Academic Information for UNC’s Spanish for the Professions in Sevilla: Business

Program Overview

This program is a faculty-led summer program that will allow students to complete their Spanish for the Professions Minor in the Business Track, visit local companies and meet business people while experiencing to the fullest the beautiful city of Sevilla in Southern Spain.

Students interested in this program have two options to complete the Spanish for the Professions Business Minor:

  • First option- Register for both summer sessions and earn 12 credit hours.
    This option is for students who have not taken SPAN 261 (3 credits) at UNC and would like to take this course in Sevilla, starting in mid-May. Along with SEVI 261, students will also take a Spanish history and culture course (3 credits) in the first summer session.  Then, in the second session, students will take two additional courses: Spanish for Business (SPAN 320) and Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement (SPAN 329).
  • Second option- Register just for the second session and earn 6 credit hours 
    This option is for students who have already completed the prerequisite SPAN 261 at UNC and only wish to enroll in the second session to take SPAN 320 and SPAN 329. Students who choose this option will still need to take an ‘allied course’ either before or after their visit to Seville in order to complete the minor.

UNC´s Spanish for the Professions in Sevilla: Business – Course Offerings and Equivalencies

Session 1 Courses


Course that uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills.

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SEVI 336 – Cultural History of the Spanish Empire

A general introduction to the political and cultural history of Spain.

A UNC-approved professor will teach the course. Students will receive 3 TREQ credits for the course.

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Session II Courses

SPAN 320 Spanish for Business

Taught by a UNC professor, students receive UNC graded credit for the course; the grade received in this course WILL affect the student’s UNC GPA.

Prerequisite, SPAN 261. All-skills course with review of grammar and extensive writing and speaking practice. Vocabulary, readings, and activities geared toward the language of business professions in the context of the United States Hispanic community.

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SPAN 329 Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement

Taught by a UNC professor, students receive UNC graded credit for the course; the grade received in this course WILL affect the student’s UNC GPA.

Prerequisite, SPAN 320, 321, 322, 323, or 327. Seventh-semester capstone course applying skills in Spanish language and cultures to professional and community contexts. Assignments include professional documents, community service work and projects, and a research project. Open only to students in the minor in Spanish for the professions.

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Site Visits in Sevilla

Visits to local companies and the opportunity to interact with local business people are an important component of the program. SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 include three site visits to local businesses in Sevilla designed to help students experience the environment and meet the people in Spanish companies. These visits include:


Basilippo. Spain is the world’s largest producer of olive oil by far and although Italy is a high exporter of olive oil, it is also a large importer. When you go into Trader Joe’s and buy a bottle of “Italian Olive Oil” under an Italian brand name, chances are it is Spanish olive oil that has been shipped to Italy, bottled there and shipped out under an Italian brand. Olive oil production is an ancient business but Basilippo is a relatively new manufacturer of olive oil and is family-owned.


Bodegas Góngora

Bodegas Góngora also represents an ancient industry, wine, and the current management represents the seventh generation running this family business. Although in operation for more than 300 years, more recently (in the last 70 years), they have opened retail catering outlets in Sevilla. The location you will visit is where they make wine and brandy as well as rent out the facility for weddings, christenings, first communions, and so on.
Bodegas Góngora

Glamping Hub

Glamping Hub is a recently started Internet business based in Sevilla. It can be described as a business that is B2B2C in that it sits in the middle between the end customer and the provider. The provider is a company that offers exotic or glamorous camping sites and facilities and the end customer is a person looking for something different from the traditional vacation accommodations, which might be a tree house, a yurt, a vintage caravan or another unique choice.
Glamping Hub

Course Listing and Equivalencies

For information on general education and Spanish requirements, please refer to the Credit Information section of the Sevilla Program brochure found on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Academic Info

Class Attendance
Classes will be held Monday-Friday. You are expected to attend every class, take all exams as scheduled by the professor, and turn in written work as required for the individual course.

You should also be aware that: Traveling is an educational experience, but you are expected to schedule your traveling around your academic needs, not vice versa. You should plan to travel before the program begins or after the program has ended, not during the official program dates. If you are out of town and in the process miss an exam or fail to turn in written work, you will receive an “F” for that portion of your grade.

The SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 courses will receive graded UNC credit. Please refer to the Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website for more information.

All grades (notas, calificaciones) in courses other than SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 will be based either on a number scale (1-10, 10 being the highest grade) or the words sobresaliente, notable, aprobado, suspenso. Students will need to receive a grade of 5 or aprobado in order to receive UNC transfer equivalency (TREQ) credit. Please refer to the Credit Information Sheet on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

UNC Spanish for the Professions in Sevilla: Business Summer 2020 – Calendar


Thursday, June 25 Students arrive in Sevilla
Friday, June 26 Orientation at CINECU
Monday, June 29 First day of class
Wednesday, July 29 Last day of class
Thursday-Friday, July 30-31 Final exams
Saturday, August 1 Students depart Sevilla

UNC Spanish for the Professions in Sevilla: Business Summer 2020 – Programa de Orientación



25 de junio, jueves Llegada a Sevilla

  • Hotel Alcázar – Menéndez y Pelayo 10
  • Telef: 954 41 20 11
20:00: Reunión y Cena
26 de junio, viernes 10:00 Traslado a las casas
17:00-19:00 Reunión en EUSA

  • Seguridad, casas, seguro médico
29 de junio, lunes Primer día de clases en EUSA


Clases: de lunes a viernes

SPAN 320: Spanish for Business
SPAN 329: Spanish for Professional and Community Engagement




Glamping Hub
Almazara Basilippo
Bodegas Góngora



Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Itálica y la playa
Catedral de Sevilla
Mercado de la Encarnación / Metropol Parasol
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla
          Viaje a Córdoba y Granada


  • Jueves y viernes, 30-31 de julio, horas a confirmar