Seville, Spain

Liberal Arts

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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Sep 4 – Dec 13, 2019 (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

  • Deadline: October 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jan 15 – May 8, 2020 (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 4, 2019 – May 8, 2020 (35 weeks)
  • Credit: 15 - 18 semester hours / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Take your advanced Spanish language skills to the next level while studying across a range of academic areas at CIEE Seville and our partner schools, Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO). Study alongside local students across a broad range of disciplines, in Spanish, while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Seville. CIEE Seville is located in the heart of Seville, close to the Royal Alcazar palace. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.

  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Old Town

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  • miles from the ocean

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  • neighborhoods

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Location & Culture

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The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Join in Flamenco lessons, take a bike tour, participate in language exchanges with Spanish university students, practice new sports in the Guadalquivir river, and more, with new local friends. New activities are offered all the time throughout the semester.
  • Join a group that matches your interests – sports, environment, food and wine, etc. Groups include Spanish students, meet throughout the semester, etc.
  • Get an insider’s view of iconic places like Parque de María Luisa, Plaza de España, Catedral de Sevilla, Archivo de Indias, Hospital de los Venerables Sacerdotes, and many more amazing locations spread all around the city.
  • Participate in excursions to other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. In the past, students have travelled to cities such as Córdoba, Cádiz, Malaga, Jerez, etc.
  • Explore and step back centuries in time with a tour of Roman ruins in Italica or the medieval city of Carmona.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteer: become an English cultural and language assistant for children or teenagers at a local school or connect with the people of Seville by helping at one of the many local organizations that support citizens in need of social assistance.
  • 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.
  • Continue practicing or cultivate new interests through a range of college activities and outings, such as singing in a choir, hiking, or joining a sports team.
  • Join a group that matches your cultural and intellectual interests: music, the environment, the social landscape, gastronomy, or urban art, amongst others. These interest groups include a trip to another city in Andalusia.

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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

The Liberal Arts program is designed to help advanced level Spanish students improve their spoken and written Spanish skills 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 to inspire you. 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.

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 has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century and hosts some 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (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 is located in a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. It is close to the Royal Alcazar palace and a 10-minute walk from the Universidad de Seville. The building features classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Language Resource Center, and the Liberal Arts team.

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 Concertados at the University of Seville are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. Direct enrollment courses can also meet on Fridays. Instruction is usually lecture-style. CIEE classes are open to CIEE students only. Cursos Concertados are open to students from U.S. institutions. Direct enrollment university classes with Spanish and international students last until the end of the regular semester. Students should therefore plan on staying at least a week longer in the fall and a month longer in the spring.

  • GRADING

    In CIEE courses, students are graded on midterm and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. In Cursos Concertados, professors give a midterm and final, and sometimes a final project or paper. Some give only a final exam. In direct enrollment classes, professors give oral or written final exams, and sometimes term papers, too. 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 plan accordingly. During the fall semester, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, there are two week-long holidays: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril, normally the week before Easter (Holy Week), and 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 electives courses selected from:

  • Courses from CIEE curriculum
  • Up to 1 course offered by the CIEE Business and Society program
  • Cursos Concertados at the Universidad de Sevilla
  • Up to 2 direct enrollment classes at the 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 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

CURSOS CONCERTADOS AT UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

The following list of classes is for informational purposes only.

ART/GEOGRAPHY/HISTORY

An Introduction to the History of Contemporary Spain The main objective of this course is to provide students with as inclusive an overview as possible of the Contemporary History of the Hispanic World, taking into account the period between the final third of the eighteenth century and the present day. In a basic, yet considered way, an exploration will be made of the political, institutional, social, economic, and cultural factors involved.

