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01/12/2015 - 05/08/2015
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10/01/2014
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2.75 Overall GPA
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Study Abroad in Seville
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Program Overview

Program Overview

Ready to improve your Spanish language skills while developing expertise in international education? Seville is ready for you! Our Teaching Development program is designed exclusively for future language teachers and education majors. You’ll get a background in pedagogy and gain valuable hands-on experience teaching English for ten weeks in an international and multilingual environment – all while taking in all that this beautiful city has to offer.

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

  • Teach your own language class in a local school at the preschool, primary, secondary, or pre- university level
  • Immerse yourself in the local community through homestays, language intercambios, and volunteer opportunities
  • Learn outside the classroom through cultural activities and excursions throughout Seville and Andalusia, and experience bilingual education in situ with visits to different language programs and schools in Andalusia and Morocco
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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

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

Apply new skills as quickly as you learn them. Courses in professional teaching development, intercultural communication, and methodology give you a background in theory and a range of practical skills you can put to use in your local teaching assignment. You can also choose from a number of elective courses at the Universidad de Sevilla.

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Excursions

Observe classes to see different ways of teaching English as a second language during visits to local public and private schools in Seville. You’ll spend plenty of time exploring sites of cultural and historical importance during full- and half-day trips to cities like Córdoba, Cádiz, and Aracena, and other locations throughout Andalusia. Plus, you’ll spend three days learning about the academic environment in Morocco during a cultural exchange with Moroccan students. In cities like Tangier, Tetouan, and Chef Chaouen, you’ll sit in on language classes at various schools, and participate in a language exchange with Moroccan education and English majors.

Volunteering

Pay it forward. Whether you’re looking for a one-off group activity, such as a Habitat for Humanity rehabilitation-type project, or want to volunteer consistently throughout your time in Seville, such as by working with children or the elderly, you’ll find a volunteering opportunity just right for you.

Immersion

What better way to get acquainted with your new city and practice your Spanish language skills than through weekly conversation exchanges, group and paired activities, and sports matches with local Spanish-speaking students. We make it easy to integrate into the local and university communities.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Fall 2014 (15 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/01/2014
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 (17 wks)
10/01/2014
01/12/2015
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 (36 wks)
Extended to: 04/15/2014
09/01/2014
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 16–18 semester/ 24–27 quarter hours. Total credit and a full course load for the academic year is 32-34 semester/48-51 quarter hours.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated. The TDP core practicum class is 4 semester/6 quarter hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students take four courses per semester. Students take one intensive course for the first few weeks of the Program, the Intensive Session, based on the result of the online language placement exam. Upon completion of the Intensive Session, students take the required CIEE Professional Teaching Development class, at least one required CIEE Study Center course, and two electives chosen from the CIEE Liberal Arts program, Cursos para Extranjeros at the Universidad de Sevilla, or regular university classes at the Universidad de Sevilla or UPO.

Students with lower-than-average language levels will be required to continue with a specially designed language class after the Intensive Session.

CIEE recommends that participants with a strong academic background and excellent Spanish skills take at least one regular university course as an elective during the semester. Academic year students should include several regular university courses when designing their program of study.

Academic-year students and students continuing from one CIEE program in Seville to another for the academic year are not required to repeat the Intensive Session in January. However, for academic year students wishing to continue their Spanish studies during the semester break, many choose to take Short Stories in Spain and Latin America (LITT 3501 CSCS) during this time. If an academic year student does not take the literature class during the Intensive Session, he or she must take five classes during the remainder of the 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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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.

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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, Center Director

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Sergio Jimenez

Sergio Jiménez, Program Assistant, has finished his Communications studies focusing on cinema, television and radio. He is currently studying tourism .

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Jorge Rodriguez

Program Assistant

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

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Universidad de Sevilla

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

Universidad de Olavide

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

CIEE Study Center

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

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Orientations

Orientations

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

The mandatory, weeklong orientation session, conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program, introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, 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 program.

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Internet

Internet

You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All housing options have Internet access, and the CIEE Study Center and both universities have wireless Internet access for your use. You'll also be allowed to use the computers at the CIEE Study Center, but for academic purposes only.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain that highlight topics covered in class. Past excursions have included trips to Córdoba, Jérez, Aracena, Cádiz, and Morocco.

