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07/17/2018

SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2018, NEWSLETTER

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THE END

It is hard to say goodbye at the end of each program. Our Summer Internship program came to an end after these 8 weeks .We hope that our students keep fond memories of their time with us and feel confident that they are taking away something very important from their many experiences in addition to their increased knowledge and new business experience. Students were extremely satisfied with their internship experiences that began with the Internship Forum. We are confident that it helped them to gain very valuable practical work experience and cultural insight.

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ACADEMICS

With regards to the academics, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Conversation, is a course designed for students to achieve independent and advanced control of the use of Spanish in all skills. This class helps students to get confidence before beginning the internships in the local companies.

 

COMPANY VISIT

To give the students an inside look to a Spanish business and to help them to learn some of the differences between the work environment of the US and Spain CIEE organized a company visit to Xtraice in Seville. Foto 7-6-18 12 52 19Foto 7-6-18 12 52 19Foto 7-6-18 12 52 19Foto 7-6-18 12 52 19

ACTIVITIES

Discovering Andalusia is an important part of the Summer Internship Program as well. During their first weekend in Seville, participants had the chance to join us on a trip to Cordoba, a city that was once one of the largest and most important in all of Western Europe. Under Muslim rule, during the 10th century, Cordoba was a cultural, economic and architectural marvel.  During our visit, students toured its 14-century synagogue, as well as Cordoba’s Mezquita, a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque, which now has a somewhat peculiar baroque cathedral built inside of it.

Students visited Granada and its Islamic historical legacy that makes this city a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Students were given a tour of the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, Generalife and enjoyed free time to explore the city.

Another important trip was the daytrip to Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe that offers a highly interesting mixture of history, culture, architecture and landscape.  We believe the students have enjoyed every single aspect of their experience in the program and in the city, including the great amount of activities such visits to the cathedral and Giralda, to Plaza de España and Parque de Maria Luisa, kayak, cooking class, etc.

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INTERNSHIPS

Before the Internship Forum students attended a preparatory session where the Internship Coordinator provided them with in-depth information about the companies participating in the program and some tips about dress code, greeting, speaking, etc. and all the information about the participant companies.

A total of 13 companies attended our CIEE Internship Forum on June 5th. As a real process, students interviewed with several companies showing their best to get an internship in their favorite companies.

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The diversity and quality of the CIEE´s internship offerings is defined by its wide range of businesses: this summer students interned in sectors such as marketing, finances, tourism, technology/software, engineering or cultural exchanges.

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We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful program.

We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Summer Internship Program. If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff. 

If you haven't done it yet, don't miss the opportunity to "like" and start following our Facebook page or Twitter profile for regular updates on the program's activities.

Warm regards,

05/14/2018

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2018, ISSUE III

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE

A SEMESTER FULL OF ACTIVITIES

This was a truly exceptional semester for Business and Society, full of challenging coursework, language training, homestays, enriching activities including local students, the Connecting Culture activity with the Moroccan students, the visits to companies such as Extenda, Basilippo, Inés Rosales, Caixa Bank or the start-up accelerator Marie Curie.

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As each semester, several opportunities have been offered to get students involved in the local community, such as volunteering and teaching and 9 of our BS students took advantage of this experience.

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COURSE CLOSING CEREMONY

Last Wednesday May 10th, we celebrated a special end-of-semester ceremony for our Business and Society students. We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful semester.

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I’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Business and Society Program

If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff. 

Warm Regards from Seville!

Virginia and staff

04/04/2018

CIEE SEVILLE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ISSUE II

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GREETING FORM SEVILLE!

Here we are again to share with you some of the highlights of the academic term thus far. The Business and Society program is full of enriching activities such as academic exchange seminars focusing on current issues in business (Global Discussions), company visits, internships with companies and several activities with local students.

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GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS

Eight “Global Discussions” have been organized thus far, with a participation of 96 local students. This kind of activities have been developed by the CIEE Business and Society staff to help students to meet more Spaniards under a more academic atmosphere.

  • “Youth and culture”
  • "Corporate Social Responsability: ethic or aesthetic?”
  • "Neuromarketing"
  • “Entrepreneurship and financing innovative projects in Spain and US”
  • “United States and Europe: two youths, two realities”
  • “The bitcoin”
  • "Business culture and International business"
  • “Are entrepreneurs born or made?”

COMPANY VISITS

As usual, our business professors have been organizing different company visits focused on business in Spain and the European Union. So far, the following company visits have taken place in the CIEE Business and Society program this term:

Caixabank, a financial group, leader within the Spanish market, comprising a banking and insurance business, as well as undertaking investments in international banks and in leading service sector companies.

