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 309: Advanced Spanish Grammar (3 credits)
This course will explore the diverse cultures and the interrelationship between Latin America and Spain over five centuries (from 1492 to present). The course will also study how Seville served as the cultural axis between the New World and Europe for centuries. The course is taught in English and is open to students from other disciplines.
SPA 310: Spanish Civilization and Culture (3 credits)
An intensive introductory course designed to present the fundamentals necessary for understanding, speaking, reading and writing Spanish and to provide a range of opportunities for students to gain practical insights into the customs and cultural contexts of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world.
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.
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.
Las siguientes visitas son obligatorias para todos los alumnos: