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  • Locations: Sevilla, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Applications for Summer/Fall/Academic Year open December 1
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Area of study: Chemistry Study Abroad Contact: Katelyn Brown-Gomez
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.9 Class eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: Yes (with approval) Program type: Faculty-Led
Language prerequisite: YES Language of instruction: English, Spanish
Program Description:
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UNC Science in Sevilla

The UNC Science in Sevilla summer program offers a great opportunity for science students to study organic chemistry in a foreign setting, while perfecting their Spanish language skills --- all while receiving credit towards their degree. A North Carolina professor will serve as Professor-in-Residence and teach one science course. Students may receive credit towards a science major or minor.


Sevilla, located in southern Spain, is the capital of Andalusia. Studying in Sevilla provides the unique opportunity to explore Spanish--especially Andalusian--culture in a large city that is not overwhelmingly so. Sevilla's architecture provides a history lesson as Spanish and European elements mix with remaining Moorish structures to create a city that never fails to impress and inspire all who visit.

Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 3 semesters, completed by the start of the program. Students are required to study Spanish throughout their stay. However, the remaining courses will be taught in English.

Students on this program will be able to fulfill science and language requirements, receiving a total of six credits towards their degree. All participants will take CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I, taught in English, by a North Carolina professor (3 credits). Summer 2019: Dr. Simon Meek. (Please note that this class will not include a lab.) Students take SEVI 270 taught by local Spanish instructors (3 transfer credits) and depending on their language level, students will receive credit for a fourth or fifth semester Spanish language class.

NOTE About Language Placement Tests: If you are not taking Spanish at UNC but believe you have the equivalency required, please take the free UNC online language test (this is not the language placement test that you may have already taken). Send your name, PID, and email to Elizabeth Bruno ( She will add you to Sakai where the test is set. You will then take the test at any time and will have 40 minutes in which to complete the test. Once you have completed the assessment test, send him the link to the Study Abroad language assessment form and he will complete that based on your results.

The CHEM 261 Organic Chemistry I in this program is UNC Graded Credit. The Spanish course will be transfer credit and should be submitted for approval through the Study Abroad Credit Request form. 

UNC Graded Credit Programs (often taught by UNC Faculty): No action required
  • These courses automatically show up on your Tar Heel Tracker and UNC Transcript.
  • You will receive a letter grade for those courses, and this does affect your GPA.


Students on the UNC in Sevilla-Science Summer Program will live and eat with a Spanish-speaking family, which provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Spanish culture and improve language skills. Most students will have a roommate from the program and will receive three meals a day.
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Program Costs

IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR COLONEL ROBINSON SCHOLARS: We are excited to be able to offer a new opportunity for Colonel Robinson Scholars to engage in Study Abroad Programs with a math and science focus. Through a partnership with the Study Abroad Office, you can apply for a $4,000 fellowship. For more information, please contact Holley Nichols in 204 Pettigrew.

Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.

Tuition and fees for the program are based on the cost of operating the program abroad and are subject to change due to exchange rate fluctuation. Tuition and fees will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad
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Application Process

Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.

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More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.
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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

Applications for Summer/Fall/Academic Year open December 1