The Consortium for Advanced Studies Abroad (CASA)
CASA-Seville is a unique multi-dimensional program designed to integrate linguistic, social, cultural, historical and artistic study and experiential learning. Students achieve this through taking both American-style and regular Spanish university courses, though learning about Spanish culture and society by living with families in the local community, by working in community organizations, and through educational tours. Students receive strong, individualized linguistic support, with staff and faculty attending closely to the student’s personal learning goals.
Seville is an ideal place to explore Spain’s dynamic present and fascinating past. In Seville, students grapple with the combination of cultures, aesthetic and religious traditions that are sometimes integrated and sometimes superimposed on one another. As such, the city provides a vantage point for the study of contemporary Spain where the complex amalgam of Spanish history can be seen in it architecture and art, in struggles for power, in the socio-centrism of families, neighborhoods, cities, and regions, and in moments of confrontation between different parts of Spain, between Spain and its former colonies, and between Spain and the rest of Europe.
The typical course load includes the mandatory proseminar course, Más allá de los estereotipos, one course taught at the CASA-Seville Center, and 3 courses taken directly at the University of Seville. All courses are taught in Spanish.
Every five years, CASA proposes to carry out a themed research project whose focus strongly resonates across each of the Divisional Center locations. The theme for 2018-2023 is Historical Memory. Learn More
Students will be charged are charged the cost of their program as established by the program and a study abroad and registration fee equivalent to 12% of Johns Hopkins tuition. Fees will be posted to students’ Hopkins SIS accounts by the Student Accounts Office. Financial aid may be applied toward the cost of the program.
To increase integration and ease adaptation, all students live with Sevillano families and become active participants in Spanish domestic life. All meals are provided. The program takes full advantage of Seville, the capital and largest city of Andalusia, to offer students a multidimensional academic and socio-cultural immersion experience.