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Seville, Spain (business and society

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Universidad de Sevilla
Universidad Pablo de Olavide fall / spring / academic year
business / economics / finance / internship / management / marketing / spanish language and culture

program snapshot what you’ll learn
• Choose from a combination of courses for business-related majors with a Spanish The goals of the Business and Society program are twofold: to give students a
minor and Spanish majors with a business-related minor and study alongside thorough understanding of economic and business management principles prac-
Spanish students ticed within Spain and the European Union; and to solidify their Spanish business
• Visit companies focused on business in Spain and the EU; intern for credit—gain vocabulary and language skills. These goals are achieved through specialized busi-
practical experience in a non-American business environment ness and language coursework, related company visits, internships, a conversation
• Explore sites of cultural importance in and around Seville and Spain on CIEE excur- exchange program, homestays, and independent study options.
sions, cultural and educational activities, and a field trip to Morocco
• Take advantage of the CIEE writing center and tutorials, Tertulia lecture series,
and workshops

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pop. in International Relations students have a break in late December and converted to the U. Salvador Parra. addition. modern Seville is the com- mercial hub of Andalusia. two vacation pe- riods take place: Semana Santa and Feria de nueva perspectiva y un nuevo punto de vista sobre tu propio an understanding of economic and business Abril. Maria Montes de Oca. Any extended travel should take mediante una combinación de cursos de empresariales de ber to mid-December for the spring semester place prior to the start of the program. while gaining During the spring semester. but students are management in Spain and the European Union. See descriptions the tempestuous Carmen. Numerical grades Dr. registered in regular University classes take classes with Spanish students. It is home to the ingenious barber of Seville and Sevilla. Switzerland. during and mid-May to mid-June for the fall semes- CIEE. Receptionists. Coordinator. an oral final exam period for regular university classes exam with the professor or a written final is late June. CIEE Universidad de Sevilla. Jamie has been with CIEE for seven years. and jazz concerts. The purpose of this exam is to determine the vacation periods.B. In the spring. Inés Muñoz. related normally free the week before Easter (Holy Week) and again for a week approximately carrera profesional. and Madrid. All other ish. and Alejandra Vazquez and Porfidio Andrés. be term papers. at the Instituto Internacional San Telmo Universidad Pablo de Olavide. profesional y cultural que nunca olvidarás. Students may Language Commitment by speaking Spanish also choose to take one or more regular uni. Students high online placement exam score. Universidad Pablo de Olavide. Nosotros estamos aquí para facilitar lectures. She also worked in the office of Portuguese Prime Spain. She began working for CIEE during program orientations and joined In some Universidad de Sevilla and Universi- does not guarantee approval of such re- the Business and Society program in 2006. 87 . Registrar.S. Students who choose to take the comprehension. Tutorials are also offered for regular Assistant. who is currently the President of Portugal. Seville offers amazing cultural activities. Spain thoughts from abroad academics Estudiar en España te permitirá disfrutar de una experiencia Academic Program Established in 1986. be back in Seville by the 6th of January to in Spanish philology. and has participated in staff exchanges with Georgetown University and the University of CIEE Study Center courses offered during the Colorado at Boulder. Resident Coordinator in many upper-level courses depends upon a and not with Spanish students. Morgan Reiss. for students to help them in reading. all students are for both classes and required events. Administrative Director. Technical Assistant. While CIEE students may request Virgina Neira is a native sevillana and received her undergraduate degree in English from the papers. academic year are given based on a 10-point scale and Pennsylvania State University and received her M. and participation. cursos universitarios. and Ph. while In most CIEE courses. permission for early University