Study Abroad in Spain



The Independent Study Project (ISP) is an opportunity for a deep dive into a topic of interest or an opportunity to devise a creative or artistic project, or to undertake artistic training, unique to Seville. Some students choose an ISP in Seville to follow a passion that they cannot pursue elsewhere, while others may be intentional about choosing a project that is explicitly part of a career plan. In any case, it is an opportunity to utilize and develop linguistic skills and cultural understanding while forming new relationships with members of the host culture related to your chosen field of study and allowing you to systematically explore your particular topic of interest. You will immerse yourself in Spanish and Sevillian culture working with area experts or artists as a means to integrate all aspects of your learning and cultural experience.

ISP placements through the Spanish Institute are unpaid.


  • Apply by: October 15, 2022
  • Arrival Date: January 14, 2023
  • Departure Date:
    • May 12, 2023 (University of Sevilla)
    • May 18, 2023 (Pablo de Olavide University)
    • May 18, 2023 (EUSA University Center)



  • High School Graduate (Students must be high school graduates by the start date in order to be eligible for this program.)
  • One year as a registered college student by the time of application.

Language Proficiency and Prerequisites:

ISP Course: All language levels, although absolute beginners are discouraged. Generally at least low-intermediate; but some placements will require a higher level of Spanish. Native English or equivalent fluency may be required for some placements: some English-teaching or service organization placements may be accomplished primarily in English or with only basic Spanish.

Students taking courses taught in Spanish at the University of Seville or Pablo de Olavide University need Intermediate language level, i.e., at least three or four semesters of college-level language experience.

Students taking courses taught in Spanish at the EUSA Center need High Intermediate – B2 – language level, i.e., at least four to five semesters of college-level language experience, and at least one content course taken in Spanish.

Minimum GPA:

  • University of Seville: 2.5
  • University Pablo de Olavide: 2.9
  • EUSA University Centre: 2.5


Semester students earn 12-15 credits; academic year students earn 24-30 credits. Spanish Institute’s Study + ISP program includes:

  • Spanish Institute Introduction to Spain Course (3 U.S. credits).
    • intensive “survival Spanish”
    • academic excursions throughout Andalusia
    • classroom sessions
    • (First semester only for academic-year students)
  • A personalized ISP placement (3 U.S. credits). Your ISP schedule may vary depending on industry standards for your career field and the nature of your project, and will be determined after you arrive.
  • Plus three courses (3 U.S. credits each) from the following:
    • Direct enrollment at one of our local partner universities
      • minimum one course
      • maximum three courses
      • taught in Spanish or English
      • one university per academic session
    • Spanish Institute language course
    • Elective Spanish Institute course


The required ISP experiential learning course is designed to help you make the most of your experiences. You will automatically be enrolled in the ISP course upon acceptance to your placement.

Career Coaching & Placement Process

Once you’ve submitted your application, your career development adventure will begin! The placement process is more than just securing an ISP placement with an external expert or artistic guide. You will engage in additional interviews with our in-country coordinator and your potential host site supervisors. The host site retains the final decision regarding placements, so it’s important that your interviews reflect your maturity, adaptability, curiosity, and commitment to both your career interests and the host organization.


Spanish Institute for Global Education: Courses in which enrollment is below 5 participants will not be offered.

University of Seville: Courses in which enrollment is below 10 participants will not be offered.

Pablo de Olavide University: Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment.

EUSA University Centre has a required minimum of 10 students per class; course cancellation will become effective if this number is not reached by both local and international students.

Estrechamente vinculada a la historia de Sevilla y Andalucía, la Universidad de Sevilla combina los valores de la tradición con ser una institución innovadora de calidad y excelencia. Es una universidad tan vanguardista y cosmopolita como la propia ciudad de Sevilla y puede presumir de una historia de más de 500 años.

Cursos Concertados

Estos cursos para estudiantes internacionales forman parte del programa internacional de la Universidad de Sevilla, y ofrece una amplia variedad de clases para elegir. Los "cursos concertados" ofrecen un nivel avanzado y un nivel general, y ambos son impartidos en español por profesores de la universidad que desarrollan los cursos basados ​​en el hecho de que los estudiantes entienden y hablan español con fluidez. También hay cursos en inglés para aquellos que aún no tienen un nivel suficientemente alto de español: consulte el catálogo.

Facultad de Filología (incluye cursos en las siguientes áreas):


Facultad de Geografía e Historia (incluye cursos en las siguientes áreas):

CocinaCiencias Políticas

* Se dan 4 horas de clase a la semana por cada asignatura. Los estudiantes recibirán un expediente oficial con sus notas, y podrán recibir créditos de su propia universidad por las clases completadas.

