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09/02/2014 - 12/20/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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04/01/2015
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15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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01/13/2015 - 06/12/2015
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
Credit:
15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
See descriptions below

*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Deadlines:
10/01/2015
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15 - 17 semester / 22.5 - 25.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
Courses:
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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09/02/2014 - 06/12/2015
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Eligibility:
3.0 Overall GPA
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*Please see the detailed information available below for an important note about program dates.

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Program Overview

Program Overview

Don’t just study in Spain – immerse yourself in the people, places, and events that have made it what it is today. Take part in CIEE’s challenging Advanced Liberal Arts program in Seville. Awaken your senses during excursions and cultural activities. Build your Spanish language skills during homestays, a conversation exchange, and more. And dive into the Spanish history and culture during coursework and an independent study project. It’s all waiting for you with CIEE in Seville.

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

  • Enroll in regular university courses – ideal for meeting Spanish students and improving your language skills – in disciplines ranging from history and languages to anthropology and Arabic studies
  • Explore sites of cultural importance through weekly cultural activities and excursions
  • Fine-tune your language skills with the help of the CIEE Language Resource Center and tutorials, Tertulia lecture series, personal development workshops, a conversation exchange, and volunteer opportunities
  • Live in a homestay, residencia, or shared apartments to maximize your cultural and linguistic integration
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $3 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants
  • Bailey Minority Serving Institution Grants

    For minority students from minority-serving institutions who demonstrate financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC)

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence

    For students with a GPA or 3.8 or higher who excel in academic pursuits devoted to socially important areas of study

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $1,500 per student

  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships

    The Michael Stohl Research Scholarship is awarded to students studying for a semester or year who are self-identified as a 1st generation college student, demonstrate financial need, are a non-traditionally aged student, have a non-traditional background, and/or are planning to conduct research as part of the study abroad program. Preference is given to students from public higher education institutions. Awards range from $1000-$5000, depending on duration of study and financial need, and are applied toward the awardee's CIEE program fee.

  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant
  • CIEE Global Ambassadors Merit Grant

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    Awarded to motivated students who are eager to share the many transformative benefits of studying abroad when they return to campus. Awards are based on personal statements from student applicants that demonstrate motivation and financial need based on estimated family contribution (EFC).

    CIEE Alumni Ambassador Grant awardees are required to either:

    Maintain an official CIEE blog during their semester abroad OR

    Act as a CIEE Alumni Ambassador on their campus after returning from studying abroad

  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships
  • Language Intensive-Focus Track (LIFT) Merit Scholarships

    For students who want to pursue an intensive language program for one academic year in Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Chile, China, Cuba, Dominican Republic, France, Italy, Jordan, Mexico, Peru, Russia, Senegal, Spain, or Taiwan

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

In addition to a variety of specialized CIEE electives, you’ll have access to a wide range of courses at the Universidad de Seville. Whether you’re interested in business or engineering, language arts, the humanities or social sciences, you’ll find a curriculum that allows you to explore your interests and earn credit toward your degree in Seville.

Excursions

See Córdoba and Cádiz, a medieval castle, and hike in the Sierra Norte. Take part in an Immersion Language Weekend with your peers in rural Sierra del Huéznar that will help you practice your Spanish. You’ll take a cooking class, try kayaking, and much more.

Immersion

We make it easy to integrate into the local and university communities. Help the local community by volunteering at organizations like Habitat for Humanity, or work independently caring for children or the elderly through a local non-governmental organization. You’ll also make friends, and get insight into the local culture from those your own age during various cultural activities. Take part in a weekly CIEE sports match, experience the city’s alternative cinema, participate in language intercambios, have Spanish students as tutors, try flamenco dancing, and more.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

The program fee includes:

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Costs
Fall 2014 (16 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/02/2014
12/20/2014

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Fall 2015
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,577
Housing ***
$3,860
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2015 (21 wks)
10/01/2014
01/13/2015
06/12/2015
$15,850

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$11,577
Housing ***
$3,860
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$2,600
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$300
Books & Supplies
$250
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$2,800

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Spring 2016
10/01/2015
TBA
TBA

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2014-2015 (40 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/02/2014
06/12/2015

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Estimated Additional Costs

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

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Academic year 2015-2016
04/01/2015
TBA
TBA
$30,100

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$21,967
Housing ***
$7,720
Insurance
$113

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $340 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** All meals included in Homestay. Students in the residencia option have all meals included except Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. No meals are included for students in apartments.

