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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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01/13/2015 - 05/08/2015
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10/01/2014
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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Program Overview

Program Overview

In addition to learning AP Style and tuning into CNN.com, you’ll want to brush up on bullfighting lingo before starting our Communications, New Media, and Journalism program in Seville. The city will challenge you to examine this controversial sport along with many other fascinating facets of Spanish culture. Whether you use a lens, a microphone, or a pen, feed your creative vision, and enhance your knowledge of contemporary media culture and production from a national and global perspective.

Study abroad in Seville and you’ll:

  • Collaborate on audiovisual, digital, and printed communications projects with both American and Spanish students
  • Examine the future of the information market in the face of the new tools and media available to both producers of content and the general public
  • Use the power of media to explore your host community with a greater sense of purpose, commitment, and reciprocity
  • Study and create with some of Spain’s most progressive, young media professionals
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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.

  • 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 Communications, Public Relations, and Psychology Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE International Communications, Public Relations, and Psychology Merit Scholarships

    For high-achieving students seeking study abroad programs focused on these academic areas

  • Study Abroad Grant
  • Study Abroad Grant

    Study Abroad Grant

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

From the newsroom to the darkroom, enroll in a curriculum based in both theory and practice:

  • Develop a background on the history of printed press in Europe and methods by which they continue to adapt to the challenges posed by the Internet through discussions with local professionals and journalism students.
  • Discover the active and multidisciplinary scene of digital production in Spain and in Europe, with an emphasis on the work of individuals and collectives who address mass media issues from social and culturally critical perspectives.
  • Examine and capture your new community through images in “Urban Photography Workshop,” interviews and written descriptions in “Magazine Reporting and Writing,” video documentaries in “New Media and Audiovisual Workshop,” or soundscapes and your own voice in “Spanish Skills in Context: Podcast Reporting.”

Excursions

Explore new scenery and new perspectives during trips to various cultural and educational excursions:

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  • Supplement in-class work with trips to Córdoba, Aracena, and Écija.
  • Collaborate on a communication project with Moroccan students during a three-day trip to the town of Chefchoauen in the North African Rif Mountains.
  • Explore the language, culture and society of Southern Spain and Europe by participating in urban photography workshops; by creating audio-visual documentaries, podcasts, or articles for magazines; and by attending independent film festivals, international art and new media events, or concerts of independent music on the rooftops of Seville.
  • Go on numerous site visits to organizations places like an independent radio station; the recording studios of Radio Nacional de España, where you’ll witness the production of documentary programs; and the newsroom of Seville's oldest newspaper.

Internships

Step into the professional field and gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship in the areas of audiovisual communication, new media, visual art, media management, journalism, radio, and TV broadcasting.

Collaborative Media Projects

Put your knowledge and skills to work in two hands-on, core courses:

  • Work with classmates and an editorial team to develop a number of articles and chronicles to be published on the program website and in the student-produced magazine más+menos
  • Produce creative, culturally and socially grounded, audiovisual content at the Media Lab of the Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla (CICUS) under the leadership of a team of committed media professionals.

Volunteering

Get involved! No matter what you do or how much time you spend volunteering, you’ll have a chance to give back to the community that welcomes you with open arms. Participate in a Habitat for Humanity rehabilitation project. Work with a minority group, such as the Roma community, through a local organization or community organization. Help out at a women’s organization. The choice is yours.

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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 (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
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit and a full course load for the semester program is 15 semester/22.5 quarter hours. Total credit and a full course load for the academic year is 30 semester/45 quarter hours.

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

Study abroad students take five 3-credit courses per semester. Depending upon language placement during orientation, students take either Cultural History of Spain or the Advanced Spanish Grammar course during the intensive session at the start of the semester. During the regular university session, students must take one of two possible core courses and one of three possible elective courses specifically designed for the Communication, New Media, and Journalism program. The remaining two classes may be selected from communication electives at the CIEE Liberal Arts program, Universidad de Sevilla School of Communications, Universidad de Sevilla or Pablo de Olavide. This program also offers a 1-credit workshop on urban photography. Yearlong students may opt to take an independent internship during the spring semester.

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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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Oscar Ceballos

Resident Director

Óscar Ceballos is a native of Seville and has been working for CIEE for over 15 years. He obtained a B.A. from the School of Fine Arts at the Universidad de Sevilla and an M.A. from the Universidad de Sevilla in Philosophy and Aesthetics. Óscar has pursued post-graduate studies in design and editorial projects from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. He also serves as the publications coordinator for all Seville-based CIEE programs.

