Seville, Spain

Communications, New Media + Journalism Spanish

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Information for term Communications, New Media + Journalism Spanish

Application deadline, and cost information.

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 semester hours / 22.5 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 semester hours / 22.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Whether you use a lens, a microphone, or a pen, feed your creative vision, and enhance your knowledge of contemporary media culture and production from a national and global perspective. Advance your Spanish language skills while writing your own next chapter in a beautiful city, supported by progressive young media professionals. 

Unique Experiences

  • EXPLORE YOUR HOST COMMUNITY

    with a greater sense of purpose by using the power of media.

  • 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

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  • neighborhoods

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  • 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

  • See a different Spanish landscape with trips to the towns of Aracena, Cádiz, and Écija
  • Be hosted by the families of Moroccan students, during a three-day trip to the town of Chefchoauen, in the North African Rif Mountains, and engage in a unique intercultural experience
  • Get new ideas at urban photography workshops, independent film festivals, international art and new media events, or rooftops concerts
  • Go behind the media scenes at independent radio stations, Radio Nacional de España, or Seville's longest running newspaper
  • Jump into university-organized activities from singing in choir of the University of Seville to hiking with other Spanish students

PROJECTS

  • Intern: earn credits and amazing experience in communications, social media, journalism, or social justice
  • Publish: take a hands-on course to develop and publish articles for the web and más+menos magazine, or produce video documentaries at the Media Lab of the Center for Cultural Initiatives at the University of Seville (CICUS)
  • Volunteer: connect with the people of Seville and say gracias for your stay by pitching in at a local organization, or join Historias de Luz, a project that gives voice to people in need through different media platforms
  • Practice your Spanish language lessons with Spanish students through a conversion exchange program
  • Team up with a Spanish student on the Tandem Project – you help with English, he or she helps with Spanish, monitored by a university professor

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.most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. Homestays generally are limited to one student per household; however, we can usually accommodate requests to be placed with another student - subject to approval from the study abroad office. 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 10-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building.

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    EUSA SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATIONS

    A 20-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center; 7 minutes to the Universidad de Sevilla main building.

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    UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

    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 communications. Students take courses through CIEE and with Spanish students at the University of Seville, and may also select classes in our liberal arts program. Along the way, students learn about Spanish culture with a range of projects and activities. Great emphasis is placed in helping students explore their host community with a greater sense of purpose and reciprocity in their exchanges.

EUSA School of Communications – Courses at this prestigious private institution are academically credited by the University of Seville. A significant number of prestigious local media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory and history of media here.

Universidad de Sevilla – One of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, this university hosts 75,000 students. Most courses for this program are hosted at the Center for Cultural Initiatives at the University of Seville (CICUS), where students learn from new media professionals and present work to the public at the end of the semester.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,000 students, UPO is the second largest state university in Seville. Its 345-acre campus is 30-minutes from the center of the city. UPO offers undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors, as well other areas, from biotechnology to translation. Modern facilities include campus-wide Internet access, sports facilities, science labs, and more.

CIEE 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 Universidad de Seville. The Center includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Language Resource Center, and the Liberal Arts team.

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. CIEE organizes tutorials to help them progress in those content courses taught exclusively in Spanish. Tutorials are also offered for regular university courses.

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

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE classes and Cursos para Extranjeros classes at the University of Seville are scheduled Monday through Thursday, and meet twice a week. Direct enrolment courses can also meet on Friday. CIEE classes are only open to CIEE students. The program’s core courses may include some students from the University of Seville. Cursos para Extranjeros are open to other American students only. Direct enrolment university classes with Spanish and international students last until the end of the regular semester. Students should therefore plan on staying at least a week longer in the fall and a month longer in the spring. Core and elective courses are taught by media professionals with experience in collaborative and experiential learning projects. Other courses are taught by faculty from the University of Seville or the University Pablo de Olavide. The programs core courses: Digital Video Reporting in Context and Magazine Reporting in Context are workshops that give students the possibility of exploring their new social and cultural environment as documentarists.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE and Cursos para Extranjeros courses students are graded on mid-term and final projects, papers and/or examinations, on course assignments, and on class participation and attendance. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams and, sometimes, term papers. 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. 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)

Curriculum

Program Credit

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

Students enroll in five to six, three-credit courses per semester.

Initial two-weeks
Intensive Session – Cultural History of Spain, or Advanced Spanish Grammar, depending on results from placement exam.

Semester
1 of 2 core courses, and 1 of 4 elective courses specifically designed this program.

Remaining courses: Select from communication elections, CIEE Liberal Arts program courses, EUSA School of Communications, or classes with Spanish students at University of Seville or Pablo de Olavide.

Internships
Available for academic year students during the spring semester. Students must also enrol in the course INSH 3802 CSCS Internship Seminar. Eligibility is based on language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. 

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.

REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

REQUIRED CIEE CORE COURSES

Students must take at least one of the required core courses.

REQUIRED CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

Students must take at least one of these elective courses.

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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.

REQUIRED INTENSIVE LANGUAGE COURSE

REQUIRED CIEE CORE COURSES

Students must take at least one of the required core courses.

REQUIRED CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

Students must take at least one of these elective courses.

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Scholarships

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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

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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 Fall 2018 15 weeks

Application Due

Apr 15, 2018

Start Date

Jan 17, 2018 Sep 5, 2018

End Date

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

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