SAIIE has partnered with the University of Seville and EUSA (Affiliated to the University of Seville) to offer all its academic programs (Liberal Arts, Business, Spanish Language, Culture, Communication, New Media, Journalism and Tourism) except the Intensive Spanish Language Program* which is offered at the SAIIE Center.
You will choose either the Intensive Spanish Language Program or a combined program of language and culture study with courses in liberal arts, international business, audiovisual communication, journalism, advertising and public relations, or tourism. In the Intensive Language Program, you'll study only Spanish language at the appropriate levels (for beginner and intermediate Spanish speakers). If studying a non-language intensive program, you'll study at least one Spanish language course (3 credits) as well as the Artistic Monuments of Seville course (3 credits, taught in English or Spanish) which provides an intentional introduction to and immersion into the city of Seville. You then may concentrate on Liberal Arts or International Business, or they may take courses from both areas, choosing up to 3 additional courses from the following:
-The SAIIE Center
-The University of Seville
-The University of Seville and the SAIIE Center
-Escuela Universitariade Sevilla
-Escuela Universitariade Sevilla and the SAIIE Center
*Intensive Spanish Language Program is designed for students on the beginning and intermediate levels who want to focus solely on language acquisition. During the term, these students cover four levels of Spanish (16 credits) in sequence. However, they can participate in the optional field trips if they wish. Students enrolling in the Intensive Language Track are not required to take the Artistic Monuments of Seville course.
In all programs, you'll will complete coursework while living in home stays and conversing regularly with native Spanish speakers. Therefore, classroom experience complements, reinforces, and enhances the intercultural experience.
For High Point University to recognize the credits you complete abroad, you must earn at least a grade equivalent to a C in the U.S. HPU will not accept credit for courses with grades of C– or below. Grades for all courses earned abroad are recorded on the international transcript. Credits are received by HPU as transfer credits, which means the credit is received but the grade is not. Your HPU grade point average will not be impacted positively or negatively by your study abroad courses.