exams. and the CIEE Study Center. Though the city preserves its past.A. the with Indiana University. CIEE organizes tutorials continue with their classes and take their fi. students are graded on regular University courses have exams in About the Program Assistant the basis of mid-term and final examinations.D. In two weeks after Easter. grading system. She is also enrolled in regular university classes must professors and Spanish students majoring the Honorary Consular Agent of the United States Embassy in Seville. Con el programa de Prior to departure for Seville. Academic Culture All CIEE Business and Society courses (SEBS) CIEE Community Language Commitment are held at the Universidad de Sevilla School Students take part in the CIEE Community of Economics and Business. at all times (except in emergencies). Seville was one of the last footholds of the Moorish empire Students on the Business and Society program take classes at the Universidad de that ruled the Iberian Peninsula.000. Virginia has participated in a staff exchange dad Pablo de Olavide courses there may also quests by the University. For a city of fewer than 800. the student’s level of Spanish for appropriate placement in language courses. he or she must take five classes dur- personal. (business and society) Seville. Before settling in tensive Session in January. internships. and in others. required to take a CIEE online placement exam during the scheduled exam period: mid-Novem- departure for or late return from vacation is not allowed. While extracurricular activities and personal economía en España. Students who are CIEE has a writing center staffed by language Seville. Miguel Luna Romero. and company visits. which may CIEE students in Seville are assisted by Carmen Gragera. Early Business & Society. writing. were born here. Dr. Antonio Rodriguez. Student semester intensive session must be back in content courses taught exclusively in Span- Services Coordinators. class attendance. and Abraham Alvarez. Oscar Ceballos. Director advanced literature class during the spring help them progress more readily in those of Student Services. Writing Center and Tutorials Minister Aníbal Cavaco Silva. Publications Coordinator.A. About Other CIEE Staff nal exams. No te será difícil integrarte ya que travel contribute greatly to the student’s Online Placement Exam overall experience. Accounting Seville by the third week of January. Frain has worked for the International Monetary Fund and early January for holidays celebrated in was a visiting professor at Georgetown. The great Renaissance painters Velázquez and Murillo on the next page. Esta nueva perspectiva te beneficiará a lo largo de tu The program combines coursework. attendance is mandatory los sevillanos son amables y abiertos. país. podrás diseñar tu propia experiencia. about seville where you’ll study Capital of Andalusia. The dates are not fixed. If an academic year student does Test Coordinator. programa de Intercambios y ter. Grading System fall semester finish before Christmas. language level the opportunity to solidify conocer España. January. Students Nature of Classes should take this exam seriously. He earned an M. and speaking. This fos- About the Resident Coordinator versity courses with Spanish students at the ters a learning community that contributes Jamie Ramírez was born in Seville and earned his degree from the Universidad de Sevilla School of Economics and Business or at the to both Spanish language proficiency and in Business Administration. she lived and worked in Greece. Nancy Merchant. Alberto Ruiz. Maritheresa Frain completed her undergraduate work in International Politics at The At the end of the fall semester. the Business and Soci- not take a course during the spring intensive session. and are not required to repeat the In. as placement CIEE classes are with other CIEE students — Jamie Ramírez. Online Placement of February. at Georgetown University. Russia. and Ferdinand and Isabel ruled Spain from the royal apartments in the Alcazar Palace. Writing Center and Tutorial academic year students return the first week University courses. or upon completion of the program. Al ety program offers students at the advanced ing the semester. from flamenco to classical. Spain. programa de prácticas en empresas. su idioma y su cultura desarrollarás una their Spanish language skills. About the Center Director exam of the essay type. students have the opportunity to di- tu integración e introducirte a conceptos de negocios y rectly enroll in regular University courses. understanding of Spanish society.

