Increase your knowledge of contemporary media culture and production from a national and global perspective by submerging yourself in an international communications and journalism campus, located in one of Europe’s most prominent cities from both a historical and a cultural point of view. Consider the option of working as a local reporter, intern, or as a communications or social media assistant at a local NGO.
Study abroad in Seville and you'll:
- Examine the future of the information market in the face of the new tools and media available to both producers of content and the public
- Use the power of media to explore your host community as well as its region with greater depth and sense of purpose
- Study with some of Seville’s most progressive media and journalism professionals
- Have the option of creating audiovisual communications projects in the city, getting closer to its different communities
Scholarships & Grants
Scholarships & Grants
We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.
Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
The CIEE Difference
The CIEE Difference
Read, write, watch, listen, think, share and discuss, as openly and inclusively as you can, with peers and professors:
- Discover the active and multidisciplinary scene of digital production in Spain and in Europe, with an emphasis on the work of individuals and groups who address mass media issues from social and culturally critical perspectives.
- Develop a background on the history of printed press in Europe and methods by which media professionals continue to adapt to the challenges posed by the Internet through discussions with local journalists.
- Exercise your skills as a travel journalist, improve your capacity to create audiovisual scripts, perfect your photographic gaze and technique, write creatively or enhance your journalistic research abilities.
- Engage in active discussions with peers and professors about corporate communications, audiovisual cultural industries, digital communication and interculturality, or the role of media in fostering social change.
- Examine and capture your new community through video documentaries in a “Digital Video Reporting in Context” course (optional).
Step into the professional field and gain practical work experience through a for-credit internship in the areas of audiovisual communication and journalism, specializing in social media management and video-editing. Please note that eligibility for the internship is determined by the student’s language ability, job skills, background, and professional attitude. To qualify for an internship, students will be required to complete additional weekly class sessions.
Explore new scenery and new perspectives during trips to various cultural and educational excursions:
- Supplement in-class work with trips to places such as Córdoba, Aracena, Écija, or other relevant sites in the region.
- Participate in a three-day trip to the town of Chefchoauen in the North African Rif Mountains, where you will be hosted by the families of local students.
- Explore the language, culture and society of Southern Spain and Europe by participating in different optional media workshops, including photography, video or podcasts; and by attending independent film festivals, international art and new media events, or concerts of classical or independent music.
- Go on numerous site visits to organizations, such as an independent radio station; the recording studios of Radio Nacional de España, where you’ll witness the production of documentary programs; and the newsroom of Seville's oldest newspaper.
Get involved! No matter what you do or how much time you spend volunteering, you’ll have a chance to give back to the community that welcomes you with open arms. Work with a minority group, such as the Roma community, through a local organization or community organization. Help at a women’s organization, or become an English teaching assistant at a local primary school. The choice is yours.
Live and learn in southern Spain and:
- Identify Spanish values, beliefs and customs and be able to compare and contrast them with the diversity that exists in other contexts with which you are familiar.
- Recognize and bridge cultural differences in media-related workplaces as well as in social environments both in Spanish and North Morroccan cultures.
- Increase your self-awareness about your own and other culture’s communication styles and preferences.
CIEE Seville’s study center has an experienced staff, who are as resourceful as committed in helping students make the most out of their experience abroad in a safe yet always open environment. The Student Services department not only takes great care of students’ needs –from housing to health issues– but it also organizes a great deal of activities, including sports, hikes, volunteering, excursions, cooking workshops, cultural visits or exchange activities with local students.
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
Dates, Deadlines & Fees
We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.
The program fee includes:
- Tuition and housing
- Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
- Full-time program leadership and support
- Field trips and cultural activities
- CIEE iNext travel card, which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the
button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program Date Notes
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 to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
Estimated Additional Costs
The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.
Total credit for the semester program is 15 - 18 semester / 22.5 - 27 quarter hours and 30 – 36 semester / 45 – 54 quarter hours for the academic year.
