Summer in Sevilla Program

Program Overview

The UNC in Sevilla Summer program is designed for students with various academic interests. This six-week program provides students with the opportunity to study Spanish language, culture, history, and other subjects. The program is divided into advanced and intermediate levels, and students will be placed according to their level of Spanish. Classes are taken with other summer program students.

Summer in Sevilla – Course Offerings and Equivalencies

For students who have completed SPAN 204, SPAN 255, SPAN 261, or the equivalent. Students will choose one of the following courses depending on their background in Spanish.

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you have not completed Spanish 261 (Advanced Spanish in Context) at UNC, you are required to select SEVI 261 Spanish Language in Context.


This course uses literature, film, and culture as a basis for reviewing grammatical concepts, developing writing competency, and improving overall communication skills.


Prepares students to formulate and communicate critical analyses of literary works in various genres (theater, poetry, essay, narrative, and film), while placing the readings within a cultural context.


A general introduction to the artistic and cultural heritage of Spain.

For students who have completed SPAN 300 (Grammar and Structure of Spanish) or SPAN 301 (Introduction to Literary and Cultural Analysis) or the equivalent.

Each student will choose two classes from the following offerings:

SEVI 361 – HISTORY AND ANALYSIS OF SPANISH FILM / Historia y análisis del cine español

A brief tour of the history of Spanish film from its origins through today. This course will analyze films to help students better understand Spanish Society and increase confidence in their ability to communicate (via reading, writing, speaking, and listening) in Spanish.

SEVI 371 – STUDIES IN SPANISH LITERATURE / Análisis de la literatura española

A study of the literature of Spain centering on representative authors and texts from various literary movements situated within their sociohistorical contexts.

SEVI 325 – SPAIN TODAY / España inmediata

Historical analysis and contextualization of daily occurrences in Spain. This course renders special attention to the Spanish political, social and economic situation, and the analysis of its international relations (mainly European Union, Arab countries, Latin American countries, and the U.S.A.). It also analyzes topics such as the relations between the Catholic Church and the State, Spanish nationalism, and immigration.

Academic Info

Course Load

You will take two classes for a total of 6 credit hours.

Registration Deadlines

You will register for classes before arriving in Sevilla. You will be allowed to change your schedule during the first two days of classes.

Notes on Registration

As is true for registration at your home college or university, it is the responsibility of each student to make sure that (s)he has officially registered all course changes with the program.

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.


All grades (notas, calificaciones) in courses 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 Summer in Sevilla 2023 – Orientation

Thursday, May 18 Arrive in Seville

Take a taxi to the Hotel Alcázar, Calle Menéndez y Pelayo, 10

20.00 pm Welcome Meeting and Dinner
Friday, May 19 10.00 am: Meet Spanish Families/Move to the Residence Hall
5:00 pm: Health & Safety Orientation. Meeting at COWA
Monday, May 22 First day of classes
Thursday, June 8 Corpus Christi/No classes
Week June 19 Last week of class and final exams
Friday, June 23 Goodbye Dinner at Mr. Tritón (here´s the Google Map link for the restaurant because there are several!)
Saturday, June 24 End of the program

UNC Summer in Sevilla 2023 – Visits

The following visits are mandatory for all students:

Wednesday, May 24 Cutural Visit to Seville´s Cathedral: Meeting point Plaza Virgen de los Reyes 4.15 pm
Wednesday, May 31 Site visit to Basilippo Olive oil Factory: Meet in front of COWA 4.00 pm
Friday, June 2- Sunday, June 4 Trip to Córdoba and Granada. Meet in front of COWA 8.45 am
Wednesday, June 7 Meet at the Plaza del Triunfo for a cultural visit to Seville´s “Reales Alcázares” 4.45 pm
Thursday, June 8 Corpus Christi/No classes
Thursday, June 15 Trip to Jabugo. Meeting point in front of COWA 3.00 pm
Saturday, June 17 Trip to Roman ruins and the beach. Meet in front of COWA 8.15 am
Wednesday, June 21
Flamenco Show: Meeting point at Casa de la Memoria

Visit to the “Parasol: Las setas” and Tapas 

7.00 pm


UNC SUMMER  (From Monday to Friday)


AULA 3  (All SAS courses & UNC equivalencies)

Análisis de la literatura española (Span 371 at UNC) 9.00-10.30 am
España inmediata (Span 340 at UNC) 10.45 am- 12.15 pm
Historia y análisis del cine español (Span 361 at UNC) 12.30-14.00 pm


AULA 4 (All LSCS courses & UNC equivalencies)

Art and Culture of Spain (Span 398 or 340 at UNC) 9.00-10.30 am
Spanish Language in context (Span 261 at UNC) 10.45 am- 12.15 pm
Introduction to Literature and Cultural Analysis (Span 301 at UNC) 12.30-14.00 pm

Information and Application

  • Duration: May 18 – June 24 (aprox. 6 weeks)
  • Requirements: (LSCS) Must have taken through Spanish 204 and meet GPA requirement (2.9 cumulative GPA). (SAS) Must have completed Spanish 300 or 301 and meet GPA requirement (2.9 cumulative GPA)
  • Housing: Homestay with Spanish host family with full room and board included or single room with private kitchen and bathroom at Nodis Residence Hall for the following additional cost:
    $290 with breakfast included (M-F)
    $590 with breakfast and lunch OR dinner included (M-F)
  • Academic Credit:  All COWA classes will be pre-approved for UNC credit.
  • The application deadline is determined by UNC-Chapel Hill.
  • Students must complete their application through the UNC Study Abroad Office to be considered for the program.

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