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CEA Seville Center

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Accreditation

Courses at CEA Seville Center are designed in conjunction with, approved, and transcripted by the University of New Haven, which is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the New England Association for Schools and Colleges.

The CEA Seville Center was founded in 2006 to provide North American students with an interdisciplinary liberal arts education that’s enhanced by its location. Courses are offered in Spanish and English, offering you the opportunity to both improve your language skills and further your academic pursuits in a variety of subjects, with Seville as your classroom. 

Courses at the CEA Seville Center allow you to delve into the diverse history, politics, culture, and art of Spain, incorporating components that expose you to elements of the city, from monuments and museums to businesses, local food markets, and government agencies. You’ll be encouraged to explore on your own and challenged to draw connections between the subjects you study in class and your observations outside of the classroom. Not only will this help you get to know Seville, but also help you gain insight into how Spain fits into a larger European context. 

CEA Seville Center curriculum provides the tools and direction you need to learn about Spain and reflect on your own country and culture. Expect to actively participate in classes, as faculty will facilitate your intellectual, cultural, and emotional growth through lively discussions. 

Courses taught at the Seville Center have been designed in conjunction with, and approved by, the University of New Haven (UNH). In addition, faculty appointments have been approved by UNH. After the successful completion of a session at the CEA Seville Center, you will receive credit from UNH.  

Classroom and Information

  • Classes are taught by international faculty selected by CEA and approved by UNH.
  • Most faculty are bilingual (Spanish/English) and represent diverse backgrounds.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • You’ll attend class with other CEA students, not with native Spanish students.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to local classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • The maximum class size for language courses is 15 students and 25 students for elective courses. These small class sizes mean personalized attention from instructors.

Grading

Professors at the CEA Seville Center will carefully evaluate your work and progress throughout their academic session. When calculating the final grade, instructors consider written and oral exercises, homework assignments, attendance, classroom participation, and exam performance.

CEA Seville Center uses the following grading system:

CEA Grading Scale (Effective Spring 2017)

Letter Grade

Numerical Grade Low Range

Numerical Grade High Range

Percentage Range

Quality Points

A+

9.70

10.00

97.0 - 100%

4.00

A

9.40

9.69

94.0 - 96.9%

4.00

A-

9.00

9.39

90.0 – 93.9%

3.70

B+

8.70

8.99

87.0 – 89.9%

3.30

B

8.40

8.69

84.0 – 86.9%

3.00

B-

8.00

8.39

80.0 – 83.9%

2.70

C+

7.70

7.99

77.0 – 79.9%

2.30

C

7.40

7.69

74.0 – 76.9%

2.00

C-

7.00

7.39

70.0- 73.9%

1.70

D

6.00

6.99

60.0 – 69.9%

1.00

F

0.00

5.99

0 - 59.9%

0.00

W

Withdrawal

 

 

0.00

INC

Incomplete

 

 

0.00

Completion of a course is defined as a receipt of a letter grade (A+ to F) as opposed to Withdrawal or Incomplete.

In order to determine a quality point ratio, each letter grade from a completed course is assigned a quality point value. The quality point value for each grade earned during a semester is multiplied by the number of semester hours assigned to that course. The sum of these points is the total number of quality points earned during the semester. It is divided by the number of semester hours completed to obtain the quality point ratio (QPR).

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Pablo de Olavide University

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Accreditation

Pablo de Olavide University is a fully accredited, state-run institution that is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning.

Pablo de Olavide University was founded in 1997 and has a modern 345-acre campus located five miles from Seville's city center, easily accessible by bus or train. While the university is located outside the city center, its campus offers amenities and student services not often available in more centralized, urban campuses, including modern athletic, laboratory, and technical facilities.  

You’ll take courses through the International Center at Pablo de Olavide; courses have been developed and are taught by professors from the university. You may enroll in Spanish language courses in addition to electives in both English and Spanish, a diversity that’s appreciated by visiting students. The university currently enrolls approximately 7,000 students and has an international student population of 500.  

The campus, faculty, and academic programs at Pablo de Olavide University provide a wonderful immersion experience and the unique opportunity to be a part of daily Spanish university life and student culture. 

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty will teach your language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 10 and 18 students for language courses and between 10 and 30 students for electives. You will be in class primarily with other North American students, though there may be other international participants.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.

