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Program Overview

Program Overview

This summer come develop your Spanish language skills and immerse yourself in local culture in the beautiful, dynamic capital of Andalusia.

Through intensive language study, area studies courses, offered in English and Spanish, homestays, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, summer study abroad Seville offers you a unique and exciting international experience.

Study abroad in Seville and you will:

  • Compare the country's past and present in courses on Spanish culture, politics, and art; and take innovative courses in human rights, sociology, public health, or international relations
  • Explore Sevillano culture through visits to museums, theaters, and traditional festivals
  • Travel to sites of cultural importance including, but not limited to Granada, Málaga, Cádiz, Carmona, and Itálica
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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 $5 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:

  • 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 $2,000 per student

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

Whether you choose to spend one four-week session in Seville, or three, you’ll have access to a variety of content courses in Spanish and Latin American literature, art, history, culture, and religious studies.

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Culture

Enjoy a number of field trips and excursions to points of interest in and around Seville and Andalusia. Excursions highlight topics covered in classes and may include visits to Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, and Málaga amongst other destinations. During each session, you’ll take part in a one day trip and a one overnight weekend trip.

Homestay

Homestays are the overwhelming preference of study abroad students due to the cultural and linguistic opportunities that they provide. Immerse yourself in the local culture and improve your language skills by living with a host family. It’s the ideal environment for authentic, meaningful cultural exchange.

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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.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,583
Housing ***
$800
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$575

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.

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

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Summer Session I, II 2017 (8 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$8,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,783
Housing ***
$1,600
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$1,150

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.

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

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (12 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$12,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,983
Housing ***
$2,400
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$360
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,725

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.

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

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,583
Housing ***
$800
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$575

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.

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

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Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,783
Housing ***
$1,600
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$240
Books & Supplies
$100
Personal expenses
$1,150

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.

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

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Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
06/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,850

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, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,583
Housing ***
$800
Insurance
$167

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 $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,200
Local Transportation
$120
Books & Supplies
$50
Personal expenses
$575

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.

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

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
  • For CIEE content courses in Spanish, 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent and a 60 on the online placement exam
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session; 6 semester/9 quarter hours for two sessions, and 9 semester/13.5 quarter hours for three sessions.

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

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Study abroad students choose one language or content course per session.

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About the City

About The City

Capital of Andalusia, 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. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo were born here, and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from the Alcazar Palace. Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concert.

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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.

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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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Jose Luis Martinez

Resident Director

José Luis Martinez has a B.A. in Hispanic Philology and an M.A. in Spanish Literature (Theater) from the Universidad de Seville. He has been working with CIEE since 2002. Jose Luis is also Resident Director for the Advanced Liberal Arts Program.

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

— José Luis Martinez, Resident Director

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Olga Merino

Resident Coordinator

Olga Merino is a native Sevillana and has a B.A. in English from the Universidad de Sevilla. Olga has worked with CIEE for over ten years. She is pursuing her M.A. in the area of cross-cultural communication and education. Olga is also the Resident Coordinator for the Liberal Arts and Teaching Development programs.

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When you come to Seville you will feel flooded with a very special light because the sun shines here with such intensity, and that is what makes the Sevillanos open, festive, and passionate people. The history pervades our streets and surrounds us in the form of buildings, fountains, and plazas. Each corner, each tree can hold a secret, a legend of a love story, because you will live in the city of Don Juan Tenorio, andeverything is possible here. After leaving Seville, you will have so much to tell.

— Olga Merino, 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, CIEE Seville Director

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

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The CIEE Study Center is located in a beautifully renovated Sevillano palace built in 1725. It is centrally located close to the Puerta de la Carne, and a 10-minute walk from the main Universidad de Sevilla building (Tabacalera). A computer room and CIEE student services and administration are housed here. In addition, CIEE professors have offices in the 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

Study abroad students can choose to live in either Spanish homestays or in a student residencia (residence hall) with other Spanish and international students.

The vast majority of students opt to live in a homestay, which represents both a great opportunity to practice and improve language skills, as well as feel a part of the local culture. The homestay option includes an individual bedroom, 3 meals per day, internet, weekly cleaning/laundry and fan.

