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Once a student’s application is complete, and the candidate is officially accepted into the COWA for Ohio State in Seville: Hispanic Studies in Multiple Disciplines program, he/she will only be able to pay the appropriate program fees by credit card and through our online payment portal. No personal checks or wire transfers will be accepted.
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In our parent handbook, you will find practical information about where students will be living, health and safety concerns, how to keep in touch with your student and more helpful information about your student’s time abroad.
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, helping you practice your Spanish language skills. Living with a Spanish family allows you to learn about Spain and Sevilla from the locals personal.
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.
During your time here, you will have access to COWA’s facilities. Our headquarters include 8 fully equipped intelligent classrooms, a 750 square foot indoor study area, and a 890 square foot terrace to host activities such as live music, cooking classes, dance workshops, language exchanges, or simply hanging out. Additionally, we have a locked safe on site that allows us to securely store sensitive items for you if you so desire.
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 accommodated. Be sure to communicate any dietary requirements to COWA’s staff as early as possible to ensure that your needs are met.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Students will take a long weekend to explore 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.