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City and Academic Overview

Study Abroad in Seville

API offers students two university options for study abroad in Seville – the University of Seville and Pablo de Olavide University.

Founded in 1502, the University of Seville is one of the most well-known universities in Spain. The University is located in the heart of the city, and features some of Seville’s most beautiful buildings. Students focus on language acquisition, cultural enrichment, and historic discoveries.

Pablo de Olavide University is a state institution founded in 1997. Its mission is to educate the men and women of tomorrow through a strong academic program, innovative research, and a highly educated faculty. Taking full advantage of its resources and structure, it offers meaningful solutions to the scientific, technical and cultural challenges society faces today. Located on a beautiful 345-acre campus about five miles from Seville, the University is easily accessible by public transportation ( a 30-minute metro ride from Seville’s city center).

City Information

Seville, capital of Andalusia and Spain’s 4th largest city, is located between the Sierra Morena mountains and the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoying culture from the Romans, Visigoths, Muslims, Jews and Christians throughout the ages, and serving as the focal point of the Spanish Renaissance, Seville is rich in history and tradition. When visiting Seville one can experience the city as it was centuries ago. The lovely winding streets and active public squares of the Barrio Santa Cruz allow the visitor insight into the oldest portion of the city, and the list of monuments and historic sites is seemingly endless. The Tower of Gold once served as landmark for arriving ships and Seville’s amazing Cathedral houses the tomb of Christopher Columbus. The 12th century Moorish palace, the Alcázar, is the oldest palace-fortress still in use by European royalty. While studying, exploring the streets, visiting museums, or soaking up Spanish culture, API students in Seville gain a broad education in Spanish language and civilization.

API Students on Seville

Why Seville?

  • Cosmopolitan city with numerous cultural offerings
  • World-famous spring festivals
  • Great weather
  • More than 2,000 years of culture and art
  • History and ambiance on every corner
  • Bull ring where Carmen opera took place
  • Third largest cathedral in the world
  • One hour to the beach
  • Flamenco, bullfights, and rich Spanish tradition