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Study in Seville, Spain

There are now two ways to study in Spain.

Augustana College, in affliation with the Center For Cross-Cultural Studies and Spanish Studies Abroad, offers two different options for a trimester or a semester in Seville, the heart of southern Spain.  Each program offers students the opportunity to live with a family in Seville, study from a range of courses in Spanish and earn credits towards their Augustana degree.

Fall Term in Spain

A faculty-led trimester program sponsored by Augustana College

This program is not offered for 2016.  The next anticipated Fall Term in Sevilla is Fall 2017.

Home to Flamenco

Spend Fall Term of 2015 in Seville.  This customized 10-week program is designed to offer Augustana students anopportunity for a full term abroad in sunny Andalucia.  Study, intern and explore southern Spain as you take courses from the Augustana catalog.  All coursework is in Spanish and parallels coursework offered on campus.

Faculty contacts:  For more information, contact Dr. Araceli Masterson or Dr. Ana Bordería-García

Eligibility: This program is open to any Augustana student who has met the following requirements:

  • Completed or will complete at least 1 year of college Spanish by Fall 2015
  • Completed or will complete either Spanish 301 or 305 prior to Fall 2015
  • College GPA of 2.00 or higher AND GPA in Spanish of 3.00 or higher

Program Schedule: This program will run from late August into early November of 2015, in alignment with Augustana's Fall trimester.

Housing: Students will be housed with families throughout the city.  SSA has been working with local families since it opened its doors to students in the 1960's.  Each student will have a private room and each Augustana student will be placed with a different family, though there may be other international students living in the same home.

Courses: All courses, with the exception of one which is taught by the participating Augustana Spanish Dept. faculty member, will be taught by local faculty through the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.  This program is approved as a Learning Community. 

The program includes the following course options, from which a student may enroll for either 10 or 13 credits:

  • ISS Seminar on Spanish Culture (1 credit): This course is mandatory for all program participants.  Taught by Dr. Masterson.
  • Spanish 345: Topics in Spanish Literature (PL pending, 3 credits) Taught by Dr. Masterson
  • Spanish 314: Advanced Grammar (3 credits) Taught by local Spanish faculty.
  • Spanish Internship (3 credits): Available to all students with a 3.00 GPA or higher in prior Spanish coursework.
  • Political Science 377: Politics & Economics of Spain (PS pending, 3 credits).  Taught in Spanish by local Spanish faculty.

Program cost: This program is tentatively budgeted with a fee of $15,800.   This fee includes ground transportation, tuition, accomodations, full board (meals provided in homestay housing), group excursions and international health insurance.  The program fee does not include airfare or discretionary spending.  We anticipate that the out-of-pocket costs will be between $2,000-$2,800 depending on student discretionary spending.

Financial Aid:  Students participating in this program are eligible for the same grants, scholarships and loan eligibility while abroad as they would be for this trimester on campus.  When billed for the program each student will receive a detailed billing statement which reduces the cost of the program in accordance with the student's anticipated financial assistance. 

This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.

Affliated Spring Semester (Jan-June) in Spain Program

An independent program with pre-approved coursework in multiple fields.

The Sevilla semester program is a Spanish immersion program for students who have completed Spanish 203 or higher at Augustana. 

The Sevilla Program is an affiliated program, which means that Augustana students withdraw from Augustana to enroll directly at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in Sevilla during the Winter and Spring trimesters.  The program has been pre-approved for transfer coursework in Spanish and other fields, including Learning Perspectives, but does not offer a Learning Community designation.  Also, since this program requires withdrawal from Augustana, financial aid packages do not travel with students, though some federal aid is available to those who qualify. 

Eligibility: This program is recommended for Spanish majors or minors and requires prior completion of Spanish 203.  Student must have no fewer than 6 credits of Spanish at Augustana with a 3.00 GPA prior to application for the program.  Students who wish to do an internship for 3-credits must be approved by both Augustana College and CC-CS. 

Program Schedule:  This is an annual offering, with students traveling in Spain for the January-May duration of the program. Students study at Augustana for Fall Term, withdraw from the college for both Winter and Spring Trimesters.  They have free the period between the end of Fall Trimester and the January departure for Spain.  Students on this program MAY NOT enroll in December 5-week courses on campus as they will be withdrawn from the college for the entire Winter Term.  Applications to CC-CS are due in October.  Augustana applicants can work with International & Off-Campus Programs to complete required forms during Spring term and summer the year prior to the program.


Program Fee: For upcoming program fees for next year, visit the Spanish Studies Abroad website listed below.  Students enroll in the Spring Semester + J-Term program offered by CC-CS and Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA).  Augie Financial Aid is not available for this program, however Augie Choice and Federal Aid programs are available for those who qualify.  For many students the cost of attending the SSA school in Sevilla for a semester, even without financial aid from Augustana, is comparable to the cost of remaining at Augustana for the two trimesters the program replaces.  This program is designed to offer equivalent credits for 2 trimesters (Winter & Spring).

Course List:  All participants enroll in 18 credits during the January & Spring Semester program.  This is organized into two immersion language sessions in January and February, followed by a Spring semester of 3 courses.  The intensive language sessions transfer to Augustana as Spanish 314, 2 credits of Spanish 310 and 3 credits of Spanish 300-level elective.  During the Spring semester, students take a 1-credit language skills course (included in the 310 credits) and 3 elective courses.  Elective courses transfer either as direct equivalents to Augustana coursework (SPAN 322, 331, 328, 315 or BUSN 405) or as 300-level elective credits with Learning Perspective approval (PP, PS).  Students may also opt to enroll in an internship program equivalent to 3 credits as one of their Spring courses.

For more information on the semester program you may download the 2015 program brochure

contact the International & Off-Campus Programs,

or visit the website for our partners, Spanish Studies Abroad.

Funds from Augie Choice are available for either program to any student with Junior status (60 credits or more) at the time of the program departure.   Students must apply for Augie Choice at least 60 days prior to the program departure.