Seville, Spain

Business + Society

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Application Deadline

April 15, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 15, 2018
  • Dates: Sep 5 – Dec 14, 2018 (15 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 17 – May 11, 2018 (17 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 6, 2017 – May 11, 2018 (36 weeks)
  • Credit: 15-18 semester hours / 22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Double-dip in business and language learning in the heart of Spain’s industrial south. With a location that makes it easy to learn about economics and management in Spain, the European Union, and even North Africa, sunny Seville is warm, welcoming, and brimming with well-preserved history. Intriguing courses, homestays, internships, and cultural exploration complete your international adventure.

Unique Experiences

  • INTERN WITH A SPANISH COMPANY

    to get valuable work experience and school credit.

  • LIVE WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

    at their Seville home – the ultimate way to absorb as much language and culture as you can.

  • GET A TASTE OF NORTH AFRICA

    and its business practices with a three-day guided visit to Morocco.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

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  • miles from the ocean

    50
  • neighborhoods

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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 theater and the European Film Festival to alternative theatre 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

  • Take day trips to Córdoba, Cádiz, Aracena, and Carmona.
  • Get a taste of North Africa, with a three-day guided visit to Morocco. See the sites, visit a factory, and converse with business students from the Ecole Nationale de Commerce et de Gestion in Tangiers.
  • Get to know Spanish students by signing up for an intercambio: a language exchange partner.
  • Join in flamenco lessons, check out Seville’s alternative cinemas, or take a cooking class and learn how to cook traditional Spanish cuisine. New activities are always being offered.
  • Socialize with Spanish peers while practicing what you’re learning in class with the Global Discussion initiative.
  • Visit local Spanish companies with your business classes.

PROJECTS

  • Intern with a Spanish company. Help improve logistics and customer relations, build finance reports in Excel, analyze competitors, develop marketing plans, audit local Andalusian companies and more.
  • Connect with Sevillanos through volunteer work. Help a minority group or women’s organization. Volunteer to tutor English at a local grade school or high school. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays. Most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. 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 when available; average commute to classes is 20-30 minutes.

    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 SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS

    A 15-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville. This is where most of CIEE’s business classes are held.

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    UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE SCHOOL OF PHILOLOGY AND GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY

    In the city center, this is the Universidad de Seville’s main building.

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What you need to know

The program details

Established in 1986 for business and Spanish majors and minors, this program helps students improve their language skills while they explore economic and business management in Spain and the European Union. Learning takes place through coursework, lectures, internships, and company visits.

CIEE Business and Society courses (SEBS) are held at the Universidad de Sevilla School of Economics and Business. Students may also choose to take one or two regular university courses with Spanish students at the School of Economics and Business (University of Seville) or at the University of  Pablo de Olavide (UPO).

University of Seville – This university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts some 65,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,500 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 Study Center – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. Close to the Royal Alcazar palace, it’s a 10-minute walk from the University of Seville. The Center includes classrooms, a computer room, the Language Resource Center, and the offices of Student Life and the Program Managers.

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

Language support – Our Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology, who help with reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Tutorials on university course content are also offered. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Internship Placement – Participate in our “Internship Fair” and practice your interview skills. Placement is determined by language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude in the “Internship Fair”. Because Spanish firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed. Students have interned for organizations like Biomedal, Simetrycal, Wellness Telecom, CyO Arquitectos and Telefónica – Andalucia Open Future, as well as smaller firms and companies.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE classes and Cursos para Extranjeros at the Univesity of Seville are scheduled Monday through Thursday, and meet two times a week. Instruction is usually lecture-style. CIEE classes are open to CIEE students only. Cursos para Extranjeros are open to other American students. Direct enrollment courses can also meet on Fridays: Students take classes with Spanish and international students, and should plan on staying at least a week longer in the fall and a month longer in the spring.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In Cursos para Extranjeros, professors give a mid-term and final, and sometime a final project or paper. Some give only a final exam. 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

    Class attendance is mandatory and students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. Students should be aware that academic and exam schedules may vary between academic institutions, and plan accordingly. During the fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, there are two: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, normally the week before Easter (Holy Week), and for a week about two weeks after Easter.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) and 3 semesters of college-level micro- or macroeconomics, accounting, finance, management, marketing, or statistics

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit, semester: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted

Students must take 5 courses, for a total of 15 semester credits, including:

  • 1 intensive Spanish language course
  • 4 elective courses

Students may request to take an additional elective for a total of 18 credits per semester.

Intensive Session: Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics. 