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee *
$5,200
International Airfare **
$1,250
Local Transportation
$600
Books & Supplies
$500
Visa Fees
$160
Potential travel to consulate for visa
$500
Personal expenses
$5,600

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* For students in apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 for Sunday lunches and meals during breaks/national holidays. All meals are included for students in homestays.

** round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
3.0 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 3.0
  • 3.0 GPA in Spanish language
  • 6 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit and a full course load for the semester program is 15–17 semester/22.5–25.5 quarter hours and for the academic year, 30–32 semester/45–48 quarter hours.

The contact hours for the Universidad de Sevilla, UPO, and CIEE Study Center courses (CSCS) are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester /4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students in the Advanced Liberal Arts program begin with an Intensive Session. During the remainder of the semester, students take four additional courses: three regular courses from those offered at the Universidad de Seville and/or Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), and a fourth course from the Universidad de Seville, UPO, or CIEE and chosen from the liberal arts, teaching development, or business and society programs. Please refer to those sections of the catalog for course information. Students may also enroll in an independent study project under the supervision of a home-campus faculty member. All courses are taught in Spanish and are considered junior or senior level.

Students who plan to take most of their classes in the social sciences and humanities, and who score higher than 70 percent on the language placement exam, are required to take Social History of Contemporary Spain during the Intensive Session. Students who plan to take classes exclusively in business and economics are required to take Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics during the Intensive Session. Students whose language skills are below average based upon the results of the language placement exam are required to take Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar during the Intensive Session in order to prepare them for direct registration in regular university classes with Spaniards.

Students may also be required to take Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing during the regular session if the results from the Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar course show that they need further Spanish language support.

Students studying for the academic year are not required to repeat the Intensive Session in January. However, they may enroll in LITT 3501 CSCS: Short Stories in Spain and Latin America. Any academic year students who do not take the class offered during the Intensive Session must take five classes during the remainder of the semester.

Advanced Liberal Arts study abroad students may select from a wide variety of classes at the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO. Please check the universities’ websites at www.us.es and www.upo.es for the most up-to-date information on specific classes. Academic information is also listed on our website. Most university courses are offered either in the fall or spring semester, and some are yearlong.

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About the City

About The City

Seville, the capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, is a unique city that manages to preserve its past while offering all the conveniences of a modern commercial hub. It’s the birthplace of the great Renaissance painter Velazquez and the city from which Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in the late 15th century. Don Juan supposedly started in Seville on his quest to conquer the hearts of women all over Europe! Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Jose Luis Martinez

Resident Director

José Luis Martinez has a B.A. in Hispanic Philology and an M.A. in Spanish Literature (Theater) from the Universidad de Seville and is currently pursuing his Ph.D. He has been working with CIEE since 2002.

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A pesar de ser una de las ciudades de España de mayor tamaño, es curiosa la percepción de nuestros estudiantes cada semestre; el hecho de poder abarcarla en pocas semanas, la hacen cercana y familiar. Sin duda la razón está en el carácter de las personas que la habitan y en el trazado histórico de la ciudad, con uno de los cascos históricos y monumentales mayores de Europa, excelente para recorrer a pie, acompañados por la bonanza de su clima. Espero que en tu estancia tú también llegues a percibir la misma sensación de familiaridad y cercanía con Sevilla.

— José Luis Martinez, Resident Director

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Jaime Ramirez

Center Director

Jaime Ramírez, a native Sevillian, earned his bachelor's degree from the Universidad de Seville in business administration and MBA. at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Jaime participated in CIEE´s Internship USA, working for four months at the CIEE headquarters in Portland, Maine. He has also participated in several professional development staff exchanges with Georgetown University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jaime has been with CIEE since 2004 and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in work and organizational psychology.

