Seville, Spain

Summer Global Internship Language Immersion

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Information for term Summer Global Internship Language Immersion

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

February 15, 2020
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: February 15, 2020
  • Dates: May 18 – Jul 13, 2020 (8 weeks)
  • Credit: 6 semester hours / 9 quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA

Overview

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Get hands-on international experience that will give you an edge after graduation in Seville, commercial hub of the Andalusian region. With a location that makes it easy to learn about Spanish, European, and even North African business, sunny Seville is warm, welcoming, and brimming with well-preserved history.

Unique Experiences

  • EARN CREDIT

    and valuable international experience by working and learning at a Spanish or European company.

  • LIVE WITH A SPANISH FAMILY

    at their Seville home - the ultimate way to absorb as much language and culture as you can.

  • DEVELOP SKILLS

    you’ll need after college, including public speaking, business writing, and Spanish language.

  • UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES IN OLD TOWN

    3
  • MILES FROM THE OCEAN

    50
  • HOURS OF SUN PER YEAR

    2918

Location & Culture

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The capital of Spain’s Andalusia region, Seville has mastered the delicate balance of preserving its magnificent past and offering the conveniences of a modern commercial hub. It’s the birthplace of Baroque painter Velazquez, celebrated sculptor La Roldana, and the city where Ferdinand and Isabella ruled Spain in the late 15th century – not to mention home of the ingenious barber of Seville and tempestuous Carmen. For a city of about 700,000, Seville offers a rich array of cultural activities that include flamenco to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

Learn more about Seville and see past internship examples »

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Explore beyond Seville with day trips to locations such as Cádiz, Carmona, or Málaga.
  • See iconic places like Parque de María Luisa, The Alcazar, The Giralda, Plaza de España, and Hospital de los Venerables, and so many more.
  • Try your hand at cooking local specialties – tapas anyone?
  • Socialize and practice language with Spanish students with a conversation exchange program.

PROJECTS

  • Volunteering. Although there are no formal community service activities on this program, volunteer opportunities can be arranged by CIEE staff.
  • Internship. A for-credit internship is at the core of this program. Based on your experience, interests, and current studies, you’ll be placed with a startup, local business, international organization, or NGOs, where you’ll spend 100-120 hours interning, gaining hands-on professional experience and practicing your Spanish language skills.

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    Homestays: Most students choose to live with a Spanish-speaking family. Homestays generally are limited to one student per household; however, we can usually accommodate requests to be placed with another student - subject to approval from the study abroad office. 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 and pool services and more. Students should expect a 20-40-minute commute, riding a rented bike or city bus.

  • MEALS

    Homestay: Three meals per day are provided by the host.

    Residence Halls: Meals are not included. Students can opt into a meal plan.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE SEVILLE

    In the city center, about a 30-minute commute from residence halls.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

This program is designed to help students expand their business vocabulary, immerse themselves linguistically and professionally in a new culture, and gain practical experience on the job. After an intensive session to build vocabulary and conversational skills, students begin an internship of 100-120 hours of on-site work. While the internship is considered part-time by academic standards, students will feel like a full-time intern during the second half of the program, with hands-on internship work. The internship is complemented by a research project, and weekly seminars on topics such as public speaking and leadership. Interning is complimented by a research project, and weekly seminars on topics such as public speaking and leadership.

Intern in a Spanish company: help improve logistics and customer relations, build finance reports in Excel, analyze competitors, develop marketing plans, audit local Andalusian companies and more.

The internship selection process takes into account the student’s language ability, job skills, background and professional attitude. Student’s internship placements will be confirmed in advance of travelling. Because Spanish firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed. Students have interned for organizations like Biomedal, Simetrycal, Wellness Telecom, Onyx, Glumping Hub, EPES 061, CyO Arquitectos and Telefónica – Andalucia Open Future, as well as smaller firms and companies.

CIEE Seville site: our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725, close to the Royal Alcazar palace, and a 10-minute walk from the Universidad de Seville. CIEE Seville includes classrooms, a computer room, student services and the Language Resource Center.

Prior to departure for Seville, all program participants take a CIEE Seville online placement exam (OLPT). Results provide onsite language instructors with additional information about student’s linguistic skills and background. 

Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Academics

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Academics

  • CLASS FORMAT

    CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. Courses are taught by professionals from the business community and the CIEE Seville site.

  • GRADING

    Final grades for the Internship program are based on the: Completion of 100-120 work hours. An evaluation by the internship sponsor. Seminar attendance and participation. Professional journal, report, and presentation.

  • ACADEMIC CULTURE

    Class attendance is mandatory, and students are expected to participate, and complete work and exams as scheduled.

Eligibility

  • OVERALL GPA

    Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.

  • PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

    4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent)

Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 6 U.S. semester/9 quarter credits per session

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 internship placement hours

Language of Instruction
Spanish

Requirements

  • One Internship Seminar course
  • One Advanced Spanish language course

Course Notes
Internship includes a weekly seminar

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

Scholarships

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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

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

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • 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 & Fees

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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.

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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Start Date

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Fees & Housing

Summer 2020 8 weeks Feb 15, 2020 May 18, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
$6,350
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $4,283

Housing = $1,600 **

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $6,350

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 = $850

International Airfare = $1,100 ††

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $50

Visa Fees = $0

Personal expenses = $1,100

Total Estimated Costs = $3,175

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.

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This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* Non-refundable

** 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

only for students who choose the residencia housing option as homestays include breakfast, lunch and dinner per day (7 days a week)

†† 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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