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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

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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,

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

06/08/2017

CIEE SUMMER INTERNSHIP PROGRAM 2017, NEWSLETTER, ISSUE I

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE

The Summer Internships 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, activities and the Bystander Intervention Training (BIT) session by the CIEE Seville Student Services Director, Morgan Reiss, 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 and to attend a flamenco show.  Orientación

CLASSES

The students are in the middle of the Advanced Spanish Grammar, Composition and Conversation class, designed to help students prepare for their experiences by increasing listening and comprehension skills and building vocabulary.

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PREAPARATORY SESSION AND INTERNSHIP FORUM

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 18 companies attended our CIEE Internship Forum on May 31st. As a real process, students had interviews with several companies showing their best to get an internship in their favorite companies. At this time, all the students have been already placed in local companies.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

Students have visited two beautiful cities in Andalusia: Cordoba, home of the amazing mosque and Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

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12/15/2016

A Page Out of a Fairy Tale 

Once upon a time, amidst the rolling hills and vast valleys of the countryside, stood a castle perched on the highest point that the eye could see. Surrounding the castle stretched endless acres of pasture dotted with a mix of white little houses and white not-so-little sheep, filling the atmosphere with a chorus of jingling bells & “baas” as they waited to be shaved.

This fairy tale is being lived out today, in real life: in Aracena, Andalucía.

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Weeks ago, I had blindly signed up for a day trip to Aracena, not knowing exactly what I was in for. I wanted to take advantage of all the excursions offered by my study abroad program -- despite the early 9AM Saturday morning rendezvous. With the combination of clear skies and warm weather complementing the city’s natural and architectural beauty, Aracena truly blew us away.

What’s special about Aracena is its beauty both above ground and below. Upon arriving, we began our climb of one hundred meters to reach the highest point of the city where the centuries old castle stood. The hilly terrain was prime natural protection against invaders, therefore the castle was more symbolic versus active during its time. From such a high point, the eye was treated to a breathtaking vista of greenery dotted with picturesque clusters of white pueblos.  

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Once arriving back to city center, we began our descent down one hundred meters underneath the streets of Aracena. The rocky limestone terrain is highly susceptible to the forces of erosion, leaving a labyrinth of underground caves covering 1200 square kilometers. Our jaws remain dropped as we continued through each section of the caves, in awe of the complicated structures produced by simple a combination of water and sediment. The prohibition of photography enhanced our senses of observation, shifting our focus on taking in the artwork of stalagmites and stalactites through our natural lenses.

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Taking a trip to Aracena was like walking into the pages of a fairy tale. It was a journey that left my quads and glutes whining, but more importantly left my mind and heart overwhelmed with contentment from such a magical experience.  

07/28/2016

SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2016, NEWSLETTER, ISSUE II

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THE END

It is hard to say goodbye at the end of each program. 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.

Internships

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 we organized a company visit to Xtraice.

Company Visit - Xtraice

A special feature of the Summer Internship Program is our trip to Morocco. During this trip, students 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 Assilah, Tangier and Chef Chaouen.

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.

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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,

Virginia, Brittany and Antonio

06/27/2016

Travel Diary | Morocco

This post is by Emma Vaughan, a Marketing student from Indiana University. During the Summer 2016 semester she is doing an internship at Euromedia through the CIEE Summer Internship Program. This post was originally published at: sincerelyemmie

Last week I traveled to Morocco with my study abroad program, which was a very unique and exciting opportunity for me. I had never been to Africa before and had always wanted to see some part of it. So, I packed my bags and headed off for a three-day adventure in one of the most unique places I have ever encountered.

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Along with a group of nine other students and one of our instructors, I left Seville early in the morning by bus. From the coast, we took an hour-long ferry ride to Ceuta, which is a Spanish city in Africa. There, we crossed the border into Morocco and arrived in Tetuan around noon. Our first stop was a school of craft apprenticeship for young boys and women, where we observed several classes practicing the art of painting, metalwork, woodwork, and embroidery.

