Seville, Spain

Communications, New Media + Journalism English

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 11 – Dec 21, 2018 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2018
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 29 – May 31, 2019 (17 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 11, 2018 – May 31, 2019 (37 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Increase your knowledge of contemporary media culture and production from a national and global perspective by submerging yourself in an international communications and journalism campus, located in one of Europe’s most prominent cities from both a historical and a cultural point of view. Consider the option of working as a local reporter, intern, or as a communications or social media assistant at a local NGO.

Unique Experiences

  • Capture Seville

    with images, words, video, and sound as you develop skills and flex your creative muscles.

  • Put your ideas

    and talents together with other American and Spanish students to tackle a variety of media projects.

  • Explore

    how digital tools and media – and easy access to them – could change the information market.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

    3
  • miles from the ocean

    50
  • universities

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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 Bienal 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

  • Supplement in-class work with trips to places such as Córdoba, Aracena, Écija, or other relevant sites in the region.
  • Participate in an overnight trip to Morocco, where you will be hosted by local families.

PROJECTS

  • Step into the professional field and gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship in the areas of audiovisual communication and journalism.
  • Develop a background on the history of printed press in Europe and methods by which media professionals continue to adapt to the challenges posed by the Internet through discussions with local journalists.
  • Exercise your skills as a travel journalist, improve your capacity to create audiovisual scripts, perfect your photographic gaze and technique, write creatively or enhance your journalistic research abilities.
  • Engage in active discussions with peers and professors about corporate communications, audiovisual cultural industries, digital communication and interculturality, or the role of media in fostering social change.
  • Examine and capture your new community through video documentaries in a “Digital Video Reporting in Context” course (optional).

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

    Homestays: 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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    EUSA SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS

    A 20-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center; 7 minutes to the University of Seville main building.

  • B

    CIEE STUDY CENTER

    In the city center, a 10-minute walk from the main University of Seville building.

  • C

    UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

    Center for Cultural Initiatives at the University of Seville (CICUS). A 3-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center.

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What you need to know

The program details

Combining theory and hands-on practice, this program is designed for students considering a career in any field of communications. Students choose courses in English at EUSA School of Communications from the wide academic offer of its three main degrees: Audiovisual Communication, Journalism and Marketing & Public Relations. Along the way, students learn about Spanish culture with a range of projects and activities.

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

University of Seville – One of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, this university hosts 75,000 students.

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 main building of the Universidad de Seville and a 20-minute walk from EUSA.

CIEE Community Language Commitment – Whether they are total beginners or have some grasp of the Spanish language, students are encouraged to take an optional Spanish language course. As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourage them to use their Spanish language skills in everyday settings.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. Instruction methods include lectures, class discussions, media workshops and out-of-class activities. CIEE classes are open only to CIEE students. EUSA courses are also open to both national and international students. All courses are taught by professionals with experience in collaborative and experiential learning, closely linked to the local and national media environment. The Digital Video Reporting in Context course is a workshop that gives students the possibility of exploring their new social and cultural environment as documentarists.



  • GRADING

    Students are graded on projects, papers and/or examinations, on course assignments, and on class participation and attendance. Numerical grades are given on a 100-point scale and/or a 10-point scale, and converted to the U.S.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Class attendance is mandatory and students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. 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.

Curriculum

Program Credit

  • Total credit: 15-18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45; Credits – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted.

Students enroll in five three-credit courses per semester.

Semester:     
Students have the option of choosing from three different CIEE courses: a video reporting course, a leadership and intercultural communication course, and a seminar linked to internships.

Students have the option of choosing from any of the courses offered in English or Spanish at host institution EUSA in the degrees of Audio Visual Communication, Journalism and Public Relations and Publicity. Courses offered in English meet Monday through Thursday. Courses offered in Spanish could also meet on Fridays. 

Internships: 
Students must also enroll in the course INSH 3802 CSCS Internship Seminar. Eligibility is based on job skills, background, and professional attitude.

