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.

 

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.

Experiences

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Eden is from Kansas and is studying Advertising and Spanish in college. She studied abroad in Seville, Spain, for a semester through World Endeavors.

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“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

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Academics

ACADEMIC CREDIT
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.

 

PROGRAM ELIGIBILITY
•    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.

 

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.

Dates And Costs

FALL SEMESTER:  September 12 – December 20, 2016

 – Application Deadline May 1, 2016

SPRING SEMESTER:   January 23 – May 19, 2017

 – Application Deadline September 15, 2016

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.

 

Program Name Cost
Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide) $11,990

INCLUDED FEATURES

  • 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
  • Cell phone rental
  • Home stay accommodations
  • 3 meals per day
  • “Intercambios” with Spanish students: 1 hour of Spanish for 1 hour of English with local Spanish students
  • 3-4 activities in and around Seville per semester

 

OTHER BUDGET CONSIDERATIONS

  • Round-trip transportation to Seville
  • Visa expenses
  • Optional trips and excursions
  • Textbooks and other course materials
  • Daily transportation
  • Personal expenses

 

How To Apply

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.

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