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Studying Abroad in Seville

Sitting pristinely in the southern reaches of Spain’s Andalusia province and straddling the banks of the River Guadalquivir, Seville is one of the most charming and storied cities in the Mediterranean region. Founded by the Romans and then coming under Muslim rule for many centuries before finally joining the Spanish kingdom, Seville’s history is long and filled with fascinating twists and turns. Deciding to study abroad in Seville will place you in a beautiful, thriving Spanish city near the Mediterranean seaside with peers from around the world. What more could you ask for?

Subjects & Courses

Founded in in the year 1505 and presently home to a body of over 65,000 students, the University of Seville is the city’s premier academic establishment. There are several other smaller Spanish and international colleges located throughout the city as well, and many study abroad programs in Seville even have their own satellite schools where classes are taught in English and custom-tailored to the city’s considerable international student population.

Regardless of where you study in Seville, most study abroad programs in Seville will offer intensive Spanish language courses as part of their curriculum, giving you the tools you need to navigate the city and, if you are advanced enough, take courses at a local university. In addition to Spanish, other popular subject areas which international students tend to explore while they study abroad in Seville include European studies, sociology, history, business and the liberal arts.

Seville is a popular destination for international students from around the world, and so study abroad programs are widely available there at all times of year. Take your time to research the particulars of many different summer, semester, and full year study abroad programs in Seville to get a grasp on all the options that are available!

Life in Seville

With over 1.5 million people living in the metropolitan area, Seville is Spain’s fourth largest city, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of Andalusia. At the height of the Spanish empire, Seville was a powerful economic command center that benefitted from tremendous wealth and prestige in the Mediterranean region. With that golden age behind it, today Seville is more widely renowned for its cultural integrity and historical charm; there are three UNESCO World Heritage Sites within the Old Town alone.

Seville is small enough where you can explore the city on foot, yet large enough where you will never feel overwhelmed as a traveller. Students who study abroad in Seville will come to fall in love with the city’s laid-back outlook on life, and can take advantage of the city’s many outlets for fun and entertainment; the food is to die for, the beach is close by, and the nightlife is out of this world!

It is natural to feel an element of culture shock while you adjust to your new life studying abroad in Seville. Some elements of the Spanish way of life will undeniably take some getting used to, especially if you are not accustomed to eating dinner after 10 pm, for example. Just be patient and always willing to learn, and you’ll be in the swing of things in no time while you study abroad in Seville!

Scholarships & Costs

Seville is quite an affordable place to live by European standards, and tuition fees are very reasonable in this sense as well. With most general costs significantly lower than across Western Europe, you will be able to save more money while you study abroad in Seville than if you were to live even another major Spanish city such as Madrid, Barcelona, or Valencia. What’s more, there are a large number of available scholarships out there which can help further ease the financial burden.

Accommodations & Visas

Homestays are often the most popular form of accommodation for international students who study abroad in Seville, giving you the exclusive opportunity to live with a local Spanish host family and enjoy frequent home-cooked meals no less. Student dormitories and off-campus apartments are also made available by many study abroad programs in Seville, so take the time to weigh all your options before making a decision!

Students who plan to stay for longer than 90 days and are travelling from outside of the European Union will generally have to apply for a visa in order to study abroad in Seville, with the endorsement of either their host university of study abroad program. For more information about Spain’s specific visa policy toward your home nation, be sure to check out our Embassy Directory.

Benefits & Challenges

Mediterranean Life. Ever dream of leaving home to live in a rustic Mediterranean city, where the weather is warm, life is laid-back, and you are surrounded by like-minded individuals? Stop dreaming, and study abroad in Seville.

Language Immersion. On a slightly more practical note, Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, and enrolling in a study abroad program in Seville is the perfect opportunity to bring your fluency to the next level. Make the effort to speak the local language as much as possible, and you will be well on your way to bilingual.

Travel Opportunity. With its pristine location near Spain’s southern coastline, Seville is a great home base from where to travel to other nearby destinations, such as Granada and Morocco. Whenever you get tired of the city, why not take a weekend trip with friends to somewhere new and exciting?

There are too many reasons to list why studying abroad in Seville will be the best decision you make during your education. Put lightly: the opportunity to travel the world, immerse yourself within an entirely new culture, and experience freedom in this Mediterranean city will form one of the most memorable and impactful experiences of your lifetime!

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