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A guide to Seville through the lens of art and culture

By High School Semester Abroad at CIEE

Written by: Zoe Houk Welcome to Seville, Spain, the capital of Andalucía. Seville is a city filled with rich culture, art, music, food, and history. From the famous flamenco dancers... keep reading


Cake by the ocean

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our HSA students were able to travel to Cádiz, the most Southern city in Europe. Cadiz, half island, half peninsula, is connected to the mainland by a narrow strip of... keep reading


Flamenco class during Sevilla Spring Festival

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

If there was a time when using the flamenco- red-dress -woman-emoji was appropiate, it would be RIGHT NOW (INSERT EMOJI TIMES TEN) . Sevilla Spring Festival called FERIA is the... keep reading


Hiking getaways in Sevilla

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Seville GAP and HSA students continue discovering the incredible landscapes of Sevilla. Last weekend, we hiked through ancient mining routes datubg back from Roman colonization of the Iberian Peninsula. Check... keep reading


Exploring Medieval castles, no big deal

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

Our high school students got the opportunity to explore two of the most important towns in the province of Seville: Alcalá de Guadaira and Utrera. Alcalá’s castle is the result... keep reading


Guess who is back?!

By Sergio Jimenez at CIEE

It seems like a pandemia since we posted something here but those dark days are over (and we are sure the pandemia will too). We couldn´t be more excited at... keep reading

Trip to London

By Finley A.

Sometimes, it's nice to take a break from the cold, to travel somewhere- a bit less cold. It was winter break, and after a discussion with my host family prior... keep reading


Sun, fun, and history in Lisbon

By Patricia Witzig at CIEE

High School Abroad Spain students were lucky to have beautiful weather combined with beautiful views for their overnight excursion. Students met early in the morning to travel together to Lisbon... keep reading

A Guide to Studying Abroad

By Finley A.

Hello. If you don't know, my name is Finley. After living a month abroad and talking to other host students, I decided to write a guide for those settling in... keep reading

Orientation in Paris

By Finley A.

Come read about my alleged 3 day trip to Paris. The good, the bad, and the ugly.

Paris like a Parisian!

By Sophie C.

Paris!! One of the most well known cities in the world. The Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, the millions of pastries you stuff your face with only to "walk... keep reading

Weekend Trip to Pucón

By Inga G.

On Thursday night, after a long day of school, I went to bed with a mind full of excitement and anticipation for the morning and the weekend to come. When... keep reading

Lisbon, Portugal

By Maya M.

To quote about half the people in my program, Lisbon is the San Francisco of Europe. Now I’ve only been to San Francisco a few times, but Lisbon really did... keep reading


Why CIEE visits Málaga?

By Raquel Burgos at CIEE

The combo trip of Ronda/Málaga is one of the spring trips for the HSA program. Why this combo? Ronda is one of the most beautiful and visited villages in Andalucía... keep reading

Family in Japan

By Kiyana P.

You know that you’re with the right host family when you’re home away from home is with them. My fabulous host family, the Sakurayashiki family. Has from day one been... keep reading