You’re getting ready to complete Intermediate Spanish II, but you don’t feel like you could hold a conversation in Spanish. If you want an opportunity to really practice what you’ve learned in the classroom, consider studying in Sevilla.
The Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) program is intended for students who have completed four semesters of college Spanish (SPAN 204) or the equivalent. In LSCS students will take five classes in subject areas include art, language, literature, history, and politics. Classes are taken with other LSCS students at CINECU.


Do you want the opportunity to put into practice all the Spanish you have learned so far, challenge yourself in classes with native Spanish students, and move closer to Spanish fluency? The SAS program in Sevilla is the program for you.
Students who have completed Advanced Grammar and Composition (SPAN 300) or Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis (SPAN 301) or the equivalent participate in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program. SAS students take regular university courses with Spanish students at the University of Sevilla as well as at the Campus Universitario EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia), a private university affiliated with the University of Sevilla.

SAS students will also have the option of taking courses designed specifically for them, UNC-CINECU courses. These courses are taught by local professors.

Why study in Sevilla this fall?

August and September are two of Sevilla’s hottest months, but those temperatures open up a world of opportunities. You won’t find a better time to head to the beaches of Huelva or Cádiz than during this time of year. Acquainting yourself with Spain’s seafood menu in a beachside restaurant is a delicious and scenic treat.

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. The season for La Liga, the premier soccer league of Spain and one of the most highly regarded in all of Europe, begins right around the time you arrive. During the afternoon and evening restaurants, patios, and tapas bars fill up as people watch games. You will also have the option of attending home games for Sevilla’s two professional soccer teams, Real Betis Balompié and Sevilla Fútbol Club. Whether you like soccer or not these games are always exciting cultural events.

As the semester progresses, and fall moves into winter, you will be less than 3 hours away from the snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada. So, even though Sevilla is flat and itself rarely sees snow, skiing or snowboarding is a weekend option for its students.

Beginning soon after students arrive in the city, Sevilla hosts a number of notable events that attract national and international attention. During the Bienal de Flamenco, which happens in September and October, flamenco spills out of the bars and theaters and into the city streets. Events of all sorts highlight different aspects of this quintessential Spanish style of song, dance, and music.

Then, from the end of September until the early days of November, the Prado de San Sebastian is taken over by the Festival de las Naciones. This six week fair brings music, food, drink, and wares from all over the world to Sevilla. While the festival has a long daily schedule, be sure to check the extensive concert schedule so that you don’t miss any interesting singers or bands.

Just as the Festival de las Naciones ends, Sevilla’s Festival de Cine Europeo begins. For 8 days, Sevilla hosts some of the continent’s most famous figures in cinema and its theaters are filled with all sorts of new, recent, and classic films. Anyone that loves movies cannot afford to miss this event.

Then, as your time in Sevilla is coming to a close, you will witness the spectacle of the Christmas season. Both the city’s government and a large number of churches and convents ensure that December is filled with events like processions, visual art exhibitions, nativity scenes, winter sports, and musical performances. Additionally, all sorts of artists and vendors flock to Sevilla in order to cater to the large crowds.

Events like these will help you make once-in-a-lifetime memories during your semester abroad in Sevilla!

Get to Know Sevilla

Centuries of History are waiting for you!

Student Life

All students in the UNC in Sevilla program live with a host family. Host families take care of laundry, cleaning, and other rooming concerns. Families are carefully chosen by CINECU staff. Most families house students for economic reasons but are warm and thoughtful people.

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

During your time in Seville, you will go on the following site visits and trips that highlight different facets of Andalusia and its history.

Madrid and Segovia

Students will take a long weekend to explore the cities of Madrid and Segovia. In Madrid, they will visit the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, museums that hold world renowned artistic masterpieces from Spain and other parts of Europe. Students will also participate in walking tours in which they will see the city’s most famous neighborhoods, markets, plazas and cathedrals.  During their day trip to Segovia, they will go to the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, in which they will observe the fascinating and intricate techniques of glass production. Students will also take a tour through Segovia’s historical center where they will learn about the impressive Roman aqueduct that has served as the city’s most important landmark for over 2,000 years.


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.