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Study Abroad in Spain this summer.

Summer in Seville: Literature & Culture

May 26 - July 2, 2022 (five weeks)

Seville (Sevilla) is the capital city of Andalusia, one of the most visited, colorful, and historically significant regions of Spain. Seville is perhaps best known for being one of the most important Moorish kingdoms of the Middle Ages and the center of trade with the New World during the colonial era. In addition, many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that attract tourists (flamenco, bullfighting, tapas, orange trees and olive orchards) are identified with this southern city.

Seville is 2.5 hours away from Madrid. Some of the most popular coastal regions in Spain, Huelva and Cádiz, are even closer, as is Doñana, one of Europe’s largest national parks.

Program Details


LAIS 300-level electives
LAIS 321
Two courses at the 300-level will be offered (1 unit each) Literary Spain (1 unit)

Please note that course availability may change according to student enrollment.


$6,200 (approximate)
Costs do not include airfare and are subject to change without notice as a result of fluctuations in currency and other factors.

What's included?

Students live with Spanish families, giving them the opportunity to learn more about Spanish language and culture outside the classroom. The program cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lodging, and most meals during excursions, as well as comprehensive health insurance to cover most medical problems students may experience while abroad. Students benefit from an on-site staff to assist them with all their needs while living in Seville. The faculty leader and program assistant will be on-site during the entire summer term to assist students with academic and personal issues.

Activities & Excursions:

  • Guided tours to main historical sites in Seville, such as the Cathedral, Metropol Parasol, the Alcázar or Royal Palace, and the Jewish quarter.
  • One-day excursion to a local beach
  • Flamenco show
  • One-day excursion to Córdoba, including a tour to the Mosque-Cathedral, an exemplary architectural monument representing the multicultural heritage of Andalusia
  • Two-night, three-day excursion to Granada including visits to Cathedral, Royal Chapel and the Alhambra.
  • Dixon Abreu, Faculty Leader: Spain Literature & Culture

    Director of Portuguese language program - Latin American, Latino, & Iberian Studies

Academic Environment

  • Students choose two classes for a total of 2 units, all taught exclusively in Spanish. Students may receive major, minor or elective credit, as well as FSLT credit for LAIS 321. In addition to in-class learning, the program incorporates visits to various monuments and other places of cultural interest.
  • Courses are taught at the Connecting Worlds Abroad (COWA) headquarters, conveniently located minutes away from the city center on foot with convenient access to the University of Seville as well as public transportation. Visit the COWA website for more details.

Ready to apply?

Application Deadline: Friday, February 15, 2022

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.


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