Sewanee University

The Sewanee Semester in Spain program focuses on contemporary Spain and its relationship to and membership in the European Union. It is interdisciplinary in nature, with each course looking at a variety of issues from multiple perspectives. The program consists of four full courses: Spanish 321, Advanced Spanish language; Spanish 323, Contemporary Spain; INGS 306, Spain in the European Union; Art History 497, Europe: A Community in the Arts.

The classes and lectures deal with the nature of contemporary Spain, in particular the events and issues that have produced a vibrant democracy out of a forty-year dictatorship. There are guided visits to appropriate places of interest in the city (theaters, churches, stadiums, neighborhoods with particular urban organization or that reveal unique social patterns, etc.).

There are two major trips scheduled: one to Andalucia-Morocco and another to Belgium-Germany-Holland. There are also several one-day trips included in the program: Toledo and Segovia among them.


Director : Ruth Sánchez Imizcoz and Steve B. Raulston
Asistente del Director en España: Rocio Álvarez Aguayo (
Prof. Ruth Sánchez Imizcoz
Spanish Department
The University of the South
735 Univerisity Ave, Sewanee, TN 37383
Tel. +1 (931) 598-1760
Fax: +1 (931) 598- 1905


C/ Blasco de Garay 35, 5º A, 28015 Madrid
Program office: Universidad Complutense de Madrid
Facultad de Geografía e Historia
C/ del Profesor Aranguren, s/n
28040 Madrid