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June 8–July 14, 2017

Seville (Sevilla) 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, bull-fighting, tapas, orange trees 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. Seville is 2.5 hours away from Madrid on the AVE (high-speed train). Some of the most popular coastal regions in Spain are less than 2 hours away by bus.

The summer weather is usually hot, but nighttime temperatures are perfect for being outside, where one can enjoy inexpensive tapas, shop until 9 p.m., and stroll around historic areas. For more information about Seville, visit or

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Students choose classes for a total of 2 units.

  • LAIS 305 Spanish in Politics and Society
  • LAIS 309 Spanish Writing Workshop
  • LAIS 311 Peoples and Cultures of Spain
  • LAIS 321 Literary Spain
Academic Environment

Students choose two classes for a total of 2 units, all taught exclusively in Spanish. Students may receive major, minor or elective credit. In addition to in-class learning, the program incorporates visits to various monuments and other places of cultural interest.

Courses are taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996. EUSA provides a computer lab with traditional Internet access. For more information (in Spanish) about EUSA, visit

What's Included

Students live with Spanish families, giving them the opportunity to learn more about Spanish language and culture outside the classroom. The program cost includes transportation, entrance fees, lodging, and most meals during excursions, as well as comprehensive health insurance to cover most medical problems students may experience while abroad. Students benefit from an on-site staff to assist them with all their needs while living in Seville.

  • Aurora Hermida-Ruiz will be on-site during the entire summer term to assist students with academic and personal issues.
  • 24 hour assistance by CINECU’s onsite staff
  • Gym membership
Activities & Excursions
  • Guided tours to main historical sites in Seville, such as the Cathedral, Metropol Parasol, the Alcázar or Royal Palace, and the Jewish quarter.
  • One-day excursion to a local beach
  • One-day excursion to Alcalá de Guadaira to visit a 12th century Moorish fortress, and one of the most important towns in the province
  • Flamenco show
  • One-day excursion to Córdoba, including a tour to the Mosque/Synagogue/Cathedral, an exemplary architectural monument representing the multicultural heritage of Andalusia
  • Two-night, three-day excursion to Granada including visits to Cathedral, Royal Chapel and, the most famous Moorish palace in Spain, the Alhambra.
Application, Timeline & Fees

Application & Deposit: $300 nonrefundable deposit with application

  • Application DeadlineExtended to February 24!
  • 1st Payment: March 17
  • Final Payment: April 17

Cost: Approximately $6,450 (not including round-trip airfare to/from Seville)

Submit payments in the Student Accounts office (payable to University of Richmond).

Scholarship: UR students are eligible to apply for the Holt Summer Study Abroad Scholarship. Selected recipients will receive approximately $2,000 toward the cost of an approved UR Summer Study Abroad program.

Associate Professor of Spanish
Medieval and early modern Spanish literature
Spanish literary historiography (concepts, periodization, canon formation)
Required Forms
Current UR Students

All current University of Richmond students may apply online using Gateway Abroad, the same online application system used for semester- and year-long study abroad programs.

Follow this link to begin your online application:

UR students will not need to complete the PDF application forms that appear below.

Non-UR Students

Students who are not enrolled at the University of Richmond can apply for UR Summer Study Abroad programs if they meet program eligibility requirements.

The following application forms should be completed by non-UR students. All forms are required. Submit packet to Summer School office, or as directed. Must include parent/guardian signatures if under age 18. Include deposit payable to University of Richmond.

Study Abroad Application

Summer School Registration

Agreement & Release

Emergency Information

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Office of Summer Studies
Professional & Continuing Studies
Special Programs Building
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Univ. of Richmond, VA 23173

Phone: (804) 289-8133
Fax: (804) 289-8138

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