Living in the student residence hall presents both unique opportunities for independence and comfort. The student residence hall offers students an individual bedroom and bathroom, tv/internet, A/C and weekly cleaning/linen change. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense, for which students have their own kitchen or can eat in the cafeteria, and use the coin-operated laundry facilities on the premises. Please note: the student residence hall is not available for session III.

While most of the homestays are centrally located, the residence hall is located within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center.

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Orientations

Orientations

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

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All living options (homestays and student residence hall) have internet access and the CIEE Study Center has a wireless connection. You'll also be allowed to use the computers at the CIEE Study Center, but for academic purposes only.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Program

The Language and Culture summer study abroad program focuses on two interwoven areas—Spanish language and Spanish culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia and Seville within a European context.

Online Placement Exam

Prior to departure for Seville, all students are required to take a CIEE online placement exam during the scheduled exam period in mid-April. The purpose of this exam is to determine the student’s level of Spanish, ensuring that he or she is placed in the appropriate language courses. Students should take this exam seriously, as placement in many upper level courses depends upon a high online placement exam score.

Academic Culture

Students may participate in one four-week session beginning in late May, one four-week session beginning in mid/late June, or one four-week session beginning in mid/late July, or any combination thereof. Students may stay for one, two, or three sessions.

All courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for two and a half hours. Additional cultural activities may be scheduled in the afternoon. The academic calendar includes dates for obligatory trips scheduled out of Seville. These hands-on learning experiences contribute greatly to the student’s experience abroad. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. Many lectures take place in situ, so that the student can feel a part of the fascinating culture they are studying.

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

Nature of Classes

Participants take classes with other CIEE study abroad students only.

Grading System

Students are normally graded on a final examination; language courses normally have quizzes and at least two examinations.

Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential in most courses; some courses require students to complete special individual projects and present the project to the class at the end of the session.

Languages of Instruction

English
Spanish

Faculty

Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and professionals from the field of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. All CIEE faculty are familiar with the U.S. academic system and culture. Many have studied in the U.S. Teaching methods vary from teacher to teacher, exposing students to benefit of different styles.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

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

CIEE Language Courses

Please select the language class corresponding to the next level of instruction taken at the home university. Final confirmation of classes will take place on site based upon the results of the online placement test and oral interview.

CIEE COURSES

Session I

SPAN 1010 SESU
Beginning Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with zero to two semesters of college-level Spanish. The goal of this beginning language course is to bring students to communicative competency in the Spanish language and to facilitate their immersion in Spanish life.

SPAN 2010 SESU
Intermediate Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with two to four semesters of college-level Spanish. The primary objective of this intermediate course is to allow students to achieve maximum communicative competency in the Spanish language and immersion in Spanish life.

SPAN 3010 SESU
Advanced Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with five semesters of college-level Spanish. The goal of this advanced language course is to give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and command of the Spanish language in all areas: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and oral communication.

ANTH 3001 SESU / SOCI 3006 SESU
Culture and Cuisine in Spain

(in Spanish)
This class aims to introduce students to the relationship between food and culture in Spain. Students study how Spain’s long, interesting history and distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic factors influence its gastronomic melting pot. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia with its Roman, Arab, Jewish, and New World food influences still important to the present day. This class will be interactive with cooking classes, guest lecturers, and visits to organic farms, oil producing factories, vineyards, and other places of interest in the culinary word.

HIST 3001 SESU/RELI 3001 SESU
The Camino de Santiago: Historical Roots and Contemporary Significance

(in Spanish)
This is an interdisciplinary course which studies the historical, cultural, artistic, social, religious, and gastronomical significance of the “Road to St. James,” the Camino de Santiago, from the Middle Ages to the present day. This class includes a five-day excursion in which students walk approximately 20 kilometers per day. The goal is to walk 100 kilometers total to receive the “Compostela” upon arrival at the magnificent Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela. Students should be in good shape to complete this course objective. Students choosing this course must pay an additional fee of 250 euros on site.

