Website of Host University:
Saint Mary's University - Seville, Spain
Seville, a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, is known for its Moorish palaces and renaissance gardens, flower-decked patios, paintings, statues, flamenco dancing and music. Spanish Studies Abroad facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion into the Spanish culture. The Center is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville's commercial and social center. CC-CS is a short walk from the University of Seville, and some of Spain's most glorious and historic sites, including the Catedral and Giralda (the symbol of Seville), the Torre del Oro, the Alcazar palace, many museums and the beautiful Guadalquivir River. Seville is also located within an hour and a half of the Costa del Sol and its sunny beaches.
Website of Program/University:
Spanish Studies - Seville, Spain
Unique Aspects of Program:
Some features of the program include: native Spanish professors; low student-professor ratios; on-site Resident Director and staff; internship, volunteer, and community service opportunities; CC-CS scholarship program; all-inclusive day and overnight study trips; three-day weekends for travel; and monthly parties for American and Spanish students.
Country and/or City Information:
Spain is located in Southern Europe and is the largest of the three sovereign nations that make up the Iberian Peninsula - the other two are Portugal and Andorra. Seville is the capital and largest city of the region of Andalusia in southern Spain on the banks of the Guadalquivir River. It has a population of about 800,000 in Seville proper and about 1 million when including the urban area. Seville is known for its traditions of flamenco dancing, bullfighting, colorful fiestas, and wonderful cuisine.
Spring and fall are ideal times to be in Seville, with a temperature around 68°F (20°C). The summer is usually very hot with an average temperature of 93°F (34°C).
When Central Standard Time is in effect in the United States, Spain is seven hours ahead.
The currency in Spain is the Euro.
Consulate General of Spain in Chicago - www.consulate-spain-chicago.com
Embassy of the United States Spain - madrid.usembassy.gov
Seville Trip - www.sevilletrip.com
Seville Virtual Tour - virtourist.com
Spain Adventure - www.spainadventure.com
US Department of State Consular Information Sheet Spain - travel.state.gov
To be eligible, you must have completed 2 semesters or the equivalent of completion of elementary college level Spanish and have a 3.0 GPA in Spanish course work.
Spanish Studies Program
You have two housing options: homestays and student residences. A homestay gives you a unique insight into Spanish culture by allowing you to become part of a Spanish family. A homestay includes full room and board as well as laundry and the cleaning of your room. The same-sex student residences house mainly Spaniards and provide you with full room and board. The common areas have refrigerators, microwaves, washing machines, computers with Internet access and TVs for use at no extra charge.
Scholarship and Funding Information
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