"El Programa de Estudios Hispánicos" está diseñado para estudiantes que desean pasar un semestre o un año en el extranjero mientras continúan su licenciatura. Si bien ofrece cursos avanzados en español, también atiende las necesidades de aquellos con poca o ninguna experiencia en español al ofrecer clases impartidas en inglés en muchas materias. Ofertas de cursos del Programa de Estudios Hispanos:

Historia del Arte y CineLiteratura española y latinoamericana
Biología / Química / CienciasCiencias Políticas
Antropología / Cultura españolaLengua española

Vea los cursos.

Las opciones del programa de estudios en el extranjero de EUSA incluyen estudios semestrales o anuales en cualquiera de los cursos regulares ofrecidos en los grados oficiales de EUSA. Estos cursos están abiertos a estudiantes locales y se pueden ofrecer en inglés, español o en ambos idiomas. Su oferta de Estudios en el Extranjero incluye más de 30 áreas temáticas diferentes en español e inglés, que van desde estudios de Comunicaciones, Negocios y Recursos Humanos hasta estudios Culturales, de Lengua o Historia. Ver los cursos.

Y sus títulos universitarios oficiales incluyen:

Grado en Comunicación Audiovisual

Grado en Periodismo

Grado en Publicidad y Relaciones Públicas

Grado en Turismo

Doble Grado en Periodismo + Comunicación Audiovisual


  • Personalized University Programs: we adapt to your needs because you are unique. We help you choose one of three prestigious universities in Seville.
  • True Spanish Experience: Spanish Institute will accompany you in your immersion into the Spanish culture making your visit an unforgettable experience.
  • Live Andalusia: art, history, tradition, gastronomy and much more.
  • Accommodation:
    • Stay with a host family to learn and improve your Spanish, share your day to day experiences and enjoy the delicious homemade Spanish cuisine.
    • Living in Seville and sharing an apartment with other students will be a very pleasant experience. Spanish Institute offers all services, including meals, cleaning, and laundry.
  • Spanish Institute is 100% dedicated to our students. We strive to make your stay abroad a wonderful, unique and enriching experience that you will remember for the rest of your life. Our programs ensure personalized attention at every step of the process.


All of the university programs have an 8 day orientation upon arrival to Seville.

The Introduction to Spain gives students vital information about adapting to life in Spain, the university system, the program, schedule, safety, activities, volunteer and internship opportunities, and meeting and getting to know Spanish students.

Introduction to Spain includes 48 hours of Spanish Language, Grammar, Conversation, Spanish Literature and Culture classes.

Spanish Institute for Global Education's Orientation Program holds a three credit bearing-option.


  • Orientation for university
  • Volunteer opportunities and internships in companies
  • Opportunities to meet Spanish students
  • Security and health
  • Orientation on Spanish society and life in Spain
  • Spanish classes: Culture, Conversation, Literature and History


  • Academic program at the University of Seville, Pablo de Olavide University or EUSA University Centre.
  • Placement/mentorship for Research or Creative Independent Study Project.
  • Introduction to Spain: The program includes University Orientation and orientation on Spanish society and life in Spain in our Spanish Culture, Conversation, Literature and History classes. You will also receive important information about the city, transportation, the calendar and local holidays, health issues and safety.
  • Class material.
  • Academic advice before coming to Seville, tutoring and mentoring during your stay.
  • Spanish placement test before coming to Seville so that our academic director can advise you on the subjects and prepare your personal program.
  • Accommodation with a host family or in a shared apartment in Seville with full room and board; three meals a day throughout your stay.
  • Participation in the Language Exchange Program
  • Documents needed to obtain entrance in Spain.
  • Health insurance for non-european nationals with access to the best private hospitals in the city.
  • Spanish Institute emergency telephone number, 24/7 assistance.
  • Airport or train station transfer at the beginning and end of the program.
  • Welcome Pack.
  • Transport card (bus and metro).
  • Opportunities to practice speaking with local students.
  • Excursions and cultural visits in Seville and Andalusia.
  • Welcome and farewell tapas celebrations.
  • Support from Spanish Institute throughout the duration of the program.
  • Academic certificate.

Optional Services

  • A seminar on "Spain today" throughout the program at Spanish Institute.
  • Internship program in organizations or Service Learning.


The Study Abroad Program program includes accommodation in a host family or in a shared apartment in Seville with full room and board; three meals a day throughout your stay.

Living with a family allows our students to fully discover the Spanish culture, life and people. At Spanish Institute we believe that this is an important aspect of the program.

The academic year program includes accommodation in a host family or in a shared apartment and offers the option of staying during the winter holiday period at an additional fee.

For further information about home stay please click here

For further information about shared apartment please click here


Our health insurance gives access to the best private hospitals and of course covers everything related to COVID-19. If a student is unwell or contracts this disease, the doctor may prescribe everything from the necessary tests to hospitalization in case of seriousness.

