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Dates:
09/02/2014 - 12/12/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/15/2014
Credit:
15 semester / 22.5 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 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
Credit:
15-18 semester / 22.5-27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 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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01/13/2015 - 05/08/2015
Deadlines:
10/01/2014
Credit:
15-18 semester / 22.5-27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 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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15-18 semester / 22.5-27 quarter hours
Eligibility:
2.75 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 - 05/08/2015
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Extended to: 04/15/2014
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Eligibility:
2.75 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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Program Overview

Program Overview

It’s easy to develop a thorough understanding of economic and business management practices in Spain and the European Union while studying in the industrial center of southern Spain. And you’re sure to have a lot of fun while doing so. You’ll advance your Spanish language skills, stay with a local family, visit companies, gain a competitive edge through an internship, and immerse yourself in Spanish culture to boot – and you can only do it all with CIEE.

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

  • Visit companies focused on business in Spain and the EU, and gain practical experience through a for-credit internship
  • Explore sites of cultural importance in and around Seville and Spain on CIEE excursions, cultural and educational activities, and a three-day field trip to Morocco
  • Take advantage of the CIEE Language Resource Center and tutorials, lecture series, and workshops
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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

  • 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

  • CIEE Business, Finance, and Management Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE Business, Finance, and Management Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students in business, management, finance, and accounting programs who enroll in programs that focus on business or economics

  • 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

  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE International Academic Internship Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students who want to combine an academic internship and study abroad

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

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Whether you’re a business-related major with a Spanish minor, or a Spanish major with a business-related minor, you’ll find an extensive selection of courses to meet your particular interests in Seville. All courses are taught by faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla’s School of Economics and Business as well as highly qualified professionals from the field of international business.

Site Visits

You’ll go on numerous company visits. In the past, students have visited Epes, part of the Andalusian Health System in charge of emergency medical support, and Worldwide Payment Systems, which processes and manages information between hotels and travel agencies. You’ll also travel to Morocco to visit a local company; explore the religious, social, and cultural differences between your host country and this North African country; and meet with students from the Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion in Tangier.

Internship

Earn school credit, and get work experience at the same time. Use customer relationship management tools and a SAP software to improve logistics and customer relations for Mutua Universal. Contact clients in different countries for Biomedal, a biomedical research firm. Help Telefónica analyze the competition in the broadband marketplace. These are just some of the possibilities.

Volunteering

Participate in a Habitat for Humanity rehabilitation project. Work with minority groups, such as the Roma community, through a local NGO or community organization. Help out at a women’s organization. We’ll help you find work that speaks to you.

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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.

  • 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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Fall 2014 (14 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/02/2014
12/12/2014

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 **
$12,117
Housing ***
$3,320
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 (16 wks)
10/01/2014
01/13/2015
05/08/2015
$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 **
$12,117
Housing ***
$3,320
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 (35 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/02/2014
05/08/2015

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 **
$23,047
Housing ***
$6,640
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
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent
  • 3 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit and a full course load for the semester is 15 - 18 semester/22.5 - 27 quarter hours. Total credit for the academic year is 30 - 36 semester/45 - 54 quarter hours.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

During the first few weeks, students take Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics. During the remainder of the semester students enroll in four additional courses, at least two of which must be business courses. Business courses are chosen from CIEE business and society courses (SEBS), the CIEE Business Internship, or regular university courses in business at the Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide. For their remaining courses, students enroll in Cursos para Extranjeros at the advanced level, CIEE courses, or additional language courses. Depending on language placement results, students with lower language levels may be required to take Advanced Spanish Business Writing.

CIEE encourages qualified students, especially those enrolled for the academic year, to take one or more regular university courses.

Participants who expect to take less than two business offerings must apply for the Liberal Arts program and request permission to take a SEBS course of interest. Such permission is usually granted if the applicant has the appropriate language level and academic background for the course requested.

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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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Virginia Neira

Resident Coordinator

Virginia Neira is a native Sevillian who received her B.A. in English Philology from the Universidad de Sevilla. She began working for CIEE during program orientations and joined the Business and Society study abroad program in 2006 as program assistant. In 2010 she began to coordinate the Summer Internship program. Virginia has participated in a staff exchange with Indiana University. Currently, she is pursuing a master’s degree in Religions and Society at the University Pablo de Olavide.

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Participating in an internship in a foreign country is a great way to gain valuable work experience, to enrich your resume, and to obtain or improve professional skills such as giving formal presentations, public speaking, and business writing in the Spanish language. This rewarding academic program, together with an enriching cultural experience in Seville – the heart of Andalusia – creates a memorable student experience.

