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  • Locations: Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Program Cost: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0
Subject Areas: Spanish Housing Options: Homestay
Program Sponsor: UST
Program Description:

SPAN211 in Seville, Spain

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Program Highlights

  • Develop your Spanish knowledge through classes and cultural immersion in southern Spain.
  • Live with a host family in the vibrant, walkable city of Seville and visit beautiful, historic surrounding areas such as Córdoba and Granada.
  • Prerequisites: Completion of SPAN112 or SPAN122 with a C- or better, or placement at the SPAN211 level
  • Fulfills: Core requirement in Language and Culture, Global Perspectives Flag
Course Description
Spend January 2023 in the beautiful city of Seville in southern Spain. This SPAN211 course offers students intense exposure to the language and cultures of Spain, beyond the traditional classroom experience. Your January term in Seville offers you a home-stay experience, intensive language instruction by a St. Thomas faculty member, and the cultural expertise of local faculty at Spanish Studies Abroad. These are complemented by a variety of walking tours and day trips to nearby points of interest (Itálica, museums, Jewish Quarter, cathedral, Alcázar) that help further your experience of the many influences that converge to shape modern Spain. Weekend excursions to Córdoba (Great Mosque/Jewish Quarter), Ronda (bull ring, Puente Nuevo) and Granada (Cathedral, Alhambra, and Generalife gardens) further highlight and reveal the blending of Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures, both past and present.
Program Structure
  • SPAN211 class weekdays 9am-1pm (9-11am on Wednesdays)
  • Culture class Mondays and Thursdays 1-2:30pm
  • Wednesday visits to local sites (e.g., cathedral, Alcázar, ancient Roman town of Itálica)
  • Weekend excursions to Ronda, Córdoba, Granada
  • Optional evening activities (Museum of Fine Arts, neighborhood walking tours, Flamenco show, soccer game)
  • Two free days to explore on your own
  • Farewell cooking class and meal
  • Homestays with Spanish families
  • Organized speaking practice with Spanish peers
5%       SPAN211 Participation and preparation
10%     SPAN211 Homework
5%       SPAN211 Vocabulary quizzes
20%     SPAN211 Lesson tests
10%     SPAN211 Oral exam
15%     SPAN211 Final exam
10%     Culture class/excursion participation
20%     Culture class compositions/presentations
5%       Culture class final quiz

Location and Tentative Dates
Jan 3    Depart Twin Cities
Jan 4   Arrive Seville: Orientation and Welcome Dinner, meet host family
Jan 8   Full-day excursion to Ronda
Jan 15 Full-day excursion to Córdoba
Jan 21 Full-day excursion to Granada
Jan 27 Depart Seville; arrive Twin Cities

Housing and Meals
You will be staying with local host families during the course and will be provided with three meals per day. There will also be a welcome dinner at the beginning of the program and a farewell dinner (and cooking class) at the end. Students generally share a room with another program participant. Laundry is included.

Click on the Program Cost link above for detailed cost information.
Total cost includes: tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations and some meals.

Application Procedures & Deadline
  • Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period, April 1-10. Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.

Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2022
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2022
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Students studying abroad during J-Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships webpage for details and review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.
For more information
On course content, contact
Prof. Daniel Tight (
On application procedures or logistical information, contact:
Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

This program is currently not accepting applications.