.

During your internship, you will have regular check-ins with our Internship Coordinator to see how things are going.  You can also contact him at any time during your internship if you have any questions or issues.   For students attending the Universidad de Sevilla or EUSA who are doing the internship for credit,  you will be required to write essays, reports and presentations throughout the semester.  Please be aware that if you are fired from or quit your internship, you will not receive credit for your internship, and this will be reflected on your final transcript.

Finally, if you commit to an internship, please be aware that that commitment must be taken seriously, as the company or organization hiring you is making a significant investment of their time and resources in you.  You will be expected to complete your internship assignment in full for the duration of the semester, be present for all work hours requested of you, and put forth your best effort while working there. Don’t worry – you will have support available to you throughout your placement to help you understand what is expected of you, address any doubts or concerns, and help you have a successful internship assignment!

 
 
Jackie Cimino