— Virginia Neira, Resident Coordinator

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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, Resident Director

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Brittany Adams

Program Assistant

Brittany Adams was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago. While studying for her B.A. in Accounting at Bradley University she decided to study abroad with the CIEE Business and Society Program in Seville and then was accepted to the Summer Internship program. After falling in love with the city, the culture, and her intercambio she decided to move back to Seville as a participant in the CIEE Teach in Spain Program in the fall of 2008. She spent a few years as an English teacher in various grade schools throughout the city and as the CIEE Teach in Spain program assistant before finally joining the Business and Society team.

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Antonio Romero

Internship Coordinator

Antonio Romero coordinates the Business and Society program’s summer internship at CIEE Study Center in Seville. He is in charge of networking with local companies to offer internships to our students. Originally from the beautiful Sanlúcar de Barrameda, a coastal town in the South of Spain in the province of Cádiz, he moved to Seville to study business administration at Universidad de Sevilla. Antonio spent six months working at CIEE´s headquarters in Portland, Maine (USA), where he had the best personal and professional experience of his life thus far!

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Since its establishment in the 16th century, the Universidad de Seville 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.

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

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Homestays are the overwhelming preference of 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.

In the residencia option, all meals provided in the cafeteria except Sunday lunch. A limited meal service is provided during Christmas break, Easter week, and Feria. Laundry services are also 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.

Students choosing the 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, kitchens, 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

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The academic program is supplemented with excursions to points of interest in Seville that reinforce topics covered in class. Some day trips have included Cádiz, Aracena, Córdoba, and Carmona.

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

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.

Morocco Visit

During a three-day guided visit to Morocco, you'll experience the cultural, religious, and social differences of this North African country, visit a local factory, and participate in a cultural and language exchange with business students from the Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion in Tangiers.

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 the language courses, as well as help you become more integrated into Spanish student life, and Sevillian life and culture.

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Academics

Academics

Established in 1986, the Business and Society program offers students at the advanced language level the opportunity to solidify their Spanish language skills while gaining an understanding of economic and business management in Spain and the European Union. The program combines coursework, related lectures, internships, and company visits. In addition, students have the opportunity to directly enroll in regular university courses.

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 so that he or she is placed in appropriate 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, which may help them progress more readily in those content courses taught exclusively in Spanish. Tutorials are also offered for regular university courses.

Academic Culture

All CIEE Business and Society courses (SEBS) are held at the Universidad de Sevilla School of Economics and Business. Students may also choose to take one or more regular University courses with Spanish students at the School of Economics and Business (Universidad de Sevilla) or at the Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

CIEE Study Center courses offered during the fall semester finish before Christmas, while regular University courses have exams in January. While CIEE students may request permission for early University exams, CIEE does not guarantee approval of such requests by the University. In the spring, the exam period for regular University classes is late June.

At the end of the fall semester, academic year students have a break in late December and early January for holidays celebrated in Spain, and are not required to repeat the Intensive Session in January. Students who are enrolled in regular University classes must be back in Seville by the 6th of January to continue with their classes and take their final exams. Students who choose to take the advanced literature class during the spring semester Intensive session must be back in Seville by the third week of January. All other academic year students return the first week of February. If an academic year student does not take a course during the spring Intensive session, he or she must take five classes during the semester.

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 again for a week approximately two weeks after Easter.

While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute greatly to the student’s overall experience, attendance is mandatory for both classes and required events. Early departure for, or late return from, vacation is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during the vacation periods, or upon completion of the program.

Nature of Classes

CIEE classes are with other CIEE students and not with Spanish students. Students registered in regular university classes take classes with Spanish students.

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 most CIEE courses, students are graded on the basis of mid-term and final examinations, papers, class attendance, and participation. In some Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide courses there may also be term papers, and in others, an oral final exam with the professor or a written final exam of the essay type. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading system.

Internship

Students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship. Eligibility for the internship is determined by the student’s language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. Internships are not guaranteed, as Spanish firms make the final selection of eligible students. In the past, students have interned for such organizations as Telefónica España, Macpuarsa, Worldwide Payment Systems, Mutua Universal, and many other smaller businesses and consulting firms.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

Faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla’s School of Economics and Business teach all business courses designed for CIEE students, as well as direct matriculation courses. Highly qualified professionals, many of whom are associated with the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO, teach CIEE Study Center courses.

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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.

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CIEE Courses

Required Intensive Language Course

SPAN 3503 CSCS
Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics

Students analyze the vocabulary and grammar related to various fields in the business world (marketing, finance, management, administration, and so on) in Spanish. Students are empowered with a vast, yet practical vocabulary that enables them to understand and analyze various types of essays, documents, and articles common to the business world.

Semester Language Course

Depending on results of the language placement exam, students may be required to enroll in this course following the intensive session.

