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Overview and Location of our Partner Universities

Universidad de Sevilla

Since its foundation in the 16th century, the Universidad de Sevilla  has been one of  Spain's leading institutions of higher learning. The schools of philology, geography and history, philosophy, law, communications, labor sciences, mathematics, psychology, business, economics, natural sciences, and engineering, and its many departments and institutes, serve the educational needs of Spain's most populous region. Approximately a total of 60,000 students attend the university and its centers of learning.  The University of Sevilla is located in the center of Sevilla's historical and bubbling district very near the Giralda and Real Alcazar, with its main building bordered on three sides by the Marķa Luisa Park and the Guadalquivir River.

Universidad de Pablo Olavide

The Universidad de Pablo Olavide, founded in 1997, also offers excellent courses in a variety of disciplines in the schools of business, international affairs, sciences and liberal arts.  Located in the outskirts of Sevilla, students have easy access to the university through the excellent public transportation of  Sevilla.

Academic Areas of Study and Courses

  • Summer, Fall and Winter Session
    Liberal Arts, Geography, and History Program

    Students must take a minimum of 3 courses in the Fall or Spring, and in the summer students take two or three classes. Students taking a total of four to five courses earn a total of 12- 15 semester credits. Total instruction hours for four to five courses is 180 - 225 hours.  Each course is 45 instruction hours. Please contact WISE Abroad for description of courses.

  • Summer 2010:  June 5 - July 14 (Offered at University Pablo de Olavide)

    SPAN 102 Elementary Spanish, SPAN 201 Intermediate Spanish, SPAN 315 Spanish Civilization and Culture, SPAN 311 Advanced Spanish I, ART 330 History of Spanish Civilization, SPAN 376 Spanish for Business, SPAN 351 Advanced Spanish II, and SPAN 345 Islamic Culture in Spain.

  • 2010 Fall Courses:  September 19 - December 17 (Offered at the University of Sevilla)

    Spanish Literature I (Middle Ages), Contemporary Spanish Poetry, Contemporary Spanish Theatre, Contemporary Latin American Novel, The Muslim Influence in Spanish Literature, Contemporary Spanish Cinema, History of Pre-Hispanic America, Cultural Anthropology of Latin America, Corrective Phonetics and Conversation, Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalucia,  Flamenco: Sociolinguistic Expression of Andalucia, Spanish Semantics, Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, Pre-Hispanic and Latin American Art, Political Formation of the European Union, Introduction to Modern Political Thought, Introduction to Modern Spanish History, Landscape and Natural Resources in Andalucia, Sociolinguistics in Andalucia,Spanish Language in America, History of the Spanish Colonization in America, Spanish Literature II (Golden Age), Spanish Paintings (El Greco to Picasso), Spanish Syntax, Archeology and History  of Roman Cities in Spain, Culture and Society in Present-day Spain, The Historic Diffusion of the Three Cultures: Christian, Moorish, and Jewish in Medieval Spain (VIII-XV Centuries),  Spanish Sculpture: Middle-age to Present-day (XII-XX Centuries), Art of Islamic Spain, Andalucian Art in the Golden Age, Comparative Grammar, Composition and Editing of Texts, Commentaries on Spanish Literary Works (Theory and Practice).

  • 2011 Winter Courses:  January 31 - May 14  (Offered at the University of Sevilla)

    Spanish Literature III (XVIII-XX Centuries), Contemporary Latin American Poetry, Introduction to Contemporary Spanish History,  Spanish Phonetics and Phonology, The Historic Diffusion of the Three Cultures: Christian, Moorish, and Jewish in Medieval Spain (VIII-XV Centuries), 20th Century European Art, Latin American Literature, Society, Economy, and Environment in Modern day Spain, Regional Politics, Economic Resources, and Business Relations in the European Union, Comparative Grammar, Contemporary Spanish Cinema, Literary Discourse (Analysis & Appreciation), Spanish Syntax, History of Spanish Cinema, History of the Spanish Language, Spanish Semantics, Contemporary History of Latin America, Lecture of Manuscripts on the History of Spain and America, The Muslim Influence in Spanish Literature, Flamenco: Cultural Expression of Andalucia, Flamenco: Sociolinguistic Expression of Andalucia, Economy and Society in Modern day Spain, History of Slavery in Latin America, Cervantes and his Masterwork Don Quijote, Composition and Editing of Texts, Archaeology in the Andalucian Region, Spanish Theater during the Golden Age, Present-Day Spain and International Relations, Introduction to Classical Music of the West and Spain, Inter-American Relations, Cultural Anthropology of Andalucia, Contemporary Spanish Novel, Cultural Anthropology of Latin America, Mediterranean Cultural Anthropology, Corrective Phonetics and Conversation

Application Deadlines

  • Summer Session - March 15 , 2010
  • Fall Session - June 01, 2010
  • Winter Session - October 15, 2010

Admission Requirements and Visa Application

For beginning, intermediate, and advanced level Spanish speakers. Students must have a 2.5 GPA. All students must take a Spanish language assessment exam upon arrival in Sevilla or Granada. The exam will test each student's language proficiency level, and will determine the courses that the student is eligible to enroll. Students who have completed less than one year of college-level Spanish will likely place into beginning level courses. Students who have completed one full year of college-level Spanish will likely place into the intermediate level courses. Students who have completed two years of college-level Spanish will likely place into advanced level courses.

WISE Abroad will assist you with your student visa application. Students staying longer than 3 months will require a visa. Students from any country outside the European Union planning to study in Granada for more than three months should apply for a student visa at their nearest Spanish Embassy or Consulate.  Once the application form for a semester or academic year at CLM (University of Granada) has been received, students will be sent a Reservation or Enrolment Certificate together with a letter of confirmation to the address given.  It is important to be aware that if you have entered Spain with a tourist visa, it is not then possible to obtain a student visa to prolong your stay. Even if you initially think you will be in the country for less than three months, it is worth applying for a student visa in your own country which will enable you to prolong your stay in Spain if you should so wish.  You may visit these sites to learn about the nearest Spanish Consulate to you: ( or click on the Resources for Students link for additional information.


WISE Abroad cannot guarantee course selection and class schedules will be determined once you arrive in Sevilla.