seville Abroad

Seville Abroad

Why choose Seville Abroad?

We are a agency dedicated to organizing Spanish courses, high school programs and educational trips to Spain. Our business philosophy is focused on the closeness, trust and personalized attention we give to students and families.

If you want to improve your Spanish, enjoy an experience abroad or go on the educational trip of your dreams, we are your agency, and you our priority!


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Best Semester Ever!

I studied in high school with Seville Abroad and truly had one of the greatest experiences of my life. Pepa, Chelo and Nicole are the kindest people and created the most welcoming place in a new environment. They were helpful and accommodating and made me feel very safe. Going to school was hard at first but became easier and eventually was fun. I made lifelong friends that I am already planning to go visit and I miss Seville so much! The excursions were a highlight and my host family was amazing! I can’t recommend this program enough!!

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Florencia Belen
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I learned so much about myself and had the best experience

Being part of Sevilla abroad you create long-lasting memories that you'll look back on forever. While there I discovered so much about myself and who I want to be. Like all experiences, I faced challenges, one being moving host families. This was a very hard time for me but having Pepa and Chelo there supporting me every step of the way was extremely helpful. During my time there I created long-lasting friendships with both Spaniards and the other study-abroad students. Before choosing Seville Abroad I did my research on all other study abroad programs but decided on this program because of how small it was. Pepa and Chelo make sure to know you well and support you. I couldn't have made a better decision. The relationships you make with the people there and Chelo and Pepa will be relationships that last forever.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
If there is any advice I can give it is to be social. Talk to the kids in your classes and ask them what is going on that weekend, get to know them, and make as many friends as you can. Also, talk to the other kids in the program because they can give you advice about anything you need.
  • Build life long relationships
  • Traveling with the group and alone
  • Fully immerse in the Spanish culture
  • Depending on what school you go to it may not me easy
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A year in Sevilla

My daughter spent a gap year in Sevilla during which she attended a public high school. Seville Abroad provided her with the opportunity to live abroad and experience a new culture with the security of having support nearby if she needed it. Her goal was to improve her Spanish and learn about a new culture. She did both of these and more. Sevilla Abroad offers tutoring, in country and out of country excursions, and opportunities to partake in local celebrations. The first two months were the hardest as she worked to improve her Spanish skills and make friends. She ended the year more confident, outgoing, with excellent Spanish skills and close friendships with Spanish and American friends. The decision to go abroad changed her life for the better and gave her experiences and new perspectives she would not have had without this opportunity. Given the option to do it again, we would most definitely do it all again.

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Trimester Abroad in Spain

I had an unforgettable and amazing experience living and studying in Spain for my first trimester of my junior year of high school. Even though my level of Spanish was not high when I arrived in Spain, I was able to learn from the classes within my program and through my amazing host family. I feel that I was matched up to them and fit into their family very well. It was also very helpful at first because my host sister knew a lot of English and I was able to learn Spanish from her easily. I left with much more vocabulary and ability to understand the language than what I arrived with! In addition, I experienced personal growth in independence and maturity.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I tried ox tail in Cordoba, which I was unsure about at first, but it was delicious. Also, when our program took an excursion to pros, I tried escargot! The sauce was the most tasty part but the texture was interesting!
  • The learning of a new language.
  • Meeting lifelong friends who live all throughout America
  • Opening your eyes to different cultures and the diverse world.
  • The school system in Spain was difficult to get transcripts and records from.
  • It was difficult to choose classes and personalize a school schedule.
  • The restriction of curfew of midnight was difficult to abide by with the typical life in Spain.
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Seville Abroad Summer Program 2023

I participated in the Seville Abroad Summer Program in the summer of 2023. This was my first time ever traveling abroad by myself. I really loved the Seville Abroad program and would highly recommend it. The program offered a well balanced mix of host family time, Spanish language classroom study, and fun travel excursions. I really enjoyed the opportunity to live with a local Spanish family and to experience all of travel in southern Spain. The staff at Seville Abroad were fantastic. I felt supported throughout my experience and they always took the time to check in with me to make sure that all of my needs were being met. Based on my positive experience, I am now looking to apply to Seville Abroad again and to participate in their High School Abroad program.

  • Spanish language study and immersion
  • Cultural experience living with local host family
  • Supportive Seville Abroad staff and opportunities to travel in southern Spain


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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Pepa Hernandez Vargas

Job Title
High School Program Director

Pepa was born in Madrid, Spain, traveling, learning from other cultures, and meeting people from other countries has always been constant in her life during more than 25 years in which she has developed her professional career working for high-level multinationals. She has gained experience in organizing travel and in the management of large groups.

At the same time, she also took part as host family welcoming young students of different nationalities to her home for more than 15 years. This experience gave her enough knowledge to know in detail what each student needs when traveling outside their home and how to deal with cultural change and adaptation in Spain.

What is your favorite travel memory?

Without a doubt, my favorite travel memory was my first experience abroad. At the age of 20, I put my things in a suitcase and traveled across half the world, destined for Seattle. I was going on an educational program that would change my life completely. That experience opened my mind to other countries, cultures, to another language. It was one of the most enriching experiences of my life, and from which I keep the best memories. My American family and my friends were the best part of my year abroad, I´m still in touch with all of them and I am lucky to be able to see them every so often.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Being able to work with people from all over the world, traveling, and helping young people to have a unique experience in Spain has always been one of my greatest passions in life, so, to lead this company, is to fulfill a dream and make others can do it too.

I would highlight maybe the relationship with our student´s families in their home countries, it feels good when you see that parents trust you their children and the relationship that we developed with them before and during the stay of their children in Spain It is very satisfying for me.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

In general, all the messages we receive when the students return home thanking us and letting us know how special the experience has been for them and how they miss their host families. But we always get emotional when we receive images of one of our students from their graduation in their home country, we are very pleased to have contributed, in some way, when they get to graduate.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

The full-year High School program. Shorter programs are very fun and enjoyable, but the vision that you get from Spain is more in a tourist way, however, with the full school year it is how you really get to live and experience the real local life, and is also when you can make more real friends and strengthen your emotional relationship with them and with your host family.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

Commitment, closeness and communication, are our company values. For us, being a coordinator goes beyond solving specific problems with students, it has to do with dedicating your time to them, knowing them, and being able get them to see you like a close person to trust.

All of us who coordinate students have been in our youth abroad, just like them, and we know all the satisfaction that a program of this type brings, but also the difficulties and problems of adaptation to Spanish culture. As a director, I feel particularly satisfied with the commitment and love with which all the coordinators give to the student and their families.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

Particularly for this type of organizations, the most important factor to be successful is trust. After all, you are working with younger children, they are young people who embark on an unknown adventure away from their parents, for most part it is the first time they leave their homes, so, trust both for the students and parents is a determining factor.