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  • Locations: Cordoba, Spain; Sevilla, Spain
  • Program Terms: Academic year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester
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  • Restrictions: Creighton applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
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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 highly recommended that students have some Spanish language background, are highly adaptable, and independent.  The university collaborates with school systems and local and multinational corporations for internships.

Fall 2018 Study Abroad Student

Universidad Loyola Andalucía has two campuses. The Seville campus is young and located outside the city center.  Seville is the capital city of Andalucía and has approximately 700,000 people -- very similar in size to Omaha. It is well 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 last week of August through the second week of 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 in mid-June, with the option of staying through early 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      
Semester-long language course   X***    
Local Insurance   X**    
Housing Application Fee       X
Visa     Appx. $100*  
Flight     X  
Creighton Security Program $100      

Financial Aid
If eligible, institutional aid and federal financial aid are portable. Please consult with the Creighton Financial Aid Office for questions on your specific program and situation.

In Effect for Fall 2018
Students may only participate in study abroad programs that are pre-approved by the Global Engagement Office (GEO) as part of an employee benefit remission program. Such participants must pay the difference between their employee benefit remission program and the special cost to Creighton University for the study abroad program. Regular registration and fees in addition to the tuition remission fee and any additional fees for special Creighton University programs (i.e. Global Scholars) are applicable during each study abroad semester. Short travel courses are not covered under the employee benefit remission program.  This program is pre-approved for FACHEX students.

*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.

** Students must purchase a 43 EUR (approx. $50.00) liability insurance for their time in Spain.  This is done locally at the university.

*** Students who wish to take a 3-hour a week, semester-long language course may do so for an additional cost of 275 EUR (approx. $330.00).  This cost is subject to change.

Accommodation Information

Homestay:
Creighton highly recommends that students apply 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 authentically into the community. It is a one-of-a-kind intercultural experience!  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.  For students who are unable to stay with a host family, Creighton recommends using Flunist, as the costs are all-inclusive.

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

Grading
From Fall 2018 onward, courses taken while studying abroad will transfer back to Creighton University with a letter grade.  These grades will be factored into your Creighton GPA.  Grade equivalency charts will be published on the study abroad website in early 2018 to help you understand how the grade abroad will reflect on your Creighton transcript.  This change is in contrast to the former "Pass/Fail" grade policy.

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 + have completed at least three semesters at time of going abroad.  Because of the high level of maturity and major-specific course offerings, this program is recommended for Juniors and Seniors.
-  Students must possess a high level of independence and maturity.

Insurance
Loyola requires students to purchase a 43 EUR liability insurance in Spain upon arrival. 

How to Apply
Students must first complete the Study Abroad Application, be approved, and be nominated for student exchange by the GEO.  Nominated 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:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 10/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 01/28/2019 05/11/2019
NOTE: Dates are tentative; do not book travel arrangements until semester dates are finalized by the International Office.

** 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.