Office of Study Abroad and Study Away Programs

SPAIN, CIEE - Seville


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Program Location: Seville, Spain
Duration: Spring or Year
Program Dates


Flights should be not be booked based on the dates above. It is recommended to wait until the program has issued specific arrival information.

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Program Overview

Most Spanish majors along with many majors in government, international relations, art history, and psychology who have studied Spanish choose to spend a semester or year in Spain so they can become more proficient in Spanish, learn more about Spanish culture, and study according to teaching methods different from those practiced in the U.S.

This program is administered by CIEE and hosted at the University of Seville. The program is for students who have at least two years of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent). It offers each participant an invaluable educational experience via a variety of courses taught by distinguished university faculty. The city of Seville introduces American students to Spanish life in a way that promises a lasting impact.

The Clark program in Seville offers students an opportunity to study at one of Spain's most prestigious institutions of higher learning and to live in and explore the historic city of Seville, sections of which date back to the Middle Ages and even earlier. The program is designed to increase the student's competency in the Spanish language while permitting the selection of courses in the disciplines for which the student qualifies and where adequate opportunity exists.

Students participating in the Clark program at the University of Seville will live with Spanish families, "boarding houses" or with seƱores. The Council staff makes a considerable effort to accommodate student housing preferences based on the housing preference questionnaire. Dormitory housing is generally not available.

Clark Credit

Participating students receive four units per semester, provided all coursework is completed, all required exams are taken, final papers are submitted. While attending CIEE-Seville students must take a one-month intensive language (orientation course followed by four additional courses. All courses merit three US credits each. 15-18 credits per semester are required for four Clark credits. Students are eligible to enroll in any course for which they are qualified, with the exception of a very few specialized subjects. Please check with the Study Abroad Office to ensure credit transferability of credit.


All applicants must fulfill Clark University's eligibility requirements. Students must also be prepared to fulfill the CIEE Liberal Arts study abroad program eligiblity requirements in Seville, Spain. Applications may be rejected for any number of reasons by the overseas program.

Program Costs

Your student account will be billed for Clark tuition each semester that you are abroad, and Clark will pay your tuition/academic fees to CIEE. You will be billed a one-time $1000 study abroad fee which will appear on your tuition bill. You will be billed by CIEE directly for your housing, and you will need to provide for your own meals (i.e. cooking or purchasing meals). Books, non-academic fees, visa, and travel expenses are your responsibility. You are also responsible for all of your personal expenses and for your pocket money while abroad. Remember that here might be a whole array of fees at Seville for using the gym, clubs, computers, laundry, transportation, books, cell phones, etc. These fees vary from year to year and we recommend that you check the website of your host institution to see if further information is available. Any additional expenses related to individual courses, such as travel, are also your responsibility.

Studying off-campus always generates additional and unexpected expenses. If you are a financial aid recipient, you should continue to receive financial aid. However, be sure to check with the Office of Financial Assistance to see if there will be any changes in your financial aid package. You will not be able to receive Work-Study money while you are abroad. International Scholarships are granted to enrich the Clark campus with international students and cannot be applied to off-campus programs.

You will receive an invoice from Clark's Student Accounts Department, indicating that the tuition payment will be due by mid-July for the fall and mid-December for the spring. The exact due date will appear on your bill. Failure to satisfy your financial obligation to Clark University by the due date may result in your withdrawal from the program. Failure to satisfy your financial obligations to your host institution may result in no transcript being issued for your participation in their program.

Under NO circumstances will Clark University be responsible for independent travel you choose to participate in, which is not an official part of the Clark program. Clark will not assist in any personal travel arrangements.

Approximate additional costs per semester 2016-17

  • Housing (homestay) and Meals - $3,320
  • Insurance - $167
  • Visa Fees - $148
  • *Personal Expenses - $2,800
  • Airfare (roundptrip based on U.S. East Coast departure)- $1300
  • Local Transportation - $300
  • Potential travel to consulate for visa - $500
  • Books and Supplies - $250
  • Study Abroad/Away Admin. Fee - $1000

NOTE: These costs are estimates based on exchange rates at time of publication, and are subject to change.

*Personal expenses are based on student feedback, and vary dramatically based on individual spending habits. Estimated personal expenses include items such as food, personal travel, clothing, etc.

Application Deadlines

Study abroad applicants must schedule an appoint with a study abroad advisor the semester before the application deadline, or two semesters/one year before planning to be abroad. Application information will be provided at this meeting. Incomplete or late applications will not be accepted, and retrospective credit will not be granted.

  • Fall semester application deadline - February 15
  • Spring semester application deadline - September 15

Important Information

For more information about this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office at 508.793.7363 or

Any information on this page is subject to change.