Program Overview

The World Endeavors Study in Spain – Universidad Pablo de Olavide program takes place in Seville, Spain in Spain’s Andalusia region. Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a medium-sized public university with a close-knit student community. The university was founded in 1997 and has a large, modern campus with many conveniences, including athletic facilities, a large library, and state-of-the-art laboratories and classroom technology. Pablo de Olavide offers a unique program for Spanish language learners, with language classes at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels, with elective classes available in both English and Spanish. These programs draw students from around the world, and the student community at the University is international and welcoming. A variety of student societies and extracurricular activities are available, including visual and performing arts, sports, and volunteering opportunities. The campus provides a safe and convenient place to study and participate in university life, and the Seville city center is a short distance away and easily accessible by bus.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

The World Endeavors program at Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a great fit for students at all levels of Spanish who want to improve their language skills and be immersed in Spanish culture. By staying with local families, students get the chance to use Spanish in their daily lives while being part of a diverse, international student community. Living and studying in Seville is particularly appealing for students who want to explore the Andalusia region.

REQUIREMENTS

  • A good command of written and spoken English.
  • Graduated high school with at least a 2.75 GPA
  • Strong academic standing
  • Passport and visa are correct and up to date.
  • Have courses selected to ensure that any study plan can be completed during the time of your enrollment.

Location

Seville is the capital of Andalusia, the southernmost region of Spain and the home of flamenco dancing, bullfighting, and some of Europe’s most vivacious and colorful festivals. Morocco is just across the straits of Gibraltar, and Andalusia is a crossroads of European and African culture with a flair that’s entirely its own. The region’s culture is exemplified in Seville, where a history of cross-cultural sharing can be seen in a dazzling array of North African, European, and Middle Eastern architecture. Today’s Seville is a graceful and vibrant city, where it’s easy to spend an afternoon following cobbled alleyways or relaxing in a palm-lined courtyard and to spend a night with friends sharing a plate of tapas and dancing the night away.

Housing

Participants in this program stay with local Spanish host families. Staying with families is a valuable part of becoming immersed in the local culture, and it’s one of the best ways for students to practice their Spanish outside the classroom. Host families are welcoming and enjoy having foreign students stay with them. All host family accommodation includes three meals every day plus laundry facilities.

Life in Seville

Studying abroad in Seville, Spain, offers an exceptional academic experience in a vibrant and culturally rich city. Seville’s economy is diverse, with strengths in industries like tourism, arts, and education, providing students with unique opportunities for internships and professional growth. The city’s rich cultural heritage is evident in its breathtaking architecture, historical landmarks like the Alcazar of Seville, and lively flamenco performances, allowing study abroad students to fully immerse themselves in Spanish traditions.

Engaging with the friendly locals and experiencing the vibrant festivals and culinary delights enhance the cultural immersion. Seville’s well-connected public transportation system facilitates easy exploration of its many attractions, such as the famous Plaza de España and the picturesque neighborhoods of Barrio Santa Cruz. Additionally, the city’s location in southern Spain offers access to stunning beaches, picturesque towns, and other Andalusian cities, making the study abroad experience in Seville truly unforgettable.

Support whilst in Seville

World Endeavors study abroad programs offer full support, starting with airport pickup and accommodation transfer upon arrival followed by an on-site orientation covering health, safety, and local tips. Emergency support from your in-country coordinator, 24/7 travel medical insurance, and continuous contact with your advisor for additional assistance throughout the program helps you feel secure and supported. Whatever challenges life throws your way, we’ve got you covered!

Academic

After successful completion of the program, academic credit and transcripts will be issued by Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

The World Endeavors process is designed to take the guesswork out of academic credit and credit transfers. Our experienced advisors work with each student and his or her academic advisor before the program begins to ensure students earn the credit expected for courses taken abroad.

Eligibility

  • Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.75 on a 4.0 scale or the equivalent.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • No Spanish language experience is required as students will take classes suiting their Spanish-speaking ability.

Course Load

Students attend up to 5 courses that are held Monday through Thursday for up to 3 credits each.

What's Included/ Costs

INCLUDED

  • Dedicated Program Advisor who is accessible and experienced
  • Tuition: 12-18 credits per semester (up to 5 courses)
  • Academic transcript from Universidad Pablo de Olavide
  • Pre and post arrival orientation; re-entry guidance
  • •Student services and learning support
  • 24/7 emergency phone support
  • Airport reception and welcome
  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Travel visa guidance and support
  • Advice on how to get a local phone number
  • Home stay accommodations
  • 3 meals per day
  • Semester only: “Intercambios” with Spanish students: 1 hour of Spanish for 1 hour of English with local Spanish students
  • Semester only: 3-4 activities in and around Seville

NOT INCLUDED

  • Round-trip transportation to Seville
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses
Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide)
Cost: $12,990
Summer Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide) Cost $5,490

Dates & Deadlines

Fall Semester 2024: September 11th – December 19th

Application Deadline: June 15th, 2024


Summer Session I: May 22nd – June 16th, 2024

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2024


Summer Session II: June 19th – July 7th, 2024

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2024


Spring Semester 2025: January 22nd – May 16th

Application Deadline: November 15th, 2024


Program dates listed are for reference only and are subject to change. Please wait until after acceptance and you have received the confirmed dates to book any flights.

