Spring Semester

A Spring semester in Seville allows you to experience working in a number of different business and healthcare environments: you will see what sets different types of hospitals, medical facilities, and companies apart from one another. You will learn about what goes into running these centers from people with years of experience in the field.

In order to ensure that all participants take full advantage of their internship experience, applicants must have completed a minimum of 5 semesters of Spanish (or equivalent) or get consent of the program’s director. Seville is known for having one of the Spanish-speaking world’s more challenging accents, but after a few months of immersion you will be prepared to tackle any other accent that the Spanish-speaking world throws at you.


Estudiantes norteamericanos de Ciencias de la Salud visitan el Hospital de Valme para conocer su organización sanitaria
Prácticas en el Hospital por alumnos de la Universidad de Clemson
Estudiantes norteamericanos de Ciencias de la Salud visitan el Valme para conocer su organización sanitaria
January 14, 2015, EuropaPress
Estudiantes de Clemson University visitan el Ayuntamiento de Dos Hermanas
January 20, 2015, Dos Hermanas Hoy
Internships in Seville prepare students for health professions
September 25, 2015, Clemson University Blog

Course Offerings

During a semester in Seville, students will complete 4-5 courses with 45 contact hours. Courses focus on improving Spanish linguistic competence and cultural familiarity through topics such as business, cinema, culture, grammar, health, and literature. Most courses will also include site visits and guest speakers. Additionally, LIH and LIT majors will have opportunities to experience how many different types of healthcare facilities and businesses operate. This includes both private and public hospitals, as well as private practices and local companies.

See a comprehensive list of the courses offered in Seville

Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), affiliated with the University of Seville. EUSA is a private school near Nervión, a fashionable neighborhood just a short walk away from historical monuments, parks, shopping centers and a major soccer stadium. EUSA provides a modern computer lab with traditional Internet access. There is also an in-house library, a cafeteria on site, and daily interaction with Spanish students.

Learn about student life

Internship Description

Students with advanced Spanish proficiency and/or permission of the program’s director, will be able to complete an internship of 135 hours within the healthcare world, or 140 hours in a local business/company. The internship experience, coupled with a series of site visits and seminars, will allow students to directly observe the structural and functional organization of the healthcare system in Andalusia as well as the business world. This first-hand experience with international healthcare systems and companies is one the highlights of the program for most students.

Health Internships

The students will be able to complete their internships at the Community of Andalusia´s different types of hospitals and healthcare centers:

Business Internships

LIT students will complete their internships at a variety of local companies, depending on availability and the student’s background and interest. Here’s a selected list of possible companies and organizations where LIT students could do their internships.