HISP 3004 SESU
Flamenco in Andalusia: Culture, Language, Music, and Dance

(in English)
This class studies Flamenco as an important part of Andalusian history. Its approach is interdisciplinary. Students learn about the historical roots of Flamenco and its articulation in history, language, literature, music, art, and dance over the centuries. They participate in many activities outside of the classroom, drawing them even closer to the world of Flamenco in Seville, Andalusia, and Spain. Special emphasis is placed on the internationalization of Flamenco today.

SESSION II

SPAN 2010 SESU
Intermediate Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with two to four semesters of college-level Spanish. The primary objective of this intermediate course is to allow students to achieve maximum communicative competency in the Spanish language and immersion in Spanish life.

SPAN 3010 SESU
Advanced Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with five semesters of college-level Spanish. The goal of this advanced language course is to give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and command of the Spanish language in all areas: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and oral communication.

AHIS 3001 SESU
Art and Architecture in Seville

(in English)
This course will help students to understand, distinguish and enjoy the different artistic styles that transform Seville into a work of art. The city becomes the classroom!!! Every class will begin with an introduction to the history of Seville, allowing the student to place the different artistic styles and monuments we visit in their appropriate time period. Some examples of the artistic styles covered in this class include Roman, Gothic, Mudéjar, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, and Contemporary. Seville, with its singular monuments and museums, offers a wonderful setting to learn about these artistic styles firsthand.

HISP 3001 SESU
Flamenco in Andalusia: Culture, Language, Music, and Dance

(in Spanish)
This class studies Flamenco as an important part of Andalusian history. Its approach is interdisciplinary. Students learn about the historical roots of Flamenco and its articulation in history, language, literature, music, art, and dance over the centuries. They participate in many activities outside of the classroom, drawing them even closer to the world of Flamenco in Seville, Andalusia, and Spain. Special emphasis is placed on the internationalization of Flamenco today.

HIST 3102 SESU
Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians, and Muslims

(in Spanish)
This course studies the racial, cultural, and religious relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims up to the unification of Spain. Class lectures are complemented with visits to historical sites around Seville.

LITT 3002 SESU (ENG)
The Essence of Seville and Sevillanos: a Journey Through Literature

(In Spanish)
For centuries, the city of Seville has always been a source of inspiration for literary artists from around the world. This course offers students a survey of the literary works from Al-Andalus to the present day. We examine how literature, art, architecture, history, politics, and economics are inter-related. Special emphasis is placed on the Generation of 1898 and 1927. Students read theater, poetry, and literature inspired by the city of Seville. Visits to literary clubs, historical moments, and places associated with either the author or the inspiration of the literary work are included.

SESSION III

SPAN 3010 SESU
Advanced Spanish Language

This course is designed for students with five semesters of college-level Spanish. The goal of this advanced language course is to give students an opportunity to expand their knowledge and command of the Spanish language in all areas: reading, writing, listening comprehension, and oral communication.

ANTH 3001 SESU / SOCI 3006 SESU
Culture and Cuisine in Spain

(in Spanish)
This class aims to introduce students to the relationship between food and culture in Spain. Students study how Spain’s long, interesting history and distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic factors influence its gastronomic melting pot. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia with its Roman, Arab, Jewish, and New World food influences still important to the present day. This class will be interactive with cooking classes, guest lecturers, and visits to organic farms, oil producing factories, vineyards, and other places of interest in the culinary word.

HISP 3003 SESU
Spanish History and Civilization

(in English)
This class helps students understand the plurality of Spanish society within a historical, sociological, economic, and political context. Through active discussion, the class examines the following important themes that characterize Spanish culture: historical cultural legacy, urban vs. rural, women’s issues, the Church, popular fiestas, social classes, regionalism, and Spain in the European Union.

LITT 3101 CSCS
Contemporary Spanish Literature

(in Spanish)
This class studies the major authors and literary trends in contemporary Spanish literature. The course examines major authors, works, and the movements (social, political, and aesthetic) that constitute Spanish literature in the 20th century.

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