This is an official University of Richmond program, so you may qualify for scholarship and/or financial aid money. 

Please check with the appropriate office on campus or talk to your adviser


As the world’s economies and governments become more connected through modern technology and industry, it has become more important than ever for University of Richmond students to be acquainted with cultures outside their own. In this climate the study of many careers, especially those in the healthcare field, increasingly require and reward professionals with an international perspective and multilingual skills. Spiders should not enter into healthcare and related fields without any prior experience, and the opportunity to grow professionally as an intern in Sevilla while learning the Spanish language will help to prepare you for an increasingly competitive and globalized job market. Thanks to U of R’s partnership with CINECU, you´ll be able to balance your classroom learning with on-site job experience as an intern in Sevilla.

Program description

We offer University of Richmond students the ability to complete healthcare-related internships in Sevilla. As the capital city of Andalusia, Sevilla has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world. The city attracts both national and international healthcare professionals, resulting in an array of internship opportunities for healthcare students.

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.

CINECU, a company ran by a former UR professor and currently managing two other summer study abroad programs for the Univerity of Richmond, is in a unique position to find health related internships for Richmond students. Since its founding in 1996, CINECU has been an active program on the on the EUSA campus and has established excellent working relationships with a variety of medical centers around the city.

Through this program, you can gain experience in some of Spain´s best healthcare facilities. Let CINECU help prepare you for a career in the healthcare world by placing you in one of these internships.

Healthcare Internships

You can complete a healthcare-related internship at one of Andalusia’s different types of hospitals and healthcare centers:

  • Victoria Eugenia Hospital
  • Fátima Hospital
  • CRECER. Center. A private rehabilitiation center affiliated to Victoria Eugenia.
  • CERCO – Diagnostic Imaging Center.
  • Various local NGO’s such as Save the Children, ADIMA, Cruz Roja Voluntarios, Médicos en el mundo, etc…

Information and Application

  • Duration: Six weeks / 30-40 hours of internship work per week
  • Requirements: Sophomore standing and minimum GPA of 2.75 in the major
  • Placement: Hospitals and/or clinics based in Sevilla, allowing students to gain knowledge and experience in the healthcare profession.
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family
  • Number of Students Accepted: 5-10
  • Academic Credit: Arranged by each participant with the appropriate U of R faculty and/or department.

“Tentative Program Dates for 2018”

  • May 17: Arrival and welcome dinner
  • May 18: Move to host families or residence hall and orientation program
  • May 21–June 28: Internship
  • June 27: Goodbye dinner
  • June 29: Departure
The 2018 program fee will be $4,500 without UR credit, $5,500 with UR credit, which includes:
    • Internship placement and supervision
    • Orientation and internships-prep workshop
    • Weekly follow-up meetings with internship coordinator
    • Welcome and goodbye dinners
    • All activities and excursions (see below)
    • Tickets to a flamenco show in Seville
    • Full room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Spanish host families
    • Health insurance for the duration of the program
    • Local transportation to and from internship sites
The cost does not include:

      • Airfare (flights to and from Seville)
      • Personal expenses
Please refer to U or R´s Internships Abroad webpage for additional information contact Ms. Cheryl Genovese ( if you have any questions

      • February 16th: $300 non-refundable deposit due.
      • March 16th: First program payment due.
      • April 16th: Final program payment due.
The application deadline is February 16th, 2018.
Finalists will be selected and contacted by March 14th to set up a Skype interview.
Please begin by opening the “ReadmeFirst” file. Submit all CINECU application materials to Ms. Cheryl Genovese at the School of Continuing Studies, Special Programs Building -same building as Health Services and Campus Police.Download Zip File

The Metropol Parasol de la Encarnación, known popularly as “the mushrooms” because of its unusual avant-garde design, is a vivid departure from the historic architecture that characterizes Sevilla’s city center. The building itself houses a museum, an archaeological site, restaurants, and its higher floors provide a panoramic view of Sevilla. Additionally, numerous small markets and vendors sit under the shadow of Las Setas.

Student Life

During your time in Seville, you will get to live with a Spanish host family!

Your room and board, including meals and laundry, are taken care of by your hosts. Your family will only speak Spanish, which will help you polish your Spanish language abilities. Living with a Spanish family also allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from the personal experiences and perspectives of your hosts.


Activities and Trips

Sevilla has been one of Spain’s most important cities for centuries, and it has the buildings and statues to prove it! A guide will lead you through visits to the city’s most important historical sites, such as the cathedral de Santa María (the largest cathedral in the world), the Real Alcázar (a beautiful royal palace dating back to the 13th century), and the Jewish quarter (the center of the city’s Jewish population during the Middle Ages).

Additionally, during your six weeks in Seville, you can choose to participate in the following guided site visits and trips that highlight different facets of Andalusia and its history.



Just 20 minutes outside of Sevilla, the Roman city of Itálica gave the Roman world two emperors: Trajan and Hadrian. These days, is an area of well-preserved Roman ruins, which include the remains of dwellings and a large amphitheater. Students will walk inside the amphitheater on the same ground where gladiator competitions took place while spectators looked on from above.



There are several beautiful beaches along Spain’s southern coast that are a short drive away from Sevilla, and if the weather permits, we will spend an afternoon enjoying one of them.



Students will take a day trip to the city of Córdoba, where they will visit the city’s Jewish quarter, which includes a synagogue from the 14th century, and the Mezquita-Catedral, a unique building whose beautiful architecture and complex history illustrate the multicultural history of Andalusia.



We will take an overnight trip to visit this beautiful mountain city. Students will visit the city’s cathedral and Capilla Real, where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel are buried. There will also be a tour of La Alhambra, Spain’s most famous Moorish castle, and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

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