International Spanish Program & Internships in Seville

Clemson University

Connect the world of Upstate South Carolina with Southern Spain!

Increase your global engagement, intercultural awareness, and marketability with language classes, immersive service learning, and internship opportunities in the fields of public health or business during our semester-long programs.

The University of Seville has over 100,000 students and Clemson students have the option to take a combination of courses taught in Spanish and English. All courses have been pre-approved by Clemson, so they will directly transfer for university credit. Whether you come during the spring or fall semester, you can earn 15-18 credits toward your major: Language and International Business (LAIB), Language and International Health (LIH), or Spanish majors and minors. Furthermore, LAIB and LIH majors will have the opportunity to complete an internship in Seville and learn about the Spanish health care system or business world from professionals with years of experience in the field.

In order to be accepted, applicants must have completed a minimum of 5 semesters of Spanish (or equivalent), or get the consent of the program director.

Immerse yourself in storied Seville, the regional capital city of Andalusia founded more than 1,000 years ago. Seville is the beating heart of southern Spain and boasts a proud heritage of bullfighting, tapas, and flamenco. Christopher Columbus’s quest for the New World began alongside the banks and quiet waters of Seville’s Guadalquivir River, which flows through the city.

In Seville, you will experience the best of both worlds as the city’s rich history is woven seamlessly into a vibrant, modern culture. With a friendly population of just under one million people, Seville offers all the activities of a city, but with the feeling of a smaller town. Seville is safe and easy to navigate via public transportation, on foot, or even with the bike-share program. It is not uncommon to see families and friends walking the streets long into the night — aided, no doubt, by the unique Spanish meal schedule!

Treasure the delight of new experiences amidst the old stone streets. Allow your studies to come to life in front of you as you take your education outside the classroom, and experience local culture and costumes firsthand while you live with a Spanish family. Learn the language, try new foods, visit the monuments, make friends, and expand your worldview… ¡ven a Sevilla!


Slide 60 days
or more prior
45-59 days prior 30-44 days prior 14 days or less prior
COWA’s Refund-Withdrawal Policy Withdrawal from program
(must be in writing)

Life in Seville

In our parent handbook, you will find practical information about where students will be living, health and safety concerns, how to keep in touch with your student and more helpful information about your student’s time abroad.

We also have a counseling service which offers orientation and assistance for any potential issues in the daily lives of COWA students.


Spanish host family: Your room and board, including meals and laundry, are taken care of by your host families. Your family will only speak Spanish, helping you practice your Spanish language skills. Living with a Spanish family allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from the locals personal.


COWA staff members take great care to offer you a homestay that will be the best fit and make you feel at home. They personally interview and visit all homes in order to ensure their suitability and that their locations are safe and close to campus.

COWA staff is also available 24/7 to help students deal with any problems that may arise during their stay.


During your time here, you will have access to COWA’s facilities. Our headquarters include 8 fully equipped intelligent classrooms, a 750 square foot indoor study area, and a 890 square foot terrace to host activities such as live music, cooking classes, dance workshops, language exchanges, or simply hanging out. Additionally, we have a locked safe on site that allows us to securely store sensitive items for you if you so desire.


Since you will be living with a host family, all your meals will be prepared, unless previous arrangements are made. This allows you to personally experience the Spanish diet and eating schedule. Personal dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Be sure to communicate any dietary requirements to COWA’s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met.

Activities and Trips

In addition to visiting different historic sites around the city, there will be several mandatory trips during your time in Sevilla that will take you outside the city:

Roman city of Itálica


Just 20 minutes outside of Sevilla, the Roman city of Itálica gave the Roman world two emperors: Trajan and Hadrian. These days, it is an area of well-preserved Roman ruins, which include the remains of dwellings and a large amphitheater. Students will walk inside the amphitheater on the same ground where gladiator competitions took place while spectators looked on from above.



There are several beautiful beaches along Spain’s Southern coast that are a short drive away from Sevilla. If the weather allows it, we will make a day trip enjoying one of them.



Students will take a day trip to the city of Córdoba, where they will visit the city’s Jewish quarter, which includes a synagogue from the 14th century, and the Mezquita-Catedral, a unique building whose beautiful architecture and complex history illustrate the multicultural history of Andalucía.



We will take an overnight trip to visit this beautiful mountain city. Students will visit the city’s cathedral and Capilla Real, where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel are buried. There will also be a tour of La Alhambra, Spain’s most famous Moorish castle, and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.



Students will take a long weekend to explore Madrid, they will visit the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, museums that hold world renowned artistic masterpieces from Spain and other parts of Europe. Students will also participate in walking tours in which they will see the city’s most famous neighborhoods, markets, plazas and cathedrals.