Summer Programs

World Endeavors students taking summer courses in Seville take courses in Hispanic Studies focusing on Spanish culture and language. Students take classes with faculty at the cutting-edge Universidad Pablo de Olavide while staying with Spanish host families. It’s the perfect way for students to use their summer vacation to improve their Spanish or further their cultural studies, all while living in one of Spain’s most beautiful and historic cities.

During the summer term at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, students take either intermediate or advanced Spanish language courses. Students also have the opportunity to participate in cultural activities that may include a trip to the beach, a guided tour of the city center and Barrio Santa Cruz, a visit to a museum, or a flamenco show.

Every World Endeavors Study Abroad Program Includes

Our study abroad programs are as unique as our destinations, but there are program features that unify all of our study experiences.

YOUR STUDY ABROAD PROGRAM

  • Top accredited universities
  • Flexible durations – 2 to 4 weeks to a full academic year
  • Expansive destination options
  • English instruction offered in all locations

ACCOMMODATION

  • Vetted campus accommodations selected with quality and safety in mind
  • Friendly community of peers from local host country and around the world

TEAM OF EXPERTS

  • Dedicated one-on-one advisor
  • Local on-site coordinator

PREPARATION AND SUPPORT

  • Airport pickup
  • Pre-arrival and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 local support
  • Activities and cultural engagement
  • On-campus social events, clubs and sports

ACADEMIC CREDIT

  • Professional assistance and collaboration with home institution on course approvals and credit transfers
  • Transcript received directly from university abroad

PEACE OF MIND

  • Comprehensive travel medical insurance
  • Mental Health First Aid-certified staff
  • 24/7 emergency travel assistance

HEALTH & SAFETY

When you feel safe and respected abroad, you will flourish. World Endeavors participants are transformed through enriching, rewarding and safe experiences around the world. We meticulously monitor travel recommendations and will only facilitate programs where we can ensure our participants’ safety. 

We take key steps to ensure our participants’ well-being, including providing a pre-trip success guide, 24/7 local support, in-country trained staff, pre and post-arrival orientation, comprehensive travel medical insurance, and Mental Health First Aid-certified staff. Please contact us if you have any specific questions or concerns.

WHAT TO DO IN YOUR SPARE TIME IN SPAIN

Spain offers a plethora of activities to enjoy during your spare time, ensuring a fulfilling and memorable experience. Here are some exciting things to do:

  • Explore Historical Sites: Visit iconic landmarks such as the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona, the Alhambra in Granada, and the Royal Palace in Madrid. Immerse yourself in centuries of culture and architecture.
  • Visit Art Galleries and Museums: Explore the Prado Museum in Madrid, the Picasso Museum in Barcelona, and contemporary art centers like the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
  • Attend Sporting Events: Experience the passion of Spanish sports by attending a soccer match at renowned stadiums like Camp Nou in Barcelona or Santiago Bernabéu in Madrid. Soccer (football) is deeply ingrained in Spanish culture.
  • Indulge in Culinary Delights: Participate in wine and food tastings to experience the diverse flavors of Spanish cuisine.

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World Endeavors is a great organization for anyone interested in combining their academic or professional goals with traveling. The staff helped me throughout the entire process and found an internship placement that matched my goals.

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My semester went very well overall. Through my reflections I've noticed extreme progress in my Spanish language skills, as well as my interaction with the people as I strive to understand and appreciate their culture more and more. All the while I experienced a lot of personal growth, which I absolutely love!

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Spain FAQs

What Part of Europe is Spain in?

Spain is located in the southwestern corner of Europe, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Atlantic Ocean, and the Bay of Biscay. It also shares land borders with Portugal, France, Andorra, and Gibraltar.

Is it Safe to Travel to Spain?

Spain is generally considered safe for travel. It offers diverse cultural experiences, historic sites, and beautiful landscapes. However, travelers should remain vigilant against petty theft, especially in crowded tourist areas, and follow local laws and customs. Staying informed about the current travel advisories and COVID-19 guidelines is recommended for a safe and enjoyable trip to Spain.

Is Catalonia Part of Spain?

Yes, Catalonia is an autonomous community of Spain located in the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, and many other famous cities. It has its language and culture and is considered one of the most prosperous regions of Spain. Although it has its regional government, it remains a part of Spain and is represented in the Spanish Parliament.

How Much Does it Cost to go to Spain?

The cost of going to Spain will depend on several factors, including the length of stay, type of transportation, accommodations, and activities. Planning a trip to Spain on a budget is possible, but the exact cost will vary depending on the individual’s preferences and budget.

How Long Can You Stay in Spain Without a Visa?

Most visitors can stay in Spain for up to 90 days without a visa. After that, they must apply for a visa or leave the country. However, the type of visa required will depend on your purpose of traveling to Spain.

If you decide to go on a World Endeavors program in Spain, you’ll have our helpful advisors to guide you through every step of the visa process.

How Hot Does it Get in Spain?

The average temperature in Spain varies depending on the season and region. In the summer months, the temperatures in the south can reach up to 40°C (104°F), while in the north, it is more relaxed with temperatures around 20°C (68°F).

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