A Spring semester in Seville allows you to experience working in a number of different business and healthcare environments: you will see what sets different types of hospitals, medical facilities, and companies apart from one another. You will learn about what goes into running these centers from people with years of experience in the field.
In order to ensure that all participants take full advantage of their internship experience, applicants must have completed a minimum of 5 semesters of Spanish (or equivalent) or get consent of the program’s director. Seville is known for having one of the Spanish-speaking world’s more challenging accents, but after a few months of immersion you will be prepared to tackle any other accent that the Spanish-speaking world throws at you.
During a semester in Seville, students will complete 4-5 courses with 45 contact hours. Courses focus on improving Spanish linguistic competence and cultural familiarity through topics such as business, cinema, culture, grammar, health, and literature. Most courses will also include site visits and guest speakers. Additionally, LIH and LAIB majors will have opportunities to experience how many different types of healthcare facilities and businesses operate. This includes both private and public hospitals, as well as private practices and local companies. Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), affiliated with the University of Seville. EUSA is a private school near Nervión, a fashionable neighborhood just a short walk away from historical monuments, parks, shopping centers and a major soccer stadium. EUSA provides a modern computer lab with traditional Internet access. There is also an in-house library, a cafeteria on site, and daily interaction with Spanish students.
Students with advanced Spanish proficiency and/or permission of the program’s director, will be able to complete an internship of 135 hours within the healthcare world, or 140 hours in a local business/company. The internship experience, coupled with a series of site visits and seminars, will allow students to directly observe the structural and functional organization of the healthcare system in Andalusia as well as the business world. This first-hand experience with international healthcare systems and companies is one the highlights of the program for most students.
|January 9||Spring students arrive in Sevilla|
|January 10-12||Move in with homestays and Orientation|
|January 13||First day of classes|
|February 28||Día de Andalucía (holiday)|
|April 5-12||Semana Santa (holiday)|
|April 24||Last day of classes|
|April 26-May 2||Feria de Abril (holiday)|
|May 1||Día del Trabajo (holiday)|
|May 4-7||Final Exams|
|May 9||Students depart Sevilla|
|9 de enero, jueves||Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)|
|20:00 Reunión y cena (lugar a confirmar)|
|10 de enero, viernes||10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares|
|17:00 Programa de orientación general|
|13 de enero, lunes||Primer día de clases|
|17:00-20:00 Internship Workshop|
|15 de enero, miércoles||17:00-20:00 Internship Workshop|
The following visits are mandatory for all students:
|Reales Alcázares de Sevilla||TBD||TBD|
|Mercado de la Encarnación y Metropol Parasol||TBD||TBD|
|Catedral de Sevilla||TBD||TBD|
|Madrid y Toledo||TBD||TBD|
|Córdoba y Granada||TBD||TBD|