apply nowSpanish Language, Business, and Applied/Social Sciences Program
HOST INSTITUTION: Universidad de Pablo de Olavide
LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT: Open to all levels of Spanish speakers. 
ACCOMMODATIONS: Local host families and residencias. All housing includes 3 meals per day and laundry service. Transit pass included. All Seville housing includes internet access.

Academic Program


12-15 semester credits

This program caters to the needs of those with little or no background in Spanish who want to study abroad in Seville, by offering Spanish culture, business and science classes that are taught in English. Students at all levels may take courses in English with Spaniards. Students with more advanced study in Spanish can also choose from a variety of classes in Spanish culture and civilization, either with Spanish or other international students. Each class is equivalent to three semester credits.

A placement exam determines the language level of each student. Spanish language classes have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 16 students per class. All other classes have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 25 students per class. Classes are held Monday through Thursday.

The list of courses presented is for both the fall and spring semesters. Course offerings are subject to sufficient enrollment. Students enroll in four to five classes, or 12-15 semester credits per semester, and may choose to study for one semester or for the full year.

Although this is not a Spanish immersion program, students are HIGHLY encouraged to take at least one Spanish language course. Advanced level students may take a variety of upper level content courses in Spanish and/or English. Superior level students may take up to 2 regular classes with Spanish students.


API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Pablo de Olavide upon completion of the program.

TOTAL CREDIT AVAILABLE: 12-15 semester credits

  Fall 2018: September 3, 2018 - December 19, 2018 $10,580
  Academic Year 2018-2019 September 3, 2018 - May 24, 2019 $19,980
  Spring 2019: January 21, 2019 - Ma 24, 2019 $10,480


Seville, capital of Andalusia and Spain’s 4th largest city, is located between the Sierra Morena mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoying culture from the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the ages, and serving as the focal point of the Spanish Renaissance, Seville is rich in history and tradition. When visiting Seville one can experience the city as it was centuries ago. The lovely winding streets and active public squares of the Barrio Santa Cruz allow the visitor insight into the oldest portion of the city, and the list of monuments and historic sites is seemingly endless. The Tower of Gold once served as landmark for arriving ships and Seville’s amazing Cathedral houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The 12th century Moorish palace, the Alcázar, is the oldest palace-fortress still in use by European royalty. While studying, exploring the streets, visiting museums, or soaking up Spanish culture, Aspire by API students on their gap year in Spain will gain a broad education in Spanish language and civilization through their time in Seville.

Spain Salamanca Relief With Astronaut
Spain Salamanca Salamanca Cathedral
Spain Salamanca Plaza Mayor
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Tops And Clouds
Spain Salamanca Cathedral And Lake
Spain Salamanca Salamanca Cathedral
Spain Salamanca Plaza Mejor At Night
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Looking Up
Spain Salamanca The Church Of The Convent Of Saint Esteban
Spain Salamanca University Of Salamanca Building
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Of Salamanca