Seville, Spain

International Business + Culture

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Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: Aug 23 – Dec 20, 2023 (17 weeks)*
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

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The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 7 – May 18, 2023 (19 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.9 Overall GPA

Overview

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Immerse yourself in Spain's most beautiful city, Seville, where you'll be taken back to its cultural past while appreciating its modernizing present during the International Business + Culture program. Designed for students from various academic backgrounds, you can enroll in classes in business, economics, marketing, communication, history, psychology, literature, chemistry, biology, and more in English or Spanish at CIEE's partner school, University Pablo de Olavide (UPO). Students can also add a for-credit internship to their program to gain real-world, practical international work experience.

Outside the classroom, students will appreciate all Seville has to offer. From the scent of the jasmine and orange blossoms to relishing in impromptu guitar music in the streets to indulging in mouth-watering tapas to learning Seville's traditional Sevillana dance, you are sure to love your time abroad with CIEE in Spain's most authentic city.  

Unique Experiences

  • GAIN VALUABLE WORK EXPERIENCE

    and get front-line perspective by participating in an optional credit-bearing internship in a Spanish company. Learn from company managers at Spanish and international companies like Inés Rosales, Basilippo, Xtraice, or Ybarra via company visits.

  • DEVELOP INTERCULTURAL SKILLS

    that are essential for success in a global interdependent economy.

  • CHOOSE CLASSES IN ENGLISH OR SPANISH

    and explore the European economy, carry out field research in ecology, learn about foreign exchange markets, analyze how exercise enhances mood, examine the role of strategic business management in a globalized world, and more.

  • HISTORICAL PALACES AND ICONIC MONUMENTS

    50
  • MILES FROM THE ATLANTIC OCEAN

    50
  • ORANGE TREES IN THE CITY

    500 K

Location & Culture

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Seeking a life-changing experience in Spain? Then Seville is your destination. International Business and Culture students will have the chance to live in a vibrant cosmopolitan city with many opportunities to experience the business entrepreneurial personality of Sevillanos firsthand. Don’t miss the occasion to explore the city’s colorful streets, become captivated by the immemorial culture surrounding you, and fall in love with the heart of Andalucia. Discover a city brimming with life and history and learn how it has evolved through the centuries and inspired the rest of the world.  

Seville is a welcoming city that will captivate you immediately. Enjoy its tranquility and wander the streets during the day, taking in the Guadalquivir River, followed by tapas and flamenco, the highest form of art and expression in Southern Spain. The cuisine of Seville is an art form in itself and boasts very special regional artisan dishes. And don’t forget about the city’s great nightlife and incredible weather all year round.  

CIEE Seville is in the historic downtown neighborhood of “Santa Cruz”, very close to University of Seville’s main campus. Study and make local friends in an 18th-century Palace while enjoying a large variety of weekly cultural activities and events. No better way to improve your intercultural skills and abilities. 

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

FEATURED EXCURSION

Join us on a magical overnight excursion to the beautiful and astonishing city of Granada. Famous for its grand Islamic architecture, Alhambra palaces, free tapas culture, and iconic monuments. Granada is a once-in-a-lifetime must-see.   

OTHER EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Get to know local Spanish students through fun and engaging activities of exclusive Global Discussion events and meetings 
  • Join in campus activities at University Pablo de Olavide – choir, cinema, sports, fitness, volunteering – there are lots to choose from. Explore beyond Seville and participate in overnights, day trips, and excursions to discover other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. Past destinations included Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Aracena, and many others. 
  • Engage in fun sport activities and workshops such as bike tours, wine tastings, cooking, flamenco, ceramics classes, and many more. Try kayaking at the Guadalquivir River at sunset or hiking in the “Sierra Norte.” 
  • Become a Sevillano and experience Seville’s social fabric while engaging with the local community. Seville’s lifestyle will make you fall in love with Spain’s traditions and customs.  

PROJECTS

Volunteer: Give back and create a deeper connection to Seville’s local community. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local NGOs, local associations and organizations, youth centers, and more 

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection: 

  • Internships. There are plenty of options to earn credit and beef up your resume with international experience in the Spanish working market. Help improve logistics and customer relations, build finance reports in Excel, analyze competitors, develop marketing plans, audit local Andalusian companies, and more.  
  • Independent Research Project Gain credit completing an individual research course in a field of special interest under the supervision of a local faculty member. The central goal is a substantive paper or written report containing significant analysis and interpretation of a previously approved topic. 

