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.
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.
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.
The students will complete their internships at the Community of Andalusia´s different types of hospitals and healthcare centers:
Dates marked with an asterisk (*) are pending confirmation.
The following visits are mandatory for all students.
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 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 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 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 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 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.
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, 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’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.
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 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.