CEA Study Abroad in Seville, Spain

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Study or intern in the heart of Al-Andalus culture: Seville. This small city offers a down-to-earth lifestyle and a relaxed atmosphere that allows you to dive into Andalusian culture and still have time to focus on your academic and professional goals.

Increase your global competence with a quarter, semester, or academic year spent in Seville! CEA has a broad range of courses available at partner universities: Pablo de Olavide, University of Seville and EUSA University Center; or at the CEA Seville Center, located near the Giralda of Seville Cathedral and the walls of the Moorish Alcazar.

In addition to study abroad, the CEA Internships Abroad program offers personalized internship placements that give students hands-on, practical experience in a career field of their choosing.

Interested? Click the “Visit Site” button to learn what’s possible!

  • Hands-on learning experiences that transform the world abroad into a classroom
  • Personalized Pre-Departure Advising, including visa and immigration support
  • Courses offered in English that fulfill major and general graduation requirements
  • Comprehensive on-site support, including 24/7 emergency phone
  • Career workshops, Internships Abroad, and Alumni Ambassador positions

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based on 23 reviews
  • Academics 7.3
  • Support 9.8
  • Fun 9.6
  • Housing 9.8
  • Safety 9.6
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Great program

CEA is a great program if you are interested in developing a close-knit base with enough freedom to develop a unique study abroad experience. For my particular term, there were only about 100 students, so I was able to create a close connection with my classmates, but felt no pressure to conform to anybody else's opinion of what my experience should be. The staff were helpful, friendly, and knowledgable. I would recommend this program to anyone looking to study abroad in Seville

Yes, I recommend this program
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CEA Sevilla Was a Winner

I was recommended CEA in Sevilla by a friend who did it last year, and I can absolutely see why. The city itself is unbeatable; full of authenticity, local culture, and incredibly friendly people. The weather is nearly perfect in the Spring that allow for great days by the river that runs through the city, and the social scene is a ton of fun, with awesome bars, clubs, and restaurants to go to.

CEA really was a fantastic supplement to enjoy all the city has to offer. They put together great language exchange events where I was able to meet local people, and organized awesome trips around the Andalucia region that allowed us to see more of Spain beyond the city I was studying in. The staff is incredibly friendly and I became friends with many of the knowledgable people there. The classes were not overwhelmingly difficult, but certainly forced you to incorporate an understanding of Spanish culture into certain classes to do well.

Overall I can't imagine a better program to be a part of in an even better city. You will not be disappointed with CEA!

How can this program be improved?
Maybe a wider variety of classes (especially conversational spanish ones).
Yes, I recommend this program
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Seville was the best decision I ever made

My decision to spend a semester in Seville, Spain has definitely been the best decision I have ever made.

So why are Seville and CEA so special? Well Seville is the perfect size city if you want the conveniences of a city but the charm and beauty of an older city. It is impossible to get bored here because there is so much to see and do. Out of all the cities in Europe and Spain that I have been lucky enough to visit, Seville is by far the most beautiful. It is also a great place if you want to practice Spanish, even if you have little to no experience. I was so nervous coming to Spain because I thought I wouldn't be able to communicate but I learned that the best way to learn a language is to practice it, not learn it from a book. There is an airport within half an hour of the city and I have had no trouble finding flights to any part of Europe even though it is a smaller airport. Basically Seville is the best and I do not want my time in this city to ever end.

In terms of CEA I also have an endless amount of good to say about it. First of all the people who work there are amazing and so welcoming. They all knew my name within a few weeks and are always happy to answer any questions and love to just chat! As a Communications major there were lots of classes available to me to take towards my major. CEA offers the best housing options in terms of all the other programs I looked at because they have something for everyone. My housing, Casa de Sevilla, was perfect for me because it included all of the perks of a home stay without feeling like a guest for 4 months. The CEA center is in a beautiful location within the city center. Also, CEA offers a lot of great programs and trips included in the price, which is a great way to meet people and take advantage of all that Spain has to offer.

Overall, my semester in Sevilla has been amazing and I could not recommend studying here with CEA enough.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Just Go!

The first day I arrived, I was completely exhausted. I could not believe I had traveled over 20 hours and was FINALLY in Spain. Speaking of 20 hours of travel, I caught some sort of bug on the plane, which left me hanging out with the toilet, rather than fun Spanish friends, my first night in my new home. Despite my unfortunate illness, my three and half months abroad were more than I ever could have hoped for. I learned more Spanish in three and a half months than I ever did back home, the people were so kind and welcoming and it was so humbling to learn about not only the Spanish culture, but also about my own culture from a new perspective.

