Grand Valley State

GVSU – 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

12:45 pm Private bus to homestays

7:15 pm: Welcome Meeting and Dinner at San Marco (meet at the fountain in front of the Cathedral)
Tuesday, May 7 10:00 am: Health & Safety Orientation
Wednesday, May 8

Thursday, May 30

First day of classes at COWA

Corpus Christi – No classes

Thursday, June 13 Final exam
Thursday, June 13 8:00 pm: Goodbye dinner at Barrabar’s
Saturday, June 15 End of the program


Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos:

Wednesday, May 15


Cooking class

Meeting point: Plaza del Altozano

10:15 am


Tuesday, May 21 Visit to Real Alcázar

Meeting point: Plaza del Triunfo

4:15 pm
Fri, May 24- Sun, May 26 Visit to Córdoba and Granada

Meeting point: COWA

8:00 am
Wednesday, May 29 Site visit to Basilippo Olive Oil Factory

Meeting point: COWA

4:00  pm
Tuesday, June 4 Visit to Cathedral of Sevilla

Meeting Point: Plaza Virgen de los Reyes

11:30 am
Friday, June 7 Flamenco Show (Casa de la Memoria)

Meeting Point: Calle Cuna, 6

7:00 pm
Saturday, June 8 Itálica Visit and beach
Meeting point: COWA
8:15 am


Monday to Thursday

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