Seville, Spain

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Information for term Advanced Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4 – Dec 21, 2019 (15 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 2 – Dec 19, 2020 (15 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 15 – Jun 6, 2020 (20 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4, 2019 – Jun 6, 2020 (39 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Overview

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Take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level while studying across a range of academic areas at CIEE Seville and our partner schools, University of Seville and Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO). Take classes alongside local students, in Spanish, while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Seville. CIEE Seville is located in the heart of Seville, close to the Royal Alcazar palace. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

The Take-Aways

  • EXPLORE A NEW PLACE, TASTE, OR

    experience every week, with activities and excursions that illuminate everything you are learning.

  • BECOME IMMERSED IN SEVILLE

    with courses alongside local Spanish peers at the local Spanish universities.

  • EXPLORE

    and discover some of the most beautiful cities in Andalucia through our excursions to cities like Cadiz, Malaga, Cordoba, Jerez, etc.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

    3
  • neighborhoods

    108
  • museums

    16

Location & Culture

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Seville has its origins in the trade routes controlled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. Romans, Goths, Muslims, and Christians established their capital here before it became the most important city in Southern Europe and gateway to the Americas in the 16th century. The commercial hub of its region, the city preserves many traces of its past and traditions. With 700,000 residents, Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Flamenco Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Practice your language skills with Spanish university students during a special language immersion day that includes group activities and games, presentations, one-to-one conversation, food and drinks.
  • Discover the treasures of cities like Córdoba and Cádiz.
  • Try your hand at Spanish cooking – tapas anyone?
  • Unwind and get a different perspective on a kayaking tour.
  • Join in flamenco lessons, check out Seville’s alternative cinemas, and more. New activities are always on offer.
  • Explore historical sites all around Seville as well as medieval castles like in Carmona
  • Get above it all with a hike in the Sierra Norte

PROJECTS

  • Volunteer. Get to know the people of Seville better – and say gracias for your stay by volunteering with humanitarian organizations or teaching local youth.
  • Conversation exchange program. Socialize with Spanish peers while you improve your language skills by leaps and bounds.
  • University activities. Students can join in with a range of activities and outings – choir, hiking, sports, etc. – offered by our host universities.

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Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. Homestays are limited to one student per household. Each student will have his/her own bedroom, and weekly cleaning, laundry and internet are provided. Students usually walk or ride rented bikes, but may also be able to take public transportation.

    Residence halls. Students have individual bedrooms with bathroom, kitchen, Internet, and weekly cleaning and linen service. Halls have common spaces, and students can opt to pay for meal plans, laundry, gym and pool services and more. Students should expect a 20-40-minute commute, riding a rented bike or city bus.

    Academic-year students: Students can move to private apartments for the second semester. Roommates may not be American or English-speaking. CIEE provides a monthly stipend for these students, but they are responsible for arranging and paying for apartments.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Three meals per day are provided by the host. Residence halls: Meals are not provided. Students have access to kitchens and cafeterias.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    In the city center, a ten-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building.

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    UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

    Seville

  • C

    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

    A 30-minute metro or bus ride from the center of the city.

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What you need to know

The program details

This program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills and strong academic backgrounds. Students take most classes with Spanish students at our partner institutions: the Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and EUSA, as well as from CIEE Seville where a variety of specialized electives are offered. Whether you’re interested in business, engineering, language, arts, the humanities, or social sciences, you can explore your interests and earn credit toward your degree in Seville.

Universidad de Sevilla has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts some 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

EUSA (Estudios Universitarios Superiores de Andalucía) University Centre is a private university center founded in 1961 and affiliated with the University of Seville since 1996. Their official undergraduate degrees include Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations, and Tourism. EUSA is one of the educational components that constitute the Campus Formativo of the Chamber of Commerce of Seville, a unique configuration located in the heart of Seville which has catered to the learning needs of over 55,000 national and international students.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,000 students, 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 other areas, from biotechnology to translation. Modern facilities include campus-wide Internet access, sports facilities, science labs, and more.

CIEE Seville – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. It is close to the Royal Alcazar palace and a 10-minute walk from the Universidad de Sevilla. The site includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Center for Linguistic Resources, and the Advanced Liberal Arts team.

Prior to departure for Seville, all students take a CIEE online placement exam. Results determine appropriate placement in language courses. Placement in many upper-level courses depends on a high score.

Our Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. Tutorials that focus on university course content are also offered. Spanish classmates and graduate students help CIEE students with their university work. Students can also request personal tutors.

Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. University courses are open to Spanish and international students. Courses in law, geography, history, and philology meet in the Universidad de Sevilla’s main building, Tabacalera. Classes from the other schools meet at different campuses around the city. Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) classes are held on the UPO campus, a 30-minute commute from the city center. EUSA classes are taught on the EUSA campus, about 20 minutes walking from the center of the city.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses, students are graded on midterm and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams, and sometimes term papers, too. Numerical grades are given on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. scale.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Spanish students begin to study in their area of concentration from day one. They are specialists, not generalists. Spain does not have a liberal arts educational tradition and different degrees do not include survey-type classes. Class attendance is mandatory, and students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. Dates of official university exams are published early in the semester. Academic and exam schedules vary between academic institutions, so plan accordingly. All students are required to review their exams with their professors before leaving Seville, so they know how they performed and what grade to expect.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.9.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    3.0 GPA in Spanish language and 6 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Curriculum

Program Credit
Total credit: 15-18 U.S. semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/y quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100 research hours
  • Universidad de Sevilla: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted
  • Universidad Pablo de Olavide:3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted
  • EUSA School of Communications: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted

