Each semester, the program organizes various activities such as trips and cultural visits, talks, workshops, film or documentary screenings and receptions. Some of these activities are repeated every semester, while others are specific to the time of year in which they are celebrated. For example, in the fall semester the program makes a visit to a factory of mantecados (typical Christmas sweets) near Seville. In the spring semester, it organizes a sevillanas workshop, the folk dance modality that students can practice during the April Fair.

In addition, activities related to the courses taught at the Center are usually organized at the request of the teachers. For example, in the fall of 2021 the students enrolled in the class Contemporary History of Spain visited the places where the main battles took place during the Spanish Civil War.

Group Activities

In addition to welcome and farewell celebrations, the program organizes receptions during the academic year. Thanksgiving Day is celebrated with a luncheon and, on the eve of Holy Week, in the spring semester, program participants meet to taste the typical sweets of the season.

In May, when we know who the Cornell or Penn exchange students from Seville are, the program typically organizes a reception so that they get to know the CASA-Sevilla students and they can share useful information with the Spanish students about life at the American universities.

Cultural Visits and Excursions

The cultural visits and excursions allow students to better understand the places they visit, by discovering their different historical and cultural strata through time. The visits provide students with information on fundamental aspects of the local society.

There are day trips every semester - such as Granada, Córdoba, Itálica and Ronda - and cultural visits in the city - such as the Institute for Women, the Parliament of Andalusia, and the Macarena neighborhood. There is an active learning component to all excursions, with sufficient leisure time for students to explore on their own.

Film Series

Each semester, the CASA-Sevilla center presents a selection of films representative of the Spanish film scene. In addition, students can watch documentaries and films related to the Center's courses.