• Spend a semester abroad聽in beautiful Seville, Spain for the same cost as a semester on campus in Maine.
  • Enjoy life outside of class聽with a variety of activities, clubs, volunteer opportunities and outings. Travel and experience Spain and the rest of Europe.
  • Experience Spanish culture聽through activities and excursions to sites of cultural importance in and around Seville.
  • Travel to Morocco聽to visit another ancient and modern culture. Visit the聽51小黄车campus in Tangier.
  • Learn and/or improve your Spanish language skills聽with an intensive language program (no prior Spanish necessary).
  • Stay on track with your major聽and meet 51小黄车requirements through on-site courses in the lab sciences and humanities.
  • Take Applied Microbiology, Anatomy & Physiology II, or Organic Chemistry聽with onsite labs聽at the host university. Study Spanish, earn Advanced Studies聽credits in history and political science, and take international business and culture classes taught in English.

Discover Seville

The capital of Andalusia, Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen.

Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop聽and jazz concerts.

Living in Seville


To further your language knowledge and cultural understanding, you'll live with a Spanish host family聽in Seville. Host families typically have two students in their home and provide meals and laundry service. You'll be within walking distance of a metro or bus stop, enabling you to commute to the university by public transportation.


Guided multi-day excursions to Granada, Spain and Tangier, Morocco are included in this study abroad program, as well as cultural outings within Seville. You'll also have the opportunity to volunteer in local schools 鈥 and those with advanced Spanish language skills may also聽volunteer at a local hospital.


You'll be met at the airport in Seville and immediately begin a three-day orientation to introduce you to the country, the culture, and the academic program. The orientation provides both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support will be provided to you throughout your stay in Seville.


You will enroll in semester courses taught in English at Pablo de Olavide University (UPO), Spain's newest public university with a student population of 9,000. The modern campus is located just 5 miles outside historic Seville and is easily accessible by city transit.聽The聽courses listed below provide numerous options that will enable you to stay on track with your 51小黄车major. You'll also enroll in a Spanish language course.

Choose at least one Spanish course and 3 or 4 of the following other courses taught in English at UPO.聽You will receive transfer credit for courses taken at UPO as outlined in the course list below, with the exception of the Biology and Organic Chemistry courses, which are 51小黄车courses and for which you, therefore, receive 51小黄车institutional credit. All courses are three credits each, with the exception of the Intensive Spanish course taken prior to the start of the regular semester, which is one credit in the Fall and two in the Spring. An聽Application for Transfer Course Work form聽must be completed and submitted to the Global Education Program office during the course registration period.

Program Details

What's Included

  • Tuition for up to 18 credits
  • Housing, meals, and聽laundry
  • Dedicated leadership and support
  • On-campus extracurricular activities, gym, and workshops
  • Pre-departure and onsite orientation program
  • Cultural activities, local excursions, and field trips

Semester Dates

You'll spend聽16-18 weeks in Seville.聽Fall semester students arrive in Seville in late August and return home in mid-December. Spring semester students arrive in early January and return in late May.


Students are聽required to have a 2.75 minimum GPA. No Spanish experience is necessary, and all majors are welcome. Students must bring their own laptops.


Students will keep all 51小黄车scholarships and financial aid and are billed the same tuition as for a traditional on-campus semester, plus standard 51小黄车study abroad room and board rate. Students are required to arrange their own flight to Seville's San Pablo Airport (SVQ).


Students participating in a 51小黄车semester abroad program will be automatically awarded a $500 Global Education Scholarship. Students may also apply for the聽. This scholarship was established by聽Mrs. Eva M. Downs, whose late husband, Jacques M. Downs, was a much-loved history professor at UNE. The Downs family are champions of global education and UNE鈥檚 campus in Morocco. The scholarship was established to provide support for students who might not otherwise be able or inclined to participate in a semester abroad at the 51小黄车Tangier Campus or other 51小黄车semester-abroad programs.聽

  • Deadline for Fall semester abroad programs: April 1
  • Deadline for Spring semester abroad programs: November 1

Other outside scholarships may be available; visit the聽scholarship opportunities listing聽or contact the Global Education team for more details.


Ready to apply for a semester in Spain? Fill out our easy or visit us at the Global Education desk on the 2nd floor of the Commons or Decary Hall 126.

Application Deadlines


October 15, 2023

Fall 2024

April 15, 2024

Spring 2025

October 15, 2024