Seville, Spain

Communications, New Media + Journalism English

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Information for term Communications, New Media + Journalism English

Application deadline, and cost information.

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 7 – Dec 22, 2022 (15 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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Whether you are  beginning Spanish learner, or more advanced, you’re invited to the wonderful city of Seville to increase your knowledge of contemporary media culture and production. Students choose courses in English at CIEE’s partner school - EUSA School of Communications - from its three main degrees: Audiovisual Communication; Journalism; and Publicity and Public Relations. Spanish language learning is also available and encouraged to facilitate cultural immersion. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

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

  • miles from the ocean

  • universities


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.

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Seville.

The Culture


  • Join in flamenco lessons, take a bike tour, participate in language exchanges with Spanish university students, practice new sports in the Guadalquivir River, and more, with new local friends. New activities are offered all the time throughout the semester.
  • Get an insider’s view of iconic places like Parque de María Luisa, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Archivo de Indias, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, and many more amazing locations spread all around the city.
  • Participate in excursions to other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. In the past, students have travelled to cities such as Córdoba, Cádiz, Malaga, Jerez, etc.
  • Explore and step back centuries in time with a tour of Roman ruins in Italica or the medieval city of Carmona.


  • Step into the professional field and gain practical work experience with a for-credit internship.
  • 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).
  • Volunteer: Become and English cultural and language assistant for children or teenagers at a local school or connect with the people of Seville by helping at one of the many local organizations that support citizens in need of social assistance.

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Daily Life

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    All housing is within a 40-minute commute to CIEE.

    Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city’s language and culture. Each student has an individual room.

    Residence Halls: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE students, local and international students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Students usually share kitchens and common areas.
    Housing is tight in Seville. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive.


    Homestays: Three meals per day are included.

    Residence Halls: Meals are not included.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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

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

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


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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 offering of its three main degrees: Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, and Marketing and 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 Universidad de Sevilla, one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century. Prestigious local media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory, and history of media in a highly specialized setting to particularly motivated Spanish and international (mainly European) students.

CIEE Seville – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. It is close to the Royal Alcazar palace, 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, center staff encourage them to use their Spanish language skills in everyday settings.



Language Prerequisites

There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Program Requirements

Students enroll in five to six courses for 15-18 credits to be selected from:

  • CIEE elective courses
    • Options in English include COMM 3003 CSCS Digital Video Reporting in Context, COMM 3301 CSCS Intercultural Communication and Leadership, and/or a for-credit internship, INSH 3802 CSCS Internship Seminar. Students with an intermediate to advanced level of Spanish can also enroll in the course COMM 3001 SCMJ Magazine Reporting and Writing, taught in Spanish.
  • EUSA School of Communication elective courses
    • Spanish language courses
    • Elective courses in English and Spanish

Program Credit

Total credit: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/quarter credits; 45 contact hours
  • CIEE Internship: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100 internship placement hours
  • EUSA School of Communication courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

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 (normally the week before Easter (Holy Week)) and Feria de Abril, for a week about two weeks after Easter.

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.


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

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.

Language of Instruction

English and Spanish

Individual courses may have additional prerequisites; for CIEE courses, these are listed in the syllabi below. Students are responsible for having their own course approval conversations with their advisors.


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Course Information

Students can choose from courses offered in English at EUSA in the areas of audiovisual communication, journalism, and public relations and publicity. Based on the student language level

Fall 2022 CIEE Courses

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Academic Projects

Semester Credit

Communication, Journalism, and Media

Semester Credit

Host Institution Courses

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At EUSA, students can choose from subject area courses in English as well as Spanish, depending on the student language level evaluation conducted onsite.

Please note that courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.


At EUSA, students can choose from subject area courses in English as well as Spanish, depending  on the student language level evaluation conducted onsite.

Please note that courses may be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment.

Spring semester

  • Film-Making II – Lighting and Multicamera
  • Sociology and Communication
  • Research Methodologies in Communication
  • Theory and Technique of Photograph
  • Social Psychology of Communication
  • Photojournalism
  • Communication for Social Development
  • Design of New Programs
  • Art Direction
  • Communications Departments
  • Management of Advertising Companies
  • Advertising, Culture and Content Development
  • Communication in Retail Areas 

Fall Semester

  • Film-Making I - Basics
  • Audiovisual Narrative
  • Film-Making III – Digital Video and Postproduction
  • Multimedia Design and Applications
  • Audiovisual Cultural Industries
  • Introduction to Applied Economics
  • International Relations
  • Journalism Documentary
  • Communication Departments
  • Multimedia Journalism & Digital Graphic Design
  • Design of New Programs
  • Cyberculture
  • Marketing
  • Sociology and Social Structure
  • Advertising Creativity
  • Advertising Strategy
  • Planning and Management of Advertising Media
  • Public Relations Programming and Techniques
  • Theory and Technology of Advertising Photography
  • Commercial Communication and Mass Culture
  • Brand Management
  • Consumption Theory


Sample courses:

  • Social History of Communications
  • Social Psychology of Audiovisual Communication
  • Communication Theory
  • Theory, Production and Direction of Radio
  • Audiovisual Theory and Techniques Applied to Journalism
  • Sports Journalism
  • Research Techniques in Journalism
  • Online Innovation in Journalism
  • Advertising Research
  • Theory and History of Propaganda


  • Initial Extensive Spanish (A1)
  • Elemental Extensive Spanish (A2)
  • Intermediate Extensive Spanish (B1)

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.
"(GI)" denotes courses that originated at CIEE's Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple CIEE sites.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • 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.


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Fees & Housing

Fall 2022 15 weeks Deadline Passed Sep 7, 2022 Dec 22, 2022
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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 = $13,636 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $17,450

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 = $1,200

International Airfare = $850 ††

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $60

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,150 †††

Other = $40 ††††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,060

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.

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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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's 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 residence housing option, you should budget roughly $350 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly. For students selecting the homestay housing option, all meals (and laundry) are included in the program fee – 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. Final cost will vary based on personal lifestyle and independent travelling

†††† Covid test to return to the US, if required

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, your college or university may charge additional fees for study abroad, or may require you to receive a transcript via CIEE's School of Record, which carries an additional fee of $500.

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What's Included

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What's Included

Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Introduction to your program plus practical information about living in your host city
On-site Staff
Full-time program leadership and support in your city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Travel Protection
CIEE iNext and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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