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Already, I noticed an obvious cultural difference in the attitudes surrounding gender and dress in Morocco. Standing in the school, tall, blonde, and dressed in a short romper, I noticed some stares and strange looks. Although not all women I saw wore headscarves or covered their bodies completely, everyone was dressed very modestly and I felt out of place. I clung to my sweater through the first day until I was able to buy a lightweight shawl for my shoulders.

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The timing of our trip was very interesting because we arrived in the middle of Ramadan, which is one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Muslims fast, neither eating nor drinking from sunrise to sunset for a whole month. Because most Moroccans are Muslim, this time of the year greatly affects businesses and the hours that tourists can visit certain sights. Most restaurants close during the day and businesses open later to accommodate adjusted sleeping and eating schedules. Luckily, we were able to find some locations to eat on our usual schedule and our guide found plenty of places for us to see and explore during our trip.

After lunch, we took a tour of the different markets and areas of the city. We visited a fish market and a site where leather is prepared and each of us was given mint leaves to help with the strong scent. Usually, smells don’t bother me much, but it was potent. After the tour, we returned to our hotel for a late dinner. Because most were fasting, we ate about an hour or two after sunset to give the cooks and servers time to eat and recharge.

Interestingly, everywhere we went there were tons of stray cats, but barely ever stray dogs. We asked our guide about the high quantity and he said that, because animals are considered unclean and cannot stay in homes, which must be pure in order for families to pray there, many animals which used to be held as pets now populate the streets.

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The next day we visited the beautiful coastal city of Asilah, which is known for its incredible views and blue and white homes. We strolled through the empty streets and explored the coastline. While we were there, there were men adding a fresh coat of crisp, white paint to several buildings. In the photo below, I leaned against the door frame and got a nice patch of powdery, white paint on my sweater.

Next, we had lunch and visited the Caves of Hercules in Tangier, which are partly natural and partly man-made. The cave has a large opening which was made in the shape of Africa, and our guide showed us several other allusions to maps in the cave’s shape.

After our visit to the caves was the moment we had all been waiting for: camel rides. Well, dromedary rides. As hard as I try to fight it at times, I am a tourist and tourists do touristy things. So, we stopped at a beach where we were able to take turns riding up and down the coastline. My dromedary was named Lila and we became fast friends. The ride was short but definitely worth it, at least for the photos.

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In Tangier, we had some free time to shop and explore. Bartering is the norm in Morocco and I usually ended up paying a fraction of the marked price for anything in the stores. It was interesting learning the balance between offering a low price, which I would be happier with, and being respectful to shopkeepers. I eventually got the hang of it and picked up a couple souvenirs and gifts.

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Our last day, we visited Chefchaouen, the Blue City. It had the perfect mixture of Moroccan and Andalucian style in its architecture and design. Because Morocco and Spain are so close, most of the shopkeepers and guides spoke Spanish and many of the different foods and products sold are the same as those in Seville. It was interesting to see how, although Morocco is a part of a different continent, it still has so much European influence.

Our day in Chefchauen was definitely the shopping highlight of the trip. Everything was unique and cheap. The stores sold everything from paint pigments, spices, and soaps, to leather goods and hand-made textiles. My favorite store we visited was one filled with bath products and perfumes. It was basically Moroccan Lush, and I was in love. It took all of my willpower not to leave with several years’ supply of shampoo and face wash.

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After all the shopping and photos, it was time to get back. We hopped on the bus, crossed the border, took the ferry, and then another bus before finally arriving in Seville a little before midnight. I still can’t believe that through studying abroad I have been able to visit so many different places and experience so many different cultures. Five years ago I had never left the states, and now I’ve been to seven countries on three continents. Now, I’m half way through my stay in Seville and hope to make this next month count.

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Sincerely, Emmie

06/22/2016

Interculturalidad en los mercados

This post is by Megan Yoder, a Business student from Indiana University. During the Summer 2016 semester she is doing an internship at EPES-061 through the CIEE Summer Internship Program.

