CINECU has been bringing students to Sevilla for over 20 years. We know and love this city. Whatever your interests are, we can help you get the most out of your time abroad.
Spanish culture is more than a thousand years old. In Sevilla, you can see just how real that past is, and how vibrant the present can be, as buildings and monuments from the Middle Ages and Renaissance stand next to the institutions of contemporary life.
Live with a Spanish family and enjoy the Spanish diet while exploring the sites and culture of one of Spain’s most important cities. Dedicate yourself to learning one of the world’s most-used languages in a place where it is dynamic and growing.
Living with a Spanish family in one of Spain’s most lively cities and taking courses conducted entirely in Spanish provides an environment that allows you to practice and improve your Spanish as much as possible. If you put in the effort, you will see massive improvements in your abilities to speak, write and understand spoken Spanish.
We limit the size of our programs and courses, so you will not be just another face in the crowd. You will receive individual attention from our staff and have the opportunity to build rapport with your professors.
Through Spanish conversation partners or volunteer work, we offer opportunities for you to get to know Seville and get involved in the community.
CINECU is part of a campus that brings together university students from different disciplines and countries, and these connections offer our students a unique study abroad experience.
I have never had a class where I was close with my teacher. However, all of the teachers on this program were so outgoing and friendly that everybody got to know them on more a personal level.
Being able to take classes both at the university and at EUSA. I was able to get a feel for what school was like in another country with the university classes and at the same time I was able to take the EUSA classes which were a little less challenging and more like the classes at UNC.
The history of Spain was very interesting and relevant. I was there during the November elections and we really got to learn a lot about the parties and locals’ sentiments towards the candidates.
I loved the city of Sevilla–it was big enough that there was always something going on yet small enough that it wasn’t overwhelming. Also it was a great environment to learn Spanish in because the people are very friendly and want to talk to you.
I feel it was an amazing experience, one of the best decisions of my life. Academically, I feel so much more comfortable using Spanish. I could definitely incorporate Spanish into my career. Personally, I feel more independent, confident and assertive. I really grew as a person. I learned how to be flexible and patient when dealing with people who are not like me. I learned decision making and problem solving skills. This program also opened my eyes to how people from other cultures see the world.
The best characteristic of my academic study abroad was living with a Spanish family. This forced me to constantly interact and think in Spanish, and I think was the number one contributing factor to my improving my Spanish and knowledge of Spanish culture.
I got to experience a world that was totally different from what I’m used to in the United States. Being able to travel around Europe was awesome because now I know that there is so much more of the world I need to see.