Grand Valley State

Academic Information – Summer

Program Overview

Seville is the capital city of Andalucía, one of the most visited, colorful and historically significant regions of Spain. Seville is perhaps best known for being one of the most important Moorish kingdoms of the Middle Ages and the center of trade with the New World during the colonial era. In addition, many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that attract tourists (flamenco, bullfighting, tapas and olive orchards) are identified with this Southern city. With over one million inhabitants, the capital city has a lot to offer, without feeling congested or overwhelming like many large cities.

Grand Valley State University – Summer in Seville

All courses offered in Seville will transfer with the regular A-F grade scale. 

SPA 380
Conversational Spanish: Seville Immersion

SPA 380
Topics in Spanish Film and Culture


Registration Deadlines
You will register for classes before arriving in Seville. You will be allowed to make changes to your schedule during the first two days of classes.

Notes on Registration
As is true for registration at your home college or university, it is the responsibility of each student to make sure that (s)he has officially registered all course changes with the program.

Class Attendance
Classes will be held Monday-Friday. You are expected to attend every class, take all exams as scheduled by the professor, and turn in written work as required for the individual course.

You should also be aware that:

Traveling is an educational experience, but you are expected to schedule your traveling around your academic needs, not vice versa. You should plan to travel before the program begins or after the program has ended, not during the official program dates. If you are out of town and in the process miss an exam or fail to turn in written work, you will receive an “F” for that portion of your grade.

Monday, May 6 Arrive in Seville
7:30 pm: Welcome Meeting and Dinner
Tuesday, May 7 10:00 am: Health & Safety Orientation
Wednesday, May 8 First day of classes at COWA
Thursday, June 13 Final exam
Thursday, June 13 8:00 pm: Goodbye dinner
Saturday, June 15 End of the program


Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Wednesday, May 15 Clase de cocina 10:30 am
Tuesday, May 21 Visit to Real Alcázar TBD
Fri, May 24- Sun, May 26 Visit to Córdoba and Granada TBD
Wednesday, May 29 Site visit to Basilippo Olive Oil Factory. Meet in front of COWA 4:00  pm
Monday, June 3 Visit to Cathedral of Sevilla TBD
Friday, June 7 Flamenco Show 4:45  pm
Saturday, June 8 Itálica and beach visit


Monday to Thursday

SPA 380: Conversational Spanish: Seville Immersion 9:00 am- 11:00 am Room: Sala de estudios
SPA 380: Topics in Spanish Film and Culture 11:15 am – 1:15 pm Room: Sala de estudios