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  • Locations: Seville, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Program Description:

Sevilla Group - Spring 2019

Program Description

The W&M sponsored semester program is based at Universidad de Pablo Olavide (UPO) in Sevilla, Spain, and is administered through W&M’s partnership with Centro MundoLengua. UPO, established in 1997, is one of Spain’s smallest and most modern universities. This is an affordable program, especially for out-of state students. 

In this Spanish immersion program, students take classes through the UPO’s Hispanic Studies Program, which offers courses specifically for international students. Courses are taught in Spanish, although students have the option to take one course in English. Advanced students also have the opportunity to enroll in university courses alongside Spanish students.

An innovative curricular feature is the optional service-learning seminar and internship. Qualified students with requisite language skills and commitment to service can participate in the internship and receive credit during the spring semester. Students will explore contemporary issues related to Seville’s changing social landscape, including immigration, minority populations, women and society, health care, and/or human rights. Seminar students work as volunteers throughout the semester in a local agency. This course may be counted as a W&M Hispanic Studies core course. 

Students will live with Spanish families in homestay arrangements, which allow for a more complete immersion in Spanish language and local culture, as well as to better build cross-cultural dialogues. Students eat meals with local families, join them for activities, and more fully experience life as Sevillanos.

Sevilla, Spain
Sevilla is the largest town in southern Spain on the banks of the Guadalquivir. It is known for its fascinating history, important monuments, and cobblestone lanes. It was originally founded as a Roman city and now home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Program Dates

Spring 2024
Applications due: October 2, 2023
Arrival:  January 17, 2024
Program Ends: May 18, 2024

Fall 2024
Applications due: March 11, 2024
Arrival: (early September)
Program Ends: (mid-December prior to the holiday week)

Language Requirement

At least HISP 202 or HISP 203 equivalent. 


This program is designed for Hispanic Studies majors and those with a strong interest in political, historical, and cultural issues related to Spain and the European Union. Students will earn at least 12 credits and enroll in courses at Centro MundoLengua and UPO. Completed coursework of approved courses is reflected as W&M credit. Grades will appear on transcript and will be included in GPA calculations.

Courses that have already been pre-approved for W&M credit are on the W&M Sevilla Course Equivalents list. A list of courses available at UPO are in the UPO Academic Information Brochure 2019-20; syllabi can be found on the UPO Hispanic Studies Program website. If students wish to take a course at UPO that is not on the pre-approved list, they will need to get the course approved through the normal pre- and post-approval process. Approval is not automatic or guaranteed. 

Program Fees

Fall 2023
Program fee: $12,225
Deposit: $1,000. Due on May 3, 2023
Balance: Due to W&M on June 3, 2023

Spring 2024
Program fee: $12,625 
Deposit: $1000 Due on November 15, 2023
Balance: Due to W&M on December 4, 2023

The program fee includes tuition, room and board, orientation, excursions, and CISI study abroad insurance. Fees are paid to W&M and subject to change. An application fee of $75 is required with the application. 

Please note: You may not use the tuition payment plan for the Sevilla program. The deposit and balance must be paid by the deadline. However, financial aid and VA 529 can be used. 

Reves Semester Scholarships are available for this program. 

Program Contacts

The W&M faculty advisor for the Sevilla sponsored semester program for 2022-23 is Professor Francie Cate-Arries
The Reves Center advisor for the Sevilla program is Heather McGann.

For more information on how to apply, please review the Apply/Register section of our website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Approximate Decision Date (Subject To Change) Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 03/11/2024 03/11/2024 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 03/11/2024 03/11/2024 TBA TBA
NOTE: 1. Applications are first reviewed by the Reves Center, and students nominated for the exchange program are notified. Application materials are then sent to the school abroad (and the school abroad often requests additional materials at this time). When the school abroad completes their application review, students are then notified of the final acceptance decision. This timeline varies greatly from school to school. In rare cases a student nominated by the Reves Center will not be selected by the school abroad to attend their university; the Reves Center would then explore further options for the student. 2. Any start and end dates listed are to serve as a guide for general planning, but specific dates are subject to change and may not include mandatory orientation programs or exams. Contact your host university for the most accurate dates.