Study Abroad


Spanish Oral Expression and Culture, Business Spanish in Seville

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This course is now accepting applications for the Winter 2015-16 term.

UMAIE Course Number: T4672
SAU Course Equivalency: SPAN 312, Spanish Abroad, or SPAN 203, Spanish for the Professions (four credits)
Instructor: Michael Scham and Daniel Tight, University of St. Thomas
Dates: January 1-25, 2016. (NOTE: SAU Classes begin January 20)
Location: Seville, Spain
Price: $5,455-$5,755 (subject to change)

Program description

Spend January 2016 in the beautiful city of Seville in southern Spain. This course offers students intense exposure to the language and cultures of Spain, beyond the traditional classroom experience. Students enroll for credit in one of two courses, Spanish Oral Expression and Culture or Business Spanish. Your January term in Seville offers you a home-stay experience and intensive language instruction at an accredited language and
cultural institute, which are complemented by a variety of walking tours and day trips to nearby points of interest (Ronda, Itálica, museums, Jewish Quarter, catedral, Alcázar) that help further your experience of the many influences that converge to shape modern Spain. Weekend excursions to Córdoba (Great Mosque/Jewish Quarter) and Granada (catedral, Alhambra, and Generalife gardens) further highlight and reveal the blending of
Muslim, Jewish and Christian cultures, both past and present.

What is included

  • Study abroad fee in lieu of tuition
  • Round-trip airfare from Moline, Chicago or Minneapolis 
  • Home stays in double and triple rooms
  • Most meals (except when traveling)
  • Field trips and entrance fees
  • Travel assistance in Spain
  • International health insurance


What is not included

  • Passport fees
  • Transportation to/from airport
  • Fees for textbooks and materials
  • Meals not included in the program fee - estimated cost is $802.
  • Personal baggage fees and spending money


How to apply

Application Deadline: October 1, 2015
Step 1: Complete the online application.
Step 2: Fill out a Liability Form. Upload the form into your online application or submit it to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
Step 3: Choose an airport and fill out a Deviation Form (pdf).
Step 4: Submit a $500 application deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). Make checks payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL.
Step 5: If your application is approved, follow the next steps for accepted students.

Payment deadlines and instructions

  • October 1, 2015: $500 deposit due
    Turn in your deposit to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove). 
    Deposit checks should be made payable to SEMINARS INTERNATIONAL. 
  • November 1, 2015: remaining balance due
    Turn in your final payment to the Center for International Education (Lower Cosgrove).
    Make checks payable to St. Ambrose University or pay online with credit card.
    Credit card users - Indicate that the payment is for the SPRING 2016 term.

Payment details

  • Read the UMAIE Rules and Procedures regarding additional payment policies.
  • The $500 deposit is refundable ONLY if you are not accepted or if the program is canceled.
  • If you are accepted, all payments are non-refundable after each payment deadline.
  • All payments are deducted from the total program cost.
  • Failure to meet payment deadlines may jeopardize your place in the program.
  • Credit card users will incur additional service fees.
  • The final payment is non-refundable after November 1.