Science in Sevilla Program

Program Overview

The UNC Science in Sevilla Summer offers a great opportunity for students to take a science course in a foreign setting while perfecting their Spanish language skills. A UNC professor will serve as Professor-in-Residence and teach one science course.

UNC Science in Sevilla Summer – Course Offerings and Equivalencies

Students in the UNC Science in Sevilla – Summer program will take a science and a Spanish language course.


Academic Info

Course Load

All participants will take a science class taught in English by a UNC professor (4 credits). Students will take a Spanish course taught by local Spanish instructors. Placement in the language class will depend on the students’ language level.

Class Attendance

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.

NOTE: 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 miss an exam or fail to turn in
written work, you will receive an “F” for that portion of your grade.


The science course will receive graded UNC credit. Please refer to the Credit Information on the UNC Study Abroad website for more information.

All grades (notas, calificaciones) in courses other than the science course will be based either on a number scale (1-10, 10 being the highest grade) or the words sobresaliente, notable, aprobado, suspenso. Students will need to receive a grade of 5 or aprobado to receive credit at UNC. The grades you earn will not count towards your GPA unless you receive a failing grade. Failing grades will be calculated into your UNC GPA as an F. Please refer to the credit information on the UNC Study Abroad website.

Calendars and Schedules

UNC Science in Sevilla – Summer 2023 Orientation



Thursday, June 22 Arrive in Seville

Take a taxi to the Hotel Alcázar, Calle Menéndez y Pelayo, 1o

20.00 pm Welcome Meeting and Dinner
Friday, June 23 10.00 am: Meet Spanish Families/Move to the Residence Hall
5:00 pm: Orientation Meeting at COWA
Monday, June 26 First day of classes
Week July 24 Last week of class and final exam
Friday, July 28 Goodbye Dinner
Saturday, July 29 End of the program

UNC Science in Sevilla – Summer 2023 Visits

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Friday, June 30- Sunday, July 2 Trip to Córdoba and Granada TBD
Friday, July 7 Visit the Cathedral TBD
Friday, July 21 Olive Oil Factory TBD
Saturday, July 22 Trip to Roman ruins and the beach TBD
Tuesday, July 25 Flamenco Show TBD
Friday, July 28 Visit the Royal Palace TBD

Information and Application

  • Duration: late June – late July (aprox. 5 weeks)
  • Requirements: must have completed Spanish 203 and meet GPA requirement (2.9 cumulative GPA).
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family
  • Academic Credit: students will receive UNC graded  credit for classes that are taught by the UNC professor. Classes taught by an on-site professor will be pre-approved for UNC credit.

The application deadline is TBD

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

*Students must also complete an application with the UNC Study Abroad Office in order to be considered for the program.

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