Texas Tech University

Pre-Health in Sevilla

Medical Shadowing and Spanish Minor Program

*Mandatory Visa Workshop for all Spring Students*

Wednesday, October 16 5-7PM - Office of International Affairs Auditorium

Visa Deadline - October 22 & 23 - Office of International Affairs

About the Program

The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla is located in southern Spain in the region known as Andalucia. The TTU Center in Sevilla has had open doors to TTU students since 2001, offering spring, fall and various summer programs. 

The Texas Tech University Center in Sevilla is located along the perimeter of the downtown area and has wireless as well as high speed ADSL capability. An extensive travel library is available for students to plan the weekend excursions around Europe. A research library has collections of history, art, architecture, and Spanish language. An informal paperback exchange library is located on site as well for students' leisure reading needs.

Spain – Your Home Away From Home

Spain is located in southern Europe and is home to a myriad of cultures and traditions as diverse as the climates and foods. The country is bordered on three sides by water and offers picturesque beaches, towns perched clinging to rocky hillsides and a forum for world class water sports. Soccer is the king passion and Spain regularly boasts world championship teams. Artists have found inspiration for painting, sculpting and writing masterpieces for centuries. The landscape lends itself to photography and pure enjoyment of the outdoors. National parks are sprinkled through the country and leisure activities abound.

Students arrange their own transportation to and from Sevilla with the help of the Seville Coordinator. As students arrive in Sevilla, Spain, their program begins with a two-day in-country orientation which includes walking tours of the city and presentations by the Texas Tech Sevilla Center Director and staff regarding housing, communication, safety, public transportation, and cultural considerations. At the end of the in-country orientation, host families meet students to take them to settle in to their new environment. Group excursions are woven into the curriculum throughout the semester. These excursions range from day outings to Córdoba, La Rábida, Itálica and Jerez to multiple day trips to Granada, Toledo and Madrid. Free weekends scattered throughout the semester allow students to take advantage of further travel as they wish.

Students live with a host family and normally one other Texas Tech student. Host families are typical middle class families who provide cultural insight as well as linguistic help. Host families provide three meals each day seven days per week, do students' laundry, provide linens, and clean the bedroom weekly. Most students find the host family experience to be one of the highlights of the study abroad program.

Courses Offered

Spring 2020

  • Spanish 3306 Spanish Life and Culture
  • Spanish 3309 Medical Spanish
  • Spanish 4343 Advanced Language Skills
  • Biology 3305: Organic Evolution 

Medical Shadowing

All students participating in the Pre-Health in Sevilla Program will participate in a semester-long medical shadowing opportunity. Students will shadow various health professionals in local hospitals to gain first-hand experience and improve their Spanish-language skills, as related to the health industry. 

If a student is not sure which program is best for them between Pre-Health in Sevilla and the upper-level Spanish Program, he or she should contact Lanna Sheldon

Additional Extracurricular Activities

Sevillanas Dance

Semester students have the option to learn the typical dance that is seen at local fairs, weddings, and family parties. The instructor for the class is a local professional dancer and the cost to participate is nominal for students at The Center. The Sevillanas Dance classes meet 2-3 times weekly during the semester. The dance classes are not for credit.

Students taking dance class

Students participating in a Sevillanas Dance class.


Students have Spanish tutors with whom they meet for several weeks during the semester. The tutors are local university students who provide hands-on opportunities for language development as well as cultural adaptation to Spanish life.

Program Dates

Fall 2019: August 21-December 7, 2019

  • Fall 2019 program calendarThe calendar is subject to change. You will receive a finalized program calendar once you've committed to the program 

Spring 2020: January 8-May 9, 2020

  • Spring 2020 program calendar The calendar is subject to change. You will receive a finalized program calendar once you've committed to the program.

Estimated Program Fees

Program Open to

  • All Texas Tech students
  • Students must have completed or currently be enrolled in Spanish 2607, 2302 or 2304 to apply.

For more information:

Contact: Lanna Sheldon

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