Spring LSCS Program

Program Overview

The Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) program is intended for students who have completed at least Intermediate Spanish Composition (Spanish 3403). In LSCS, students will choose four to five of the courses offered to earn 12-15 academic credits. These classes have been pre-approved for graded credit by The Ohio State University. Classes are taken with other LSCS students at COWA.



During a semester in Sevilla, students will complete 4-5 courses and earn 12-15 academic credits. These courses have been pre-approved for Ohio State graded credit. Courses focus on improving Spanish linguistic competence and cultural familiarity through topics such as business, cinema, culture, grammar, health, and literature. All courses feature face-to-face instruction with the same number of contact hours as their Ohio State equivalents and some also include service-learning or other community-engagement components. The program also provides cultural activities and excursions to complement in-class learning and to maximize cultural understanding.


Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), affiliated with the University of Sevilla. EUSA is a private school near Nervión, just a short walk away from historical monuments, parks, shopping centers and a major soccer stadium. EUSA provides a modern computer lab with traditional Internet access. There is also an in-house library and a cafeteria on site, where you can experience daily interaction with Spanish students.


Calendars and Schedules

Ohio State in Seville LSCS Spring 2020 – Calendar

January 9 Arrive in Sevilla
January 10-12 Move to homestay and Orientation
January 13 First day of classes
February 22-24 Trip to Madrid and Toledo
February 28 Día de Andalucía (holiday)
March 21-23 Trip to Granada and Córdoba
April 5-April 12 Semana Santa (holiday)
April 24 Last day of classes
April 26-May 2 Feria de Abril (holiday)
May 1 Día del Trabajo (holiday)
May 4-7 Final Exams
May 9 Students depart Sevilla

Ohio State in Seville LSCS Spring 2020 – Programa de Orientación

9 de enero Llegada a Sevilla Hotel Alcazar, Menéndez y Pelayo, 10. (Telef. 954 41 20 11)
20:00 Reunión y cena de bienvenida
10 de enero 10:00 Traslado a las casas particulares
17:00 Programa de orientación general
18:30-19:00 Reunión académica LSCS
13 de enero Primer día de clases

Ohio State in Seville LSCS Spring 2020

Excursiones y Visitas a Monumentos 

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Catedral de Sevilla jueves, 16 de enero 15:00h
Mercado de la Encarnación y Metropol Parasol sábado, 18 de enero 11:00h
Reales Alcázares de Sevilla jueves, 23 de enero 15:00h
Itálica sábado, 25 de enero 10:30h
Madrid y Toledo sábado-lunes, 22-24 de febrero TBD
Córdoba y Granada sábado-lunes, 21-23 de marzo TBD
Visitas Opcionales
Almazara Basilippo TBD
Bodegas Góngora TBD



Information and Application

  • 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 families
  • Academic Credit: All COWA courses taken will transfer directly as Ohio State graded credits. Students will take 12-15 credits

The 2020 program fee will be 8.600€ per student, 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

The application deadline is September 20, 2019 (for Spring Semester 2020)

  • A complete application must include:
    • General application (click the Apply Here button to the right to access Application page)
    • Academic Recommendation (instructions on Application page)

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

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