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Activities and Trips
Sevilla is the capital city of Andalucía, one of the most visited, culturally vibrant and historically signiﬁcant regions of Spain. Sevilla is perhaps best known for being one of the most important Moorish kingdoms of the Middle Ages and the center of trade with the New World during the colonial era. In addition, many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that attract tourists (ﬂamenco, bullﬁghting, tapas and olive orchards) are identiﬁed with this Southern city. With over one million inhabitants, the capital city has a lot to oﬀer, without feeling congested or overwhelming like many large cities.
Immerse yourself in storied Seville, the regional capital city of Andalusia founded more than 1,000 years ago. Seville is the beating heart of southern Spain and boasts a proud heritage of bullfighting, tapas, and flamenco. The New World has its birthplace alongside the banks and quiet waters of Seville’s Guadalquivir River, upon which Christopher Columbus began his westward search.
While coursework is a priority for all students coming to Sevilla, for student athletes, access to excellent training facilities and remaining physically active are top concerns. Here in Sevilla, Univ. of Richmond student athletes will grow academically without neglecting their respective sports by maintaining their training regimens at SADUS Gym, a state of the art workout facility associated with the University of Sevilla. Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), aﬃliated with the University of Seville since 1996. EUSA is a private school in Nervión, a fashionable neighborhood just a short walk away from historical monuments, parks, shopping centers and a major soccer stadium. In addition to a convenient wi-ﬁ network to which students can connect their personal computers and smartphones, EUSA provides a modern computer lab with wired Internet access and printing facilities. There is also an in-house library, a cafeteria on site, sports facilities, and daily interaction with Spanish students.
The internship experience, coupled with a series of site visits and seminars, will allow students to directly observe the structural and functional organization of the healthcare system in Andalusia.
COWA, a company ran by a former UR professor and currently managing two other summer study abroad programs for the University of Richmond, is in a unique position to find health related internships for Richmond students. Since its founding in 2015, COWA has been an active program on the on the EUSA campus and has established excellent working relationships with a variety of medical centers around the city.
We offer University of Richmond students the ability to complete healthcare-related internships in Sevilla. As the capital city of Andalusia, Sevilla has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world. The city attracts both national and international healthcare professionals, resulting in an array of internship opportunities for healthcare students.
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Fall and spring semesters in Sevilla allow you to experience working in a number of different business and healthcare environments: you will see what sets different types of hospitals, medical facilities, and companies apart from one another. You will learn about what goes into running these centers from people with years of experience in the field.
RICHMOND SUMMER IN SEVILLA
Sevilla is the capital city of Andalucía, one of the most visited, culturally vibrant and historically signiﬁcant regions of Spain. Sevilla is perhaps best known for being one of the most important Moorish kingdoms of the Middle Ages and the center of trade with the New World during the colonial era. In addition, many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that atract tourists.
Fall semester in Sevilla allows you to experience a variety of cultural events. You will arrive at the end of summer and leave at the beginning of winter. You will be able to visit the beach, go to professional soccer games and cultural festivals, and, finally, see the city transformed for the holidays.
We offer University of Richmond students the ability to complete healthcare-related internships in Sevilla. As the capital city of Andalusia, Sevilla has one of the best public healthcare systems in the world.
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.
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LIFE IN SEVILLE
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.
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 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.
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.
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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:
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.