University of Delaware Institute for Global Studies
Spring 2022: Seville, Spain Student Teaching - Elementary Education

Program Dates February 11, 2022 - May 09, 2022 (dates are tentative)
This program has been cancelled.

Program Overview Traveling and studying abroad during a global pandemic poses new challenges and requires accepting a higher level of uncertainty than in the past. Students who choose to study abroad at this time must be prepared to adapt to the evolving situation and must take responsibility to act in accordance with the rules, regulations, and recommendations of UD, their program leadership, and legal authorities of their home and host country. Due to the rapidly changing and unpredictable global and local response to COVID-19, these rules, regulations and recommendations are subject to change at any time.

The University will continue to monitor the ongoing situation with COVID-19 (coronavirus) as we approach the departure date for this program. Please reach out to your program coordinator or faculty director with questions and continue to monitor the UD coronavirus webpage for updates.

If UD decides to cancel a study abroad program, we will communicate directly with affected students. In this case, the University of Delaware will reimburse the cost of program fees, tuition and flights (if purchase was advised by IGS).

Complete your student teaching in Seville, Spain, a beautiful city in the Andalusia region of Spain famous for intricate tile work, old world charm and flamenco dancing. While completing your 12-week student teaching placement, you’ll be surrounded by historical landmarks including Alcázar castle, the Plaza de Toros de la Maestranza and the Gothic Seville Cathedral.

Student teaching takes place at Sevilla International College San Francisco de Paula in Sevilla, Spain. San Francisco de Paula’s mission is to provide education based on respect, work and an independent ideology that contributes to happiness, culture, innovation and responsible socio-economic progress. This high-quality educational institutional is set apart by unique programs for social and emotional development, early exposure to multiple languages, international respect and tolerance, and academic quality compared to global standards. Set in a beautiful facility with welcoming staff, the collaborative environment encourages all to participate in the educational community. All students are enrolled in a college preparatory program through an American-based curriculum that is designed to respond to the individual needs of all students. The school is accredited by Advanc-ED International Agency, which oversees quality standards in more than 30,000 schools and centers world-wide. All students learn and interact in several languages starting in preschool. However, all instruction given by University of Delaware students will be in English.

Classroom placements may range from first through eighth grade, depending on students' needs for certification. Students will participate in the teaching hours and responsibilities of the primary classroom teacher. They will also be assigned an on-site clinical educator and will be supervised by a University of Delaware field instructor via electronic conferencing and video observations, although no University faculty or staff will accompany the students. School staff will be available to assist with any problems that may arise at the school.

This program is a 12-week, full-day student teaching experience. Starting January 1, 2021, US citizens will have to apply for an ETIAS prior to the start of the program. Students wishing to remain in Spain or the European Union for more than 90 days must apply for and obtain the appropriate visa on their own before departure.

Note: Students are required to be present on the Newark campus to attend classes during the week prior to departure and for one day at the end of UD's semester and are responsible for all necessary lodging and transportation arrangements.

The Program Fee includes transfer to housing upon arrival in Seville, international health insurance, as well as housing in a furnished apartment to be shared with at least one other University of Delaware student OR a student from another program. Meals for six days per week are also included. The program fee does NOT include airfare to/from Seville, Spain, transportation to/from the U.S. airport, or transportation for departure from Seville.

The program officially begins when students arrive in Seville. Students will receive detailed travel instructions after acceptance, explaining and how and where to purchase their plane ticket. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.

The Center for Global Programs and Services (CGPS) cooperates with the College of Education and Human Development on the administration of this program.

ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.

Courses: Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites. All students must enroll in at least 10 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course. All students enroll in EDUC 400 and EDUC 433. In addition, students in a middle school concentration will enroll in EDUC 436 (3 credits) or the middle school methods courses for their concentration area (EDUC 320, EDUC 404, EDUC 406, EDUC 348). Students may also enroll in additional online courses if they need them to complete their program or wish to be registered as a full-time student. Students should speak with an advisor to choose any additional courses.
EDUC 320: Reading and Writing in the Middle Grades (3 credits)
EDUC 348: Investigating Social Studies in Middle School Communities (3 credits)
EDUC 400: Student Teaching (6 credits)
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning
EDUC 404: Teaching Science in the Middle School (3 credits)
EDUC 406: Teaching Math in the Middle School (3 credits)
EDUC 433-070: Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary Education (1 credit)
EDUC 436: Differentiated Literacy Instruction (3 credits)
UNIV 373: Study Abroad: Seville ETE Student Teaching (0 credits) pass/fail
Satisfies the following requirements:
  • Discovery Learning

Program Costs:

How much does it cost?.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$6,490.00$17,420.00
Estimated Program FeeTBATBA
UD Registration & Activities Fee$0.00$0.00
Total to be charged to UD account (estimated)TBATBA
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$(TBD)$(TBD)

The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.

When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.

*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.

Contact Information:
Vicki Goettel
Faculty Director
132 E Willard Hall

Submit Program Application by 5pm on April 27, 2021
Recommendation also due by 5pm on April 27, 2021
Acceptance and Scholarship Announced: September 29, 2021

Interest Meetings:

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.