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Estudiar en España te permitirá disfrutar de una experiencia personal, profesional y cultural que nunca olvidarás. Al conocer España, su idioma y su cultura desarrollarás una nueva perspectiva y un nuevo punto de vista sobre tu propio país. Esta nueva perspectiva te beneficiará a lo largo de tu carrera profesional. Nosotros estamos aquí para facilitar tu integración e introducirte a conceptos de negocios y economía en España. No te será difícil integrarte ya que los sevillanos son amables y abiertos. Con el programa de Business & Society, podrás diseñar tu propia experiencia, mediante una combinación de cursos de empresariales de CIEE, cursos universitarios, programa de Intercambios y programa de prácticas en empresas.

— Jamie Ramírez, Center Director

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Cristina Gonzalez

Program Assistant

Cristina Gonzalez began working for CIEE in 2011. She received her B.A in Geography from the University of Seville in 2009, and is currently pursuing a master’s degree in sustainable management. Cristina is the program assistant for the Advanced Liberal Arts program and coordinator of the CIEE Leadership Academy.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Universidad de Sevilla

Since its establishment in the 16th century, the Universidad de Sevilla has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning. The schools of business, communications, economics, engineering, geography and history, law, labor sciences, mathematics, natural sciences, philology, philosophy, psychology, as well as its many departments and institutes, serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region. In total, the Universidad de Seville is the educational center for some 75,000 students.

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Universidad de Olavide

With nearly 11,000 students, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) is the second state-run university in Seville. It is located on a 345-acre campus, a 30-minute metro or bus ride from the center of the city. UPO offers both undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors, as well as in biotechnology, environmental sciences, humanities, labor relations, second language acquisition, social work, sports sciences, and translation. Its facilities are equipped with the latest in technology, including campus-wide Internet access, computer, television, video and audio centers, an open access library, sports facilities, and science laboratories.

CIEE Study Center

The CIEE Study Center is located in a beautifully renovated Sevillian palace built in 1725. It is centrally located, close to the Puerta de la Carne, and is a 10-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building (Tabacalera). Housed in the CIEE Study Center are classrooms, a computer room, student services, and administration. CIEE professors also have offices in the Study Center, so that students may speak with them privately about issues related to their progress in class.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Homestays are the overwhelming preference of study abroad students due to the cultural and linguistic opportunities that they provide. Students have their own room and are placed on an individual basis. However, those students who specifically wish to share housing may request to live with another program participant, but always with the condition that each student has their own separate bedroom. All meals and laundry privileges are provided.

Students choosing the residencia option have all meals, except Sunday lunch, provided in the cafeteria, and a limited meal service during Christmas break, Easter week, and Feria. Laundry is the responsibility of the student in the residencia, although facilities are provided. Residencia rooms are usually doubles or triples shared with other CIEE participants. Few individual rooms are available in the residencia. Students who want to live alone in their own room should choose the homestay or shared apartment options.

Study abroad students choosing shared student apartments will be housed, possibly, with one other program participant, in addition to Spanish and, occasionally, international students. All apartment residents will have their own bedroom, but bathrooms, kitchen and other common areas are shared amongst the residents. Students choosing this option will be responsible for purchasing and preparing their own meals as these are not provided, nor is there a cafeteria (as with the residencia). However, students will receive a modest monthly food stipend. Laundry is also the responsibility of the student, although a washing machine is provided.

Internet is provided in all types of CIEE housing, as are cleaning services, although these vary depending on the type of housing.

Academic year students may choose to move into private apartments with Spaniards (not other Americans or English-speakers) during the spring semester. CIEE will provide a monthly stipend as well as an informational session about this option, but students are entirely responsible for all aspects of this independent living situation.

Given the size of the city, all students should expect to use public transportation (metro, tram, bus, or public bike rental) to commute from their place of residence to their classes.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Seville even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.