Cuisine Culture in Spain This course syllabus is structured around the history of the gastronomy of the Spanish culture from the kitchen of the first settlers to today, studying the influence of Mediterranean and American cultures, the Mediterranean triad (olive oil, wine, and bread) and the importance of the Mediterranean diet as a way to lead a healthy life. Culinary Habits and Diet in the Mediterranean of Ancient Times This course introduces students to the lifestyle of the peoples that lived in the Mediterranean cultures in the Antiquity (Egypt, Greece, Rome, and so on) through their food habits. Special attention is given to literary resources, recipes, and geographic treaties, taking into account the archaeological and anthropological perspectives.

Cultural Anthropology of Latin America The aim of this course is to explore the current model of inter-ethnic relations in Latin America as a fundamental aspect of its present-day social reality. The syllabus will be centered on the co-existence of two well-defined strategies: a) the domination of the indigenous population by national elites and b) the resistance practiced by ethnic groups. The content of class sessions will be based on the explanation of basic theoretical concepts.

Economy and Society in Contemporary Spain The aim of this course is to provide students with an introduction to the study of contemporary Spain’s economy and society, set within the context of it European configuration, for which reason Spain’s reality will be continually contrasted with that of the other countries of Europe.

European Art of the Twentieth Century This class offers an analysis of the trends and figures of European art during the 20th century: Modernism, Rationalism, Realism, Expressionism, Cubism, Futurism, and Constructivism. The course examines contemporary art as a manifestation of the complex socio-economic, political, and cultural aspects of Europe today.

Flamenco: An Expression of the culture of Andalusia Flamenco will be viewed as a cultural phenomenon in its widest sense; i.e., taking into account the dimensions that link it with music, social interaction, and communication, as well as its displaying of itself as lyricism, while not forgetting its links with contexts related to work, ritual, and festive occasions. As a result of this approach, Flamenco is viewed as a manifestation which goes beyond the strictly artistic, while possessing the capacity to generate social identity, in the case of Andalusia, on the basis of ethnic factors, but not exclusively so.

Inter-American Relations The relations between the U.S., the Caribbean nations, Mexico, and Central America since the collapse of the Spanish empire are examined from a Hispanic point of view.

Introduction to the Early Modern History of Spain This course aims to ensure an awareness of the structural problems affecting Spain’s Modern History, the making of the Monarchy, and the Spanish Empire, together with its decadence and downfall during a period of three and a half centuries.

Jewish History and Culture within Spain The aim of this current course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about the presence of Jews in Spain from the Period of the Romans until their expulsion at the close of the Middle Ages and about the lasting presence of a Sephardic consciousness within the Hebrew communities of the diaspora as found in historical sources and materials.

Photography: Theory, History, and Art Photography This course combines a theoretical and practical approach to contemporary photography, paying special attention to Spanish photography. Using slide presentations and group discussion, we will outline an itinerary throughout the main movements in the history of the medium and its evolution until today. There will be practical exercises about each of the genres discussed. The tutor will supervise and co-edit during the course every single student final project.

Political Transition and Democracy in Spain (1975-2000) A quarter of a century has gone by since the process of democratization in Spain first got under way. A sufficient degree of perspective is now available to enable the development of an integrated module that has come to be known as, The Present Day. This course surfs the interdisciplinary frontiers among history, law, and the political sciences, aiming to provide a well-grounded analysis of Spain’s recent past.

Present-Day Spain and the Context of International Relations This course provides students a complete understanding of international relations. It focuses specifically on the European context and Spanish foreign policy from the Spanish Civil War through World War II to the present day.

Regional Policy, Economic Resources, and the European Union's Commercial Relations: To provide students with a basic knowledge of the European Union and its global status. By the end of the course, students would have become familiar with document-based resources, with the tools available for accessing statistics, and with the terminology related to the European Union. A further aim is to spur students’ interest in the European Union from an academic standpoint, while also focusing upon their specific individual interests.

Spanish Art in the Twentieth Century The main objective of this course is to outline, in a systematic and thorough way, the evolution of Architecture, Painting, Sculpture, as well as contemporary artistic manifestations of a more ground-breaking kind, during the twentieth century in Spain. Key artistic figures will be analyzed, together with the most influential artistic trends and movements.