LOCAL ENGAGEMENT

Cultural Language Assistant: Become an ambassador of the US at local public schools in Seville. You will be collaborating with local teachers facilitating fun and engaging intercultural activities with children and/or teenagers.   

“Mejor en Español” conversation exchange program: Peer to -peer language-related activities along with local university students to improve your Spanish language skills and abilities by leaps and bounds. 

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  • HOUSING

    All housing is within a 30-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, local, and international students. Students live in studio apartments. Each studio apartment has two individual rooms, a shared bathroom, and a kitchen. Residence Halls have study rooms, meeting common spaces, tv rooms, a cinema room, laundry, a gym, a swimming pool, and many more services.


    Housing is tight in Seville. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive. 

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Three meals per day are provided by the host. 
     
    Residence Halls: Meals are not provided. Students have access to the studio apartment kitchens. 

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE SEVILLE

    Calle Muñoz y Pabón, 9 41004 Seville

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    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE (UPO)

    A 25- to 30-minute metro ride from the center of the city.

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    UNIVERSITY OF SEVILLE

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

What People are Saying

  • "I absolutely loved the program, I thought the two week intensive was very integral to my success in Spanish, my host family was incredible, and I loved Sevilla. If I could go back and do it all again I would!"

    Monika F., Belmont University
  • "CIEE made everything very clear to me, from billing to program requirements to itineraries once I arrived to my study abroad destination. The staff at CIEE Seville were incredibly welcoming, supportive, and understanding, and they made my study abroad experience very positive."

    Isabelle J., University of Illinois at Chicago
  • "I loved the internship opportunity and the homestay aspect. People are very helpful and kind as well."

    Kendall A., Santa Clara University
  • "I have had a great experience with an amazing program"

    Elissa C., Gettysburg College

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Academics

This program is geared toward students with beginning to intermediate-level Spanish language skills who wish to improve these skills while selecting from a wide variety of courses taught in English.  Students can fulfill school requirements by enrolling in classes for international students at Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) in subject areas like international relations, psychology, chemistry, biology, business, history, literature, and more.  Students can also enroll in a maximum of two direct-enroll courses, in Spanish or English, alongside their Spanish peers.  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. 

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 as other areas, from biotechnology to translation.  Modern facilities include campus-wide internet access, sports facilities, science labs, and more.  

CIEE Seville – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725, and includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, Language Resource Center, and Center Staff. 

Language Support – The Language Resource Center is staffed by language professors and master’s students.  CIEE organizes individual tutorials and workshops to help students progress in their Spanish language acquisition. 

GPA

2.9

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 must take five to six courses, for a total of 15-18 semester credits, including: 

  • One two-week intensive Spanish language course, depending on results from a placement exam. 
    • SPAN 1503 IBC Intensive Pre-Elementary Spanish I 
    • SPAN 1504 IBC Intensive Pre-Elementary Spanish II 
    • SPAN 2503 IBC Intensive Pre-Intermediate Spanish I 
    • SPAN 2504 IBC Intensive Pre-Intermediate Spanish II 
    • SPAN 3503 IBC Intensive Pre-Advanced Spanish I 
  • Four to five semester language or elective courses. 
    • CIEE COMM 3301 CSCS (ENG) Intercultural Communication and Leadership   
    • Internship Seminar (optional) CIEE INSH 3802 CSCS Internship Seminar 
    • Elective courses at University Pablo de Olavide (UPO HSP) 
    • Up to two host institution classes at University Pablo de Olavide (PIU) 

Program Credit

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

Course Credit

  • CIEE courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted. 
  • CIEE Internship: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100 internship placement hours. 
  • University Pablo de Olavide International Center (UPO HSP) courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted. 
  • University Pablo de Olavide Integration Program (PIU) 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, students are expected to complete work and exams as scheduled. During fall semester, there is no extended vacation period.  During spring semester, there are two: Semana Santa (one-week duration) and Feria de Abril (one-week duration).  Semana Santa is normally the week before Easter. Feria de Abril is normally two weeks after Easter. 

