• Spain
    • Seville
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Biology Chemistry Classical Studies Communications Computer Science Criminal Justice Cultural Studies Economics Education Engineering English Finance Food Science and Nutrition Health Sciences History International Business International Relations Journalism Law Linguistics Literature Marketing Mathematics Medicine Philosophy Physics Psychology Social Sciences Sociology Sports Science Statistics Sustainable Development Tourism +23
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships

Program Details

Program Type
Degree Level
Dormitory Host Family


What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
Jun 06, 2024
Apr 29, 2024
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About Program

The capital of southern Spain’s Andalusia region is dotted with remarkable architectural remnants from its historical past, including the Alcázar of Seville, one of the most beautiful palaces in Spain.

Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Flamenco Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

Courses are available in English and Spanish.

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Program Highlights

  • Housed in a beautifully renovated palace built in 1725, CIEE Seville is close to the Royal Alcázar palace, a quick walk from the main building of the Universidad de Sevilla and EUSA.
  • Explore and step back centuries in time with tours of Roman ruins in Italica or the medieval city of Carmona.
  • Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer.

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CIEE Seville Summer Programs

Nearly always sunny, Seville is a warm, welcoming city and the perfect place to absorb Spain’s unique culture. Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Flamenco Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world.

CIEE Seville Semester Programs

Study alongside local students across a broad range of disciplines, in Spanish, while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Seville. Explore and step back centuries in time with tours of Roman ruins in Italica or the medieval city of Carmona.

CIEE Seville January Program

CIEE’s January in Seville program invites students of all majors to explore Spanish society through the lens of culture and cuisine.

First Year Abroad in Seville

Seville, a captivating city in southern Spain, draws students with its relaxed vibe, historical sites, and cultural richness. From the impressive Alcazar to the lively atmosphere of Plaza de España, Seville offers a blend of history and local charm, making it an appealing destination for students exploring the Iberian Peninsula.

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 86 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.02%
  • 4 rating 6.98%
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  • Academics 4.2
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.9
  • Housing 5
  • Support 5
  • Fun 5
  • Value 5
  • Safety 5
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I would recommend the study abroad experience to anybody! You learn so much about yourself & the culture you submerge yourself in. It helps a lot with practicing the language as well, in my case the practice was Spanish. This was the best decision I have made in my adult life. I learned a lot about independence and myself during the process as well. I was worried about traveling to a new country by myself & not knowing anybody, especially being an African American, but I truly could not have asked for a better experience.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
Overcoming the language barrier for sure! All I could do was practice practice practice until I could get by.
  • Adventure
  • Culture
  • Language practice
  • The attendance system
16 people found this review helpful.
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Psychology and Health Sciences Semester Abroad in Sevilla Spain

For me, studying abroad was not a definite but I'm so lucky to have made the choice to come to Sevilla. Sevilla is a beautiful smaller city in Southern Spain. I've had friends visit me and call it the "Disney Land" of Spain. It's almost unreal. Whether you're wanting to travel or stay put, Sevilla is the perfect home base for those who can't decide between big cities and rural towns. Something unique about the PHS programs is that it is small, so I got really close with the people in my program.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
I don't eat a lot of meat, but Sevilla is PROUD of their meat. Especially los mariscos (seafood). I don't typically eat a lot of meat or seafood, but living in a host family I had to get adventurous. I wouldn't say I've become comfortable peeling the shell of a shellfish while it looks me in the eye, but i've done it!
  • Close community/Easy to make friends
  • Accessible city by walking, public transport, etc...
  • Affordable
  • Culture schock!
  • The classes are not very challenging
  • Courses are disorganized
26 people found this review helpful.
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The best city to study abroad

From traveling to other cities around Andalusia, Sevilla stood out the most to me because it has the best balance of fun places to go to with friends, a rich history and museums and affordable restaurants. My favorite part of being in Seville was exploring the parks after class and having mini picnics there. If you go in the spring like I did the weather feels more like fall and gradually becomes really hot, near the 90s and 100F, which I loved! Depending on where you stay, the university, Universidad de Sevilla is close and very easy to navigate since there are maps around and the people are very very friendly.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
I would say don’t be scared to try and speak Spanish to locals they are extremely friendly and ,most of them would encourage you to speak the language with them, especially if you would like to develop your understanding of the language. I would also say budget well! And have a back up just in case things get tight financially while abroad, I recommend using rocket money app for budgeting and tracking your spending.
  • Weather is beautiful
  • The festivals are very interesting and fun to go to
  • There is a very large variety of food to try
  • No beach unfortunately
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21 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE College Study Abroad

