Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language

Universidad Pablo de Olavide
Seville, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Hispanic Studies, Business & Spanish Language

  • Location

    Seville

  • Host University

    Universidad Pablo de Olavide

    Founded in 1997 and located five miles outside of the city center, ISA students will commute to the Universidad Pablo de Olavide, where the facilities are state-of-the-art and similar to those found on a typical North American university campus, complete with: campus-wide Wifi access, sports facilities, green spaces, a gym, an elaborate library, and more. Students enrolled at the UPO will be expected to take the metro to and from class each day. Please note that you will have a longer commute than students attending the other universities in Sevilla.

    As courses are widely available in Spanish and English, ISA students have the opportunity to take classes in Spanish language acquisition, politics, history, art, anthropology, cinema, literature, communication, psychology, business, and varying disciplines of science. ISA students will take courses with other international students but will have the opportunity to meet locals throughout campus and on the commute to/from campus.

  • Term

    Fall 4 2020

  • Program Dates

    Sep 01, 2020 - Dec 18, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Jun 01, 2020

  • Credit

    180 - 225 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.90 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $12,350

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Program Description

Founded in 1997 and located five miles outside of the city center, ISA students will commute to the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO). The facilities are state-of-the-art and similar to those found on a typical North American university campus, complete with: campus-wide Wifi access, sports facilities, green spaces, a gym, an elaborate library, and more. Students enrolled at the UPO will be expected to take the metro to and from class each day. Please note that you will have a longer commute than students attending the other universities in Sevilla.

As courses are widely available in Spanish and English, ISA students have the opportunity to take classes in Spanish language acquisition, politics, history, art, anthropology, cinema, literature, communication, psychology, business, and varying disciplines of science. ISA students will take courses with other international students but will have the opportunity to meet locals throughout campus and while commuting.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.90.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Erin Haas

Program Manager, Spain

SEVILLE TEAM

Enrique Herbello

Housing and Activities Coordinator, Spain

Elena Rodriguez

Student Care Coordinator, Spain

María Jesús Rubio Amador

Senior CP & Cultural Activities Coordinator , Spain

Carmen Maria Parra

Director of Logistics, Spain

Enrique López

Director of Spanish Operations/ ISA Resident Director, Spain

Francisco León Gutiérrez

IT Systems Administrator, Spain

Manolo Fernández Moreno

Senior Housing Coordinator, Spain

Martin Hayrapetyan

Housing Coordinator/ Veritas Manager, Spain

Pedro José Pérez Polo

Director of Central Europe Operations, Spain

Sara Pérez

Spain Custom Programs Manager/ Academic Coordinator, Spain

Tamara Roldán Gutiérrez

Senior Academic Coordinator, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

View all Funding Options

Housing

Studying abroad in Spain will allow you the opportunity to indulge into aspects of the Spanish lifestyle that are inaccessible to the average visitor of Spain. Depending on your housing option, you will either be within walking distance to your university or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings (with the exception of the UPO) generally range between 15 and 40 minutes depending on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing choices with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are a great choice if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Student Residence

The student residence is a great choice if you would like to be independent while living with other international and local students. With availability limited on a first-come, first-served basis, you will room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may also be available for an additional fee. Meals and laundry service are not included, however there is a kitchen available for use as well as laundry facilities.

In this ISA housing option, you will pay a $500 refundable security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished. Apartments, that are spread throughout the city, typically house 2-5 ISA students, with shared room occupancy. Meals and laundry service are not included.

You will pay a $500 refundable security deposit if living in this ISA housing option. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.

Independent Housing

You may elect to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital, will be your first taste of Spanish culture during the Bridging Cultures Program on-site orientation. You'll visit the famous Prado museum and have a guided tour through Madrid's city center to expand your knowledge of Spanish history, culture and politics.

Toledo

Your visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, will begin with a panoramic bus tour of Toledo's unique hilltop then will continue on to the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.

Granada

Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. During an unforgettable evening flamenco show, you will have the chance to soak up Spanish music and culture. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.

Córdoba

On this excursion you will tour the famous Mezquita, a 10th-century mosque that curiously houses a 16th-century cathedral. You will explore the historic Jewish quarter and visit one of three original synagogues remaining in Spain. Córdoba was once home to Romans, Muslims, Christians and Jews, each leaving imprints that you will be able to identify by the time you leave.

Gibraltar

Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory located on the Iberian Peninsula with a main landmark called the Rock of Gibraltar. During this day trip, you will explore St. Michaels Cave, a Moorish Castle, Europa Point Lighthouse, while having the possibility of seeing semi-wild monkeys in close quarters.

Lisbon, Portugal

During this weekend excursion exploring Portugal's capital, you will climb to the top of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge where you will find splendid views of this coastal city. You will also visit the 16th-century Tower of Belém that protects the ornate Jerónimos Monastery and overlooks the harbor from which the great Portuguese explorers set sail.

Morocco * Optional

This multi-day, optional excursion takes you across Morocco, one of the most colorful and diverse countries in the world. It encompasses direct cultural encounters with locals, guided tours through the medina, and opportunities to learn the ins and outs of haggling with Moroccan vendors. You will have unforgettable experiences in the Sahara desert riding camels and waking up to see the spectacular views of the sunrise.

Cultural Activities in Seville

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Seville. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Seville special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking classes, museum visits and tours of notable Seville sites (Las Setas, Real Alcázar de Seville, Seville's famous Gothic cathedral, etc.).