Language of Instruction
Spanish

Requirements
Students must take five courses, for a total of 15-18 semester credits, including:

  • One two-week intensive Spanish language course
    • Social History of Contemporary Spain, Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics, or Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar, depending on results from placement exam. 
    • Students with lower-than-average language levels must also enroll in the semester long course SPAN 4101 CSCS: Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing
  • Four elective courses
    • One CIEE course
      • Liberal Arts Course
      • Business and Society Course
      • Independent Research (optional)
    • A minimum of three host institution courses
      • Universidad de Sevilla
      • Universidad Pablo de Olavide
      • EUSA School of Communications 

Course Notes

  • First-year courses at the University of Seville are not available for international students.
  • Advanced Liberal Arts students may not take classes from the Cursos Concertados at Universidad de Sevilla.
  • Business and Society courses are held at the Universidad de Sevilla’s School of Economics and Business.
  • All students who take host institution courses must stay to complete their classes and exams.  Late semester exams may be possible but must be confirmed with the professor. Exact final exam dates will not be available until the beginning of the semester. Center staff will be able to help students enroll in courses with early exams if necessary.

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.

Fall 2019

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REQUIRED CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students take one of the following courses, depending on the results of the online placement exam and their planned course of study.

CIEE COURSES

Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing:

CIEE ADVANCED LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

CIEE Business and Society classes are held at the Universidad de Sevilla´s School of Economics and Business, 15-minute walk from CIEE.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA, UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE COURSES, and EUSA School of Communications

You may refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es, and EUSA website at www.eusa.es for more information. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

 School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies
Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered. 

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

 School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusian Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History.

Department of Contemporary History (General) 
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe.

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography.

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization.

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula.

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of BiologyChemistryEngineeringPhysicsMathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings.

NOTE: These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Economics and Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences 
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
Most classes in this school are yearlong so this option is only available for academic-year students.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Philosophy
These classes are year-long. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. 

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits.

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a one-campus university.  All seven faculties are within walking distance of eachother.

•             School of Business

•             School of Experimental Sciences

•             School of Social Sciences

•             School of Sport

•             School of Law

•             School of Humanities

•             Polytechnic School

 

EUSA, School of Communications

Many classes offered in EUSA would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.

Academic departments include:

More information can be found on EUSA’s website: https://www.eusa.es/

 

Spring 2020

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REQUIRED CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students take one of the following courses, depending on the results of the online placement exam and their planned course of study.

CIEE Courses

Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Grammar and Writing:

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

CIEE Business and Society classes are held at the Universidad de Sevilla´s School of Economics and Business, 15-minute walk from CIEE.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA, UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE COURSES, AND EUSA SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS

You may refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es,  the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es, and EUSA website at www.eusa.es for more information. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies
Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered. 

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students simply want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusian Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History

Department of Contemporary History (General) 
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of BiologyChemistryEngineeringPhysicsMathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings.

NOTE: These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Economics and Business
Please visit the website of CIEE’s Business & Society program in Seville for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences 
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
Students majoring in Law may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include Criminology, International Law, Commercial Law and Labor Law. Telecommunications and New Technologies Law, Law on Nationality and Aliens Law, Financial and Taxation Law, Private Transport Law, The Religious Marriage in the Spanish Legal System, Religious factor and Law, Criminal Procedural Law.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Philosophy
These classes are year-long. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. 

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits.

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a one Campus university, that is, all the different seven Faculties are located within the same walking distance.

EUSA, School of Communications

Many classes offered in EUSA would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.

Academic departments include:

More information can be found on EUSA’s website: https://www.eusa.es/

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.

YOUR FEE INCLUDES:

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • One-week orientation – an introduction to Spanish culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Fall 2019 15 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 4, 2019 Dec 21, 2019
$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,123 **

Housing = $3,860 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,500

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,600 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,210

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

For students in the residencia, you should budget roughly $550 per month if you want to purchase a full meal plan (3 meals per day), less if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly. All meals (and laundry) are included for students in homestays – 3 meals per day/7 days per week.

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

††† please note that this is a general approximation as some students spend large quantities on personal travel, meals and purchases

Academic year 2019-2020 39 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 4, 2019 Jun 6, 2020
$31,255
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $23,068 **

Housing = $7,720 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $31,255

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $5,000

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $400

Books & Supplies = $300

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $3,200 †††

Expenses during break = $1,000 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $11,660

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

For students in the residencia, you should budget roughly $550 per month if you want to purchase a full meal plan (3 meals per day), less if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly. All meals (and laundry) are included for students in homestays – 3 meals per day/7 days per week.

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

††† please note that this is a general approximation as some students spend large quantities on personal travel, meals and purchases

†††† academic year students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2020 20 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 15, 2020 Jun 6, 2020
$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,123 **

Housing = $3,860 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $2,500

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $200

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,600 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $6,210

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

For students in the residencia, you should budget roughly $550 per month if you want to purchase a full meal plan (3 meals per day), less if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly. All meals (and laundry) are included for students in homestays – 3 meals per day/7 days per week.

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

††† please note that this is a general approximation as some students spend large quantities on personal travel, meals and purchases

Fall 2020 15 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Sep 2, 2020* Dec 19, 2020*
$16,450
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $12,123 **

Housing = $3,860 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

See Scholarships

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes three meals daily for students choosing to live in a Spanish homestay. Meals and laundry are at the students’ expense for those participants choosing to live in a residence hall

*Dates for this program are provided as tentative dates. Please consult with your study abroad advisor to confirm dates before purchasing your flights.

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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