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In the book Ocnos (1942), the Sevillian poet Luis Cernuda remembered his hometown from exile: “Farther away, on the other margin, laid the city, the aerial silhouette of its clear buildings, that the light, veiling them in the distance, fused into a gray-silvery hue. Above all the houses stood proud the cathedral, and above it the tower, slender like a palm tree. At the foot of the city sprouted from the river the sails of the anchored boats. (...) Everything flickered on the reflected surface: meadow, river and city, sweetly trembling as if asleep. And the sound of the cathedral bells’ that reached us pure and light through the air, was like the very breath of a dream.”

Seville has been dreamt, loved (and sometimes even hated), by complex figures in our culture: Cernuda, Bartolomé de las Casas, Miguel de Cervantes, Diego Velazquez, Blanco White, Cecilia Böhl de Faber or Pablo de Olavide. Seville makes as big an effort to cultivate its myths and traditions as to add to the development of a more humane and inhabitable world, and it will help you study, think, live, and create with just as much intensity.

— Óscar Ceballos, 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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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.

Universidad de Sevilla, School of Communications is a prestigious private institution. All of the courses are academically credited by the Universidad de Sevilla. A significant number of prestigious local media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory and history of media in a highly specialized setting and to particularly motivated students. Its small campus is a 20-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center and a seven-minute walk from the main building of the Universidad de Sevilla (Old Tobacco Factory–Cursos para Extranjeros).

The Media Lab is where you’ll take many courses, connect with professionals in new media fields (including visual and performing arts, film and audiovisual production), and present your work to the public at the end of each semester. The Media Lab is housed at the Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla (CICUS), a 15-minute walk from EUSA and a three-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.

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.

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 housing options 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

Cultural Activities and Field Trips

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You'll go on a three-day trip to the Moroccan town of Chefchoauen, in the North African Rif Mountains, to collaborate in an audiovisual project with local students. This experience is in an entirely different continent that happens to be close to Seville. During this brief, intense partnership with Moroccan students you will produce an audiovisual project that will give you a new perspective on cross-cultural communication and allow you to look at key facets of the communication field from this unique point of view.

The academic study abroad program is supplemented with field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain, which highlight topics covered in class. Prospective day excursions may include trips to Córdoba, Aracena, and Cádiz.

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

Intercambios and Tándem Project

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 into the life and culture of Seville.

The Tándem Project pairs students with Spanish students studying English. The goal is for the students to work together on improving each others’ skills in the target language throughout the semester. University professors supervise the learning process.

Community Involvement

Study abroad students have the opportunity to work with humanitarian organizations such as those providing assistance to children and the elderly. Students may also become involved in such international organizations as Amnesty International. Volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools are also available for future teachers. Additionally, the Communication, New Media, and Journalism program has its own community involvement project, a digital radio station called Voces del Sur, which operates at a local high school and engages at-risk youth.

Internships

Academic year students have the opportunity to gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship during the spring semester. Eligibility for the internship is determined by the student’s language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. In order to qualify for the different internships, students will be required to complete specific core or elective courses of the CNMJ program which are related to the field of the internship. The completion of these courses can be done either during fall or spring semesters. Prospective internships will be offered in the areas of audiovisual communication, new media, visual art, media management, journalism, radio, and TV broadcasting.

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Academics

Academics

This study abroad program is designed for students considering a career in any communication environment. Students take courses in these disciplines through CIEE and with Spanish students at the Universidad de Sevilla. Students may also register for CIEE classes offered through the Liberal Arts program. Students gain valuable hands-on experience in a multifaceted academic and professional environment. CIEE guarantees the social and cultural immersion of participants in the host society via specialized projects and extracurricular activities.

Online Placement Exam

Prior to departure for Seville, all study abroad 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.

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

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday and meet two to three times a week. Instruction is usually lecture style. Final exams take place in January for the fall semester and June for the spring semester. In some cases professors may be willing to administer the final exam earlier (before Christmas in the fall and end of May in the spring) but CIEE is not responsible for arranging or guaranteeing early exams. At the end of the fall semester, academic year students have a break for the late December and early January holidays. Students who are enrolled in university classes must be back in Seville by January 6 to continue their classes and take their final exams.

