seville, SPAIN

Business Summer Program



Program Description

Join the FAU College of Business on this 6-week international business and internship program in Seville, Spain. Students can earn up to 9-credits toward their degree by taking 1 management course, 1 marketing course and an optional 3-credit internship with a company in Spain. These are FAU courses taught in English by FAU faculty. Program takes place during the 2023 first half Summer term and includes housing, meals and weekly events and excursions. Student will be immersed in the Spanish culture by living with a Spanish family, participating in activities, and excursions. This program is open to all majors after December 2nd or as space permits. All interested applicants should submit an application for review as soon as possible. If you are not a business major, you can apply before December 2nd for the waitlist. 

Program Dates and Deadlines:
Term Year Application Deadline
(or as space permits)
Start Date/Check-in End Date/Check-out
Summer 2023 February 15, 2023 May 12, 2023 June 23, 2023

Program fee payment deadline:
See details below in program cost section. Program fees cannot be deffered. Plan accordingly. 

Information Sheet

Open to All academic disciplines. Priority given to business majors until December 2. After December 2, all majors will be reviewed as space permits. All interested students should apply as soon as possible regardless of major. 
Language of Instruction English
Level of Study Undergraduate 
Credit Offered FAU credits
Program Primary Subject Business Management & Marketing
Sponsoring College College of Business
Education Abroad Advisor Brendan Richardson


Program Course Offerings:

  • MAN 4720: Global Strategic Management (3 credits) - primary course
  • MAR 4156: International Marketing (3 credits) - primary course 
  • MAN 4956: International Business Study Abroad (3 credits) 
  • GEB 4956: Seville, Spain Internship (3 credits)
  • MAN 4957/4956: Management Study Abroad (3 credits)
  • MAR 4957: Marketing Study Abroad (3 credits)

Course Eligibility & Requirements:

Students participating on the program must take one marketing class and one management class for 6 credits total. These classes will run Monday - Thursday afternoons. MAN4720 and MAR 4156 are the primary courses. If a student has already taken those courses, the other course codes are available if needed. Speak with your Academic Advisor to confirm. 

The 3 credit GEB 4956 internship is optional. The internship will run Monday - Thursday mornings. 

Note your courses of interest on your study abroad application in the course section. 

Program Eligibility & Requirement

  • Must have a 2.5 overall GPA at the time of application
  • Must be in good academic standing at the time of application
  • Must be eligible to take FAU courses during the study abroad program term
  • See Policies & Procedures page for more information


COVID-19 Statement

Important Information for Study Abroad

The host country or host provider may require proof of COVID-19 vaccination to participate on this program. FAU does not have control over the requirements of a foreign government or other organization. Students should not participate in this program unless they have reviewed and are willing to comply with the public health requirements of the host country or provider. Failure to comply with such requirements may mean you will be denied boarding of your flight, entry into country at immigration abroad, housing, and/or access to public spaces in-country. Please note, as this is not an FAU requirement, FAU is not responsible for verifying your vaccination status prior to travel. If you commit to this program and later withdraw due to vaccination status or other public health requirements of the host country or host provider, you will be subject to financial penalties as described by your terms and conditions.

Students may be required to quarantine once they have arrived to a study abroad destination or isolate if they become ill. If the host country or provider requires travelers to quarantine upon arrival to the host country or isolate at any time, students will be financially responsible for the isolation or quarantine period and must complete this prior to the program start date/check-in. Students must be able to begin program participation by the program start date/check-in. It is the student’s responsibility to know and adhere to the public health guidelines where they are traveling, and to factor those requirements into their travel arrangements and budget.


In-country Program Faculty Leaders: Dr. Joseph Patton and Dr. Marc Rhorer

Education Abroad Contact: Brendan Richardson 

College of Business Associate Director

Dr. Patton Email: 

Phone number: 561-297-3227

Dr. Rhorer Email:




Seville is the capital and largest city of the Spanish autonomous community of Andalusia and the province of Seville. It is situated on the lower reaches of the River Guadalquivir, in the southwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The city is famous for its flamenco dancing and architectural designs. 


Home-stay with a Spanish family. Students will have a private room with shared bathrooms. When available, two or more students share a family. Meals, laundry service, basic utilities, and WIFI access included. Housing assignments are communicated prior to arrival and are designed to match the needs and expectations of each program participant. 



