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.
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.
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.
“Honestly it was the best semester I’ve ever had. I met so many people and learned so many things. I created a new interest in this culture that I knew nothing about. I found a new love for a different country.”
- Eden, Study in Spain
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.
• Applicants must have a GPA of at least 2.90 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.
TYPICAL COURSE LOAD
Students attend up to 5 courses that are held Monday through Thursday for up to 3 credits each.
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.
This beginning course is designed for students with some background in Spanish. Emphasis is on building oral and written communication skills and on acquiring knowledge of the Spanish speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A1 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Only available during Session 1
This course is designed for students who have had two semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish. The content of this course is at the A2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Only available during Session 1
This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. The grammar and conversation classes will complement each other in order to reach the objectives of the B1 level as outlined by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
This course is designed for students who have completed at least four semesters of Spanish at the university. The main objective of the course is to use the skills acquired in the initial and intermediate level to increase the oral and written abilities of the student. To achieve these objectives, a communicative and task approach method in which the grammar is reviewed will be used. There will also be cultural readings about Spain and debates that require the use of a practical and communicative vocabulary. The grammar and conversation classes will be complemented to achieve the objectives of the B2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages
Only available during Session 2
Which social, political, cultural and both national and international phenomena define Spain as it enters the 3rd decade of the 21st century? To answer this question, this course aims to analize, debate and understand the challenges which Spain faces in the context of a globalized world: the government model and its monarchy, peripheral and centralist nationalism, its linguistic and cultural diversity, migratory movements in search of the European dream, along with other hot topics such as the effectiveness of the educational system, the health system, gender issues, politics of historic memory or the change of the model of production which will be greatly affected by the effects of climatic change on the Iberian peninsula.
Only available during Session 1
Qué fenómenos sociales, políticos y culturales, tanto nacionales como internacionales, conforman la España que entra en la tercera década del siglo XXI? Para responder a esta pregunta, este curso tiene por objetivos analizar, debatir y comprender los retos a los que se enfrenta España en el contexto de un mundo globalizado: el modelo de estado y su monarquía, los nacionalismos periféricos y centralistas, la España vaciada y sus retos demográficos, su diversidad lingüística y cultural, los movimientos migratorios que buscan el sueño europeo, junto con otras cuestiones candentes como la efectividad de su sistema educativo, sanitario, las cuestiones de género, las políticas de la memoria o el cambio de modelo productivo al que obligarán los efectos del cambio climático en toda la península ibérica.
Conducted in Spanish.
Only available during Session 1
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.
FALL SEMESTER 2023: September 11th – December 19th
– Application Deadline: June 15th
SPRING SEMESTER 2024: January 22nd – May 16th
– Application Deadline: November 17th
SUMMER SESSION I: May 22th – June 16th, 2023
– Application deadline: April 21st, 2023
SUMMER SESSION II: June 19th – July 7th, 2023
– Application deadline: May 12th, 2023
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.
|Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide)||$12,990|
|Summer Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide)||$5,490|
- 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
OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS
- Round-trip transportation to Seville
- Visa expenses
- Optional trips and excursions
- Textbooks and other course materials
- Daily transportation
- Personal expenses
Congratulations on your decision to embark on a life-changing experience abroad! We look forward to working with you to make your trip memorable and meaningful.
For most applicants, the first step is to contact a World Endeavors advisor. Our advisors are available to answer questions and offer guidance along the way. With our help, you may be surprised at how easily your dream of going abroad can become a reality.
Enrollment in the World Endeavors program begins formally with an application. Due to visa requirements and other processes involved in coordinating international programs, participants are encouraged to submit their applications as far in advance as possible. We recommend that applications be submitted prior to the program application deadline. If your intended program's deadline has passed, contact World Endeavors for more information.