The Historical Projection of Three Cultures: Christians, Muslims, and Jews This course is an examination of racial, cultural, and religious relations between Christians, Jews, and Muslims up to the unification of Spain. It includes the study of racism and prejudice in modern Spain and the Spanish record on race and cultural relations at home and in the former Spanish empire.

The History of Slavery in Latin America This class examines the concept and development of the term “slavery.” It takes into consideration working models, as well as the economic, social, and cultural aspects of slavery in Latin America.

Tourism in Spain. Keys and Destination The key objective of this course is to enable students to become fully aware of the diversity inherent to Spanish Tourism, while highlighting, in a more concrete way, the resources and destinations available. The following constitute its specific aims: (a) the characterization of "Destination Spain": territory as a key factor in the development of Tourism; (b) the profiling of tourist areas in terms of generic specialization, and also of consolidated and emergent segments or specific products; (c) the interpretation of already-existing data on tourist destinations and the analysis of the environmental, economic, social, and cultural impact on the territory concerned; (d) the focusing upon specific tourist destinations and the research into them such as for example the Balearic Isles (Mallorca and Ibiza) and the Canary Islands.

Tourism Marketing The aim of this course is to ensure that students acquire a basic knowledge of the specialism of marketing within the sector of Tourism.

Wine in Spain: History, Culture, and its Economics The aim of this course is to enable students to become knowledgeable about Wine, one of Spain’s most culturally important and economically relevant elements, by means of the study of its history, the range of types it has and their modes of production, the key wine-producing regions, its impact on the Spanish economy in regional and national terms, and the recent evolution in tourist-based activities that have developed around it.

Woman in Art: Visions from the Perspectives of Difference and Equality This course is designed with two key objectives in mind: first, to contribute to the rescue from academic oblivion of the women artists who have produced creative output throughout history and who, due to a range of different conditioning factors of a social kind, have remained on the margins of the Art World; second, to raise awareness of, and encourage reflection about, the situation of women within the Art environment of the present day, as well as about the aims pursued by tendencies within feminist criticism, together with compromise, at the dawn of the twenty-first century, of the woman artist in the call for gender equality in society.

Women in the History of America This course aims to explore the presence of women within the political economic and cultural processes involved in the history of Latin America.

LITERATURE AND LANGUAGE

Cervantes and Don Quixote This class focuses on the study of “Don Quijote de la Mancha” in terms of its value as a literary work of art and as a commentary on the times in which it was written. Theme, character, plot, and structure are analyzed.

Contemporary Spanish American Literature The aim of this course is to provide an overview of the main literary trends that have emerged in Latin America since the beginning of the 20th century, via the study of some of the key authors involved.

Contemporary Spanish Cinema Keeping visiting students in mind, this course spans a wide range of cultural perspectives, thus taking it beyond the limits of the cinematic and the historical strictly speaking. Movies are perceived as audiovisual works, approachable as texts, as the artistic expression of an author and, at the same time, determined by circumstances involving their social, historical, linguistic, and literary contextualization.

Contrastive Grammar In this course, we will carry out systematic comparison between English and Spanish. The emphasis will be on practical exercises that will help the student overcome the difficulties that Spanish presents for English speakers.

Corrective Phonetics and Conversation This course, both theoretically and practically based, is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills (comprehension and production) during oral performance in Spanish. Attention will be paid to the most frequent kinds of problems in phonetics they may encounter, especially within the context of their own performances of the language in sessions which will include dialogues, informal talks, lectures, as well as video performance, etc.

Introduction to Translation Culture, Vocabulary and Process This course aims to present the basic principles of translation between English and Spanish. Students will come to understand the phases of translation and practical tools used by translators. Two key concepts will be explained through translation: linguistic competence and cultural competence.