The mandatory, weeklong orientation session conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program, introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, and also provides practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support by CIEE staff is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All homestays, residencias, and shared apartments have Internet connections, while the CIEE Study Center and both universities offer wireless access. Computers at the CIEE Study Center are also available for academic purposes.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with excursions to points of interest in Seville that highlight topics covered in class. Also included is an overnight excursion for the linguistic immersion weekend. Every two weeks an e-newsletter, “Noticias desde Seville,” is sent to participants. It announces happenings around Seville and the cultural activities CIEE has planned to complement academic work.

You may also participate in a wide range of activities with Spanish students arranged by the host institutions including hiking, choir, sports teams, theater, and cinema events.

Cultural Reimbursement Program

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CIEE will reimburse you for tickets purchased for theater, ballet, opera, and special events taking place in and around Seville and Spain. Travel costs to places in Spain are also covered in this study abroad program. The goal of this program is to encourage students enrolled in the Spanish university to enjoy local cultural activities with Spanish peers in a Spanish environment.

Immersion

Linguistic Immersion Weekend

During your first week in Seville, CIEE organizes a language immersion weekend. You’ll travel with CIEE staff to Sierra del Huéznar, Constantina (Seville) with a group of Spanish students from the Universidad de Seville and Universidad Pablo de Olavide. The goal of this exercise is to help you feel comfortable in an exclusively Spanish-speaking environment immediately upon arrival. You’ll engage in many different activities with your Spanish peers including one-on-one conversations, individual presentations, group activities/games, and outdoor hiking.

Intercambios

A conversation exchange program with Spanish students is an important part of the program. Intercambios give you the chance to practice what you are learning in language courses, as well as help you become more integrated into Spanish student life and Sevillian life and culture.

Community Involvement

You'll have the opportunity to work with humanitarian organizations, which help children, the elderly, and others needing care. You may also become involved with Amnesty International. Volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools are also available for future teachers.

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Academics

Academics

Founded in 1994, the CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts program in Seville is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills and a strong academic background. Students take the majority of their classes with Spanish students at the Universidad de Seville and/or Universidad Pablo de Olavide, supplemented by a variety of courses offered by CIEE.

Online Placement Exam

Prior to departure for Seville, all students are required to take a CIEE online placement exam during the scheduled exam period: mid-November to mid-December for the spring semester and mid-May to mid- June for the fall semester. The purpose of this exam is to determine the student’s level of Spanish for appropriate placement in language courses. Students should take this exam seriously, as placement in many upper-level courses depends upon a high online placement exam score.

LANGUAGE RESOURCE CENTER AND TUTORIALS

CIEE has a Language Resource Center staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. CIEE organizes tutorials for students to help them in reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Tutorials focusing on the content of regular university courses are also offered each semester. Spanish classmates and graduate students help incoming students with their courses at the university. Students may request personal tutors to help them keep up with the work related to these classes.

Academic Culture

Courses in law, geography, history, and philology meet in the Universidad de Seville’s main building, Tabacalera. Classes from the other schools meet at different campuses located around the city of Seville. Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) classes are held on the UPO campus.

Keep in mind that Spanish students begin to study in their area of concentration from the first day of their university career. They are specialists, not generalists. Spain does not have a liberal arts educational tradition, and different degrees do not have survey-type classes like they do in the United States.

All dates for official university exams are published early in the semester. Fall semester students may take their final exams prior to the Christmas break, or take them during the official university exam period in late January. For those choosing to take their exams in January, there is a two-week break in between Christmas and January 6 (the holiday, called Reyes). December exams are arranged on an individual basis with the professor. Yearlong students need to take their exams during the official university exam period. In the spring, final exams for regular university classes at UPO may be taken the last week of May. At the Universidad de Seville, exams take place in early June. In some cases, professors may be willing to administer the final exam earlier than the officially scheduled date, but CIEE cannot be responsible for arranging or guaranteeing early exams.

