Spain’s fourth largest city
and the capital of Andalusia, Seville is a city rich in history,
cultural traditions and art. Its Moorish palaces, narrow cobblestoned
streets and beautiful gardens remind the visitor of centuries past.
Its lively street life, colourful fiestas and friendly people offer
a warm welcome to every visitor. Seville provides a wealth of opportunities
for extra curricular activities including theatre, concerts, and
a variety of museums. And Seville’s proximity to many places
of historic and cultural interest in Spain as well as Portugal and
North Africa makes it an excellent base for exploring this region
of the world.
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 7,000 students and offers degree programs in a
variety of academic fields.
The university offers degrees in the following
areas: business, economics, humanities, law, science, social science,
The University is located on a beautiful
345 acre campus less than 5 miles from Seville’s city center. In
addition to the many classroom building, a library, computer and science
laboratories and two cafeterias, the campus contains a gym, a high performance
table tennis center, indoor courts, an outdoor running track and playing
The University library has open access stacks and contains 40 computer
stations and 6 group study rooms. It is also wired to provide internet
access for those students wishing to use their own laptop computers. In
addition to its book collections, the library has over 940 academic journal
and magazine titles as well as access to over 5,000 electronic publications
in various languages.
THE CENTER FOR FOREIGN STUDENTS
Pablo de Olavide University is pleased to introduce its Center for Foreign
Students and is wide array of international programs. Although the Center
(Centro de Estudios para Extranjeros) as such was officially founded in
2002, the University began its “Hispanic Studies Program”
(formerly known as the “International Program for Undergraduate
Students) in the fall of 2001. The Center now comprises a number of programs
open to foreign university students from around the world with varying
Spanish language skills.
HOW TO GET TO SEVILLE
The airport of Seville is about 7 km from downtown. A bus runs regularly
(every 30 minutes) from the airport to the city center. One way tickets
cost 2.30 euros.
Seville is also to an easy distance from the airport of Jérez de
la Frontera and Málaga.
For more information on airports: www.aena.es/
From Madrid (from Atocha station): AVE (high speed train) trains run regularly
from 7 am to 9 pm (or 10pm depending on the day of the week). The journey
takes between 2 ¼ and 2 ½ hours.
Schedules and fares can be found on RENFE’s website: www.renfe.es
* Buses from Madrid
From Madrid (from Estación Sur de Autobuses): Buses run regularly
from 8 am until 1 am. The journey takes approximately 6 hours.
For schedules and more information, refer to Socibus’ website: www.socibus.es
or call Socibus directly at 902-22-92-92.
HOW TO GET TO PABLO DE OLAVIDE UNIVERSITY
Local buses run between 6 am and 12 midnight. Prices are 1 euro for a
single ticket, 5 euros for a 10 ride ‘bonobus”. The bus which
runs to Pablo de Olavide University is bus #36. It leaves from The Prado
de San Sebastian by the Parque María Luisa (Avenida de Portugal)
and its last stop is the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.
LINKS OF INTEREST
Ministry of Foreign Affairs:
Life and cultural activities in Seville
Apartments and Hotels in Seville: http://www.seville5.com
On campus housing:
- Residencia Universitaria Rector Ramón