Spain

Program overview

Program Dates: Sunday, July 2 to Friday, August 4, 2017 (5 weeks)

This will be the 4th year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer course in Seville, Spain. With the city of Seville serving as the classroom, this program offers courses designed to introduce students to Hispanic culture and the Spanish language. The program will be organized and taught by CINECU (Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales) which is located within EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), a private school that has been affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996.  EUSA offers one of the most modern learning environments in Andalucía.  The school is located in Nervion, a fashionable neighbourhood just a short walk from historical monuments, parks, shopping centres and a major soccer stadium.

Courses

Each course is worth one full-year credit. Students are not permitted to register for more than one course. Classes will take place Monday through Thursday mornings. Mandatory field trips will take place outside of regular class time.

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Information session

A detailed information session for the summer program in Spain will be held on the UofT St. George campus in February. This session provides an excellent opportunity to hear from previous participants, see photos, and ask any questions that you may have.

Date: Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Time: 4:00pm to 6:00pm

Location: Woodsworth College Residence, Waters Lounge, 321 Bloor St. West (SE corner of St. George and Bloor)

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Program details

Sunday, July 2 to Friday, August 4, 2017 (5 weeks)

This will be the 4th year that the University of Toronto has offered a summer course in Spain.  With the city of Seville serving as the classroom, this program offers courses designed to introduce students to Hispanic culture and the Spanish language.

The program will be organized and taught by CINECU (Centro Internacional de Estudios Culturales) which is located within EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucía), a private school that has been affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996.  EUSA offers one of the most modern learning environments in Andalucía.  The school is located in Nervion, a fashionable neighbourhood just a short walk from historical monuments, parks, shopping centres and a major soccer stadium.

•  Live in Seville – one of the most visited, colourful and historically significant regions of Spain! Many of the typically “Spanish” cultural phenomena that attract tourists (flamenco, bullfighting, tapas and olive orchards) are identified with this southern city.

• The summer weather is hot and humid, but nighttime temperatures are perfect for being outside, where one of the most deeply-rooted of all Seville’s traditions is carried out: the “tapeo.” During the summer months people spend the evening frequenting the many restaurant and bar terraces set up along the banks of the Guadalquivir river.

• Seville is only 2.5 hours away from Madrid by high-speed train, and some of the most popular coastal regions in Spain, Huelva and Cadiz, are less than two hours away by bus. Seville is well-connected to other European cities by air.

Program Activities

The program will begin with a welcome dinner for all participants and a session orientating them to Seville. A number of cultural activities (flamenco show, tapas class, olive oil factory, beach day, etc.) will be arranged for all students in the program.

Students will bid adieu to their fellow travellers at the farewell dinner on the final evening.

Accommodation and Meals

Students will stay at the Estanislao del Campo residence, an off-campus university dormitory, which is located close to the EUSA campus (a 10 minute bus ride). The dormitory is a modern facility home to both international and Spanish students. Students will live in single (bachelor style) rooms that include a kitchen, air conditioning, TV and an ensuite bathroom. In-room internet access is included in the residence costs. Gym and pool access will incur additional costs.
Students may opt to purchase a meal plan through the residence, which serves traditional homemade food, or choose to do their own cooking.

Single rooms (bachelor style; including breakfast): CAD$1,050
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Students may opt to purchase a meal plan through the residence, which serves traditional homemade food, or choose to do their own cooking.  Students should budget $880 for meals.

Pre Departure Orientation (PDO)

All students admitted to the Summer Abroad program are required to successfully complete an online PDO, which will provide information and advice on international health and safety issues. Students are also strongly encouraged to attend the in-person Spain PDO which will take place on April 19 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Group Flight

No group flight is available for this program; students must make their own travel arrangements. Please note that if you choose to arrive earlier or leave later than the available dates for the accommodation option you have selected, you will be responsible for arranging your own housing for the extra day(s).

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on entry requirements is available from the Consulate of Spain in Toronto.

As of the time of publication (December 2016), Canadian citizens only need a passport valid for six months beyond their return date to enter Spain as a visitor. Citizens of other countries may have additional requirements.

Costs

The deadlines for fees payable to the University of Toronto are as follows:

  • Application fee: due February 13, 2017
  • Non-Refundable Deposit of $1,000 due two weeks after admission notification
  • All remaining fee: due April 3, 2017

Cost of Studying in Spain

Amount Details
Application Fee $200 Paid at time of application
Course Fee
Domestic Students $3,200 Includes $1,000 deposit
International Students $4,355 Includes $1,000 deposit
U of T Incidental Fees $170 Estimate based on 2016 part-time summer fees
Field Trip Fees $625 Includes transportation, accommodation and entrance fees
Accommodation $1,025
Airfare $1,491 Estimate – cost will depend on departure location and purchase date
Meals $880 Estimate – paid on site for purchased and self-prepared meals
Textbooks $50 Estimate – purchase in Toronto prior to departure
Medical Travel Insurance variable Students must provide proof of medical travel insurance
Miscellaneous Expenses variable All students should budget for miscellaneous expense (e.g. travel, gifts, etc.)
Approximate TOTAL Program Cost INCLUDING field trips
Domestic Students $7,641 This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance
International Students $8,796 This figure does not include mandatory medical travel insurance

Financial Assistance

The following assistance is available for eligible students in this program. For additional awards and further details please see the Financial Aid section of the Summer Abroad website.

• Summer Abroad Bursary (three awards at $3000 each)