Summer Study in Seville, Spain

Program Info

SUMMER 2015 

For 2015, Adelante has two affordable Summer Program options.

Really compare prices here, people! Our Summer Programs are run at Universidad Pablo de Olavide, a fully accredited state-run university just outside of historic Seville. (Many other study abroad programs are also run here, using the same curriculum and the same professors, but cost nearly double.)  Established in 1997, this is one of the newest public universities in the country. The campus is located on 345 acres, easily accessible by public transport.  Facilities are modern and varied: big computer lab, new library, a gym, cafes and indoor and outdoor sports facilities. Credits are fully transferable to all US Universities.

Program choices:

SPANISH DINING & CULTURE – Monday, May 25- Friday, June 12, 2015

3 week program
1 class / 3 total credits (click on above Tab for course descriptions)

Food means much to Spaniards. This program is for intermediate level students looking to improve their conversation skills and learn about the local culture. It is short and concise.  You will take a Spanish Cuisine and Culture class for 3 hours a day (45 hours) in the Universidad kitchen laboratories where the group cooks and tastes a variety of dishes.Please see the Course Descriptions tab for more details.

Program price includes ONE COURSE + social activities / excursions + housing. Transcripts will be issued by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

INTENSIVE SPANISH LANGUAGE - Monday, June 22 – Friday, July 10, 2015 

3 week program
1 class / 3 total credit hours (click on above Tab for course descriptions)

Another short and effective summer option, this study program is for intermediate and almost advanced level students.  Maximize your time in Spain this summer and rapidly  increase your Spanish language level. Classes are held Monday to Friday and the course is 3 US credit hours (45 hours). Please see the Course Descriptions tab for class choices.

Program price includes ONE COURSE + social activities / excursions + housing. Transcripts will be issued by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

What’s Included


  • University tuition for one or two classes worth 3 US credits each.
  • Sealed university transcripts upon completion
  • Pre Departure Orientation and Counseling
  • Airport pick-up and Orientation upon arrival into Seville
  • On-site English speaking Adelante Director in charge of programs
  • Your own room with a Spanish family in Seville
  • 2 meals per day and laundry. (Come with a friend and live together during your time in Seville! We love placing amigos or couples)
  • Weekly excursions/social events eg. the Cathedral, Alcazar, Guadilquivir River trip, Tapas tasting, etc
Course Descriptions


SPAN/CUL 339 Tapas: A Window to Spanish Culture and Cuisine

Cuisine is one of the most important cultural expressions in Spanish society. The tapa may very well be the best example of this. This course takes place in kitchen laboratories where cooking and tasting a variety of dishes will occur. Through each dish, you will discuss different aspects of food and culture such as products, producers, history, society, nutrition, culinary technology, quality criteria, etc. Each aspect is of vital importance in understanding what tapas represent in Spanish culture. Class is conducted in Spanish and in a University Kitchen that can hold the whole group. Your course will be 45 hours total and includes socio-cultural activities, a gastronomic field trip, and transcripts issued by the university.


Choose one: 

Intermediate Spanish II 

This course is designed for students who have had three semesters of university-level Spanish or equivalent. Emphasis is on expanding vocabulary and building oral and written communication skills as well as acquiring a greater awareness of the Spanish-speaking world. Conducted in Spanish.

Advanced Spanish II

 This course is designed for students who have had 4 semesters, or more, of university-level Spanish or equivalent. The course focuses on written and oral expression of Spanish through compositions, oral reports and class discussions. Material for discussion includes literary texts as well as topics of general interest. Emphasis is on interactive language use, vocabulary expansion, and accuracy of expression. Conducted in Spanish.

Click here for a comprehensive program descriptions and course syllabi.

Online Reviews

Deadlines are fast approaching, apply now to get your application in before the March and April cut off dates!
Program Fee

Spanish Cuisine & Culture: TBA

Intensive Spanish Language: TBA

Non-refundable application fee: $150

Program Dates

Intensive Spanish Language (3 weeks) – 1st session

Monday, May 30 – Friday, June 17, 2016

Application Deadline – April 4, 2016

Intensive Spanish Language (3 weeks) – 2nd session

Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 8, 2016

Application Deadline – May 3, 2016

Work with Children and Improve your Spanish (3 weeks)

Monday, June 20 – Friday, July 8, 2016

Application Deadline – Until filled

Application Process

Click on the button at the top of the page to apply for this program now!

Late applications are accepted on a case by case basis and are subject to a $250 late fee.