Every week an e-newsletter, “Noticias desde Sevilla,” is sent to students. It announces happenings around Seville and the cultural activities CIEE has planned to complement academic work.

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

You’ll participate in a three-day trip to Morocco in order to experience firsthand language learning in a multilingual country. Visiting some important and beautiful cities such as Tangier, Tetouan, and Chef Chaouen, you’ll sit in on language classes in different schools and participate in a language exchange with Moroccan education/English majors.

Immersion

Intercambios

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

Community Involvement

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

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Academics

Academics

Founded in 2005, the CIEE Teaching Development program is designed for students who are considering a career in teaching foreign languages. Through the CIEE program, students take courses focused on education and teaching alongside Spanish students at the Universidad de Sevilla and/or the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO). Students may also register for CIEE classes offered through the Liberal Arts program.

Students gain valuable, hands-on experience teaching English in an international and multilingual environment. CIEE places students as teachers in local schools at different levels: preschool, primary, secondary, and pre-university.

Online Placement Exam

Prior to departure for Seville, all students are required to take a CIEE online placement exam during the scheduled exam period: mid-November to mid-December for the spring semester and mid-May to mid- June for the fall. 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.

Writing Center and Tutorials

CIEE has a writing center staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. CIEE organizes tutorials for students to help them in reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking, which may help them progress more readily in those content courses taught exclusively in Spanish. Tutorials are also offered for regular university courses.

Academic Culture

Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday and meet two to three times a week. Instruction is usually lecture style. Final exams for classes at UPO may be taken by the end of the CIEE program during both semesters, if necessary. At the Universidad de Sevilla, official 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 classes are with other 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 will contribute 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, 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 a final exam only. 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

All courses are taught by highly qualified professionals, many of whom are professors at the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

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

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

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

Required CIEE Intensive Courses

Students are placed in the appropriate course level based upon the online language placement results and on site oral interview.

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.

LITT 3501 CSCS
Short Stories in Spain and Latin America

This class is designed especially for academic year students who want to continue language and literature study during the semester break in January. 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

This is 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 Course

EDUC 3101 CSCS
Professional Teaching Development

This is an experiential learning course designed for people with no previous teaching experience. During the course, students develop familiarity (through exploration, analysis, discussion, and examples) with the principles of effective English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Teaching and a range of practical skills (from classroom management to textbook evaluation) for teaching young learners. The program includes teaching practice at a local school, EFL class observations and evaluations, teaching practice observation by an experienced teacher, one-on-one tutorials and group seminars.

Required CIEE Study Center Courses

Students choose at least one of these CIEE classes or a regular university class in the field of education and second language acquisition.

PSYC 3101 CSCS
Psychology of Learning a Second Language

This course focuses on the motivational factors, personality traits, degree of adaptation to a foreign language context, and other psychological factors that influence second language acquisition. Students acquire the tools to identify the psychological aspects that sometimes impede the learning of a foreign language.

SPAN 3004/COMM 3002 CSCS
Bilingualism, Intercultural Communication, and Plural Identity

This course focuses on the ‘intercultural’ as experienced by people who cross cultures in today’s world (either by choice or by circumstance), particularly university students taking part in a study and residence abroad program. Individual bilingualism is achieved by applying different types of language knowledge and skills to the actual use of two (or more) languages regularly, while intercultural competence is achieved by acquiring the awareness, skills, and attitudes necessary to effectively communicate between different cultures. This is an interdisciplinary course addressing major issues in foreign/second language teaching, individual bilingualism, intercultural communication, intercultural interaction, international business, psycholinguistics and cross-cultural psychology, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics, sociolinguistic identity research, speech communication, and study abroad research. Contact hours: 45. Recommended credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

SPAN 3102 CSCS
Methodology of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language

This class is designed especially for students who want to pursue a career in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. Students are exposed to the latest approaches to teaching Spanish, including communication skills, linguistic levels, and group work. Check the Seville Liberal Arts program section of this catalog for the lists of CIEE courses and Cursos para Extranjeros that Teaching Development students may take for the two elective classes.

