Seville, Spain

Liberal Arts

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Information for term Liberal Arts

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5 – Dec 14, 2018 (14 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: October 1, 2018
  • Dates: Jan 16 – May 10, 2019 (16 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Application Deadline

The application deadline has passed.

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 5, 2018 – May 10, 2019 (35 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Travel overnight to Granada, and step back in time with a stroll through the old Muslim quarter.
  • See a different Spanish landscape with a trip to Aracena or Cádiz.
  • Take a day trip to Córdoba and be awed by one of the finest examples of Moorish architecture, the Mezquita, Cathedral of Córdoba.
  • Join a group that matches your interests – sports, environment, food and wine, etc. Groups include Spanish students, meet throughout the semester, and include a two-day trip to another city.
  • Join in flamenco lessons, take a bike tour, try a new sport, and more, with new Spanish friends. New activities are offered all the time!

PROJECTS

  • Volunteer. Get to know the people of Seville better – and say gracias for your stay by volunteering in one of many capacities, such serving meals to homeless people, helping disabled children ride horses, or helping teach English at a school.
  • Take a service learning or teaching practicum to earn academic credit and gain experience as you contribute.
  • Socialize with peers while you improve your Spanish in a Conversation exchange program.
  • Students can join in a range of university activities and outings – choir, hiking, sports, etc.
  • Join a group that matches your interests – music, environment, gastronomy, art, etc. Groups include a two-day trip to another city.

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.

    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, 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 SEVILLE

    In the city center, a ten-minute walk from the main Universidad de Seville building.

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    UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

    Seville

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    UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

    A 30-minute metro or bus ride from the center of the city.

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What you need to know

The program details

Since 1971, this program has been helping advanced level students improve their spoken and written Spanish while they pursue coursework in a variety of subjects. In addition to a range of courses offered by CIEE, students can enroll directly in courses at any of the schools at Universidad de Sevilla or Universidad Pablo de Olavide. From art history to service-learning, there’s plenty of courses to inspire you.

Courses are taught by highly qualified professionals, many of whom are associated with the Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide.

Universidad de Sevilla – This university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts nearly 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

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 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. CIEE Seville 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 at the Universidad de Sevilla are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. Direct enrollment courses are scheduled Monday through Friday. Instruction is usually lecture-style. CIEE classes are open to CIEE students only. Cursos para Extranjeros are open to other international students. Direct enrollment university classes with Spanish and international students last until the end of the regular semester. Students should plan on staying at least a week longer in the fall and a month longer in the spring to complete final exams.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses, students are graded on midterm and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In Cursos para Extranjeros, professors give a midterm and final, and sometimes a final project or paper. Some professors only give a final exam. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams, and sometimes term papers. Numerical grades are given on a 10-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 should plan accordingly. During the fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, there are two: Semana Santa, normally the week before Easter (Holy Week), and Feria de Abril, 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: 15-18 semester/22.5-27 quarter hours
  • Total credit, academic year: 30-36 semester/45-54 quarter hours
  • Contact hours: 45; credit – 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise noted

Students must take 5 courses, for a total of 15 semester credits, including:

  • 1 intensive Spanish language course
  • 4 elective courses

Students may request to take an additional elective for a total of 18 credits per semester.

Intensive Session: Cultural History of Spain or Advanced Spanish Grammar, depending on results from placement exam. 

Regular session: 4-5 elective courses selected from:

  • Courses from CIEE curriculum
  • Cursos para Extranjeros at Universidad de Sevilla
  • Up to 1 course offered by the CIEE Business and Society program
  • Up to 2 direct enrollment classes at Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, or EUSA School of Communications
  • Note: students with lower-than-average language levels must enroll in the CIEE course Academic Writing and Critical Thinking

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.

Fall 2018

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CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students are placed into one course based upon the results of the online language placement exam and an on-site oral interview.

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

DIRECT ENROLLMENT: Please visit the “Courses” section of the CIEE Seville Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to Universidad de Sevilla, UPO, and EUSA's regular offerings.