Spanish Institute has developed a COVID protocol to be able to track incidents that may occur, how to prevent and what to do in case of contagion.

All our programs include a 24/7 emergency service.

The insurance included in our program guarantees:

  • Principal Medical Health Assistance
  • Emergencies
  • Medical specialists
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Hospitalization
  • Specialist treatments
  • Preventive medicine
  • Second opinion
  • Travel assistance
  • Repatriation insurance


The Spanish Institute Study Abroad Program includes all of the activities of Discover Seville and Discover Andalusia



You will receive an official transcript from the university in Seville that you attend and from Spanish Institute.

Credit Obtaining Options

All university academic programs are available with an option to obtain credit. Interested students should ensure that their home institution awards credit for their courses. The program offers the necessary documentation for these procedures.



  • Standard load of five courses:
  • Research or Creative Independent Study Project
  • Introduction to Spain Program with Instructive Excursions, Seminar, and practical Spanish (offered by the Spanish Institute)
  • Direct Enrollment at one of our three local university partners: up to three courses taught in Spanish or English
  • Optional Spanish Language Course offered by the Spanish Institute
  • Optional elective course(s) offered by the Spanish Institute
  • Optional Internship or Service-Learning Placement (+ €400)
  • 12 - 15 US Credits
  • Host Family or Shared Apartment
  • Full board


  • Standard load of five courses:
  • Research or Creative Independent Study Project
  • Introduction to Spain Program with Instructive Excursions, Seminar, and practical Spanish (offered by the Spanish Institute)
  • Direct Enrollment at one of our three local university partners *: up to three courses taught in Spanish or English
  • Optional Spanish Language Course offered by the Spanish Institute
  • Optional elective course(s) offered by the Spanish Institute
  • Optional Internship or Service-Learning Placement (+ €400)
  • * 12 - 15 total U.S. Credits per semester
  • Host Family or Shared Apartment
  • Full board
  • option of staying during the winter holiday period at an additional fee


Seminar throughout the program: "Spain Today"

The objective of this seminar is to accompany students throughout the program, address issues of Spanish society and facilitate a deeper learning of Spanish. This Seminar is offered at the levels of elementary, intermediate and advanced Spanish depending on the number of students and their grammar, composition and conversation skills. The 45 hour seminar is available as a credit-bearing option. Students should ensure that their home institution awards credit for this seminar.

This program has a fee of €300.00

Contents of the seminar:

  • Women and the evolution of society in Spain.
  • The Spanish educational system.
  • Political organization in Spain: Autonomies, Parliamentary System, Monarchy.
  • Unemployment, immigration and emigration.
  • Religion and its manifestations in Spain.
  • Political parties in Spain.
  • Overcoming the Civil War.
  • Greatnesses of Spain: transplants, ...
  • Economy and productive forces of the country.
  • The Mediterranean diet and the influence of history on the way of eating in Spain.


Spanish Institute offers internship and service learning opportunities in prestigious organizations. All internship and service learning programs must be requested before arrival. At the end of your stay you will obtain a Certificate of participation.

Internship options:

  • Business
    • International trade. We offer internships in international companies, tourism agencies and ICT corporations. Tasks include everything from digital marketing, press coverage / monitoring, PR distribution, SEO strategies, web content, and social media trends. In some companies, English is essential.
    • Accounting and finance.
    • Marketing and information technology.
      • Graphic design
      • Website localization
      • Social media technology
    • Public relations
  • Health
    • You can do internships in rehabilitation, cognitive therapy, audiology centers, sports health and physiotherapy.
  • Journalism
    • Internship collaborating in a digital magazine where you can investigate and collect news for articles in the office or at events in Seville and its surroundings. Tasks include translating articles, working on external communications, proofreading and editing, and you have an opportunity  to publish articles.
    • Local newspapers
  • Education
    • You can do internships in private regulated education centers (Early Childhood Education, Primary, Secondary), nurseries, and language schools.
    • Work with students with special educational needs (Autism, ADHD, ...).
    • Work in sports schools.
  • Translation
    • Choose to carry out your internship in companies that offer translation services in different corporations and specific translation agencies.
  • Art and culture
    • Internships in foundations, galleries and museums. You will be able to research, offer guided tours and work in international communications and social networks.
  • Planning of social events and / or academic events.
  • Travel
    • Agencies
    • Glamping
  • Ecological Agriculture
  • New: Online Business Internships in areas such as Journalism, Information Technology and Education.

Service-Learning options:

  • Social: Homeless people, educational support, child protection, LGTB, environment, sports and community development.
    • Non-Governmental Organizations:
      • Center for Seniors
      • Down Syndrome Association
      • Child Care Assistance to families at risk of social exclusion
      • Women's Center
  • Health: soup kitchens, assistance ...
  • International: Immigrants, refugees, soup kitchens, legal assistance...