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 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 ELECTIVE COURSES

  • COMM 3003 CSCS: Digital Video Reporting in Context
  • INSH 3802 CSCS: Internship Seminar
  • COMM 3301 CSCS (ENG): Intercultural Communication and Leadership (in English)

EUSA ELECTIVE COURSES

Students will be able to choose from subject area courses in English, as well as Spanish language courses at EUSA Centro de Estudios Universitarios. If their language level permits it, students will also be able to choose subject area courses in Spanish; here is a sample list of courses that may be offered during the fall semester:

DE EUSA- 5390011EN Audiovisual Scripting
DE EUSA- 5390052EN Film-Making I - Basics
DE EUSA- 5390024EN Audiovisual Narrative
DE EUSA- 5390059EN Film-Making III – Digital Video and Postproduction
DE EUSA- 5390028EN Creative Writing
DE EUSA- 5390037EN Multimedia Design and Applications
DE EUSA- 5390039EN Audiovisual Cultural Industries
DE EUSA- 5390067EN Theory and Technique of Documentary & Audiovisual Advertising
DE EUSA- 5380003EN Introduction to Applied Economics
DE EUSA- 5380005EN International Relations
DE EUSA- 5380012EN Information Science in Journalism
DE EUSA- 5380021EN Communication Departments
DE EUSA- 5380052EN Multimedia Journalism & Digital Graphic Design
DE EUSA- 5380024EN Organisation and Management of Journalism Businesses
DE EUSA- 5380038EN Cyberculture
DE EUSA- 5380043EN Online News
DE EUSA- 5370008EN Marketing
DE EUSA- 5370010EN Sociology and Social Structure
DE EUSA- 5370011EN Advertising Creativity
DE EUSA- 5370012EN Advertising Strategy
DE EUSA- 5370023EN Planning and Management of Advertising Media
DE EUSA- 5370024EN Public Relations Programming and Techniques
DE EUSA- 5370027EN Theory and Technology of Advertising Photography
DE EUSA- 5370056EN Brand Management
DE EUSA- 5370040EN Consumption Theory
DE EUSA- 5320001EN Economics I
DE EUSA- 5320016EN Statistics
DE EUSA- 5320037EN Art & Cultural Tourism
DE EUSA-SPANA1  Initial Extensive Spanish
DE EUSA-SPANA2  Elemental Extensive Spanish
DE EUSA-SPANB1  Intermediate Extensive Spanish

Spring 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 ELECTIVE COURSES

EUSA ELECTIVE COURSES

Students will be able to choose from subject area courses in English, as well as Spanish language courses at EUSA Centro de Estudios Universitarios. If their language level permits it, students will also be able to choose subject area courses in Spanish; here is a sample list of courses that may be offered during the Spring semester:

  • DE EUSA-5390018EN Production & Audiovisual Business I
  • DE EUSA-5390019EN Film-Making II – Lighting and Multicamera
  • DE EUSA-5390020EN Sociology and Communication
  • DE EUSA-5390027EN Research Methodologies in Communication
  • DE EUSA-5390048EN Theory and Technique of Photography
  • DE EUSA-5380007EN Social Psychology of Audiovisual Communication
  • DE EUSA-5380019EN Photojournalism
  • DE EUSA-5380030EN Creative Writing
  • DE EUSA-5380045EN Communication for Social Development
  • DE EUSA-5380029EN Design of News Programmes
  • DE EUSA-5370017EN Art Direction
  • DE EUSA-5370030EN Communication Departments
  • DE EUSA-5370031EN Management of Advertising Companies
  • DE EUSA-5370051EN Advertising, Culture and Content Development
  • DE EUSA-5370044EN Communication in Retail Areas
  • DE EUSA-5370047EN Advertising Production
  • DE EUSA-SPAN1001 Initial Intensive Spanish

  • DE EUSA-SPAN2001 Intermediate Intensive Spanish

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

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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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Fall 2018 14 weeks Sep 11, 2018 Dec 21, 2018
$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

Spanish homestays include three meals daily Students in the residencia should increase this budget between $250-450 per month for all meals; either preparing their own meals or purchasing food from the cafeteria’s meal plan respectively.

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

Academic year 2018-2019 37 weeks Sep 11, 2018 May 31, 2019
$30,700
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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 = $23,593 **

Housing = $6,640 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,700

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 = $3,000

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $400

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $12,560

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.

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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

Spanish homestays include three meals daily Students in the residencia should increase this budget between $250-450 per month for all meals; either preparing their own meals or purchasing food from the cafeteria’s meal plan respectively.

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

Spring 2019 17 weeks Oct 1, 2018 Jan 29, 2019 May 31, 2019
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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 = $400

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $5,410

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.

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