Study abroad in Spain this summer.

Study abroad in Spain this summer.



May 25 – July 1, 2023 (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. Participants will have a choice of residing with a Spanish family in a homestay or to choose a residence hall with Spanish and other international students.


LAIS 311: Peoples and Cultures of Spain
1 unit

LAIS 321: Literary Spain
1 unit

LAIS 300-level electives: One or two other courses at the 300-level will be offered
1 unit each

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

  • 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.

Faculty Leader

Dr. Dixon Abreu
Dixon Abreu

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

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Cost & Program Information

$5,800 (homestay option)
$6,340 (residence hall option)

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

Scholarship Assistance: 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.

Students who anticipate needing additional financial aid should contact the Office of Financial Aid and/or the Program Leader about external funding opportunities. Many external scholarships have early deadlines (e.g. in December or January), so students are encouraged to begin this process as early as possible.


Program participants have two housing options:

  • Housing in private homes with carefully selected host families. Breakfast and dinner will be provided by the host family. Living with Spanish families gives students the opportunity to learn more about Spanish language and culture outside the classroom.
  • Housing in residence hall with other international students. Students will be housed at the Nodis facility, in a shared triple with other UR or international students (individual bedroom; shared kitchen, living room and bathroom facilities). Two meals (breakfast and lunch are included in the housing fee.
What's included?

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.

Ready to apply?

Application Deadline

February 15, 2023

Apply online through Gateway Abroad, our study abroad application portal.

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