Class Format

CIEE Intensive Spanish Session classes meet Monday through Friday during the first two weeks of the semester.  Regular semester classes at the University Pablo de Olavide (UPO) are scheduled Monday through Thursday, and most meet twice a week. UPO University Integration Program (PIU) direct enrollment courses meet twice a week with possible classes on Fridays.  UPO  PIU. classes are designed for students who wish to integrate themselves fully into a Spanish university.  CIEE classes and UPO classes for international students are small and interactive and do not include Spanish students. 

UPO direct-enroll courses may be larger in size, include Spanish and other international students, and be more lecture-based; Spanish and European international students have registration priority in UPO direct enroll classes; CIEE student registration in direct enroll classes is not guaranteed and takes place on-site. UPO direct enroll courses go until the end of the regular semester.  Students interested in enrolling in a direct enroll course may have to stay a week longer in the fall or a month longer in the spring. 

Grading

CIEE and UPO classes for international students: Class attendance is mandatory, and participation is part of student assessment. Students should expect to complete all assignments and exams as scheduled. Students are graded on midterm and final examinations, papers, presentations, class participation, and attendance. UPO direct-enroll content courses: Professors give assignments as well as exams, and participation may or may not be factored into the final grade.  Numerical grades are given on a 10-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

  • UPO HSP courses are for international students, mostly from the U.S., and are taught in English or Spanish. Students who take UPO HSP courses in Spanish must also be enrolled in CIEE language courses, SPAN 2504 IBCP or SPAN 3503 IBCP. 
  • PIU course enrollment is not guaranteed as Spanish and ERASMUS students have registration priority. Students should not select these courses to fulfill graduation or other major requirements. Enrollment is limited to two courses and is finalized onsite. Students can request to take the PIU final exam early with course professor approval once onsite. If denied, students must take the final exam during the official exam period (normally two weeks to one month after the IBC program end date). 

 

Spring 2023 CIEE Courses

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Languages and Cultural Studies

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Host Institution Courses

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Universidad Pablo de Olavide International Center 

UPO HSP COURSES 

The following courses, taught in English or Spanish, are typically offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide International Center. The student population in these courses consists of international students, mostly from the United States.  

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. Courses are usually 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 

Please note that syllabi on this site are the most up to date available syllabi but may not be for the current semester. Syllabi can be found online.  

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES - BEGINNING AND INTERMEDIATE 

Spanish Laboratory - Elementary (in Spanish) 
Contact hours: 1hr/week. Credit: 1 semester hours 
Elementary Spanish I & II - Intensive Course (in Spanish) 
Contact hours: 90. Credit: 6 semester/9 quarter hours 
Elementary Spanish II (in Spanish)  
Intermediate Spanish I (in Spanish) 
Intermediate Spanish II (in Spanish) 
Spanish Reading and Composition – Intermediate (in Spanish) 
Spanish Conversation – Intermediate I (in Spanish) 
Spanish Conversation – Intermediate II (in Spanish) 
Spanish for the Health Sciences - Intermediate (in Spanish) 

SPANISH LANGUAGE COURSES-ADVANCED 

*Students must test into Advanced Spanish to enroll in the below courses: 

Spanish Conversation - Advanced (in Spanish) 
Advanced Spanish I (in Spanish) 
Advanced Spanish II (in Spanish)  
Spanish Reading and Composition - Advanced (in Spanish) 
Basic Bilingual Negotiation Skills Spanish/English (in Spanish)  
Spanish for Business (in Spanish)  
Spanish Phonetics and Phonology (in Spanish) 
Spanish-English/English-Spanish Translation (in Spanish) 
Spanish Pragmatics and Communication (in Spanish)  

ANTHROPOLOGY COURSES 

Health, Healing and Culture: An Introduction to Medical Anthropology (in English) 

SCIENCE COURSES 

Anatomy and Physiology II (in English) 
Credits: 4 semester credits, 33 hours of lab 

Applied Microbiology (in English) 
Credits: 4 semester credits, 33 hours of lab 

Organic Chemistry I (in English) 
Credits: 5 semester credits, 40 hours of lab 

Organic Chemistry II (in English)  
Credits: 5 semester credits, approximately 40 hours of lab/ 7.5 quarter hours. Enrollment limited. 

