About the Program

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

Veritas Christian Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

"I am so incredibly thankful to have had my Christianity community during my experience abroad. Studying with Veritas definitely made my experience so much better than I could have expected."

Madison Bender, Spain Spring '16

 

Studying abroad in Spain is an ideal location to learn about the impact of the three major monotheistic religions-Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.  As you humbly serve the community and learn to see life from their perspective you will enjoy meaningful relationships with people from different backgrounds and beliefs.  You will be changed as you seek to live your mission in this beautiful country.

Located in the south of Spain on the Guadalquivir River, Sevilla is a beautiful city with many wonderful places to see and things to experience.  Students will have the opportunity to see first hand the Spanish churches, cathedrals, mosques, temples, and statues represented by each faith. You will fall in love with Sevilla’s beauty and culture and be compelled to return again and again.
Founded in 1932 by Spain's Ministry of Education, classes were initially held in King Alfonso XIII's summer palace in Santander. Today, the university has spread its reach across the country, establishing satellite campuses in seven cities in Spain, including Sevilla. Its academic programs are deliberated for foreign students, placing a high emphasis on Spanish language, literature, and culture. 

 

Study Center with Universidad Internacional Menendez Pelayo

Minimum GPA: 2.5

Language Requirement: NONE (open to all levels)

Program Highlights

  • Courses in English
  • Courses in Spanish
  • Intensive Language
  • Gap Programs (post high school study for credit)

Academic Overview

Semester Programs (Spring, Fall & Academic Year)

Students are required to maintain full-time student status during their programs, including:

  • One Veritas course: Cross-Cultural Leadership required
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required
  • Other courses at UIMP to maintain full-time student status

Summer Programs

Students will enroll in the following:

  • Two courses at the UIMP required
    • minimum High-beginning Spanish language level for Summer 1
    • minimum Intermediate and Advanced language students may take Summer 1 or 2
  • International Missions/Service-Learning Practicum required

Language Placement Exam

All students will take a placement exam upon arrival to determine language proficiency level. Exam results may determine eligibility for course enrollment. Students who arrive having completed the following number of semesters/quarters of college-level Spanish, or the equivalent, typically place into the corresponding language level:

Semesters Quarters Language Level
0-1 0-2 Beginning
2-3 3-5 Intermediate
4-5 6-8 Advanced
6+ 9+ Superior

 

Academic Credits

Credits earned may vary according to the policies of the student's home institution. For visa regulations, and according to Veritas Christian Study Abroad policy, students must maintain full-time enrollment status for the duration of the program as determined by their home institution. 

 

Visa

Students may be required to obtain a student visa and should inquire with the corresponding consulate.