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Seville, Spain

Psychology & Health Science

Study Program

Tentative Dates

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16 weeks

Costs

Credit

12 - 15 semester hours

18 - 22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

Application Deadline

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14 weeks

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18 - 22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

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Dates

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Credit

12 - 15 semester hours

18 - 22.5 quarter hours

Eligibility

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Overview

Have you ever wanted to live and learn in the dreamy south of Spain? Now’s your chance! Designed for science students who want to earn credits toward their degrees, the Psychology + Health Sciences program is a 15-week long program in Spain’s cherished city, Seville. Here, in a location known for flamenco dancing and historic architecture, you’ll take courses in English or Spanish at CIEE Seville or one of CIEE’s partner institutions: the Cursos Concertados Department at Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad de Sevilla regular courses, or the Centro de Estudios Universitarios School of Communications (EUSA).  

Outside the classroom, you will participate in an overnight excursion organized by CIEE and additional structured opportunities to engage with Seville’s local community through our strong and established community network. Rest assured, you will have every opportunity to explore one of Spain’s most intriguing cities while living and learning in beautiful Seville! 

Unique Experiences

Engage in Fun Sports Activites and Workshops

such as bike tours, wine tastings, cooking, flamenco, ceramic classes, and more

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Soak up Spanish Culture

through neighborhood visits to some of the most emblematic locations, such as Triana, Santa Cruz, etc.

Partake in Cultural Field Trips

to make your coursework come to life, through photography, a marathon, cooking class, or winery tour

3,000

Tapas Bars To Choose From

25 K

Orange Trees Around the City

3

Unesco World Heritage Sites

Experience
  • Seville student group at sunset
  • Seville students in CIEE Center
  • Seville skyline

Your Destination

Seeking a life-changing experience in Spain? Then Seville is your destination. As a study abroad student, you are about to embark on an intercultural journey full of learning opportunities. You will have the chance to live in a vibrant cosmopolitan city with many opportunities to experience the business entrepreneurial personality of Sevillanos firsthand. Don’t miss the occasion to explore Seville’s colorful streets, become captivated by the immemorial culture surrounding you, and fall 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. And don’t forget about the city’s 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’s main campus. 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. Onsite local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Seville.  

The Culture

seville flamenco class

Excursions & Activities

  • Make lifelong friendships with local Spanish students through weekly fun and engaging activities all around the city. 
  • Explore beyond Seville and participate in overnights, day trips, and excursions to discover other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. Past destinations included Córdoba, Cádiz, Málaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, and Aracena. 
  • Try kayaking the Guadalquivir River at sunset or hiking in the “Sierra Norte.” Become a Sevillano and discover Seville’s social lifestyle firsthand while engaging with the local community. Seville’s lifestyle will make you fall in love with Spain’s traditions and customs.    
  • Join a group that matches your interests – sports, environment, food and wine, etc. Groups include Spanish students and meet throughout the semester. 
Seville student interns at their desk

Projects

Students interested in one of the following Academic Projects must submit additional materials as part of their course selection:   

  • Internship: Students have the option to apply to a part-time internship related to the Health Sciences and Psychology field (without direct contact with patients due to liability). 
  • Directed Independent Research: Students will conduct approximately 100 independent research hours and will meet with faculty advisors for a total of 15 hours. Students will conclude the term with a research paper and a final presentation. 

Program Blogs

From CIEE

Seville to Portugal: a guide and my story

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Maria Brunetta DOs: Purchase a Viva Viagem Card in Lisbon Take a half-day trip to Sintra Visit Porto for 2 days minimum See a “Fado” show, the traditional music... keep reading

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Seville in the Spring: A once in a lifetime experience

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By: Maria Brunetta Nothing could prepare me for the unique atmosphere that Seville has during the springtime. When we arrived on January 17th, the sun was shining and the air... keep reading

From CIEE

Navigating Spain with CIEE Seville

By College Study Abroad Ambassador at CIEE

By Raycell Diaz Hernandez Studying abroad in Seville not only enriched my academic experience but also opened the door to a whirlwind of adventures across Spain. Thanks to the thoughtful... keep reading

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Academics

Academics

This program is designed for students looking to immerse themselves in Spanish culture while exploring areas of psychology and health sciences. Coursework will combine area study courses with electives taught at CIEE Seville or a CIEE partner institution and can be taken in English and/or Spanish. 

Universidad de Sevilla (Regular Courses) 
Also known as the University of Seville, this university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century and now hosts more than 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region. 

Cursos Concertados at Universidad de Sevilla 
Part of the University of Seville, Cursos Concertados is run by members of the faculty of Philology and the faculty of Geography and History. This institution has been working for more than 30 years to create programs and offer courses for international students.   

Centro de Estudios Universitarios School of Communications (EUSA) 
A thriving private institution, EUSA is associated with – and academically accredited by – the University of Seville. EUSA offers its own degrees for both local and international students. Many prestigious local media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory, and history of media in a highly specialized setting to motivated Spanish and international (mainly European) students. 