During the spring semester, two vacation periods take place: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. The dates are not fixed, but students are normally free the week before Easter (Holy Week) and then again for a week approximately two weeks after Easter.

Students are required to review their exams (called a revisión) with their professors before leaving Seville so they know how well they performed and what grade to expect.

Nature of Classes

Students registered for regular university classes take classes with Spanish students. CIEE classes are with CIEE study abroad students only.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

Students take part in the CIEE Community Language Commitment by speaking Spanish at all times (except in emergencies). This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.

Grading System

In CIEE Study Center courses, students are graded on the basis of a mid-term and final examination. A paper in Spanish is often required. Most grades for regular university classes are based upon a final exam. In some Universidad de Seville and Universidad Pablo de Olavide courses, there may also be term papers or an oral examination, and some schools have multiple choice or true/false exams. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading system.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

Direct matriculation courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad de Seville and Universidad Pablo de Olavide. CIEE courses are taught by highly qualified professionals. Many of them are associated with either of these state universities.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Required CIEE Intensive Courses

Students take one of the following courses, depending on the results of the online placement exam and their planned course of study.

HISP 3501 CSCS

Social History of Contemporary Spain
Focusing on recent Spanish history, and highlighting the changes in the political and social world of Spaniards under Franco and since the transition to democracy; issues discussed include gender, political parties, the effects of regionalism, terrorism, Spain and World War II, relations with the U.S., Latin America, and the European Union. Several site visits are included during the session.

LITT 3501 CSCS

Short Stories in Spain and Latin America
(offered to academic-year students in January only)
Designed especially for academic-year students who want to continue language and literature study during the semester break. The objective of the class is to study short stories as a literary genre in Spain and Latin America from the 19th and 20th centuries.

SPAN 3503 CSCS

Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics
Gain expertise in Spanish vocabulary and language skills essential to business and economics, two fields which make use of special language that the candidate for international business must master. This class is required of students taking classes at the School of Business.

SPAN 3504 CSCS/HIST 3501 CSCS

Language in Context: Contemporary Spain
(spring only)
This intensive course has two goals; first, to introduce students to contemporary Spain, including some of the historical, cultural, social, economic, and political issues which make the country what it is today; second, to review advanced Spanish language skills, such as detection and correction of frequent mistakes, academic writing, and advanced grammar. The main topics covered, with the goal of understanding contemporary Spain, are the Franco Regime and the transition to democracy; nationalism and terrorism; migrations; religion and religiosity; and gender and sexuality. Students work with Spanish university-level readings as well as a compilation of historical documents, literary works, films, songs, and newspaper articles. Students work on the language issues related to these texts and audiovisual materials.

SPAN 4502 CSCS

Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar
This class is designed especially for Advanced Liberal Arts students who want to improve their speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in Spanish before taking regular University classes. This class may be required of some students depending upon performance on the language placement exam.

CIEE Study Center Courses

Please refer to the Seville Liberal Arts, Teaching Development, Communication, New Media and Journalism and Business and Society Programs´ sections of this catalog for a list of CIEE Study Center courses. Advanced Liberal Arts students may not take classes from Cursos para Extranjeros.

CLST 3001 CSCS

Seminar on Living and Learning in Seville
The CIEE Seminar on Living and Learning in Seville is designed to improve student's intercultural communication and competence while studying abroad by considering how Spaniards are different from, and similar to, themselves and others. The course offers opportunities, both in and outside the classroom, to develop insights and the skills necessary to interact effectively and appropriately, and to gain a better understanding and appreciation of the cultural richness of Spain. Contact hours: 25. Recommended credit: 2 semester / 3 quarter hours.

INDE 3103 CSCS

Special Project
Students with a special academic interest may design their own course while in Seville. A detailed outline of the student’s project proposal, approved by the home campus advisor, must be submitted for acceptance by resident staff prior to departure for Spain. The deadline to submit a Special Project proposal for approval is December 1 for the spring semester and May 1 for the fall semester. CIEE Seville requires this proposal in Spanish.

