Questions About Coming to Sevilla
Do I need warm clothing in Sevilla?
Seville is one of the hottest cities in Europe, with August temperatures reaching up to 45 degrees Celsius, or 113 degrees Fahrenheit. The winters are moderately warm and sunny, though nights can be cold, and most houses do not have heat. You should definitely bring warm clothing as well as an umbrella, as there are downpours that occur in the fall and winter.
How do I make phone calls from Sevilla?
The best option for telephone communication in Sevilla is a cell phone, which you can purchase for relatively cheap and get prepaid minutes. Most student housing will not come equipped with a landline, and it is not likely that your host family will let you use their house phone. Using the Internet to make calls, via Skype or Google Voice, is another good option.
What kind of electricity is there in Spain?
Spain uses 220-volt electricity, which means that if you are from the U.S. or any country that uses anything else, you will need an adapter for your appliances. Many laptop computers have internal adapters that automatically adjust, although the shape of the plug may still be different than what you need in Spain.
Is Sevilla handicap accessible?
There are definite improvements being made to the handicap accessibility of the city, though there is still much more room for improvement, and, for the time being, people in wheelchairs may have a difficult time getting around.
Can I find work and internships in Sevilla?
If you are from the U.S. you cannot work legally without a work visa. If you are not from the U.S., you may be able to find part-time work as a waiter or bartender at one of the many bars in the city center. Full time jobs and internships are harder to come by, so if this is what you are looking for, it would be best to research your options before coming to Sevilla.
Can I practice my religion in Sevilla?
You will find a church on almost every corner of the city, especially near the center. Most of these churches are Catholic, though there are places to practice other religions throughout the city.
How does medical care work?
If you are an EU citizen, any medical costs incurred in Spain will likely be covered by social security, given you have asked for coverage outside of your home country. You will have to pay for doctor visits, but you will be reimbursed in your home country. If you are a citizen of the EU or if you are going to be in Sevilla for a long time, you should work out an agreement with your insurance company to decide on the best option for insurance while in Spain.
Can I extend my visa in Spain?
You most likely will not be allowed to extend your visa from here in Sevilla. If you want to look further into the possibility of doing so, contact your country’s consulate in Sevilla.
In order to stay in Sevilla to live or work legally, you will need to apply for a NIF (Número de Identificación Fiscal) in the government offices found at Plaza de España. There will be plenty of paperwork to fill out, which will be relatively easy for EU citizens but much more difficult and time-consuming for anyone from outside the EU.
We hope you have a great time in Sevilla!
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