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CORNELL IN SEVILLE
At a Glance
City: Seville, Spain Partner: University of Seville Housing: Homestays Language requirement: Must be eligible to take upper level Spanish class (Cornell students must have completed SPAN 2095/2190) Calendar: Fall: Late Aug.-Late Dec.; Spring: Early Jan.-Late Jun.; Year: Late Aug.-Late Jun. Budget: Cornell in Seville Budget Application Deadlines: Oct 15 for Spring; March 15 for Fall Participating Schools: Students from CASA Member institutions apply via their home institutions; Students from schools outside the Consortium apply via Cornell Abroad and will be considered on a space-available basis Cornell in Seville Flyer Spring2017 CASA-Seville Student Handbook.pdf
CASA-Seville is a unique multi-dimensional program designed to integrate linguistic, social, cultural, historical and artistic study and experiential learning. Students achieve this through taking both American-style and regular Spanish university courses, though learning about Spanish culture and society by living with families in the local community, by working in community organizations, and through educational tours. Students receive strong, individualized linguistic support, with staff and faculty attending closely to the student’s personal learning goals. These individual learning goals are ultimately summarized in a portfolio and individual research project as a capstone for the program’s Seminario Cultural.
"The CASA-Sevilla program makes it impossible to drift through your five months in Spain without fully experiencing Seville, with its rich history, its proud Andalusian people, its incredible food, and its quintessentially Spanish culture."
Seville is an ideal place to explore Spain’s dynamic present and fascinating past. In Seville, students grapple with the combination of cultures, aesthetic and religious traditions that are sometimes integrated and sometimes superimposed on one another. As such, the city provides a vantage point for the study of contemporary Spain where the complex amalgam of Spanish history can be seen in it architecture and art, in struggles for power, in the socio-centrism of families, neighborhoods, cities, and regions, and in moments of confrontation between different parts of Spain, between Spain and its former colonies, and between Spain and the rest of Europe.
The contributions of various cultures have left Seville with a distinct personality and a large and well-preserved historical center. Founded by the Romans, the city is over 2200 years old and boasts several significant archaeological sites, including the extensively excavated nearby Itálica, the third largest city in the Roman Empire. Throughout the centuries, Seville maintained a prominent position – as the capital of several Moorish dynasties and the economic epicenter of the Spanish colonial expansion and trade. Ferdinand Magellan and Christopher Columbus sailed the world from Seville. The General Archives of the Indies, one of the three UNESCO World Heritage Sites located in Seville, offers unequaled opportunities for research of Spanish colonial period. Today Seville is a dynamic, bustling and sophisticated European city with a rich array of restaurants, festivals, public rituals, music, theater, movies, and wonderful parks, river walks, and boat tours. There is something to please everyone.
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Más allá de los estereotipos: Encuentros con la historia, sociedad, lengua y cultura de Sevilla Unique to this program, the Más allá de los estereotipos provides a structured way to assist students in setting and achieving their personalized learning goals. This seminar provides individualized language instruction, preparation for university study at the University of Seville, specialized field trips, and placements with partner community organizations.
Más allá de los estereotipos runs for several weeks before classes begin at the University of Seville and continues in a condensed form throughout the academic semester. During the semester, students spend 2-4 hours a week with a community organization and then meet as a group to reflect and share learning experiences. Community organizations vary, but have included social service agencies, community radio, a local hospital, urban garden, and bilingual education. At the end of the semester, summarize their learning goals and achievements in a portfolio and individual research project.
THE UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE
All students matriculate at the University of Seville where they have the opportunity to meet local students, experience a new academic system, and study a large variety of disciplines in this university of nearly 70,000 students.
Established in 1502 by royal warrant, the University of Seville is one of the oldest universities in Spain. Today, the University boasts an enrollment of more than 70,000 students divided between seventeen facultades across several campuses. The main university building--in central Seville and convenient to the program center--houses the facultades of history and geography and philology, the principal schools in which program students are most likely to take courses. This building was once a tobacco factory--the same one where the heroine in Bizet's opera Carmen was employed.
To increase integration and ease adaptation, all students live with Sevillano families and become active participants in Spanish domestic life. All meals are provided. The program takes full advantage of Seville, the capital and largest city of Andalusia, to offer students a multidimensional academic and socio-cultural immersion experience.
The Cornell in Seville partnership program charges the same comprehensive tuition and fees as other Cornell-managed programs through Cornell Abroad (not Cornell tuition). Given all that is included, the total estimated costs are considerably less that the estimated budgets for students paying Out-of-State or Endowed tuition, and somewhat higher than the estimated costs for In-State students. See below for an estimated budget.
Costs included on Bursar Bill:
Includes tuition, CIPT, housing, all meals, orientation, and excursions
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Costs:
Airfare, local transportation, books, additional meals/snacks, visa, personal travel, miscellaneous, etc.
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Returned Students Contacts
This is not an exhaustive list, but lists students who have agreed to being contacted by prospective students:
Brigid Lucey bml86 A&S Spanish
Sarah Nixon smn79 A&S Film
Elizabeth Marks eom9 A&S History
Maura Thomas mct222 A&S Comparative Literature
Julie Gokhman Jig43 A&S Government
Kevin Coughlin kmc332 A&S Economics
** Programs may fill long before their final deadline.
* Recommendation--For SPRING: APPLY in MAY to study abroad the following spring. For FALL/YEAR: APPLY in DECEMBER. Late applications may be accepted, but colleges typically need time to process your approval.