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Global Education Program

Seville, Spain

Spend a semester abroad in beautiful Seville, Spain, where the ancient meets the modern and world cultures converge—for the same cost as a semester on campus in Maine.
$500
Global Education Scholarship for the first 20 students to enroll.
Application Deadline
Spring 2014
October 15, 2013
Fall 2014
April 15, 2014
  • Spend a semester abroad in beautiful Seville, Spain for the same cost as a semester on campus in Maine.
  • Enjoy life outside of class with a variety of activities, clubs, volunteer opportunities and outings. Travel and experience Spain and the rest of Europe.
  • Experience Spanish culture through activities and excursions to sites of cultural importance in and around Seville.
  • Travel to Morocco to visit another ancient and modern culture. Visit the UNE campus in Tangier.
  • Learn and/or improve your Spanish with an intensive language program and Intercambios (no prior Spanish necessary).
  • Stay on track with your major and meet UNE requirements through onsite courses in the lab sciences and humanities.

    Take Applied Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology II, or Organic Chemistry, with onsite labs, at the host university. Study Spanish, earn Advanced Humanities credits in history and political science and take international business and culture classes taught in English.

Discover Seville

Capital of Andalusia, Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen.

Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

Living in Seville

Housing

Students live with Spanish host families, furthering language acquisition and cultural understanding. Host families typically have 2 students in their home and provide meals and laundry service. Students live within walking distance of a metro or bus stop and will commute to the university by public transportation.

Opportunities

Guided multi-day excursions to Granada, Spain and Morocco are included, as well as cultural outings within Seville.

Students have the opportunity to volunteer in local schools and those with advanced Spanish language skills can also volunteer at a local hospital.

Orientation

Upon arrival in Seville, students are met at the airport and participate in a three day orientation session conducted by the Local Coordinator.

This orientation introduces students to the country, the culture, and the academic program, as well as provides practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program by the Local Coordinator.

Academics

UNE students enroll in semester courses, taught in English, at Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain’s newest public university, with a student population of 9,000. The modern campus is located just 5 miles outside historic Seville and easily accessible by city transit.

The courses listed below provide numerous options to stay on track with UNE majors in the sciences and humanities. Students also enroll in a Spanish language course; beginning, intermediate or advanced.

Spring 2014
Fall 2014
Choose at least one Spanish course and 3 of the
following other courses taught in English at UPO
ANT 215 SGA: Intro Medical Anthropology
ARH 322 Adv: History of Spanish Art
BUEC 328: The European Union
BUEC 331: The Global Economy
BUFI 346: International Finance
BUMG 334: International Management
BUMK 336: International Marketing
CHE 211: Organic Chemistry II
ENV 358: Coastal Environments
HIS 352 Adv: Historical Ties Between Spain and the U.S.
HIS 354 Adv: History of Spain
HIS 358 Adv: Spanish History 1450-Present
PSC 327 SGA: Contemporary Spanish Politics
PSC 328 Adv: The European Union
PSC 355 Adv: Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece and Spain
PSC 414 Adv: US-European Relations since WWII
PSY 255: Social Psychology
SOC 315: Spanish Civilization and Culture
SOC 319: Spanish Culture and History through Film
SPA 112 Exp: Elementary Spanish I
SPA 114 Exp: Elementary Spanish II
SPA 213 Exp: Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 214 Exp: Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 216 Exp: Intermediate Spanish Reading and Composition
SPA 218 Exp: Intermediate Spanish Conversation
SPA 310 Adv: Advanced Spanish I
SPA 316 Adv: Advanced Spanish Reading and Composition
SPA 318 Adv: Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPA 330 Adv: Advanced Spanish II
Choose at least one Spanish course and 3 of the
following other courses taught in English at UPO
ANT 215 SGA: Intro Medical Anthropology
ARH 322 Adv: History of Spanish Art
BIO 209 Intro Anatomy and Physiology II
BIO 242 Applied Microbiology
BUEC 328: The European Union
BUEC 331: The Global Economy
BUFI 346: International Finance
BUMG 334: International Management
BUMK 336: International Marketing
CHE 210 Organic Chemistry I
HIS 354 Adv: History of Spain
HIS 359 Adv: Spanish History: Prehistory-1500
PSC 327 SGA: Contemporary Spanish Politics
PSC 328 Adv: The European Union
PSC 355 Adv: Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece and Spain
PSC 414 Adv: US-European Relations since WWII
PSY 255: Social Psychology
SOC 315: Spanish Civilization and Culture
SOC 319: Spanish Culture and History through Film
SOC 324 SGA: Spanish Culture Up Close
SPA 112 Exp: Elementary Spanish I
SPA 114 Exp: Elementary Spanish II
SPA 213 Exp: Intermediate Spanish I
SPA 214 Exp: Intermediate Spanish II
SPA 216 Exp: Intermediate Spanish Reading and Composition
SPA 218 Exp: Intermediate Spanish Conversation
SPA 310 Adv: Advanced Spanish I
SPA 316 Adv: Advanced Spanish Reading and Composition
SPA 318 Adv: Advanced Spanish Conversation
SPA 330 Adv: Advanced Spanish II

General Information

Semester Dates

Students will spend 16-18 weeks in Seville.  Fall semester students arrive Seville in late August and return home in mid-December.  Spring semester students arrive in early January and return in late May.

Prerequisites

  • Students will be required to complete a pre-departure orientation.
  • No Spanish experience necessary.
  • Students must bring their own laptops.
  • 2.9 minimum GPA, valid Passport.

Costs

Students will keep all UNE scholarships and financial aid and will be billed the same tuition as a traditional on-campus semester, plus UNE standard double room & board.

Students will be required to arrange their own flights to Seville's San Pablo Airport (SVQ).

What’s included?

  • Tuition for up to 18 credits
  • Housing, meals & laundry
  • Dedicated leadership and support
  • On-campus extracurricular activities, gym and workshops
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation program
  • Cultural Activities, local excursions and field trips

University of New England
Office of Global Education
Decary Hall 126
11 Hills Beach Biddeford, ME 04005
Emily Dragon, Director, Global Education Program
(207) 602-2451 | edragon@une.edu
Sandra Larned, Coordinator, Global Education Program (207) 602-2585 | slarned@une.edu