Sevilla

 
Quick Facts

QUICK FACTS

 
 
HOST INSTITUTIONSUniversidad de Sevilla: Semester and Academic Year programs
Universidad Pablo de Olavide Semester and Academic Year programs
Centro Universitario EUSA Semester and Academic Year programs
LANGUAGE & ACADEMICSOpen to all Spanish levels. Classes are available in English and Spanish. Subject areas include: Art History, Business, Communications, Economics, Finance, History, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Literature, Marketing, Media, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish Culture, Spanish Language.
HOUSINGSpanish host families: Includes daily breakfast and dinner and 1 load of laundry per week.
Shared Apartments: Meals not included.
Internet is included with all housing.
SAMPLE DAY EXCURSIONSCórdoba, Itálica, Ronda
SAMPLE OVERNIGHT EXCURSIONSGranada, Madrid, Barcelona
VISA SERVICEASA can get your Student Visa FOR YOU if you live or attend a college/university in: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, or Vermont. Minimum number of sign-ups may be required. The additional fee for this service is $150. Full details will be sent to eligible students after they are accepted to the ASA program. If you do not live or study in the specific states listed above, you will need to apply for your visa on your own – ASA will send you detailed, helpful information about how to apply for your visa on your own after you are accepted.
PROGRAM CALENDARSClick here!
The City

Sevilla is a city that stimulates all of the senses – the flutter of Flamenco guitar coming from the nighttime tablaos, the heady fragrance of orange trees, the smell of freshly made tapas being delivered to an outdoor table, and the colorful Spanish tiles that grace buildings, plazas, and street signs. The vibrancy of this city, its people’s zest for life, and its ancient multicultural history are reflected in its aesthetic everywhere you look.

Home to 600,000 people, Sevilla is the capital city of the Andalucía region in southern Spain. Originally built by the Romans, Sevilla has an incredible number of palaces, churches, museums, and towers to explore. Probably the most impressive is the Cathedral, which was built in the 1400’s and is one of the largest cathedrals in the world.

Sevillanos are very outgoing folks who celebrate life through food, music, friends, and lively conversation. Not surprisingly, Sevillanos love a good party! At gatherings, you’ll often see locals spontaneously break into Flamenco dance – a beloved part of their culture. The city’s annual festivals, such as Semana Santaand Feria de Sevilla, draw huge crowds from all over the world. Feria, in particular, is not to be missed! Every year in April/May, the city becomes one huge party – a week of food, dancing, parades, and locals dressed up in Flamenco dresses and traditional costumes.

Host Institution

HOST INSTITUTIONS

Universidad de Sevilla

The Universidad de Sevilla has an impressive history, dating back to the 15th century. Today, the university is housed in a Baroque 18th century building, the second-largest building in Spain. This building was also the first cigarette factory in the world, called the Real Fábrica de Tabacos. During the 19th century, 75% of Europe’s cigars were manufactured there by more than 3,000 cigareras (female cigar makers). These workers inspired the French author Prosper Mérimée to create the character Carmen in a novella, which later became the basis for the world-famous Bizet opera, Carmen.

All of the professors at the Universidad de Sevilla are masters or doctors in their respective fields and there are approximately 10,000 Spanish students, plus a number of international students from all over the world.

Of special interest to history students is the Archivo General de las Índias. These archives house the world’s most important collection of historical documents of the Spanish Empire in the Americas. Among the collection are writings from the Spanish Conquistadores, the journal of Christopher Columbus, and original maps and city plans of Spanish colonial settlements in America. The archive is an invaluable resource to any student interested in the pre-Columbian and colonial history of Latin America. Students who receive special permission from a professor may use the archives for their research.


Universidad Pablo de Olavide

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), founded in 1997, is one of Spain’s newest public universities. Named after an 18th century Peruvian intellectual, it is a dynamic institution with approximately 10,500 students and 1,000 professors. Degree areas offered include Social Anthropology, Psychology, Public Health, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Engineering, Sports Science, Business, Economics, Social Work, and more. The UPO is also home to the Andalusian Center of Developmental Biology, which brings together researches from all over Andalucía, some of whom also teach at the UPO. The UPO was recently ranked the second most productive Spanish university in science research.