Ecological Systems (in English) 
Credits: 3 semester credits, 5 hours of lab 

The Mediterranean Diet: From Fiction to Facts (in English) 

PSYCHOLOGY COURSES 

Cultural Psychology (in English) 
General Sports Psychology (in English) 
Social Psychology (in English) 

BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS COURSES 

The European Union (in English) 
The Global Economy (in English) 
International Economics (in English) 
International Finance (in Spanish and English) 
International Management (in English) 
International Marketing (in Spanish and English)  
International Financial Accounting (in English) 
Entrepreneurship and New Ventures (in English) 
International Human Resource Management (In English)  

Organizational Theory (in English) - A previous introductory course in business management is recommended. 

COMMUNICATIONS COURSES 

Intercultural Communication (in Spanish) 
Communication and Media in the Digital Age (in English) 
Spanish Identity: Film, Advertising and Pop Music (in English) 

HISTORY OF ART AND CINEMA COURSES 

Film Nations: Comparative Perspectives on Spanish and U.S. Cinema (in English) 
History of Spanish Art (in English) 
History of Spanish Cinema During the Democracy (in Spanish) 
Seville: The Expression of a City through its Art (in Spanish) 

HISTORY AND RELIGION COURSES 

History of Spain (in English) 
Spain in the 21st Century: from the Civil War to Democracy Today (in Spanish) 
Ancient and Medieval Spanish History: From Altamira to Isabella and Ferdinand (Prehistory to 1500) (in English)Early Modern and Modern Spanish History: From Isabella and Ferdinand to the Euro (1450 - the present) (in English)  
Christianity, Islam, and Judaism in the Spanish Context (in English) 
Slavery in Latin America and the Caribbean (in Spanish) 

LITERATURE COURSES 

Panorama of Latin America Literature I (Pre-1820) (in Spanish)  
Panorama of Latin America Literature 2 (Post-1820) (in Spanish)  
Nobel Prizes in Spanish and Latin American Literature (in English)  
Contemporary Spanish Literature (in Spanish)  
The Latin American Short Story (in Spanish) Spanish Literature: The Spanish Golden Age: El Quijote (in Spanish)  
Women and Spanish Literature (19th-20th centuries) (in Spanish)  

POLITICAL SCIENCE COURSES 

Current Affairs in Latin America: Press and Cinema (in Spanish)  
U.S.-European Relations Since World War II (in English) Relations Between the U.S. and the Latin World (in Spanish)  
Contemporary Spanish Politics (in English)  
The Road to Democracy in Portugal, Greece, and Spain (in English)  

SPANISH CULTURE COURSES 

Culture and Society in Spain (in English and Spanish) 
Spanish Culture and History through Film (in English)Historical Ties Between Spain and the U.S. (in English)  
Tapas: A Window to Spanish Cuisine and Culture (in Spanish)  
Medieval Spain: Christians, Jews, and Muslims (in Spanish)  
History of Flamenco in Spain: Theory and Practice (in Spanish)  

HOST INSTITUTION COURSES 

Universidad Pablo de Olavide Integration Program (PIU) 

The following courses, taught in English, are host institution courses typically offered by the Universidad Pablo de Olavide Integration Program (PIU). The student population in these courses consists of Universidad Pablo de Olavide Spanish students and international students. 

Please note that not all courses are offered every semester. Courses are 3 credits unless otherwise noted. 

CIEE Seville International Business and Culture students cannot pre-enroll in these courses but can keep them in mind as possible class options. ENROLLMENT IS LIMITED. Official enrollment takes place onsite. Students should not select UPO PIU courses to fulfill graduation or other major requirements. 

Students can request to take the PIU final exam early with course professor approval once onsite. If denied, students must take the final exam during the official exam period (normally two weeks to one month after the IBC program end date). 

International Business and Culture students can enroll in a maximum of two UPO Integration Program courses.  

*Direct Enroll courses in Spanish are also available. 

Students interested in these courses should thoroughly review the course syllabi. Syllabi can be found online.  

SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

ACCOUNTING 
Introduction to Financial Accounting (in English) 

Intermediate Financial Accounting (in English) 
Prerequisite: It is advisable to have taken Introduction to Financial Accounting. 

Financial Statements Analysis (in English) 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of a Financial Accounting course. 

Management Accounting (in English) 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Financial Accounting and an understanding of concepts such as asset / liability, expense / income and insights on accrual. 

Advanced Financial Accounting (in English) 

ECONOMICS 
Introduction to Economics (in English)  
Prerequisites: Students should have a solid grasp of mathematics, particularly graphics analysis, graphing functions, and basic calculus 

Applied Economics (in English)  
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of consumer theory, production theory and the meaning of main macroeconomic indicators, as well as the ability to use graphic and analytical tools. 

Business Law (in English) 
Economic History (in English)  
Economic Sociology (in English) 
Macroeconomics (in English) 
Monetary Policy and the Financial System (in English) 
Markets, Strategies and Regulation (in English) 
Business Tax Law (in English)  

International Economics (in English)  
Prerequisites: Knowledge of micro and macroeconomics, consumer theory, production theory and the macro magnitudes, as well as with graphical and analytical tools relative to those concepts. 

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business (in English) 
Prerequisites: Student should have knowledge of mathematics, descriptive statistics, statistical inference, and economic theory. 

FINANCE 
Financial Management I (in English) 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of introductory courses in accounting, statistics, and business administration. 

Financial Management II (in English)  
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Financial Management I or equivalent 

Financial Statements Analysis (in English) 
 
MANAGEMENT 
Introduction to Business Management (in English)  
Business Management (in English)  
Human Resources Management (in English)  
Innovation Management (in English)  

Management Information Systems (in English)  
Prerequisites: Students are required to have a working knowledge of computing using the Microsoft Windows operating system. They should have a basic understanding of ICT and feel comfortable using internet and common network applications 

Operations Management I (in English) 
Prerequisites: Basic business administration knowledge 

Operations Management II (in English) 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Operations Management I or equivalent. 

Corporate Management and Business Ethics (in English) 
Enterprising Initiative and Family Business (in English) 
Management Accounting (in English) 
 
Organizational Theory (in English) 
Prerequisite: Knowledge of business management recommended. 

Strategic Management I (in English)   

Strategic Management II (in English)  
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Strategic Management I or equivalent. 

MARKETING 

Market Research Techniques (in English)  
Marketing Management I (in English) 

Marketing Management II (in English)  
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Marketing Management I or equivalent 

Sectorial Marketing (in English) 
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Marketing Management I and II or the equivalent is highly recommended. 

MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS 
Business Statistics I (in English)  
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mathematics I for solving equation systems, optimization, and simple-multiple integration. 

Business Statistics I (in English)  
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Mathematics I for solving equation systems, optimization, and simple-multiple integration. 
 
Business Statistics II (in English)  
Prerequisite: Business statistics or equivalent recommended. 

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Business (in English)  
Financial Mathematics (in English)  
Prerequisite: Basic mathematical knowledge 

Mathematics for Business I (in English)  
Prerequisite: Basic mathematical knowledge (algebra, linear equations, etc.) 

Mathematics for Business II (in English) 
Prerequisites: Completion of Mathematics for Business I or equivalent highly recommended. 

SCHOOL OF EXPERIMENTAL SCIENCE 

BIOTECHNOLOGY 
Animal Physiology (in English)  
Prerequisites: General knowledge of biology and an understanding of the essential concepts of physics and chemistry 

Biochemistry: Metabolism and its Regulation (in English) 
Prerequisites: Knowledge in cell biology, organic chemistry, structure of biomolecules, bioenergetics and enzymology 

Cellular Biology (in English)  
Prerequisites: Knowledge in the cell and its structure via a cell biology manual 

Chemical Thermodynamics and Kinetics (in English) 
Prerequisites: High school math, physics, and chemistry 

General Chemistry (in English)  
Prerequisites: High school math, physics, and chemistry 

Genetic Engineering (in English)  
Prerequisites: The use of biological and scientific databases is highly recommended 

Molecular Diagnostics (in English) 
Prerequisites: General knowledge in genetics, molecular biology and biochemistry 

Physics (in English)  
Prerequisites: Working knowledge of basic mathematics, including linear and quadratic equations, simple sets of linear equations, trigonometry, and the properties of logarithms and determinants 

Reproductive Technology and Gene Therapy (in English) 
Prerequisites: Knowledge in genetics, embryology and physiology 

Genetics (in English) 
Prerequisites: The use of biological and scientific databases is highly recommended. 

