- Location: Spain - Seville
- GPA Requirements: 2.75 GPA
- Other Requirements: 6 semesters of college level Spanish
- Application Deadline: February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs.
- Program Term(s): Fall, Spring, academic year
- Official Website: Advanced Liberal Arts in Seville, Spain (CIEE)
Fall 2023: August 23rd – December 22nd
Spring 2024: January 10th – June 7th
Fall 2024: August 28th – December 20th
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.
This program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills and strong academic backgrounds. Students take most classes with Spanish students at partner institutions: the Universidad de Sevilla, Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and EUSA, as well as from CIEE Seville where a variety of specialized electives are offered. Whether you’re interested in business, engineering, language, arts, the humanities, or social sciences, you can explore your interests and earn credit toward your degree in Seville. Prior to departure for Seville, all students take a CIEE online placement exam. Results determine appropriate placement in language courses. Placement in many upper-level courses depends on a high score. Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.
Students must take five to six courses, for a total of 15-18 semester credits, including:
- One two-week intensive Spanish language or culture course : HISP 3501 CSCS Social History of Contemporary Spain, SPAN 3503 CSCS Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics, or SPAN 4502 CSCS Intensive Advanced Spanish Grammar, depending on results from placement exam.
- Four to five semester elective courses
- One to two CIEE course from any of the areas listed below:
- Business, Economics, Management, and Marketing
- Communication, Journalism, and Media
- Health Professions and Related Programs
- History, Philosophy, Religion
- Languages and Cultural Studies
- Literature, Linguistics, and Writing
- Social Sciences
- Visual and Performing Arts
- Independent Research Project
- Business Internship
CIEE courses are open only to CIEE students. University courses are open to Spanish and international students. Courses in law, geography, history, and philology meet in the Universidad de Sevilla’s main building, Tabacalera. Classes from the other schools meet at different campuses around the city. Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) classes are held on the UPO campus, a 30-minute commute from the city center. EUSA classes are taught on the EUSA campus, about 20 minutes walking from the center of the city.
CIEE courses: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
CIEE Internship 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100 placement hours
CIEE Directed Independent Research: 3 U.S. semester/ quarter credits; 15 contact hours, 100 research hours
University of Seville: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted
University Pablo de Olavide: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours, unless otherwise noted
EUSA School of Communications: 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.
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. 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 room, laundry, gym, 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, double room (homestay option), meal plan C (if choosing homestay option), and an off campus study fee of $800. Allegheny financial aid, except 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 consulate for visa, and personal expenses.
Visa & Immigration information
All students are required to have a visa for study in Spain. Please consult with CIEE regarding visa processing.
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. The Allegheny approval application deadline is February 20 for fall programs and September 20 for spring programs. 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.