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7 posts from February 2018


Advanced Liberal Arts, Spring 2018, Issue I




CIEE SEVILLE ALA students´ semester started with their arrival last Wednesday, January 17. Our students were assisted by local CIEE staff members to get accommodated with their new host families at their new homes, as well as to get familiarized with their neighborhood, CIEE Seville and the main utilities of the city.


Our students completed their two-week Spanish intensive course where they refreshed, practiced and progressed in language, getting prepared to select their final regular classes after individual academic meetings with the resident staff.

Regular classes started Monday, February 5th at CIEE, the previous week at UPO and one day after at University of Seville.Most of our students are attending their regular courses at the University of Seville, a few are taking classes at UPO and just one at EUSA, what means that our students were enrolled at the three main institutions that CIEE is joined to. 

Finally, three of our students also decided to work on independent researches projects that involve them deeply working together with their professors specialist in different areas of their specific interests.

Cultural activities and trips

 ALA students participated in the CIEE immersion course at “La Sierra del Huéznar” where they could interact with Spanish students through multiple sportive and cultural activities enjoying of the great and natural environment surrounding them.



Language and Society, Spring 2018, Issue I

Received_1518974524877256Welcome to Seville!

The semester started with a Spring orientation. During five days students were guided by local guides and their Program Manager, Helena Andrés, to make their transatlantic transition smoother. Informative sessions about health and safety, housing, activities and academics were presented to students together with some cross-cultural activities: goals meetings or visit to the Alcázar de Sevilla.

After orientation LS students took their CIEE 2-week Spanish Intensive Course. This class helped our students to refresh their knowledge about the Spanish language and improve it, so they can also have a referent point to set them up into their later regular language course at their host university, Universidad de Sevilla, and CIEE. Some out of the class activities, like bringing students to El Mercado de la Encarnación, a local food market where they could practice their Spanish while enjoyed part of the culture took place within their course too.

After their intensive course was over, a new orientation was carried out early in the week, this time to present all academic and non-academic information about the US to CIEE LS and other institutions students. Among them: intercambios, sports and volunteering opportunities.


Regular Courses

They started last Monday, February 12. Students revisited the Universidad de Sevilla for a practical tour shown by locals, that explored the most interesting places for our students: classrooms, libraries, restrooms, cafeteria, etc.

As new! Advanced Grammar and Composition I students had the opportunity to meet and interview some Spanish students at Universidad de Sevilla, where they prepared a survey to know more about student´s life in Spain. Later, they had to share their findings in class, and wrote a composition on this, in comparison to US college life. They enjoyed this activity a lot, and realized their lives are not so different....

During the rest of the weeks, and this current last February days they are attending the classes where they were finally registered after their add and drop period regularly at CIEE and US. Their classes are being reinforced by intercambios, tutorials, workshops like the “tandem project” and out-of-class activities and visits carried out together with Spanish students to facilitate their interrelation.



Tandem Project

It started up with 10 Spanish students who joined our linguistic project to participate in our activities, where students interact discussing about different latest and interesting topics. The first session of our Linguistic and Cultural Exchange Seminar was carried out Last Wednesday February 13th. A total of 9 Spanish college students attended the session and were paired with American students in order to practice their oral skills in both English and Spanish. First, students introduced one another and talked about their main areas or interest. Then, we went on to discuss several topics which included stereotypes about both cultures and slang language in English and Spanish. The feedback on the session was an overall positive with the Spanish students as much as with the American students. 

More is coming! Visits to local places, day trips, overnight trip to Morocco, mid-term personal goals review interviews. Etc.

Always ready to learn and enjoy!







NewsletterBannerSeville686x101 LAadvGREETINGS FROM SEVILLA

As time flies, students have been in Sevilla for over a month! Everything started at the middle of January with our orientation, during which students attended several informative sessions, while at the same time exploring the city with tours and a tapas dinner.

After the first orientation-adaptation week, came the time for the first class, the intensive session. This two-week course is the perfect academic first introduction before students immerse themselves fully into their definitive class schedule. The intensive language courses also include out-of-class activities which foster participation and interaction. Now, students are settled with their final schedules which many of them are beginning to combine with volunteer, interest groups, intercambios and cultural activities.


Please, have a look at this Liberal Arts video in order to learn what students say about their experience in Sevilla.

We will give you more news about the spring semester very soon.

Please visit our Facebook to see what is going on this semester in Sevilla.

All the best,

Sergio and Olga




Dear friends,

We’re two weeks into our Spring 2018 semester and the students participating in the first semester of the Communication, New Media and Journalism English CIEE program in Seville (CNMJ E) are fully involved in their new life in Seville. Our pioneers come from the University of Colorado Boulder, the University of Virginia, Belmont University, The University of Texas at Austin, Skidmore College and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.

Following a rather intense orientation week, all students are now fully immersed in their classes at host institution EUSA School of Communications and at the Center for Cultural Initiatives at the University of Seville (CICUS). I would like to thank our two orientation guides, Salud González (above sporting a Universidad de Sevilla t-shirt) and Laura Campos, local students, for having accompanied CNMJ E students during their most exiting yet perhaps most challenging first few days in Seville. 

During the next three months, CNMJ students will be part of multiple social and cultural events and activities in and out of Seville, including a four-day trip to Morocco. It is our hope that their curiosity, fueled by the academic work and projects they will create assisted by their professors, will help them be all the more alert and active about their new surroundings, their host community and culture. Their respective host families will indeed play a crucial part on this.

Please, take the opportunity to visit our website of students' projects, where those participating in the course Digital Video Reporting in Context will publish their projects, má, as well as our Facebook page, where you can see the entire album of photos of which the one at the top of this newsletter is an example.

Helena Andrés, Program Manager and Óscar Ceballos, Academic Director - Institutional Relations & Quality



NewsletterBannerSeville686x101 Advisors 1_CNMJGREETINGS FROM SEVILLA

Dear Friends,

Greetings from Sevilla.

We are four weeks into our Spring 2018 semester. After experiencing the arrival emotions of the arrival, orientation and the two-week intensive session, Communication, New Media and Journalism in Spanish (CNMJ-S) students are fully involved in their life in Sevilla. With their schedules finalized, CNMJ-S students are ready to engage in the community through their classes, extracurricular activities and all that Sevilla has to offer.


We are pleased to present this informative video about the CNMJ-S program. We hope you enjoy it.

We will give you more news about the spring semester very soon.

All the best from Sevilla!

Óscar, Sergio and Olga 





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


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.


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.


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


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.


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.


These are the Business classes we are offering this semester:



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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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