International Studies, Business & Spanish Language
ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo - Sevilla
Located within fifteen minutes of the Plaza de España and right next to Parque de María Luisa, the ISA Study Center is the leading organization in Spain for teaching the Spanish language and culture to international students.
Ideal for the first-time traveler or students who are hoping to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and language, the ISA Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo (UIMP) is focused specifically for students, placing high emphasis on Spanish language, literature, culture, business, and education. ISA students will only be taking courses with other ISA students, and the campus is shared by the ISA office, so you will have regular interaction and support from the resident staff.
Fall 3 2020
Sep 27, 2020 - Dec 16, 2020
Jul 01, 2020
Forms and Payment Deadline
Jul 15, 2020
180 - 255 Contact Hours
2.50 Minimum GPA*
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Study Abroad Program Description
Accommodating all levels of Spanish proficiency, the course offerings at the ISA Study Center allow you to take language courses while also taking content courses in English. These content courses include topics such as business, economics, culture, political science, international relations, and more. You also have the opportunity to participate in the service-learning course, Spanish Culture and Society Today, should you choose to do so. Courses are only taken with other ISA students and are taught by Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo faculty. Upon arrival, you will take a Spanish language placement exam. This exam will indicate your language proficiency level, and will determine the courses in which you will be eligible to enroll.
If you are at the advanced level, you may add a two-week intensive spanish language course as a preface to the semester program at the ISA Study Center.
A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Program Manager for more information pertaining to the process of acquiring a Spanish student visa.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Spanish Visa Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Program
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
180 - 255
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 17
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 25
- The course list below indicates the proposed courses for the upcoming semester. The host university has not yet confirmed the current course list at this time. This site will be updated once ISA receives the updated list of courses, along with a note notifying students of the change.
- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. You should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations.
- It is recommended that if you have not yet completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through the program.
- Enrollment in Spanish courses is determined by the results of a language placement exam administered by the host university. Please note that your performance on the placement exam may not rif eflect the number of semesters of language instruction you've already completed at your home university. We strongly suggest that you are trying to place into any level of language beyond true beginning prepare for the language placement exam by reviewing previous coursework.
- Please note that courses for Fall 2020 have yet to be confirmed. Below are the courses that have been offered in past semesters. Once the course offering is confirmed, this disclaimer will no longer appear.
- Students are required to choose one of the courses from the Current Global Topics offering. These courses will provide students the opportunity to study the global impact of the COVID-19 pandemic from a Spanish perspective. With four courses focusing on specific areas of economics, culture, health and politics, students will gain unique insight on both Spain's response and the global response as a whole.
- Courses and course hours of instructions are subject to change.
- Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam. (All Language Courses)
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Seville Program Manager.
- You are required to select at least 3-4 alternate courses in the event of their top choices conflicting on the timetable, course cancellations or registration issues.
- Some courses may require additional fees.
- Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
- Per the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo, 15 is equivalent to 1 U.S. semester credit/ 1.5 quarter units.
ISA Course Level Recommendation
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that recommendations are based on the host university course codes. The structure of course codes at the ISA Study Center with the Universidad Internacional Menéndez Pelayo-Sevilla consists of a series of prefixes and numbers. The course code prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of academic discipline or area of study. The course code number is a three-digit designator for the course level/year taught (first digit), and range of content specificity (second and third digits). The letter (E) following a course code indicates the course is taught in English. The letter (S) following a course code indicated the course is taught in Spanish. Based on this information, ISA recommends that courses starting with the numbers 1 and 2 be classified as lower division, while courses starting with the numbers 3 and 4 be classified as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- The transcript from the ISA Study Center will reflect contact hours for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.
Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language Course
- Advanced level Spanish speakers may choose to add on a Two-Week Intensive Spanish Language course for an additional fee. For more information, please talk to the ISA Seville Program Manager.
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- Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations
Support & Funding
María Jesús Rubio Amador
Senior CP & Cultural Activities Coordinator , Spain
Carmen Maria Parra
Director of Logistics, Spain
Director of Spanish Operations/ ISA Resident Director, Spain
Francisco León Gutiérrez
IT Systems Administrator, Spain
Manolo Fernández Moreno
Senior Housing Coordinator, Spain
Housing Coordinator/ Veritas Manager, Spain
Pedro José Pérez Polo
Director of Central Europe Operations, Spain
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, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.View all Funding Options
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.).