Your Questions Answered: Studying Abroad in Seville, Spain

February 21, 2023
studying abroad in seville, spain

You’ve made your decision: Seville is your destination! You now know where you want to go, but you have questions about housing, applications, and more. The good news? We have answers! Read on for the answers to our most common questions about studying abroad in Seville, Spain.

How many students are in this program (on average)?  

When studying abroad in Seville, Spain, students should expect a medium to large program with 35 to 100 students per term. 

What is the orientation hotel (if applicable)? 

Students will typically stay in Madrid for orientation; it’s a great way to get to know one another and explore a new city! The hotel is usually in the Puerta Del Sol area, but that is subject to change. 

What’s the weather like in Seville?  

The weather is an Andalusian climate. This means hot, dry summers and milder winters with irregular rains. The Andalusian region is one of the warmest in Europe, so if you plan to travel outside of the region you should pack accordingly. 

Is there a gym nearby? 

A gym is available at UPO for an extra fee, or you can join a city gym with a membership. The University of Seville (USEV) does not have a gym, but the apartment housing does come with a gym.

Are towels or bed linens provided? 

Yes, towels and bed linens are provided!

Can students who attend community college participate?

Yes, students who attend community college can participate!

I want to stay after the program and travel. Can I?

Yes, but only if you have a visa. API offers students studying in Spain processing services. You can read more about visas and options for students studying abroad in Seville, Spain on our website

How do I make a visa appointment?

We recommend you book the earliest appointment possible at the consulate in your jurisdiction. Our best tip is to check your consulate’s online booking system multiple times every day for cancellations. These do happen, typically after 5pm, and checking regularly can pay off. 

Call and email your consulate frequently to check for earlier dropped appointments if they do not use an online booking system. If you attend a school in another jurisdiction check if that consulate will allow you to make an appointment with them using your student ID or a bill with your current university housing info. Reach out to your State Representative/Congressman and see if they can help expedite the process. 

With visas, persistence is SUPER important! 

What do I need to bring for a visa appointment?

The requirements can vary. We strongly recommend reviewing your consulate website for details. However, consulates typically ask for an API acceptance letter, host university enrollment letter, proof of insurance, and proof of housing. These particular documents will be provided by API but the rest is your responsibility. 

Do you offer a group visa service?

Yes, but only for a few consulates. Students who use this service will pay a $185 fee for API to book an appointment to batch process the students’ visas on their behalf. 

If you’re interested, look out for an email from Jennibeth Rodriguez, our Visa Director. She’ll contact you with specific instructions. 

We also provide ample details on the visa process on our website

When will I get my housing assignment?

Your housing assignment will be shared in your final packet, which is typically sent out a few weeks before the start of your program. As a reminder, we cannot send out this packet until all of your forms and payments have been received. 

If you are interested in studying abroad in Seville, Spain, you have four several programs to choose from! To get started, we recommend reviewing our program finder

Reach out if you have any questions and let us know where you are in the process. You can concert with us using the follow methods: 

  • Use the chat feature on our website from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Central Time, Monday – Friday 
  • Send an email to [email protected]
  • Complete this form to connect with an advisor on our team
  • Or, you can review other frequently asked questions to see if your question is already answered!

No matter what method you use, we promise a REAL person will get back to you! We’ll see you soon in Seville!



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