CIEE courses are 45 hours and 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.
Students take five courses (45 contact hours / 3 credits each) per session, which includes a combination of CIEE optional courses and/or courses at EUSA School of Communications and Journalism in English. We recommend one of these courses could be a Spanish language course.
Students with a sufficient language level may also have the option of selecting courses in Spanish.
About the City
About The City
Seville has its origins in the trade routes controlled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. Romans, Goths, Muslims, and Christians established their capital here before it became the most important city in Southern Europe and gateway to the Americas in the 16th century. The commercial hub of its region, the city preserves many traces of its past and traditions. With 700,000 residents, Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Bienal of Flamenco and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.
Meet The Staff
Meet The Staff
Óscar Ceballos is a native of Seville and has been working for CIEE for over 15 years. He obtained a B.A. from the School of Fine Arts at the University of Seville and an M.A. from the University of Seville in Philosophy and Aesthetics. Óscar has pursued post-graduate studies in design and editorial projects from the Universitat Pompeu Fabra of Barcelona. He is currently pursuing doctoral studies in communications and aesthetics.
In the book Ocnos (1942), the Sevillian poet Luis Cernuda remembered his hometown from exile: “Farther away, on the other margin, laid the city, the aerial silhouette of its clear buildings, that the light, veiling them in the distance, fused into a gray-silvery hue. Above all the houses stood proud the cathedral, and above it the tower, slender like a palm tree. At the foot of the city sprouted from the river the sails of the anchored boats. (...) Everything flickered on the reflected surface: meadow, river and city, sweetly trembling as if asleep. And the sound of the cathedral bells’ that reached us pure and light through the air, was like the very breath of a dream.”
Seville has been dreamt, loved (and sometimes even hated), by complex figures in our culture: Cernuda, Bartolomé de las Casas, Miguel de Cervantes, Diego Velazquez, Blanco White, Cecilia Böhl de Faber or Pablo de Olavide. Seville makes as big an effort to cultivate its myths and traditions as to add to the development of a more humane and inhabitable world, and it will help you study, think, live, and create with just as much intensity.
— Óscar Ceballos, Resident Director
Jaime Ramírez, a native Sevillano, earned his bachelor's degree from the Universidad de Seville in business administration and MBA at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo. Jaime participated in CIEE´s Internship USA, working for four months at the CIEE headquarters in Portland, Maine. He has also participated in several professional development staff exchanges with Georgetown University and the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jaime has been with CIEE since 2004 and is currently pursuing doctoral studies in work and organizational psychology.
In this monumental and historic city, you will be walking in the same paths as Velázquez, Murillo, Cervantes, Columbus, Don Juan Tenorio, Carmen, and many more... You will feel the magic of Seville as you learn about its history, legends, and fiestas. We hope that studying abroad with CIEE in Seville will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Resident Staff is committed to helping you realize all your personal goals related to this incredible experience - language learning, cross cultural appreciation and development, meeting new people, and the list goes on. Count on our support for whatever you may need.
Life in Seville will be what you make of it. Be sure to take advantage of every opportunity available, be it cultural, academic, or social. You will find that you will not be the same person at the end of the semester or year. You will have grown in maturity, insight, open-mindedness, and cultural awareness. When you return home, you will have a greater appreciation for life in your home country and, most importantly, you will be able to better understand the complicated world in which we live.
— Jamie Ramírez, CIEE Seville Director “”
Where You'll Study
Where You'll Study
EUSA School of Communications and Journalism is a prestigious private institution. All the courses are academically credited by the Universidad de Sevilla. A significant number of prestigious national media professionals and experienced faculty teach the tools, theory and history of media in a highly specialized setting and to particularly motivated Spanish and international (mainly European) students. Its campus is located in the proximity of the Plaza de España, a 20-minute walk from the CIEE Study Center and a seven-minute walk from the main building of the Universidad de Sevilla (Old Tobacco Factory).
