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UNC in Sevilla (Summer)
The UNC in Sevilla-Summer Program is one of the oldest study abroad programs offered by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and enjoys a rich history of academic excellence.
Sevilla, located in southern Spain, is the capital of Andalusia. Sevilla is an old and beautiful city in southern Spain! It is easily accessible by train from many parts of Spain. 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. 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.
The Summer program has multiple program and track options. Students will select their program and track preference during the application process.
SIX WEEK PROGRAM: UNC in Sevilla Summer Session One
Prerequisite: must have completed Spanish 204 and/or SPAN 261, SPAN 255.
- Students in this track will take one course on Spanish history, contemporary culture, and society AND one Spanish language course (SEVI 261)
- Total of 6 credits for this track
Prerequisite: must have completed SPAN 300 or SPAN 301.
- Students will choose two courses that are available focusing on language, literature, history and culture
- Total of 6 credits for this track
12 WEEK PROGRAM: Extended Summer Track Options
Students who wish to participate in two summer session programs will apply to the UNC in Sevilla Summer program and select the extended track option in their application.
Intermediate Summer Session One and Business Track
Summer Session One and Science Track
- Students will take SEVI 261 and a course which is eligible for allied credit toward the minor during the UNC in Sevilla first summer session.
- Students will then complete SPAN 320 and SPAN 329 on the Spanish for the Business Professions Summer program
- Total of 12 credits toward the Spanish for the Business Professions Minor for this track
- Students will take Spanish courses (Intermediate or Advanced) during the UNC in Sevilla first summer session.
- Students will then complete Organic Chemistry 1 (CHEM 261) and SEVI 270 (a fourth or fifth semester Spanish course) on the UNC Science in Sevilla program
- Total of 12 credits for this track
*students considering this option should reach out to the Study Abroad Advisor for information on course-planning*
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.
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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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