field trips. CIEE staff organize workshops that address such themes as culture shock. or statistics However. The CIEE fees for 2010–11 include an optional the culture. the Universidad de Sevilla is the educational Its facilities are equipped with the latest in technology. indi. Fall choose to move into private apartments with 14 weeks: early September–mid-December Spaniards (not with other Americans) during or mid to late January the spring semester. tuition. computer. UPO offers program.S. philosophy. at the end of the semester. Spain’s leading institutions of higher learning.Seville. marketing. highlighting issues that alumni have said are important. Fall 2010: $12. economic differences of this developing the CIEE Study Center are classrooms. close to the equivalent Spanish-speaking private homes or student program also includes a three. so that they arrive to the Spain’s most populous region. where students ex. and a CIEE iNext travel card which includes Internet Computers at the CIEE Study Center are engagement internship insurance and other travel benefits. geography and both undergraduate and graduate programs would like to accomplish. smaller businesses and consulting firms. Books and Supplies $ 150 student life. Spring 17 weeks: late January–mid-May or early Online Pre-Departure to late June and On-Site Orientations Students begin their study abroad experi. Visa Fee $ 100 Tertulia Series and ca. Endesa. It includes both structured meals.000 students. Academic Year ence in Seville before even leaving home—by 37 weeks: early September–mid-May or participating in a CIEE Online Pre-Departure early to late June Orientation. Spain (business and society) living culture CIEE study center eligibility Housing and Meals The academic program is supplemented with The CIEE Study Center is located in a beau. as well as a number of local Total Estimated Additional Costs $ 4. sports sciences.or four-day Puerta de la Carne. Meeting with students online. and Sevilla building (the Tabacalera). Intercambios Students have the opportunity to gain prac. help students understand more about the psychology. Noticias desde Study Center. as Personal Expenses $2. CIEE Fees their goals.800 program introduces students to the country. development while living abroad. engineering. Transportation $1. in the traditional majors. and translation. and is about 10 min. Intercambios give students determined by the student’s language abil. during the spring semester. cultural activities. labor sciences. gible students. • 3 semesters of college-level micro. television. All attempts are made to house field trip to Morocco. ties. all living in Spain. video and audio centers. With 9. and the Macpuarsa Potential Travel to Consulate for Visa $ 400 Personal Development Workshops Corporación. Based upon Every week an enewsletter. access.500 The mandatory weeklong orientation session Spring 2011: available 8/15/2010 conducted in Seville at the beginning of the Academic Year 2010–11: $23. The online orientation allows the Universidad de Sevilla has been one of de Olavide (UPO) is located on a 345 acre students to connect with others in the group. for the program.700 them become more integrated into Spanish Spanish firms make the final selection of eli.or residencias. so that students may speak Sevilla. student services. Resident Staff share information about the host institutions program and site. CIEE students share their room and/or home. living in a homestay or a residencia is the best way to org/studyseville. social. and the academic program. With the collaboration of business professors. orientation. CIEE vidual rooms are not guaranteed. Students from the Universidad de Sevilla School of Economics also participate. communications. Students live in which reinforce topics covered in class. local ex- activities and independent sightseeing. and re- entry into the U.S. ride from the center of the city. finance. and giving Universidad de Sevilla Universidad Pablo de Olavide students time to ask any questions before Since its establishment in the 16th Century. 88 . an open access library.350 wireless access. In total. The CIEE goal for history. available to students for academic purposes. Housed in management. as well as in biotech- the pre-departure orientation is simple: to natural sciences. housing. and learn what others in the group economics. as well as help attitude. and CIEE administration. tifully renovated sevillano palace built in • 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or included in the program fee. pre-departure advising. second language acquisition.ciee. and sevillano life and culture. Most homestays do not the chance to practice what they are learn. the Universidad Pablo leaving home. job skills.000 students. Academic year students may has planned to complement academic work. sports facili. campus. duration improve language skills and feel a part of the around Seville and the cultural activities CIEE local culture. philology. all meals. students have Local Transportation $ 250 interned for such organizations as Telefóni. utes on foot from the main Universidad de macroeconomics. religious.75 Housing. Bolsasur. about a 20-minute metro or bus reflect on what they want to get out of the The schools of business. both universities. eating well. ing in the language courses. is posted on our website at www. background. Internships are not guaranteed. and the residencia have Spanish students is an important part of internship. ity. mathematics. Eligibility for the internship is the program. accounting. East Coast departure) have Internet connections. and science laboratories. program and site. environmental sciences. and laundry services are excursions to points of interest in Seville. organizational skills. and many North African country. CIEE professors also have an office in the stay with another CIEE student. nology. stress management. • Overall GPA 2. student feedback and experience. perience the cultural. and professional (round-trip based on U. The 1725. as well as their goals institutes serve the educational needs of social work. humanities. students individually and in their own room. It is centrally located. cursions. while on-site airport meet and greet. including campus-wide Internet costs program well-informed and return home having made significant progress toward center for some 60. Estimated Additional Costs Students are encouraged to bring wireless- A conversation exchange program with tical work experience through a for-credit (Fall 2010) enabled laptops since the CIEE Study Center. It announces happenings with them privately about issues related to their progress in class. tures and workshops dedicated to personal Check our website for current fees.950 CIEE staff organize a series of informal lec. In the past. and its many departments and labor relations. full-time it also provides practical information about leadership and support. law.