CURSOS PARA EXTRANJEROS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only. A full description of these courses can be found at the Guía de Cursos Concertados (Universidad de Sevilla website). https://geografiaehistoria.us.es/index.php/node/181

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

  • An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain 
  • Cuisine Culture in Spain 
  • Cultural Anthropology of Latin America 
  • Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain 
  • European Art of the Twentieth Century 
  • Flamenco: An Expression of the culture of Andalucia 
  • Inter-American Relations 
  • Introduction to the Early Modern History of Spain 
  • Jewish History and Culture within Spain 
  • Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography 
  • Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000) 
  • Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations 
  • Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union's Commercial Relations
  • Spanish Art in the Twentieth Century 
  • The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews .
  • The History of Slavery in Latin America 
  • Tourism in Spain. Keys and Destination 
  • Tourism Marketing 
  • Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics 
  • Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality 
  • Women in the History of Latin America 

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

  • Cervantes and Don Quixote 
  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature 
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema 
  • Contrastive Grammar 
  • Corrective Phonetics and Conversation 
  • Introduction to Translation Culture, Vocabulary and Process 
  • Learning Spanish Vocabulary 
  • Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities 
  • Literary Visions of Andalusia 
  • Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating 
  • Painting in Literary Seville 
  • Photographing the Literary Seville
  • Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students 
  • Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses 
  • Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance 
  • Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures 
  • The City Constructed in Literature, The Case of Sevilla 
  • The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature 
  • The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World 
  • The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen 
  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish 
  • Travel Literature: The Search for an Ideal, The Surprise Reality Provides 
  • Writing and Composition of Texts 

Spring 2019

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CIEE INTENSIVE COURSES

Students are placed into one course based upon the results of the online language placement exam and an on-site oral interview.

CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES

CIEE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY COURSES

CIEE Business and Society classes are held at Universidad de Sevilla´s School of Economics and Business, 15-minute walk from CIEE Seville.
 

  • BUSI 3001 SEBS: Corporate Financial Decision Making
  • BUSI 3002 SEBS: International Trade & Finance
  • BUSI 3003 SEBS: Strategic Issues in International Manufacturing
  • BUSI 3008 SEBS: Business Ethics and Social Responsibility
  • BUSI 3101 SEBS: International Marketing
  • BUSI 3107 SEBS: Strategic Management
  • ECON 3002 SEBS: European Economy
  • ECON 3008 SEBS: European Corporate Organization

CURSOS PARA EXTRANJEROS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only. A full description of these courses can be found at the Guía de Cursos Concertados (Universidad de Sevilla website). https://geografiaehistoria.us.es/index.php/node/181

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

  • An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain
  • Cuisine Culture in Spain
  • Cultural Anthropology of Latin America
  • Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain
  • European Art of the Twentieth Century
  • Flamenco: An Expression of the culture of Andalucia
  • Inter-American Relations
  • Introduction to the Early Modern History of Spain
  • Jewish History and Culture within Spain
  • Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography
  • Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000)
  • Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations
  • Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union's Commercial Relations
  • Spanish Art in the Twentieth Century
  • The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews
  • The History of Slavery in Latin America 
  • Tourism in Spain: Keys and Destination
  • Tourism Marketing 
  • Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics
  • Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality 
  • Women in the History of America

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

  • Cervantes and Don Quixote
  • Contemporary Spanish American Literature
  • Contemporary Spanish Cinema
  • Contrastive Grammar
  • Corrective Phonetics and Conversation
  • Introduction to Translation: Culture, Vocabulary and Process
  • Learning Spanish Vocabulary
  • Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities 
  • Literary Visions of Andalusia
  • Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating
  • Painting in Literary Seville 
  • Photographing the Literary Seville
  • Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students 
  • Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses
  • Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance
  • Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures
  • The City Constructed in Literature, The Case of Sevilla
  • The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature
  • The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World
  • The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen
  • The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish
  • Travel Literature: The Search for an Ideal, The Surprise Reality Provides
  • Writing and Composition of Texts

 

DIRECT ENROLLMENT

Please visit the “Courses” section of the CIEE Seville Advanced Liberal Arts program for access to Universidad de Sevilla, UPO, and EUSA's regular offerings.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

Last year, we awarded more than 1,000 scholarships per term for a total of $5 million, helping more students get on planes and live their dreams in faraway places than any other organization.

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Stohl International Undergraduate Research Scholarships
  • 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
  • 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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Fees & Housing

Fall 2018 14 weeks Sep 5, 2018 Dec 14, 2018
$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

Academic year 2018-2019 35 weeks Sep 5, 2018 May 10, 2019
$30,685
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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 = $23,578 **

Housing = $6,640 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $30,685

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 = $3,000

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $400

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $1,200

Total Estimated Costs = $12,560

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.

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 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

Spring 2019 16 weeks Oct 1, 2018 Jan 16, 2019 May 10, 2019
$16,450
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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 = $12,663 **

Housing = $3,320 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $16,450

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 = $400

International Airfare = $1,100

Local Transportation = $300

Books & Supplies = $150

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $2,800

Total Estimated Costs = $5,410

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.

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 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

Fall 2019 16 weeks Apr 1, 2019 TBD* TBD*

*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, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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