Note for students taking courses directly from Host Institution(s): Students are required to stay in Seville until they have completed their exams. Official host institutions’ fall exams are in January, and official host institutions’ spring exams are in June. However, early exams in December and May may be possible, and they should be confirmed on an individual basis with the professor at the start of the regular semester session, during the add/drop period. Please note that it is up to the discretion of each professor to allow the taking of final exams before the start of the official examination period. As it is impossible to confirm your exam schedule prior to your arrival, if your priority is to leave Seville as soon as your university finals are finished, please book an airline ticket with a low change fee or a flexible departure date.  

Language placement – Prior to departure for Seville, all students take an 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, who help students with reading, writing, comprehension, and speaking. Tutorials on university course content are also offered. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Internship Placement – Participate in our “Internship Fair” and practice your interview skills. Placement is determined by language ability, job skills, and background. Because Spanish firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed. Students have interned for organizations like Marketing Publicidad, Simetrycal, Mail Boxes, CLIC, CyO Arquitectos as well as smaller firms and companies. 

GPA

2.5

Additional Requirements

A minimum of one introductory level course in Psychology or Health Sciences recommended.   

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.

Requirements

  • One Psychology and/or Health Sciences course at CIEE or a local university 
  • Three or four additional elective courses at any combination of CIEE and the local universities  

Program Credit

Total Credit: 12-15 U.S. semester/18-22.5 quarter credits

Course Credit

  • CIEE Courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours 
  • CIEE Internship: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship placement hours 
  • CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100-120 internship research hours 
  • Cursos Concertados Courses at University of Seville: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted  
  • University of Seville Courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted  
  • EUSA School of Communications Courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted 

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

Local university classes are generally lecture-style, and they can involve less guidance than U.S. students are accustomed to; syllabi can be less detailed and there are fewer assessments. CIEE courses typically follow U.S.-style, with carefully monitored attendance, regular assignments and exams, and participation all being important factors in grading. 

Class Format

CIEE classes and Cursos Concertados at the University of Seville are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. EUSA and University of Seville regular courses are typically scheduled Monday through Friday. CIEE classes are open to CIEE students only. Cursos Concertados are only open to international students. EUSA and University of Seville regular courses are open to local and international students.

Grading

For CIEE classes, The U.S. grading scale of A-F is used. In CIEE courses, students are typically graded on weekly quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments, oral presentations, and class participation. Each instructor determines the exact breakdown of grades. Attendance is mandatory, and absences may affect the final grade of the course. University professors assign numerical grades based on a 10-point scale, which CIEE converts to recommended U.S. letter grade equivalents.

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

English and/or Spanish

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.

Courses

Course Information

Course notes:
For students intending to take courses in Spanish: 

  • Four semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent is required for Cursos Concertados or CIEE courses 
  • Five semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent is required for EUSA and Universidad de Sevilla regular courses 

First-year courses at the University of Seville are not available for international students. 

All students who take direct matriculation courses must stay to complete their classes and exams. Exact final exam dates will not be available until the beginning of the semester. CIEE Seville staff will be able to help students enroll in courses with early exams if necessary. 

Academic Projects

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Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Health Professions and Related Programs

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History, Philosophy, Religion

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Languages and Cultural Studies

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Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

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Psychology

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Social Sciences

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Visual and Performing Arts

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Agriculture

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Academic Projects

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Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing

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Communication, Journalism, and Media

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Health Professions and Related Programs

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History, Philosophy, Religion

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Languages and Cultural Studies

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Literature, Linguistics, and Writing

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Psychology

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Social Sciences

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Visual and Performing Arts

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Agriculture

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Courses related to Psychology & Health Sciences (the following lists are samplings of courses that may be available. Not all courses are offered each semester): 

University of Seville (US) regular courses in English:  

School of Psychology:  

  • Designs and Data Analysis in Psychology (I)  
  • Fundamentals of Learning and Behaviour  
  • Methodological Fundamentals in Psychology  
  • Psychology of Memory  
  • Group Psychology  
  • Social Psychology  
  • Designs and Data Analysis In Psychology (II)  
  • Educational Psychology  
  • Organizational Psychology  
  • Behavior Modification for Children, Adolescents and Adults  
  • Psychology of Social and Community Intervention  
  • Psychology of thinking and Language  
  • Psychometrics  
  • Clinical Psychopathology  
  • Psychotherapies  
  • Developmental Disorders 

School of Biology:  

  • Food: Composition, Processing and Control  

School of Medicine:  

  • Nutrition  

School of Pharmacy:  

  • Bioinorganic Chemistry  

Cursos Concertados:    

  • Anatomy & Physiology (LAB)  
  • Anatomy & Physiology II  
  • Social Psychology 

EUSA – regular courses in English: 

  • Social Psychology of Communication 

Courses NOT related to Psychology & Health Sciences: 