Tienes la opción de tomar clases en una de las tres universidades, la Universidad de Sevilla, la Universidad Pablo de Olavide o el Centro Universitario EUSA. Se ofrecen una variedad de materias en español e inglés. Por lo general, recomendamos elegir clases de los cursos para estudiantes extranjeros en lugar de tomar clases tradicionales y regulares para estudiantes españoles porque la estructura y el contenido de las clases pueden ser muy difíciles incluso sin la barrera del idioma. Todo está naturalmente inmerso en el entorno cultural y es difícil de entender sin partir del mismo trasfondo. Si te animas a hacerlo, porque tienes un alto nivel de español, te apoyaremos y ayudaremos en tu decisión, muchos alumnos lo han hecho. Los programas para estudiantes extranjeros son muy interesantes y variados, puedes encontrar más información sobre las clases en los sitios web de la universidad.

Cuando llegues, o incluso antes de venir, harás una prueba de nivel con nosotros. Esto te guiará y nos ayudará a asesorarte en la toma de decisiones sobre asignaturas, actividades y otras opciones.

Al inicio del curso el programa te entregará todos los materiales para la orientación. Los materiales y libros de las clases universitarias debes adquirirlos tú.

Spanish Institute cuenta con un programa de prácticas en escuelas y empresas. También tenemos una lista de oportunidades de voluntariado. Todos los programas de prácticas y voluntariado deben solicitarse a través de la universidad de origen antes de la llegada. Al final de tu estancia obtendrás un certificado.

Las universidades españolas te entregarán un carnet de estudiante universitario. La tarjeta de estudiante internacional no es imprescindible, pero es bueno tener una. Puedes obtener un descuento en muchos lugares de Europa con una tarjeta de estudiante. Hay varias organizaciones que pueden darte tu carnet de estudiante. El siguiente enlace es uno de ellos: Tarjeta de identidad de estudiante internacional.

Si eres de un país de la Unión Europea, no es necesario. España también tiene acuerdos con muchos otros países fuera de la Unión Europea, y sus ciudadanos pueden permanecer en España sin visado si la estancia es inferior a 90 días. Sin embargo, si te quedas más tiempo, necesitarás un visado de estudiante. Debes solicitarlo a través del enlace del Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores: Una vez te hayas matriculado en Spanish Institute, y si tu estancia va a ser superior a los 90 días, te enviaremos los documentos para la solicitud del visado de estudiante. Es un proceso largo, por lo general tarda 45 días, por lo que debes comenzar la solicitud lo antes posible. A cualquier estudiante que alguna vez haya necesitado un visado se le ha asignado uno, ¡así que no te preocupes! Sin embargo, debes tener en cuenta que no todos los consulados funcionan de la misma manera, y en algunos lugares el proceso es más difícil que en otros. También debes saber que si vas a quedarte un año académico, debes proporcionar tus antecedentes penales, lo que hace que el proceso sea aún más lento.

En el párrafo anterior se puede encontrar la información general para la obtención de visados, pero lamentablemente en este momento la normativa internacional ha cambiado y es muy posible que de un país a otro la situación sea diferente dependiendo de su lucha contra el COVID19. Te ayudaremos a conseguir un visado que te permita estudiar en España enviándote los documentos y certificados necesarios para demostrar que todo está en orden y demostrar tus serias intenciones de estudiar en Sevilla.

¡Sí! Recuerda que Spanish Institute organiza excursiones por toda Andalucía, así que consúltanos antes de planificar cualquier viaje. Es buena idea pensar adónde te gustaría viajar para que cuando llegues aquí puedas comenzar a planificar tus viajes. Te recomendamos que trates de no viajar solo, habla con algunos de los otros estudiantes que conozcas aquí para ver si puedes viajar con un amigo. Existe un programa llamado STEP UP dirigido por el gobierno de los EEUU que es gratuito y ofrece a los estudiantes estadounidenses que estudian en el extranjero actualizaciones de seguridad para los lugares a los que viajan. Te recomendamos que también registres tus viajes con ellos, para mantenerte informado de todo lo que sucede en la zona. Además, recuerda presupuestar los viajes secundarios de antemano. Es muy recomendable aprovechar los vuelos más económicos a varios destinos. También querrás experimentar la vida en Sevilla, así que no viajes todos los fines de semana.

Nueva situación con COVID19: durante la pandemia debes reducir tus viajes a los estrictamente necesarios. Lamentablemente, es una situación imprevista que debemos abordar con el compromiso de cuidarnos y estar en entornos más controlados.



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Individual Application Process

At Spanish Institute for Global Education we follow a communicative approach to teaching. The fundamental objective of this methodology is for students to learn to communicate in Spanish in a wide variety of contexts and situations. In addition to the language, the students have the opportunity to learn about our culture and society.


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