Seville Plaza de Espana brdige
Seville, Spain

January in Seville

Study Program Part-Time Internship



3 weeks



3 semester hours

4.5 quarter hours


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Spend your January exploring Spanish society through the lens of culture. Designed for students from all academic backgrounds, this three-week winter program invites you to learn the intricate connection between cultures while exploring local traditions. When class is in session, all courses are held at CIEE Seville and delivered in English. Outside the classroom, students will have many opportunities to explore Spain with their classmates and faculty, including day trips and overnight excursions. 

Unique Experiences

Admire Extensive Historical Sites

of this more than 2,500-year-old city while exploring and discovering the Indies Archives, the Gold Tower, the Cathedral of Seville, the Muslim Royal Palaces, and so many more locations around the city.

Take a Daytrip

to the historical cities of Cordoba Cádiz, Málaga, etc.


the picturesque setting of many movies and series such as Game of Thrones.

105 FT

Size of the Columbus Sculpture “Birth of a New Man”

2.5 M

International Visitors Annually


train stations in the Seville metro network

  • Seville student group under arches
  • Seville student overlooking a garden
  • Seville Plaza de Espana aerial

Your Destination

Seeking a life-changing experience in Spain? Then Seville is your destination. January in Seville students will have the life-changing experience of experiencing the magical scenes of the Christmas festivities in Spain. New Year’s Eve celebrations, the Three Wise Men parade, and many more will create a unique experiential learning experience. And of course, all that while living in Seville and exploring its colorful streets, becoming captivated by the immemorial culture surrounding you, and falling 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 that you cannot miss. And don’t forget about its vibrant nightlife, and incredible weather all year round.  

CIEE Seville is in the historic downtown neighborhood of “Santa Cruz”, very close to the University of Seville main buildings. 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.

Are you ready to capture your Seville experience? Come and join us! 

The Culture

Seville students on a bike tour

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Make friends with local Spanish students through weekly fun and engaging activities all around the city    
  • Engage in fun activities and workshops such as bike tours, wine tastings, cooking, flamenco, or ceramics classes.  
  • Become a Sevillano and see for yourself Seville’s social lifestyle while engaging with the local community. Seville’s lifestyle will make you fall in love with Spain’s traditions and customs.  
  • Live with a local family who can introduce you to the city’s culture and help you adapt to life in Seville. 
  • Soak up Spanish culture through neighborhood visits to some of the most emblematic locations such as Triana, Santa Cruz, etc. Get ready for the unexpected, you’ll love it!  

Program Blogs



By College Study Abroad at CIEE

January has flown away, and I really can’t believe it’s been already 10 days since the J-term students left. The Barcelona January Business and Culture program has been a success... keep reading



By Antonio Romero Martin at CIEE

GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA! What a fantastic last two weeks, but time flies! And currently our students are now back in the US but before leaving our students had the chance... keep reading



By Antonio Romero Martin at CIEE

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SEVILLA! The J-Term students arrived safely and they seem to be very enthusiastic about this new experience. ORIENTATION After arriving, students attended to sessions about academics... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "I would absolutely recommend this course, it is well planned and the interactive real life visits solidify the material we are learning in a great way."

    Cameron W., Quinnipiac University

  • "It was a great program and they always had something for us to do."

    Gianna L.

  • "CIEE has great activities, staff members and opportunities to explore Spain while on this trip."

    Robyn K., Quinnipiac University



The courses offered by the JTerm program are designed to teach the local culture, customs, art, and tradition of both Spain and Seville. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

CIEE Seville – 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. It includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, and the Language Resource Center. 



Additional Requirements

Please refer to the detailed Program Essential Eligibility Criteria.

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.


Students take one required course. 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits 

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 

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

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. 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. 

Class Format

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 100-point 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


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.


Course Information

Social Sciences

Semester Credit

Visual and Performing Arts

Semester Credit

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.

Dates & Fees

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.


Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program January 2025 3 weeks Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $3,950

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.

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 protection with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300*

Educational Costs = $2,795**

Housing = $775***

Insurance = $80

Total Fees = $3,950

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 = $0

International Airfare = $1,250††

Local Transportation = $30†††

Books & Supplies = $15

Personal expenses = $140††††

Total Costs = $1,435

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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*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***includes all meals. Housing fees listed are for financial aid purposes only and should not be considered a basis for calculation of refunds.

For students in homestays, families provide all meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner). For students in residence halls/apartments, you should budget approx. $260 per month for groceries if you plan on making your own meals, and more if you plan on eating out regularly.

††round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

†††Metro pass if needed

††††$100 emergency fund + cell phone expense + toiletries

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 travel protection

24/7 emergency on-site support


Our Staff

Salvador Parra

Center Director

Salvador has been working at CIEE since 2000 and is passionate about international exchange. He holds a degree in History and Geography from the University of Seville, and a Master of Business Administration.

José Luis Martinez

Academic Director

José Luis Martinez (Juli) has a B.A. in Hispanic Philology and an M.A. in Spanish Literature (Theater) from the Universidad de Seville. He has been working with CIEE since 2002.

María Montes de Oca

Director of Student Life

María has been working at CIEE since 2007. She studied Journalism and Translation Studies (French and Italian) at University of Granada, and obtained a Masters degree in European Studies. Having...

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