Undergraduate Research Abroad Available Sessions
Get a Flight Credit worth up to $500 when you apply with code* by May 5, 2023
About the Program
Engage with a local faculty through the Independent Study Project seminar to develop a research question relevant to your field of study and a research plan that takes full advantage as of the unique human and material resources in the host city and country. Considered a High-Impact Educational Practice (HIP), the Undergraduate Research Abroad program is ideal for students looking to develop the knowledge, abilities, and attitudes necessary for professional success and lifelong learning.
- mid Jan 2024 - mid May 2024
- 12 - 15
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CEA’s undergraduate research program includes a personalized research opportunity, an Independent Study Project course and additional elective courses.
The required Independent Study Project (ISP) course is a variable credit course, providing you the flexibility to earn between 1-3 semester credits and has been designed to help you make the most of your research abroad. You will identify the credit option that works best for you during the pre-departure process.
In addition to your ISP course, you will choose 1 CEA core course and 2-4 CEA courses to take from the catalog of course options available to you. The ISP course meets 15-45 contact hours/1-3 credits, and core and elective courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. Overall, you may earn 12-15 credits.
The ISP course will meet once weekly for 1 hour each session. Elective courses meet on Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled for Fridays.
Academic Disciplines & Placement Process
You will be asked to submit a letter of recommendation from your academic advisor or faculty and complete a Research Interest Form that will be used in the initial planning for your research placement. We’ll then identify a local faculty member who will provide oversight and guidance in developing a research plan and a set of research questions relevant to your field of study.
In Seville, the following academic disciplines are available:
- Audio-Visual Communication
- Film Studies
- Media Studies
- Social Psychology
- Sport Psychology
- Urban Planning
You will automatically be enrolled in the Independent Study Project course upon acceptance into the program. Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a language placement exam. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home college or university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, we ask that you have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for Spain. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home institution on credit pre-approval guidelines.
All Levels Course Structure
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
Explore the colorful fusion of cultures and long, rich history of Córdoba. Once one of Europe’s most important capitals, the city has long been a melting pot of cultural influences where Muslims, Christians, and Jews co-existed peacefully. This small Andalusian city is full of iconic monuments, like the Mezquita, the Great Mosque of Córdoba, and the old Jewish quarter, home to the 1315 synagogue (one of only three left in Spain.) Córdoba has produced many influential philosophers, scientists, and artists, as well as a lively tradition of flamenco dancing.
The northwestern tip of Africa is just 10 miles from Andalusia. Make this short continental crossing to discover the intercultural complexities, unique beauty, and mystery of northern Morocco. You’ll love exploring the whitewashed streets and buzzing activity of life in the medinas, the traditional city centers that are today’s commercial hubs.
Experience centuries of fascinating history as you navigate the cobblestone streets perched atop the seven hills of Lisbon, Portugal. History and tradition come to life as you tour sites like St. George’s Castle and Belem Tower and take in a live Fado musical performance. Contrast this historic charm with the city’s fashionable, cosmopolitan vibe, evident in foodie-worthy restaurants and designer night clubs that attract university students and beautiful people from all over the continent. 21st century architecture and feats of engineering define the 1998 World Exposition sites. You'll love discovering Lisbon's breathtaking sights and enjoying the nearby beach resorts around its coast.
Tarifa & Baelo Claudia
This day trip allows you to experience three distinct and influential cultures as you explore the European continent's gateway to Africa. Highlights of the day include a guided visit to the wonderfully preserved Roman ruins of Baelo Claudia, an opportunity to shop (or window shop) in a medina-style-meets-design-boutique neighborhood, and relax and enjoy one of the most beautiful beaches on the Spain's Atlantic coast.
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