Learning Spanish Vocabulary The aim of this course is to enable students to acquire vocabulary in a gradual way, while taking into account the range of lexical categories involved. As an essentially practical subject, emphasis is placed on becoming knowledgeable about the acquisition of phraseological units, which are key to mastering colloquial Spanish, as well as on the relations at work within synonymity, an essential tool in lexical enrichment, as well as on the capacity to adapt to different communicative situations. For this reason, a pragmatic stance will be adopted throughout. Likewise, the importance of the dictionary for lexical learning will be taken into account.

Literary and Cultural Traditions in Spanish-Speaking Communities Language, literature, as well as culture in general, constitute the key aspects of the identity of peoples; it is for this reason that, in order to learn a foreign language, having knowledge of the culture associated with it also gains relevance. This is the aim of this course.

Literary Visions of Andalusia The main objective of this course is to make available the different literary and artistic visions that have had Andalusia as their focal point over time and which have helped give rise to a stereotypified image of this land and its people. In this way, the aim is to enable students to identify the origins of each of the clichés concerned, while becoming knowledgeable about Andalusian literature, art and culture so as to acquire the capacity to create his/her own image of Andalusia, while fostering thereby a critical outlook, together with a capacity for analysis and reflection.

Literature and Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating This course is designed as a way to approach the world of cooking and food through literature in different periods throughout history. It is not intended to cover all aspects of Spanish cooking, but rather as a humble appetizer that should whet the appetite for the great banquet of literature in its relation to food, cooking, and gastronomy.

Painting in Literary Seville The aim of this course is to understand the city of Seville and its artistic heritage combining the literature of Seville with the practical art of painting.

Photographing the Literary Seville

Progressive Spanish for English-Speaking Students This course is aimed at English-speaking students who already have a basic knowledge of Spanish. Its key objective is to improve their communication skills by means of the consolidation of their grammar competence and of the introduction of practical vocabulary to enable them to cope with the usual communication situations of everyday life. On the one hand, teaching methodology will be based on the assimilation of grammatical rules and their practical application via specific activities and, on the other hand, will involve the gradual and progressive use of Spanish as a vehicle for communication within the classroom.

Publicity and Propaganda in the Society of Masses This class is aimed to acknowledge that although publicity and propaganda are not new, there is no doubt that the twentieth Century witnessed their explosive impact and development, to an unforeseeable extent, all of this linked with the no less spectacular development of the mass media in the field of communication, especially Cinema, the Radio, and, finally, television.

Spanish in Economy, Business and Finance This is a course aimed at students who wish to acquire a specific expertise in Spanish to enable them to put their know-how to use within the specialist field of economics and the entrepreneurial sector.

Spanish Literature's Mythic Figures This class is designed to introduce students into the Spanish culture and society using key literary works as a point of reference, while reflecting upon the literary myths represented in them.

The City Constructed in Literature, The Case of Sevilla This class studies the most important authors and works of Spanish literature with references to Seville. Students gain a deeper understanding as to how authors viewed the city and its people, customs, beliefs, and geography.

The Civil War and Present-Day Spanish Literature The aim of this course is to explore the interaction of History and Literature, using as a point of departure an historical event which has had wide-ranging effects upon Spanish literary output: The Civil War of 1936. An overview of the cultural and literary context of the nineteen thirties will be provided, as well as of the evolution of the Civil War and its consequences for Spanish Literature between the nineteen forties and the present day.

The Contemporary Arab-Islamic World This course consists of an Introduction to the historical and political reality of the Arab-Islamic World, while underlining the importance of international relations with regard to its historical development. The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the processes which have determined the recent history of these countries and which have led them to their present-day situation. Specific attention will be paid to those countries wherein the conflicts affecting them have acquired significant transcendence in international terms. Among non-Arab countries, it is Iran, Afghanistan, and Pakistan that will be dealt with.

The Image of Spain on the Cinema Screen This class focuses on how Spain is portrayed in different movies, providing historical, artistic, social, literary, and linguistic perspectives.

