Location
  • Spain
    • Seville
Term
Fall, J-Term, Spring, Summer
Subject Areas
Anthropology Architecture Business Cultural Studies European Studies History Religious Studies Sociology

Program Details

Program Type
Provider
Degree Level
Bachelors
Housing
Dormitory Host Family
Language
English

Pricing

What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Travel Insurance
Feb 06, 2023
Jan 27, 2023
10 travelers are looking at this program

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.

Popular Programs

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.

Scholarships

CIEE

CIEE Scholarships and Grants

CIEE’s need-based grants offer support to students who face financial barriers to studying abroad. CIEE awards need-based grants based on students’ EFCs and program selection. The Gilman Go Global Grant offers students $750-$2,000 toward airfare, plus $2,500 toward semester program costs, or $1,000 toward summer program costs.

Value
$500 - $2,500

Program Reviews

4.93 Rating
based on 72 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.06%
  • 4 rating 6.94%
  • 3 rating 0%
  • 2 rating 0%
  • 1 rating 0%
  • Academics 4.15
  • Support 4.85
  • Fun 4.9
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.9
Showing 1 - 8 of 72 reviews
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Ayda
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

The Perfect Program in a Magical City: CIEE Seville!

Studying abroad with CIEE in Sevilla was an absolute dream from start to finish! I attended both the Liberal Arts program in the Spring and the Global Internship Language Immersion program in the summer.

The sheer beauty of Sevilla alone is reason enough to go, but the entire CIEE Seville team goes above and beyond to make your time so special. Everyone there (Juli, Virginia, Olga, Maria, Abraham, Nancy) is so dedicated to guiding the students and making themselves available to answering your questions and working to solve any problems you may encounter. Not only is there so much history and culture to learn about at every turn, but the interesting array of CIEE classes and professors (Angel, Alejandro) also take advantage of this by taking the classroom to the city! There are so many weekly activities that you can sign up for like city tours, cooking classes, flamenco workshops, and concerts, not to mention the multiple excursions to other cities in Andalucia like Cordoba, Ronda, Aracena, Cadiz, Bolonia, etc.

However, the ultimate highlight of my time abroad was staying with my wonderful host family that treated me like a daughter. Not only was I able to practice my Spanish everyday but I also got to taste authentic Spanish homecooking. I also got to experience unique cultural events like Semana Santa and Feria with them in April/May. Finally, my summer internship was the icing on top of the cake! I got to work with a wonderful small company that operates the events venue in Las Setas (Metropol Parasol) and interact with so many different clients and organizations.

It may sound like a bit of an exaggeration to read so many 5-star reviews, but you must live the experience for yourself to understand just how much their programs deserve it!

Pros
  • Walkable city with a great climate, rich history, architecture and the kindest people.
  • Outstanding support from CIEE Seville staff regarding academics, housing, etc.
  • Diverse range of cultural activities in the city and excursions around Andalucia!
Cons
  • Such a hard program and city to say goodbye to!
1 person found this review helpful.
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Isabel
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Study Abroad in Sevilla with CIEE!

Sevilla was the perfect place to study for someone who had been dreaming of going to Spain, and CIEE made exploring the region and immersing in Sevillana life so easily. We went on incredible trips to cities around the area like Cádiz and Ronda, plus there were so many local activities like tile painting, paella class, and live music like flamenco! Sevilla is an incredibly safe and walkable city with beautiful places to explore and delicious restaurants to try, I can’t recommend it enough! I made local friends, which was an incredible opportunity, plus the Sevilla airport is easy for travel. My classes were very interesting, and I learned a lot about Spanish history, gastronomy, and philosophy with support from the program when I needed. Sevilla is a stunning city to show people around in! I miss it already!

