Pitzer Direct Enroll
(Pitzer Students Only)

Spain: Seville

Program Title Pitzer Exchange with the Spanish Institute for Global Education (SIGE) and the University of Seville
Location Seville, Spain
Host Website www.us.es/; http://sigecampus.eu/
Eligibility One year of college level Spanish or its equivalent is required. Students must be in good standing at Pitzer College. Preference is given to juniors and first semester seniors but qualified sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one European area studies course is required before departure. Other general preparation options include: Comparative Politics, Intercultural Communications, Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies, Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology
Application Pitzer College general application and the forms required by SIGE and the university
Program Dates Fall semester: September to December (with early exams for regular university courses)
Spring semester: January to May
Required Courses Students will take SIGE’s three-week orientation course at the beginning of the semester followed by SIGE’s semester-long Spanish language and culture seminar and courses taken either at the University of Seville or the University of Pablo de Olavide. Students are also required to take the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Students take the Spanish Language Seminar semester course at SIGE.
Independent Study See a Study Abroad Adviser
Course Options In the orientation at the beginning of study, students’ Spanish skills are assessed, and classes are chosen based on the students’ levels.

The University of Seville offers a program (cursos concertados) for foreign university students through its Department of Philology and Department of Geography and History. The courses range in levels from beginning to advanced. For offerings, please go here: Guía de cursos (course guide)


Students with an advanced (Span 44 or higher) level of Spanish may be eligible to take regular university courses in Spanish if test results in orientation show they have sufficient skills. If a student has advanced proficiency in Spanish and would like to take regular courses outside the cursos concertados, he/she will work with SIGE staff upon arrival for academic advising and course selection at University of Seville. For the University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO), students will need to select courses prior to their arrival. Note: UPO offers Organic Chemistry, which is taught in English (syllabus is available in the Office of Study Abroad). Other UPO course offerings are available here: http://www.upo.es/intl_EN/Programs/Hispanic_Studies/courses/index.jsp
Credit Possible Students must take four courses worth .75 course credits each at the University. In addition, students will earn 0.5 for the orientation course, .75 for the language seminar at SIGE and 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course. Therefore, students may earn up to 4.75 Pitzer course credits.
Housing Options Students are housed with host families and share most meals with their families.
Advising Notes This exchange is limited to two students per year so applications may be quite competitive.