Housing & Meals
Housing & Meals
Homestays are the overwhelming preference of study abroad students due to the cultural and linguistic opportunities that they provide. Students have their own room and are placed on an individual basis. However, those students who specifically wish to share housing may request to live with another program participant, but always with the condition that this is approved by the study abroad office and that each student has their own separate bedroom. All meals and laundry privileges are provided.
Students choosing the Residencia Universitaria will be provided an individual bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, TV/internet, AC and weekly cleaning/linen change; however meals are not included for which students can prepare their own meals or can eat in the cafeteria, but in either case, the cost is entirely their responsibility. Additionally, the residence hall offers a number of common spaces as well as fee-based services (meal plan, laundry, gym, pool, etc.). The residence hall represents both unique opportunities for independent living within the greater university host community, as well as challenges as it is a 20-40 minute commute depending on the location of classes and the mode of transport (bike, bus, tram…) utilized. Please note: this option must be approved by your study abroad office as many institutions may require homestays.
Internet is provided in all types of CIEE housing, as are cleaning services, although these vary depending on the type of housing. Academic year students may choose to move into private apartments with Spaniards (not other Americans or English-speakers) during the spring semester. CIEE will provide a monthly stipend as well as an informational session about this option, but students are entirely responsible for all aspects of this independent living situation.
Given the size of the city, all students should expect to use public transportation (metro, tram, bus, or public bike rental) to commute from their place of residence to their classes.
You'll begin your study abroad experience in Seville even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. The resident director meets with students online and shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: to help you understand more about the program and identify your goals.
The mandatory, orientation session, conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program, introduces you to the country, culture, and academic program, and also provides practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. Ongoing support by CIEE staff is provided on an individual and group basis throughout the program.
You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All homestays and the residencies have Internet connections, while the CIEE Study Center and EUSA School of Communications and Journalism offer wireless access. Computers at the CIEE Study Center are also available for academic purposes.
You'll go on a three-day trip to the Moroccan town of Chefchoauen, in the Rif Mountains, where students will have the exceptional opportunity of being hosted by the families of local students, fully immersing in the Moroccan culture. This experience will allow you to look at key facets of cross-cultural communication from a priviliged point of view.
The academic study abroad program is supplemented with field trips and excursions to points of interest in Seville and Spain, which highlight topics covered in class. Prospective day excursions may include trips to Córdoba, Aracena, and Cádiz.
You may also participate in the wide range of activities with Spanish students offered by the host institutions, including hiking, choir, sports teams, and theater and cinema events.
Intercambios - A conversation exchange program with Spanish students is an important part of the program. Intercambios give you the chance to practice what you are learning in the language courses, as well as help you become more integrated into Spanish student life, and Sevillian life and culture.
Community Involvement - You'll have the opportunity to work with humanitarian organizations, which help children, the elderly, and others. Volunteer teaching opportunities in local schools are also available.
The CIEE Seville Communications, New Media, and Journalism English program offers students the opportunity to study communications, journalism, and other areas related to media studies in Seville, Spain.
Courses take place at the EUSA School of Communications and Journalism. Classes are scheduled Monday through Friday and meet two to three times a week. While CIEE classes are small and interactive, EUSA classes tend to be larger and less interactive though participation and attendance are also important components of the final grade.
CIEE courses and EUSA School of Communications and Journalism courses offered during the fall semester finish before Christmas and for the spring semester, in mid-May.
Final exams at EUSA School of Communications and Journalism normally take place in late December for the fall semester, and late May for spring semester.
At the end of the fall semester, academic year students have a break. Students must be back in Seville by early February to start classes.
During the fall, there is no extended vacation period. During the spring semester, two vacation periods take place: Semana Santa and Feria de Abril. The dates are not fixed, but students are normally free the week before Easter (Holy Week) and then again for a week approximately two weeks after Easter.
While extracurricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s experience, attendance in class is mandatory. Early departure for or late return from vacations is not allowed.
