Study in Seville, Spain with Spanish Studies Abroad

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Due to global health & safety concerns and travel restrictions related to the coronavirus, Spanish Studies Abroad has decided to offer flexible booking options for some of their upcoming programs. Learn more about COVID-19 updates to stay tuned regarding program information.

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About

Travel to Spain with Spanish Studies Abroad to have a truly amazing Spanish immersion experience. Encompassing much of traditional Spanish culture, including bullfighting and flamenco dancing & music, Seville is a beautiful city to explore.

The Spanish Studies Abroad center is split between two mansions in Seville's cultural and commercial center. Combining the beauty of these constructs with modern computer labs and study rooms really makes for a surreal study abroad experience. Check out the details on the Spanish Studies Abroad website today!

Students also have the opportunity to enroll in courses (taught in English and Spanish) at local universities. Semester and short-term programs are offered.

Highlights
  • "Spanish-Only" Policy for language programs
  • Local speaking partners (intercambios)
  • Live in homestays or residence halls
  • Internships, service learning & volunteer opportunities
  • Semester, Academic Year, Jan Term, May Term and Summer Terms offered

We’ve updated our refund & cancelation policy to allow for flexible booking due to COVID-19

No summer application deadlines, late deadlines for fall and more!

Scholarships

Spanish Studies Abroad Scholarships
Spanish Studies Abroad Financial Aid

Study abroad does not have to be out of your reach financially but understand the burdens that have been placed on students. This is why Spanish Studies Abroad has awarded over $230,000 in scholarships since 2001.

Value
$500 - $1,500

Questions & Answers

Reviews

9.33 Rating
based on 15 reviews
  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 8.7
  • Safety 9.4
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Deysi
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Every day is a new experience

Last semester I had the chance to study abroad in Seville through Spanish Studies Abroad. I was able to attend Universidad de Sevilla and the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies. All of my classes were taught in Spanish and my Spanish skills improved greatly.

I had the best host family I could have ever imagined. I enjoyed being able to share moments with my host family and make long-lasting connections. Living with a host family made me feel immersed in the Spanish culture.

The staff at the SSA are very kind and always available for any questions or help. It was an amazing semester that I will never forget!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Enjoy every second of it. Soak up the sun. Go out for a walk each day. Appreciate the city and the culture. Seville is a place with open arms to travelers and students.
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Nicole
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Seville

I'll be the first to admit that I was very hesitant about studying abroad. I knew it would be difficult leaving my family, friends and everything I was comfortable with back home. I wouldn't trade the experiences and opportunities that I got for the world. With SSA, my courses and internship challenged me for sure, but also helped me to better understand the Spanish culture with hands on experiences. I met so many people from around the world, ate some incredible food and made memories that I hope will last a lifetime.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice for future travelers is to live in every moment. At first, it will be difficult to be away from friends and family back home, that's completely normal. You quickly realize that Seville will become your home in no time, as long as you are willing to let it. Do not let anything hold you back from trying new things and immersing yourself into the Sevillan culture. Also, travel as much as you can! It's super easy and not too expensive.
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Aurora
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A Semester to Remember

My semester abroad in Sevilla was the greatest time of my life! I made tons of amazing memories, friends, and had a great support system with my program, so I never felt like I was unsafe or had to worry about anything. The classes I took at the Center for Cross-Cultural Study were both challenging, but also fun and helpful. The professors are super nice and enjoy teaching their students. I enjoyed the different immersions and activities our school offered as well, like our trip to Granada and getting to visit different museums in the city. I stayed with a host mom and was able to live like the locals and improve my Spanish, and also learn some Spanish slang (¡que guay!). I'm glad I studied abroad in the Spring so I could experience Semana Santa in Spain and Feria de Abril because they are definitely note worthy experiences. The one thing I miss most from my semester abroad is not having classes on Fridays! It was an incredible program and I wish I could rewind time.

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
If I could do my semester all over again, I would keep a journal or diary of my day-to-day experiences, like what I ate, what I did. It's easy to forget about the little things, but I think they're the most important!
Alexis
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Incredible Teaching Experience!

I completed the Spanish Studies Abroad Teaching Practicum in Seville, Spain! It was an incredible experience and I gained an impressive mark on my resume. This really allowed me to grow as an educator and develop my Spanish skills. I partnered this Practicum with 2 sessions of classes beforehand. I think this is my favorite part about customizing your own abroad experience. I was able to stay with a local family in the beautiful barrio Triana and learn about the history. Spanish Studies Abroad helped us to connect with outside adventures in Europe. We were able to visit many different parts of Spain, and travel beyond! I think Spanish Studies Abroad provides 1:1 connections unlike any other program I looked into. I highly recommend future educators utilize this program or create your own like I did!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-wracking moment was finally teaching my own lesson! I was so thankful to my host teacher that answered all my questions. We had an incredible community of educators.
Melinda
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experience of a Lifetime

This was the most amazing experience of my life hands down. I stayed with a mom in a typical Spanish neighbourhood across the river from the city center. She was the most genuine and welcoming woman I have met and she made the tastiest food ever. I cannot express enough how great my professors were as teachers, but also as friends and mentors who were invested in my well-being. I had an invaluable experience that will be with me for the rest of my life. I made friends that I will never forget and experience what it was like to really live in a different culture.

What would you improve about this program?
Maybe more writing in the classes, because that was the only reason my school didn't take specific credit for my courses.
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Mariah
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A year of adventure in Sevilla!

My year in Spain was hands down my best year of college. It is surely hard to beat spending 9 months in Southern Spain, traveling all around Europe, learning about new cultures, improving my Spanish language skills and meeting tons of amazing new people.
My Spanish host family welcomed me into their home and their lives; my host mother frequently invited me out to eat with her friends and I got to spend a lot of time with my 9 year old host sister and brother. Living with a family makes the experience so much better! They really helped me fully immerse into the culture and helped me improve my Spanish.
The classes at the center were interesting, and not too difficult. The professors are easy to talk to and have a lot of knowledge about what they teach and about Spain in general. Not having classes on Fridays gives students the chance to explore more of Spain!
Overall this was an amazing experience that I will truly never forget. I would do this all over again if I could, and would recommend this program and this city to anyone!

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Danielle
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Study in Sevilla!

Seville is an amazing city, and Spanish Studies Abroad has a lot of experience with helping students deal with homesickness, culture shock, and pretty much any other issue that might present itself. Seville is a great city to immerse yourself in both the language and culture and SSA does a great job of making the transition a smooth one. The variety of program options make it easy to find one that will fit well with nearly any major, from business to pre-med and just about anything in between.

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H.
8/10
No, I don't recommend this program

Loved Sevilla, but SSA was underwhelming

The city of Sevilla was beautiful and exciting every day. I loved going to school and the faculty at the center were very supportive and engaging. I really improved my Spanish as well!

Nevertheless, the actual program was rather underwhelming. I loved my host family, but it took over a month to switch housing arrangements when I wasn't pleased with my first one. Additionally, the staff did not create a very welcoming atmosphere. There was hardly any orientation and no group bonding between other students.

Overall, I loved my time abroad, but I don't think the program itself added much to my experience. Instead it was the awesome culture and host family I had.