SPAN 3001 CSCS
Advanced Spanish Business Writing

This course may be required for students who have taken Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics and seek to further strengthen their grammar and written expression. It is designed to enhance students’ comprehension and written expression in an academic and business setting. Students learn strategies for reading and analyzing business texts and develop essential skills for producing professional business essays and reports. Special focus is placed on the use of technical vocabulary and proper grammar in a practical business context. NOTE: This class is offered exclusively for students who score well below the average on the placement exam and who are required to take this class during the regular semester.

Business and Society Courses—Fall

COMM 3301 CSCS
Intercultural Communication and Leadership

In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seville as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3001 SEBS
Corporate Financial Decision Making

(Prerequisite: A basic preparation in macroeconomics or management of liquidity, current assets, and short-term financing.)

The material covered gives students the opportunity to experience and evaluate the nature of financial decision making within companies, analysis of investment and financing decisions, and methods of selection for investment and financing.

BUSI 3002 SEBS
International Trade and Finance

Designed to give students an understanding of the issues behind international trade and finance, how the economic effects of the European Union have affected trade policies and payment systems, and an evaluation of current and present policies.

BUSI 3005 SEBS
Services Management

Developed to present the unique management requirements for the successful operation of service firms in our global economy. These include an understanding of the distinctive characteristics of service operations, service strategy, service delivery, layout, and the importance of location and customer interaction. Special attention is devoted to Spain and the characteristics of management within the area of tourism, Spain’s largest sector.

BUSI 3101 SEBS
International Marketing

Familiarizes students with the difficulties related to international marketing and market planning and the management of a multinational company. Special reference is made to case studies within the Spanish/European commercial and economic reality.

BUSI 3106 SEBS
Leadership and Power in the International Environment

This course introduces students to concepts and skills related to leadership, and focuses on identifying competencies for effective leadership, assessing students’ leadership strengths, and creating their personal action plan. Students will not only learn about leadership in traditional ways, but they will have the opportunity to discuss qualities of some of the current European leaders and most relevant leaders in the Spanish community.

ECON 3001 CSCS
Globalization and Economic Development

The course aims to provide the students with a basic knowledge of the current economic reality. To achieve this, we will focus on the analysis of fundamental problems affecting the world economy and on the operation and evolution of economic agents.

ECON 3002 SEBS
The European Economy

Covers the economic development in Europe since World War II, with special attention to the current economic reality of Europe vis-à-vis the United States and Japan.

ECON 3008 SEBS
European Corporate Organization

This course focuses on how organizations work, analyzing two topics essential to understanding their complexities: behavioral aspects of the people who form an organization and the way in which it is structured. The course supplies students with a framework for the analysis of business organizations with an emphasis on Spain and Europe.

INSH 3103 SEBS
Business Internship

The internship is intended to immerse CIEE students into the local business culture. Students work in local companies for a total of 100 hours. On-site business experience is complemented by a solid academic component with weekly meetings. Total hours: 135. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Check the Seville Liberal Arts program section of this catalog for the lists of CIEE courses and Cursos para Extranjeros that Business and Society students may take.

Business and Society Courses—Spring

COMM 3301 CSCS
Intercultural Communication and Leadership

In this class, participants will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help them communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seville as well as in other intercultural contexts. Students will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of their experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that they can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. Participants will increase their own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help them become more effective in an interdependent world. Learning will involve in-class exercises, active reflection, discussion, readings, field reports, short lectures, and out-of-class activities that engage students in the local culture on a deeper level. Contact hours: 42. Credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3001 SEBS
Corporate Financial Decision Making

(Prerequisite: A basic preparation in macroeconomics or management of liquidity, current assets, and short-term financing.)

The material covered gives students the opportunity to experience and evaluate the nature of financial decision making within companies, analysis of investment and financing decisions, and methods of selection for investment and financing.

BUSI 3002 SEBS
International Trade and Finance

Designed to give students an understanding of the issues behind international trade and finance, how the economic effects of the European Union have affected trade policies and payment systems, and an evaluation of current and present policies.

BUSI 3003 SEBS
Strategic Issues in International Manufacturing

With a focus on strategic issues in modern operations management, special attention is paid to the impact of globalization, selection and design of products and processes, long-term capacity decisions, and location and layout of facilities.

BUSI 3005 SEBS
Services Management

This course is designed to present the unique management requirements for the successful operation of service firms in our global economy. These include an understanding of the distinctive characteristics of service operations, service strategy, service delivery, layout, and the importance of location and customer interaction. Special attention is devoted to Spain and the characteristics of management within the area of tourism, Spain’s largest sector.

BUSI 3006 SEBS
International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution

This course attempts to provide the student with the theoretical, methodological, and practical tools needed to tackle and resolve conflicts that arise in and between companies and other economic agents, with the goal of reaching a mutual agreement for all entities involved.

