Seville, Spain

Communications, New Media + Journalism English

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Information for term Communications, New Media + Journalism English

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 16 – Dec 18, 2020 (13 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: Feb 4 – May 29, 2020 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

October 1, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Jan 27 – May 28, 2021 (17 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020
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days
hours

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Sep 16, 2020 – May 28, 2021 (36 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Whether you’re a 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.

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

  • 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

PROJECTS

  • Step into the professional field and gain practical work experience with a for-credit internship in 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).

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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 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.

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 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.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Course Information

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

Language of Instruction
English and Spanish

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

Course Notes
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

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.

Courses

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Spring 2020 CIEE Courses

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Academic Projects

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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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.

EUSA ELECTIVE COURSES in english

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

EUSA ELECTIVE COURSES in SPANISH

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

EUSA SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES

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

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
  • 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

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Fees & Housing

Spring 2020 16 weeks Deadline Passed Feb 4, 2020 May 29, 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 = $12,663 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

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.

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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 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 13 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Sep 16, 2020* Dec 18, 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 = $12,663 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

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

Spring 2021 17 weeks Oct 1, 2020 Jan 27, 2021* May 28, 2021*
Academic year 2020-2021 36 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Sep 16, 2020* May 28, 2021*

*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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