Students who choose to take the advanced literature class (LITT 3501 CSCS) 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.

During the fall, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring, two vacation periods take place at the university: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s experience, attendance in class is mandatory. Early departure for or late return from vacations is not allowed.

Nature of Classes

CIEE core and elective courses are with CIEE study abroad students. In several of the communication- specific courses, local students from the School of Communication at the University of Seville participate alongside CIEE students. Cursos para Extranjeros are with other American students and not with Spanish students. Students 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 CIEE courses, students are graded on the basis of mid-term and final examinations and/or projects, class participation, and attendance. A paper in Spanish is required in many CIEE courses. In some regular university classes there may be term papers and, in others, only an oral or written final exam with the professor. Most Cursos para Extranjeros have a mid-term and final, but some professors still follow the Spanish system of giving only a final exam. In some cases, Cursos para Extranjeros professors include a final project or paper. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading scale.

Language of Instruction

Spanish

Faculty

The core and elective courses are taught by professionals of the different fields who possess experience in collaborative and experiential learning projects. The rest of courses are taught by faculty at Universidad de Sevilla School of Communications, the Universidad de Sevilla, or Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

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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 Intensive Language Course

HISP 3502 CSCS

Cultural History of Spain
This course aims to give students a better understanding of Spanish history using Seville and its many historical sites as a classroom. This class is highly recommended for students with solid Spanish language skills and a background in Western European History. (NOTE: Available only for students who score a 75 or above on the language placement test.)

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 3501 CSCS

Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar
A dynamic and innovative class in which students work closely with professors to activate their passive language skills. It serves as an introduction to Spanish culture, society, and day-to-day life. Students are placed in small groups according to language level. Outside classroom assignments (such as visits to markets, stores, and churches, reading newspapers, etc.) help reinforce vocabulary and grammar learned in class. By strengthening language skills, students are better prepared to take academic subjects in Spanish.

Required CIEE Core Courses

Students must take at least one of the required core courses.

COMM 3001 SCMJ/JOUR 3001 SCMJ/SPAN 3001 SCMJ

Magazine Reporting and Writing
As a hands-on course, students receive essential training in the methods of journalistic reporting from a Spanish perspective. Students subsequently develop a number of articles and chronicles that they publish in the course website and in the student magazine más+menos. This work, as with the rest of projects of the course, is an essential tool towards fostering the immersion process and interaction in Spanish. Each new issue of más+menos focuses on a completely different topic, thus the students and the editorial team operate in a real environment and with newly created challenges. Students from the University of Seville collaborate with CIEE students on this academic project. The online version of the magazine may be viewed at www.masmenos.es.

COMM 3002 SCMJ/JOUR 3002 SCMJ/SPAN 3002 SCMJ

New Media and Audio Visual Workshop
Using the Internet as the starting point of practical analysis, students receive essential instruction on audio-visual production from a creative, though culturally and socially grounded, perspective. The ability to produce material, both individually and in groups, based on projects developed in the host community go hand in hand with the critical analysis of new media culture. This course is hosted at the Media-lab of the Centro de Inciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla (CICUS) and is taught by a very prominent team of young media professionals. Student projects become part of a website that also sets the stage for an open discussion on new media culture. Students from the School of Communication at the University of Seville also enroll in this course and collaborate with CIEE students in the development of the different projects. The final projects are linked to the website of the program www.masmenos.es.

CIEE Elective Courses

Students must take at least one of these elective courses.

COMM 3005 SCMJ/JOUR 3004 SCMJ

The Metamorphosis of News and Media: From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
This course presents students with a solid background on the history and habits of printed press in Europe as well as an update on the methods employed by the main European journals to adapt to the many challenges posed by the Internet. Sessions take place in the newsroom of the newspaper and include discussions with other professionals in the field as well as with students of journalism from the School of Communication of the Universidad of Sevilla. Observing and discussing the fast and almost dramatic transformation of such a key industry offers exceptional experiences for the students.

COMM 3004 SCMJ/HISP 3001 SCMJ

Digital and Visual Culture in Contemporary Spain
This course introduces students to the active and multidisciplinary scene of digital production in Spain and Europe, with an emphasis on the work of individuals and collectives who address mass media issues from a social and cultural critical perspective. The course connects students with a fairly young, and very intellectually active segment of the host society by visiting organizations and production centers, and by participating in events organized around the city. Special emphasis is placed on the notion of shared cultural action and shared creativity through new media.

