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CIEE: Seville, Spain (Third Party)

The Program

CIEE offers many different semester-long program tracks in Seville, Spain. All tracks are open to UConn students. In addition to the programs described below, CIEE also offers tracks focused on Communication, New Media, and Journalism, and Advanced Liberal Arts.

Liberal Arts: If you have at least two and one half years of college-level Spanish, a keen interest in Spanish society, and if you are looking for an opportunity to completely immerse yourself in Spanish culture by speaking only Spanish – in class, at you place of residence, and with fellow program participants – then, this program is ideal for you.

International Business and Culture: This program is designed for students who have 0-4 semesters of previous Spanish language study and a strong interest in business and economics. Students who are motivated to develop their Spanish language skills and learn about Spain and Europe through living in the traditional Spanish city of Sevilla will find that this program provides an ideal opportunity. The International Business and Language program is located on the campus of the Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO), a fully accredited state-run university with a current student population of about 7,000. It is located on a 345-acre campus several miles from Seville’s historic city center. All classes meet on the UPO campus.

Language and Society: This program is designed for students at the intermediate Spanish language level with an interest in improving their Spanish language skills and learning about Spanish culture. The Language and Society Program office is located in the CIEE Study Center in Seville, a beautifully renovated Sevillano palace built in 1725. The CIEE Study Center is centrally located close to the Puerta de la Carne and about ten minutes on foot from the central university building, the “Tabacalera”. Students have classes in the CIEE Study Center as well as in the in the building of the School of Labor Relations, located five minutes from the CIEE Study Center. Also housed in the CIEE Study Center are the offices of student services, the CIEE Language Coordinator, and CIEE administration. CIEE professors have an office where students may speak with them privately about issues related to their progress in class.

Business and Society: If you are a UConn business major, have the equivalent of Spanish 3178 Intermediate Composition, and want to learn more about business in Spain and the European Union, the CIEE Business and Society Program at the Universidad de Sevilla is for you. The program offers a core of business and economics courses as well as electives in the humanities approved by both the School of Business and the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. You have a unique opportunity to take courses alongside Spanish students working on degrees in Business Administration.

The Academics

You will earn 12-18 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program.  All students participating in the Liberal Arts Program take one of two courses offered during the intensive three-week session at the start of the semester. An orientation focusing on cultural, social, and academic issues complements the intensive courses.

During the remainder of the program, students choose courses from among the extensive offerings of CIEE Study Center courses (CSCS), Cursos para Extranjeros courses (SECE), and regular Universidad de Sevilla and Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) courses. The CIEE Study Center courses are designed for, and are only open to, CIEE students. Cursos para Extranjeros are offered to all foreign students (mostly American) studying under the auspices of the Committee for Cursos para Extranjeros at the Universidad de Sevilla. Liberal Arts students may take any regular university class in any discipline offered at the UPO. (Students taking courses at UPO receive a monthly bus pass). Liberal Arts students may only take regular university classes from the philology and geography/history schools of the Universidad de Sevilla. In addition, under the direction of a home campus faculty member, students may develop a special project to conduct research while in Seville.

For a list of courses, visit the CIEE Seville page and select the program track that you are interested in:

In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found under Academics.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”.Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 2893 Foreign Study BUSI 3106 Leadership and Power in International Environments 3 6/30/2020
ECON 2493 Foreign Study ECON 3001/POLS 3003 Globalization and Economic Development 3 12/31/2018
HIST 3993 Foreign Study 1660017 Historia del Mundo Contemporaneo 3 12/31/2017
INTD 3993 Foreign Study BUSI 3101 CSCS Protocol and Etiquette in Business and Foreign Affairs 3 12/31/2018
MUSI 1193 Foreign Study SPAN 4005/MUSI 4001 Survey of Spanish Music of the 20th Century: Political, Social and Cultural Realities 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3406 Globalization and Political Change INRE 4001 Theory and Practice of International Relations: European Perspectives 3 12/31/2018
POLS 3993 Foreign Study POLS 3001 Politics and Society in the Contemporary Arab World 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3241 Spanish Phonetics The Phonetics and Phonology of Spanish Phonology 3 12/31/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study DE SECE FB27 Literature & Cuisine: Reading, Writing, Cooking, Eating 3 6/30/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study GB-09 Flamenco: Expression of the Culture of Andalucia 3 6/30/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study FB-24 Espanol de los Negocios 3 6/30/2020

The Experience

Housing, all meals, and laundry services are included in the program fee. Students live in Spanish speaking private homes or student dormitories (spring semester only). Based upon student feedback and experience, living in a homestay or a dormitory is the best way to improve language skills and feel more a part of the local culture. Only academic year students may choose to move into private apartments with Spaniards (not with other Americans) during the spring semester.

CIEE offers many extracurricular opportunities. Help the local community by volunteering at organizations like Habitat for Humanity, or work independently caring for children or the elderly through a local non-governmental organization. You’ll also make friends, and get insight into the local culture from those your own age during various cultural activities. Take part in a weekly CIEE sports match, experience the city’s alternative cinema, participate in language intercambios, have Spanish students as tutors, try flamenco dancing, and more.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
The Details

  • Location: Seville, Spain
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Arts, Business, Communication, Economics, Humanities, Social Sciences
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: 5 semesters
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5