Business courses are chosen from CIEE Required Intensive Language Course Business and Society courses (SEBS). and an evaluation of current and present policies.5 quarter Advanced Spanish Business Writing hours. service strategy. service delivery. at least two of which must be business courses. administration. students SPAN 3503 CSCS enroll in Cursos para Extranjeros at the advanced level. Special focus is Language of Instruction placed on the use of technical vocabulary and proper grammar in a practical business context. Course contact hours are 45 hours and recommended credit is 3 semester/4. Special reference is made to case studies within the Spanish/European commercial and economic reality. this course following the intensive session. documents.) The material covered gives students the opportunity to experience and evaluate the nature of financial decision making within companies. Highly qualified Business and Society Courses—Fall professionals. ECON 3002 SEBS The European Economy This course follows economic development in Europe since World War II. Faculty Faculty from the Universidad de Sevilla’s School of Economics and Business teach all business courses designed for CIEE students. business world (marketing. business setting. teach CIEE Study Center courses. the CIEE Business Internship. finance. as well as direct matriculation courses. Participants who expect to take fewer than two business offerings must apply for the Liberal Arts program and request permission to take a SEBS course of interest. especially those enrolled for the academic year. Special attention is devoted to Spain and the characteristics of management within the area of tourism. Such permission is Semester Language Course usually granted if the applicant has the appropriate language level and academic background Depending on results of the language placement exam. For their remaining courses. Students learn strategies for reading and analyzing business texts and de- velop essential skills for producing professional business essays and reports. ECON 3008 SEBS European Corporate Organization This course focuses on how organizations work.) in Spanish. BUSI 3001 SEBS Corporate Financial Decision Making (Prerequisite: A basic preparation in macroeconomics or management of liquidity. current assets. This course may be required for students who have taken Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics and seek to further strengthen their grammar and written expression. The course supplies students with a framework for the analysis of business organizations with an emphasis on Spain and Europe. and articles common to the business world. analyzing two topics essential to under- standing their complexities: behavioral aspects of the people who form an organization and the way in which it is structured. and the importance of location and customer interaction. or additional language Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and Economics courses. CIEE courses. BUSI 3002 SEBS International Trade and Finance This course is designed to give students an understanding of the issues behind international trade and finance. Spanish NOTE: This class is offered exclusively for students who score well below the average on the placement exam and are required to take this class during the regular semester. BUSI 3005 SEBS Services Management This course is designed to present the unique management requirements for the successful operation of service firms in our global economy. and methods of selection for investment and financing. Spain coursework coursework courses Program Requirements During the first few weeks. with special atten- tion to the current economic reality of Europe vis-à-vis the United States and Japan. During the remainder of the semester students enroll in four additional courses. analysis of investment and financing deci- sions. students with lower language levels may This course consists of an analysis of vocabulary and grammar related to various fields in the be required to take Advanced Spanish Business Writing. Students are empowered with a vast. These include an understanding of the dis- tinctive characteristics of service operations. or regular University courses in business at the Universidad de Sevilla or UPO. many of whom are associated with the Universidad de Sevilla and UPO. students take Intensive Spanish for Students of Business and CIEE Courses Economics. to take analyze various types of essays. BUSI 3101 SEBS International Marketing This course familiarizes students with the difficulties related to international marketing and market planning and the management of a multinational company. etc. Spain’s largest sector. how the economic effects of the European Union have affected trade poli- cies and payment systems. Credit SPAN 3001 CSCS Total recommended credit and a full course load for the semester is 15 semester/22. one or more regular University courses. and short-term financing. Total recommended credit for the academic year is 30 semester/45 quarter hours. unless otherwise indicated.5 quarter hours It is designed to enhance students’ comprehension and written expression in an academic and per course. 89 . (business and society) Seville. layout. management. students may be required to enroll in for the course requested. Depending on language placement results. yet practical vocabulary that enables them to understand and CIEE encourages qualified students.

