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Study Abroad in Seville

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Explore Seville, Spain

Study abroad in Seville with CIEE and 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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Study Tours & Cultural Excursions 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.​ 

About the Center

Situated in the heart of Seville in a beautifully renovated 18th-century palace, CIEE Seville boasts six classrooms, a modest library full of coursebooks, an academic advising office, a student life office, complimentary WiFi access, and a computer lab outfitted with printers and nine public computers. The Center also features an outdoor patio and terrace where students can study, meet, or enjoy a meal.

Students will appreciate CIEE Seville's proximity to Catedral de Sevilla, the Royal Alcázar of Seville, and other important monuments throughout the city. Additionally, the Center is within walking distance of shops, markets, restaurants, cafés, and many more amenities and facilities.

Experience CIEE Seville

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Where Students Study

CIEE Seville
CIEE Seville housed in a beautifully renovated palace built in 1725.

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

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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Spend your semester living and learning in the heart of Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville!

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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  • Study Program

Participate in an overnight excursion organized by CIEE and additional structured opportunities to engage with Seville’s local community.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend the summer in Seville learning about business, management, education and training, IT, or STEM while interning at companies of all sizes.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Absorb Spain’s unique culture

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program

Spend summer in the charming city of Seville advancing your Spanish language skills and learning about the local culture.

Program Interests
  • Small City
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program

Spend J-term in the charming city of Seville studying the culture and cuisine in Spain.

Program Interests
  • Small City
  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program

Nearly always in the sun, Seville is a warm, welcoming place to absorb Spain’s unique culture and challenge yourself reach for meet new goals.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
  • Small City
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Intriguing courses, homestays, internships, and cultural exploration.

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
  • Small City
  • Volunteering
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  • Seville, Spain
  • Study Program

Soak up Spain’s unique culture

Program Interests
  • Host Institution
  • Language Immersion
  • Small City
Pocket Guide to Seville

The Euro

Spoken Languages IN Seville    
Spanish, English

Available Transportation    
Bus, Subway, Train, Taxi

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

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.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Regarded as the city of a thousand faces, colors, tastes, and smells, Seville is a good place to study abroad for those looking for adventure and culture in a Spanish-speaking city.
Read More: The 6 Best Places to Learn Spanish Abroad

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.

Read More: The Ultimate Guide to Your Study Abroad Packing List

There are several reasons to study abroad in Seville, Spain, 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.

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.

Put simply -- yes! You can absolutely take Spanish courses abroad in Seville through one of CIEE's Seville study abroad programs. 

For more immersive Spanish language study, we recommend that you check out:

Read more: The 6 Best Places to Learn Spanish Abroad

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

Talk To A Student Who's Lived It...

Ask an Ambassador

Reach out to one of our Student Ambassadors to learn what CIEE Study Abroad is really like from alums who've lived it! Address any questions you may have about Madrid, from your academic interests and travel planning to housing and cultural differences. 

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