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Welcome to UNC´s Spanish for the Professions in Sevilla: Business

This program is a faculty-led summer program that will allow students to complete their Spanish for the Professions Minor in the Business Track, visit local companies and meet business people while experiencing to the fullest the beautiful city of Sevilla in Southern Spain.

Students interested in this program have two options to complete the Spanish for the Professions Business Minor:
  • First option- Register for both summer sessions and earn 12 credit hours.
    This option is for students who have not taken SPAN 265 (3 credits) at UNC and would like to take this course in Sevilla, starting in mid-May. Along with SEVI 265, students will also take a Spanish history and culture course (3 credits) in the first summer session.  Then, in the second session, students will take two additional courses: Spanish for Business (SPAN 320) and Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement (SPAN 329).
  • Second option- Register just for the second session and earn 6 credit hours 
    This option is for students who have already completed the prerequisite SPAN 265 at UNC and only wish to enroll in the second session to take SPAN 320 and SPAN 329. Students who choose this option will still need to take an ‘allied course’ either before or after their visit to Seville in order to complete the minor.

Course Descriptions

SEVI 265 Spanish Language and Culture for the Professions

Prerequisite, SPAN 204. All-skills course geared toward the language of various professions including business, journalism/mass communications, medicine, law. Emphasizes cultural knowledge to enhance professional work in the United States Hispanic community. Students will receive 3 TREQ credits for the course.

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SEVI 336 – Cultural History of the Spanish Empire

A general introduction to the political and cultural history of Spain.

A UNC-approved professor will teach the course. Students will receive 3 TREQ credits for the course.

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SPAN 320 Spanish for Business

Taught by a UNC professor, students receive UNC graded credit for the course; the grade received in this course WILL affect the student’s UNC GPA.

Prerequisite, SPAN 265. All-skills course with review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of business professions in the context of the United States Hispanic community.

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SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement

Taught by a UNC professor, students receive UNC graded credit for the course; the grade received in this course WILL affect the student’s UNC GPA.

Prerequisite, SPAN 320, 321, 322, 323, or 327. Seventh-semester capstone course applying skills in Spanish language and cultures to professional and community contexts. Assignments include professional documents, community service work and projects, and a research project. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

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Site Visits in Sevilla

Visits to local companies and the opportunity to interact with local business people are an important component of the program. SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 include three site visits to local businesses in Sevilla designed to help students experience the environment and meet the people in Spanish companies. These visits include:

Basilippo: Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil by far and although Italy is a high exporter of olive oil, it is also a large importer. When you go into Trader Joe’s and buy a bottle of “Italian Olive Oil” under an Italian brand name, chances are it is Spanish olive oil that has been shipped to Italy, bottled there and shipped out under an Italian brand. Olive oil production is an ancient business but Basilippo is a relatively new manufacturer of olive oil and is family-owned. Basilippo
Bodegas Góngora also represents an ancient industry, wine, and the current management represents the seventh generation running this family business. Although in operation for more than 300 years, more recently (in the last 70 years), they have opened retail catering outlets in Sevilla. The location you will visit is where they make wine and brandy as well as rent out the facility for weddings, christenings, first communions, and so on.Bodegas Góngora
Glamping Hub is a recently started Internet business based in Sevilla. It can be described as a business that is B2B2C in that it sits in the middle between the end customer and the provider. The provider is a company that offers exotic or glamorous camping sites and facilities and the end customer is a person looking for something different from the traditional vacation accommodations, which might be a tree house, a yurt, a vintage caravan or another unique choice.Glamping Hub

Academic Info

Class Attendance
Classes will be held Monday-Friday. Students are expected to attend every class, take all exams as scheduled by the professor, and turn in written work as required for the individual course.
Note: Traveling is an educational experience, but you are expected to schedule your traveling around your academic needs, not vice versa. You should plan to travel before the program begins or after the program has ended, not during the official program dates. If you are out of town and in the process miss an exam or fail to turn in written work, you will receive an “F” for that portion of your grade.

Grades
The SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 courses will receive graded UNC credit. Please refer to the Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website for more information.

Course Listing and Equivalencies.

For information on general education and Spanish requirements, please refer to the Credit Information section of the Sevilla Program brochure found on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

Spanish for the Professions: Business Summer 2017 Calendar

  • Thursday, 29 June Students arrive in Sevilla
  • Friday, 30 June Orientation at CINECU
  • Monday, 3 July First day of class
  • Wednesday, 2 August Last day of class
  • Thursday-Friday, 3-4 August Final Exams
  • Saturday, 5 August Students depart Sevilla

Spanish for the Professions: Business Summer 2017.

Programa de Orientación

  • 29 de junio, jueves (Hotel Alcázar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. Telef. 954 41 20 11)
    19,30 Reunión y Cena (lugar a confirmar)
  • 30 de junio, viernes
    08,00-09,45 Desayuno en el hotel
    10,00 Traslado a las casas
    17,00-19,00 Reunión en EUSA (seguridad, casas, seguro médico)
  • 1 de julio, sábado Excursión a la playa (salida a las 09:30 de la mañana)
  • 3 de julio, lunes Primer día de clases en EUSA

Course Schedule

CLASES: De lunes a viernes.

  • SPAN 320 Spanish for Business
    • 9:30-11:00      AULA CINECU
  • SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement
    • 11:15-12:45    AULA CINECU

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Excursiones y Visitas Verano 2017

VISITAS A NEGOCIOS:

  • Almazara Basilippo jueves, 13 de julio (7:00-9:00 pm)
  • Bodegas Góngora miércoles, 26 de julio (7:30-9:00 pm)
  • Glamping Hub lunes, 31 de julio (7:00-8:00 pm) PENDING CONFIRMATION

 

VISITAS CULTURALES:
Las visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos.

  • Playa 1 de julio, sábado (salida a las 09:30 de la mañana)
  • Reales Alcázares de Sevilla 3 de julio, lunes (15:30 de la tarde)
  • Catedral de Sevilla 6 de julio, jueves (15:00 de la tarde)
  • Cáceres y Mérida 8-9 de julio, sábado-domingo (salida a las 08:30 de la mañana)
  • Córdoba 15 de julio, sábado (salida a las 08:30 de la mañana)
  • Jueves (3 de agosto) Examen final 320, 9:30-12:30
  • Viernes (4 de agosto) Examen final 329, 9:30-12:30