This January, take a course in English on Spanish culture and cuisine, and go on culinary tours that bring your studies to life. Plus, live with a local family, explore museums and traditional festivals, and take trips that reveal Spain’s dynamic history.
Study abroad in Seville and you will:
- Learn about how Spanish cuisine reflects the dynamic history of Spain
- Visit local markets, wineries, and olive oil producers
- Learn how to cook Spanish foods and taste local delicacies
- Go on daylong and weekend trips to places like Granada and Cordoba
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
Enjoy daylong and weekend trips with fellow study abroad students to destinations that highlight topics covered in class. Destinations vary each term. You might go to Granada, Córdoba, Cádiz, or some other destination.
Student to Student
Get to know native Spanish peers! Explore nature together, go to cultural events, and chat during language intercambios.
While taking Culture and Cuisine in Spain you’ll learn about the history of Spain, its cuisine and culture, and pick up life-long healthy eating habits while you’re at it.
Enjoy a number of field trips and excursions to points of interest in and around Seville and Andalusia.
Immerse yourself in the local culture by living with a host family. It’s the ideal environment for authentic, meaningful cultural exchange.
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.
- 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.
January 2017 (3 wks)
Program Date Notes
In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
Educational Costs **
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.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
*** includes all meals
Estimated Additional Costs
International Airfare *
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.
* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours.
Students are required to take one course.
About the City
About The City
The capital of Andalusia, Seville, was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is the setting of two ingenious operas, The Barber of Seville and Carmen. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo were born here, and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from Seville’s Alcazar Palace. Though the city preserves its past, modern Seville is the commercial hub of Andalusia. For a city of fewer than 800,000, Seville offers amazing cultural activities, from flamenco dancing to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.
Meet The Staff
Meet The Staff
Jose Luis Martinez
José Luis Martinez 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. Jose Luis is also Resident Director for the Advanced Liberal Arts Program.
A pesar de ser una de las ciudades de España de mayor tamaño, es curiosa la percepción de nuestros estudiantes cada semestre; el hecho de poder abarcarla en pocas semanas, la hacen cercana y familiar. Sin duda la razón está en el carácter de las personas que la habitan y en el trazado histórico de la ciudad, con uno de los cascos históricos y monumentales mayores de Europa, excelente para recorrer a pie, acompañados por la bonanza de su clima. Espero que en tu estancia tú también llegues a percibir la misma sensación de familiaridad y cercanía con Sevilla.
— José Luis Martinez, Resident Director
Jaime Ramírez, a native Sevillian, 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.
Estudiar en España te permitirá disfrutar de una experiencia personal, profesional y cultural que nunca olvidarás. Al conocer España, su idioma y su cultura desarrollarás una nueva perspectiva y un nuevo punto de vista sobre tu propio país. Esta nueva perspectiva te beneficiará a lo largo de tu carrera profesional. Nosotros estamos aquí para facilitar tu integración e introducirte a conceptos de negocios y economía en España. No te será difícil integrarte ya que los sevillanos son amables y abiertos. Con el programa de Business & Society, podrás diseñar tu propia experiencia, mediante una combinación de cursos de empresariales de CIEE, cursos universitarios, programa de Intercambios y programa de prácticas en empresas.
— Jamie Ramírez, CIEE Seville Director “”
Where You'll Study
Where You'll Study
The CIEE Study Center is situated in a beautifully renovated Sevillano palace built in 1725. The center is centrally located and includes a computer room, classrooms, CIEE student services, administration, and professors’ offices for meeting outside of class.
Housing & Meals
Housing & Meals
Housing, three meals per day, Internet, and weekly laundry/cleaning are included for study abroad students whether living in a homestay or a student residence hall. In homestays, all students are housed individually, although students may request to be placed with another student, each with his or her own room. In the residence hall, students are usually housed in doubles with a private bathroom. Most students choose to live with a local family to maximize opportunities to practice language skills and experience local culture.
The mandatory three-day orientation session conducted in Seville at the beginning of the program introduces you to the country, culture, academic program, and practical information about living in Spain. It includes both structured activities and independent sightseeing. CIEE staff provides ongoing support on an individual and group basis throughout the study abroad program.
You are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop. All living options (homestays and student residence hall) have Internet access, and the CIEE Study Center has a wireless connection. You'll also be allowed to use the computers at the CIEE Study Center, but for academic purposes only.
This program focuses on Spanish culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia and Seville within a European context.
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. These hands-on learning experiences contribute greatly to the student’s experience abroad. Instruction is interactive and dynamic. Many lectures take place in situ so that the student can feel a part of the fascinating culture they are studying.
Some of these activities include tastings of locally produced chocolate, olive oil, wine, and cerdo Ibérico. Students will also visit the markets of Triana, Feria, and Encarnación, and the some of the ancient convents in the city where sweets and jellies are still prepared.
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.
Nature of Classes
Participants take classes with other CIEE students only.
Students are normally graded on a final examination. Some courses require students to complete special individual projects and present the project to the class at the end of the session. Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential.
Language of Instruction
Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and professionals. All CIEE faculty are familiar with the U.S. academic system and culture. Many have studied in the U.S. Teaching methods vary from teacher to teacher.
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
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ANTH 3001 SESU(ENG) / SOCI 3006 SESU (ENG)
Culture and Cuisine in Spain
Language of instruction: English
This class aims to introduce students to the relationship between food and culture in Spain. Students study how Spain’s long, interesting history and distinctive social, cultural, linguistic, geographic, political, and economic factors influence its gastronomy. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia with its Roman, Arab, Jewish, and New World food influences still important to the present day. This class will be interactive with cooking classes, guest lecturers, and visits to organic farms, oil producing factories, vineyards, and other places of interest in the culinary world.