Pros
  • Delicious, cheap eats
  • Friendly city
  • Balance of historical activities and nightlife
Cons
  • Not long enough!
1 person found this review helpful.
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Ethan
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Liberal Arts Program in Seville, Spain

I studied abroad in Seville, Spain in the Spring of 2022 for almost 4 months. Living and studying in Spain was one of the best decisions I ever made. I learned so much about Spanish culture and about how other people live. My time in Spain made me more grateful for my own life and it helped me become more independent on my own. I also made friends that I will have for the rest of my life! The CIEE staff were so welcoming and helpful whenever I had a question or needed anything. The staff made everyone feel more comfortable and safe in the new environment.

Pros
  • Learn Spanish
  • Travel
  • Have fun
2 people found this review helpful.
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James
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Seville - Business and Society

My experience with CIEE in Seville was a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience a new culture. I opted for a language immersion program so I was completely engulfed in Spanish all day, everyday. There were plenty of opportunities to immerse yourself in the local area. For example, I was able to volunteer teaching English at an elementary school and I even made some extra money tutoring kids on the side. I absolutely loved my host family as well. The helped build a connection that I will keep with me for the rest of my life. Furthermore, the CIEE support staff is amazing and always willing to help with any problem you may have.

Pros
  • great support staff
  • having a host family helps integrate you into the culture
  • the city is beautiful and it is the perfect place to learn spanish
Cons
  • it is relatively far from other popular areas in Europe like London, Paris, Amsterdam, etc.
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Sara
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Seville

I had a wonderful experience studying abroad in Seville, Spain. I stayed with a host mom, and I was provided three meals a day by her. She was very understanding when I chose to go out to eat with friends instead, as she wanted me to get the full dining experience that Seville has to offer. My host mom made sure I was safe and happy, and is one of the biggest reasons my Spanish improved so much. I loved the classes I took. I took two classes at The University of Seville and two classes at the CIEE center. In addition to these wonderful classes, I spent my days taking walks, taking in the historic sights around me. Most nights I walked to the river where I met up with friends to watch the sunset. Life in Seville is simple and happy. I couldn’t recommend studying in Seville with CIEE more. I am so thankful to have had such a wonderful experience!

Pros
  • Meaningful classes
  • Supportive staff
  • A great group of friends on my program
Cons
  • No cons!!
2 people found this review helpful.
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Gabriela
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

An Unforgettable Experience

Going abroad in Spain, I obviously expected to learn about Spanish culture and be immersed in the European lifestyle. But what I did not expect was to learn so much from my peers who were also study abroad students. From every aspect of study abroad I learned a lesson about myself, about life, about the world, and about others. It was truly an experience I will cherish forever. I grew so much as an individual in ways I did not expect. I left the program feeling more empowered and confident. My best advice for future students is to have no expectations and go with the flow. Always live in the moment, and take even the challenges in stride.

Pros
  • weather
  • inexpensive
Cons
  • hard to travel from the south of Spain
7 people found this review helpful.
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Meredythe
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

Ciee IBC Program

I have enjoyed my time in Sevilla more than anything! The experience has been very enriching. I got to live in a homestay and experience what a true life here is really like. I also enjoyed venturing into the center to participate in the social aspect the town has to offer. I loved seeing more of Spain through the events CIEE organized during the beginning months of the semester. The program itself was extremely helpful with the application process. They take the time to ensure that all of your forms and requests actually come to fruition.

Pros
  • Extremely helpful in the application process
7 people found this review helpful.
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Sofia
5/5
Yes, I recommend this program

CIEE Study abroad in Sevilla, Spain

The CIEE study abroad program in Sevilla, Spain is a great experience for undergrad college students. If you are looking to learn and or practice your Spanish skills, learn more about Spanish Culture, Spanish food, Spanish music, traveling in Spain and or traveling around Europe, this program is right for you. This is a unique and organized experience that has a lot to offer socially, personally and professionally. I highly recommend this program to students who want to travel and learn about cultures in Europe.

Pros
  • Learn and or practice speaking Spanish, travel around Spain, travel around Europe, meet new people, try new food, new music, new cultures
  • Stay with a host family and meet natives from the country
  • Go outside of your comfort zone living in a new country and traveling to countries you might not able to see or experience otherwise.
Cons
  • Not very academically challenging
9 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...