CIEE STUDY CENTER ELECTIVE COURSES

COMM 3301 CSCS
Intercultural Communication and Leadership

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

INDR 3993 CSCS
Independent Research

CIEE supports qualified students who wish to pursue an academically rigorous independent research project while abroad. To enroll, students must submit a research proposal including a clearly defined research topic, explanation of research plans, description of preparation in the planned area of study, list of resources, tentative outline of a final paper, and suggested schedule of progress. Students complete a total of 135 hours of research and meet regularly with an advisor to complete an academically rigorous, ethically sound, and culturally appropriate research project and final research paper. Approval for participation in Independent Research must be obtained from the resident director and the student’s home institution prior to arrival in the program. A proposal form will be distributed to students after acceptance to the program as part of pre-departure course information and processes. Upon receipt of the approved plan, the resident director meets with an appropriate faculty member and, after arrival, meets with the student to work out the details of the project. The resident director also provides a course component on research methods. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

Regular University Classes

The following classes are highly recommended for students participating in this program. When choosing regular university courses, it is recommended that students concentrate in their major to ensure that they have sufficient background in the subject area. Please check with resident staff to confirm availability. Students interested in direct registration classes may request syllabi and confirm semester offerings with resident staff. As the resident staff has the responsibility for recommending students for admission into regular university classes, they reserve the right to require students to take on extra work in language study during the remainder of the semester should they deem it advisable. Credit is not provided for the extra work.

Please check the list of classes in the Seville Advanced Liberal Arts section of this catalog if you would like to take classes in other disciplines.

Universidad de Sevilla

School of Education (www.centro.us.es/fccee)
Fall - Department of Pedagogy

Filosofía de Educación/Philosophy of Education
Organizaciones y Diversidad/Organizations and Diversity
Pedagología Intercultural/Intercultural Pedagogy
Sociología de Educación/Sociology of Education
Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
A nálisis de la Metodología de la Enseñaza y Aprendizaje de Inglés/Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching and Learning English
Educación Multicultural/Multicultural Education
Teorías y Instituciones Educacionales Contemporáneos/Theories and Contemporary Educational Institutions

Spring—Department of Pedagogy

Antropología de la Educación/Anthropology of Education
Ética en Educación/Ethics in Education
Historia de la Educación en España/History of Education in Spain
Historia y Desarrollo de la Educación Social de Mujeres/History and Development of Socio-Education of Women
Pedagología Social/Social Pedagogy
Sistemas Educativos Comparativos/Comparative Educational Systems
Sociología de Cultura y Conocimientos/Sociology of Culture and Knowledge
Sociología para la Cooperación y Desarrollo Internacional/Sociology for Cooperation and International Development
Department of Teaching English as a Foreign Language
Nuevas Tecnologías Aplicadas a la Educación/New Technologies Applied to Education
Sociología de Educación/Sociology of Education
Variedades del Inglés/Different Variations of English

Universidad Pablo de Olavide

Fall—School of Humanities (www.upo.es)

Conversación y Redacción en la Enseñaza del Español/Conversation and Composition in Teaching Spanish
Nuevas Disciplinas Lingüísticas en la Enseñaza del Español para Extranjeros/New Linguistic Disciplines in Teaching Spanish for Foreigners

Spring

El Español Hablado/Spoken Spanish
Español con Fines Especificos/Spanish for Specific Purposes
Medios de Comunicación y la Enseñaza del Español/Means of Communication and Teaching Spanish
Textos Literarios en la Enseñaza del Español/Literary Texts and Teaching Spanish

Fall—School of Social Education

Investigación Acción Participativa/Active Research
Psicología Cultural/Cultural Psychology
Técnicas de Evaluación de las Políticas Educativas/Evaluating Educational Policies
Intervención con Familias, Ninos y Juventud/Intervention with Families, Children, and Youth
Intervención en Contextos de Pérdida de Libertad y Medidas Alternativas/Intervention in the Context of Loss of Freedom and Alternative Methods

Spring

Formación para el Desarrollo Profesional/Training for Professional Development
Psicología de la Comunicación/Psychology of Communication
Programas y Estrategias para la Integración Social y Laboral/Programs and Strategies for Social and Labor Integration
Comunicación Social y Procesos Educativos/Social Communication and Educational Processes
Educación para la Salud/Health Education

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