Escribí este trabajo para mi clase, pero me fascina el sujeto y por eso quiero compartir con vosotros:

El Mercado de la Encarnación se encuentra debajo de Las Setas de La Encarnación y es un lugar muy popular con los Sevillanos.  Desde el siglo XIX ha habido un mercado en esta plaza, pero este edificio fue construido con la construcción del Metropol Parasol en 2005.  Los clientes examinan con detenimiento los puestos de frutas, vegetales, pescados y carnes para comprar alimento de alta calidad.  En los puestos de frutas y vegetales, se puede encontrar los mismos tipos de comida que en los Estados Unidos.  Sin embargo, los puestos de pescados y carnes, encontré muchas cosas curiosas.

Antes de esta visita, nunca he visto caracoles en un mercado.  Me sorprendió que los caracoles esteben vivos y la gente los compró por el kilogramo.  En este puesto, un saco cuesta 2,80 €/kg.  Algunos caracoles estaban tratando de escapar, pero siempre había una persona que los volvía en la caja.  Creo que ellos sabían que iban a morir.  No entendí la razón por la que los caracoles estabán vivos, pero una mujer, una cliente del puesto, me dijo que es para mantener el sabor.  Cuando se regresa a su casa con un saco de caracoles, se pone en una cacerola de agua hirviendo para matarlos y entonces se los pone en la nevera.  Hay muchos españoles que les gustan los caracoles y se puede encontrarlos en tantos menús.

Otra cosa curiosa en los mercados son los peces.  A diferencia de Indiana, para sevillanos, una parte grande de la dieta consiste en pescado.  También, Sevilla está cerca del mar mientras Indiana está en la mitad del país.  Por supuesto hay muchos lugares en los Estados Unidos que comen pescado, pero típicamente cuando compramos pescado en el supermercado hay simplemente las carnes de los pescados.  En este mercado, todo el cuerpo, incluyendo la cara, estuvo en exhibición.  No nos gustan las caras de animales muertos en los Estados Unidos.  Somos sensitivos sobre el conocimiento que este pescado vivía antes de comerlo  Pero en Sevilla es importante que los clientes vean todo el cuerpo del pescado para saber la calidad y la frescura del producto.  En esta foto a la derecha, hay meros en exhibición.  Los rostros me hicieron aprensiva, pero en realidad, he comido mero muchas veces en mi vida.

También, yo comía tanto pollo en Indiana, de hecho la mayoría de mi dieta carne es pollo.  Pero, me di cuenta que yo comía sólo las pechugas, las piernas, y las alas de pollo.  Los sevillanos comen todo el pollo como las yemitas (yemas) de gallina y las mollejas de pollo.  Una yema de gallina no es igual de una yema de huevo, sino es la parte en el ovario antes del proceso de fertilización.  Las yemas de gallina es un ingrediente popular en los cocidos y los caldos.  Una molleja de pollo es un órgano que permite un ave triturar finamente la comida.  A muchos españoles les gustan las mollejas de pollo en salsa con patatas.  Pero yo no puedo imaginar consumiendo esta comida.  Pienso que esta comida es extraña para mí porque no comía los órganos de los animales, sólo los músculos y la grasa.  Es interesante que no comamos todo el animal en Indiana, pero tenemos un dicho sobre la importancia de no desperdiciar comida. 

Cordero es otro ganado que los Estados Unidos y España tienen en común.  En Indiana típicamente se puede encontrar cordero en los restaurantes griegos o los restaurantes carísimos, pero también, la comida es sóla de las partes musculares.  Es cierto que no se puede encontrar la cabeza de cordero en un restaurante ni una casa.  La idea es absurda para mí.  Pero en España, la gente come las cabezas de cordero asadas con patatas o vegetales como comemos las pechugas de pollo.  Otra vez, a nosotros estadounidenses no nos gusta comer los rostros.  Para mí, es ya que en los ojos reconozco que este animal vivía y tenía un alma.  Me gusta la carne, pero, el hecho que una cosa viva tiene que morir para sostener mi vida es deprimente.  Las diferencias entre mis sentimientos y los sentimientos de españoles son curiosimas.

