Full Year Program

Program Description

Between program prerequisites and major requirements, it can be difficult to find the time these days to spend a year abroad. The fall and spring semesters each have their own flavor, and you can find specific details on the pages devoted to them. But, for those that are able, the personal and professional benefits of spending a year abroad cannot be overstated.

Year-long students arrive in Seville near the end of August, and their year ends in mid-June. That means you will be immersed in a Spanish, and Spanish-speaking, environment for nearly 10 months. If people can make incredible jumps in their Spanish abilities in one semester, imagine what you are capable of with more than twice that amount of time!

You will take two semesters of classes, taught by local professors, where you will hear things from the Spanish perspective. Combined with your life outside the classroom, there is literally no better way to familiarize yourself with the culture in which you are living. You will have no option other than to learn to communicate in Spanish in situations as diverse as small talk with your fellow students and the complex ideas you will articulate in your term papers.

There will also be many more opportunities to travel, as you will spend more time in Spain and more time apart from the program (during the weeks of Christmas vacation). Immense amounts of self-discovery and reflection take place during studies abroad, as you find yourself in new and unexpected situations that are not possible if you always restrict yourself to comfortable environments.

Finally, you will literally see what a year in Spain looks like. You will see how Seville and its residents adapt to each changing season, and how each has its own style. It is possible to make more long-term friendships and connections during an extended stay, and there really is no substitute for spending this much time in an immersion environment using the language you are trying to learn.

If you choose to spend a year studying in Seville, you will not be disappointed. The amount you will learn and the number of incredible experiences you will have will leave your head spinning!

Academic Information

Students coming to Seville for the entire year will follow one of two tracks: Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) or Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) in the fall semester. Students who have taken through Spanish 3403 will be placed in the LSCS program. Students who have taken through Spanish 3450 can choose to follow either track. In the spring, all full-year students will follow the SAS track.


You’ve completed Intermediate Spanish Composition, but you don’t feel like you could hold a conversation in Spanish. If you want an opportunity to really practice what you’ve learned in the classroom, consider studying in Sevilla.

The Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) program is intended for students who have completed at least through Spanish 3403. In LSCS, students will take four to five classes in subject areas include art, language, literature, history, and politics. Classes are taken with other LSCS students at COWA.


Do you want the opportunity to put into practice all the Spanish you have learned so far, challenge yourself in classes with native Spanish students, and move closer to Spanish fluency? The SAS program in Sevilla is the program for you.

Students who have completed Introduction to the Study of Literature & Culture in Spain (Spanish 3450) can participate in the Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program. SAS students may choose to take 1 or 2 regular university courses with Spanish students at the University of Sevilla as well as at the Campus Universitario EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia), a private university affiliated with the University of Sevilla.

SAS students will also have the option of taking COWA courses designed specifically for them. These courses are taught by local professors.

Information and Application

  • Duration: late August — mid-June
  • Requirements: Must have taken at least through Spanish 3403 and meet GPA requirements (2.7 cumulative and 3.0 in Spanish language coursework)
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family
  • Academic Credit: All COWA courses taken will transfer directly as Ohio State graded credits. Students will take a total of 24-30 credits during the year

**For a more detailed calendar, please refer to each respective semester page

COWA for Ohio State Tentative Full Year Calendar 2020-2021


The 2020-2021 full year program fee will be 17,600€ per student (8,600€ for the fall semester and 9,000€ for the spring semester), which includes:

  • In-country orientation
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Welcome and goodbye dinners
  • All activities and excursions (see below)
  • Full room and board (breakfast, lunch and dinner) in Spanish host families
  • Health insurance for the duration of the program
  • One night hotel stay upon arrival in Sevilla

The cost does not include:

  • Airfare (flights to and from Seville)
  • Personal expenses


  • Full-year students can choose to pay in four payments, two payments or one payment
  • Four payments
    • First program payment (Fall): 4,300€
    • Second program payment (Fall): 4,300€
    • First program payment (Spring): 4,500€
    • Second program payment (Spring): 4,500€
  • Two payments
    • Fall Semester: 8,600€
    • Spring Semester: 9,000€
  • One payment: 17,600€

The application deadline will be March 1, 2020 . Please note that full-year students will only have to apply to the program ONE TIME; they will not have to fill out separate applications for the fall and spring semesters. 

