Academic Information for University of Toronto

Summer in Seville

Program Overview

Seville is the capital city of Andalusia, one of the most visited, colorful, and historically significant regions of Spain. Seville 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 overwhelmed like many large cities.

During your five weeks in Seville, you will be able to take one of three courses: FAH390YO – Twenty Centuries of Art History; ANT395YO – Andalusian Cuisine: A Window to Spanish Culture; or SPA100Y Spanish Language for Beginners. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required. Classes will take place Mondays through Thursdays (time TBA) and there will be some mandatory field trips outside of regular class time. There will be also Supportive Afternoon Spanish Classes, these sessions will be held at the Student Accommodation Livensa Living Sevilla, the schedule and rooms are yet to be assigned.

University of Toronto – Summer in Seville

FAH390YO - Twenty Centuries of Art History

FAH390YO – Twenty Centuries of Art History

This course will explore facets of Spain’s rich artistic tradition by placing a special emphasis on Seville’s very own unique and extensive art history. In this course, we will survey artistic trends and developments across twenty centuries in Seville, beginning with the Roman ruins of Itálica and ending with architect Santiago Calatrava’s contemporary Alamillo Bridge. Seville’s varied artistic history will allow us to examine Roman monuments, Islamic palaces, and Gothic cathedrals.


FAH390YO – 2021 Course Syllabus


Eric Davis was born in Laramie, Wyoming, and raised in Lawrence, Kansas. He has a BFA in Fine Arts from the University of Kansas and a Master´s degree in Art from the University of Seville (La Facultad de Bellas Artes de Sevilla). He is currently doing his doctorate at that same Seville University. He has worked as an artist painting in Seville since 1992 and has taught Art and Art History to international students in several university programs in Seville. He has also worked as a tour guide in Spain and in Africa for the past five years.

SPA 100Y Spanish Language for Beginners

SPA 100Y- Spanish Language for Beginners

This introductory course is designed to develop fundamental skills in the areas of listening, reading,
writing, and speaking Spanish and to provide a range of opportunities for students to gain practical
insights into the customs and cultural contexts of the contemporary Spanish-speaking world. In-class
instruction combines lectures with individual, pair, and group activities to help students meet the course
objectives. Mastery of vocabulary and grammatical structures will be emphasized for enhanced
communication and comprehension. In class, oral and written interaction will be emphasized through a
variety of activities.

Supportive Afternoon Spanish Classes

These 4 sessions will be held at the Student Accommodation Livensa Living Sevilla, the location will be on “Sala de Juegos”. The schedule will be from Monday to Thursday from 5 PM to 7 PM.




Zarabel Santos has a Ph.D. in English Philology, she has two master’s in language teaching and one in English and North American studies. Zarabel worked as a Spanish professor at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill during the academic year of 2018-2019. She is also the author of the book “De perdidos al Liffey”.

ANT395YO - Andalusian Cuisine: A Window to Spanish Culture

ANT395YO – Andalusian Gastronomy: A Window to Spanish Culture

Food is one of the most central phenomena defining any culture. This is especially true in Spain, and in Andalusia specifically, where its cuisine has defined the region for centuries. In this course, we will take an interdisciplinary approach to explore the history and tradition of food within Andalusia and in Spain in general. We will examine the relationship between food and culture, and how both have transformed and shaped each other over the years. Our learning inside the classroom will be supplemented by weekly cooking classes, in which we will get to explore the local cuisine with a more hands-on approach.


Breadth Requirement = None
Recommended Preparation: ANT100Y1 or ANT200Y1 or ANT203Y1 or ANT204H1 or ANT207H1
Note: Not all food allergies can be accommodated for this course.
ANT395Y0 – 2021 Course Syllabus


Dr. Natalia Couste completed her doctoral studies at The University of Toronto, where she worked as a course instructor. She has done extensive research on urban spaces and participated in numerous symposiums in Canada and Spain. Based on a transatlantic perspective she carried out a comparative study between contemporary Mexico City, Santiago de Chile, and the Golden Age urban spaces of Madrid and Seville. She earned her Master’s Degree at the University of Western Ontario specializing in Southern Cone literature. She’s currently the acting coordinator for the Canada-Spain Summer Abroad Program. Her professional interests include international education and the development of innovative cultural programs for international students and scholars.

Calendars and Schedules

Saturday, June 24 Arrival in Seville

Go directly to Livensa Living Sevilla residence

8.00 PM: Welcome dinner
Monday, June 26 First day of classes

12.00 PM: Orientation meeting at EUSA

Friday, July 21 Final exam
Farewell dinner
Saturday, July 22 Students depart

Twenty Centuries of Art History – Class Schedule

(Mondays to Thursdays)

FAH390YO – Twenty Centuries of Art History 9.00 am-12.00 am Aula 4


Andalusian Cuisine: A Window to Spanish Culture – Class Schedule



ANT395YO – Andalusian Cuisine: A Window to Spanish Culture 09.00 am – 12:00 pm Aula 1
Cooking workshop (Wednesday, June 28) (Thursday, July 6) (Thursday, July 13) 10 am Triana Market


Spanish Language for Beginners – Class Schedule



SPA 100Y – Spanish Language for Beginners 09.00 am – 12:00 pm Study Lounge
SPA 100Y – Spanish Support Lessons  5.00 pm – 7.00 pm Sala de Juegos (Livensa)

Toronto – Summer 2023 Visits

The following visits are mandatory for all students:



Sunday, June 25 Metropol Parasol & Antiquarium

Meeting point/ Plaza de la Encarnación

9.30 am
Friday, June 30 Trip to the Beach (optional)/ Meeting point Livensa Living Seville 9.15 am
Tuesday, July 4 Visit to “Real Alcázar“/ Meeting point in front of COWA 11.00 am
Friday, July 7 Visit to the Olive Oil Factory

Meeting point Livensa Living Seville

8.30 am
Saturday-Sunday, July 8-9 Trip to Córdoba and Granada/ Meeting point Livensa Living Seville 8.15 am
Tuesday, July 11 Visit to the Cathedral/ Meeting point in front of COWA 11.00 am
Friday till Sunday, July 14-15-16 Trip to Madrid (for those who had signed up)/ Meeting point Santa Justa train station 9.30 am
Tuesday, July 18 Flamenco show/ Meeting point Casa de la Memoria 8.30 pm