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  • Locations: Sevilla, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Program Description:


This summer come develop your Spanish language skills and immerse yourself in local culture in the beautiful, dynamic capital of Andalusia.

Through intensive language study, a series of area studies – offered in English and Spanish, homestays, and a variety of cultural activities and excursions, summer study abroad Seville offers you a unique and exciting international experience.

Study abroad in Seville and you will:

  • Compare the country's past and present in courses on Spanish culture, politics, and art; and take innovative courses in human rights, sociology, public health, or international relations
  • Explore Sevillano culture through visits to museums, theaters, and traditional festivals
  • Travel to sites of cultural importance including, but not limited to Granada, Málaga, Extremadura, Carmona, and Itálica

The CIEE Difference

Intercultural Comparative Experience

Travel with friends to a new city to explore history, art, architecture, culture, and social challenges. Part of every short-term program, our three-day Intercultural Comparative Experiences are an ideal way to highlight cultural differences and sharpen critical thinking skills.

Expand your global perspective. Choose to spend your intercultural weekend in one of these European cities:

  • Barcelona, Spain
  • London, England
  • Paris, France

Whether you choose to spend one three-week session in Seville, or three, you’ll have access to a variety of content courses ranging in subject from Spanish and Latin American Literature, Public Health and Politics, to Religious Studies, History and Economics.


Enjoy a number of field trips and excursions to points of interest in and around Seville and Andalusia. Excursions highlight topics covered in classes and may include visits to Granada, Córdoba, Carmona, and/or Italicá. During each session, you’ll also take part in one day trip and one overnight weekend trip.


Immerse yourself in Spanish culture and improve your language skills by living with a local family. It’s the ideal environment for authentic, meaningful cultural exchange.


Total recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session; 6 semester/9 quarter hours for two sessions, and 9 semester/13.5 quarter hours for three sessions.

Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per course, unless otherwise indicated.

Program Requirements

Study abroad students choose one language or content course per session.

About Seville

Capital of Andalusia, Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire that ruled the Iberian Peninsula. It is home to the ingenious Barber of Seville and the tempestuous Carmen. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo were born here, and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from the royal apartments in the 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 to classical, pop, and jazz concerts.

Where You’ll Study

The CIEE Study Center is located in a beautifully renovated Sevillano palace built in 1725. It is centrally located close to the Puerta de la Carne and about 10 minutes by foot from the main Universidad de Sevilla building (the Tabacalera). CIEE student services, computer room and CIEE administration are housed here. In addition, CIEE professors have offices in the CIEE Study Center, so that students may speak with them privately about issues related to their progress in class.

Housing & Meals

Housing, all meals, and laundry privileges are included for study abroad students living in Spanish-speaking private homes. All attempts are made to house students individually and in their own room, however, students may choose to be placed with another student, each in their own room. Living in a homestay is the best way to improve language skills and feel a part of the local culture. Given the size of the city, all students should expect to use public transportation to commute from their place of residence to their classes.

Academic Program

The Language and Culture summer study abroad program focuses on two interwoven areas: Spanish language and Spanish culture and history. Special emphasis is placed on Andalusia and Seville within a European context.

Academic Culture

Students may participate in one three-week session beginning in mid/late May, one three-week session beginning in early/mid-June, or one three-week session beginning in early July, or any combination thereof. Students may stay for one, two, or three sessions.

All courses meet daily, Monday through Friday, for three hours. Additional cultural activities may be scheduled in the afternoon. 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.

Students will have one “free day” during each session, either a Monday or a Friday, to allow for individual travel. Dates will be provided prior to departure. 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 and/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.


Participants take classes with other CIEE study abroad students only.


As students gain proficiency in Spanish, resident staff encourage them to use their language skills in everyday settings. This fosters a learning community that contributes to both Spanish language proficiency and understanding of Spanish society.


Students are normally graded on a final examination; language courses normally have quizzes and at least two examinations.
Attendance is mandatory and unexcused absences are reflected in a participant’s final grade. Class participation is essential in most courses; some courses require students to complete special individual projects and present the project to the class at the end of the session.




Courses are taught by highly qualified faculty and professionals from the field of teaching Spanish as a foreign language. 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, exposing students to benefit of different style