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Seville, Spain

Summer Language + Culture

Study Program

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4.5 quarter hours

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4 weeks

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8 weeks

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8 weeks

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12 weeks

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4 weeks

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4 weeks

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4 weeks

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8 weeks

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8 weeks

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12 weeks

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Overview

Imagine spending your summer in the picturesque South of Spain - all while earning academic credits towards your degree. You can do exactly that by developing your Spanish language skills and immersing yourself in the local culture of beautiful, dynamic Seville. When class is in session at CIEE Seville, you'll take courses in English or Spanish in studies related to art, architecture, culture, cuisine, and Flamenco dancing. You'll also have opportunities to explore the history of Spain's three main cultures: Muslim, Jewish, and Christian.

Unique Experiences

Explore Seville

and the surrounding towns and cities on exciting excursions and daytrips

Live in a Dorm or With a Spanish Family

the ultimate way to learn, absorb, and fully enjoy as much language and culture as you can. There’s no better way to gain real fluency than immersing yourself in the local culture.

Enjoy Living in a Cosmopolitan City

with an amazing sociocultural nightlife that will make you fall in love with Seville and its way of living.

95

Average Temperature in Fahrenheit During the Summer

60

Minutes to the Closest Beach

10:00 P.M.

Time the Sun Sets at Night

Experience
  • seville-metropol-parasol-la-encarnacion
  • seville-aerial-view-rooftops
  • seville-beautiful-view-plaza-de-espana

Your Destination

Seeking a life changing experience in Spain? Then Seville is your destination. As a Language and Culture student, not only will you have the chance to live in a vibrant cosmopolitan city with many opportunities but also to improve your Spanish language skills and abilities while making 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 its great 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 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. Local CIEE staff have provided details about conditions and cultural attitudes that students with specific identities might encounter in Seville.

The Culture

Other Excursions & Activities

  • Make life-long friends with local Spanish students through weekly fun and engaging activities all around the city
  • Explore beyond Seville and participate in overnights and activities to discover other Spanish cities in the region of Andalucía. Past destinations include Cádiz, Málaga, Jerez de la Frontera, Ronda, Aracena, and many others. 
  • Engage in fun sports activities and workshops such as bike tours, wine tastings, cooking, flamenco, ceramics classes, and many more. Try kayaking at the Guadalquivir River at sunset or hiking in the “Sierra Norte.” 
  • 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 magic neighborhood visits to some of the most emblematic locations such as Triana, Santa Cruz, etc. Get ready for the unexpected, you’ll love it!  
     

Program Blogs

From CIEE

EAT, DRINK, EXPLORE: SEVILLE

By College Study Abroad at CIEE

EAT Seville sits in Southern Spain and serves as the capital of Andalusia. The region’s cuisine is influenced by both its Mediterranean climate and its eight centuries of Moorish rule... keep reading

From CIEE

A look at the daily life of migrants in Seville

By Oscar Ceballos at CIEE

By looking for the exceptional, the photographer finds that which is common to all individuals: the desire for a place to call home, a peaceful environmente in which to grow... keep reading

From CIEE

LANGUAGE AND CULTURE PROGRAM / SUMMER 2017 NEWSLETTER

By Olga Merino at CIEE

Greetings from Sevilla! We have just ended the third session of the Summer Language and Culture (LC) program in Sevilla. We have had three sucessful sessions in which students had... keep reading

What People are Saying

  • "It's a great experience because it forces you to immerse yourself in a new culture and try new things."

    Maia C., University of Washington

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Academics

Academics

Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and enroll in one language or content course per session. Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and professionals. Spanish faculty are experienced in teaching Spanish as a foreign language. All CIEE faculty are familiar with the U.S. academic system and culture. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.

Language placement – Prior to departure for Seville, all students planning to take a Spanish language course take a scheduled CIEE online placement exam. Results determine appropriate placement in language courses.

CIEE Seville is in the center of Seville in a beautifully renovated palace built in 1725. The facility includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, Language Resource Center, and resident staff. 

GPA

2.5

Language Requirements

To take content courses taught in Spanish, students need 4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent). Students with fewer than 4 semesters of college-level Spanish may take content courses taught in English. 

Additional Requirements

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

Students choose one language or content course per session 

Program Credit

Total credit: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits per session 

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact 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

All courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for three hours. Additional activities may be scheduled in the afternoon or weekends. The academic calendar includes dates for obligatory trips scheduled out of Seville. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute greatly to the student’s overall European experience, attendance is mandatory for both classes and required events. Early departure for, or late return from, personal trips on weekends is not permitted. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program or upon completion of the program. 

Class Format

Participants take classes with other CIEE students only. 

Grading

Students are graded on mid-term and final examinations, assignments, class participation, and attendance. Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential. Numerical grades are given on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. scale. 

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 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

Summer Session I 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session II 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

Summer Session III 2024

Course
Language
Semester Credit

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
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI Grant
  • CIEE Stem Scholarship

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 Summer Session I 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session II 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session III 2024 4 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $4,550
Program Summer Session I and II 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,190
Program Summer Session II and III 2024 8 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $8,190
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2024 12 weeks Application Due Deadline Passed Start Date End Date Fees & Housing $11,830
Program Summer Session I 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session II 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session III 2025 4 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session I and II 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Session II and III 2025 8 weeks Start Date * End Date *
Program Summer Sessions I, II and III 2025 12 weeks Start Date * End Date *

*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 = $3,013**

Housing = $1,040

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $32††

Books & Supplies = $15

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $937

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 = $200^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 4 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $3,013**

Housing = $1,040

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $32††

Books & Supplies = $15

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $937

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 = $200^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 4 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $3,013**

Housing = $1,040

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $4,550

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $32††

Books & Supplies = $15

Personal expenses = $140

Total Costs = $937

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 = $200^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 4 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $5,613**

Housing = $2,080

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,190

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $96††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $280

Total Costs = $1,166

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 = $400^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 8 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $5,613**

Housing = $2,080

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $8,190

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $96††

Books & Supplies = $40

Personal expenses = $280

Total Costs = $1,166

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 = $400^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 8 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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 = $8,213**

Housing = $3,120

Insurance = $197

Total Fees = $11,830

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 = $750

Local Transportation = $193††

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $420

Total Costs = $1,438

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 = $600^

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

**direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

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.

††Transportation card for 12 weeks.

^first-come, first serve, based on availability

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

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

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

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

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

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...

Virginia Neira

Program Manager

Virginia Neira graduated in English Language and Literature from the University of Seville. After her graduation, she decided to expand her academic horizons and completed a master's degree in Religions...

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