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.
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 strait of Gibraltar, and Andalusia is a crossroads of European and African culture with a flair 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 or to spend a night with friends sharing a plate of tapas and dancing the night away.
Jennifer studied abroad with World Endeavors at the University of Valladolid in Spain. She is originally from Evansville, Indiana.
“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
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 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
Conversation & Oral Expression
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
Conversation & Oral Expression
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
Conversation & Oral Expression
Only available during Session 2
Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a transcript and 3 credits from Universidad Pablo de Olavide, a fully accredited Spanish institution.
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.
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 very welcoming and enjoy having foreign students stay with them. All host family accommodation includes three meals every day plus laundry facilities.
SUMMER SESSION I: May 22nd – June 16th, 2023
– Application deadline: April 21, 2023
SUMMER SESSION II: June 19th – July 7th, 2023
– Application deadline: May 12, 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.
|Summer Study In Spain (Universidad Pablo De Olavide)||$5,490|
- Onsite English-speaking coordinator
- Academic transcript from Universidad Pablo de Olavide
- Home stay accommodations
- 3 meals per day
- Onsite orientation
- Travel medical insurance
- Visa support
- Student services and learning support
- Pre-departure guidance and handbook
- Advice on how to get a local phone number
- 24/7 emergency phone support
- Re-entry support and alumni services
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.