Seville, Spain

January in Seville

Study Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians and Muslims
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Information for term January in Seville

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

November 1, 2019
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: November 1, 2019
  • Dates: Dec 30, 2019 – Jan 20, 2020
  • Credit: 3 semester hours / 4.5 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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This January come to Seville and learn the history of Spain’s three cultures, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. Dive into the political, economic, and social developments of Spain that influenced each of these cultures and discover how art became a manifestation of religion and political power. Through visits to museums and historical sites you’ll gain in-depth appreciation for Spanish culture.

Unique Experiences

  • VISIT SEVILLE’S EXTENSIVE HISTORICAL SITES

    explore and discover a thousand years of history through the Indies Archives, the Gold Tower, the Cathedral of Seville, the Muslim Royal Palaces, and so many more locations around the city.

  • GO ON EXCURSIONS

    to other scenic Spanish cities such as Cordoba, Cadiz, Malaga, etc

  • SEE THE MOST IMPORTANT ART COLLECTION

    of Seville in the city’s Museum of Archeology, Fine Arts, etc.

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

    105
  • UNESCO World Heritage sites

    3
  • train stations in the Seville metro network

    22

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.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore Seville and surrounding cities with fun excursions to locations such as Cadiz, Cordoba, Malaga, etc.
  • Live with a local family who can introduce you to the city’s culture and help you adapt to life in Seville.
  • Experience the magic of Noche Vieja, Noche de Reyes and attend the Cabalgata (Three King’s parade) in Seville
  • Share activities with local students to engage in historical and social experiential learning opportunities around Seville

Daily Life

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  • Housing

    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. 

  • MEALS

    Three meals per day are provided by your host.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

This program focuses on the history of the “three cultures” in Spain: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. Special emphasis is placed on the analysis of the differences and similarities between these cultures throughout Spanish history as a way to study the political, economic, and social developments, from antiquity to modern-day Spain, focusing particularly on the Middle Ages. Art will also be studied as a manifestation of religion and political power. Co-curricular activities may include visits to historical sites in Seville like the Alcazar, the Cathedral of Seville, General Archive of the Indies (Archivo de Indias), Museum of Inquisition, art museums, ancient religious temples, and more.

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.

Academics

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Academics

  • Class Format

    Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.

  • Grading

    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.

  • 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.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students need to have a GPA of at least 2.5.

Curriculum

Program Credit

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

Students are required to take the course, Three Cultures in Spain: Jews, Christians and Muslims

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.

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:

  • 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
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

No Hidden Fees

Program

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End Date

Fees & Housing

January 2020 Nov 1, 2019 Dec 30, 2019 Jan 20, 2020
$3,350
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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 = $2,203 **

Housing = $800 ***

Insurance = $47

Total Fees = $3,350

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 all meals

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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