Spanish Institute for Global Education


University Overview 

Spanish Institute for Global Learning (SIGE) is located in the heart of Seville, Spain. Seville is a renowned city in Southern Spain for its rich cultural heritage and vibrant atmosphere. In addition to being a popular film destination—it is often associated with the Star Wars prequels—the city is features many iconic landmarks such as the Alcazar of Seville, an exquisite royal palace with stunning Moorish architecture, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the See, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in the world. The Giralda Tower offers panoramic views, and the Plaza de España captivates visitors with its semicircular design and canal, representing Spain’s provinces. Seville is considered the birthplace of Flamenco, a passionate art form expressed through music and dance, and visitors can immerse themselves in the city’s lively tapas culture. These elements collectively make Seville a captivating destination with a unique blend of history, art, and Spanish traditions.

The Spanish Institute for Global Learning is located approximately 1 mile away from the Plaza de España. This allows students to live in a central location with easy access to explore the city, take classes, and enhance their Spanish language skills. In addition to taking classes, students also have the option to intern at a wide selection of companies or to volunteer in one of many non-profit organizations. Engaging in international internships is an excellent way for students to enhance their resume and the program serves as a key appeal for the school. SIGE allows students to live with a host family in Seville with full room and board; three meals a day are included throughout the stay. Living with a family allows our students to fully discover the Spanish culture, life, and people. Courses are taught in Spanish and English. 

Semester Calendar  

Fall:  January – May

Spring:  August – December

Education Abroad Credits

Typically students take the equivalent of 12 to 15 credit hours abroad. Check with our office for more information about your specific options.

Check the partner school’s website for offerings: SIGE Course Offerings

Areas of Study: 

Journalism, Public Relations, Tourism Management, Advertising, Spanish Language, Spanish Cultural Studies. Business, Economics, Political Science, Film media, Communication Studies, Health Sciences, Internship, Service Learning, and Independent Study Projects 

Example of Courses offered:

Sociology: Music & Society: Theory and Practice of Flamenco, Spanish: Gender Views in Contemporary Spanish Literature and Cinema, Spanish: Language of International Development: Healthcare & Volunteer Work, Photography: Theory and Techniques, History: Christianity, Islam and Judaism in the Spanish Context, International Relations, Film-Making III- Digital Video and Post Production, Anatomy and Physiology II, Cultural Psychology, Political Science: Contemporary Spanish Politics, International Financial Accounting

Program Costs

Placements are available through direct enroll exclusively. Contact our office or Financial Aid for details on budgets.

With direct enroll, UCA students pay tuition at the partner university and are able to apply their scholarships and financial aid towards the cost of their program. For more information, view our Financial Aid Guide

Students should check with Financial Aid and the Office of Education Abroad for more information regarding program costs. Students are eligible to apply for the Study Abroad Scholarship.

Application Process

See our Semester Exchange Application page for a step-by-step overview of the application process. Please be sure to turn in all documents before the published deadlines.

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