Program Cost and Funding

Financial Aid and Scholarship Information 

  • Students participating on FAU Faculty-led Programs may use eligible financial aid
  • Program participants may be eligible to apply for the FAU Education Abroad Scholarship
  • See additional scholarship and funding information here.


Program Cost

$4,450 program fee + tuition for the required program summer course(s). FAU in-state or out-of-state rates apply. 

Program fee payment deadlines: 
1ST PAYMENT:       $1,500 deposit due 30 days from application acceptance or by February 24 (whichever comes first)
2ND PAYMENT:      $2,950 final payment due by March 15

Accepted participants will receive detailed payment instructions from the Education Abroad team via email. 

Program Fee Includes:

  • Accommodations from check-in through check-out date
  • International medical insurance
  • Meals offered in accommodation
  • Airport pick-up in Seville and on-site orientation
  • Group welcome meal
  • Weekly activities such as cooking class, walking tour, and Flamenco show
  • Excursions to other Spanish cities
  • Guest speakers
  • Classroom space in Seville
  • Reception and farewell event
  • Internship placement and coaching (if applicable)
  • Local transportation pass

Activities and excursions are subject to change by faculty leader or program provider/vendor if needed. Replacement activity or excursion would be provided.

Program Fee Does Not Include :

  • $200 administrative fee paid at time of application submission
  • International flight
  • Tuition for courses/credits taken on program (FAU in-state and out-of-state rates apply)
  • Personal meals outside the family accommodation (such as at restaurants)
  • Personal spending money
  • COVID-19 testing related to travel if applicable (entry or exit requirements) 

Health, Safety and Travel Documentation

International health and travel insurance

All FAU students participating on an FAU Faculty-led Program will be registered in international health and travel insurance coverage through Cultural Insurance Services International (CISI). This mandatory insurance ensures that students have access to medical and emergency support services while abroad. This is included in the program cost.


Students may be required to quarantine once they have arrived to the study abroad destination or isolate at any point during the program. If quarantine is required, it is the student’s personal and financial responsibility to complete prior to the start of the program so that they are available to participate for the program start date. It is the student’s responsibility to know and adhere to the public health guidelines where they are traveling, and to factor those requirements into their travel arrangements and budget.


  1. Reduced risk of denied entry if a country requires vaccination for entry
  2. Reduced risk of having to get vaccinated abroad if it becomes mandatory in the country of study
  3. Reduced risk of denied acceptance to one of our foreign universities
  4. Reduced risk of denied acceptance into campus housing or host accommodations abroad
  5. Reduced risk of spreading COVID-19 and its variants to other parts of the world, including the communities where we have programs
  6. Reduced risk of contracting COVID-19 while abroad, which could lead to missed classes and excursions, mandatory quarantine or isolation, and other disruptions to the program
  7. Increases student access to local events, services, and travel while abroad
  8. Provides more flexibility in planning study abroad extracurricular activities, including excursions
  9. The WHO and U.S. CDC agree that the vaccine helps reduce the risk of serious illness and helps prevent the spread of COVID-19
  10. Alongside our other prevention measures, the vaccine significantly increases protection for FAU faculty, staff, students, and international partners

Regarding increased access because of being vaccinated, please be aware that businesses and services may legally restrict access to exclude unvaccinated individuals. Local ordinances may allow the same. In such cases, FAU won’t be able to intervene or advocate on your behalf.

Travel Documentation

A valid passport is required for all international travel. If you are traveling anywhere abroad, you need a passport to board an international flight and to enter the country. Passport cards will not be accepted as form of I.D. You may be denied boarding if you travel with a passport that appears damaged or altered.

Some countries require that your passport be valid at least six months beyond the dates of your trip. Some airlines will not allow you to board if this requirement is not met. Check the Country Information to learn about entry and exit requirements for the country or countries in which you are traveling.  

If you are applying for a passport for the first time, you need to renew your passport, or you have any other passport questions, you can find information on the Travel.State.Gov website. In addition, several U.S. Embassies and Consulates provide information to assist applicants in collecting the documentation needed. For a list of Embassies, please visit U.S.