The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish By studying two branches of linguistics, phonetics and phonemics, students gain mastery of the sounds of the Spanish language. Some topics addressed are the functions of language, acoustic phonetics, the phonetic alphabet, phonetic transcription, and phonetic transformation and intonation.

Travel Literature: The Search for an Ideal, The Surprise Reality Provides The objective of this course is to enable students to acquire knowledge of, analyze, and study, a range of travel books, within world literature, from the times of Ancient Greece to the present day.

Writing and Composition of Texts This course is designed to help students improve on, and take better advantage of, their communication skills with regard to the writing of Spanish, while focusing on orthographic correctness, on the grammatical and lexical-semantic aspects of the writing process, as well as on the techniques involved in different categories and genres of text composition.

DIRECT ENROLLMENT

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

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.

Spring 2020

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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.

CURSOS CONCERTADOS 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 Andalusia
  • 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

You may refer to the Universidad de Sevilla website at http://www.us.es, the Universidad Pablo de Olavide website at http://www.upo.es, and EUSA website at www.eusa.es for more information. All syllabi are posted on the universities´ websites.

UNIVERSIDAD DE SEVILLA

School of Philology
The School of Philology is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Arabic Language, Literature, and Area Studies
Except for courses in Arabic language and literature, many courses are taught in Spanish. Since the typical Arabic major in Seville does not have a particularly strong background in the social sciences or historical, cultural studies of the Islamic world, fourth- and fifth-year options in this department are considered appropriate for CIEE students. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Arabic History and Culture, Arabic Language, Classic Arabic Thought, Contemporary Arab Thought, Contemporary North Africa, History of the Contemporary Arab World, Islamic History and Culture, Islamic Institutions, Islamic Law, The Koran, Literature of Islamic Andalusia, Sociology of Islam

Department of Classical Languages, Literature, and Studies
Several area studies courses in this department are taught in Spanish. Readings are in Spanish or the classical language. Latin or Greek majors should consult with CIEE for the specialized courses that require Latin or Greek as the working language. The following is a list of subject areas in this department. Please check the website or with resident staff for specifics on particular classes and semester offerings.

Archaeological Art from Greece and Rome, Greek Civilization and History, Greek Myths and Western Culture, Greek Religion and Mythology, Introduction to Greek Thought, Introduction to Latin Thought, Latin Civilization and History

Department of English Language, Literature, and Studies
Courses in this department are taught in English. Non-native speakers of English interested in English language skills courses should contact CIEE for course offerings.

British Literary Texts, Literary Translation, Methodology and History of Translating English to Spanish and Vice Versa, Methodology of Teaching ESL, Sociolinguistics of Learning English, Themes and Techniques of U.S. Literature, U.S. Literature, U.S. Literary Texts

Department of French Language, Literature, and Area Studies
All courses are taught in French. Keep in mind that in teaching French to speakers of Spanish, aspects of the language, such as the subjunctive, are taught using different methodologies and varying degrees of attention. First-year French requires about three previous semesters of study.

French Civilization, French Contemporary Narrative, French Contemporary Theater, French Language, French Literature, Literary Criticism of French Texts

Department of German Language and Literature
All courses are taught in German. There are no beginning-level German classes offered. 

Department of Latin American Literature and Area Studies
Spanish students who major in Latin American literature take two years of Spanish literature and language studies prior to starting the three-year concentration in Latin American studies. Participants should keep in mind that professors direct their classes towards students with a very strong background in Spanish literature.

Colonial Latin American Literature, Contemporary History of the Spanish World, Contemporary Latin American Poetry, History and Fiction in Latin American Literature, Latin American Literature, Latin American Short Story, Latin American Theater, Literature and Society in Latin America, Spanish of America

Department of Spanish Language and Literature
Students registering in these classes should have an excellent command of Spanish and already have had a literature class in Spanish prior to departure. Advanced grammar classes (syntax) are appropriate only for Spanish majors with a solid background in Spanish grammar.

