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UF in Seville

Study Spanish language, literature, and linguistics at the Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo, one of Spain’s oldest and most prestigious universities. The UF-in-Seville program is the only way you can earn 6 advanced (major/minor) Spanish credits at UF during the summer!

Seville, Spain (fdecomite, Flickr)
Seville, Spain (fdecomite, Flickr)

SUMMER A 2021: May 6 – June 12

Why study in Seville?

Seville (pop. 700,000) is the capital city of the Andalusian region of Southern Spain, lying along the Guadalquivir River. This great city was built by Romans who appreciated its beautiful location and pleasant weather. Barrio Santa Cruz, the old part of Seville, is a labyrinth of passages, small squares, and narrow streets, characterized by quaint, lime-washed houses with flowering plants draping their balconies or patios. Seville is best known for its dramatic landscape, including vast fields of olive trees, endless orange groves, and Moorish palms. With a clear, deep blue sky, the impressive and historic Guadalquivir River, and a flat terrain, Seville offers the spectator a striking interplay of picturesque views, which explains why it is sometimes called “the city of reflections”.

For application and program information:

170 HUB

Faculty contact:

Dr. Martin Sorbille 


The program is open to UF students of any major who have completed the prerequisites to the courses offered, as noted below.

Program of Study

This program in beautiful Seville will allow advanced-level Spanish students to earn 6 credits in Spanish language, culture and/or literature. Students may take two of the following courses:

  • SPN 3472: Advanced Communicative Spanish Abroad (3 transfer credits – Prerequisite: SPN 2240. Students enrolled in the Spanish as a Heritage Language sequence may not enroll in SPN 3472)
  • SPN 3572: Revolving Topics Abroad – Flamenco (3 transfer credits – Prerequisite: SPN 3300 or SPN 3350)
  • SPW 4930: Neoliberalism in Film (3 UFGPA credits – Prequisite: SPW 3030, 3031, 3100, 3101, or permission from instructor)


Because this program strives to immerse students in a Spanish speaking environment, housing is with host families selected by ISA (International Studies Abroad- a study abroad service provider organization). Three meals a day are taken with the host family and are included in the program cost, as is once-weekly laundry service.

Cultural Excursions

Excursions will be organized to Madrid, Toledo, Granada, Córdoba, El Escorial, and Málaga and Cádiz.

Costs: $TBA

Cost includes: tuition (in-state or out-of-state) for six credits, medical health insurance, UF International Center administration fee, MEDEX emergency assistance coverage, room and board with a host family, cultural and overnight excursions, tutorial assistance provided by ISA, internet access provided in ISA office, ISA on-site Resident Director, ground transportation, entrance fees/guided tours. Not included: airfare, books, personal expenses.

UF Fees

A $375 non-refundable deposit (UFIC administrative fee) toward the total cost is required at the time of application. Payment of this deposit reserves a place in the program, so it is wise to get it in as early as possible. The remaining fees are due no later than 45 days prior to departure. Students receiving financial aid may defer remaining fee payment for up to 60 days after departure.

Students taking any UFGPA credit courses abroad will be charged a $16.22 per credit processing fee.

Financial Aid

University of Florida students needing financial aid should apply through UF Student Financial Aid Affairs. Non-UF students needing financial aid must apply to their home institutions.


Information about and applications for scholarships administered by the UF International Center are available at UFIC and at the International Center in the HUB.

Partial scholarships for UF students are available on a competitive basis through the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences,  and the Honors Program, as well as the International Center.