  • Alów: Alów is a low cost mobile phone service provider focused on the communication needs of foreign communities who study, work, or are retired or traveling in Spain. It is a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO), which can offer the best coverage nationally and all over the world thanks to its collaboration with Orange. It also has lower infrastructure costs. Thus, with Alów one can browse the web and call abroad or locally at much lower prices.
  • American Leadership: A company dedicated to the development of leadership to improve the global competitiveness of individuals and organizations, coordinating culture and strategy to produce results.
  • Barenboim-Said Foundation: The inspiration for the Barenboim-Said Foundation came to life in August 2003 during the fifth edition of the West-Eastern Divan Workshop. After two years of work in Andalusia, Daniel Barenboim and Edward Said accepted a proposal by the Junta de Andalucía (Andalusian Government) to launch a broad-reaching project that would be financed by the Junta and would serve to promote intercultural conciliation. One of the principles inspiring the new Foundation is that music cannot be isolated from society. Based on this premise, the main objective of the Barenboim-Said Foundation is to integrate music into the fabric of society.
  • Three Cultures Foundation: In 1998 the Kingdom of Morocco and the Junta de Andalucía (regional government) decided to found a forum which, based on the principles of peace, dialogue, and tolerance, would promote ties and understanding between the peoples and cultures of the Mediterranean. This initiative was subsequently backed by the Peres Center for Peace, the Palestinian National Authority, and other Israeli institutions committed to dialogue and peace. On 8 March 1999 the “Three Cultures Foundation” was constituted in Seville. The Foundation’s unique characteristics have made it a model advancing tolerance and progress, as few organizations of its type in the world boast such a representative and balanced representation in terms of its members. The Foundation is noteworthy for its commitment and outreach to the coastal nations of the Mediterranean.
  • Bio-Dis España: Laboratorios BIO-DIS is a company with almost 20 years of experience in the Biotechnology sector. It is dedicated to the manufacture, distribution, marketing and export of natural products, and to vitamins, minerals, food supplements, and sports nutrition.
  • Casas y Palacios Hotels: The hotels found in Seville and Córdoba known as the Casas de la Judería (Houses of the Jewish Quarter), located right in the cities’ historically Jewish districts, are different, unique, romantic, original… truly charming locations. With their fine Andalusian art and decor, staying at one of them is one of the greatest delights a traveller can enjoy. Not to mention the cuisine. At Emporion (Seville) and Los Marqueses (Córdoba) patrons can savor the mixture of the most traditional Andalusian dishes and flavors, prepared with the region’s finest local products and ingredients.
  • Code Abogados: They are one of Andalusia’s notable young law offices, and their services cover well-established areas of the law while also searching for innovative approaches to areas that are currently changing and developing. Interns at Code usually work with one of the partners who’s mainly interested in evolving areas of the law such as telecommunication, IT, social media, and intellectual property. Your research skills would be put to good use on assignments connected to these constantly-shifting fields.
  •  GlampingHub.com: International Travel Startup Company. Open the door to a new world of unique outdoor accommodations. Here you can find and connect with original and utterly breathtaking spaces with lavish services and amenities in some of the most beautiful landscapes this planet has to offer. From the US, to Africa, to Europe, to Asia, and beyond… let Glamping Hub take you on a journey. You will soon see camping in a new light and appreciate the sensory experiences that a bit of luxury in the open air can provide.
  • Isotrol: Isotrol is a provider of solutions in the field of new Information and Communications Technologies (ICT), serving the Renewable Energy, Utilities, Industry and Service sectors, as well as the Public Administration.
  • Abengoa: Abengoa (MCE: ABG.B/P SM /NASDAQ: ABGB) applies innovative technology solutions for sustainability in the energy and environment sectors, generating electricity from renewable resources, converting biomass into biofuels and producing drinking water from seawater.
  • Solutia: Solutia is a company in the new technologies sector: Systems Management and Administration, Systems Consulting and Auditing, Process Optimization, Network Telecommunications and Infrastructure, Connectivity, Security, Hardware, Software, Maintenance and Tech Support, the Distribution of Industrial Computer Equipment.
  • SangrespañolaSangrespañola is a small clothing retailer that generates its own lines of fashion products. Driven by the philosophy that fashion should come from and reflect the relationship we have with our surroundings, each item is designed and created in-house entirely by hand using traditional artesian techniques and materials from Andalucía. Not only does this employ local Spanish artisans, but creates an end product that is unlike anything that can be purchased outside of Seville. The company name, a melding of the phrase “Spanish blood” reflects the local nature of its products created using techniques passed from generation to generation. Sangrespañola has been around for more than 10 years and currently operates two stores in the historic center of Seville. 
  • Real Club de Tenis BetisThis club attracts some of Spain’s best tennis players. Its members have won over 50 tennis championship titles, making it one of Andalucia’s most well regarded training centers for players looking to up their game. The club also hosts the annual “Copa Sevilla Challenger,” a tennis championship that continues to draw talented athletes every year. Not only does the club feature a prominent tennis school, but it also offers other athletic activities including pilates and yoga. Business interns interested in the world of sports can boost their skills in the world of digital marketing, sales, and bilingual website design as they seek to help the club serve current members and gain new ones.  
  • Club Naútico de SevillaOne of Seville’s most renowned country clubs, Club Naútico offers members a wide array of athletic activities and social events. Members can go sailing, kayaking, rowing, and more on the beautiful Guadalquivir River. The club seeks to be a place where people of all ages and backgrounds can socialize and interact over a love of nautical sports. You can help make activities accessible for all by creating bilingual activities for club members. There are also exciting opportunities to get creative with the promotion of sporting events through digital marketing and bilingual website design!