BUSI 3007 SEBS
International Human Resources

Designed to provide students with a solid conceptual, analytical, and skill-based foundation to support a future career as a Human Resources professional in an international context, the course looks at human resource management from different perspectives: economic, sociological, social psychology, and law.

BUSI 3009 SEBS
Global Business Skills Workshop

This course is designed to prepare students to recognize ethical issues, demonstrate familiarity with alternative frameworks for ethical reasoning, and to discern trade-offs and implications of employing different ethical frames of reference when making buisness decisions.

BUSI 3101 SEBS
International Marketing

This course familiarizes students with the difficulties related to international marketing and market planning and the management of a multinational company. Special reference is made to case studies within the Spanish/European commercial and economic reality.

BUSI 3102 SEBS
Managing Cultural Diversity

The purpose of this class is to provide students with the tools, skills, and knowledge necessary to manage an increasingly diverse workforce. Students concentrate on gender, ethnic, and cultural issues within the world of human resources. Special emphasis is placed on the changing characteristics of the workforce in Spain and the European Union.

Leadership and Power in the International Environment (see above)

This course introduces students to concepts and skills related to leadership and focuses on identifying competencies for effective leadership, assessing students’ leadership strengths, and creating their personal action plan. Students will not only learn about leadership in traditional ways, but they will also have the opportunity to discuss qualities of some of the current European leaders and most relevant leaders in the Spanish community.

ECON 3001 CSCS
Globalization and Economic Development

The course aims to provide the students with a basic knowledge of the current economic reality. To achieve this, we will focus on the analysis of fundamental problems affecting the world economy and on the operation and evolution of economic agents.

ECON 3002 SEBS
The European Economy

Covers the economic development in Europe since World War II, with special attention paid to the current economic reality of Europe vis-à-vis the United States and Japan.

ECON 3008 SEBS
European Corporate Organization

This course focuses on how organizations work, analyzing two topics essential to understanding their complexities: behavioral aspects of the people who form an organization and the way in which it is structured. The course supplies students with a framework for the analysis of business organizations with an emphasis on Spain and Europe.

INSH 3103 SEBS
Business Internship

The internship is intended to immerse CIEE students into the local business culture. Students work in local companies for a total of 120 hours. On-site business experience is complemented by a solid academic component with weekly meetings. Total hours: 135. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours.

Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide Courses

Universidad de Sevilla (www.us.es)

Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales
(www.centro.us.es/fceye)

Following is a list of recommended courses offered by the Unversidad de Sevilla Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

Fall

Comunicación Comercial/Commercial Communication
Dirección de Personal/Human Resources Management
Dirección de los Recursos Humanos II/Human Resources Management II
Dirección de Ventas/Sales Management
Distribución Comercial/Commercial Distribution
Economía de la Empresa/Business Economics
Economía y Política del Medioambiente/Environmental Economics and Politics
Gestión de Calidad/Quality Management
Marketing Internacional/International Marketing

Spring

Dirección y Gestión de la Producción—Operaciones II/Operations and Production Management
Dirección de la Innovación y el Cambio/ Management of Innovation and Change
Economía Bancaria/Banking Economics
Gestión Financiera/Financial Management
Gestión del Punto de Venta: Merchandising/Sales Management: Merchandising
Historia Economica de la Empresa/History of Business Economics
Marketing Político-Social/Socio-Political Marketing
Marketing de Servicios/Service Marketing
Mercados Financieros/Financial Markets
Planificación Estratégica/Strategic Planning
Proceso de Mejora en los Sistemas de Producción e Información/ Improving Production Systems and Information
Publicidad/Advertising
Técnicas de Comercio Exterior/Techniques of Foreign Trade

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (www.upo.es)

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by UPO for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

Fall

Cultura Empresarial Internacional/International Business Culture
Dirección Financiera II/Financial Management II
Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy
Estrategia Internacional/International Strategy
Finanzas Internacionales I/International Finance I
Finanzas Personales/Personal Finance
Gestión de la Tecnología/Management of Technology
Negocio Electrónico I/E-Business I
Sistema Financiero y Economía Monetaria/Financial System and Monetary Economics

Spring

Análisis y Gestión de Proyectos de Negocio Electrónico/E-Business: Project Analysis and Management
Economía de las Organizaciones/Organizational Economics
Finanzas Internacionales II/International Finance II
Gestión Internacional de los Recursos Humanos/International Human Resource Management
Marketing Internacional/International Marketing
Mercados de Derivados/Derivatives Markets
Mercados Financeros/Financial Markets
Planificación Financiera/Financial Planning
Sistema de Información Empresarial/Business Information Systems
Sistemas Integrados de Gestión/Integrated Management Systems
Técnicas de Comercio Exterior/Techniques of Foreign Trade

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