between companies and Marketing Político-Social/Socio-Political Marketing other economic agents. The course pays Dirección de Ventas/Sales Management special attention to the impact of globalization. Economía Bancaria/Banking Economics Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy BUSI 3006 SEBS Gestión Financiera/Financial Management International Negotiation and Conflict Resolution Gestión del Punto de Venta: Merchandising/Sales Management: Merchandising This course attempts to provide the student with the theoretical. how the economic effects of the European Union have affected trade poli- cies and payment systems. Fall Comunicación Comercial/Commercial Communication BUSI 3003 SEBS Dirección de Personal/Human Resources Management Strategic Issues in International Manufacturing Dirección de los Recursos Humanos II/Human Resources Management II This course focuses on strategic issues in modern operations management. current assets. Estrategia Internacional/International Strategy Finanzas Internacionales I/International Finance I ECON 3008 SEBS Finanzas Personales/Personal Finance European Corporate Organization Gestión de la Tecnología/Management of Technology This course focuses on how organizations work. long-term capacity decisions. Special emphasis is placed on the trating in Business Management and Administration. analyzing two topics essential to under. skills. Check the Seville Liberal Arts section of this catalog for the lists of CIEE courses and Cursos para Extranjeros that Business and Society students may take. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4. Stu. Business and Society Courses—Spring Universidad de Sevilla and BUSI 3001 SEBS Corporate Financial Decision Making Universidad Pablo de Olavide Courses (Prerequisite: A basic preparation in macroeconomics or management of liquidity. Marketing de Servicios/Service Marketing Mercados Financieros/Financial Markets BUSI 3101 SEBS Planificación Estratégica/Strategic Planning International Marketing Proceso de Mejora en los Sistemas de Producción e Información/ This course familiarizes students with the difficulties related to international marketing and Improving Production Systems and Information market planning and the management of a multinational company. with the goal of reaching a mutual agreement for all entities involved. Spain’s largest sector. Distribución Comercial/Commercial Distribution cesses. Spain (business and society) (courses continued from previous page) INSH 3103 SEBS INSH 3103 SEBS Business Internship Business Internship The purpose of the internship is to immerse CIEE students into the local business culture. ECON 3002 SEBS Fall The European Economy Cultura Empresarial Internacional/International Business Culture This course follows economic development in Europe since World War II. Publicidad/Advertising Técnicas de Comercio Exterior/Techniques of Foreign Trade BUSI 3102 SEBS Managing Cultural Diversity The purpose of this class is to provide students with the tools. Spring tinctive characteristics of service operations. and location and layout of facilities. Students work in local companies for a total of 120 hours. Facultad de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales (www. On-site business experience is mented by a solid academic component entailing weekly meetings. and methods of selection for investment and financing. methodological and practical Historia Economica de la Empresa/History of Business Economics tools needed to tackle and resolve conflicts that arise in companies. Special attention is devoted to Spain Dirección de la Innovación y el Cambio/ Management of Innovation and Change and the characteristics of management within the area of tourism.5 quarter hours. trade and finance. ethnic.es) sary to manage an increasingly diverse workforce. Please check with resident staff to confirm class This course is designed to give students an understanding of the issues behind international offerings each semester as these may change. selection and design of products and pro. Economía de la Empresa/Business Economics Economía y Política del Medioambiente/Environmental Economics and Politics BUSI 3005 SEBS Gestión de Calidad/Quality Management Services Management Marketing Internacional/International Marketing This course is designed to present the unique management requirements for the successful operation of service firms in our global economy. The course supplies students with a framework for the analysis of business organizations with an emphasis on Spain and Europe. Check the Seville Liberal Arts section of this website for the lists of CIEE courses and Cursos para Extranjeros that Business and Society students may take. dents work in local companies for a total of 120 hours. Special reference is Psicosociologia del Consumo/Consumer Psychosociology made to case studies within the Spanish/European commercial and economic reality. The purpose of the internship is to immerse CIEE students into the local business culture. and knowledge neces. confirm class offerings each semester as these may