Welcome to University of Toronto-Summer in Sevilla 2017

Seville (Sevilla) is the capital city of Andalusia, one of the most visited, colorful, an historically significant regions of Spain. Seville is perhaps best known for being one of the most important Moorish kingdoms of the Middle Ages and the center of trade with the New World during the colonial era. In addition, many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that attract tourists (flamenco, bullfighting, tapas and olive orchards) are identified with this southern city. With over one million inhabitants, the capital city has a lot to offer, without feeling congested or overwhelming like many large cities.

Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996. EUSA is a private school in Nervión, a fashionable neighborhood just a short walk away from historical monuments, parks, shopping centers and a major soccer stadium. In addition to a convenient wi-fi network to which students can connect their personal computers and smartphones, EUSA provides a modern computer lab with wired Internet access and printing facilities. There is also an in-house library, a cafeteria on site, sports facilities, and daily interaction with Spanish students.

University of Toronto-Summer in Sevilla 2017 Course Offerings

All courses offered in Seville are UR courses and will transfer with the regular A-F grade scale. Students may earn up to 2 units.

SPA255Y0 Topics in Hispanic Cultures

This course will explore the diverse cultures and the interrelationship between Latin America and Spain over five centuries (from 1492 to present). The course will also study how Seville served as the cultural axis between the New World and Europe for centuries. The course is taught in English and is open to students from other disciplines.

Instructor: Dr. Natalia Couste completed her doctoral studies at The University of Toronto, where she worked as a course instructor. She has done extensive research on urban spaces and participated in numerous symposiums in Canada and Spain. Based on a transatlantic perspective she carried a comparative study between contemporary Mexico City, Santiago de Chile and the Golden Age urban spaces of Madrid and Seville. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Western Ontario specializing in Southern Cone literature. She’s currently the acting coordinator for the Canada-Spain Summer Abroad Program. Her professional interests include international education and the development of innovative cultural programs for international students and scholars.

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SPAN100Y0 Spanish for Beginners

An intensive introductory course designed to present the fundamentals necessary for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish and to provide a range of opportunities for students to gain practical insights into the customs and cultural contexts of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world.

Instructor: 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 has taught Introduction to the Hispanic Literature (19th century) and Spanish Pop Culture in the Spring Semester 2015.

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FAH390Y0 Studies Abroad in Spanish Art and Architecture 

This course will explore facets of Spain’s rich artistic tradition by placing a special emphasis on Seville’s very own unique and extensive art history. In this course, we will survey artistic trends and developments across twenty centuries in Seville, beginning with the Roman ruins of Itálica and ending with architect Santiago Calatrava’s contemporary Alamillo Bridge. Seville’s varied artistic history will allow us to examine Roman monuments, Islamic palaces, and Gothic cathedrals.

Instructor: Eric Davis was born in Laramie, Wyoming and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He has a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and a Master´s degree in Art from the University of Seville (la Facultad de bellas Artes de Sevilla). He is currently doing his doctorate in that same Seville University. He has worked as an artist painting in Seville since 1992 and has taught Art and art History to international students in several university programs in Seville. He has also worked as a tour guide in Spain and in Africa for the past five years.

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Calendars and Schedules

University of Toronto-Summer in Sevilla 2017

  • Sunday, 2 July Arrival in Seville
    • TBA Meeting and Group Dinner
  • Monday, 3 July Orientation meeting
    • 10am-11:30am at Residence Estanislao del Campo. 
      • Residence Rules and Regulations, Academic Info.
    • 12pm at EUSA in the Salón de Actos (First Floor).
      • Safety, Security, Practical Info.
  • Tuedsay, 4 July First day of classes at EUSA
  • Wednesday, 2 August Final exam during regular class hours and Goodbye Dinner
  • Friday, 4 August Students depart

Class Schedule |

    • SPA100Y0 – Spanish Language
      • 9:30-13:30      Room 26
    • SPA255Y0 – Topics in Hispanic Cultures
      • 10:00-13:00    Room 25
    • FINAL EXAM:   Wednesday, August 2nd, during regular class hours.

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Cultural visits:
In addition to field study visits the following are also mandatory for all students:

  • Wednesday, July 5 Antiquario Mirador Setas de la Encarnación. Meet at CINECU regular class hours. *SPA 255: 11:30am. SPA 100: 12 noon.*
  • Wednesday, July 5 Flamenco Show. Meet at Casa de la Memoria C/Cuna 6. 8:45pm.
  • Thursday, July 6 Visit to Cathedral of Seville at 11:30 am.
  • Saturday, July 8 Trip to the beach. Meet at the front door Residence Hall at 9:30 am.
  • Monday, July 10 Torre del Oro. *SPA 255: 10am. SPA 100: 10:30am.*
  • Thursday, July 13 Royal Palace of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) at 10:30 am.
  • Thursday, July 20 Pabellón de la Navegación. Meet at Plaza de Armas 10:30am.
  • Thursday, July 27 Museo de Bellas Artes. *SPA 100: 11am. SPA 255: 1pm.*
  • Friday, July 28 Basilippo, Olive Oil Factory. 10:30am Meet at residence hall at 9:30am.
  • Sat.-Mon., July 29-31 Trip to Córdoba and Granada. Meet at the front door Residence Hall at 8:30 am.

Class Schedule |

    • FAH390Y0 – Spanish Art and Architecture
      • 10:00-13:00     Room 37
    • FINAL EXAM: Wednesday, August 2. 

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Cultural visits:
In addition to field study visits the following are also mandatory for all students:

  • Wednesday, July 5 Flamenco Show. Meet at Casa de la Memoria C/Cuna 6. 8:45pm.
  • Thursday, July 6 Visit to the Archaelogy Museum (Museo Arquelógico) at 9:45am.
  • Saturday, July 8 Trip to the beach. Meet at the front door Residence Hall at 9:30 am.
  • Wednesday, July 12 Royal Palace of Seville (Reales Alcázares de Sevilla) at 10:00 am.
  • Thursday, July 13 Visit to Cathedral of Seville at 11:35 pm.
  • Thursday, July 20 Visit to Hospital de la Caridad at 9:30 am. Visit to Museum of Fine Arts (Museo de Bellas Artes) at 12:00 noon.
  • Thursday, July 27 Visit to Center of Contemporary Art (CAAC) at 11:00 am.
  • Friday, July 28 Basilippo, Olive Oil Factory. 10:30am. Meet at residence hall at 9:30am.
  • Sat.-Mon., July 29-31 Trip to Córdoba and Granada. Meet at the front door Residence Hall at 8:30 am.