Join Us in Seville, Spain

Bienvienedos a Sevilla! (Welcome to Seville!) For any Spanish speaker, or student of Spanish in the United States, Spain is the place to be! The birth place of the Spanish language offers all its visitors an amazing opportunity to utilize and hone their linguistic skills while remaining in the comfort of a friendly community. In addition to this wonderful language immersion opportunity, the beauty of Seville is unmatched throughout the Iberian Peninsula, and has captivated the hearts and minds of people for centuries! From the delicious local Spanish food, to the traditional music and Flamenco dance (which was invented in Seville!) all the visitors to this city will be spellbound by its cultural beauty. Spain itself also holds a unique blend of “Old” and “New” styles, both artistically and culturally, from the early Roman era, to the Muslim conquest of Spain, to modern day! This and much more await your exploration this summer. Of course, we will show you all the famous tourist attractions around Spain and Seville, such as the Saint Mary Cathedral and the amazing Plaza de España, but you will also be free (within our safety guidelines) to enjoy the city’s famous café scene and shopping districts with your good friends in tow. This free time is balanced well against your time spent in our classes. Exploring Spain with friends will be a nice reprieve from your academic coursework!  Apply today to join us for a summer in Spain, a nation of tradition, culture and home of one of the most spoken languages on the planet!

You will live in upscale, comfortable student apartments, in the very center of the city. You’ll be just a short walk from the Plaza de España, the Saint Mary Cathedral, and the beating center of Seville! Our apartments are rented and controlled by World Class Programs and you will only live with other World Class students. There are no host families. The apartments have living rooms, kitchens, bathrooms and 2-3 bedrooms. Each bedroom is shared by two students with staff members housed in a separate apartment down the hall. Each program will also have a dedicated World Class Programs Security Officer staying in the building, who will be on-call to the needs of the students 24/7.

Every student on the program will choose two classes as their academic focus while living in Spain: a major and an elective. Major classes meet every morning, Monday through Friday, while electives meet three afternoons a week: Monday, Wednesday and Friday. All classes can be chosen as either a Major or a Minor.

Electives and Workshops

Beginner Spanish Advanced Immersion Spanish Fine Art & Drawing Philosophy Photography History Traditional Dance Spanish Cuisine

Introduction To Spanish Language

Introduces basic language skills. Development of listening comprehension, reading, speaking, and writing skills to become proficient at the appropriate level. Spanish culture will be learned through guided speaking with natives that are introduced to develop cultural understanding and sensitivity. This class will have an emphasis on interpersonal communication with native Spanish speakers throughout the trip to fully immerse students into the language.

Advanced Immersion Spanish Language

Builds upon Introduction to Spanish Language Course.

Fine Art & Drawing

Introduces basic drawing, and painting skills, as well as continues advanced techniques based on student skill level. This course emphasizes direct observation. A variety of museum tours are included so the student can engage in studio drawing, critical evaluation of aesthetics, critique sessions and side lectures based on our Experiential Learning Method.


Spain is the cultural melting pot of Europe. With its history rich in diversity, Spain has been responsible for the spread of unique philosophical ideals all across Europe. Our students will study the Ancient Greeks, to develop a basic understanding of concepts and ideas that have resounded throughout time, and act as a foundation for most other Philosophy. From there, we will explore the works of famous Spanish philosophers, such as Gracian and Spinoza.


Introduces and expands on the exploration of digital camera function, digital image editing software and digital printing technology. This course will emphasize student's development of individual artistic voice while engaging with technological, aesthetic, and conceptual issues in their work while abroad. Students are required to supply their own Digital SLR camera for this course.

Spanish History

Students will dive into the long and varied history of Spain by exploring such oncepts as the Islamic Occupation, The Reconquista, its role as the head of the Spanish mpires, and its broader cultural impact today.

Spanish Cuisine

In this hands-on class, our instructor will show you how to transform local ingredients into a delicious Spanish meal. We’ll walk you through the steps for preparing tapas, empanadas, churros, and other Spanish dishes. Students will visit local Spanish markets to learn how to buy fresh and cook even fresher. While learning how to prepare Spanish dishes, students will be sampling from local restaurants to get a taste for how the native Spanish cooks prepare food.

Traditional Dance

While immersed in the country where such well-known and traditional dances originated, students will have the opportunity to delve into the rich culture that can be experienced through the language of dance. Dance selections include: Sevillana, the signature dance of Seville, as well as the Flamenco, Paso doble, Salsa, and other dances flavored with the livelihood of a culture that lives and breathes rhythm. **Supplemental class** This class is a workshop and will be taught based on availability while on the trip. Note: This does not count as a World Class Programs Major or Minor class.

In addition to showing you all the most celebrated and “lesser known” cultural sites in Seville, the program allows you to explore cities throughout Spain each weekend. This ability to explore the host country is what makes a World Class program unique from all the others. You will travel from the bustle of Madrid, to the quiet city of Còrdoba, and a visit to the famous British Oversees Territory of Gibraltar (which is just a “stone’s throw” away from Seville). You and your new friends will be able to explore some of the legendary sites that make Spain one of the most visited and unique countries in the world.


  • Study architecture and be inspired by the beauty around you
  • See beyond the host city with day-trips to other cities throughout the Spanish countryside
  • Learn more about Spain by walking the Plaza de Espana
  • Explore breathtaking historical landmarks
  • Make lifelong friends to share this experience with
  • Sketch the Isabel bridge in our Fine Art and Drawing class
  • Attend an authentic Flamenco show in the center of Seville

Student Favorites

  • Practicing our conversational Spanish skills with friendly locals
  • A day spent dancing in traditional Flamenco dance clothes
  • Touring the Islamic architecture in Còrdoba
  • Visiting the various other Spanish cities and experiencing all of Spain
  • The “Get to Know Your Roommates” scavenger hunt throughout the city
  • Taking the time to draw the Plaza de España in our Fine Art class
  • Enjoying a night concert with friends in one of the many plazas around the city
  • Our “Night Photography” adventure activity
  • Shopping with friends in our free time
  • Playing a game of No Inglès (No English) while out getting coffee in our Spanish class
  • Eating delicious food in local Spanish restaurants