change.upo.us. service delivery. Recommended credit: 3 semester/4. and Dirección y Gestión de la Producción—Operaciones II/Operations and Production Management the importance of location and customer interaction. and short-term financing. Students concentrate on gender.es) The material covered gives students the opportunity to experience and evaluate the nature of financial decision making within companies. Please check with resident staff to changing characteristics of the workforce in Spain and the European Union.) Universidad de Sevilla (www. 90 . and an evaluation of current and present policies. analysis of investment and financing deci- sions. These include an understanding of the dis. On-site business experience is comple.us. layout. Dirección Financiera II/Financial Management II tion to the current economic reality of Europe vis-à-vis the United States and Japan. Following is a list of recommended Business courses offered by UPO for students concen- and cultural issues within the world of human resources. with special atten. Universidad Pablo de Olavide (www. Contact hours: 135 (including complemented by a solid academic and intercultural component entailing weekly meetings.centro. service strategy.es/fceye) BUSI 3002 SEBS Following is a list of recommended courses offered by the Unversidad de Sevilla Facultad International Trade and Finance de Ciencias Económicas y Empresariales.Seville. on-site work and weekly meetings). Contact hours: 135 (including on-site work and weekly meetings). Negocio Electrónico I/E-Business I standing their complexities: behavioral aspects of the people who form an organization and Sistema Financiero y Economía Monetaria/Financial System and Monetary Economics the way in which it is structured.5 quarter hours.

I began the process of selecting a study Economía de las Organizaciones/Organizational Economics Economía de la Unión Europea/European Economy abroad program. I chose Finanzas Internacionales II/International Finance II the CIEE Business and Society program because it offered an Gestión Internacional de los Recursos Humanos/International Human Resource Management Marketing Internacional/International Marketing internship. I can’t imagine any other program being able to offer a more holistically rewarding study abroad experience than the one that I have had here in Seville. in Spanish. — Seth Sprinkle. the options were simply endless. In addition to learning a great deal about Spanish corporate culture and the differences between business in the United States and Spain. this has been unforgettable semester. Seeing the unique business culture of Spain highlighted the importance of understanding differences associated with international business cultures. I worked in the Marketing department and began to understand how a Spanish office and company differs from an American one. Not only was I acquiring knowledge about the business world. and finally. placement in an internship. George Washington University 91 . A. Spain Spring Análisis y Gestión de Proyectos de Negocio Electrónico/E-Business: a student’s story Project Analysis and Management Análisis Regional: La Economía Andaluza/Regional Analysis: The Andalusia Economy Many months ago. The internship that I had expected to be purely a professional endeavor had also become my primary point of integration into Spanish society. Sistema de Información Empresarial/Business Information Systems Sistemas Integrados de Gestión/Integrated Management Systems Técnicas de Comercio Exterior/Techniques of Foreign Trade The internship placement process included interview forums. but a personal triumph that I will never forget. being whisked into a boardroom. to department directors was not only invaluable professional experience. My conclusion? Academically. I still remember receiving the phone call telling me I would be in- terning for Telefónica España S. I traveled to Madrid to present my project on the Evolution of the European Tele- communications market. company visits. I was ecstatic. and then pre- senting my work. I have gained a greater ap- preciation for the need to adapt to business norms wherever in the world I may be working. I also established personal contacts. Arriving at the central headquarters of Telefónica. and it accelerated my transi- tion into the Spanish lifestyle and Spanish culture. Upon completion of the internship. and co-workers soon became friends. While I knew the internship would be an excellent Mercados de Derivados/Derivatives Markets Mercados Financeros/Financial Markets chance to improve my resume. and wondered how my study abroad experience would have compared had I not picked CIEE. I had no idea just how reward- Planificación Financiera/Financial Planning ing the experience would be. While returning from Madrid on the AVE. had I not participated in the internship program. (business and society) Seville. had I not picked Business and Society. I was connecting people and cultures. and personally. I thought back to the previous spring.. professionally.

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