Per Pablo de Olavide University, interpretation of the Spanish grading scale is as follows: 

Spanish Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

Spanish Verbal Grade

U.S. Verbal

Equivalent

10

A+

Matricula de Honor

With Honors

9.5 - 9.9

A

Sobresaliente

Excellent

9 - 9.4

A-

Sobresaliente

Excellent

8.5 - 8.9

B+

Notable

Very Good

8 - 8.4

B

Notable

Very Good

7.5 - 7.9

B

Notable

Very Good

7 - 7.4

B-

Notable

Very Good

6.5 - 6.9

C+

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

6 - 6.4

C

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5.5 - 5.9

C

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5 - 5.4

C-

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

0 - 4.9

F

Suspenso

Fail

 

N/A

N.P.: No Presentado

Incomplete, no credits

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University of Seville

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Accreditation

The University of Seville is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education as a degree-granting institution of higher learning.

Founded in 1505, today the University of Seville is one of the largest institutions in Spain. You’ll share the hallways and university facilities with Spanish students of the Facultad de Filología and the Facultad de Geografía e Historia (Schools of Philology, Geography and History), located in an 18th century building that originally housed the Royal Tobacco Factory and served as the backdrop for the opera Carmen. With such a long and prestigious history, it’s not surprising that the University of Seville is so well-regarded. 

More than 70,000 students attend the University of Seville, with an international student population of about 1,500. You’ll take courses through Cursos Concertados con Universidades Extranjeras, which offers courses taught in Spanish in variety of disciplines. By attending class with locals, you can immerse into Spanish university life and student culture.  

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty teach language courses and electives.
  • Periodic exams, homework assignments, and final exams will be administered.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between 12 and 40 students.
  • You will attend class with other U.S. students.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.                                                        

Spanish Verbal Grade

US Verbal Equivalent

Spanish Number Grade

US Letter Equivalent

Matricula de honor

With Honors

10

A+

Sobresaliente

Excellent

9 - 10

A

Notable

Very Good

7 - 8

B

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5 - 6

C

Suspenso

Fail

0 - 4

F

No presentado

Incomplete

 

N/A

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EUSA University Center

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EUSA University Center is a Spanish private university located in the heart of Seville. Academically credited by the University of Seville, EUSA has catered to the learning needs of over 55,000 national and international students since 1961. Each year, about 10-15% of the student body is made up of international students. This exceptional academic environment is directly linked to the world of business and labor market needs, promoting innovation and creativity, and adding value to present-day society. 

The EUSA campus is one of Europe's most modern educational settings, featuring audio-visual production equipment, comprehensive technology, and new facilities. It fosters intercultural exchange and cooperation among both international and Spanish students completing undergraduate, graduate, and vocational studies. Academic offerings for visiting students are wide and diverse. 

Study abroad offerings include over 30 different subject areas taught in Spanish and English, ranging from media studies, business, journalism, and human resources to tourism. You’ll attend class with other international students and Spanish students. Courses are developed and taught by professors from both EUSA and the University of Seville.

Classroom and Information

  • International faculty from EUSA/University of Seville teach courses.
  • Periodic exams, out-of-classroom activities, homework assignments, and final exams are required.
  • Attendance in all classes is mandatory and monitored by each professor.
  • Teaching styles in Spain may differ from those in the U.S. Be prepared to adapt to your school’s classroom structures and coursework expectations.
  • Class size ranges between three and 40 students for all courses. You may be in class with both local and international students.

Grading

The Spanish grading system is based on a scale of 10, as opposed to 100 in the U.S. system. It would be inaccurate to merely multiply a Spanish grade by 10 to find its U.S. equivalent. Grading in Spain is usually more severe than at U.S. institutions, and you should be prepared to adapt to different methods of teaching. Transcripts from Spanish universities list both numerical and verbal grades.

EUSA Courses

Spanish Verbal Grade

U.S. Verbal Equivalent

Spanish Number Grade

U.S. Letter Equivalent

Matricula de honor

With Honors

10

A+

Sobresaliente

Excellent

9-10

A

Notable

Very Good

7-8

B

Aprobado

Adequate/Pass

5-6

C

Suspenso

Fail

0-4

F

No presentado

Incomplete

-

N/A

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CEA Staff

Our dedicated on-site staff works to ensure your well-being. CEA staff will assist you with any questions that may arise during your program, help you transition into local culture, monitor your academic progress, and organize cultural and social activities.

Victor Gonzalez

Center Director
Seville, Spain
A native of Havana, Cuba, Victor holds an undergraduate degree in Political Science and History from Skidmore College, where he graduated Cum Laude and was elected to the prestigious national honor society Phi Beta Kappa. Victor is currently completing his MBA at Escuela de Administracion de Empresas (EAE).
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Seville, Spain
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