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Spain: Sevilla Exchange

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Program Feature

Language Immersion

Program Term

Academic Year

Program Type


Academic Focus

Language and Area Studies

Application Deadline

December 1 at 11:59pm

For more information, contact:

Emilia Alonso-Sameño
Professor of Spanish
Program Coordinator
Department of Modern Languages
Email: markse@ohio.edu

Kirsten la Cour Dabelko
Sr. Program Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities
Phone: 740-597-9039
Email: dabelkok@ohio.edu


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Graduate Exchange Program, Universidad de Sevilla, Spain


The Department of Modern Languages at Ohio University has established a one-year exchange program with the Department of English Philology at the Faculty of Philology, Universidad de Sevilla in Spain. The program receives administrative support from the Office of Global Opportunities at OHIO and the International Center at SEVILLA.

Sevilla is the capital of Andalucía in southern Spain with about 700,000 residents. It is located on the Guadalquivir river. Sevilla is a framed in the traditions and history of the past but has a modern edge. The city is noted for its architecture, monuments, festivals and museums. As a student in Sevilla, you will experience first-hand the culture of siestas and tapas, while also exploring the city, nearby beaches and the rest of Spain.

In this exchange program, graduate students study at SEVILLA for a full academic year. The stay is typically sandwiched between the first and second year of the OHIO MA program. Participants have the amazing opportunity to complete relevant coursework and gain practical teaching and research experience. After the completion of one year as a non-degree seeking student at SEVILLA, students return to OHIO to complete their MA.

At SEVILLA, students are supported by an advisor, who will help with course selection and introduce them to their teaching and research responsibilities.

Program Dates

September – June

Participants study on this exchange after their first year of MA studies at OHIO and return for a final year at OHIO after the end of the program.


OHIO students at SEVILLA must register in the Faculty of Philology for one (1) graduate-level course per semester. Courses may be selected from the following programs:

  • Literary, Linguistic and Cultural Studies (MELLC)
  • Translation and Interculturality (MUENTI)
  • Teaching of Spanish as a Foreign Language and other Modern Languages (MASELE)
  • Advanced Spanish Studies.


SEVILLA will send an official transcript to OHIO. Passed coursework taken in SEVILLA will be assessed – and credits transferred – according to Graduate College and Department of Modern Languages policies.


The program fee for this program includes: Student roundtrip airfare (Columbus, OH to Rome, Italy), accommodations, breakfast daily, some additional meals, Transportation/entrance fees to all program-related activities, and international medical health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 6 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020/2021

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 


Funding Opportunities

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Gain practical language instruction experience

The Department of English Philology at SEVILLA will annually offer one teaching assistantship to one OHIO graduate student in the program. The OHIO student will receive a minimum stipend of 11,500 € per academic year.

OHIO students at SEVILLA teach up to 24 European credits (ECTS) in courses of the first years of the Degree of English Studies and hold weekly required office hours. Students also devote up to 13 hours per semester scholarship/research-related collaborations with faculty or research teams in English and/or Spanish within or outside the immediate laboratory/classroom setting. These activities will not require specialized academic or technical knowledge

Eligibility and Requirements

This program is open to graduate students in Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages. Participating students must be in good academic standing and at minimum have a 3.0 GPA at the graduate level. Students are required to submit three (3) letters of reference, a statement of purpose in English and a sample paper in Spanish. Additionally, an interview is required.

Students who do not currently hold a valid passport are encouraged to apply for one as soon as possible.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program does not accept non-OHIO students.

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

Entry and Exit Requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year,  apply for your passport  now. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for Spain can be found  here

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here