The UPO is located on a beautiful 345-acre campus less than 5 miles from Sevilla’s city center. The Metro (subway) system in Sevilla makes it easy to reach the UPO – it takes most students only about 25 minutes to get to the university from their program housing. For those who are interested in biking to class, the university is also connected by a bike path to many parts of Sevilla.

The University was modeled after American university campuses, with ample space for academic buildings, computer and science laboratories, and top-notch sports facilities – a gym, high performance table tennis courts, indoor basketball and soccer courts, an outdoor running track, and outdoor playing fields.

The UPO organizes an array of social and cultural activities to help international students fully integrate into the local culture, such as guided visits to monuments and museums, Spanish film showings, sports events, Flamenco classes, and more. ASA students will also have access to the UPO volunteer office, where you can learn how to get involved in the local community. Another great way to meet locals and Spanish students is to join the UPO student soccer league or student chorus.


Centro Universitario EUSA

Centro Universitario EUSA is a Spanish private university in Sevilla that was founded in 1961. It has been affiliated with the Universidad de Sevilla since 1996, so the final transcript for this program will be issued by the Universidad de Sevilla.

EUSA is an excellent choice for Media and Communications majors, as they offer undergraduate degrees in Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, and Tourism.

ASA’s study abroad program at EUSA offers over 30 different subject areas with classes available in Spanish and English, ranging from Media Studies to Business to Cultural Studies to History.

The EUSA campus is one of the most modern educational settings in Europe, fostering intercultural exchange and cooperation among students. This is an excellent opportunity to study abroad in Spain and take classes with European students, as well as American students.

 
Eligibility

ELIGIBILITY

Universidad de Sevilla
- Semester/Academic Year

  • Requirements

    • Minimum GPA 2.5 (Students with GPA below 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

    • Language requirement: None. Open to students with any level of Spanish.

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Must have graduated from high school

    • Transcript from your college or university (unofficial is ok)

    • ASA Application. To start a new application or continue an existing application, click here.

    • Scan of your valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad. If you don’t have a valid passport, confirmation of an expedited passport application is required before you can be accepted into this program. Please submit your passport application by expedited service if you do not have a valid passport.

    • For Application Deadlines, please click the Cost & Dates tab.


Universidad Pablo de Olavide
- Semester/Academic Year

  • Requirements

    • Minimum GPA 2.90 (Applicants for Fall with GPA between 2.80-2.89 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Applicants for Spring with GPA below 2.90 will not be considered.)

    • Language requirement: None. Open to students with any level of Spanish.

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Must have graduated from high school

    • Transcript from your college or university (unofficial is ok) showing courses in progress as well as completed coursework

    • ASA Application. To start a new application or continue an existing application, click here.

    • Scan of your valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad. If you don’t have a valid passport, confirmation of an expedited passport application is required before you can be accepted into this program. Please submit your passport application by expedited service if you do not have a valid passport.

    • For Application Deadlines, please click the Cost & Dates tab.


Centro Universitario EUSA
- Semester/Academic Year

  • Requirements

    • Minimum GPA 2.5 (Students with GPA below 2.5 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)

    • Language requirement: None. Open to students with any level of Spanish.

    • At least 18 years of age

    • Must have graduated from high school

    • Official Transcript from your college or university. If you have attended more than one institution, you must submit an Official Transcript from each institution.

    • ASA Application. To start a new application or continue an existing application, click here.

    • Scan of your valid passport that does not expire sooner than 6 months after the day you plan to return home from abroad. If you don’t have a valid passport, confirmation of an expedited passport application is required before you can be accepted into this program. Please submit your passport application by expedited service if you do not have a valid passport.

    • For Application Deadlines, please click the Cost & Dates tab.

