Study Abroad Program

Academic Year

September to Mid May

Academic Year

Study Abroad Program

September to Mid May

The SIGE Study Abroad Program offers the opportunity for international university students to enroll in the University of Sevilla, Pablo de Olavide or EUSA.

SIGE offers students a complete and unique experience with our Study Abroad Programs here in Sevilla. They take intensive communication courses, live in Spanish households, explore the region, and perfect their Spanish language skills. This program is ideal for responsible students searching for a fresh perspective.

Study Abroad Program participants live the full Sevillan dream, gaining an authentic understanding of Spanish culture and making connections between the different experiences that connect us all across the globe.

Are you interested in living a new experience? Are you a self motivated, adventurous student? Are you looking to learn, practice, and perfect Spanish? Then SIGE’s Study Abroad Semester or Academic Year in Seville is perfect for you.

What's Included

  • Academic program at the University of Seville, Pablo de Olavide or EUSA
  • Accommodation with a host family in Seville
  • Documents needed to obtain a Student Visa
  • Health insurance & 24/7 assistance
  • Airport pickup
  • Welcome Pack
  • Transit pass
  • Academic advising, tutoring & mentoring
  • Opportunity to practice speaking with local students
  • Orientation and Field Trips

Academic Program

Closely linked to the history of Seville and Andalusia, the University of Seville combines the values of tradition with being an innovative institution of quality and excellence. It is a university as cutting edge and cosmopolitan as the city of Seville itself.

The University of Sevilla offers two types of courses:

  • Cursos Concertados (intermediate or Advanced Spanish or English courses taught by University of Seville professors and open to all international students): These courses for international students are part of the international program at the University of Seville and offer a wide variety of classes to choose from. The “cursos concertados” offer an advanced level and a general level and are both taught in Spanish by professors who teach the courses based on the fact the students understand and speak Spanish fluently. There are also courses in English for those who do not yet have a high enough level of Spanish: See the catalogue.
    • Philology (includes courses in the following areas):
      • Marketing, Business, and Publicity
      • Cinema, Painting, and Theater
      • Grammar and Literature
    • Geography and History (includes courses in the following areas)
      • Flamenco, Art, Cuisine, Music, and Photography
      • Economy, Anthropology, Politics, and History

 

  • Cursos regulares (University of Seville classes for Spanish students and Advanced/Native Speakers): These courses for Spanish Students are also open to international students with and advanced level of Spanish. Students who wish to participate in these classes can do so if they have the proper requirements for each subject and the details are organized with the professor beforehand. *Each class meets for 4 hours each week. Students will receive credit for completed classes at their own university

"The Hispanic Studies Program" is designed for students wishing to spend a semester or a year abroad while continuing their undergraduate degree. While it offers advanced courses in Spanish, it also caters to the needs of those with little or no background in Spanish by offering classes taught in English in many subject areas. Hispanic Studies Program course offerings: See the courses.

  • History of Art and Cinema
  • Biology/Chemistry/Science
  • Communication
  • Business
  • Economics
  • History
  • Spanish and Latin American Literature
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Sociology
  • Anthropology/Spanish Culture
  • Spanish Language

EUSA Study Abroad Program options include Semester or Year studies in any of the regular courses offered in oficial EUSA degrees. These courses are open to local students and may be offered in either English, Spanish or both. Their Study Abroad offer includes over 30 different subject areas in Spanish and English, ranging from Media Studies, Business and Human Resources to Cultural Studies, Language or History. See the courses. And their official undergraduate degrees include:

Home Stay

The most common type of accommodation for a full Spanish language and culture immersion is staying with a host family.

The program offers full room and board, which includes three meals a day. The family also takes care of the laundry.

The first day they show the students their way to our school, and everything the student may need to know to get around easily, for example, public transportation and so on.

Living with a family allows the students to get to know the Spanish culture and people deeply, indeed we believe this to be an important aspect of the program. The program staff chooses the families carefully and continuous contact is maintained with them.

The family helps the students get to know Spain better and integrate them into Spanish culture through eating, speaking and living together.

We consider the participation of the families to be one of the most essential parts of the program that supports the safety and well being of the student.

Orientation

All of the university programs have an 8 day orientation upon arrival to Seville.

The Program that lasts a Full Academic Year has orientation during the month of September.

The most difficult part of the experience for students is right after arrival. Everything is new and many experience jet lag, but the orientation gives students vital information about adapting to life in Spain, the university system, the program, schedule, safety, activities, volunteer and internship opportunities, and meeting and getting to know Spanish students.

Orientation also includes 48 hours of class about the Spanish language, grammar, conversation, and Spanish literature and culture.

At the end of orientation students who pass the evaluation exam may receive 3 credit hours from their university.

Field Trips

Visit and Field Trip Program in Seville and Surrounding towns:

  • Catedral
  • Alcázar
  • Archivo de Indias
  • A walking tour of Seville
  • Itálica
  • Carmona

Visit and Field Trip Program in Andalusia:

  • Ruta del Legado Andalusí: Córdoba, Granada y Seville
  • Ruta de Hispania: la España Romana (Itálica y Carmona)
  • Ruta de las Dos Orillas: Hispanoamérica y España, ida y vuelta (Cádiz)
  • Ruta del Vino: Jerez, Sherry (Jerez)
  • Ruta de la España Romántica: tópicos e identidad (Ronda)
  • Ruta de las Maravillas (Sierra de Aracena)

Optional Services

  • Spanish Language Seminar throughout the whole program. Depending on the number of students, Grammar, Composition and Conversations skills can be taught at Elementary, Intermediate and Advanced Spanish group levels. The Seminar is available as a credit option. Interested students must make sure that their home institution grants credit for the Language Seminar.
  • Internship or Volunteering Program. The school has a program of internships in schools and companies. We also have a list of volunteering opportunities. All internship and volunteer programs must be requested through home university prior to arrival. At the end of your stay you will get a certificate for your internship.
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