Snapshot

Advisor:

Kristen Grace

Terms and Dates:

  • Academic Year 2018
  • Fall 2018
  • Spring 2019

Minimum GPA: 3.00

Housing Options:

Homestay

Cornell Affiliations:

Global Learning

Off-campus partner:

Consortium for Advanced Studies (CASA)

Program Website:

CASA Sevilla

Overview

Opportunity Description

CASA-Sevilla 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."

What is Unique about CASA-Sevilla?

CASA-Sevilla is a full immersion program that goes one step further into the community so that you truly get to know Spain and improve your Spanish.

Over the semester or year, you will:

  • Take University courses with local students.
  • Explore history, culture and language through active learning in the classroom, around the city, and beyond.
  • Get to know the community through engaged, project-based work.
  • Live in a Spanish household.

What is Unique about Sevilla?

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.

Life in Seville

Click on the following link to learn more about cultural activities included at CASA-Sevilla: http://sevilla.casa.education/actividades-culturales/

Click on the following link to learn more about daily life and activities CASA-Sevilla: http://sevilla.casa.education/vida-en-sevilla/

Returned Students Contacts

This is not an exhaustive list, but lists students who have agreed to being contacted by prospective students:
Brigid Lucey, bml86, Spanish
Sarah Nixon, smn79, Film
Elizabeth Marks, eom9, History
Maura Thomas, mct222, Comparative Literature
Julie Gokhman, Jig43, Government
Kevin Coughlin, kmc332, Economics

Returning Applicants