How can this program be improved?
I would recommend better communication between the program and the students hosts. Although I had a great experience with my hosts, there were a few incidents that I wished the people in charge of housing had been a little more proactive in helping.
Yes, I recommend this program
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CEA Seville staff was amazing and my Study abroad experience was better than I could have ever imagined

I chose Seville because I wanted a southern Spanish City that was well known but not too big, so that I could really know my way around and get to know some of the good spots for food and dancing etc. I also opted for a home-stay experience because I wanted to become immersed in the spanish culture and practice speaking spanish every day. I could not have picked a more vibrant city, or a better study abroad program. CEA matched me with an amazing host family and an awesome roommate. Some of my favorite events CEA hosted was the "intercambio" nights were local spanish students got to mingle with us "foreign" americans. We played board games, watched football matches and even took dance lessons for Feria. Some of my closest spanish friends I met at those intercambio events and I still keep in touch with many of them. The CEA staff and professors are so friendly and knowledgeable, they helped me through medical stuff when I got sick, and told me the best store to find cute workout gear ;) If you are considering studying abroad in Seville with CEA, I can just say that I am returning to visit my host family and friends in Seville this summer (because I am so in love with the city and the people in it) and the CEA offices is one of my first stops to say hello and catch up with some truly amazing people <3

Yes, I recommend this program
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CEA Study Abroad in Sevilla

I loved everything about my stay in Sevilla, Spain with CEA. They did a wonderful job placing me with a roommate and host family, and I truly enjoyed all of my classes. All of the workers at the CEA center in Sevilla were always very friendly and helpful, and they were always more than willing to help us with whatever we needed--whether that was finding an alternate route home from classes or finding a good Chinese restaurant. They were always ready to help and talk if there was anything we needed help with.

They knew all of our host families by name, and they could pinpoint certain characteristics of each host family--they knew exactly who they were putting their students with, and they weren't afraid to talk with the host families if a student ever felt uncomfortable.

I requested to be put in a host family that had kids (because I come from a big family), and they took my request to heart and placed me with a family with two kids right around my age--having that made all the difference, and the people at CEA did that for me. And on top of that they placed me with an awesome roommate, and we got along absolutely perfectly.

They made sure my worst fears didn't come true (i.e. bad roommate and a horrible study abroad experience), and they made sure that I had the best experience possible. The people who work at the CEA center in Sevilla make the trip 10 times better than it would be without them. I am 100% certain that I would not have had the same incredible experience if I had gone through another program.

I love Sevilla, and I am so happy that I got to know it with CEA's help. When you go to Sevilla, be sure to look out for the "No8do" signs--they don't mean anything to you right now, but they will mean everything to you after you leave. Ask the wonderful people at the CEA center in Sevilla what they mean. They'll be able to tell you all about them.

Yes, I recommend this program
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So much more than I expected!

I'm so glad that I chose to study abroad with CEA. The support staff was always so helpful and a bright, cheery face to see everyday (shoutout to Vicki and Miriam)! My classes were very interesting and I learned a lot, but the professors also make a point to encourage us to travel around Spain/Europe so we were not constantly tied down with schoolwork. The excursions were very well planned, and the trip to Morocco was definitely the most exciting. CEA also provides other cultural activities like dance and food lessons which help to really get to know what is important in Sevilla.

My host mother was so sweet; she became like a second mother to me. I highly recommend anyone who wants to actually learn Spanish and feel at home abroad to do a homestay! Not to mention she is also such a great cook and the house was always clean.

I cannot say enough about the city. Sevilla is a beautiful city with a vibrant culture and people. Having the chance to call Sevilla my home for a semester was easily the best part of the whole trip. I already can't wait to go back and see the friends and family that I made there!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sevilla was unbelievable!!

I had doubts about going to Sevilla (Seville) because everyone I knew was going to Barcelona or Madrid. The reality was that all of my friends who visited me from those cities said they wished they had studied in Sevilla. Sevilla is concentrated, Spanish culture everywhere you turn. My spanish was pretty beginner when I got there and what helped me improve the most was that all of the locals spoke spanish to me rather than english. I lived in a "casa universitaria," a housing option unique to Sevilla where I lived with 6 other American students in a 3 story house with a rooftop terrace, 3 doors down from our host mom, the sweetest, best cook I have ever met! She only spoke english to us and sat with us for every meal so that we were forced to speak the language. Sevilla's Alcazar (palace + gardens) is probably the most beautiful place I have ever visited. My friends and I would walk through the gardens (with human maze inside!) on sunny afternoons. The city is full of orange trees and makes the whole place smell fresh and delightful! My friends and I would take a bottle of wine and some cheeses and sit by the beautiful river most afternoons. The architecture in Sevilla is amazing as well. Most of the buildings are from the baroque era and are painted orange and white...The streets are cobble stone and you really feel like you're still in the 17th century. Until you go out at night in which case the club and bar scene is super fun! We also met a bunch of Spaniards and became friends with them which was a great way to improve my Spanish and get to know the culture more. The people of Sevilla are so friendly and really made the experience a welcoming one. I honestly made my best friends while studying abroad who were in my program. I can't say more positive things about Sevilla and would love to live there one day.

Yes, I recommend this program


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