Seville, a beautiful and ancient city on the banks of the Guadalquivir River, is the centerpiece of the Spanish immersion experience. Known for Moorish palaces, Renaissance gardens, and traditional Andalusian culture found in flamenco and bullfighting, Seville is infused with a rich history and cultural life. The Seville program is CC-CS Spanish Studies oldest program and boasts an esteemed scholarly faculty and small classes. The fine-tuned teaching methodology at the Center allows for a rich academic experience. Characterized by the warmth of its people, Seville will offer students the opportunity to admire its monuments, learn about its history and traditions, and culture. In Seville, students will be able to experience and enjoy flamenco, bullfighting, architecture, and tapas. Each aspect of this magical city will make the stay here a unique experience.
This program offers students a variety of content course options taught at the Centers' historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. The academic experience takes place at the CC-CS Center, located in a beautiful historic mansion in the heart of Seville's social and commercial district. The Center is a short walk from some of Spain's most glorious and significant sites. The program has an on-site Director and a large support staff.
Have the required GPA and prerequisite courses for the program
Students must have completed three semesters of college before studying abroad. Goucher cannot guarantee that any sophomore will be accepted by the host institution. Students must have completed SP 235 or the equivalent, and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher to apply and a 3.0 GPA in Spanish Language.
Declare a major in order to study abroad for a semester
Students cannot be on academic or disciplinary probation at the time of application
Students must complete the online Goucher study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Events and Deadlines Calendar for the most up-to-date information. Students must next apply to Spanish Studies by their published deadline. Initial approval is granted by Goucher OIS and final acceptance is granted by the host program and institution.
Immerse yourself in the rich culture and history of Southern Spain through the Intermediate & Advanced Spanish Studies program in Seville. This program offers students a variety of course options at the Center's historic facility in downtown Seville, and includes numerous cultural activities, day trips and excursions. Intermediate & Advanced Spanish Studies is designed for the student that has completed at least one semester of intermediate college Spanish or the equivalent.
All Spanish Studies courses are specifically designed to enhance your understanding of modern Spain while you immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture. The program is tailored to help students fulfill requirements needed for Spanish, international studies, business, education and other majors. In addition to living in a Spanish home, cultural events and social activities enhance the cultural element of your experience. At the Center, you also benefit from the expertise of our staff, who guide you to more fully immerse yourself in the sevillano community through volunteer work, local clubs, internships, etc.
Classes are held in our historical Center, built in two turn of the century mansions
Semesters begin with an intensive language period (Monday-Friday)
After the intensive period, classes generally meet Monday-Thursday, allowing for independent travel
Average class size: 10-12
Goucher students will meet with The Goucher Spanish Department Faculty Study Abroad Advisor for course selections prior to completing the study abroad application.
Since Goucher students are fully enrolled at Goucher and receive Goucher credit while abroad, they pay regular Goucher tuition for any Goucher semester abroad program. This payment is regardless of the cost advertised and is charged by the program itself. Students pay the non-academic costs (i.e. room and board) in part or in full to Goucher or directly to the study abroad organization or overseas institution depending on the program. Estimated additional costs that a student may incur in attending these programs are listed on the Budget Expense Worksheet for each program. You can utilize institutional and federal aid for a Goucher semester program.
There is a $1,000 tuition surcharge for students who elect to participate in the 'Integrated Spanish Studies Program'.
Any awarded financial aid may be used as payment for semester programs sponsored by Goucher College; however; you are allowed to transport your Goucher institutional aid for only one semester, unless you participate in the Goucher Oxford University yearlong program. In addition, all students are eligible to apply for Goucher OIS scholarships and can apply during the program application process. For information on OIS and outside scholarships please visit the OIS scholarship/financial aid section.
To apply for an OIS scholarship please submit your application by the study abroad application deadline for this program through the following application:
A $500 deposit is due upon application. Study abroad program costs are billed through your Goucher student account and are due at the same time as regular semester fees. Please refer to the Budget Expense Worksheet for details for this program.
The $500 deposit paid upon application is applied to the student’s account and becomes non-refundable when accepted by Goucher College and the host program. If you are not accepted into a program, your deposit will be refunded.
If for any reason, a student withdraws from a Goucher semester after the deposit deadline, he or she will not be entitled to a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. If, due to any unforeseen circumstances or other circumstances beyond the control of the college, a semester Goucher program is cancelled, either prior to departure or during the course of the program, the student will not be guaranteed a refund of any fees paid to Goucher, including program deposit, tuition fees, travel fees, program fees, or any other fees incurred in connection with the program. In most cases, the college forwards program fees to vendors in foreign countries, making it very difficult to recover such fees due to a program cancellation. In such cases, the college will make a good-faith effort to recover such fees and to return any portion of fees that it may recover that may be attributable to a student’s participation in the program. However, the college makes no guarantees regarding the recovery of fees and is not liable for any fees that it is unable to recover.
Your Spanish home or student residence will be the focal point of your social experience– where you will sleep, eat, study, and relax. A homestay gives you a unique insight into Spanish culture by allowing you to become part of a Spanish family.
To ensure that your home will provide a warm and tranquil atmosphere, one conducive to learning, Spanish Studies Abroad staff discusses norms and policies with hosts and regularly inspects the homes
A successful semester abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in online orientation material prior to the mandatory group orientation prior to leaving Goucher for the semester prior to studying abroad. Dates will be provided upon study abroad acceptance.
Students are required to have passports for all Goucher programs. Failure to have a passport will prohibit participation in the program. Passports take time to process and need to be valid for six months after your return to the U.S. Check your expiration date and renew if necessary. Please see the U S State Department section on passports
All students participating on Semester, Year or ICA Goucher programs will be automatically enrolled in a health insurance plan tailored to meet the needs of study abroad students. Students participating in Goucher semester programs will be billed $300. The insurance carrier is ACE American Insurance Company. Prior to the start of the program abroad, OIS staff will register students for the insurance program. Students will receive information about how to use the health insurance policy from the Office of International Studies prior to departure for study abroad.
Students with Disabilities
Goucher encourages all students who meet our eligibility requirements to consider studying abroad. OIS will work with you regarding any special needs you may have. However, we cannot guarantee that any or all of our program sites can accommodate all of your needs or interests. More information can be found on the OIS Disabilities Support section of the website.
Research the fact sheet for your location of interest on the U.S. State Department website for information on LGBTI rights, women travelers, safety and security, religious, and accessibility/mobility laws and information.
On the CIA World Factbook website, look for your host country’s page and research the “People and Society” section, where you can find the breakdown by ethnic group, religion, and race.