Regular session: 4-5 electives courses to be selected from:

  • A minimum of 2 CIEE Business and Society courses
  • CIEE Liberal Arts courses
  • Cursos para Extranjeros at the Universidad de Sevilla
  • Up to 2 direct enrollment classes at the University of Seville, University of Pablo Olavide or EUSA School of Communications
  • Students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in Advanced Spanish Business Writing

Fall 2018 Courses

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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 COURSES

REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

SEMESTER LANGUAGE COURSE

Depending on results of the language placement exam, students may be required to enroll in this course following the intensive session.

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES—FALL

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES—SPRING

UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE AND UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE COURSES

UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

Following is a list of recommended courses offered by the Unversidad de Sevilla Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

These are the most popular classes:

Fall
Comunicación Comercial I/Commercial Communication I
Dirección de los Recursos Humanos I/Human Resources Management I
Dirección de Ventas I/Sales Management I
Economía de la Unión Europea 
Economía y Política del Medioambiente/Environmental Economics and Politics
Economía Bancaria/Banking Economics
Marketing de Servicios / Services Marketing 

Spring
Comunicación Comercial II/Commercial Communication
Distribución Comercial/Commercial Distribution 
Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy
Economía Internacional/International Economy
Merchandising

UNIVERSITY OF PABLO DE OLAVIDE (UPO)

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by UPO for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This University is located about 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

These are the most popular classes:

Fall
Dirección Financiera II/Financial Management II
Dirección Estratégica I/Strategic Management I
Dirección de Recursos Humanos/ Human Resources Management 
Economía de la Empresa/Business Economics
Economía de las Organizaciones/Organizational Economics
Macroeconomía/Macroeconomics
Sistemas de Información /Information Systems
Técnicas de Investigación Comercial/Commercial Searching Techniques

Spring
Dirección Comercial I/Commercial Management I
Marketing Sectorial / Sectoral Marketing

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Spring 2018

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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 REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

CIEE REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

Depending on results of the language placement exam, students may be required to enroll in this course following the intensive session.

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

DIRECT ENROLLMENT: Please visit the “Course” section of the Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to the University of Seville, UPO and EUSA's regular offerings.

Unversidad de Sevilla Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by the University of Seville at the Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.

  • Comunicación Comercial II/Commercial Communication
  • Distribución Comercial/Commercial Distribution 
  • Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy
  • Economía Internacional/International Economy
  • Merchandising

Following is a list of recommended business courses offered by University of Pablo de Olavide (UPO) for students concentrating in business management and administration. Please check with resident staff to confirm class offerings each semester as these may change. NOTE: This University is located about 30 minutes by metro or bus from the city center.

These are some of the most popular classes in the Spring semester:

  • Dirección Comercial I/Commercial Management I
  • Marketing Sectorial / Sectoral Marketing
  • Economía Internacional / International Economics
  • Comportamiento del Consumidor / Consumer Behavior

Enterprising Initiative and Family BusinessPlease visit the “Course” section of the Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to the University of Seville, UPO and EUSA's regular offerings.

CIEE LIBERAL ARTS COURSES

CURSOS PARA EXTRANJEROS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only.

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain: The main objective of this Course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the Contemporary History of the Hispanic World, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved.

Cuisine Culture in Spain: This course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life. Culinary Habits and Diet in the Mediterranean of Ancient Times This course introduces students to the lifestyle of the peoples that lived in the Mediterranean cultures in the Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome, and so on) through their food habits. Special attention is given to literary resources, recipes, and geographic treaties, taking into account the archaeological and anthropological perspectives.

Cultural Anthropology of Latin America: The aim of this Course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain: The aim of this Course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of it European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

European Art of the Twentieth Century: This class offers an analysis of the trends and figures of European art during the 20th century: Modernism, Rationalism, Realism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism. The course examines contemporary art as a manifestation of the complex socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects of Europe today.

Flamenco: An Expression of the culture of Andalusia: Flamenco will be viewed as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalusia, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

Inter-American Relations: The relations between the U.S., the Caribbean nations, Mexico, and Central America since the collapse of the Spanish empire are examined from a Hispanic point of view.

Introduction to the Early Modern History of Spain: This course aims to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s Modern History, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries.

Jewish History and Culture within Spain: The aim of this current course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about the presence of Jews in Spain from the Period of the Romans until their expulsion at the close of the Middle Ages and about the lasting presence of a Sephardic consciousness within the Hebrew communities of the diaspora as found in historical sources and materials.

Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography: This course combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.

Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000): A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got under way. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available so as to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as The Present Day. This course surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among history, law, and the political sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations: This course provides students a complete understanding of international relations. It focuses specifically on the European context and Spanish foreign policy from the Spanish Civil War through World War II to the present day.

Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations: The aim of this course is to provide students with as detailed an overview as possible of Spain’s International Relations and Foreign Policy within the period dating from the Second World War until the Present Day. With this aim in mind, a specific methodology has been designed in terms of the kind of students participating in the Course, while also taking into account its duration, as well as the distribution of its sessions which will be divided between those of a practical kind and those which are theoretical in character.

Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union's Commercial Relations: To provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing upon their specific individual interests.

Spanish Art in the Twentieth Century: The main objective of this course is to outline, in a systematic and thorough way, the evolution of Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, as well as contemporary artistic manifestations of a more ground-breaking kind, during the twentieth century in Spain. Key artistic figures will be analyzed, together with the most influential artistic trends and movements.

The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews: This course is an examination of racial, cultural, and religious relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims up to the unification of Spain. It includes the study of racism and prejudice in modern Spain and the Spanish record on race and cultural relations at home and in the former Spanish empire.

The History of Slavery in Latin America: This class examines the concept and development of the term “slavery.” It takes into consideration working models, as well as the economic, social, and cultural aspects of slavery in Latin America.

Tourism in Spain. Keys and Destination: The key objective of this course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims: (a) the characterization of "Destination Spain": territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism; (b) the profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products; (c) the interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned; (d) the focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them such as for example the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza) and the Canary Islands.

Tourism Marketing: The aim of this course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism.

Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics: The aim of this course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.

Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality: This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the Art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

Difference and Equality: This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: firstly, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; secondly, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the Art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

Women in the History of America: This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political economic and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America.

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Cervantes and Don Quixote: This class focuses on the study of “Don Quixote de la Mancha” in terms of its value as a literary work of art and as a commentary on the times in which it was written. Theme, character, plot, and structure are analyzed.

Contemporary Spanish American Literature: The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.

Contemporary Spanish Cinema: Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

Contrastive Grammar: In this course we will carry out systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers

Corrective Phonetics and Conversation: This course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performances of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.

Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process: This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish. Students will come to understand the phases of translation and practical tools used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.

Learning Spanish Vocabulary: The aim of this course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way, while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

Literary and cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities: Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance. This is the aim of this course.

Literary Visions of Andalusia: The main objective of this course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotypical image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, and Eating: This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

Painting in Literary Seville: The aim of this course is to understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting.

Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students: This course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary so as to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses: This class is aimed to acknowledge that although Publicity and Propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the Twentieth Century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially Cinema, the Radio, and, finally, Television.

Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance: This is a course aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish so as to enable them to put their know-how to use within the specialist field of Economics and the Entrepreneurial Sector.

Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures: This class is designed to introduce students into the Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of reference, while reflecting upon the literary myths represented in them.

The City Constructed in Literature, The Case of Sevilla: This class studies the most important authors and works of Spanish literature with references to Seville. Students gain a deeper understanding as to how authors viewed the city and its people, customs, beliefs, and geography.

The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature: The aim of this course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure an historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output: The Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the nineteen thirties will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the nineteen forties and the present day.

The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World: This course consists of an introduction to the historical and political reality of the Arab-Islamic World, while underlining the importance of international relations with regard to its historical development. The aim of the Course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes which have determined the recent history of these countries and which have lead them to their present day situation. Specific attention will be paid to those countries wherein the conflicts affecting them have acquired significant transcendence in international terms. Among non-Arab countries, it is Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan that will be dealt with.

The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen: This class focuses on how Spain is portrayed in different movies, providing historical, artistic, social, literary, and linguistic perspectives.

The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish: By studying two branches of linguistics, phonetics and phonemics, students gain mastery of the sounds of the Spanish language. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.

Travel Literature: The Search For An Ideal, The Surprise Reality Provides: The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire knowledge of, analyze, and study, a range of travel books, within world literature, from the times of Ancient Greece to the present day.

Writing and Composition of Texts: This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition

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Scholarships & Grants

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • 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, Deadlines & 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
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Overnight excursions
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext

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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Program

Spring 2018 17 weeks Academic year 2017-2018 36 weeks Fall 2018 15 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 17, 2018 Sep 6, 2017 Sep 5, 2018

End Date

May 11, 2018 May 11, 2018 Dec 14, 2018

Fees & Housing

$15,850
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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 = $12,063 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

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 = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $7,710

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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 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

$30,100
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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 = $22,993 **

Housing = $6,640 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,100

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 = $3,900

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $500

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $1,200 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $13,560

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 apartments. Students in the residencia should budget $600 per semester 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

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

$15,850
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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 = $12,063 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $15,850

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 = $2,600

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $250

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $7,710

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching 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 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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