Nature of Classes
CIEE classes are small and interactive, and include visits to the newsrooms of local newspapers, independent radio stations, NGO’s, publishing companies, local corporations, art centers and photography studios.
Some of EUSA’s classes may be more “traditional” in nature, yet many of them are taught by active and involved media professionals with vast experience, which will bring the content, discussions and assignments of these courses.
CIEE classes are with other CIEE students only. EUSA courses are with Spanish students and other international students, including other American students.
CIEE Community Language Commitment
Students are encouraged to take a Spanish language course. As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourage them to use their Spanish language skills in everyday settings. The more students participate, the more a community that contributes to Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society develops.
In CIEE courses, as well as in EUSA School of Communications and Journalism courses for international students, students are generally graded on the basis of mid-term and final examinations, class participation, papers, student presentations, and attendance. Numerical grades are given based on a 10-point scale and converted to the U.S. grading scale.
Language of Instruction
All courses are taught by highly qualified professionals, most of whom are professors at EUSA School of Communications and Journalism. In the case of CIEE courses, professors have vast experience teaching courses for U.S. students.
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.
CIEE Study Center Syllabi
To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.
CIEE ELECTIVE COURSES
COMM 3003 CSCS ENG
Digital Video Reporting in Context (English)
This course presents a journey through the history of documentary film, from its beginnings to current trends, presenting the evolution of cinematographic language from session to session, and offering students the possibility of engaging in audiovisual exercises specifically related to the historic period they are studying. These exercises will be a reflection about the students’ own experience as well as about the social community he or she joins during the experience abroad. The final project will be an independent and creative exercise that will allow students to describe their experience in Seville as well as their knowledge of the host community.
COMM 3301 CSCS ENG
Intercultural Communication and Leadership (English)
In this class, you will develop skills, knowledge, and understanding that will help you communicate and engage more appropriately and effectively in Seville as well as in other intercultural contexts. We will explore various topics in intercultural communication in the context of your experience abroad, and will practice intercultural learning processes that you can apply when working across difference in a wide variety of contexts. You will increase your own cultural self-awareness and develop personal leadership skills to help you become more effective in an interdependent world.
INSH 3802 CSCS
This course is designed to prepare students for an increasingly interconnected global labor market. Students will learn how to observe, interact with coworkers, recognize cultural differences, compare teamwork and interpersonal interactions in different cultures, apply academic knowledge in a business setting, identify opportunities to create value within the company, and to research, propose, and present their report before a panel of judges. Students work in local companies for a total of 100 – 120 hours. On-site business experience is complemented by a solid academic component with weekly meetings. Total hours: 135.
EUSA ELECTIVE COURSES
Students will be able to choose from courses in English at the Centro de Estudios Universitarios (EUSA); here is a sample list of courses that may be offered:
Semester 1 (Fall)
Introduction to Film-Making
Sociology and Communication
Multimedia Design and Applications
Audiovisual Cultural Industries
Music and Mass Culture
Advertising and Documentary Direction and Production
Production of Multimedia Content
Introduction to Applied Economics
Audiovisual Theory and Techniques Applied to Journalism
Organization and Management of Journalism Businesses
Economics Applied to Advertising
Sociology and Social Structure
Digital Technologies Applied to Advertising
Planning and Management of Advertising Media
Theory and Technology of Advertising Photography
PR Programming and Techniques
Commercial Communication and Mass Culture
Image and Corporate Communication
Advertising Production and Direction in Audiovisual Media
Semester 2 (Spring)
Social Psychology of Audiovisual Communication
Production & Audiovisual Business I
Film Making I
Sociology and Communication
Audiovisual Communication and Interculturality
New Audiovisual-Media Technologies
Photographic Theory, Techniques and Genres
Technology of Audiovisual Media
Design of News Programs
Journalists’ Research Technique
Communication for Social Development
Online Innovation in Journalism
Theory and History of Propaganda
Digital Advertising Design
Management of Communication Businesses
Ceremony and Protocol
Advertising Management in Retail Areas