- 18 years of age or above
- Good academic and disciplinary standing at Penn State
- 2.50 cumulative GPA or better at the time of application
- Sophomore standing or above at the start of the program
- To take content courses taught in Spanish, students need 4 semesters of college-level Spanish (or equivalent). Students with fewer than 4 semesters of college-level Spanish may take content courses taught in English.
- The Spanish Department no longer permit credits from Barcelona, Salamanca, or Seville study abroad to be used toward the Spanish major. If students are currently listed as a Spanish major or might consider a possible Spanish major in the future (i.e. once they return with substantial credits from abroad), they should not plan for these locations. Students minoring in Spanish are also discouraged from studying abroad at these locations.
Develop your Spanish language skills and immerse yourself in the local culture of beautiful, dynamic Seville. Learn about art and architecture, culture and cuisine, and flamenco dancing, or explore the history of Spain’s three cultures, Muslim, Jewish, and Christian. Courses are taught at CIEE Seville, in English or Spanish, and complemented with immersive co-curricular activities designed to increase intercultural understanding. Students choose one, two, or three 4-week sessions and enroll in one language or content course per session.
Summer: Sessions range from late May - mid August (please refer to the program page for more information on the different sessions)
Seville has its origins in the trade routes controlled by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. Romans, Goths, Muslims, and Christians established their capital here before it became the most important city in Southern Europe and gateway to the Americas in the 16th century. As the commercial hub of its region, the city preserves many traces of its past and traditions. With 700,000 residents, Seville offers a large variety of cultural activities that range from the Flamenco Biennial and the European Film Festival to alternative theater venues, bars with live music, beautiful streets and open spaces and, of course, one of the most respected bullrings in the world. Additionally, Seville’s neighborhoods have 160km of bike trails, making it one of the best cities in world for bikers.
Education Abroad in Countries with a Penn State Restricted Travel Designation
In order to comply with Penn State’s International Travel Policy, students interested in studying abroad in countries that Penn State has designated as “restricted” for travel, a petition for a waiver must be submitted. Once a petition is complete, and if the student is approved for study on the program in question, the student may be asked to meet with the Director of Education Abroad and the petition will be reviewed by the Penn State International Restricted Travel Committee (IRTC). The necessary petition will be included in the online application process for this program. To see if your program is taking place in a restricted travel country, please visit the Global Programs website.