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Spend a semester in Spain's flavorful and vibrant south! Sevilla provides students with opportunity to improve their Spanish language skills, while simultaneously interacting with and gaining an appreciation of the intricacies of Spanish culture.
Located in Spain's southern province of Andalucía, Sevilla stands as the historic, artistic, financial and cultural capital of the south. This thriving and unique city reflects medieval, baroque, renaissance, and Moorish influences, making it endlessly fascinating to explore. Under the guidance of a UMD faculty member from the Department of Spanish and Portugues, students will be fully integrated in Spanish language intensive academic program with Spanish Studies Abroad. Advanced speakers have the option to also take courses alongside Spanish students at one of the local universities or participate in an internship for credit.
The partnership facilitates a true cross-cultural exchange by inviting students to expand their world-view through intense immersion in the city. The Center is housed in two turn-of-the-century mansions in the heart of Seville's commercial and social center. The UMD Faculty Resident Director and staff at the Center will provide the academic and logistic support necessary for a successful program.
Check out what program alumni have to say:
"As a consequence of studying abroad I now feel more confident in my Spanish skills and feel like I really know a lot about how to the Spanish culture works...Studying in Sevilla and having the opportunity to tutor Spanish kids in English has also made me more sure that I really want to teach--whether that be Spanish to English speakers or English to Spanish speakers." - Cathleen, Spring 2012
"I really noticed how effective it [SPAN335] was when my family and friends came to visit me. I was able to give tours and factual information about the city. It was also an act of translation, because I learned the information in Spanish and got to check how well I retained it." - Kelsey, Spring 2012
You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.
UMD and non-UMD sophomores, juniors, and seniors are eligible to apply to this program. You must also have a serious interest in Spanish language and culture, have completed SPAN301 by the stat of the program. It is furthermore recommended that you complete SPAN303 by the start of the program. An interview with program staff may be required as part of the admissions process.
If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligbility requirements, make an appointment with your EA advisor to discuss program options.
You will enroll in a total of 12-18 credit hours over the course of the semester.
You will take a 3-credit hour Spanish language course and 1-credit hour module during the intensive period at the beginning of the program. You will fulfill your remaining course load requirements during the continuation period following the intensive period.
Browse the Maryland-in-Sevilla Course List to see the UMD equivalency of courses you may take in the Maryland-in-Sevilla program. You can also refer to the Maryland-in-Sevilla Academic Overview for more details on the program's academic structure.
Most Maryland-in-Sevilla students live in a homestay with a Spanish family to maximize their immersion experience in Spain. Students with special dietary or accommodation needs can apply to live in university residences with Spanish and other international students. In both housing options, students are provided with full room and board.
Cost listed are for spring 2019.
|Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering's payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.|
|Education Abroad Fee||$1,200|
|This fee is charged to your account when the application status is changed from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.|
|International Health Insurance||$200|
|This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, academic and advising support, course related activities and excursions, on-campus and in-country orientations, cell phone, and teaching services.|
|This fee represents the housing provided during the program. You will be in a homestay with full board.|
|Integrated Studies program track add-on (optional)||$1,100|
|TOTAL PROGRAM FEE||$12,150|
|Visa application fee||$160|
|Roundtrip Airfare (estimate)||$1,200|
|Optional international trip cancellation/interruption insurance||$350|
|Personal expenses and individual travel (estimate)||$2,100|
|TOTAL ESTIMATED COST OF ATTENDANCE:||$16,300|
Students participating in semi-integrated program track will pay an additional $1,000 for housing due to extended stay in Sevilla.
You can use the cost of attendance comparison worksheet to view how study abroad programs compare to each other and the amount you pay on campus at UMD. As always, your EA advisor is available help you complete this worksheet and find affordable programs that fit your study abroad goals.
Please refer to the following resources for more information on funding study abroad:
PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.
Malik Blue advises prospective and admitted students in the Maryland-in-Sevilla program. In addition, he coordinates program admissions, course registration, pre-departure orientation and other logistical aspects of the program. Malik is the primary point of contact for students before they go to Sevilla and upon return to College Park.
As a language immersion program, Maryland-in-Sevilla supports and challenges students to make significant gains in their oral and written Spanish language proficiency. Participants will sign a language pledge to promote speaking Spanish at all times.
Students are also encouraged to get involved with the array of engagement activities available in Sevilla. These include:
- Participating in a language exchange with a Spanish student
- Interning at a local organization (advanced speakers)
- Joining local excursions and cultural activities