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Study in Seville, Spain

There are now two ways to study in Spain.

Augustana College, in affliation with the Center For Cross-Cultural Studies and Spanish Studies Abroad, offers two different options for a trimester or a semester in Seville, the heart of southern Spain.  Each program offers students the opportunity to live with a family in Seville, study from a range of courses in Spanish and earn credits towards their Augustana degree.

2017 Fall Term in Spain

The 2017 Fall Term is now closed to applications.

Home to Flamenco

Spend Fall Term of 2017 in Seville.  This customized 10-week program is designed to offer Augustana students anopportunity for a full term abroad in sunny Andalucia.  Study, intern and explore southern Spain as you take courses from the Augustana catalog.  All coursework is in Spanish and parallels coursework offered on campus.

Faculty contacts:  For more information, contact Dr. Araceli Masterson or Dr. Ana Bordería-García

Eligibility: This program is open to any Augustana student who has met the following requirements:

  • College GPA of 2.00 or higher AND GPA in Spanish of 3.00 or higher.  Additional GPA requirements may be necessary for internship eligibility.
  • Completed no fewer than 3 Spanish courses at Augustana, including either Spanish 301 or 305, prior to Fall 2017

This program has a cap of 15 participants.  If a greater number of students applies, Augustana may utilize its selection process, which combines GPA and academic year to determine the program roster and a short list of alternates.  Students must apply during the November-January application period to be considered if there is an oversubscription.

Recommended For:
This program is open to all majors, however students must have completed through Spanish 301 or higher in order to qualify.  For this reason, this program is of particular interest to students completing a Minor, Teaching Major or SPAN and/or SPPU Major in Spanish.

Anticipated Program Cap:  16 students

Program Schedule: This program will run from late August into early November of 2017, in alignment with Augustana's Fall trimester.  Orientation meetings will be held in the Spring of 2017 on campus.

Housing: Students will be housed with families throughout Sevilla.  Our partners, Spanish Studies Abroad and the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies, have been working with local families since it opened its doors to students in the 1960's.  Each student will have a private room and each Augustana student will be placed with a different family, though there may be other international students living in the same home.  Housing includes laundry and 3 meals daily as part of the program. 

Academics: All courses, with the exception of one which is taught by the Augustana program director, will be taught by local faculty through the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies.  This program is approved as a Learning Community. 

The program includes the following course options, from which a student may enroll for either 10 or 13 credits:

  • ISS Seminar on Spanish Culture (1 credit): This course is mandatory for all program participants and includes assignments completed both during the Spring predeparture meetings and on-site in Sevilla.
  • Spanish 345: Topics in Spanish Literature (PL 3 credits)
  • Spanish 314: Advanced Grammar (3 credits) 
  • Political Science 377: Politics & Economics of Spain (PS 3 credits).
  • Spanish Internship (3 credits): Requires additional application and approval by Spanish Studies Abroad.  May require a higher overall GPA of 2.50.

Students should plan their academic coursework for the year to avoid course overloads.  If students choose to pursue a study abroad experience that takes them into a credit overload, those will lead to additional overload fees owed to the college and billed during the student's final term of that academic year.

Program cost: This program is tentatively budgeted with a fee of $17,125.  A final cost is dependant upon student enrollment.

Program cost compared to on-campus Fall Term:  The anticipated cost of $17,125 matches the anticipated on campus charges for Fall 2017.  If this cost model holds, the Spain program will not cost students more than a term at Augustana. 

Program cost includes:   Ground transportation, tuition, accomodations, full board (meals provided in homestay housing), group excursions and international health insurance. 

Program cost does not include: The program fee does not include airfare or discretionary spending.  We anticipate that the out-of-pocket costs will be between $2,000-$2,500 depending on a student's independent travel or use of discretionary spending.

Financial Aid:  Students participating in this program are eligible for the same grants, scholarships and loan eligibility while abroad as they would be for this trimester on campus.  When billed for the program each student will receive a detailed billing statement which reduces the cost of the program in accordance with the student's anticipated financial assistance. 

Freistat Grants:  Students on this program can apply for Freistat Language Immersion Grants.  These grants are competitive and students must apply in the Winter of 2017.  Grants can range from $500-$2,000 or more.  

Augie Choice: This program is Augie Choice eligible for all students who have completed 6 terms or 60 credits (junior status) or higher at the time of departure.  Transfer students who have also completed 3 terms or 30 credits at Augustana are also eligible for the Augie Choice grant.