 
Internships

INTERNSHIPS

Students attending the ASA Sevilla semester or academic year program have the option of completing a customized internship while attending classes (additional fee applies).  The internship may be credit-bearing (3 credits) or non credit-bearing, depending on which university in Sevilla you attend.  While a basic knowledge of Spanish is preferred, you need not be fluent in Spanish!  There are internships available for all levels of Spanish, although the more Spanish you know, the greater the variety of opportunities that will be available to you.  Internships are available in fields such as Marketing, Business, Information Technology, Human Resources, Psychology, Education, Entrepreneurship, Media and Communications.  Since our internships are customized, if you do not see your area of interest listed here, please be sure to check with us!  Our Internship Coordinator has many connections in Sevilla and is always happy to look for placements in new areas.

Housing

HOUSING

Choose between a Spanish host family (daily breakfast & dinner and 1 load of laundry per week included) or a Shared Apartment (meals not included). Rooms are single or double occupancy. We cannot guarantee you a single room. Bathrooms are shared.

The majority of host families host 1-2 students at a time, or in rare cases perhaps 1-2 more, depending on how large their flat is. Shared Apartments may be coed or single sex; typically 3-5 students per apartment and each with a fully equipped kitchen where you can prepare meals. Apartments may be shared with other ASA students, international students, Spanish students, or young people who work. Both housing options include Internet and are located in safe neighborhoods, within a reasonable distance from school.

HOUSING FAQ

+ Can I room with a friend?

Yes, in most cases we are able to accommodate you if you request to live with a same-sex friend or friends. Coed roommate requests can sometimes be accommodated in shared apartments, but you will not be sharing a room. Shared apartments may be coed or single sex, but rooms are always single sex. Please keep in mind that roommate requests must be mutual, so be sure your friend requests you back! You will complete a detailed Housing Questionnaire after being accepted to the program, and on this form you can give us the name(s) of those you want to live with.

+ When will I find out where I’ll be living?

ASA will notify you of your living arrangements via email approximately 1-2 weeks before the start of your program. You will receive a detailed description of your housing and the location, and if there is another ASA student in your housing we will include their name and email address.

+ What if I don’t like my host family?

If it is a problem with the family and not a language or cultural misunderstanding, ASA will move you to a different family right away. We have on-site staff in every city who are there to help students with any issues they encounter while abroad, and who check in periodically with students throughout their stay to ensure all is well.

+ Will my host family speak English?

No, but there’s no need to worry! Living in a homestay is the best way for you to learn Spanish, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly you will improve. Also, don’t forget that your host family has hosted international students before, so they understand that you are there to learn their language and want to help you.

+ Will I have a roommate?

Yes, you may have a roommate, as rooms can be either double or single occupancy. We cannot guarantee you a single room. Students in shared apartments will also have several housemates/flatmates.

+ What should I bring with me?

A detailed list of what to bring (and what not to bring) will be included in your ASA pre-departure handbook, which will be emailed to you about a month before your program begins. Students living with a host family should consider bringing a small gift for their host, such as a candle, kitchen towel, chocolates, etc.

+ Are meals included?

Homestay accommodation includes daily breakfast and dinner. Shared Apartment accommodation does not include meals, but each apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, and grocery stores are within walking distance.

+ What is the food like?

The food is great and will be typical of your host country. Be prepared to try new things! If you have any food allergies or dietary needs, please let ASA know as soon as possible and we'll be happy to advise you on your options.

+ How far will I live from the school?

Most apartments and homestays are within a 15-20 minute walk from Universidad de Sevilla or Centro Universitario EUSA. Since Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a bit less centrally located, the commute to the UPO is typically around 40 minutes by subway. Please rest assured that we place a high priority on location, and all ASA students live within a reasonable distance from their classes!

+ Is a Damage Deposit required?

Yes, a $500 Damage Deposit is required for those living in Shared Apartment housing, to be paid 30 days before your program start date. Damage Deposits are refundable after the end of the program, as long as nothing is missing or damaged in your living space. Please note: Damage Deposits cannot be deferred with financial aid.