COMM 3006 SCMJ/SPAN 3003 SCMJ

Spanish Skills in Context: Podcast Reporting
This hands-on course combines a revision of advanced Spanish language skills with the production of an audio podcast featuring interviews, broadcasting of events, docudramas, news, and debates. Students develop written exercises intended for the ear and not for the eye therefore emphasizing the expressiveness of sound atmospheres and the imaginary provided by music to support their texts. They discover and share contents in Spanish about their experiences in the host society as they expand their linguistic, cultural, and social competencies while at the same time experimenting with locution, recording, and editing techniques. Classes take place at the Media-lab of the Centro de Iniciativas Culturales de la Universidad de Sevilla (CICUS) and all final projects are linked to the website of the program www.masmenos.es.

COMM 3007 SCMJ/JOUR 3005 SCMJ/ SOCI 3001 SCMJ

Social Justice, Action and Media: Stories that Matter

This course reflects on how we communicate justice through the analysis and practice of case studies about human rights and social action (cooperation, volunteerism, NGOs, development education or other related projects around the so-called Third Sector). The impact of technology and the alleged homogenization caused by the phenomenon of globalization makes stories that really matter invisible. This course tackles human rights and communication from both a theoretical and a practical point of view in order to visualize the complex and changing power-relations, which determine our place in the world. Students also participate in a radio project called ‘Voces del Sur’, shared with students of the Ramón Carande High School, in the marginalized neighborhood of the Polígono Sur.

Internship

INSH 3001 SCMJ

Internship
Academic year students may apply for an internship for credit while in Seville. Internships are typically available in the areas of audiovisual communication, new media, visual art, media management, and journalism. Students meet regularly with an academic advisor, maintain a journal, and present a final project and presentation addressing the outcomes of their work experience and relevance to current issues in the field.

CIEE 1-Credit Course

PHOT 3001 SCMJ

Urban Photography Workshop: The City from Inside
This course is hosted at the Media Lab of the Centro Experimental y Tecnológico para las Artes de Sevilla (ICAS). The objectives of this course are to disseminate and implement the various techniques and content related to photography and the city, while producing images that can be used to document and create a visual map of the different neighborhoods of the Andalusian capital. The city is full of roads that end and start again, a labyrinth of doors that separate the public from the private. The world around us moves so fast that it blurs our vision and moves us through an invisible city, a world that can be revealed through a photographic lens. A camera lets us rediscover the reality that we live in and forces us to stop and look while trying to transfer the reality observed to the two-dimensional world of photography. All final projects are linked to the website of the program: www.masmenos.es. Contact hours: 15 in class, plus more for photography sessions. Recommended credit: 1 semester hour / 1.5 quarter hours.

Various Communications Elective Courses

Communication, New Media, and Journalism program students may also take CIEE Study Center courses and Cursos para Extranjeros at the Universidad de Sevilla. Please see the Seville Liberal Arts section of this catalog for a complete listing and course descriptions.

Liberal Arts Program Courses:
Students may choose these from liberal arts courses offered through CIEE’s Advanced Liberal Arts program in Seville. Please see the Advanced Liberal Arts program course description for more detailed class listing information. Recommended liberal arts courses:

Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication, and Plural Identity
Contemporary Spanish Film
Intercultural Communication and Leadership
Novel and the Cinema: Two Ways of Telling the Story
Independent Research
Advanced Composition and Stylistics

EUSA School of Communications Courses:
Students can fulfill major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism with classes from Universidad de Sevilla School of Communications. 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.

Audiovisual Documentation, Criticism in Cinema and Television, The Cultural Industry, Digital Communication, Filming Techniques, History of Radio and Television, History of Radio and Television in Spain, History of Spanish Cinema, Interactive Applications, Introduction to Semiotics, Introduction to the Theory of the Image, Production of Documentaries, Radio Narratives, Script Construction, Script for Radio and Television, Social Exclusion and the Media, Sociology of Culture, Social Function and Responsibility of the Media, Social Psychology of Communication, Structure and Social Change in the Mass Communication Society, Technology of Audiovisual Media, Technology of Written Information, Theory of Communication, Theory and History of Photography.

Suggested Cursos para Extranjeros:
History of European Cinema
Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen
Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses
Literature and the City

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