Affliated Spring Semester (Jan-June) in Spain Program

An independent program with pre-approved coursework in multiple fields.


The Sevilla semester program is a Spanish immersion program for students who have completed Spanish 203 or higher at Augustana.  As an affiliated program,  Augustana students withdraw from Augustana to enroll directly at the Center for Cross-Cultural Studies in Sevilla during the Winter and Spring trimesters.  The program has been pre-approved for transfer coursework in Spanish and other fields, including Learning Perspectives, but does not offer a Learning Community designation.  Also, since this program requires withdrawal from Augustana, financial aid packages do not travel with students, though some federal aid is available to those who qualify. 

Eligibility: This program is recommended for Spanish majors or minors and requires prior completion of Spanish 203.  Student must have no fewer than 9 credits of Spanish at Augustana with a 3.00 GPA prior to application for the program.  Students who wish to do an internship for 3-credits must be approved by both Augustana College and CC-CS. 

Recommended For:  This program is open to all majors, however, due to the intensive language focus and the requirement that students complete Spanish 301 or higher as a prerequisite, the program will be of particular interest to any student completing a Major in Spanish or Spanish for Professional Use.

Not recommended for: This program is not recommended for any student in their final year at Augustana.  Due to the expectation that the final 24 credits of study be completed at Augustana, participation in this program, which requires withdrawal from Augustana and transfer of credits back to the College, would require special dispensation from the college. For this reason this program is only recommended for those students who plan to return to Augustana the following fall for at least one more year of study.

Program Schedule:  This is an annual offering, with students traveling in Spain for the January-May duration of the program. Students study at Augustana for Fall Term, withdraw from the college for both Winter and Spring Trimesters.  They have free the period between the end of Fall Trimester and the January departure for Spain.  Students on this program MAY NOT enroll in December 5-week courses on campus as they will be withdrawn from the college for the entire Winter Term.  Applications to CC-CS are due in October.  Augustana applicants can work with International & Off-Campus Programs to complete required forms during Spring term and summer the year prior to the program.

Program Fee: For upcoming program fees for next year, visit the Spanish Studies Abroad website listed below.  Students enroll in the Spring Semester + J-Term program offered by CC-CS and Spanish Studies Abroad (SSA).  Augie Financial Aid is not available for this program, however Augie Choice and Federal Aid programs are available for those who qualify.  For many students the cost of attending the SSA school in Sevilla for a semester, even without financial aid from Augustana, is comparable to the cost of remaining at Augustana for the two trimesters the program replaces.  This program is designed to offer equivalent credits for 2 trimesters (Winter & Spring).

Financial Aid:  Students who withdraw from Augustana in order to  participate in this program will not be eligible for standard Augustana financial aid, however they may still be able to utilize targeted grants such as Augie Choice or Freistat Center Grants for Language Immersion.  Students interested in this program should discuss grant options and financial aid planning with both the Director of International & Off-Campus Programs and the Director of Financial Assistance at Augustana prior to departure.

Freistat Grant: Students on the affiliated semester program can apply for Freistat Language Immersion Grants.  These grants are competitive and students must apply the year prior to participation (January February 2017 for the 2018 spring program).  Grants can range from $500-$2,000 or more.  

Augie Choice: This program is available for Augie Choice to any student who has completed 6 terms or 60 credits at Augustana prior to departure in January. 

Course List:  All participants enroll in 18 credits during the January & Spring Semester program.  This is organized into two immersion language sessions in January and February, followed by a Spring semester of 3 courses.  The intensive language sessions transfer to Augustana as Spanish 314, 2 credits of Spanish 310 and 3 credits of Spanish 300-level elective.  During the Spring semester, students take a 1-credit language skills course (included in the 310 credits) and 3 elective courses.  Elective courses transfer either as direct equivalents to Augustana coursework (SPAN 322, 331, 328, 315 or BUSN 405) or as 300-level elective credits with Learning Perspective approval (PP, PS).  Students may also opt to enroll in an internship program equivalent to 3 credits as one of their Spring courses.

For more information on the semester program you may download the 2017 Program Brochure.

contact International & Off-Campus Programs,

or visit the website for our partners, Spanish Studies Abroad.

Funds from Augie Choice are available for either program to any student with Junior status (60 credits or more) at the time of the program departure.   Students must apply for Augie Choice at least 60 days prior to the program departure.