Seville, Spain

January Language + Culture

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Information for term January Language + Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2017 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jan 2 – 20, 2018 (3 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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This January, take a course on Spanish culture and cuisine, and go on culinary tours that bring your studies to life. Experience the art, festivals and traditions that reveal Spain’s dynamic history. The south of Spain is famous for the flamenco, the food, and friendliness of the locals. Seville is no exception!

Unique Experiences

  • Visit Seville’s local markets,

    wineries, and olive oil producers and sample the local delicacies.

  • Take a weekend trip

    to other scenic Spanish cities such as Madrid or Seville.

  • See the the most important art collection

    of Seville in the city’s Museum of Fine Arts.

  • foot high bronze sculpture, The Birth of a New Man

  • UNESCO World Heritage sites

  • train stations in the Seville metro network


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 Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

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Student Life


  • Explore the region of Catalonia and surrounding provinces with fun day and overnight trips.
  • Live with a local family who can introduce you to the city’s culture and help you adapt to life in Barcelona.
  • Experience the magic of the Noche de Reyes and attend the Cabalgata (Three King’s parade)
  • Share activities with local students, such as going for chocolate con churros or going to a gym session

Daily Life

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    Homestays. Students live in a Spanish-speaking homestay. Each student will have his/her own bedroom and internet, weekly cleaning and laundry service. Homestays are approximately 20 minutes from the CIEE Study Center where classes are held; students walk or rent bikes, but may take public transportation when available. 


    Three meals per day are provided by your host.

Seville, Spain

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The program details

This program focuses on Spanish culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia and Seville within a European context. Hands-on learning experiences contribute greatly to the student’s experience abroad. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. These activities can include tastings of locally produced chocolate, olive oil, wine, and cerdo Ibérico. Students will also visit the markets of Triana, Feria, and Encarnación, and the some of the ancient convents in the city where sweets and jellies are still prepared.Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and professionals. All CIEE faculty are familiar with the U.S. academic system and culture. Many have studied in the U.S. Teaching methods vary from teacher to teacher.

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, and the Language Resource Center.


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    Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.


    Students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance.. Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential. Numerical grades are given on a 10-point scale, and converted to the U.S. scale.


    All courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for three hours. Additional activities may be scheduled in the afternoon or weekends. The academic calendar includes dates for obligatory trips scheduled out of Seville. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute greatly to the student’s overall European experience, attendance is mandatory for both classes and required events. Early departure for, or late return from, personal trips on weekends is not permitted. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program or upon completion of the program.



    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Total credit, 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours Contact hours: 45

Students are required to take one course, Culture and Cuisine in Spain.


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Scholarships & Grants

In 2016, we awarded over 1,000 scholarships totaling more than $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization. This year's no different. In fact, every year we give this unrivaled amount of funding, because we’re on a mission to help YOU go abroad, too! Explore your options today.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

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.

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Three meals per day
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day 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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