Study Abroad in Seville

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Explore Seville, Spain

When you study abroad in Seville, Spain, you can expect to see centuries of history unite with a wealth of attractions, from the 3rd largest cathedral and gothic church in Europe to the Reales Alcázares or Archivo de Indias. If you’ve ever wanted to study abroad to learn Spanish or spend a summer in Spain, Seville may be the place for you! 

The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region is dotted with remarkable architectural remnants from its historical past, including the Alcázar of Seville, one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain. With one of the largest historic centers in Europe, Seville maintains an active day and night life with a variety of shops, cultural activities, restaurants, and more.

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Students studying abroad in Seville

Every study abroad CIEE semester program in Seville has frequent cultural excursions and activities uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Seville, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Day trips to Cádiz, Carmona, Jerez, or Córdoba
  • Tours of iconic sites, such as Catedral de Sevilla, Giralda, Parque de María Luisa, Plaza de España, Torre del Oro, Archivo de Indias, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, and more
  • Hikes in the Sierra Norte, Sierra de Cádiz, or Sierra de Aracena​

If you’re a student looking for an authentic study abroad experience in Seville, our cultural excursions allow you to do just that! Whether you want to learn Spanish in Seville, experience a summer in Seville, or explore the economic and culture center of Andalusia, Seville offers something for everyone.​

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WHERE STUDENTS STUDY

CIEE Seville
Housed in a beautifully renovated palace built in 1725, CIEE Seville is close to the Royal Alcázar palace, a quick walk from the main building of the Universidad de Sevilla and EUSA.

Universidad de Sevilla

Also known as the University of Seville, this university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century and now hosts about 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region. 

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO)
With nearly 11,000 students, Pablo de Olavide University in Seville (UPO) is the second largest state university in Seville. Its 345-acre campus is 30 minutes from the center of the city. UPO offers undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors as well as other areas, from biotechnology to translation.

EUSA School of Communications

Courses at this thriving private institution are academically accredited by the University of Seville. Many prestigious local media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory, and history of media in a highly specialized setting and to particularly motivated Spanish and international (mainly European) students.

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INTERNSHIPS & VOLUNTEERING

All students, regardless of their program, are invited to participate in an internship or volunteer while in Seville. Students have the opportunity to volunteer at local organizations, NGOs, and public schools. In addition, they can participate in an internship for academic credit and gain professional experience with local and national businesses.

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STUDENT PROJECTS

Visit our más+menos website to see what students are creating on the Communication, New Media, and Journalism program.

Study Abroad Programs in Seville

Pocket Guide to Seville

  • Currency
    The Euro

    Spoken Languages IN BARCelonA
    Spanish, English

    Available Transportation
    Bus, Subway, Train, Taxi

    Famous Local
    Jesús Navas, professional football (soccer) player for Sevilla FC

  • Climate
    Warm and arid with an average temperature of 70° F

    Places to Explore
    Plaza de España – a famous plaza built in 1928 with a 515 meter long canal with boat rides.

  • Airport
    Seville Airport (SVQ)

    Social Norms
    Don't wear beachwear unless you’re at the beach.

    What to Pack
    Comfortable shoes, Spanish dictionary, water bottle, sunglasses

Frequently Asked Questions

WHAT TO PACK FOR STUDY ABROAD IN SEVILLE

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While a student’s packing list for Seville is heavily influenced by the season and weather they will experience, we generally recommend that for spring and summer programs in Seville, students pack lightweight clothing like shorts and t-shirts, as well as sunglasses, umbrellas, and comfortable shoes. For fall and winter programs in Seville, we recommend that students pack for cooler weather, including jeans, jackets, and clothing that can be layered.

REASONS TO STUDY ABROAD IN SEVILLE

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There are several reasons to study abroad in Seville, including the city’s unique architecture, lively nightlife, rare below freezing weather, opportunities to learn Spanish, and more! With vibrant historic centers, charming neighborhoods, parks, and museums, Seville is a prime study abroad destination.

WHAT IS DIVERSITY LIKE IN SEVILLE

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In order to ensure our students feel welcomed, supported, and empowered while studying abroad, CIEE staff completes comprehensive diversity equity and inclusion (DEI) training. Staff provide students with advice, resources, and ongoing support both before and during their study abroad program in Seville.

For more detailed information on diversity in Seville, visit our Diversity in Seville page.

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

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APPLY IN 1,2,3!

You may be wondering if there are any scholarships to study in Seville. CIEE offers scholarships and grants for study abroad programs in Seville to students with demonstrated financial need, proven academic merit, and for specific CIEE programs. Students can apply for scholarships through 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for and apply to your dream program
  2. Review all available funding opportunities
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application

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STUDY ABROAD SCHOLARSHIPS

NEED-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enrolled institution. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible. 

MERIT SCHOLARSHIPS

Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible. 

OTHER SCHOLARSHIPS

Other scholarship awards are based on program or alumni status. 

VIEW OUR SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS

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Seville Study Abroad Experiences

  • "It was a great experience living in Seville and integrating myself with the city, its history, and culture. It was also amazing to learn a new language and share my experiences with fellow CIEE students from different parts of America."

    Min Kumar T., Soka University of America
  • "I have had a great experience with CIEE due to my amazing homestay and friends I have made. I also feel like CIEE is very involved in making sure we are well-settled and satisfied."

    Sophia B., Wofford College
  • "I absolutely loved the program, I thought the two week intensive was very integral to my success in Spanish, my host family was incredible, and I loved Seville. If I could go back and do it all again, I would!"

    Monika F., Belmont University
  • "CIEE makes sure that the students in Seville have an experience that is life-focused rather than class-focused. The work/life balance here is great and the students are given many opportunities to go out and explore the city and surrounding cities on included excursions. The on-site staff is very communicative and friendly, and knows students by name. I truly feel like I belong here!"

    Holly B., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • "It was a great program with fantastic teachers. The program provides a lot of activities to get to know the city better and meet peers."

    Elizabeth S., Indiana University-Bloomington
  • "I felt that the program was extremely well-organized and I enjoyed my experience."

    Olivia D., University of Wisconsin-Madison