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CIEE: Spain: Seville: Advanced Liberal Arts
Seville, Spain (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Sponsor: CIEE 
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018
Rolling Admission 16-JAN-2019 08-JUN-2019
Year 2019-2020 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
3rd year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.9
Language Requirement:
3000 level, 4000 level, native
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Homestay, University dormitory Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Credit Type:
Transfer Credit
Program Type:
Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Island
Tuition Payments Made To:
Program Provider
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Commerce, Communications, Cultural Studies, Engineering, Geology, Mathematics & Statistics, Sociology, Spanish
Program Description:
CIEE Advanced Liberal Arts Program in Seville, Spain

What’s the best way to make your rock-solid Spanish language skills even stronger? Head for Seville, where you’ll earn credits alongside Spanish students at top universities. With majestic cathedrals, royal palaces, and tantalizing fare everywhere, you’ll find context and inspiration to advance your language skills and liberal arts studies. Nearly always in the sun, Seville is a warm, welcoming place to absorb Spain’s unique culture and challenge yourself reach for meet new goals.

Study abroad in Seville and you'll:

  • Explore a new place, taste, or experience every week, with activities and excursions that illuminate everything you’re learning.
  • Live with a Spanish family at their Seville home – soon you’ll be thinking in Spanish as you live like a native.
  • Fine-tune your language skills with CIEE Language Resource Center tutorials, Tertulia lecture series, workshops, a conversation exchange, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Start your adventure off in high-gear, with a three-day trip to the mountains to ramp up your language skills with fun activities.

Founded in 1994, this program is designed for students with advanced Spanish language skills and strong academic backgrounds. Students take most classes with Spanish students at the Universidad de Seville and/or Universidad Pablo de Olavide, and can also from a variety of specialized CIEE electives. Whether you’re interested in business or engineering, language arts, the humanities or social sciences, you’ll be able to explore your interests and earn credit toward your degree in Seville.

Universidad de Sevilla – This university has been one of Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning since the 16th century, and now hosts some 75,000 students. Its many schools, departments, and institutes, serve the educational needs of Spain’s most populous region.

Universidad Pablo de Olavide (UPO) – With nearly 11,000 students, UPO is the second largest state university in Seville. Its 345-acre campus is 30-minutes from the center of the city. UPO offers undergraduate and graduate programs in traditional majors, as well other areas, from biotechnology to translation. Modern facilities include campus-wide Internet access, sports facilities, science labs, and more.

CIEE Study Center – Our home is a beautifully renovated palace, originally built in 1725. Close to the Royal Alcazar palace, it’s a 10-minute walk from the Universidad de Seville. The Center includes classrooms, a computer room, student services, the Center for Linguistic Resources, and the Liberal Arts team.

Language placement: Prior to departure for Seville, all students take a scheduled CIEE online placement exam. Results determine appropriate placement in language courses. Placement in many upper-level courses depends on a high score.

Language support: Our Center of Linguistic Resources is staffed by language professors and Spanish students majoring in Spanish philology. Tutorials that focus university course content are also offered. Spanish classmates and graduate students help CIEE students with their university work. Students can also request personal tutors.

 Students agree to speak only Spanish to encourage language and cultural acquisition.

Find out more.

Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.