I studied in Sevilla my junior spring semester, spring 2024. I loved my experience. The CIEE program was very good at getting their students emersed in the culture and history of the city of Sevilla and the country of Spain. The aspect of CIEE that I most admired and thought was helpful, was their activities for the students. They had an activity almost every week that allowed me to learn more about Spain and it provided me with a way to meet more people in from Sevilla and from the CIEE program itself. I especially loved the day trips and tours that the CIEE provided. I have friends who are in other abroad programs, and the other programs do not provide them with any cultural and educational and fun activities. Therefore I am very appreciative and honored to have been a part of the CIEE program.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice to future travelers on this program is to take advantage of everything you are given: the activities, host family, classmates, professors, sights, and time here. Enjoy every moment and create new experiences for yourself.
  • Improving my Spanish.
  • Meeting new people.
  • Beautiful views.
  • Late meal times.
  • Missing family and hometown friends.
  • Not being able to make money while being here.
20 people found this review helpful.
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A Fascinating Experience!

Seville's winter term study abroad program is a transformative experience. The city's rich history and vibrant culture create an ideal backdrop for learning. I'm an art student and I wanted to expand my knowledge on other cultures, so this was especially perfect. The class was engaging and the passionate professors made academic growth enjoyable. The mild winter weather enhances the exploration of stunning landmarks like the plaza and the Giralda Tower. The locals were super patient with my shaky Spanish and were always very sweet. The delicious tapas enrich the social and culinary aspects of the trip. Overall, Seville's winter program blends education and cultural immersion seamlessly, leaving lasting memories and broadening horizons. I feel like I've grown as a person and I got an experience that will last me a lifetime.

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
We saw La Sagrada Familia and it was absolutely breathtaking. I loved learning about the creation and Gaudi's thought process.
  • Food
  • Scenery
  • Art
  • Air quality
  • Intense classes
  • Loads of walking
34 people found this review helpful.
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Semester in Sevilla

I had a really fun time in Sevilla and I recommend it to everybody. I wanted a Spanish speaking program where I could immerse myself into the culture and Sevilla gave me everything I was looking for. The city size was perfect for me - not too big, but still big enough to have plenty of things to do, restaurants to try, historical sights to visit, and a nightlife scene. CIEE was also super accommodating and helped provide excursions and activities to get to know the city better. Also, Sevilla is very walkable and it's so beautiful to see everyday.

41 people found this review helpful.
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CIEE Seville: A Life-Changing Experience

I absolutely loved my time abroad in Sevilla, Spain with the CIEE program. From the moment I stepped off the plane, I was greeted enthusiastically and felt instantly welcome in what would be my home city for the next four months. As my journey comes to an end, I can only speak highly of my experience. Through living with a host family and participating in CIEE events and trips, I feel as though I truly made the most of my semester abroad. I am leaving Seville a more confident, more knowledgeable, and overall better version of myself! I will never forget the laughter shared with my host siblings at the dinner table, the lessons learned from living in a different country, the joy that volunteering with Spanish children brought, and the memories that I made while traveling. I feel so lucky to have had this experience and cannot recommend it enough!

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
The most nerve-racking moment was my first time at the nail salon. In the United States, my nail salon always plays a movie that I can watch as I get my nails done, but the environment at the nail salon in Sevilla was much different. I knew that there wouldn’t be a movie to distract myself and that I would be seated for an hour and a half with the nail tech, expected to have a conversation in Spanish (a language which I had know knowledge of prior to coming abroad). After being extremely nervous and practicing what I might say, I ended up having a great time! My nail tech was super friendly and she spoke slowly so that I could understand her. She helped me to practice my Spanish and never judged me for trying my best.
  • CIEE-planned trips
  • Homestay
  • Welcome program
43 people found this review helpful.
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Seattleite in Sevilla!

After other study abroad plans fell through, I turned to CIEE, and I’m glad I did! Though it felt unknown beforehand since I didn’t know anyone in the program and didn’t receive a lot of information about logistics before departure, upon arrival, the program really helped me adjust to life here! I stayed with a host family, and took an art history class in Spanish. My main goal was to improve my Spanish for my Spanish minor at school, and improve it did! At the beginning, I struggled to converse with my family, but now we talk every day, and I feel comfortable enough with my Spanish that I can even make jokes :). Though my program was only four weeks, CIEE and exploring with my new friends in the program helped me learn about and experience life in Sevilla, I am so thankful to have had this experience!

  • Coursework engaging but not too difficult
  • New friends! Program offers social events to promote new friendships
  • Well organized. If any problems arose, there was a great support system in place.
  • Class times made excursions to other cities during the week tricky
  • Night life not super accessible
47 people found this review helpful.

Questions & Answers

I'm happy to answer! The Spanish Intensive course lasts for two weeks, and is the only course you take for those two weeks. The class is once a day and lasts for 3 hours. During Orientation, you will participate in an oral language test so CIEE can confirm what level of the intensive course they can place you in, so everyone's class time is different. For example, my intensive course was from 6-9...