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Semester Program in Seville, Spain

During your semester in Sevilla, you will focus on interdisciplinary study in areas related to

  • Spanish literature and language;
  • the visual arts;
  • the cultural history of the city of Sevilla;
  • business;
  • economics and international relations;
  • medieval, modern and contemporary Spanish history;
  • politics;
  • linguistics and translation studies.

Many people consider Seville to be Spain's most beautiful city. It is in the heart of the Spanish south and the capital of the political autonomous region, Anadalucía. Seville is the home of flamenco's musical traditions as well as Islamic history and architecture in Spain.

You will attend classes at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), a relatively small Spanish university (7,000 students). It is connected to downtown Sevilla by the metro. There are courses for international students at the upper-intermediate level of language study, as well as mainstream courses with Spanish college students targeted for more advanced Spanish language students. This program is administered through W&M's partnership with Centro MundoLengua.

An innovative curricular feature of the program is the Service-Learning Seminar and Internship. This four-credit seminar will explore contemporary issues related to Seville's changing social landscape. Topics may include immigration, minority populations and civil rights, women and society, health care, and disability studies. Throughout the semester, seminar students work as volunteers at a local outreach community agency that serves special populations. W&M students with requisite language skills may apply for enrollment in this course. Details/Apply