Baroque and Enlightenment Literature, Baroque Poetry, Cervantes, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Introduction to Textual Analysis, Literature and Society in Spain, Literature of the Civil War, Literature of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, Renaissance Poetry, Romantic Poetry, Spanish “Comedia:” Lope de Vega, Spanish Literary Texts, Spanish Literature, Spanish Literature of the 19th Century

School of Geography and History
The School of Geography and History is located in the central building of the Universidad de Sevilla.

Department of Art History
If students simply want to fulfill general art history requirements, they may select classes from the first or second year of studies. However, students who are Art History majors should select classes from the third or fourth year of studies.

Baroque Art, Contemporary Design, History of Contemporary Andalusian Art, History of Film, History of Islamic Art, History of Latin American Art, History of Modern Andalusian Art, History of Spanish Modern Art, Neoclassic and Romantic Art, Pre-Hispanic Art, Renaissance Art in Italy, Universal Modern History.

Department of Contemporary History (General) 
Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman World, Contemporary World History, History of International Relations, History of Modern Europe, History of Political and Social Thought: 19th and 20th Centuries, History of the United States, Prehistory of Europe.

Department of Geography
Classes in this department are divided into human and physical geography, both of which have a strong scientific and mathematical emphasis. These are not introductory, nor survey-type classes designed to fulfill a general geography requirement at home.

Andalusian Geography, Climatic Analysis, Economic Geography, Environmental Studies, General Geography of Europe, Geography of the Arab World, Geography of Spain, Hydrology, Local Climates and Topoclimates, Regional Geography of Europe, Regional Geography of Spain, Rural Geography, Urban Geography.

Department of Latin American History
Most of these classes are prepared for students wanting to major in Latin American politics. They assume a prior knowledge of the topic. Students should take only those classes in which they have some academic background prior to arrival in Spain.

Cultural History of Contemporary Latin America, Cultural History of Spanish Latin America, Economic History of Latin America, History of America, History of the Church in Latin America, History of the Conquest in America, History of Contemporary Latin America, History of the Discovery of the Americas, History of Inter-American Relations, History of Latin America in the Modern Age, History of Latin American Political Systems, History of Modern Europe, History of Modern Spain and its Relations with Latin America, History of Pre-Hispanic America, History of Slavery in Latin America, Social History of Latin America, Social History of Spanish Colonization.

Department of Social Anthropology
Students registering in these classes should have taken at least one Sociology class.

Anthropology of Communication; Anthropology of Contemporary Society; Anthropology of Education; Anthropology of Health; Anthropology of Religion; Anthropology of the Sexes, Ethnicity, Migrations, and Nationalism; Anthropology of Social Marginalization; Cultural and Social Anthropology; Human Geography and Demographics; Political Anthropology; Regional Ethnology in Andalusia; Social Anthropology in America; Social Anthropology of the Iberian Peninsula.

Department of Spanish History
Spanish students have a general knowledge of the history of Spain. For this reason, it would be unusual for a foreign student to venture into a fourth- or fifth-year course in Spanish history without the appropriate background.

History of Andalusia in the Middle Ages, History of Contemporary Andalusia, History of Contemporary Spain (17th–20th Centuries), History of Medieval Spain (12th–13th Centuries), History of Modern Spain (14th–18th Centuries), Political Ideologies and Movements of Contemporary Spain, Spanish Political Institutions of the Modern Age, Spain Today (1936–present)

Schools of BiologyChemistryEngineeringPhysicsMathematics, and Computer Science
Courses in these schools are appropriate for majors only. There are no survey or introductory classes in these schools that are designed to fulfill general graduation requirements. Majors in these areas with high GPAs (3.5 and above), and strong Spanish language skills would be capable of taking classes in these departments after the first year of study. Please contact CIEE for more personalized advising and course listings.

NOTE: These schools are located about 20 minutes by bus from the central University building.