SPAN 4101 CSCS

Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing
The objective of this class is to provide weekly tutorial support for Advanced Liberal Arts students who need help with writing, listening, reading, and speaking in Spanish. This class may be required for certain students.

Universidad de Sevilla Courses

Regular university courses are listed in CIEE’s Program Catalog and on our website at http://www.ciee.org. You may also refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es and the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies

Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered.
German Language

Department of Italian Language and Literature
All courses are taught in Italian. A background in Italian is not required for the introductory Italian courses.
Italian Language, Italian Literature

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students simply want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusan Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History

Department of Contemporary History (General)
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of Biology, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Mathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings. These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Communication
Many classes offered in the School of Communication would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.
NOTE: This school is located about 30 minutes by bus from the central University building.

Communications Courses

Communication and Development, Communication Theory, Consumer Theory, Eco-Sociology, History of Spanish Film, History of Universal Film, Intercultural Communication, Introduction to Marketing, Introduction to Photography, Literature and Communication, Marketing, Photojournalism, Public Opinion, Sociology of Culture, Film, and Literature, Social Psychology of Communication, Theory of Publicity and Public Relations

General Courses

Contemporary Artistic Movements, Evolution of the Spanish and European Economies, History of Contemporary Culture, History of Contemporary Political and Social Thought, History of the European Union, History of Spain Today, History of the World Today, International Relations, Introduction to Economics, Present-Day Latin American Literature

School of Economics and Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management. NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Most classes in this school are yearlong so this option is only available for academic-year students.

International Public Law, Legal Philosophy, Sociology of Law

School of Philosophy
These classes are yearlong classes. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits. This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

Universidad Pablo de Olavide
UPO’s University Integration Program contains all of the regular University courses for which international students can register. For a complete list of courses offered through the UPO’s University Integration Program, please check http://www.upo.es/intl/Programas/PIU/oferta_de_cursos/index.jsp Most class syllabi may be found here, as well as the semester that the courses are offered. This University is located about 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

School of Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

School of Experimental Sciences
Biotechnology, Botany, Cell Science and Reactions, Cell Stress Analysis, Ecology, Environmental Genetics, Food and Culture Geography, Meteorology and Climate

School of Humanities
Conversation and Writing in Teaching Spanish 2L, General Geography, Geography of Andalusia, History of Medieval Islamic Civilization, Human Geography, Information Management, Italian, Library Sciences, Literary Restoration Techniques, Means of Communication in Teaching Spanish 2L, Methodology of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language, New Linguistic Disciplines, Psychology, Regional Geography, Social Anthropology, Spanish for the Sciences, Spoken Spanish, Texts in Teaching Spanish 2L, Urban Studies, World Literature

School of Labor Relations
Accounting, Business Law, European Union Social Law, History of Labor Relations in Spain, Introduction to Economics of Work, Introduction to Labor Law, Labor Law, Management of Cooperatives, Organization and Means of Work, Personnel Management, Psychology of Conflict, Psychology of Work, Sociology, Statistics, Systems of Labor Relations

School of Law
Consumer Law, Criminology, European Union Law, Institutions of Community Law, Introduction to Political Science, Law and Practice in Human Rights, Legal Sociology, Philosophy of Law, Theory of Culture, Theory of Law

School of Social Education
Please refer to the Seville Teaching Development program section of this catalog for course offerings.

School of Social Sciences
Political Science and Public Administration, Sociology, Technical Engineering

School of Social Work
Anthropology and Social Intervention, Introduction to Social Services, Marginalization and Social Exclusion in Spain, Psychology of Aging, Psycho-Social Problems in Infancy and Youth, Social Politics, Social Structure of Contemporary Andalusia

School of Sports Sciences
Biochemistry of Exercise and Training, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, Sociology of Sport, Theory and History of Sport

School of Translation and Interpretation
Cultural Influences in Translation, Linguistics, New Technologies Applied to Translation, Simultaneous Interpretation, Sociolinguistics, Theory and Practice of Interpretation

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