Language, Technology, and Culture in Sevilla

Program Overview

The month-long Spanish Language, Culture and Technology program in Seville aims to provide students with a first-hand overview of how language, art, culture, and technology coexist in Spain’s past and present.
Seville is the capital city of Andalusia, one of the most visited, culturally vibrant, and historically significant regions of Spain. Through immersion, exploration, and investigation, students will obtain a better understanding of Spain.


Students will enroll in two 3-credit classes.

FLS 212: Spanish Language, Technology, Culture

3 credit hours

FLS 212 is a study of the language structures and vocabulary necessary for an intermediate level of communication in Spanish together with cultural and technical issues of our global society in the context of the Spanish-speaking world. This is achieved through class lectures encompassing grammar structures in conjunction with the technology and culture of Spain. The culmination is a final project through research on an engineering design that reflects some aspect of Spanish culture. The idea is to exhibit culture and technology working together and even possibly how this form of technology has influenced the culture.

FL 395: Spanish Culture

3 credit hours

FL 395 offers a wide vision of Spain by being a course that complements FLS 212. It is mixed with history, art, culture and science/technology. There is a dual focus on language and experiential learning: we’ll spend minimal time in classrooms, allowing you to enjoy the city of Sevilla but there will also be visits to Cordoba to see the Mezquita, Granada for a visit to The Alhambra, a trip to the beach and Roman ruins around Seville in addition to a local vineyard and an olive factory where you’ll receive tangible instruction about the chemical processes for making wine, the use of centrifugal force, the Roman conquest of Spain, and more.

Coursework done in FL 395 will assist in your decision for the final project you will complete for FLS 212.

Please refer to the Study Abroad Office program page for more information on the credit awarded.

Calendars and Schedules

NC State Language, Technology, and Culture – Calendar

Thursday, May 16 Arrive in Seville

Taxi directly to homestays

8:00 pm: Welcome dinner at Barrabar’s (Cardenal Bueno Monreal, 33)
Friday, May 17 10:00 am: Health & Safety Orientation at EUSA Salón de Actos
Monday, May 20 First day of Classes
Thursday, May 30 Corpus Christi (no classes)
Week of June 10 Last week of class and final exam
Friday, June 14 6:00 pm: Flamenco Show

8:00 pm: Goodbye Dinner at Picantón
(C. Cuna, 5, Casco Antiguo)

Saturday, June 15 End of the program

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Monday, May 20 Visit to Bodegas (meet at COWA) 11:00 am
Friday, May 24- Sunday, May 26 Trip to Córdoba and Granada
Meet in front of COWA
8:00 am
Monday, May 27 Visit to Real Alcázar

Meeting point: Plaza del Triunfo 

10:15 am
Wednesday, May 29 Visit to Basilippo Olive Oil Factory

Meeting point: COWA

4:00 pm
Monday, June 3 Visit to Jabugo (Iberian Ham Factory Tour) and Aracena: Meet in front of COWA 8:15 am
Wednesday, June 5 Cooking Class (Mercado de Triana)

Meeting point: Plaza del Altozano

10:15 am
Saturday, June 8 Day trip to Itálica and the beach: Meet in front of COWA 8:15 am
Tuesday, June 11 Visit to the Cathedral of Sevilla

Meeting point: plaza Virgen de los Reyes

10:45 am
Friday, June 14 Flamenco Show 5:30 pm




FLS 212: Spanish Language, Technology, and Culture 5:00 pm- 6:15 pm Aula 1
FLS 395: Spanish History, Art, and Culture 6:45 pm- 8:00 pm Aula 1

Information and Application

  • Duration: May 16 – June 15 (approx. 4 weeks)
  • Requirements: Students must have successfully completed FLS 201 or an equivalent 3rd semester Spanish course (2.0+ cumulative GPA)
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family with full room and board included.
  • The application deadline is determined by NC State
  • Students must complete their application through the NC State Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.

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