  • A complete application must include:
    • General application (click the Apply Here button below to access our online application page)
    • OSU Advising Report (uploaded to our online application)
    • Academic Recommendation (instructions on the application page)

*Students must also complete an application with the OSU Office of International Affairs (OIA) in order to be considered for the program. This application can be found here.



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Student Life

Slide ABOUT LIFE IN SEVILLE HOUSING Spanish host family:

Your room and board, including meals and laundry, are taken care of by your host families. Your family will only speak Spanish, which will help you boost your Spanish language skills. Living with a Spanish family allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from the locals’ personal experiences and perspectives.
Security COWA staff members take great care to offer you a homestay that will be the best fit and make you feel at home. They personally interview and visit all homes in order to ensure their suitability and that their locations are safe and close to campus.

COWA staff is also available 24/7 to help students deal with any problems that may arise during their stay.
Facilities During your time here, you will have access to COWA’s library and EUSA’s facilities, which includes a computer lab with high-speed internet access, free Wifi all over campus and free printing. There is also an on-site café where you can get a quick snack or a café con leche. Dinning Since you will be living with a host family, all your meals will be prepared, unless previous arrangements are made. This allows you to personally experience the Spanish diet and eating schedule. Personal dietary restrictions can be accomodated. However, be sure to communicate any dietary requirements to COWA’s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met. Choose your program

All students in the COWA for Ohio State in Seville program live with a host family. Host families take care of laundry, cleaning, and other rooming concerns. Families are carefully chosen by COWA staff and many have been working with the program for years.

COWA staff members interview all host families and personally visit their homes in order to ensure that the locations are safe for students and that all homes are in order.

COWA staff is also available 24/7 to help students deal with any problems that may arise during your stay.

During your time in Sevilla, you will also have access to COWA’s library and EUSA’s facilities, which includes a computer lab with high-speed internet access, free Wifi all over campus and free printing. There is also an on-site café where you can get a quick snack or recharge your batteries with a café con leche.

While living with a host family, all your meals will be prepared for you. This allows you to personally experience the Spanish diet and eating schedule. Of course vegetarians and vegans will be accommodated.

However, be sure to communicate any dietary restrictions or requirements to COWA’s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met.

Activities and Trips

During your time in Seville, you will participate in the following site visits and trips that highlight different facets of Andalusia and its history.

Slide Activities and TRIPS In addition to visiting different historic sites around the city, there will be several mandatory trips during your time in Sevilla that will take you outside the city: ITALICA Just 20 minutes outside of Sevilla, the Roman city of Itálica gave the Roman world two emperors: Trajan and Hadrian. These days, it is an area of well-preserved Roman ruins, which include the remains of dwellings and a large amphitheater. Students will walk inside the amphitheater on the same ground where gladiator competitions took place while spectators looked on from above.

BEACH There are several beautiful beaches along Spain’s Southern coast that are a short drive away from Sevilla. If the weather allows it, we will make a day trip enjoying one of them.

Córdoba Students will take a day trip to the city of Córdoba, where they will visit the city’s Jewish quarter, which includes a synagogue from the 14th century, and the Mezquita-Catedral, a unique building whose beautiful architecture and complex history illustrate the multicultural history of Andalucía.

Granada We will take an overnight trip to visit this beautiful mountain city. Students will visit the city’s cathedral and Capilla Real, where King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel are buried. There will also be a tour of La Alhambra, Spain’s most famous Moorish castle, and one of the most visited monuments in Spain.

Madrid and Segovia

Students will take a long weekend to explore the cities of Madrid and Segovia. In Madrid, they will visit the Museo Nacional del Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, museums that hold world renowned artistic masterpieces from Spain and other parts of Europe. Students will also participate in walking tours in which they will see the city’s most famous neighborhoods, markets, plazas and cathedrals.  During their day trip to Segovia, they will go to the Royal Glass Factory of La Granja, in which they will observe the fascinating and intricate techniques of glass production. Students will also take a tour through Segovia’s historical center where they will learn about the impressive Roman aqueduct that has served as the city’s most important landmark for over 2,000 years.