School of Economics and Business
Please refer to the Seville Business and Society program section of this catalog for course offerings.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Educational Sciences 
Students majoring in education or psychology may find some interesting classes in this area of study. Some of the concentrations include special education, pre-school education, elementary education, music education, physical education, and bilingual education.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Body Expression, Children’s Literature, Education for Diversity and Equality, English Pronunciation for Spanish Speakers, Flamenco, History and Analysis of the Methodology of Teaching English as a Foreign Language, History of Andalusia, History of Art in Spain: The Andalusian Artistic Legacy, History of Music and Folklore, Introduction to Philosophy, Linguistics, Multicultural Education, Music Language, Music Therapy, New Technologies Applied to Education, Psychology of Personalities, Sociology of Education, Techniques in Behavior Modification

School of Labor Sciences
Please look here if you are interested in classes in law, economics, human resources, and management.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Alternative Means to Conflict Resolution, Contemporary Social and Political History, Diversity in the Workforce and Employment; Economic History of Labor, Introduction to Economics, Marketing Strategies, Personnel Management, Politics of Local, Regional, National and International Development, Psychology of Labor Relations, Psychology of Work, Social Economics, Sociology, Sociology of Labor Relations, Spanish Economy, Strategic Management of Human Resources, Structures of Labor Markets, Systems of Labor Relations, Theories and Techniques of Negotiation, Theory, Structure and Dynamics of Collective Bargaining, Women and the Work Force

School of Law
Most classes in this school are yearlong so this option is only available for academic-year students.

NOTE: This school is a 25-minute walk from CIEE, or a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

School of Philosophy
These classes are year-long. Only academic year students may take these classes. Philosophy classes are appropriate for either the generalist or the specialist. Students who are majors should select classes after the second year. Students trying to fulfill general requirements (philosophy or theology) should take classes offered only during the first or second year of studies. 

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from central University building.

Ethics, Greek and Oriental Thought, History of Philosophy (Ancient and Medieval), History of Philosophy (Modern), Introduction to Logic and Methodology, Introduction to Philosophy of Present Day Philosophical Thought, Logic, Methods of Philosophical Thought

School of Psychology
Highly recommended for psychology majors only. These classes are highly technical, statistical, clinical, and specialized. Most classes have labs. These are not appropriate for students seeking to fulfill general graduation credits.

NOTE: This school is a 15-minute walk from the central University building.

Child Psychology, Psychology of Communication, Psychology of Groups, Psychology of Human Resources, Psychology of Organizations, Social Development and Personality, Social Interaction, Social Psychology, Social Psychology of Communication, Social Psychology in Education, Social Psychology of Health, Theories of Personalities

UNIVERSIDAD PABLO DE OLAVIDE

The Universidad Pablo de Olavide is a one Campus university, that is, all the different seven Faculties are located within the same walking distance.

  • School of Business
  • School of Experimental Sciences
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Sport
  • School of Law
  • School of Humanities
  • Polytechnic School

EUSA, School of Communications

Many classes offered in EUSA would meet major requirements in the areas of public relations, communications, and journalism. Students should have excellent language skills (especially in journalism) and concentrate class selections in those offered after the first year. This school also offers classes in literature, history, and politics.

Academic departments include:

More information can be found on EUSA’s website: https://www.eusa.es/

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:

  • 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
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • 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 2019 14 weeks Sep 4, 2019 Dec 13, 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 = $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 $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 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 2019-2020 35 weeks Sep 4, 2019 May 8, 2020
$31,255
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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 = $24,148 **

Housing = $6,640 ***

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $31,255

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 = $5,200

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $600

Books & Supplies = $500

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $5,600

Expenses during break = $1,200 †††

Total Estimated Costs = $14,860

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 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 per semester 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 students who wish to stay onsite are responsible for arranging their housing and meals during the semester break

Spring 2020 16 weeks Oct 1, 2019 Jan 15, 2020 May 8, 2020
$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 = $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 $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 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

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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