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Summer Study Abroad in Spanish

Term

Start Date

End Date

Deadline

Price

Summer Terms 1 & 2, May 2025

May, 2025

Jul, 2025

Apr 15, 2025

$12.000

Summer Terms 1 & 2 2025

Jun, 2025

Jul, 2025

May 15, 2025

$9.800

Summer Term 2 2025

Jun, 2025

Jul, 2025

May 15, 2025

$5.300

Summer Term 1 2025

Jun, 2025

Jun, 2025

May 15, 2025

$5.300

Summer Terms 1 plus May 2024

May 10, 2024

Jun 29, 2024

Apr 15, 2024

$9.800

Summer Terms 1 & 2, May 2024

May 10, 2024

Jul 20, 2024

Apr 15, 2024

$12.000

Summer Terms 1 & 2, 2024

Jun 7, 2024

Jul 20, 2024

May 15, 2024

$9.800

Summer Term 2, 2024

Jun 28, 2024

Jul 20, 2024

May 15, 2024

$5.300

Summer Term 1, 2024

Jun 7, 2024

Jun 29, 2024

May 15, 2024

$5.300

Program Overview

Experience the Vibrancy of Seville in Summer! 

Dive into our Summer Study Abroad program in Seville, Spain, designed for students eager to immerse themselves in Spanish language and culture. This program combines intensive language instruction with cultural immersion, set against the backdrop of one of Spain’s most historic and lively cities during its most vibrant season.

Highlights:

  • Intensive Spanish Language Learning: Tailored courses to enhance your Spanish proficiency at any level.
  • Cultural Immersion: Engage in activities, workshops, and excursions that showcase Seville’s rich history, art, and traditions.
  • Ideal Duration: Perfectly structured for summer, allowing for deep immersion without sacrificing your entire break.

Seville’s summer offers an unparalleled opportunity to live and learn in a city known for its stunning architecture, lively streets, and warm hospitality. Whether you’re starting your Spanish journey or advancing your skills, this program provides a comprehensive approach to language and cultural immersion.

Join us for a summer in Seville to not only improve your Spanish but also to experience the warmth and vibrancy of Andalusian culture.

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Language

In Seville, Spanish resonates through the vibrant streets and conversations, offering a chance to immerse yourself in the melodious cadence of Andalusian accents. Participate in language exchanges and engage with locals to fully experience the unique dialect of the region.

History

With its rich historical tapestry, Seville bears witness to centuries of influence from Phoenicians, Romans, Moors, and Christians, contributing to its captivating narrative that unfolds in its ancient streets, palaces, and monuments.

Architecture

The architectural marvels of the city, epitomized by the stunning Alcázar of Seville and the awe-inspiring Catedral de Sevilla, showcase a blend of Moorish, Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque styles, leaving visitors in awe of the diverse and intricate structures.

Art

Seville’s artistic heritage, deeply rooted in the works of painters like Diego Velázquez and Bartolomé Esteban Murillo, as well as its vibrant flamenco tradition, brings forth a captivating fusion of visual and performing arts that captivates the soul.

Food

The culinary scene of Seville is a delicious journey through Andalusian flavors, with tapas bars offering an array of mouthwatering dishes such as salmorejo, gambas al ajillo, and churros with chocolate, providing a true taste of Spanish gastronomy.

Cultural Immersion

To truly immerse oneself in Seville’s culture, one must partake in the lively rhythms of flamenco, savor the local cuisine in bustling markets, and join in the revelry of festivals like Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, where the city comes alive with vibrant traditions and passionate celebrations.

Your term in Seville offers more than just academic enrichment; it’s an immersive journey into the heart of Spanish culture. The cost of your program includes a variety of cultural activities and outings, thoughtfully curated by our Resident Director to enhance your experience. Here’s a sneak peek at what awaits you in Seville:

Welcome to Spanish Flavors: Start your adventure with a friendly welcome dinner, where you’ll savor local dishes like salmorejo and indulge in authentic Spanish tapas, connecting with fellow students and our local team.

Historic Neighborhoods: Explore the historic district of Triana, with deep ties to pottery, flamenco, and craftsmanship, cementing its place as the vibrant art scene of Seville.  

Santa Cruz Tour: Meaner through the winding narrow streets of the Santa Cruz district, known as the Jewish quarter and home to historic landmarks and beautiful architecture. 

Gastronomic Workshops: Learn the art of sevillano tapas, diving into the culinary experience of gazpacho and rices.

Fitness Fanatics: Get your blood pumping with yoga and zumba workshops in the patio of the SSA Center. 

Museum Visits: Immerse yourself in art and history with trips to the Museum of Fine Arts, Gold Tower, and Hospital de la Caridad. 

