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Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 1050 or 1060 or equivalent for non-English taught courses
Click here for a definition of this term Housing: Apartment (shared), Apartments, Home-stay Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.9 Click here for a definition of this term Exchange Type: Basic
College: College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
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Study for a Semester or Year in Spain!


Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), founded in 1997, is one of the Spain’s youngest and smallest public universities. Named after an 18th century Peruvian intellectual, the university is a dynamic institution dedicated to educating the men and women of tomorrow through strong academic programs, innovative research, and a highly educated faculty. The University has a population of approximately 10,000 students and offers degree programs in a variety of academic fields.


Seville is located in southeastern Spain, is the capital of the region of Andalusia and is Spain´s 4th largest city. It is located about 250 km from Granada, 200 km from Malaga and 150 km from Portugal. This proximity makes it an excellent base for exploring southern Europe and northern Africa. Divided into two parts by the Guadalquivir river, Seville is a city rich in history and art as well as popular traditions and festivals. Universidad Pablo de Olavide is located less than five miles from Seville’s city center on a beautiful 345 acre campus.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Mid September to Late December (The PIU program ends in Late January and is only offered as an Academic Year option)
  • Spring Semester: Late January to Late May (The PIU program ends in early June)
For more information about the academic calendar please visit the Hispanic Studies and PIU web pages.


Students have the option to stay with a local Spanish family in Seville or live in non-university student housing.

Homestay housing costs will be billed directly to the student and paid to the university abroad while non-university housing is paid directly by the student to the company.

For more information about housing please visit the UPO’s accommodation webpage.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
Basic Exchange (App Tuition and Fees) based on your residency
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
Intl Health Development Fee $60
Worldwide Health Insurance $1.45/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Fall Spring Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800  $1200 - $1800 $1200 - $1800 
1Housing $2000 - $3700 $2200 - $3900 $4000 - $7800
2Additional Meals (Homestays) $100 - $200 $150 - $300 $250 - $500
Meals (Apartments) $1200 - $1600 $1400 - $2000 $2800 - $3800
3Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $1200 - $2000 $2700 - $4400
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $150 - $300 $300 - $600
4Visa (for US Citizens) $160 $160 $160
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150 $150
5US Based Health Insurance Varies Varies Varies
6Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000 $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $4000
1Housing costs will vary by housing type selected. The high range is for a homestay with all meals included.
2Students staying in homestays will receive 3 meals a day and do not need to budget much for meals.
3Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
4Visa cost estimate does not include potential travel to the Consulate.
5Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester).
6Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.

Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.


Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: Fall, SpringAcademic Year

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.


The Universidad Pablo de Olavide offers 2 program tracks to visiting students:

  • Hispanic Studies (Fall and Spring terms. The Hispanic Studies programs offers students the chance to study Spanish language as well as electives across a wide range of disciplines taught in Spanish or English.)
  • University Integration Program (Academic Year and Spring Terms. The PIU program is for students with advanced Spanish language skills who wish to fully immerse themselves into a Spanish University.)

All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the UPO program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2022 09/15/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

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