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CIEE: Seville, Business and Society
Seville, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Host Program Website: Visit host website for more information
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
View program dates and deadlines
Restrictions: PSU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Fact Sheet:
Housing:
Apartment, Dormitory, Homestay
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Class Standing:
2 - Sophomore
Courses Offered:
Business/Management/Finance, Communications, Culture, Economics, History, International Business, Internship, Marketing, Spanish
Type of Program:
Study Center
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Language Requirement:
5 semesters
Education Abroad Adviser:
Nora Salmon
Internship Available:
Yes
Non-Penn State Students:
No
Global Programs Scholarships:
Diversity Grant-in-Aid, Grant-in-Aid
Grad/Undergrad:
Undergraduate
Program Description:
Triana  Bridge at Night, Seville, Spain

Program Overview     


This program offers a wide variety of courses in Spanish language (beginning to intermediate levels), business, economics, and social sciences. This program provides an opportunity for students to observe and participate in Spain's economy and business management practices through a combination of coursework, internships, related lectures, and company visits. The intensive course is compulsory; this will ensure a proper introduction of business and economic vocabulary and language skills, including terminology and writing styles, and will prepare you for your business courses. Further information about the range of courses on this program can be found at the CIEE website. 

Students planning to fulfill any requirements for the Spanish Minor are advised to obtain course approval from the adviser for Spanish Minors.

Internship opportunities (for credit) are available; however, please note that not all Penn State departments treat the academic accreditation of internships in the same way. Please check with your academic adviser to see if/how the internship courses will count toward your degree.


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Education Abroad Credits


You will receive credit for all academic courses taken at this institution, and all of your grades from abroad will count toward your Penn State cumulative GPA. You may not take any courses overseas on a Pass/Fail basis. Students must register for a minimum of 15 credits/22.5 Quarter Hours per semester; students can register for a maximum of 17 credits/25.5 Quarter Hours per semester. 1 Quarter Hour = 0.3 PSU credits.
 
To see what kind of credit students in past semesters have received for courses taken on this program, visit the CIEE Seville Course Equivalency List*. Keep in mind you will need to complete the course equivalency process once you have been accepted to your program and after you have completed your registration abroad.  To obtain specific instructions on this process visit our Course Equivalencies webpage.

*The University Office of Global Programs is committed to making its websites accessible to all users. As such we are currently developing a new course equivalency database which will launch in Academic Year 2014-2015. In the meantime if you require an accessible version of the course equivalency information provided for this program please contact educationabroad@psu.edu
 

Pre-requisites


Successful applicants will satisfy the pre-requisites established by the program.
  • This program is only available to regularly enrolled Penn State undergraduate students.
  • Sophomore class standing or higher at time of study
  • 2.75 Cumulative GPA
  • 5 semesters of Spanish 
    • Language semesters required for this program reflects the minimum number of semesters needed before attending the program.  Please apply only to the program that corresponds with your level of language study.
  • Beginning Fall 2015, Spanish majors cannot earn credit towards their major on this program. Spanish majors should consider the CIEE: Seville, Advanced Liberal Arts program as an alternative. 

Housing and Meals


Your housing will be arranged by CIEE. Some housing options will be:

  • Spanish homestays - all meals are provided
  • Off-campus residencias with international and Spanish students (spring only) - most meals provided
  • Shared apartments with Spanish students - no meals are provided; given modest monthly food stipend

Program Costs



For more information on program costs, please be sure to review the Fall budget sheet and Spring budget sheet. These budget sheets include information on costs that are billable to the bursar bill, as well as estimated additional costs. Costs vary by program, so it is important to review this information carefully.

Please note that tuition rates may vary depending on major and class standing.
 

Financial Aid & Scholarships



Penn State students studying through Education Abroad can use most components of their existing financial aid packages toward the cost of study abroad. This may include federal and state grants, VA educational benefits, federal student loans, and University scholarships and grants. Notable exceptions include work-study awards and some athletic scholarships.
 
The University Office of Global Programs also administers a number of grants and scholarships. Eligibility is based on academic excellence and/or financial need. There is also funding available for study abroad programs in diverse locations and for students from diverse backgrounds. In most cases, applicants should have a current year FAFSA on file with the Office of Student Aid. Funding opportunities may also be available through Penn State academic departments. For detailed information on financial aid and scholarship opportunities and application procedures, please visit the Funding Study Abroad section of the Global Penn State website.
 

For More Information



For more information about programs and education abroad at Penn State, we encourage you to meet with or contact our Peer Advisers. These study abroad returnees can explain program options, give an overview of the education abroad process, as well as provide information about his/her program. If you are not at University Park, contact your Campus Global Representative

To learn more about the specifics of each program, schedule an appointment with the education abroad adviser for this program.

For the inside scoop on life in a foreign country, be sure to check out the GeoBlogs of Penn State students currently studying abroad.
 

How to Apply


If you would like to participate on this study abroad program, you will need to apply to Penn State Education Abroad by clicking the "Apply Now" button on this page. 

You must complete the following materials in your application:

  •  Education Abroad Questionnaire
  •  One academic recommendation
  •  Signature Documents
Visit the How to Apply section of our website for more information.

Please note that you will also be instructed to complete an application with the host provider as a part of your Penn State application either at time of application or upon acceptance. 

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014
09/30/2014 01/13/2015 05/08/2015
NOTE: Students taking direct enrollment courses may have to take exams in June and cannot depart the program until all exams are completed. Start date marks arrival in host country. End date marks departure from program housing.
Fall 2015 03/01/2015
03/17/2015 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2015-2016 03/01/2015
03/17/2015 TBA TBA
Spring 2016 05/01/2015 06/30/2015 TBA TBA

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