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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 06/23/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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Dates:
06/23/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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Dates:
07/21/2014 - 08/17/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 06/15/2014
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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Dates:
05/26/2015 - 06/23/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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06/23/2015 - 07/21/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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Dates:
07/21/2015 - 08/17/2015
Deadlines:
04/01/2015
Credit:
3 semester / 4.5 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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Dates:
05/26/2014 - 07/21/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 04/30/2014
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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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Dates:
06/23/2014 - 08/17/2014
Deadlines:
Extended to: 05/15/2014
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Eligibility:
2.75 Overall GPA
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See descriptions below

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

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05/26/2015 - 07/21/2015
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Eligibility:
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06/23/2015 - 08/17/2015
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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, Extremadura, Carmona, and Itálica
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • London, England
  • Paris, France

Coursework

Whether you choose to spend one three-week session in Seville, or three, you’ll have access to a variety of content courses ranging in subject from Spanish and Latin American literature, public health and politics to religious studies, history, and economics.

study abroad in Spain

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, Carmona, and/or Italicá. During each session, you’ll also take part in one day trip and one overnight weekend trip.

Homestay

Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and improve your language skills by living with a local 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.
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End Date
Costs
Summer 2014 Session I (4 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
06/23/2014
$3,850

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 **
$2,798
Housing ***
$650
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2014 Session II (4 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
07/21/2014
$3,850

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 **
$2,798
Housing ***
$650
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2014 Session III (4 wks)
Extended to: 06/15/2014
07/21/2014
08/17/2014
$3,850

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 **
$2,798
Housing ***
$650
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2015 Session I (4 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
06/23/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session II (4 wks)
04/01/2015
06/23/2015
07/21/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session III (4 wks)
04/01/2015
07/21/2015
08/17/2015

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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Summer 2014 Session I, II (8 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
07/21/2014
$6,930

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 **
$5,228
Housing ***
$1,300
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2014 Session II, III (8 wks)
Extended to: 05/15/2014
06/23/2014
08/17/2014
$6,930

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 **
$5,228
Housing ***
$1,300
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2015 Session I, II (8 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
07/21/2015

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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Summer 2015 Session II, III (8 wks)
04/01/2015
06/23/2015
08/17/2015

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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Summer 2014 Session I, II, III (12 wks)
Extended to: 04/30/2014
05/26/2014
08/17/2014
$10,010

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 **
$7,658
Housing ***
$1,950
Insurance
$102

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

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,350
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 2015 Session I, II, III (12 wks)
04/01/2015
05/26/2015
08/17/2015

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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Eligibility
2.75 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 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 royal apartments in 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 concerts.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Maria Montes de Oca

María Montes de Oca is the Resident Coordinator of the Summer Program. She hails from Cádiz and has a degree in Communications from the Universidad de Sevilla. She performed her post graduate studies in Translation (French and Italian) at Universidad de Granada. Prior to joining the CIEE team she lived in France teaching high school Spanish and worked as the Resident Coordinator for Bucknell University in Granada. She has been working for CIEE since 2007 as a Student Services Coordinator. She has a passion for languages and travelling. María has participated in a staff exchange at the University of Minnesota. She has just completed another MA in International Relations at the Universidad de Sevilla.

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Summertime makes Seville one of the most enchanted cities in Spain; it makes you feel welcome. Its kind people, the air you breathe, and the art expressed in everything sevillano will make you fall in love with this city. I’m sure your experience will be as special as Seville is.

— María Montes de Oca, Resident Coordinator

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Jaime Ramirez

Jaime Ramírez is the Center Director for the CIEE Study Center in Seville. A native sevillano, he earned his B.A. from the Universidad de Sevilla in Business Administration and M.B.A. at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Jaime participated in CIEE´s Internship USA, working for 4 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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Jorge Rodriguez

Jorge Rodríguez, a native sevillano, earned his undergraduate degree in Education from the Universidad de Sevilla. He started working for CIEE in 2004 during orientations with students and thereafter in several different departments of CIEE. He is currently the Program Assistant for the Liberal Arts Program and the Resident Coordinator of the Summer Language and Culture Program. Jorge participated in a professional development staff exchange with the University of Oregon.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

study abroad in Spain

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

Housing, 3 meals per day, internet and weekly laundry/cleaning are included for study abroad students whether living in a homestay or a student residence hall. In homestays, all students are housed individually, although students may request to be placed with another student -each in their own room. In the residence hall, students are usually housed in doubles, but with their own bathroom. While living in a homestay represents a great opportunity to practice language skills and feel a part of the local culture, this requires both time and effort on the part of the student. Living in student residence hall also presents both unique opportunities to practice language and participate in cultural activities, as well as unique challenges as during the summer many of the local university students are taking exams or depart for summer vacation. Therefore, CIEE organizes a series of cultural and linguistic activities with local university student for ALL summer session participants. PLEASE NOTE: ALL students during session III will be living in the student residence hall which, in addition to the above services, has AC in all rooms, common study areas and lounge, has a 24h security presence and is located in the commercial heart of the “old town” just 10 minutes from 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 homestays have internet access and the CIEE Study Center has a wirless 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.

CIEE Community Language Commitment

As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.

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.

Language 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 Description

Course Description

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 cancelled 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.

Session I

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.

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.

CIEE Content Courses

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

(in English)
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 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 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.

Session II

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.

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.

CIEE Content Courses

AHIS 3001 SESU
Art and Architecture in Seville

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.
Please check back for course code information.

HIST 3101 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
The Essence of Seville and Sevillanos: A Journey Through Literature

(in Spanish)
This course is desgined for students with advanced language skills. For centuries, Seville as a city 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. Included visits to literary clubs, historical monuments, and places associated with either the author or the inspiration of the literary work are included.

PUBH 3001 SESU
Dimensions of Health Care in the Developed World: Theory and Practice

(in Spanish)
This course introduces students to local public health care realities in Spain and the EU through theory and fieldwork. Students learn about the different aspects of public health as organized within a universal health care system with special focus on the challenges of disease prevention, disabilities, environment, management of health promotion programs, and aging. Special attention is paid to the social context of disease/poverty and the economic factors involved in public health planning. Each student discusses his/her experiences on a weekly basis with on-site tutors, resident staff, and peers. A final project is developed as part of the field experience. Main activities include investigation, evaluation, observation, site visits, and community education.

Session III

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.

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.

CIEE Content Courses

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.
Please check back for course code information.

SPAN 3001 SESU / LITT 3003 SESU
The Legacy of Don Quixote over the Centuries

(in Spanish)
Don Quixote is the masterpiece of Spanish Literature of all times. Since the novel was published at the beginning of the 17th century, the interest towards this literary work has been constant over the centuries. Don Quixote is more than a character, more than a novel: it is a part of Spain, and its influence has transcended international boundaries. This course analyzes the influence of Don Quixote in Contemporary Spain, through different adaptations of the original text. The class will be based on the close readings of texts of different genres, not only literary: films, songs and musicals, cartoons, tv series, etc. The students will have to be active participants in class discussions, presentations, by doing research on how Don Quixote lives today, and how they live with Don Quixote in Spain.
Please check back for course code information.

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