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Creighton in Spain (Seville, Córdoba)
Cordoba, Spain; Sevilla, Spain (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Program Sponsorship: Creighton Sponsored Program Program Type: Exchange
Areas of Study: Business, Communication Studies, Economics, Education, International Business, International Relations, International Studies, Legal Studies/Law, Psychology Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Housing Options: Apartment (Shared), Host Family
Open to Non-Creighton Students?: No
Program Description:

Overview


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Want to hone your Spanish skills and study at a Jesuit university in southern Spain?  Spend a semester or academic year at Universidad Loyola Andalucía where students are trained to be "men and women for others" and "the best people for the world."  The university is multilingual and multicultural, and students can take advantage of courses offered in Spanish, English, and Spanish + English.  It is recommended that students have some Spanish language background, but this is not mandatory.  The university collaborates with school systems and local and multinational corporations for internships.

Universidad Loyola Andalucía has two campuses. Seville is the capital city of Andalucía and has approximately 700,000 people -- very similar in size to Omaha. Seville is known for Holy Week processions, being the birthplace of Flamenco, and for having a university-town feel in a big-city -- something that students enjoy.  Plus, its layers of Greek, Roman, and Moorish history make it fascinating for history buffs. Cordoba has the designation of World Heritage Site and played very important roles as a Roman and Moorish capital in earlier times. Cordoba is an affordable city, and students enjoy the fiestas that occur between April and June.


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The Cities

Córdoba, Andalusia - Córdoba is the third largest city of Andalusia by both size and population, after Sevilla and Málaga. Today it is a medium-sized city, whose historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1994. Ten years earlier, in 1984, the Mosque of Cordoba had been awarded the same title. It was nominated for the European Capital of Culture 2016, and it was a finalist to represent Spain. Also the Fiesta de los Patios was designated Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO in December 2012. Córdoba is a very pleasant and welcoming city, where you can enjoy street life and lively nightlife, thanks to its Mediterranean climate. A city with history, with many traditions and festivals, where you can immerse yourself in the Cordoba environment.You can get all sorts of information on the city's website.

Seville, Andalusia - Sevilla is the capital of Andalusia. With a population of some 700,000 inhabitants, it is the most populated city in the community and the fourth in Spain after Madrid, Barcelona and Valencia. Its old town is the largest in Spain and one of the three largest in Europe along with Venice and Genoa. Its historical and monumental heritage and its diverse scenic and cultural sites constitute a city which welcomes national and international tourism. Its most representative monuments are the cathedral and its tower the 'Giralda', the Real Alcazar, the Archivo de Indias (which are World Heritage Sites by Unesco since 1987) and the Torre del Oro. Seville is a city that is kept alive throughout the year, with a continuous atmosphere of culture, music, sports and leisure, inviting you to visit at any time and discover firsthand the real attraction that the city holds: their hospitality. You can find all sorts of information on the website of the city Seville Tourism

Program Duration
The Fall Semester usually runs from the 31 August through mid-January; Creighton students have the option of completing all final exams and returning to the USA prior to Christmas or after the New Year.  The Spring Semester usually starts in mid-January and ends on 31 June, with the option of staying through 3 July for the second exam period when students can re-sit final exams, as needed.

Costs

Financial Information
 
  Pay to Creighton Pay to Host University Student Responsibility N/A
Tuition X      
Room     X  
Board       X
Fees X      
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Appx. $100**  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      


If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable.  Tuition remission and FACHEX may be portable, however there must be at least $3,000 paid by federal aid or out of pocket.  Please check with the CU Financial Aid Office for specific inquiries.

**All students studying abroad are required to complete a comprehensive visa application. In order to obtain a Spain National Visa, you are required to apply for one in person and most consulates require that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please note applying for a student visa in person can require travel out of state. It is necessary to schedule an appointment as soon as possible. An optional visa service may be provided to Creighton students by the GEO depending on the size of the semester cohort.

Accommodation Information

Homestay:
Creighton highly recommends that students decide to live with a host family. The host family would provide breakfast and dinner (lunch depending on the family's routine) and offer an opportunity to integrate truly into the community. Host family accommodations generally average around 600 Euros per month including two or three daily meals.

Apartment:
Loyola Andalucía works with housing services for students to utilize when securing their own housing in either Córdoba or Seville.  These services will not charge an additional placement fee to Creighton students.  Many students live in shared flats (apartments) with other Spanish students to help integrate into the university, city life, and Spanish culture.  Living with a Spanish student can be a wonderful intercultural experience.  Apartment accommodations generally cost between 300 - 700 Euros per month.  Housing must be selected as early as possible. The two housing providers are Flunist and Room Sevilla. Creighton recommends using Flunist, as the costs are all-inclusive. Details can be found here.

The members of the Loyola 360° buddy program help advise students on accommodation prior to arrival.

 

 

Academics

Academic Calendar 2017/2018
Seville Campus

Handbook for Exchange Students - Seville
Handbook for Exchange Students - Cordoba 

Factsheet

Courses
Courses instructed in English are available in:

-  Business Administration
-  Communication
-  Early Childhood Education
-  Primary Education
-  Political Science/International Relations

Important Program Information
-  New! 2017/2018 International Student Info Packet is available to view here.
-  2017/2018 course lists for both Seville and Cordoba campuses are available here.
-  Course syllabi are available to view here.
-  Information on Spanish language learning courses is available here.
-  For specific program information, please visit ULA's website for international students here.


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Orientation

On-Site Assistance
The International Relations Office will assist students during their stay. Dedicated staff in both Cordoba and Seville are at your disposal to assist with the visa application and accommodation, and a group of Loyola students meet you and help get you settled at the university.


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Application

Eligibility
-  Students must meet all Study Abroad Eligibility Requirements as outlined in Creighton's Study Abroad Policies & Procedures.
-  UPDATE (new for Spring 2018): For this program, all Heider College of Business students must have second semester sophomore standing at time of going abroad.
-  Students must possess a high level of independence and maturity.

Insurance
In addition to purchasing Creighton's insurance for international activity ($50.00 through GEO), students must pay a 43 EUR liability insurance in Spain upon arrival.

How to Apply
Students must first complete the Study Abroad Application and be nominated for student exchange.  Approved students will then be invited to complete Loyola's online application.

Visa Considerations
All students studying abroad are required to complete a comprehensive visa application. In order to obtain a Spain National Visa, you are required to apply for one in person and most consulates require that you schedule an appointment in advance. Please note applying for a student visa in person can require travel out of state. It is necessary to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.An optional visa service may be provided to Creighton students by the GEO depending on the size of the semester cohort. 


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Contacts

For questions, please e-mail studyabroadadvisor@creighton.edu, or call the Global Engagement Office at 402-280-2221.

To make a student appointment, please call the Global Engagement Office, or schedule online through Creighton Connect:
     - Go to http://www.creighton.edu/creightonconnect/
     - Click on “Access Creighton Connect”
     - Log in with your NetID@creighton.edu and Blue Password
     - Under Services, search “Cupich”
     - Click on “Members”, then “Schedule an Appointment”


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic year 2018-2019 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.