CEA Seville Center & Pablo de Olavide University or University of Seville
This program allows students of all language levels to focus on cultural competency while taking courses taught in English or Spanish in a variety of subject areas, including art history, cultural studies, business, laboratory sciences , and political and social sciences. This program, offered jointly by the CEA Seville Center and one of our partner institutions--the Pablo de Olavide University, UPO or University of Sevilla (USS)--is designed so that each institution's courses complement one another, and students benefit from the unique qualities and distinct learning environments of each school. Because of the diverse course offerings and instruction in both Spanish and English, you can earn credits toward your major and/or additional graduation requirements.
With a population of less than 1 million, Seville offers a down-to-earth lifestyle and relaxed cultural experience. Located in southern Spain, Seville is considered the guardian of all that is traditional in Spanish culture. Seville boasts a pedestrian-friendly,a centralized historic district that's, among the largest in Europe. Renowned as the birthplace of flamenco, Seville also is home to stunning architecture, including the Alcazar palaces and the world's largest Gothic cathedral, La Giralda.
Engage in true Seville culture through a myriad of traditional Spanish activities, including bullfighting, flamenco dance, and festivals, such as Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. Terrace cafés where people meet to enjoy their afternoon café con leche line the streets; you can join them to practice your Spanish. Sunbathe by the river banks, then relax at a local tapas bar where you'll enjoy good food and conversation after a day spent strolling through the shaded, winding alleyways of the Barrio Santa Cruz, the old Jewish quarter.
Chapman University maintains a record of the courses that previous study abroad students have taken, and the equivalent Chapman credit that was granted for each course. To view the course equivalencies for this program, click “Sample Pre-Approved Courses” at the top of each program brochure page. Please note that Sample Pre-Approved Courses are courses that have been previously requested by a Chapman student for credit. It is not a comprehensive list of all courses available at the institution.
You may view the entire course catalog for this program by following these instructions:
Choose the correct semester and year next to “Available Sessions” at the top left (example: “Spring 2019 Semester”)
Click on the “Course Listing” tab
Students are encouraged to request additional or revised equivalencies during the pre-departure process, which will be evaluated by the appropriate academic units on campus.
Credit and Grading Transfer
Credits are articulated based on U.S. credit equivalencies and credit hours earned.
Credits from CEA Seville, Spain will transfer as follows:
Credit at CEA Seville, Spain
Credit at Chapman University
Students must enroll in the equivalent of 12-18 Chapman credits.
Grade at CEA Seville, Spain
Grade at Chapman University
A+, A, A-
B+, B, B-
B+, B, B-
C+, C, C-
C+, C, C-
D+, D, D-
D+, D, D-
Courses are graded according to the US grading conversion scale.
All courses must be taken for a letter grade. Classes taken as ‘Pass/Fail’ will not be accepted, with the exception of internships. Internships must be approved by the Center for Global Education.
Students on the CEA Seville, Spain - Arts and Sciences Program will take some courses at the CEA Seville Center and some courses at either the University of Seville (USS) or Pablo de Olavide University (UPO). Please see below for difference about these two local universities:
USS: Students interested in multi-disciplined-area studies tend to be attracted to this program. USS is located close walking distance to the CEA Seville Center. This program does not dedicate resources to connecting study abroad students with locals.
UPO: UPO offers more focused-studies program. UPO provides a campus feel for students but does require a commute on the metro with an extra transportation expense (a 15-minute ride), as it is located outside the city center. UPO strives to provide an excellent program enriched by an emphasis on meeting local students.