Marie Curie Techno Incubator, the first start-up accelerator created in Andalusia, offers support and advice to tenants, with total accessibility, proximity and availability for solving and answering companies’ requests

Inés Rosales, leading company in the food industry at both the national and international level. Ines Rosales' products have a big presence in the most important retailers in Spain (El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, and Auchan) and worldwide (WholeFoods market in the US, Kinokuniya in Japan or Globus in Switzerland).

El Cubo, a crowdworking facility where the Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica-Movistar created a corporate responsibility organization called Andalucía - Open Future. This organization works on accelerating local start-ups by providing them resources from technology to advisers to a location, etc.

Basilippo, an important oil producer, which makes extra virgin olive oil from the Arbequina olive, one of the four most important varieties in Spain.

Extenda, the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia, a company owned by Andalusia's Regional Government, in conjunction with the Andalusian Chambers of Commerce, dedicated to the international promotion of Andalusian products and the expansion of Andalusian business in foreign markets.

INTERNSHIP

At this point of the semester, all the students registered in the Internship Program are working in their companies and enjoying their experience.

OVERNIGHT TO MOROCCO

The highlight of each semester is unequivocally the weekend excursion to Morocco. During this fieldtrip, students had the opportunity to experience the cultural, religious, social, and economic differences of the developing North African country.

Before travelling, CIEE organized a mandatory session to prepare students for this trip to Africa. During the session students received information about business, economics, culture and safety in Morocco as well as information about the Business School, the company and the cities they to visit.

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CONNECTING CULTURES

Students received the visit of a Moroccan students. In this activity, students could learn about the Moroccan culture as well as meet new friends.

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A visit to our Facebook page will offer you a glimpse into our activities in and out of town.

02/14/2018

CIEE SEVILLE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ISSUE I

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA

The Business and Society students arrived safely and they seem to be very enthusiastic about the idea of enjoying this experience.

ORIENTATION

After the three days orientation session, with the informative sessions about academics, housing, safety and activities, students had the chance of visiting the Alcazar, one of the most representative monumental compounds in the city, the country and the Mediterranean culture as a whole. Students enjoyed a flamenco show. All the informative sessions were held at the Business School of the University of Seville.

INTENSIVE SPANISH SESSION

The students are in the middle of the Spanish for Business Students class, designed to help students prepare for their experiences in their classes by increasing listening and comprehension skills and building vocabulary. The students were divided into 2 groups according their level and skills of Spanish.

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A very interesting session was held at the Hotel NH Collection on January 23th by the CIEE Seville Student Services Director, Morgan Reiss.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A total of 11 registered in the Business Internship class. On January 29th, students attended a preparatory session for the internships where the Internship Coordinator provided them with in-depth information about the companies participating in the program and some tips about dress code, greeting, speaking, etc.

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On January 30th, the Internship Fair took place. A total of 19 companies and 11 CIEE Business and Society students attended the event organized at Novotel Hotel.

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These are the Business classes we are offering this semester:

12/18/2017

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, NEWSLETTER, FALL 2017, ISSUE III

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE!

A SEMESTER FULL OF ACTIVITIES

The Fall 2017semester in the Business and Society program has come to a close. This was a truly exceptional semester for Business and Society, full of challenging coursework, language training, homestays, enriching activities including local students, the visits to companies such as El Cubo, Extenda, Basilippo, S.A.T., or Polydesign System and the activity with the Moroccan students during our incredible trip to Morocco.

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VOLUNTEERING

 As each semester, several opportunities have been offered to get students involved in the local community, such as volunteering and teaching. This semester, only 2 of our BS students took advantage of this experience.

COURSE CLOSING CEREMONY

Last Wednesday December 14th, we celebrated a special end-of-semester ceremony for our Business and Society students. 

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We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful semester.

We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Business and Society Program

If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff. 

Warm Regards from Seville! 

11/10/2017

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY NEWSLETTER, FALL 2017, ISSUE II

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Here we are again to share with you some of the highlights of the academic term thus far. The Business and Society program is full of enriching activities such as academic exchange seminars focusing on current issues in business (Global Discussions), company visits, internships with companies and several activities with local students.

GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS

Eight “Global Discussions” have been organized thus far, with a participation of 57 local students. This kind of activities have been developed by the CIEE Business and Society staff to help students to meet more Spaniards under a more academic atmosphere. 

  • “The professional Difference”
  • “Entrepreneurship and financing innovative projects in Spain and US”
  • “United States and Europe: two youths, two realities”
  • “Stereotypes”
  • “The bitcoin”

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COMPANY VISITS

As usual, our business professors have been organizing different company visits focused on business in Spain and the European Union. So far, the following company visits have taken place in the CIEE Business and Society program this term:

S.A.T. Santa Teresa, the first olive oil producer in Spain, distinguished for being a constant source of employment.

El Cubo, a crowdworking facility where the Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica-Movistar created a corporate responsibility organization called Andalucía - Open Future. This organization works on accelerating local start-ups by providing them resources from technology to advisers to a location, etc.

Basilippo, an important oil producer, which makes extra virgin olive oil from the Arbequina olive, one of the four most important varieties in Spain.

Extenda, the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia owned by Andalusia's Regional Government, in conjunction with the Andalusian Chambers of Commerce is dedicated to the international promotion of Andalusian products and the expansion of Andalusian business in foreign markets.

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INTERNSHIPS

At this point of the semester, all the students registered in the Internship Program are working in their companies and enjoying their experience.

 

OVERNIGHT TO MOROCCO

The highlight of each semester is unequivocally the weekend excursion to Morocco. Before travelling, CIEE organized a mandatory session to prepare students for this trip to Africa. During the session students received information about business, economics, culture and safety in Morocco as well as information about the Business School, the company and the cities they would be visiting that weekend. During this fieldtrip, students had the opportunity to experience the cultural, religious, social, and economic differences of the developing North African country.

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09/25/2017

CIEE SEVILLE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ISSUE I

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE

The Business and Society students arrived safely and they seem to be very enthusiastic about the idea of enjoying this experience.

ORIENTATION

After the three days orientation session, with the informative sessions about academics, housing, safety and activities, students had the chance of visiting the Alcazar, one of the most representative monumental compounds in the city, the country and the Mediterranean culture as a whole. Students enjoyed a flamenco show.

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INTENSIVE SPANISH SESSION

The students are in the middle of the Spanish for Business Students class, designed to help students prepare for their experiences in their classes by increasing listening and comprehension skills and building vocabulary. The students were divided into 2 groups according their level and skills of Spanish.

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CIEE Bystander Intervention Training.

A very interesting session was held at the Hotel NH Collection on September 12th by the CIEE Seville Student Services Director, Morgan Reiss.

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

A total of 7 out of 21 students (33%) registered in the Business Internship class. On September 11th, students attended a preparatory session for the internships where the Internship Coordinator provided them with in-depth information about the companies participating in the program and some tips about dress code, greeting, speaking, etc.

On September 31th, the Internship Fair took place. A total of 13 companies and 6 CIEE students attended the event organized at Novotel Hotel.

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REGULAR SESSION

These are the Business classes we are offering this semester:

07/25/2017

SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2017, NEWSLETTER, ISSUE II

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THE END

It is hard to say goodbye at the end of each program. Our Summer Internship program came to an end after these 8 weeks .We hope that our students keep fond memories of their time with us and feel confident that they are taking away something very important from their many experiences in addition to their increased knowledge and new business experience. Students were extremely satisfied with their internship experiences that began with the Internship Forum. We are confident that it helped them to gain very valuable practical work experience and cultural insight.

With regards to the academics, Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Conversation, is a course designed for students to achieve independent and advanced control of the use of Spanish in all skills.

Students interned in sectors such as environment and teaching consulting, marketing, telecommunications, health, logistics, sales and cultural exchange.

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To give the students an inside look to a Spanish business and to help them to learn some of the differences between the work environment of the US, Spain and Morocco we organized a company visit to Andalucia Open Future - El Cubo in Seville.

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A special feature of the Summer Internship Program is our trip to Morocco. During this trip, students also visited local businesses and organizations which helped them to compare, and contrast Spanish and Moroccan work settings. During the trip, students visited the “Tetouan State Vocational School” where students learned how to work with the typical wood, leather, silver and gold crafts from the area. Students enjoyed their free time to go shopping with in the local markets in Tangier and Chef Chaouen.

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But Morocco has not been the only trip that we take. Discovering Andalusia is an important part of the Summer Internship Program as well. During their first weekend in Seville, participants had the chance to join us on a trip to Cordoba, a city that was once one of the largest and most important in all of Western Europe. Under Muslim rule, during the 10th century, Cordoba was a cultural, economic and architectural marvel.  During our visit, students toured its 14-century synagogue, as well as Cordoba’s Mezquita, a beautiful and fascinating 8th-century mosque, which now has a somewhat peculiar baroque cathedral built inside of it.

Students visited Granada and its Islamic historical legacy that makes this city a hot spot among cultural and tourist cities in Spain. Students were given a tour of the Alhambra, the Royal Chapel, Generalife and enjoyed free time to explore the city.

Another important trip was the daytrip to Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe that offers a highly interesting mixture of history, culture, architecture and landscape.  We believe the students have enjoyed every single aspect of their experience in the program and in the city, including the great amount of activities such visits to the cathedral and Giralda, to Plaza de España and Parque de Maria Luisa, kayak, cooking class, etc.

We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful program.

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We’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Summer Internship Program. If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff. 

If you haven't done it yet, don't miss the opportunity to "like" and start following our Facebook page or Twitter profile for regular updates on the program's activities.

Warm regards,

Virginia, Brittany and Antonio

05/17/2017

BUSINESS AND SOCIETY, NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2017, ISSUE III

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE!

A SEMESTER FULL OF ACTIVITIES

This was a truly exceptional semester for Business and Society, full of challenging coursework, language training, homestays, enriching activities including local students, the Connecting Culture activity with the Moroccan students, the visits to companies such as El Cubo, The Official Chamber of Commerce, Basilippo, Caixa Bank, Metromar or Polydesign System, during our incredible trip to Morocco.

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VOLUNTEERING

As each semester, several opportunities have been offered to get students involved in the local community, such as volunteering and teaching and 4 of our BS students took advantage of this experience.

COURSE CLOSING CEREMONY

Last Wednesday May 11th, we celebrated a special end-of-semester ceremony for our Business and Society students. We definitely hope our students learned a lot from this experience and will share it with their families and friends back home. It has definitely been a wonderful semester.

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I’d like to thank you for your continued support of the CIEE Business and Society Program.
If you have any questions or feedback on the program, please do not hesitate to contact the CIEE Staff.
Warm Regards from Seville!
Virginia, Antonio e Irene.

03/14/2017

CIEE SEVILLE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, SPRING 2017 NEWSLETTER, ISSUE II

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE!

Here we are again to share with you some of the highlights of the academic term thus far. The Business and Society program is full of enriching activities such as academic exchange seminars focusing on current issues in business (Global Discussions), company visits, internships with companies and several activities with local students.

GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS

Eight “Global Discussions” have been organized thus far, with a participation of 96 local students. This kind of activities have been developed by the CIEE Business and Society staff to help students to meet more Spaniards under a more academic atmosphere.

  • “Leadership and Groupthink”
  • “The Entrepreneurship spirit and project financing in Spain and the United States”
  • “United States and Europe: two youths, two realities”
  • “Spanish and American Stereotypes”
  • “Coca-Cola’s one-brand marketing strategy”
  • “Corporate Social Responsibility: a question of ethics or aesthetics?”
  • “Culture shock: the good and bad of our countries”
  • “Artificial intelligence”

Global Discussions

COMPANY VISITS

As usual, our business professors have been organizing different company visits focused on business in Spain and the European Union. So far, the following company visits have taken place in the CIEE Business and Society program this term:

El Cubo a crowdworking facility where the Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica-Movistar created a corporate responsibility organization called Andalucía - Open Future. This organization works on accelerating local start-ups by providing them resources from technology to advisers to a location, etc.

Caixabank, a financial group, leader within the Spanish market, comprising a banking and insurance business, as well as undertaking investments in international banks and in leading service sector companies.

Basilippo, the oldest distillery in Andalusia (1880) which has created a unique gin, created by chance, as they were looking to commercialize this fruit in pots, and that has conquered the most expert clients, the British, made out of strawberries from the fields of Huelva. 

Cámara de Comercio, The Official Chamber of Commerce, Industry and Shipping of Seville is a non–profit public law corporation.

Company visits

DAYTRIP TO CORDOBA

An amazing daytrip to the City of Córdoba took place on February 20th. During the trip students could visit the beautiful Mosque-Cathedral, the Alcázar de los Reyes Cristianos and the old Synagogue.

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CONNECTING CULTURES

Students had the encounter with the Moroccan students that they’re visiting right now in Morocco. In this activity, students could learn about the Moroccan culture as well as meet new friends.

Connecting Cultures

INTERNSHIPS

At this point of the semester, all the students registered in the Internship Program are working in their companies and enjoying their experience.

Internships

OVERNIGHT TO MOROCCO

The highlight of each semester is unequivocally the weekend excursion to Morocco. During this fieldtrip, students had the opportunity to experience the cultural, religious, social, and economic differences of the developing North African country.

Before travelling, CIEE organized a mandatory session to prepare students for this trip to Africa. During the session students received information about business, economics, culture and safety in Morocco as well as information about the Business School, the company and the cities they will be visiting this weekend.

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