10 Reasons You Must Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain
Start writing a post

10 Reasons You Must Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain

Your abroad experience is the best time of your life...as long as you spend it in Sevilla.

10 Reasons You Must Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain
Lucy Carr

Making the decision to study abroad is difficult, especially when deciding where you want to go. People say you must study in the staple European cities, such as Paris or London. However, sometimes the hidden gem cities prove to be much more amazing than you could ever imagine. Sevilla, Spain is the capital of the southern Spain region of Andalusia and is the ideal place to study abroad when you’re in college. It offers beauty, culture, nightlife and the experience of a lifetime.

1. The siesta lifestyle will change your life.

Coming home mid-day for a huge lunch and 3-hour snooze is the most amazing thing. Plus, you have to rejuvenate for the evening’s activities! All the shops close down, and everyone goes home to eat and sleep; it's simply the best routine.

2. Because Tinto de Verano is the greatest drink you'll encounter.

No, it’s not sangria. IT’S BETTER. This mouth-watering beverage will please your taste buds and leave you feeling good too. And even better, it’s the cheapest drink around – head into Cien Montaditos with a euro and you’ll be good to go!

3. You are constantly surrounded by beautiful architectural history.

You can’t walk 2 steps without being amazed by the beautiful architecture that paints the city. Whether it’s the beautiful Cathedral and Giralda Tower, or the Torre de Oro, you will constantly be amazed by what is in front of your eyes. Climbing the Giralda Tower gives you the best view of the city, and don't worry its only 38 ramps up!

4. Because the famous croquetas dish will make your mouth water.

What could possibly go wrong with a fried, cheese and ham filled pastry? ABSOLUTELY NOTHING. You can find them anywhere, and they will always satisfy you. Pesto croquetas at the Mercado will become your new weakness.

5. You can walk the entire city to burn off all the croquetas you eat.

A 45 minute walk is considered a “short” walk to the Sevillans, so you can have as many croquetas and tintos you want and still stay in shape. It is definitely the most walkable city, and everywhere you walk will bring a beautiful view.

6. You are forced to speak in Spanish everywhere you go.

Even if you have no idea what you’re saying or what anyone is saying to you, you’re still forced to speak that amazing language and learn more and more everywhere you go. You will leave surprised with how much you learned.

7. The Plaza de España will never cease to amaze you.

The walk passing by this beauty will make you stop in your tracks. You may have seen it in Star Wars, but seeing it every day on your way to class will surprise you each and every day. Riding bikes through the Plaza and the Maria Luisa park is a must.

8. Passing the Guadalquivir River will brighten up your day.

Whether you’re going to ‘botellón’ before the night begins, go for a boat ride, or simply walk by the river, this body of water will never stop being beautiful.

9. Because staying out until 6 am is normal.

When people don’t go out until 2 am, you know it’s going to be a long night. There is something amazing about coming home when the sun comes up and grabbing a churro along the way.

10. Because you will meet incredible life-long friends.

Whether it is people you travel there with, or people you meet there, spending months in a different country with friends is bound to bring you closer. Your study abroad friends will forever be a part of your life, and you will never stop talking about your amazing times in Sevilla.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less
a man and a woman sitting on the beach in front of the sunset

Whether you met your new love interest online, through mutual friends, or another way entirely, you'll definitely want to know what you're getting into. I mean, really, what's the point in entering a relationship with someone if you don't know whether or not you're compatible on a very basic level?

Consider these 21 questions to ask in the talking stage when getting to know that new guy or girl you just started talking to:

Keep Reading...Show less

Challah vs. Easter Bread: A Delicious Dilemma

Is there really such a difference in Challah bread or Easter Bread?

loaves of challah and easter bread stacked up aside each other, an abundance of food in baskets

Ever since I could remember, it was a treat to receive Easter Bread made by my grandmother. We would only have it once a year and the wait was excruciating. Now that my grandmother has gotten older, she has stopped baking a lot of her recipes that require a lot of hand usage--her traditional Italian baking means no machines. So for the past few years, I have missed enjoying my Easter Bread.

Keep Reading...Show less

Unlocking Lake People's Secrets: 15 Must-Knows!

There's no other place you'd rather be in the summer.

Group of joyful friends sitting in a boat
Haley Harvey

The people that spend their summers at the lake are a unique group of people.

Whether you grew up going to the lake, have only recently started going, or have only been once or twice, you know it takes a certain kind of person to be a lake person. To the long-time lake people, the lake holds a special place in your heart, no matter how dirty the water may look.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Top 10 Reasons My School Rocks!

Why I Chose a Small School Over a Big University.

man in black long sleeve shirt and black pants walking on white concrete pathway

I was asked so many times why I wanted to go to a small school when a big university is so much better. Don't get me wrong, I'm sure a big university is great but I absolutely love going to a small school. I know that I miss out on big sporting events and having people actually know where it is. I can't even count how many times I've been asked where it is and I know they won't know so I just say "somewhere in the middle of Wisconsin." But, I get to know most people at my school and I know my professors very well. Not to mention, being able to walk to the other side of campus in 5 minutes at a casual walking pace. I am so happy I made the decision to go to school where I did. I love my school and these are just a few reasons why.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments