Study Abroad


Summer Faculty-Led Program
Seville Poster


The Department of Modern Languages requires

SPA 303 and SPA 304

be taken at UW-L prior to studying abroad.

A student pursuing a major or a minor in Spanish at University of Wisconsin-La Crosse may earn up to 66% of the credit hours for the major/minor requirement in a foreign country.  Thirty-four percent (34%) of the credit hours must be earned at UW-L.  The student is required to take at least one three-credit course in Spanish at UW-L after returning from the country of study. 

Seville, symbol of Spain by public opinion, is the capital of Andalucía. Opening up before our eyes is the height of the Arab culture in all its splendor. One surprise after another is manifested as we parade around the enchanting narrow streets of Seville.

There is so much to see, learn, feel and experience that we are obliged to dedicate a few days to visit this ideal city. Following along the same line as all the other areas of Andalucía, Seville is no exception to the Arab occupation and domain from which Seville acquired its flourishing architecture and personality. Adding to this, the benefits that Seville reaped from the riches received from the New World, the Americas, and Seville was converted into a very prosperous city for two decades. In 1248 Seville was reconquered by the Catholic Kings and there is so much evidence of all its history up to present.


Located in the heart of Seville, students will take classes at the CEA Global Campus near the Royal Alcazar Palace. Students can enroll in two 300-level Communication Studies Courses for a total of six credits, or earn credits towards independent study. Students will enroll in a CST 360: Introduction to Public Relations course as well as an CST 332: Intercultural Communications course. Both courses will be taught by UW-L Faculty, Assistant Professor Dena Huisman and Lecturer Susan Schuyler whom currently teach in the Communication Studies Department.

Since the two courses will be taught directly by UW-L faculty, the courses will come back as they are listed in the UW-L Course Catalog unless otherwise noted on your Academic Plan.

Students will be housed in apartments provided by CEA. No meals will be provided to students; however, apartments are fully equipped with a functional kitchen to allow students to cook their own meal. Students can also utilize their time in Seville by eating in the various dining facilities and restaurants within the city.

Though the program is base din Seville, Spain, students will get the opportunity to spend a weekend in Barcelona, partake on an overnight stay in Granada, as well as participate in a trip to Cadiz.  Students will also have ample time to explore the rest of Spain and Europe on their own or with fellow classmates should they choose to do so.

Students have the option of participating in an excursion to Portugal with CEA; however, the Portugal excursion requires students to register and pay an additional fee of $220/per person prior to the start of their programs.

Before you travel abroad, you will need to obtain a passport, which will serve as proof of your U.S. citizenship. A passport may allow you to gain entry to (and exit from) other countries. Depending on the country to which you're traveling, a visa may be required as well. Entry requirements vary from one country to another. The U.S. State Department issues travel warnings specific to certain countries, and offers tips and publications relevant to travel abroad generally. Well in advance of your departure, you should also familiarize yourself with international travel health issues, and health recommendations specific to your destination.

The program fee includes the following:

  • Tuition (6 Credits for two 300-Level CST courses or Independent Study)
  • University and Administrative Fees
  • Housing
  • Airport Pick-Up to and from the San Pablo Airport, Seville (within allotted arrival/departure dates and timeframe)
  • Cultural Activities and Excursions (as arranged per course)
  • Study Abroad Health Insurance (HTH Insurance through CEA)
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC)
  • Study Abroad Graduation Sash

Airfare is NOT included in the program fee.

Financial aid is applicable.

Refer to Program Fees for the most current program fee.

All program fees subject to change. Valid for undergraduate Wisconsin residents only; out-of-state students pay Minnesota reciprocity or a non-resident surcharge.

Program Dates: May 22-June 22, 2012
For precise dates refer to the Program Dates.


  • 2.5 minimum GPA
  • The desire to experience the world and receive academic credit for doing it!


  • Application Form (use your tab and arrow keys to navigate the form)
  • $250 Application/Confirmation Fee (payable to UW-La Crosse)
  • Personal Statement Form that should address the following questions:
    Why did you select this program? What do you hope to gain out of the experience? And, why is interpersonal communication important to you?
  • Unofficial Transcripts
  • 1 Recommendation Letter (preferably from a current professor)

Applications may be submitted to either Ms. Huisman or Ms. Schuyler.

All students will be required to attend a pre-departure orientation. The orientation will help you prepare for international travel in general, and for the experience of visiting Spain.

Dena Huisman or Susan Schuyler

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