Communications, New Media + Journalism (ENGLISH track) in Seville, Spain (CIEE)

Program Dates
Term Start Date End Date
Spring 2024 January 17th, 2024 May 18th 2024
Fall 2024 September 11th, 2024 December 20th, 2024
Spring 2025 January 15th, 2025 May 17th, 2025

These dates are tentative. Confirm program dates before booking travel.

Where: Seville, Spain

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 Flamenco Bienal and the European Film Festival to alternative theatre venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces, and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.


Students choose courses in English at CIEE’s partner school – EUSA School of Communications – from its three main degrees: Audiovisual Communication; Journalism; and Publicity and Public Relations. Along the way, students learn about Spanish culture with a range of projects and activities. Whether they are total beginners or have some grasp of the Spanish language, students are encouraged to take an optional Spanish language course.

Students enroll in five to six courses for 15-18 credits to be selected from:

CIEE courses
EUSA School of Communication courses
Spanish language courses
Content courses in English and/or Spanish
University of Seville (US) (available as of the Spring 2024 semester) courses
Spanish language courses
Content courses in English and/or Spanish

Academic Structure

Classes are scheduled Monday through Thursday and meet twice a week. Instruction methods include lectures, class discussions, media workshops, and out-of-class activities. CIEE classes are open only to CIEE students. US and EUSA courses are also open to both national and international students. All courses are taught by professionals with experience in collaborative and experiential learning who are closely linked to the local and national media environment. The Digital Video Reporting in Context course is a workshop that gives students the possibility of exploring their new social and cultural environment as documentarists.

Course Credit

CIEE courses: 3 semester/quarter credits; 45 contact hours
CIEE Internship: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 seminar hours, 100 internship placement hours
EUSA School of Communication courses: 3 semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted.
University of Seville courses (available as of Spring 2024): typically 6 ECTS/3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted


For a full list of course offerings, visit CIEE’s website here.


Allegheny requires an overall G.P.A. of 2.75. There are no specific language requirements for this program.

Housing & Student Life

Homestays: Most students choose to live with a Spanish family. Each student will have his/her own bedroom, and weekly cleaning, laundry, and Wi-Fi are provided. Students usually walk or ride rented bikes but may also take public transportation. The average commute to classes is 20-30 minutes maximum. Three meals per day are provided by the host family.

Residence halls: Students live with other Spanish and international students. Participants are placed in small studio apartments. Each studio apartment has two individual rooms and a shared bathroom and kitchen. Residence Halls have study rooms, meeting common spaces, TV rooms, cinema rooms, laundry, a gym, a swimming pool, and many more services. Meals are not provided and students will have access to the studio apartment kitchens.

Fees & Costs

Students pay Allegheny tuition, a double room (homestay option), a Gator Blue meal plan (if choosing the homestay option), and an off-campus study fee of $800. Allegheny financial aid, except for work/study, is applied to program costs. Tuition includes housing, international travel insurance (CIEE iNext), orientation, field trips, and transcript administration fees. Allegheny students do not have to pay the program deposit requested by CIEE. Estimated additional costs include meals (if in apartment housing), CIEE application fee, books and supplies (approx. $150), international airfare & local transportation ($1300), visa fees ($160), and possible travel to the consulate for visa, and personal expenses.

Visa & Immigration information

All students are required to have a visa to study in Spain. Please consult with CIEE regarding visa processing.

Application Process

Allegheny students must apply for approval to study off-campus from the Global Education office AND apply directly to their chosen program. For this program, students should work on the Allegheny approval application at the same time as the host program application. Please note that the Allegheny approval application deadline for this program is January 31 for fall intake and August 13 for spring intake. Study away approval applications will be reviewed immediately following the appropriate semester deadline. The separate application deadline to apply directly to this program will vary and could be before or after Allegheny’s approval application due date. Check directly on their website (linked at the top of this page) for deadline information. For more information about the study away application process, please visit the application steps page.