Glamping Hub

Glamping Hub

CODE Abogados

CODE Abogados

Spring 2018 Calendars and Schedules

Clemson – International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville Calendar

    • 10 January Spring Semester students arrive in Sevilla
    • 11-14 January Orientation
    • 15 January Spring Semester classes begin
    • 25-27 January Weekend Trip to Madrid and Segovia
    • 28 February Día de Andalucía- holiday
    • 2-4 March Weekend Trip to Córdoba and Granada
    • 25 March-1 April Easter Week (Semana Santa)-holiday
    • 15-21 April Seville Fair (Feria de Sevilla)-holiday
    • 1 May Labor Day (Día del Trabajo)-holiday
    • 4 May Last day of classes
    • 7-11 May Final Exams
    • 12 May Students depart Sevilla

Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are pending confirmation.

Clemson International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville 2018


Orientation Schedule

  • 10 January, Wednesday Arrival in Sevilla: Hotel Alcazar, Avenida de Menéndez Pelayo, 10. Telef. 954 41 20 11
    20:00 Meeting and dinner
  • 11 January, Thursday 10:00 Move in with host family
    17:00-20:00 Orientation Meeting (EUSA): Housing, Safety, Health Insurance, Practical information
  • 12 January, Friday 10:00 Academic Meeting
  • 15 January, Monday First day of class
  • 29 January, Monday 19:00 Internships Workshop


The following visits are mandatory for all students.

  • Antiquarium and Metropol Parasol (Las Setas) Saturday, 20 January at 11:00
  • Catedral de Sevilla  Wednesday, 24 January at 15:00 (3:00 pm)
  • Trip to Madrid and Segovia 25-27 January
  • Reales Alcázares de Sevilla Wedneday, 31 January at 15:30 (3:30 pm)
  • Trip to Córdoba and Granada 2-4 March
      Optional Visits
  • Bodegas Góngora-Winery      Friday, 23 de February at 12:00
  • Basilippo- Olive Oil Factory   Friday, 16 de March at 13:oo




