Seville, Spain

Spanish Language & Culture

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Information for term Spanish Language & Culture

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 14 – Jul 11, 2020 (4 weeks)
$6,200

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 12 – Aug 8, 2020 (4 weeks)
$6,200

Overview

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Practice Spanish in the gorgeous capital city of Andalusia.

What’s a typical day like in Seville? Because of the heat, mornings are for outings and afternoons for language classes!

Throughout your stay, practice speaking Spanish in shops, markets, and cafes. You’ll also explore the city with tours led by CIEE staff and local professors. Need some extra assistance with your Spanish language skills? We’ll have local students ready to help.

Enjoy your favorite tapas during nights out with new friends; dance the flamenco during a cultural class or spend a morning touring churches, cathedrals and other architectural gems; stroll along the scenic Guadalquivir River or relax along the banks while taking in the local rowing culture. Mingle with peers and meet Spanish high school students through organized activities.

You’ll also spend quality time with your homestay, practicing your Spanish as you prepare and share meals, shop at local markets, learn local customs, and enjoy everyday family life in a different country, far from home.

  • Language

    60 hours of instruction in Spanish by CIEE professors

  • Cultural Immersion

    4 college credits may be used to apply toward your future college degree, to demonstrate your ability to do college-level work, or to test out of a language level in college

  • Certificate

    A certificate of language learning in Spanish, and documented language growth through pre- and post- program testing

Location & Culture

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Integrate into the vibrant epicenter of culture, in Spain’s beautiful Andalusian region. Seville is home to three UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

It is rich in cultural history. Surprisingly, it manages to preserve its past while offering all the conveniences of a modern commercial city.   More than 20 centuries separate the most famous places and monuments of this magical city through which Tartessos, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and Christians passed. Its Cathedral (Santa Maria de la Sede), the largest Gothic cathedral in the world and where the remains of Christopher Columbus rest today, shares prominence with the most modern cultural buildings built in recent times. Seville has also been the scene of films and famous series as Game of Thrones, Star Wars, or the Kingdom of Heaven.   It is also known for being easy to navigate. You can stroll down cobblestone alleys, poke your head into local shops, and enjoy a slow, laid-back pace during your time here. Seville is known for being livable and fun without feeling overwhelming.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"Today, we went to a flamenco class and learned how to dance a basic sevillana. ..."

Learn more about daily life on a high school study abroad program by reading our blog posts above.

  • Housing

    Carefully Screened Homestay

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members

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Activities

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​Sample Activities

  • Visit architectural and historical landmarks like the Alcázar de Seville, Plaza de España, Las Setas, and Seville Cathedral.
  • Survey Seville’s amazing art treasures, including masterworks at the Museum of Fine Arts by Bartolmé Esteban Murillo, Francisco Pacheco, Francisco de Zurbarán, and Juan de Valdés Leal.
  • Take a walking tour of Seville’s trendy art scene and remarkable urban graffiti.
  • Go on a kayaking trip up the Guadalquivir River, which runs through the heart of Seville.
  • Take cooking classes with local chefs. Enjoy making dishes like paella, tortilla Española or patatas bravas – and then enjoy tasting your culinary creations!
  • Put your best foot forward and try some flamenco lessons at a local dance studio. What have you got to lose?

CÁDIZ DAY TRIP

Hop on a bus for a day trip to Cádiz, an ancient port city in thesouthwest Spain that traces its roots back to 1100 B.C. It is claims to be the oldest city in Western Europe. You will take a walking tour of this seaside city, visit and walk up the 18th-century Cádiz Cathedral, shop at a traditional market, and then hit the beaches for some sun, sand, and relaxation.

Weekend In Granada

Spend a fun weekend in the city of Granada. The city is famous for its mix of cultures and the extensive Arab tradition that is present today in its streets, gastronomy, shops and of course in its monuments. Visit the Alhambra, the most visited monument in Spain, and get lost among its Nazari palaces and its splendid gardens. We will not leave this incredible city without contemplating the mountains of Sierra Nevada from the Mirador de San Nicolas, visiting the Royal Chapel and strolling through its narrow streets full of history.   

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees

Eligibility

  • At least one year of High School Spanish. For intensive language immersion, see our Alicante or Palma de Mallorca programs.
  • Program open to all current  high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.

Application Fee

$25

Program scholarships and tuition include iNext Travel Insurance, but do not cover the cost of flights. More details about tuition inclusions can be found here.

Optional College Credit Fee

$150  Learn more 

Program

Application Due

Start Date

End Date

Costs

Summer Session I 2020 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 14, 2020 Jul 11, 2020

$6,200

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 12, 2020 Aug 8, 2020

$6,200

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