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May 05th, 2021

Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE)

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Semester Abroad
Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE)
Seville, Spain
Offering a personalized intercultural learning experience in a fully integrated Spanish-speaking environment, the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) strives for academic excellence, cultural immersion, and social integration. The Seville Program enhances learning opportunities by combining coursework with field trips, cultural and social activities with Spaniards, intercambio partnerships with native speakers, internships, athletic programs, and accommodation in Spanish homes.

SAIIE has partnered with the University of Seville and the private Spanish University EUSA (Escuela Universitaria de Sevilla) in order to broaden the variety of courses for student participants. While primarily designed for Spanish language study, students can opt for an Intensive Spanish Language program or to pair their language study with a concentration in Liberal Arts and/or International Business, Audiovisual Communication, Journalism, Advertising & Public Relations, or Tourism.

Classes are held Monday-Thursday, with Friday-Sunday available for field trips and independent activities. Whether in the Liberal Arts/International Business Track or in the Intensive Language Track, every student is assigned an intercambio partner, a native Spanish speaker with whom the student meets at least once a week to practice conversational Spanish and to learn about the culture.
Program Fees
Tuition, Fees, Room & Board
Standard HPU rates to be paid to HPU.
Health & Safety Plan
At the time of publishing, the rate is estimated at $325 per semester, to be paid to HPU.
Additional Expenses
Students will be responsible for all travel, immigration, and personal and other expenses.
Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE)
Seville, Spain
Applications are due during the spring semester prior to the study abroad term.
Fall Semester Study Abroad:
- September through December
- Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Study Abroad:
- January through May
- Application Deadline: May 1
2.75 GPA
Sophomore Status
SPA 2140 for Spanish majors or minors
Minimum B2 proficiency (according to the Common European Framework) for enrollment in Spanish-taught courses *placement tests are required by SAIIE
Office of Global Education, Cottrell Hall, Suite 142
Academic Program
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.
Credit Transfer
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.