New Connections: Discover local activities through speaking partners and see the side of Seville that only locals enjoy. 

Fiesta Finale: Wrap up your stay with a delightful evening of local cuisine and perhaps even catch a traditional Spanish guitar performance or a local festivity.

Please note that while most activities are included in your program’s cost, some may require a small additional fee. Availability of activities can vary depending on the program schedule.

Meet your Resident Director

Born in Seville, and with a degree in Hispanic Philology from the University of Seville, I have worked in various departments of SSA over the years, knowing very well what U.S. students need to make their experience in Seville the adventure of a lifetime and help them mature both academically and personally. My advice is to open your mind and let yourself be carried away by the culture and idiosyncrasies of our city through our teachers and staff, our host families, the walks through our streets, meeting with young Sevillians, etc. In our city you will find a team eager to receive you and welcome you as if you were at home.
Marta Borrero RESIDENT DIRECTOR, SEVILLE
Marta Borrero
Resident Director

Students may select to live with a local host family or in a student residence.

Student Residences

Living in a student residence hall in Seville provides more than a place to stay; it’s a unique opportunity for both international and local students to immerse in the city’s vibrant culture, form lasting friendships, and create unforgettable memories. Strategically located, these halls offer easy access to universities, cultural sites, and essential amenities. They feature well-furnished rooms, communal areas for socializing and studying, and facilities like kitchens and laundry rooms.

Options include LIV RESIDENCE, offering private rooms in clusters with access to a pool, gym, and other amenities, and LACENTRAL, where you’ll share a twin room in a traditional Sevillian building. Space is limited, with priority given to students with special needs.

Due to Seville’s popularity, specific placements can’t always be guaranteed, and additional charges may apply. Early communication is crucial for securing accommodation. SSA ensures all residences meet standards for safety, cleanliness, and convenience, enhancing your study experience in Seville.

Homestays offer the unique opportunity to live with a local family, allowing you to engage in daily conversations in Spanish, join them for dinner, and immerse yourself in the local community. Many families hosting SSA students have long-standing relationships with us and are highly recommended by past participants.

Accommodation options include single or twin rooms, with full room and board, weekly laundry, and room cleaning included. Please note, that special dietary or housing requests can be accommodated but may incur an additional fee.

Ana and Jesús are phenomenal! Take the time to sit and chat with them over lunch/dinner; watch TV with them, ask them questions, etc. They want to get to know you and are always more than happy to answer questions. You’ve truly hit the jackpot with them as your host parents.

Nuria is the most loving and understanding person, if you are lucky enough to have her as your host mom please cherish your time with her. She is a charismatic women with many life lessons. Open up to her because at the end of the day she thinks of all her students as if they were her own kids. Always say thank you! Nuria always gives the best she can!

Get to know the family! They are so kind, fun, and loving. They truly care for their students. Eat at home a lot, the food is amazing.

Academics

Course Selection

The available courses for students vary by program and are distributed between the SSA center and local universities. Please see the selection below, and contact us for the most current course information:

Subject

Course

Courses

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course is a continuation of SPAN 101M that further develops students’ ability to use basic structures and practical vocabulary. Emphasis on oral communication. Only offered in May.
Prerequisites: One semester of elementary Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Internships/Service Learning

Students enrolled in a Service Learning experience are expected to engage in one aspect of the culture by helping others and contributing to different fields. Community service will be held at local charity institutions, child and elder care, etc. (15 hours, 1 credit). Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.
Prerequisites: One semester of advanced college-level Spanish course.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Living the Culture

A hands-on workshop that teaches the basic techniques of Stand-Up Paddle Surf, both with and without waves. Taught by specialized instructors on the beaches of the province of Huelva, one hour northwest of Seville. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses. Please note that there are additional fees for LTC courses.

Contact Hours: 15

Credits: 1

Psychology/Education Studies

This seminar is designed to provide teachers of Spanish with an immersion in Spanish culture while developing materials and activities to teach Spanish language through culture. Taught by native Spaniards with extensive experience teaching language and culture to foreign students, this dynamic course presents practical strategies for integrating grammar, reading, writing, speaking and listening into cultural activities. It also provides opportunities to observe Spanish language and culture classes being taught at the Center and to discuss methodology and strategies with professors in round-table discussions. Homestays, conversation exchanges and a range of cultural activities outside of the classroom enrich the learning experience.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college-level Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Psychology/Education Studies

Taught in English. This course focuses on the motivational factors, personality traits, cognitive and learning styles, the degree of adaptation to a foreign language context, and other psychological factors (such as emotional and multiple intelligences), which influence second language acquisition. Students acquire tools to identify the psychological aspects that facilitate and sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language. Taught in English.
Prerequisites: Previous study of education recommended

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Global Peace/International Relations

