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, 2023
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Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Tentative Dates: May 15 – Jul 10, 2023 (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.

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

CIEE is requiring all participants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before traveling on programs. Read more ›

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 will 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 is 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 »

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

  • 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

    All housing is within a 40-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 students, local and international students. If local health and safety regulations permit, most students live in double or triple rooms. Students usually share kitchens and common areas.
     
    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.
     

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 one-day per week oral proficiency language class.  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.

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. 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.  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 student’s linguistic skills and background.

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

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer 2023 8 weeks Feb 15, 2023 May 15, 2023* Jul 10, 2023*

*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.

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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

Our Staff

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