 

 
Excursions

excursions

1 overnight excursion and 2 day excursions are included with your program fee. Destinations may vary by term. Past terms have included trips to:

  • Granada (overnight excursion) – Dating back to the 8th century BC, Granada is one of Spain’s most fascinating and culturally rich cities. See the breathtaking Alhambra palace and its gardens, built by the Moors in the 11th century. We’ll visit the Albacín and its remnants of Granada’s medieval Moorish past, as well as the Cathdral, where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel are buried.

  • Itálica (day excursion) – Itálica was the first city on the Iberian peninsula founded by the Romans. At Cotidiana Vitae, see a reproduction of a 2,000-year-old Roman house, and tour the Roman ruins with its 25,000 seat amphitheater.

  • Córdoba (day excursion) – During the 10th and 11th centuries under Muslim rule, Córdoba was one of the world’s largest and most advanced cities, as well as one of great religious diversity. A center of learning in math and astronomy, it housed the world’s largest library. We’ll visit the 8th century Mosque, the Jewish quarter, and explore the winding, ancient cobbled streets.

Course Offerings
Cost & Dates

COST & DATES

Billing Information and Refund Policy

Price Breakdowns / Estimated Costs of Attendance

Program Calendars

What’s Included?

Dates are subject to change without notice.

Application Deadline — The deadline by which you must complete the application process, including turning in all documentation to ASA (transcript, etc.)

Payment Deadline — The deadline by which you must submit full payment for your program fees or verification of financial aid.  A non-refundable Down Payment may be required in advance of the Payment Deadline to secure your space. Check the “Billing Information and Refund Policy” link above to find out if a Down Payment is required.

Damage Deposit — $500 Damage Deposit required for Shared Apartment housing. No Damage Deposit required for Homestay housing.

universidad de sevilla

DATESPRICEAPPLICATION DEADLINEPAYMENT DEADLINEPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 18 – Depart Dec. 12
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes only
$9,995May 1, ’19June 1, ’19SESF1
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 18 – Depart Dec. 12
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes + Internship
$10,995May 1, ’19June 1, ’19SESF1-IN
Spring 2020 Arrive Jan. 29 – Depart May 8
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes only
$9,995Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, ’19SESS1
Spring 2020 Arrive Jan. 29 – Depart May 8
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes + Internship
$10,995Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, ’19SESS1-IN
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes only
$9,995May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF1
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Universidad de Sevilla – Classes + Internship
$10,995May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF1-IN

universidad pablo de olavide

DATESPRICEAPPLICATION DEADLINEPAYMENT DEADLINEPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 6 – Depart Dec. 18
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes only
$10,695May 1, '19June 1, '19SESF2
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 6 – Depart Dec. 18
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes + Internship
$11,695May 1, '19June 1, '19SESF2-IN
Spring 2020 Arrive Jan. 24 – Depart May 22
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes only
$11,195Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, '19SESS2
Spring 2020 Arrive Jan. 24 – Depart May 22
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes + Internship
$12,195Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, '19SESS2-IN
Fall 2020 Early Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes only
$11,195May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF2
Fall 2020 Early Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Universidad Pablo de Olavide – Classes + Internship
$12,195May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF2-IN

centro universitario eusa

DATESPRICEAPPLICATION DEADLINEPAYMENT DEADLINEPROGRAM CODE
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 18 – Depart Dec. 20
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes only
$10,490May 1, '19June 1, '19SESF3
Fall 2019 Arrive Sept. 18 – Depart Dec. 20
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes + Internship
$11,490May 1, '19June 1, '19SESF3-IN
Spring 2020 Arrive Feb. 4 – Depart May 22
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes only
$10,490Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, '19SESS3
Spring 2020 Arrive Feb. 4 – Depart May 22
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes + Internship
$11,490Extended to Oct. 15, '19Oct. 30, '19SESS3-IN
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes only
$10,490May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF3
Fall 2020 Mid. Sept. 2020 – Mid. Dec. 2020 (TBA)
Centro Universitario EUSA – Classes + Internship
$11,490May 1, '20June 1, '20SESF3-IN