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UNC in Sevilla
The UNC in Sevilla offers a program with courses available to students with an intermediate as well as an advanced level of Spanish. Many professors get students out into the streets going to events and/or doing activities which help to integrate the student into the life of the city. All students take some of their courses at the Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales (CINECU), part of the Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia (EUSA). Courses at CINECU are taught in Spanish by professors from local universities only for students on the program.
Sevilla is an old and beautiful city in southern Spain! It is easily accessible by train from many parts of Spain. There are many historical buildings and in many parts of the city, especially in the older parts of town, some streets are mainly pedestrian. There are many orange trees in Sevilla and Andalusia and during certain times of the year, the smell of oranges fills the air. Like many Spanish towns, people are out strolling and eating even late at night!
The language prerequisite is 4 semesters, completed by the start of the program.
Courses at CINECU are taught in Spanish by professors from local universities only for students on the program. Many professors get students out into the streets going to events and/or doing activities which help to integrate the student into the life of the city.
Classes are taken with students on the Sevilla program at the Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales (CINECU), part of the Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia (EUSA).
The UNC in Sevilla offers two different tracks awarding 15 credits each:
Intermediate Spanish (LSCS)
Students who have NOT taken SPAN 300 or SPAN 301 will be placed into the LSCS track. Subject areas include art, language, literature, history, and politics. Some courses are now taught in English.
Advanced Spanish (SAS)
Students who have completed (or are currently taking) SPAN 300 or SPAN 301 will be placed in the SAS track and will have a selection of courses above 300 which they will be able to transfer back for major/minor credit. Three of the courses will be taken at CINECU but a minimum of two courses are direct enroll courses at the University of Sevilla. Students select courses before departing for Sevilla but will also receive academic advising on site.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). 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.
Courses in this program are both UNC Graded Credit and Transfer Credit.
UNC Graded Credit Courses (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.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
- You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
- You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
- These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Students on the UNC in Sevilla Program will live with a Spanish-speaking family which provides a unique opportunity to learn more about Spanish culture and improve language skills. Students may have a roommate from the program and will receive three meals a day.
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 set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. 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.
Alva Ebersole Award
- This scholarship supports students with financial need in the UNC in Sevilla program, established by the Department of Romance Studies.
The Bejarano-Benning Scholarships for Spain/Iberian Peninsula
- Scholarship of at least $500 to offset the cost of a semester or year long Study Abroad program in Spain or Portugal
To be considered for these and other scholarships, complete the Study Abroad Office scholarship application
in addition to the program application by the application deadline. Visit our Scholarships and Financial Aid
page for more information.
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A NOTE ABOUT PASSPORTS AND VISAS:
It is strongly recommended that students have in their possession by the application deadline
a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, students should consult their Study Abroad Advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. Students accepted into this program will need to travel to a Spanish consulate here in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting them to study in Spain.
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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