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Program

Through a partnership with Connecting Worlds Abroad (COWA) Ohio State students may pursue course work taught at EUSA (Estudios Universitarios y Superiores de Andalucia), affiliated with the University of Sevilla in Sevilla, Spain during autumn semester, spring semester or the full academic year.  The Hispanic Studies in Multiple Disciplines program is designed to expose students to the vibrant city of Sevilla while allowing them to improve their ability to speak, write and understand the Spanish language. 

Please see the "financial" section for dates and fees.

IMPORTANT:  Participants on this program are required to secure a Spanish student visa as a condition of participation. This will require an in-person meeting with the Spanish Consulate in Chicago.   Click here to review the visa requirements and steps involved in the process.

Locations

Ranked the number one city to visit in 2018 by Lonely Planet, Sevilla, is home to the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and boasts an extensive network of bike paths, rivaling Amsterdam for best bike city.  

Accommodations

COWA will match students with a local host family where they will reside for the semester. Meals and laundry will be handled by the host family.

Ohio State Program Contact

Jenny Kraft
Kraft.51@osu.edu
 

Academics

 

Courses and Credit

Browse a list of courses offered and their equivalencies at Ohio State: COWA course list.docx
Please note that two tracks offered
  1. Language, Society and Cultural Studies program (LSCS) is intended for students who have completed a minimum of Spanish 3403: Fall program  / Spring Program
  2. Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) program * students must have completed Spanish 3450 in order to pursue this track.   Fall program  /  Spring program
Each track has its own course work. During the spring semester each track has its own calendar and cost. 

Students applying to this program are are required to obtain course approval from the Department of Spanish and Portuguese. Please call 614.292.8485 to schedule an appointment. 

Each course a student takes abroad, regardless of the grade received or how course credit counts toward degree requirements, must:
  • Be approved. Student may either select courses from the pre-approved course list or seek course approval via the credit evaluation process; students are strongly encouraged to do this prior to submitting their applications.
  • Transfer back to the student’s Ohio State record.
  • Be completed for graded Ohio State credit. This grade will be factored into the student’s GPA.
PLEASE NOTE: Course approval, either via the pre-approved course list or completion of the credit evaluation process, does not guarantee the availability of the course abroad. Students must consult their program provider regarding course availability and talk with their Ohio State academic advisor to ensure that approved course options are appropriate given their degree requirements. All students should have multiple back-up courses approved. Canceling participation for failure to secure approval for desired course work will be subject to the cancellation policy

Admitted participants are required to register themselves in the temporary study abroad placeholder course, ARTSSCI 5797.  Further instructions will be provided upon admission to the program.

IMPORTANT:  Participants on this program are required to secure a Spanish student visa as a condition of participation. This will require an in-person meeting with the Spanish Consulate in Chicago.   Click here to review the visa requirements and steps involved in the process.

*SAS track students will be required to complete additional paperwork in order to enroll in classes at the University of Seville.  Please review Hague Apostille instructions.docx
 

Eligibility

In order to be eligible to apply for this program, students must have a 2.7 cumulative GPA, 3.0 Spanish GPA, successfully complete Spanish 3403.

Application Requirement

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications by the Ohio State application deadline posted on this program brochure:

Application instructions:  This application process takes advanced planning.  Students should not plan to start the application process within one week of the deadline due to the number of elements involved.

Applicants are required to submit TWO applications: 
1.  OIA education abroad application (start at the "Apply Now" at the bottom or top of this page);
  • An academic reference from a current/recent Ohio State Spanish language instructor is required. 
 2. COWA application
  • IMPORTANT: Students are required to meet with the Spanish major/minor advisor (call 614.292.8485 to schedule an appointment) to discuss course work prior to application
  • All elements of the COWA application must be completed by the Ohio State deadline. 
  • An academic reference from a current/recent Ohio State Spanish language instructor is required. 
SPRING SEMESTER APPLICANTS:  If you do not possess a valid passport with an expiration date of one year beyond the end date of the program at the time of application, please apply immediately and expedite your passport application. Please review the following processing timeline guidance from the U.S. Passport Agency:
 
  • Routine service can take up to 18 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 18-week timeframe includes up to 12 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
  • Expedite service (for an additional $60) can take up to 12 weeks from the day an application is submitted to the day a new passport is received. The 12-week timeframe includes up to 6 weeks for processing and up to 6 weeks for mailing times on the front and back end.
  • We suggest you:
    • Send your application to us via trackable mail, so you can track your application before it enters our system. This can be done whether applying at an acceptance facility or by mail.
    • Pay an extra $17.56 for 1-2 day delivery for the return of your completed passport.

Students may not graduate during the same term in which they are participating on a third party provider/direct enroll program.

Passports

Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to travel.state.gov

IMPORTANT:  Participants on this program are required to secure a Spanish student visa as a condition of participation. This will require an in-person meeting with the Spanish Consulate in Chicago.   Click here to review the visa requirements and steps involved in the process.

 

Financial

 
 

Program Costs

Students will pay the COWA program fee and International insurance fee. A waiver of tuition for Ohio State students that participate on university-approved third party provider or direct enroll programming is in effect until June 30, 2021. The COWA program fee includes tuition, housing, some excursions, and meals. Students are required to make their own individual international round-trip airfare arrangements.

COWA program fees:

Autumn 2021 September 2 (arrive in Spain) - December 12, 2021 =  Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) and/or University of Sevilla-EUSA course tracks  = 8,600 Euros
                                              Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) and Clemson University course tracks = 8,600 Euros

Spring 2022 =  January 13 (arrive in Spain) - June 11, 2022*): Spanish Advanced Studies (SAS) and/or University of Sevilla-EUSA course tracks  = 8,600 Euros
                        January 13 (arrive in Spain) -  May 14, 2022: Language, Society and Cultural Studies (LSCS) and Clemson University course tracks = 9,000 Euros
                  

*PLEASE NOTE: Program dates/costs and visa requirements are subject to change as Spanish entry requirements evolve due to COVID-19.

IMPORTANT:
  Participants on this program are required to secure a Spanish student visa as a condition of participation. This will require an in-person meeting with the Spanish Consulate in Chicago.   Click here to review the visa requirements and steps involved in the process.

Scholarships

Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a student withdraws or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.

Students who receive or are eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant are encouraged to apply for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program. This program is Gilman eligible. Interested students should first verify their existing award package and make an appointment with Student Financial Aid as needed.  After researching the scholarship, students wishing to apply for the Gilman International Scholarship should be in touch with the listed education abroad coordinator to begin working on a competitive application.
 

Announcements

 

Information Sessions

  TBD

Websites

U.S. Department of State: travel.state.gov (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: cdc.gov/travel (pre-travel health guidance)

Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.
 

Notices

 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 09/21/2020
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Please see the "financial" section for spring 2021 tentative dates/costs.
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021
**
Rolling Admission 09/02/2021 12/12/2021
Spring 2022 09/20/2021 09/29/2021 TBA TBA
NOTE: See "financial" section for spring 2022 program dates.

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed