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06/05/2018

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND CULTURE, NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2018, ISSUE III

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Seville IBC Program Closure

The Spring18 semester ended a few weeks ago on May 25th…below are a few of the highlights as we headed into semester´s end

Cultural Immersion to Morocco

During the overnight to Northern Morocco students were not just visitors to the country but rather participated in the daily lives of locals via informal interactions with peers, by living with a Moroccan family and by partaking in aspects of the local culture. As result of the immersion experience, students left with heightened awareness of their U.S. American privilege and status, as well as more accurate information of Islam, the political and educational structures in Morocco, day-to-day living, etc.

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Spanish Culture Up Close

Several students participated in volunteer teaching this semester, either with CIEE or in collaboration with the University Pablo de Olavide; students volunteered 1-2 hours per week at a local elementary or high school.

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Semester Farewell

Students got away from final exam studies for an IBC farewell merienda---students shared stories from their semester and reflected on how they will incorporate their semester growth upon their return home.
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05/18/2018

LIBERAL ARTS NEWSLETTER SPRING 18/ISSUE III

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA! 

Last week, the Liberal Arts program reached its end. Only the six students who are taking direct enrollment courses at Universidad de Sevilla will remain a month longer in our city witnessing the splendour of spring in Sevilla.

LIFE IN SEVILLA

The life of our students these past weeks consisted of a combination of holidays (the Semana Santa and Feria de Abril breaks), the final classes, essays and exams. One of the most outstanding  projects is the teaching practicum of the Professional Teaching Development course. Julia Field, a student from Elon University, tells us her experience in this Digital Narrative Project that she made for the Intercultural Communication course.

Apart from classes, students also had time to get closer to the Spanish culture through fun activities such as kayaking the Guadalquivir river, cooking in a homestay, an olive oil and a craft beer tasting.

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INTEREST GROUPS

At the end of April, the six Interest Groups (IGs) had their weekend trip. The IGs Tourism vs. Tourism, Urban Ecology and Flamenco travelled to Cádiz. There, students in the Tourism vs. Tourism IG participated in a photographic project through which they learned how the city transformed itself in the last century by comparing what they were actually seeing with photographs taken at the very same spots at downtown Cádiz in the beginning of the 20th century. Students in the Urban Ecology IG, together with an expert of the local Government, visited a Recylcling Center created by the Cadiz Town Hall. There, students learned more about pollution and recycling. Latly, students of the Flamenco IG visited the Studio Centro Flamenco de la Merced where they participated in a Flamenco dancing workshop.Cadiz
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The Interest Groups Contemporary Art, Gastronomy Culture and Urban Music travelled to Málaga. There, students in the Contemporary Art IG visited the Contemporary Art Museum. Students in the Gastronomy Culture IG participated in a paella masterclass conducted by Víctor Mendicuti, a competitor of the third season of the Spanish Masterchef cooking show. Finally, the Urban Music IG students visited the recording studio Music Master where they had the opportunity to do their own recording.Gastro
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And that’s all for the Spring 2018 semester. We hope that students left Sevilla with great memories and new perspectives.

Please, follow the experiences of your students in Sevilla in our Facebook page

 There will be much more to come…

All the best from Sevilla,

Sergio and Olga 

05/16/2018

LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY, SPRING 2018, ISSUE III

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FAREWELL FROM SEVILLE!

One more year our Spring Semester came to its end. Language and Society classes at CIEE and the University of Seville finished last May 10th. All our students finished their exams and papers, allowing most of them to leave Seville at the beginning of May, and some others throughout the month, since these last decided to travel once more before leaving Europe. The end of the course was celebrated with a farewell ship cruise along the Guadalquivir River where our CIEE students enjoyed a wonderful landscape accompanied by some friends and other local staff members. This last part of the semester continued to contribute to our students´ development flanked by some other cultural and enriching activities, and distinguished by personal and cultural growth, as well as filled with academic successes. IMG_4485 IMG_4485 IMG_4485 In the next months, we will continue to work with the preregistration of our future students for next Fall Semester 2018. We are very grateful to LS students for their presence in our program. It has been a real pleasure to work with them due to their varied contributions. Our best wishes for all their future projects, CIEE LS Program

04/13/2018

LIBERAL ARTS NEWSLETTER / SPRING 18 / ISSUE II

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On Saturday, the Feria starts, this date marks the official kickoff for the Spring season in Sevilla. During the entire week, students will witness one of the most important traditional events in our city.

ACADEMICS

Students took their midterms exams in March and they are about to enjoy our second spring break before their final exams.

One of the strengths of our academic program is the out-of-class component. For instance, in the course COMM3301CSC Intercultural Communication and Leadership, students put in practice some of the concepts studied in class reflecting about one of the most controversial “fiestas” in Spain, bullfighting. Students did previous readings exposing arguments in favor and against bullfighting and completed their study with a visit to the bullring, where they learned the origins and the functioning of this activity. Also, several classes, including Women Writers and Gender, Gender, Identities and the Quest for Equality in Spain, focused some of their out-of-class activities on the celebration of the International Women Day on March 8.

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES

Students have extensively traveled in Andalusia with CIEE. They have already visited Granada, Córdoba and Aracena among other Andalusian cities, thus getting to know our culture through cultural activities and trips.

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INTEREST GROUPS (IGs)

Starting Spring 2018, we are trying to give IGs a greater focus on the local community. Thus, we are offering six IGs leaded by six of our professors who are specialists in the topics of their groups, which are the following: Ecology and Sustainability, Tourism and Counter-Tourism, Culture and Gastronomy, Urban Music, Flamenco and Contemporary Art. The Interest Groups, which according to students are one of the main elements that connect them to the Spanish culture, have organized very interesting activities. For instance, the Ecology and Sustainability IG organized a visit to Santa Cleta, a cooperative store focused on bikes. They learned about sustainable transport and did a bike tour.  3Students on the Contemporary Art IG participated in a stencil workshop at the Montana Colors store. Students had a good time designing the stencils and practising with sprays.  

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Students in the Tourism and Counter-Tourism IG visited the wine shop “Flor de Sal”, where a sommelier gave an introduction about wine mass production and its consequences, such as the closing of small wine producers and winemakers. Afterwards, students tasted some wines from small craft productions from several Spanish towns.

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Please, follow the experiences of your students in Sevilla in our Facebook page and in our blog There will be much to come…

All the best from Sevilla,

Sergio and Olga

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:

02/02/2018

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND CULTURE, NEWSLETTER, SPRING 2018, ISSUE I

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¡Bienvenidos a Sevilla!

Seville Arrival

The Spring18 students arrived to Seville a few days after Los Reyes holiday…jetlagged but excited to begin their semester study abroad. Students began the semester with an onsite orientation of the city, discussions on how to keep themselves safe and healthy during their semester, expectations for their homestay, how to navigate the Spanish academic system, amongst others.
Students jumped right into their 2-week Spanish Intensive Grammar course following the onsite orientation. One of the goals of the CIEE Spanish Intensive Session to get them out into their community, interacting with their surroundings and with locals (photos at the top of the page).

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01/24/2018

JANUARY LANGUAGE + CULTURE, NEWSLETTER, WINTER 2018, ISSUE II

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA!

What a fantastic last two weeks, but time flies! And currently our students are now back in the US but before leaving our students had the chance to complete a very intense but fun program, full of activities and a very intersting class about Culture and Cuisine in Spain.

COOKING CLASS

One of those activities was the cooking class that we prepared for them: in groups students learned and cooked by themselves the famous and traditional "Tortilla Española" and "Salmorejo"

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 GRANADA OVERNIGHT

Students traveled to Granada for an overnight trip during their second weekend of the program and enjoyed the amazing Alhambra, walked through the narrow streets of the Barrio del Albaicín and visited the Royal Chapel where they found the Catholic Kings tomb.

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FAREWELL

Of course we finished the program with some typical tapas at a local restaurant 

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We'd like to thank you for your continued support and wish you good luck for this new upcoming Spring semester, which I'm sure will be filled with memorable experiences like the ones we made in Seville during January. Don't miss the opportunity to "like" and start following our Facebook page for regular updates on regular semester program's activities and students’ projects.

Best,

Antonio

01/05/2018

JANUARY LANGUAGE + CULTURE, NEWSLETTER, WINTER 2018, ISSUE I

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HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM SEVILLA!

The J-Term students arrived safely and they seem to be very enthusiastic about this new experience.

ORIENTATION

After arriving, students attended to sessions about academics, housing, safety and activities. Yesterday they had the opportunity of improving their Spanish with a "Survival Spanish Session" in which students learned some basics for their day-to-day life in the city and today they're visiting the Real Alcazar Palace, a 7th Century beautiful palace that's been among other things, the stage for some episodes of Game of Thrones.

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REYES MAGOS - 3 WISE MEN

Students are enjoying during this week the tradition of the 3 Wise Men, (Los 3 Reyes Magos), with parades all over the city that end with the big parade tonight and the gifts giving to kids tomorrow

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CORDOBA

And we'll be putting an end to the J-Term first week this Sunday in Cordoba where students are learning about this magical city in the center of Andalusia. This city was the heart of Al-Andalus and an example of cohabitating for Christians, Jews and Muslims.

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Thank you very much for collaborating with us and please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Wishing you our best wishes for 2018!

Antonio

12/21/2017

LIBERAL ARTS NEWSLETTER/ FALL 2017/ ISSUE III

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA!

Last week, final exams marked the end of fall 2017 semester for Liberal Arts students. From different perspectives, this has been an intense semester:

ACADEMICS

Students enjoyed an interesting academic semester with classes that included solid out-of-class component that illustrated and complemented what was discussed in class. For instance, students of the Social Justice, Action and Media: Stories that Matter course participated in a discussion and visit to the NGO Historias de Luz, which aims at giving voice to those who most need to be heard. Also, the students of the Economic Development class visited a local business to discuss how the increase of tourism in our cities is changing our routine, skyline and even our society.

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VOLUNTEERING

Liberal Arts students had the option to volunteer as an extra activity or for credit. For instance, we collaborated for the first time with San Juan de Dios assistant living for elderly residence. There, students worked in occupational therapy and doing psychological support at the memory unit. Liberal Arts students also collaborated in different NGOs devoted to after-school tutoring with children at-risk for social exclusion, such as Rompe tus cadenas.

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CULTURAL ACTIVITIES AND INTEREST GROUPS

Last November, all Interest Groups (IGs) had their weekend trip. The Iberian Gastronomy and the Cultural Expressions IGs travelled to Lisbon (Portugal) and Spanish Traditions and Sports and Nature to Madrid.

Among other activities, the Cultural Expressions IG visited the MAAT (Museum of Design, Art and Architecture) and the Oceanario. The highlight of the Iberian Gastronomy trip was a Portuguese masterchef class, where students learned to cook, among other dishes, the typical Bacalao a bras.

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The Sports and Nature IG visited in Madrid the Real Madrid Stadium and the Spanish Traditions IG students participated in a “Chotis” dance workshop. 

We hope that you had a great fall semester and that the winter holidays help you recharge batteries!

All the best from Sevilla,

Sergio and Olga

 

 

 

11/20/2017

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS AND CULTURE, NEWSLETTER, FALL 2017, ISSUE II

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE!

IBC Visit to Basilippo

IBC students made a visit to one of the most well-known gourmet olive oil companies in Andalucía, Basilippo. During the visit, students toured the grounds of Basilippo, learned about the cultivation process, the importance of “speaking to the trees”, the difference between virgin olive oil and extra virgin olive oil, as well as heard from exportation and marketing managers. The visit ended with an olive-oil tasting.
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IBC Socio-Cultural Activities

Several cultural immersion activities have been organized this semester, with the objective of facilitating greater interaction between students and locals. CIEE sponsored several students in one of Seville´s most well-known city runs La Nocturna de Sevilla. Students were also provided tickets to attend a soccer match of one of Seville´s local team, Betis, against Levante (Valencia´s team)…approximately 50 IBC students attended the match!
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University Pablo de Olavide Science Courses

Seville´s University Pablo de Olavide offers a number of science courses for semester-long students including Organic Chemistry I, Organic Chemistry II, Applied Microbiology, Anatomy and Physiology II, all of which include a minimum of 30 laboratory hours and follow the curriculum of the University of New England. These courses are open to all students participating in the CIEE Seville International Business and Culture Program and are designed to fit the needs of most science majors and minors. In addition to the above courses, students can fulfill science electives by enrolling in Ecological Systems or Biochemistry. Additionally, science students can direct-enroll in OVER 20 SCIENCE COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH alongside Spanish peers. To see a complete list of science and mathematics course options offered in the Seville IBC Program click here.
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