International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville Spring Semester

Program Overview

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.

Clemson in Spain Course Offerings

Course Offering

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.<br /> This includes both private and public hospitals, as well as private practices and local companies.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.

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.

LIH – Health Internships

LIT – Business Internships

  • City Sightseeing: City Sightseeing was created in Sevilla in 1999 as a joint venture between UK-based Ensign Bus and newly-established City Sightseeing Spain. Starting with just four tours in 2000, it is now the largest open-top double-decker sightseeing tour bus operator in the world with tours in more than 100 locations worldwide. Their bright, cheerful and fun-filled red open top buses are sought after by tourists and visitors to some of the world’s top destinations.
  • Real Club de Tenis Betis: This club attracts some of Spain’s best tennis players. Its members have won over 50 tennis championship titles, making it one of Andalusia’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.
  • Glamping Hub: The unusual name of this company is a combination of “glamorous” and “camping,” and this agency focuses on camping and outdoor experiences involving more luxury and fewer bug bites. In other words, they help customers find sites that keep one foot in the woods and the other in the four-star world. This is a new way to experience the wild, and Glamping Hub is a company that works with the newest tools to improve and market itself.
  • Grupo Alenta: Grupo Alenta is a business consulting company that helps entrepreneurs transform their ideas into successful businesses. They have a trained team of professionals offering assistance in the areas of business administration, accounting, marketing and web development. Understanding that productivity and strategic planning are fundamental pieces to ensure the success of a new business in today’s complex and competitive market, Grupo Alenta provides the experience and infrastructure to help start-ups reach their full potential.
  • Fundación Prodean: Founded in Sevilla in 1990, Fundación Prodean is a non-profit organization committed to the promotion and protection of human dignity. It encourages the participation of all citizens in the social construction of their environments, through volunteer work and community engagement. Some of the organization’s objectives include the promotion of educational and professional development, the protection and defense of women’s rights in all sectors, and eradication of poverty through promotion of projects that support sustainable human, economic and social development.
  • Fundación Valentín Madariaga: Fundación Valentín de Madariaga y Oya is a nonprofit organization founded in 2003. Its objectives are to promote and coordinate educational, business, environmental, cultural and social initiatives and activities. To achieve these objectives, the foundation organizes seminars, conferences and programs designed to encourage entrepreneurial, technological and business-related development. It also holds specific courses aimed at groups who may face exclusion from or difficulty entering the workforce, such as people with disabilities, immigrants, the unemployed, seniors, etc. The foundation promotes and supports acts of sustainability, taking a socially responsible approach to environmental protection. Finally, it organizes a permanent art exhibit as well as additional activities aimed to disseminate historic, artistic, documentary and cultural materials, with a focus on avant-garde and contemporary art.

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Sangreespañola: Sangrespañola 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 company 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.
  • Club Náutico de Sevilla: One of Seville’s most renowned country clubs, Club Náutico 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 online marketing and bilingual website design!
  • PSF Consulting and Traveling ServicesPSF Consulting and Traveling Services specializes in the creation and management of businesses in the e-tourism sector. Comprised of a team of dynamic and professional individuals, PSF’s personalized service offers customers more than just a trip-it offers an experience. The company’s current projects include, a travel agency specializing in trips to Morocco;, a tech start-up that allows users to search for and hire tour guides in any part of the world; and, a multicultural travel agency offering trips in Spain, Portugal and Morocco. At PSF, interns will not be selling trips, but rather will focus on the internationalization and reach of the company’s products.

Calendars and Schedules

Clemson International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville – Spring 2019 Calendar

January 9 Spring students arrive in Sevilla
January 10-12 Move in with homestays and Orientation
January 14 First day of classes
February 28-March 1 Día de Andalucía (holiday) and puente
April 14-21 Semana Santa (holiday)
April 26 Last day of classes
April 29-May 3 Final exams
May 1 Día del Trabajo (holiday)
May 5-12 Feria de Abril (holiday)
May 11 Students depart Sevilla

Clemson International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville – Spring 2019 Programa de Orientación

9 de enero, miércoles Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)
20:00 Reunión y cena (lugar a confirmar)
10 de enero, jueves 10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares
17:00-17:30 Reunión (EUSA): Temas académicos
11 de enero, viernes 10:00-12:30 Reunión (EUSA): Alojamiento, Seguridad, Seguro Médico, Información práctica
12 de enero, sábado 11:30-14:00 Workshop: The Challenges of Living Abroad
14:00-17:00 Welcome Reception
14 de enero, lunes Primer día de clases
14 de enero, lunes Reunión de prácticas a las 18:30h

Download Orientation Booklet Here

Excursiones y Visitas a Monumentos – Spring 2019

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Reales Alcázares de Sevilla 16 de enero, miércoles a las 15:30h
Mercado de la Encarnación y Metropol Parasol 19 de enero, sábado a las 11:00h
Catedral de Sevilla 29 de enero, martes a las 15:00h
Itálica 9 de febrero, sábado salida a las 10:30h
Madrid y Toledo 14-16 de febrero, jueves-sábado *hora a confirmar
Córdoba y Granada 15-17 de marzo, viernes-domingo salida a las 08:30h
Visitas Opcionales
Almazara Basilippo 29 de marzo, viernes salida a las 11:15
Bodegas Góngora 5 de abril, viernes salida a las 11:15

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Faculty and Staff


Carlos Valencia


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

Housing 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

Resident 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

Professor 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.


Rafael Cid

Professor 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

Professor 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.


Dr. Juan Martínez

Coordinator 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.


Antonio Barneto

Spanish for Business Professor and Coordinator of Business Internships

Antonio Barneto, a native Sevillian, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Seville in Business Administration and holds a M.A. in International Relations from Pablo de Olavide University and the International University of Andalusia, as well as a M.A. in Marketing and International Relations from the Confederation of Entrepreneurs in Andalusia. He completed his studies in business at both Hanze University, Groningen, Holland and in Mercer University, Georgia, United States.


Jorge Sánchez Torres


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.


Natalia Couste Guerrero


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.


Irene Ramos Arbolí


Irene Ramos Arbolí was born in Seville and prior to joining CINECU this past Fall (2017), she had spent her last 7 years teaching Spanish at the college level in the United States. While expanding on her professional level, she earned two master’s degrees, from Ohio State University in Spanish language and literature and from North Carolina State University in Hispanic linguistics. Her last two years in the US were spent at Ohio State University, where she balanced her work as a Spanish lecturer with her graduate classes. Among her academic interests, bilingualism and learning Spanish as a second language in the US hold an important place, so much so that she is currently pursuing her PhD on those topics from the Universidad Pablo de Olavide here in Seville.