Verto Semester
in Seville, Spain

Connect to the World
in Seville, Spain

Soak up the passionate energy of Seville through its delicious food, world-class art, dynamic history, and rich traditions.

Enjoy an authentic Spanish lifestyle, plus the inspiring courses, one-on-one support, and cultural immersion opportunities of a Verto Education.

  • Duration

    14.5 Weeks

  • Accommodation

    Student Residence or Homestay

  • College Credits

    12–16 Credits

  • Campus Host

    Study Center

  • Program Cost

    $18,000 USD
    before scholarships & financial aid

  • Program Dates

    ***January 18-April 30, Spring 2022

    ***Please see “Travel” section under “Details About” for important info about class & travel dates.

Start College withCommunity

Live in dorm-style housing alongside other Verto students or in a local family homestay and befriend the many local and international students in Seville. Our experienced staff is on-site to support you and guide you towards a transformative semester.

Take VertoCourses

The museums, sites, and neighborhoods of Seville become your classroom as you dive into Verto’s experiential learning courses. Study European History from inside an 14th-century palace, and practice your conversational Spanish during a traditional cooking class!

ExploreSeville

Your Student Life Coordinator will set you up with everything you need to confidently explore the city. You can also opt-in to exciting cultural activities and excursions with your Verto cohort—like a day trip to the ancient city of Toledo, a traditional flamenco performance, or a futbol match!

Sharpen Your Mind

In all Verto classrooms, you’ll enjoy small class sizes, energetic and caring professors, and hands-on learning— going to class will become the highlight of your day.

Earn College Credit

Earn college credit through a selection of fascinating courses including:

Available Courses

Please note that course availability may vary based on partner college requirements and other factors. All courses and programming are subject to change.

Rhetoric and Research I

Strong writing is one of the most important skills for college success, and it is a ‘highly’ sought-after skill by employers. In this class, get ready to write-to-impress academic, personal, and professional audiences. Discover writing as a tool for deeper reflection, exploration, and analysis of the subjects you care most about.

As part of this class, you will read and discuss a variety of works from different literary genres, focusing on nonfiction and expository texts. You will also refine your research skills, including evaluating and documenting sources, and professional skills to prepare you for the job market.

Introductory Spanish I

Most colleges appreciate and seek for students who are fluent in foreign languages. Get a head start on language acquisition through the Spanish courses offered by Verto.

Build your Spanish language skills through real world immersion activities—whether it is on a bike tour around the Madrid Rio or during a traditional cooking class! Three levels of Spanish–Intro I, Intro II, & Intermediate I– are meant to accommodate your varying degrees of proficiency.

Introductory Spanish II

 A continuing course from Spanish I with more emphasis on oral communication, writing and reading, grammatical elements, along with exploration of the cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world.

Intermediate Spanish I

This course offers students practice in speaking, listening, reading, and writing Spanish at the intermediate level, with more advanced grammar, as well as opportunities to explore cultural aspects of the Spanish-speaking world. In addition to refining grammatical concepts introduced in Elementary Spanish I and II, students learn more challenging grammatical structures such as the subjunctive in noun clauses, adjective clauses, and adverbial clauses.

International Relations

Create your pathway to global citizenship through this course that identifies the various state and non-state actors in global politics. Understand the structure and behavior of the international systems in which these actors operate. Included is an examination of the traditional concepts of international relations, such as power, nationalism, diplomacy, and war. In addition, transnational factors play a critical role in an increasingly interdependent world. Immigration, trade and economic/financial activities, the environment, human rights, and terrorism will be analyzed in the classroom to craft a comprehensive understanding of International Relations.

Public Speaking

Wish you could give an epic presentation without breaking a sweat?! You will become a confident public speaker in no time as you practice your organization, development, and communication of ideas in this course. Get ready to deliver highly persuasive speeches on topics you are passionate about and develop critical listening skills through evaluation of others’ speeches.

Western Civilizations II

This introductory course focuses on the origins and development of civilization in the western world from the 17th century to the present. Topics include European encounters with the new world, the scientific revolution, the age of enlightenment, the development of the state, the French and Industrial Revolutions, their impact on society, the rise of nationalism, the emergence of modern society, imperialism, World War I and II, the Cold War and contemporary Europe.

World Religions: Western Cultures

Introduction to the monotheistic religious traditions of the West and how they relate to cultural and social life. Includes the history and teaching of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam.

Art History I

Ever wanted to develop an appreciation for the arts? Here is a course in which you will not only learn but enjoy a survey of paintings, objects, images, and architecture from the ancient world through the Middle Ages. The course emphasizes the importance of religious, social, and political influences on the art of prehistoric, Mesopotamian, Egyptian, Greek, Roman, early Christian, Byzantine, and Medieval European cultures. You will learn how to speak about and understand works of art in their social and historical contexts.

Discover Yourself

Students walk away from their Seville semester with much more than incredible memories and transferable credits; through Verto’s one-on-one counseling and mentorship, you’ll build the confidence, self-awareness and clarity to thrive in college and in life.

Set Yourself Up for Success

Work with your personal Academic Success Coordinator and College Counselor to develop your game plan for an impactful college career. You’ll get a head start on how to manage your time, study effectively, and adapt to life on campus.

Find Your Purpose

Get clarity on your future goals as you contemplate what you’ve been learning and the type of impact you want to make on the world. Your program leaders will help you reflect on your experiences through group activities and one-on-one check-ins.

Already drooling at the thought of
tapas?!

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Travel is a vital part of every student’s education, and Verto is committed to increasing equity, access, inclusion, and diversity in study abroad and higher education—regardless of your financial background.

About half of Verto students receive scholarships, financial aid, or both. Depending on your Expected Family Contribution (determined by the FAFSA), Verto can reduce your Spain semester tuition by up to 67% through Verto’s Opportunity Grant. You can also apply federal aid, external grants, and scholarships to further reduce your semester cost.

Learn About Scholarships & Financial Aid

Details About Verto Seville Semester

Accommodation

Students may choose to live either in a student residence or local homestay for their semester. Students should speak with their admissions counselors and student success coordinators to determine which option is a better fit for them.

In the student residences, students will live in double or triple occupancy rooms with other Verto students.  The student residence is approximately 15-20 minutes walking distance to the study center.

  • Single beds in double room (which may include bunk beds)
    • 1 wardrobe per student
    • 1 desk per student
    • Linen pack provided
    • Fully furnished bedrooms
  • Shared bathrooms
  • Wireless internet access throughout residence

For homestays, students will be paired with another Verto student to live with a local family. Students may share a room with another Verto student or have their own room depending on the family’s housing situation.

Each homestay is slightly different, depending on the hosts, though all hosts are carefully vetted by Verto to ensure student safety and comfort.

All homestay housing includes the following.

  • Full Room & Board
  • Desk, chair, lamp for studying, internet, bed & bath linens, fan, personal appliances
  • Room cleaning and laundry (students will have to discuss with the family who will do laundry)
  • A fan or space heater. Please note that central AC and heating are not common in most Spanish houses.

Homestay locations will be no more than 15-20 minutes by foot to where classes are held at the study center.

Meals

Full board meal plan (three meals per day, including weekends, with a to-go sack lunch) included.

Travel

Students responsible for airfare to/from Seville.

Students have the option for independent travel within the country pending permission from the Verto team.***

As students will be living in the heart of the city, getting around by foot will become a part of their everyday experience—as it is with all locals! The City Center of Seville is quite walkable and