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!
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!
Centuries of History are waiting for you!
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
I have never had a class where I was close with my teacher. However, all of the teachers on this program were so outgoing and friendly that everybody got to know them on more a personal level.
Being able to take classes both at the university and at EUSA. I was able to get a feel for what school was like in another country with the university classes and at the same time I was able to take the EUSA classes which were a little less challenging and more like the classes at UNC.
The history of Spain was very interesting and relevant. I was there during the November elections and we really got to learn a lot about the parties and locals’ sentiments towards the candidates.
I loved the city of Sevilla–it was big enough that there was always something going on yet small enough that it wasn’t overwhelming. Also it was a great environment to learn Spanish in because the people are very friendly and want to talk to you.
I feel it was an amazing experience, one of the best decisions of my life. Academically, I feel so much more comfortable using Spanish. I could definitely incorporate Spanish into my career. Personally, I feel more independent, confident and assertive. I really grew as a person. I learned how to be flexible and patient when dealing with people who are not like me. I learned decision making and problem solving skills. This program also opened my eyes to how people from other cultures see the world.
The best characteristic of my academic study abroad was living with a Spanish family. This forced me to constantly interact and think in Spanish, and I think was the number one contributing factor to my improving my Spanish and knowledge of Spanish culture.
I got to experience a world that was totally different from what I’m used to in the United States. Being able to travel around Europe was awesome because now I know that there is so much more of the world I need to see