University of Seville (US) regular courses  

Courses taught in English 

Courses taught in Spanish

Cursos Concertados at University of Seville (in English):  

  • CONTEMPORARY SPAIN: ECONOMY, SOCIETY, AND ENVIRONMENT  
  • GENDER VIEWS IN CONTEMPORARY SPANISH LITERATURE AND CINEMA  
  • INTERNATIONAL MARKETING  
  • INTRODUCTION TO SPANISH CULTURAL STUDIES  
  • MUSIC AND SOCIETY: THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FLAMENCO  
  • PAINTING IN LITERARY SEVILLE  
  • PHOTOGRAPHING THE LITERARY SEVILLE  
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY AND TECHNIQUES  
  • SEVILLA'S HISTORICAL-ARTISTIC HERITAGE  
  • SPAIN´S CLASSICAL HERITAGE: BETWEEN HISTORY AND MYTHOLOGY  
  • SPANISH CUISINE, SPANISH CUISINES  
  • TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPANISH STUDENTS: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE  
  • THE IMAGE OF SPAIN THROUGH FILM AND DIGITAL FICTION  
  • WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY AND WINE TASTING  

Cursos Concertados at University of Seville (in Spanish):  

  • CONTEMPORARY SPANISH AMERICAN LITERATURE  
  • CONTEMPORARY SPANISH CINEMA  
  • CORRECTIVE PHONETICS AND CONVERSATION  
  • CUISINE CULTURE IN SPAIN  
  • CULTURE AND TRADITIONS IN ANDALUSIA  
  • FLAMENCO: AN EXPRESSION OF THE CULTURE OF ANDALUCÍA  
  • INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF CONTEMPORARY SPAIN  
  • INTRODUCTION TO TRANSLATION: CULTURE, VOCABULARY AND PROCESS  
  • JEWISH HISTORY AND CULTURE WITHIN SPAIN  
  • LEARNING SPANISH VOCABULARY  
  • LITERATURE AND CUISINE: READING, WRITING, COOKING, EATING  
  • PAINTING IN LITERARY SEVILLE  
  • PHOTOGRAPHY: THEORY, HISTORY AND ART PHOTOGR  
  • PRESENT-DAY SPAIN AND THE CONTEXT OF INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS  
  • PROGRESSIVE SPANISH FOR ENGLISH-SPEAKING STUDENTS  
  • PSYCHOLOGY OF PERSUASION IN THE MASS MEDIA: FROM ADVERTISING TO PROPAGANDA  
  • SEVILLA'S HISTORICAL - ARTISTIC HERITAGE  
  • SPANISH GRAMMAR  
  • SPANISH LITERARY MYTHS  
  • TEACHING ENGLISH TO SPANISH STUDENTS: METHODOLOGY AND PRACTICE  
  • THE CITY CONSTRUCTED IN LITERATURE: THE CASE OF SEVILLE  
  • "THE EUROPEAN UNION IN THE FACE OF THE POLITICAL, SOCIO-ECONOMIC AND TERRITORIAL CHALLENGES OF THE  
  • TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY"  
  • THE HISTORICAL PROJECTION OF THREE CULTURES: CHRISTIANS, MOSLEMS AND JEWS  
  • THE HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN LATIN AMERICA  
  • THE SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE LEARNING  
  • UNDERSTAND FLAMENCO THROUGH DANCE  
  • WINE IN SPAIN: HISTORY, CULTURE, AND ECONOMICS  
  • WOMAN IN ART: VISIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVES OF DIFFERENCE AND EQUALITY  
  • WOMEN IN THE HISTORY OF LATIN AMERICA  

EUSA website  

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.

Scholarships

Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers 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
  • McDermott Health Sciences, Nursing, and Public Health Merit Scholarships
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application.

Learn more about scholarships

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.

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Program Spring 2025 16 weeks Start Date * End Date * Fees & Housing $18,950
Program Fall 2024 14 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $18,950
Program Academic year 2024-2025 Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date * End Date 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, 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 = $13,456**

Housing = $5,000***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $18,950

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 = $160†††

Books & Supplies = $60

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $260††††

Total Costs = $2,390

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750

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

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***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

†††40 dollars/month

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

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 = $13,956**

Housing = $4,500***

Insurance = $194

Total Fees = $18,950

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 = $160†††

Books & Supplies = $60

Visa Fees = $160

Potential travel to consulate for visa = $500

Personal expenses = $260††††

Total Costs = $2,390

Optional Housing

CIEE accommodation options are detailed in the Housing section. Based on availability, Select or Select Plus Housing can be chosen during the application process for an additional fee. Housing is assigned on a first-come, first-served basis; however, other factors may also be considered.

Select Housing Fee = $750

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

*non-refundable fee

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

***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

†††40 dollars/month

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

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.

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

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

What's Included

Tuition

Housing

Pre-departure Advising

Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions

Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet

Orientation

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

Staff

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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