After an introduction to the history of European integration and an overview of its most common policies and institutions today, this course will analyze the role of Spain within the European Union from a legal, political and economical perspective. Special attention will be paid to the EU’s and Spain’s current and future challenges.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of two semesters of intermediate Spanish.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of Spanish language skills specifically for use in the business world, including vocabulary, writing letters and memos, and oral practice. Discussions of business news, student presentations on business topics, and visits to local firms introduce students to the culture of business in Spain.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Marketing/Media/Communications

SPAN 384S – Intercultural Communication for the Global World is a 4-credit, 60-hour summer course designed to equip students with the essential skills and knowledge for effective intercultural communication in a globalized world. Covering theoretical foundations and practical strategies, the course addresses cultural identity, intercultural competence, and communication barriers. Through lectures, workshops, and case studies, students will learn to navigate and bridge cultural differences, enhancing their ability to function effectively in diverse international contexts. This course is ideal for those pursuing careers in international relations, global business, or any field requiring cross-cultural interaction.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This thematic course studies the influences of Jews and Muslims in political, intellectual, and artistic life from the earliest history to the present. Particular attention is paid to the period of convivencia, when Jews, Muslims, and Christians co-existed in medieval Spain. The course will also examine the influences from this period still visible in Seville and Spain.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course focuses on the historical and cultural development of Spain today, from its foundations into the 21st century. Students study Roman colonization and Moorish conquest, through the passage from the dictatorship of Franco to today’s democracy. Using the unique resources of Seville and her surroundings, students experience Spain’s past and present in music, art, architecture, and popular cultural expression, including flamenco and film. Multiple excursions throughout Seville illustrate the topics and themes discussed in class. Please note: SPAN 312M the course is only worth 3 credits.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This thematic course studies art and culture from the Muslim invasion of the 8th Century and the birth of the Caliphate of Córdoba through the realm of the Nazarí­ of Granada. On-site visits give students contact with the Al-Andalus that still exists in the many corners of the city of Seville.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college-level Spanish or equivalent

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Students examine the role of women in Spanish literature from the jarchas to the Neoclassic, a period of centuries in which few women voices are heard. Women authors appear as major figures in the Romantic period, in Realism and into the 20th century. We study how these authors portray the social and historical moment in which they lived, and their attitude towards it.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent and previous study of Spanish literature.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

The rich tradition of Spanish theater and current innovations focus on the playwrights of Seville and Andalucí­a.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

For students with solid knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites: Minimum of one course in advanced college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

For students with solid knowledge of Spanish structures. Development of completeness and correctness in comprehension, oral expression, reading, and writing.
Prerequisites: One year of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

A course designed to help students develop language skills for health-related professions. Students participating in this course will learn how to communicate more effectively with Spanish-speaking patients and their families as well as how to consult with other health professionals. Medical health terminology, patient/client-interviewing skills, and cultural factors affecting health care delivery will also be studied.
Prerequisites: Two semesters of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

This course is a continuation of SPAN 2013 that further develops the 4 areas of learning acquisition.
Prerequisites: 3 semesters of college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Language/History/Cultural Studies

Development of comprehension, oral expression, reading and writing. Systematic vocabulary building on a variety of practice themes. Guided discussions.
Prerequisites: One year of elementary college Spanish or the equivalent.

Contact Hours: 60

Credits: 4

Academic Institutions

Nestled in the heart of Seville, Spain, the SSA Center is a beacon of academic and cultural exchange. This distinguished center serves as a bridge connecting students from North America to the rich tapestry of Spanish language and culture. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, the SSA Center provides an immersive environment for language learning, fostering a dynamic space where students can enhance their proficiency in Spanish. Beyond academics, the center is a hub for cultural engagement, offering a plethora of activities, events, and programs that allow students to deepen their understanding of Seville’s vibrant traditions and contemporary influences. The SSA Center stands as a testament to the enduring cross-cultural partnerships and creating an enriching space where students can embark on a transformative journey of education and cultural discovery.

Why This Program?

Why This Program?

Academic Diversity and Language Proficiency 🎓

Dates & Fees

Term

Deadline

Start Date

End Date

Fee

Application

May 15, 2025

May, 2025

Jul, 2025

$9.800

May 15, 2025

May, 2025

Jun, 2025

$5.300

Apr 15, 2025

May, 2025

Jul, 2025

$12.000

May 15, 2025

Jun, 2025

Jul, 2025

$5.300

May 15, 2024

May 31, 2024

Jul 27, 2024

$9.800

May 15, 2024

Jun 28, 2024

Jul 28, 2024

$5.300

May 15, 2024

May 31, 2024

Jun 29, 2024

$5.300

Apr 15, 2024

May 3, 2024

Jul 27, 2024

$12.000

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