Además de la comida, la exhibición de religión en los puestos es curiosa.  En España es muy común a ver los cuadros de la Virgen María o Jesús en las calles, los mercados, los restaurantes, y otros lugares públicos.  En los Estados Unidos, es el opuesto.  Los sitios públicos son muy seculares para respetar las diferencias en la fe o la falta de fe entre la gente.  En comparación, la mayoría de los españoles es católica y es una parte imprescindible de la cultura para demostrar su fe en todos los aspectos de la vida. Ahora en los Estados Unidos, hay muchas polémicas sobre la representación y la práctica de fe en institutos públicos y creo que es porque hay muchas religiones en el país.

A través de mi visita del mercado, las conversaciones con clientes y mi familia, y la inspección de mi propia cultura, he aprendido mucho sobre las diferencias entre la cultura hispánica y la cultura de Indiana.  No estoy acostumbrada de comida como los caracoles, las yemitas de pollos, las mollejas de pollo, ni las cabezas de cordero.  No sé la razón por la que no comemos estos productos en Indiana a pesar de que la mayoría de nuestros antepasados eran de Europea.  También, no entiendo ya que estadounidenses dan ascos por los rostros, mientras muchas culturas no tienen el mismo sentamiento.  En cuanto a la exhibición de la fe en España, es un marvilloso aspecto cultural por la historia sobre el vencedor del país.  Por fin, es cierto que se puede encontrar muchas cosas curiosas en los mercados.

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06/10/2016

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM, NEWSLETTER, SUMMER 2016, ISSUE I

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Study Abroad Newsletter

GREETINGS FROM SEVILLA

The Summer Internships 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, activities and the Bystander Intervention Training (BIT) session by the CIEE Seville Student Services Director, Morgan Reiss, 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 and to attend a flamenco show.

Orientación

CLASSES

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.

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PREPARATORY SESSION AND INTERNSHIP FORUM

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 12 companies attended our CIEE Internship Forum on May 31st. As a real process, students had interviews with several companies showing their best to get an internship in their favorite companies. At this time, all the students have been already placed in local companies. 

Internship Fair

OTHER ACTIVITIES

Students have visited two beautiful cities in Andalusia: Cordoba, home of the amazing mosque and Granada, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain.

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06/10/2015

INTERNSHIP PROGRAM NEWSLETTER, SUMMER 2015, ISSUE I

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GREETINGS FROM SEVILLE

The Summer Internships 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, activities and the Bystander Internvention Training (BIT) session by the CIEE Seville Student Services Director, Morgan Reiss, 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 and to attend a flamenco show.

ORIENTACIÓN

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. 

PREAPARATORY SESSION AND INTERNSHIP FORUM

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.

Guía

A total of 18 companies attended our CIEE Internship Forum on June 2th. As a real process, students had interviews with several companies showing their best to get an internship in their favorite companies. At this time, all the students have been already placed in local companies.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES

Students have visited two beautiful cities in Andalusia: Cordoba, home of the amazing mosque and Cadiz, the occident’s most antique city.

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Students enjoyed also a very fun activity such as “kayak”:

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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,

Virgina, Irene and Antonio

07/25/2014

SUMMER INTERNSHIP 2014, NEWSLETTER, ISSUE II

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THE END

It is hard to say goodbye at the end of each program. 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, Spanish for Students of Business was a hands-on course that empowered students with an increased business vocabulary and the ability to understand and analyze documents common to the business world. Many of the students rated this course as very challenging and rewarding. A new seminar has been included this summer:  The Spanish Business Sector and Morocco and its economy: relationship with Spain led by a professor in the CIEE´s BS program.

To make the program more attractive and interesting for student an activity with the participation of a group of Portuguese students were organized this semester "Negotiation across cultures".

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 we organized two company visits. Summer Internship Program students visited Xtraice and Sevilla FC.

A special feature of the Summer Internship Program is our trip to Morocco. During this trip, students 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.

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.

In June, students visited Cadiz, the oldest city in Europe that offers a highly interesting mixture of history, culture, architecture and landscape. Another important trip was the overnight to Granada. Students had the possibility to experience the Islamic historical legacy that makes Granada 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.

We believe the students have enjoyed every single aspect of their experience in the program and in the city and we hope to be reminded a longtime.

In closing, we’d like to thank everybody for supporting the CIEE Summer Internship Program.