Welcome to NC State Marketing & Spanish Language in Sevilla

Program Overview

Sevilla has been a thriving center of commerce for more than a thousand years. Located in the heart of Spain’s olive country, the most productive in the entire world, Sevilla is a short drive from the sherry vineyards of Jerez as well. In recent years, with the construction of the Sevilla-San Pablo airport and the Cartuja 93 business complex, Sevilla has also become one of Spain’s most important sites for technological research and development.
Sevilla’s summer weather is hot and humid, but once the sun sets, those hot days turn into beautiful nights spent outside in a restaurant’s patio or one of Sevilla’s countless plazas.

Through a series of lectures, you will hear about the nuances of Spanish companies and the perspectives and advice from successful business owners in Sevilla. There will be visits and trips to other historic landmarks, such as medieval castles and Roman ruins around Sevilla, Andalucía and other regions of Spain. You will supplement your classroom learning by living with a host family, thus learning about the Spaniards’ customs and language while being truly immersed in their culture.

Spend this summer abroad living a life-changing experience combining school with cultural exploration and making some incredible memories in Sevilla!

Academic Information

During your five weeks in Sevilla, you will take 1 Spanish language course and 2 business courses, for a total of 9 credits that will transfer smoothly.

The Spanish language courses are FLS 201: Intermediate Spanish for Business and FLS 202: Intermediate Spanish II.

Business course offerings tentatively include BUS 360: Marketing Methods and M298: Doing Business in Spain. Unlike other courses, M298 will be a unique series of lectures about Spanish culture and business presented by several professors and successful business leaders from Andalucía.

This summer, gain first-hand knowledge of the commercial and marketing practices employed by profitable businesses in Spain!

Refund policy

Withdrawal from program (must be in writing)

Amount refunded

60 days or more prior to program start
100%
45-49 days prior to program start
75%
30-44 days prior to program start
50%
15-29 days prior to program start
25%
14 days or less prior to program start
0%

Get to Know Sevilla

Centuries of History are waiting for you!

Student Life

Each participant in the Sevilla program is paired with another student and hosted by a Spanish family. Your room and board, including meals and laundry, are taken care of by your hosts.

They will only speak Spanish in the home, which provides you with a comfortable and low-stress environment in which you can polish your Spanish conversation skills. Living with a Spanish family also allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from their unique personal experiences and perspectives. Be sure to discuss restaurants and local events so that you can get the most out of your time in the city!

CINECU staff members interview all host families and personally visit their homes in order to ensure that the locations are safe for students and that all homes are in order.
If you choose to live in Estanislao del Campo residence hall, you will be able to access your building 24 hours a day, and facility staff members are always available.

CINECU staff is also available 24/7 to help students deal with any problems that may arise during your stay.

During your time in Sevilla, you will also have access to CINECU´s library and EUSA´s facilities, which includes a computer lab with high-speed internet access, free Wifi all over campus and free printing. There is also an on-site café where you can get a quick snack or recharge your batteries with a café con leche.

If you live with a host family, all your meals will be prepared, unless previous arrangements are made. This allows you to personally experience the Spanish diet and eating schedule. Of course vegetarians and vegans will be accommodated.

However, be sure to communicate any dietary restrictions or requirements to CINECU´s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met. In Estanislao del Campo´s residence hall each student’s room has a private kitchen with a stove, refrigerator, pots, and cutlery, where you will be able to prepare food whenever you want to.

Alternately, the dining hall provides homemade Spanish food 3 meals a day. The residence hall also has an on-site convenience store and is only several blocks from a local supermarket.

Activities and Trips

In addition to visiting different historic sites around the city, there will be several mandatory class trips during your time in Sevilla that will take you outside the city:

Itálica

Just 20 minutes outside of Sevilla, the Roman city of Itálica gave the Roman world two emperors: Trajan and Hadrian. These days, it 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.

Beach

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.

Córdoba

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.

Granada

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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