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  • Locations: Sevilla, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Break
  • Restrictions: PBA applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
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Program Type: Study Abroad Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Workship Credit Eligible: Yes Chapel Credit Eligible: Yes
Sending Department: Center for Experiential Learning When: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer Break
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: Must have completed 60 credits
Number of Credits: 12-18 Program Advisor: Danielle Hawk
Shots Recommended: Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Rabies, Routine Vaccines (see note) Eligible Majors: All
Projected Cost: Semester: PBA Tuition + Airfare, Summer: $4,795 + Airfare Housing Options: Homestay
Areas of Study: Anatomy, Art, Cross-Cultural Studies, Dance, Economics, English, History, Humanities, Marketing, Spanish Visa Required: Yes
Program Description:
Find the Sevilla, Spain course listings here. 

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Studying abroad in Spain is an ideal location to learn about the impact of the three major monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  As you humbly serve the community and learn to see life from their perspective you will enjoy meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds and beliefs.  You will be changed as you seek to live your mission in this beautiful country.

Located in the south of Spain on the Guadalquivir River, Sevilla is a beautiful city with many wonderful places to see and things to experience.  Students will have the opportunity to see first hand the Spanish churches, cathedrals, mosques, temples, and statues represented by each faith. You will fall in love with Sevilla’s beauty and culture and be compelled to return again and again.


ABOUT THE PROGRAM
ACADEMIC OVERVIEW

Minimum GPA: 2.5
Language Requirement: NONE (open to all levels)
Program Highlights

Courses in English and Spanish
Housing in homestay family including meals
Mission work
Excursions included


HOUSING
All Veritas participants will live in homestays with Spanish families.  Students will be provided with three meals per day (except on Veritas excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the Veritas program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another Veritas student, but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room.

Homestays provide a wonderful opportunity to learn the language and the culture while you are studying abroad. You will build lasting relationships with your host family and return home filled with fond memories of your time abroad!


ABOUT THE CITY
Sevilla is a city of life and color. From its narrow winding streets full of shade to its bustling cosmopolitan center, Sevilla has something for everyone. This city is the largest in Andalusia and is growing rapidly, as evidenced by plans to install a subway, a project which was recently finished.

Like most Spanish cities, Sevilla is divided into neighborhoods that are distinct and varied in feel. The Cathedral, the third largest in the world, is the main centerpiece of the city and draws thousands of tourists each year. As a student, you can experience all of the typical elements of Spain in Sevilla such as flamenco shows, bullfights, tapas, and sangria. No matter how you decide to spend your time here, you'll surely fall in love with this gem of the south.


ISA/ Veritas Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo

Located on the periphery of the Casco Viejo (historic downtown) next to Parque de María Luisa, students will be able to reach campus on foot or by utilizing Sevilla's extensive public transportation network of buses, metro, and tram.
This university program is ideal for first-time travelers and students who are hoping to gain a better understanding of Spanish culture and language. The campus is shared by the ISA/Veritas Study Center, so students will have regular interaction and support from the resident staff.
There are two summer programs, one from May 24th to July 1st and another from June 28th to July 29th. 


Cuisine

Spain offers a wide array of dishes, each of which is influenced by the country's numerous cultural influences: Roman, Christian, Jewish, and Moorish. There are numerous foods that can be found throughout the country including: tortilla española (potato omelette), paella (a rice dish), jamón serrano (a type of cured ham), various cheeses, chorizo and morcilla (sausages), churros, flan, and magdalenas (madeleines or muffins). However, the country's cuisine also varies by its 19 regions and is indicative of the geography and culture of each. Students will have the culinary opportunity to experience typical Spanish cuisine as well as those that are indicative of the particular region in which they are studying and/or traveling.

Personal Greetings

The concept of personal space is different – hugs and kisses are common, including when meeting people for the first time. When passing locals in the street, don't be surprised if eye contact is made but no smile or greeting is exchanged.

Rhythm of Life

Spaniards typically live a much slower paced life when compared to other countries such as the U.S. Normally, breakfast is light and consists of a cup of coffee with milk, hot chocolate, and a pastry or toast. Around mid-morning, Spaniards typically take a "coffee break" to sip on a freshly squeezed glass of orange juice or a cup of coffee. Lunch is the most important, and heaviest, meal of the day and is typically eaten between 2PM and 4PM. During the hours of 2PM-5PM, many small businesses will close for workers to go home and eat lunch with their family. This break is known as the /siesta/. Dinner is eaten between 9PM-11PM and is typically much lighter and is not as important in Spain as it is in other countries such as the U.S. Commuting between housing and school will be a part of your daily routine, so be prepared to walk everywhere or use public transportation!
For additional information, contact us at CEL@pba.edu! 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/14/2018 09/21/2018 01/27/2019 05/03/2019