Seville, Spain

Summer Global Internship Language Immersion

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Overview

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Spend your summer gaining hands-on international experience that will give you an edge after graduation in Seville, the commercial hub of the Andalusian region. Sunny Seville is warm, welcoming, and brimming with well-preserved history, making it the perfect location to learn about Spanish, European, and even North African businesses. This summer internship 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.

CIEE Seville offers a wide range of internship opportunities across diverse industries. When you apply to become a CIEE intern, our staff will work directly with you to match you with an internship opportunity that suits your unique needs and professional goals. While internships are competitive, CIEE will help you navigate the internship interview process to set you up for success. Our staff will offer you constructive resume revisions and provide you with the tools to succeed in your interview to ensure you are placed with the right opportunity. Learn more about our personalized placement process.

Unique Experiences

  • EARN CREDIT

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

  • Live in a dorm or with a Spanish family

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

  • DEVELOP SKILLS

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

  • MAXIMUM NUMBER OF FANS AT THE SEVILLA FC SOCCER STADIUM

    44 K
  • AIRLINES THAT OPERATE TO EUROPEAN DESTINATIONS FROM SEVILLE AIRPORT

    21
  • HOURS OF SUN PER YEAR

    2918

Location & Culture

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Seeking a life-changing experience in Spain? Then Seville is your destination. As a Global Internship Language Immersion student, not only will you have the chance to live in a vibrant cosmopolitan city with many opportunities but also to experience the business entrepreneurial personality of Sevillanos first-hand. Your Spanish language skills and abilities will improve as you forge long-lasting friendships. Don’t miss the occasion to explore the rich, intimate streets of the city, 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 that you cannot miss. 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. There is no better way to improve your intercultural skills and abilities. 

Learn more about Seville and see past internship examples »

CIEE wants all our students to feel welcomed, supported, and empowered to succeed while studying abroad. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Seville.

The Culture

EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES

  • Make lifelong friends with local Spanish students through weekly fun and engaging activities all around the city     
  • Become a Sevillano and see Seville’s social fabric for yourself while engaging with the local community. Seville’s lifestyle will make you fall in love with Spain’s traditions and customs.  
  • Soak up Spanish culture through neighborhood visits to some of the most emblematic locations such as Triana, Santa Cruz, etc. Get ready for the unexpected, you’ll love it!  

PROJECTS

  • Volunteering: Give back and create a deeper connection to Seville’s local community. Students have opportunities to volunteer at local NGOs, local associations and organizations, youth centers, and more. 
  • Internship: There are plenty of options to earn credit and beef up your resume with international experience in the Spanish working market. You’ll spend 100-120 hours interning, gaining hands-on professional experience, and practicing your Spanish language skills. Help improve logistics and customer relations, build finance reports in Excel, analyze competitors, develop marketing plans, audit local Andalusian companies, and more. 

Daily Life

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  • HOUSING

    All housing is within a 25- to 30-minute commute to CIEE. 


    Homestays: Live with a Spanish-speaking family, with or without another CIEE student, and immerse yourself in the city’s language and culture. Each student has an individual room. 


    Residence Halls: Students usually live with a mix of CIEE and local and international students. Students live in double studio apartments. Each studio apartment has two individual rooms and a shared bathroom and kitchen. Residence Halls have study rooms, meeting common spaces, tv rooms, a cinema room, laundry, a gym, a swimming pool, and many more services.    


    Housing is tight in Seville. If we can’t accommodate your first housing choice, we’ll let you know before you arrive. 

  • MEALS

    Homestays: Three meals per day are included. 


    Residence Halls: Meals are not included. Students have access to the studio apartment kitchens.

Seville, Spain

Where You'll Study

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    CIEE SEVILLE

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

Academics

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Academics

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.  Upon completing a two-week Spanish language concentrated session to build vocabulary and conversational skills, program participants begin an internship of 100-120 hours of on-site work combined with a one-day per week oral proficiency language class.  While the internship is considered part-time by academic standards, students will feel like full-time interns with hands-on internship work during the second half of the program.  The internship is complemented 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 considers the student’s language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. Students’ internship placements will be confirmed in advance of traveling.  Because Spanish firms make final selections, internships in a particular company are not guaranteed.  Students have interned for organizations like Mail Boxes, Emerita Resources, Clic International House, Valcambre, Incemet, Sevilla Futbol Club, Ketal Sports, etc, 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.  The CIEE Seville center 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 students’ linguistic skills and backgrounds. 

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

GPA

2.5

Language Prerequisites

4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent) 

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.

Program Requirements

  • One Internship Seminar course, including 100-120 hours of internship placement 
  • One Advanced Spanish language course 

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, 100-120 internship. placement hours 

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

Class attendance is mandatory, and students are expected to participate, and complete work and exams as scheduled. Students are expected to dress and behave professionally throughout their internship project and are subject to the agreed-upon internship protocols arranged by CIEE and the host organizations. 

Class Format

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

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.  Students are graded based on a combination of class participation, class activities, homework assignments, professional journal, exams, papers, and oral presentations, plus completion of 100-120 work hours and an evaluation by the internship sponsor. 

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

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

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Course Information

   

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

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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
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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.

Program

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Fees & Housing

Summer 2023 8 weeks Deadline Passed May 15, 2023 Jul 8, 2023
$6,950
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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 = $4,853

Housing = $1,600

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $6,950

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 = $850

International Airfare = $750

Local Transportation = $64 ††

Books & Supplies = $15

Personal expenses = $512 †††

Other = $0

Total Estimated Costs = $2,191

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 by their US home institution to study abroad via CIEE's School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

Homestays include 3 meals daily. Students in the Residence Hall should budget 850 for 8 weeks. It really depends if the student plans to cook or go to restaurants.

†† Transportation card for 8 weeks. $32 per 4 weeks.

††† average $64/week

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.

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What's Included

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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 and a local liability insurance
24/7 emergency on-site support

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