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College of Agriculture - Futures and Options at the TTU Center in Sevilla

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Terms, Dates & Field of Study

Term: Summer II

Deadline: February 12, 2024

Field of Study

  • Agricultural & Applied Economics

Program Term(s): Summer II

Budget Sheets :

Location(s), Eligibility Requirements


  • TTU Center in Sevilla, Spain

Minimum GPA: 2.0

Faculty Leader

  • Shaikh Mahfuzar Rahman

Additional Requirements

  • COVID-19 vaccination required by program

Additional Details

Program Type: TTU Faculty-Led

Housing Options

  • Host Family

Study Abroad Advisors

  • Group Advising Session

Scholarship Available: Military and Veteran Program (MVP) Aid Available, Study Abroad Competitive Scholarship

Program Overview

This Seville-based study abroad program offers students an opportunity to live in an historic Spanish city and learn about financial and commodity futures and options. The goal of the program is to integrate an understanding of futures and options markets into specific economic situations in order to improve the investment decision making. The program is designed to provide the students with a solid grounding and hands-on experience in futures and options trading for speculation, hedging, arbitrage, and spreading. Students also learn how to use different tools of fundamental and technical analyses for predicting prices, which are also very useful for trading stocks. The program includes various field trips to high-value agricultural operations, agribusinesses, and marketing companies. The trips provide a great opportunity to directly interact with Spanish producers, processors, and marketing agents. The course is highly valuable for the students in the Business School, Personal Financial Planning (PFP), Animal and Food Sciences, and Agricultural & Applied Economics.

Spanish in Sevilla

AAEC 4317: Commodity Futures Trading and Analysis
AAEC 5317: Financial and Commodity Futures and Options

Estimated Program Fee
Coming soon!!!
3 credit hours total estimated cost
Additional expenses include tuition, fees, travel expenses and more. Be sure to review the total estimated program cost as well as the Process of Paying information.

Program Dates
July 1 - July 30, 2022

Program Open To
All TTU students

Program Fee Includes
Seville TTU Center fees
Ground transportation during program
Host family-stay including 3 meals/day + weekly laundry
International health insurance
Planned excursion costs, except meals

Program Fee Does Not Include
TTU tuition and fees
Airfare to/from Spain
Education Abroad fee ($200)
Personal spending money

For more information:
Contact: Dr. Mahfuz Rahman

Covid Vaccine Requirement 
While Texas Tech does not require COVID-19 vaccination to participate on a study abroad program, some programs, host countries and/or regions do require vaccination. This program requires vaccination in order to participate. It is your responsibility to understand and comply with all program, host country, and/or regional vaccination regulations. Failure to comply with vaccination regulations may result in, but is not limited to, financial penalty, denial of entry into the country and/or region, and/or dismissal from the program.