Microbial Physiology and Metabolism (in English)  
Prerequisites: Coursework in thermodynamics and chemical kinetics, cell biology, genetics, biochemistry (biomolecules), biochemistry (metabolism and its regulation), genetic engineering and microbiology is recommended. 

Molecular Genetics (in English)  
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of general genetics, genetic analysis, and genetic engineering.   

Pharmacology and Toxicology (in English)  
Prerequisites: Students must have knowledge in biochemistry (enzyme kinetics), physiology (excretion), and cell biology (cell/tissue structure) areas. A brief overview of each prior to this course is recommended. 

Techniques and Instrumental Analysis (in English) 
Prerequisites: Knowledge of general chemistry, organic chemistry, biochemistry, thermodynamics and chemistry kinetics and bioanalytical chemistry. 

HUMAN NUTRITION AND DIETETICS 
Cellular Biology (in English) 
Prerequisites: Previous user-level computer knowledge (office package and internet browsing) is recommended 

Endocrinology and Metabolism (in English) 
Prerequisites: Knowledge of physiology, cellular biology, biochemistry and/or anatomy. 

Nutritional Epidemiology (in English) 
Prerequisites: Basic knowledge of Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) and Excel. 

SPORTS SCIENCE 
Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (in English)  

ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES 
Environmental and Quality Management Systems (in English)  
Prerequisites: Knowledge of environmental regulation, air pollution, water waste management, solid waste management, land, and energy management 

Natural Hazards (in English) 
Prerequisites: Basic math, physics and geology are strongly recommended 

Sampling Methods in Ecology (in English)  
Prerequisite: Knowledge of the natural sciences 

SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES 

Archaeology (in English)  
Prerequisite: Minimum knowledge of the historical and cultural evolution of the Mediterranean in the referred chronological and geographical sphere. 

Art History (in English)  
Early Modern History (in English) 

GEOGRAPHY AND HISTORY 
Classical Backgrounds to European Culture (in English)  
Fundamentals of History I (in English)  

History of Europe and the World (in English) 
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Modern History and Medieval History 

Geographic Information Systems (in English) 
Prerequisite: Previous coursework in geography. 

Physical Geography (in English)  

SCHOOL OF LAW 
Comparative Law and Unification of Law (in English)  
Prerequisites: Legal knowledge derived from having taken the subjects of previous modules 

Constitutional Law II: Fundamental Rights (in English)  
Prerequisites: Students are encouraged not to see this course as a purely theoretical approach to law; it is highly recommended to bring a text of the 1978 Spanish Constitution. 

Public International Law  

POLITICAL SCIENCE 
International Relations (in English) 

SCHOOL OF SOCIAL SCIENCE 

SOCIOLOGY 
Introduction to Sociology (in English) 
Political Sociology (in English) 
Economic Sociology (in English) 
Cognitive Base of Social Interactions and Communication (in English) 

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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Spring 2023 19 weeks Deadline Passed Jan 7, 2023 May 18, 2023
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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 = $13,383 **

Housing = $4,100 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $17,950

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

International Airfare = $850

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $60

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,150 ††

Total Estimated Costs = $2,820

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 all Meals

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

Fall 2023 17 weeks Apr 1, 2023 Aug 23, 2023* Dec 20, 2023*
$17,950
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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 = $13,353 **

Housing = $4,100 ***

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $17,950

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 = $1,400

International Airfare = $850 ††

Local Transportation = $160 †††

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $1,000 ††††

Other = $40 †††††

Total Estimated Costs = $4,160

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 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 all Meals

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

††† Transportation card $40 per month.

†††† 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 fees for entry to the US, if required

*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, 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

Tuition
Housing
Meals
Pre-departure Advising
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
Orientation
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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