  • Download Final Exam Schedule

Faculty and Staff

Carlos Valencia
Carlos ValenciaDirector
Carlos Valencia is a native of Oviedo but, prior to becoming the director of CINECU, he had spent the last 20 years of his professional life in the United States. There, he received his doctorate in 19th-century Spanish literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill before teaching at Wake Forest University and the University of Richmond. Among Carlos’s professional interests are the application of new technology to Spanish language instruction and the incorporation of volunteer work into curriculums as a sociolinguistic and cultural learning tool.
Ángeles Lamprea
Ángeles LampreaHousing director and community-based learning Coordinator
Ángeles Lamprea was born in Seville, and she´s been both professor and housing director for all CINECU programs since 1993, although she began her professional career in Montpellier, France. Curious and enthusiastic by nature, Ángeles has expanded her professional interest to the world of film studies and advertisement, although her latest drive has been creating and developing Community Based Learning programs that allow her students to fully immerse themselves into the life and culture of Seville.
Cheryl Walker
Cheryl WalkerResident Coordinator
Cheryl Walker immigrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida from Jamaica at the age of 5. She credits growing up in multicultural and multilingual South Florida with fostering her interest in other languages and cultures. Cheryl received her bachelor’s degree in Spanish from Wake Forest University (NC) and her master’s degree in Romance Languages-Spanish from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at Wake Forest, Cheryl studied abroad in Salamanca, and as a graduate student at UNC-Chapel Hill, she served as graduate assistant for the UNC in Sevilla program. Cheryl is dedicated to helping students enjoy an enriching and fulfilling study abroad experience.
Fernando Díaz Buiza
Fernando Díaz BuizaProfessor and tour guide
Fernando Díaz Buiza is a native of Seville and a graduate of the Department of Geography and History at the University of Seville. His doctoral studies in art history have focused on artistic iconography. Fernando has done both archaeological and museum work. In collaboration with both the University of Seville and Andalusian public institutions, he has worked on the cataloguing and restoration of architectural monuments in the province of Seville. His teaching experience, in addition to working with Spanish institutes, includes professorial work at Sweet Briar College, Duke University, Meredith College, George Mason University, and others. Since 1992, he has worked with the UNC in Sevilla program, where he teaches courses on the history, art, and culture of Spain.
Alejandra Arazola Lucena
Alejandra Arazola LucenaProfessor
Alejandra Arazola was born in Cádiz, Spain. She holds a BA in Translation & Interpreting (French-English) from the University Pablo de Olavide (Seville) and a MA in Spanish as Second Language from the University of Seville. She has recently started a PhD in the field of Hispanic Lexicography. Alejandra has been teaching Spanish to foreign learners since 2010. She has taught in France, Spain and in the United States at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. At CINECU she teaches courses related to 19th-century Hispanic literature and Spanish Pop Culture.
Jorge Sánchez Torres
Jorge Sánchez TorresProfessor
Jorge’s doctoral and professional work has focused on the second-language acquisition of both English and Spanish, although using technology in the language-learning classroom is another area of interest. He has taught Spanish and English language classes at the elementary and university levels, as well as English-to-Spanish translation. A member of the Andalusian Ministry of Education and Science’s working group “The English Language in the University Environment,” he has taught at numerous educational institutions in Sevilla, as well at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.
Fernando Mateo Arias
Fernando Mateo AriasMedical Adviser
A native of Barcelona, Fernando has more than 25 years of experience in the healthcare field. Since completing his MBA, Fernando has worked in hospital management at locations throughout central and southern Spain. His duties have ranged from finances and human resources to clinic management. He has also worked with Johnson & Johnson’s Spanish branch as a corporate accounts manager. Fernando has also been a professor at the post-secondary and graduate level, as well as an invited speaker at numerous healthcare conventions and conferences.
Rafael Cid
Rafael CidProfessor and tour guide
Rafael Cid was born in Madrid, but his family soon moved to Seville, where he continues to live. He received his doctorate in History from the University of Seville. Since 1991 he has been a professor at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (National University of Distance Education) and his academic interests are focused on the study of mentalities, the history of Spain, and written culture. He is also a member of a working group in the Department of Medieval Science, History, and Historiography, at the University of Seville, called “La Cultura Escrita y Escritos Conservados en Andalucía: Archivos y Bibliotecas” (Writings and Written Culture Conserved in Andalusia: Archives and Libraries).
Carmen Castilla
Carmen CastillaProfessor and tour guide
Carmen Castilla was born in Seville. She received her PhD. in Social Anthropology from the University of Seville and is a professor of social anthropology at the University of Granada. Her research focuses on popular religiosity, new religious movements, and immigration. She is part of the University of Granada working group “Antropología y Filosofía” (Anthropology and Philosophy) and has spent time researching and teaching at the University of Florence and at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Natalia Couste Guerrero
Natalia Couste GuerreroProfessor
While she was born in Uruguay, Natalia’s Ph.D in Hispanic literature and culture were all completed in Canada. She has been teaching language and literature in both Canada and Spain for the past 8 years. Her areas of interest include Golden Age and contemporary literature and culture on both sides of the Atlantic.
Dr. Juan Martínez
Dr. Juan MartínezCoordinator of LIH Internships
A Seville native, Dr. Martínez received his medical degree at the University of Seville. He's had a very active professional life working for both the public and private sectors as a medical practitioner and researcher. He enjoys teaching students who, like him, are enthusiastic about Medicine and people. He currently works as a family physician at a neighborhood medical care facility and as head of geriatrics in a nursing home. He also finds time to manage the telemedical service for the Red Cross at the Victoria Eugenia Hospital.