SUMMER 2024 (Program cancelled)

        SESSION I: 
July 9 - July 22 (TBC)
ELIGIBILITY:  Open to boys (age 16-17 years old) 
        LANG. LEVEL: From beggining to advanced
        FOOTBALL REQS.: Please see below 

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This unique program in Seville, Spain allows students, from 16 to 17 years old (boys only), who are playing soccer back at their schools or clubs back home, to have an international study abroad, cultural & elite soccer experience. 



Hours per week: 15hrs 
Classes: Monday - Friday
Students per class: 4 to 8
Ages: 16 - 17 years old
Language levels*: Classes are offered at beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. 
Courses: Spanish language classes will be held in the mornings from Mo - Fri (2 hrs per day).

*A placement exam is administered when students arrive to determine the student's Spanish level (Oral and written).


What makes this Soccer Program "Elite" and different to other Soccer Camps in Spain?

  • Participants will join a team of young elite professional Spanish soccer players who are doing their pre-season practice.  
  • Partcipants train the same way as proffessional Spanish soccer players would do to prepare for their season ahead.
  • To offer our soccer elite program, at SAIIE we work with some of the best professionals in the world of soccer . They are coaches, physical trainers, doctors, nutritionists, physical therapists and analysts that have working experience with soccer teams from the Spanish professional soccer tournament “La Liga” and the English soccer tournament Premier League.

    Please note: Those players that stand out will have the possibility of being drafted by a Spanish youth team from "La Liga" and continue their studies the following year in Spain.

How does it work?

  1. Through this soccer program, all students that participate will be placed on a team which will be completed with Spanish soccer players of their age range for the period of two weeks. Students might be moved up or down depending on their level to practice with one group or another.

  2. The health of the athletes is our number one concern, and because of this before starting their soccer training, each athlete will go through a fitness testing to evaluate their condition in a High-Performance Center in Seville.

  3. After the fitness test, the students will be joining a group of 23/25 soccer players (Maximum 15 players from abroad and the rest of the players will be from Spanish teams). Each team will have a coach, assistant coach and a physical trainer.

  4. During their time in Seville, students will participate in a preseason soccer camp and they will be treated just as professional soccer players would be. As part of their preseason camp, there is a team trip to a beach in Portugal for a few days to train, gym activity as a complement to the soccer practices, a personal training conducted at the High-Performance Center, and friendly matches against other Spanish teams.

  5. After the Soccer camp is over, each student-athlete will receive a personalised data sheet which will help each of them improve their skills in the future.

Soccer Program Includes:

  • Fitness test. 
  • 2 weeks of training.
  • Coached by professional coaches with experience working with "La Liga" professional soccer players.
  • 5 weekly training sessions, depending on activities and matches.
  • 2 Friendly matches against Spanish soccer teams.
  • Gym membership.
  • Trainings at a High Performance Center.
  • Day trip to the beach with training.
  • Personalised data sheet.
  • Training kits. 


Soccer Elite Program Requirements

Due to the fact that the participants on this program will be training with the local youth Spanish players belonging to semi and professional teams of La Liga, all participants must be training back home on a soccer varsity, high school or club team and have a minimum condition to be able to enjoy the program and take advantage of this unique experience. We will also need a form completed by your last football coach.


Meet the Soccer Technical Staff




Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports
Master Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation in Soccer.

- Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation ÓPTIMO
- Real Club Celta de Vigo. La Liga. First Team. Strength & Conditioning Coach & Sports Scientist. (2014-2016) 


Physiotherapy Degree Nutrition Degree Master Osteopathy

- Physiotherapy ÓPTIMO
- Elite sports physiotherapist.

Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports Master Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation in Soccer.

- Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation ÓPTIMO
- Real Betis Balompié. La Liga. Strength & Conditioning Coach & Injury Rehabilitation. (Present).


Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports Master of High Performance and Rehabilitation in Football National Soccer Coach “Level 3”

- SPORTS SCIENTIST DEVELOPER AND EXPERT FORMER: FC Barcelona, Spain National Team. (2017-2018)
- Watfor FC. Premier League. (Present). 


Physiotherapy Degree Master Osteopathy.

- Physiotherapy ÓPTIMO
- Sevilla Fútbol Club. La Liga. Physiotherapy. (Present)

Degree in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports Master Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation in Soccer.

- Physical Conditioning and Injury Rehabilitation ÓPTIMO
- Real Betis Balompié. La Liga. Strength & Conditioning Coach. (Present) 

Physiotherapy Degree

- Physiotherapy ÓPTIMO
- Recreativo de Huelva FC. Physiotherapy. (Present).


Sciences of Physichal Activity and Sports

- Sports Biomechanics expert







These are the following activities included in the program costs during the program:

  • Welcome dinner.  
  • Day trip to the beach. 
  • Visit the Alcazar palace, Plaza España, and cathedral of Seville.
  • Walking tour of Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish Quarter).
  • Farewell dinner.  

Please note: 

  • We will also offer a number of activities throughout the two weeks for an added costs.











8:00am - 8:30am Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast Breakfast  Breakfast
9:00am - 11:00am     Physichal Examination Soccer
Soccer Practice or  Match in the evening Soccer
Beach Day Trip Visit Royal Palace (Alcazar)
12:00pm -2:00pm      Visit Plaza España/ Park
Maria Luisa
Kayaking on the river Visit Barrio Santa Cruz tour  Visit Seville's Mall (Nervión Plaza)        
2:30pm - 3:30pm  Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch Lunch at beach Paella lunch
  Free time Free time Free time   Free time    
5:00pm - 8:00pm Spanish Language  Course Spanish Language  Course Spanish Language  Course Spanish Language  Course  Spanish Language  Course   Cultural Activity
9:00pm Dinner  Dinner Dinner Dinner Tapas
night out
night out
12:00pm Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out Lights out 


All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes. Living in a Spanish home is one of the most important aspects of the students’ intercultural experience because it helps to improve language skills and increase cultural awareness, two key goals of the program.

The principal goals of increased fluency in the language and greater familiarity with the culture are an integral element of the experience that SAIIE strives to provide. 

All Spanish families are made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. All students will receive their host family information 3 weeks PRIOR TO ARRIVAL in Seville.

In this program, all students are housed with other students studying abroad at SAIIE. Each student will have 1 to 2 roommates.

We place all students within reasonable distances from the SAIIE centre and the football facilties where they will be training. 

Meals from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch are included in the program costs.  For those days that a trip has been scheduled with the program, the family will prepare a packed meal. Naturally, adjustments with regard to customs, food, and heat must be anticipated by the students. SAIIE does take dietary and other personal restrictions into consideration when assigning students to their host family.

Internet will be available in all homes.

Each student is allowed 1 load of laundry per week, which is washed by the host family. 

Please note: 

Spanish laws oblige every company or person working with minors to have an official criminal record certificate proving that they are not included in the register of Sex Offenders throughout the European territory, so both SAIIE and our families have this certificate endorsed by the Spanish Ministry of Justice. 

For more information on housing, please contact the SAIIE Director, Samantha Chipres at 



LOCATION: Seville is located in the southern region of Spain, one hour away from the Atlantic Ocean, two hours away from Portugal, and three hours away from Africa. 

MORE THAN 10,000 YEARS OF HISTORY: Our culture has been influenced by the Tartessians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and lastly by the Christians.

CLIMATE: We enjoy a Mediterranean climate: a very hot and dry summer, and a very mild winter. Our average temperature throughout the year goes from 78 F to 55 F. 

TRADITIONS: Flamenco dancing, Feria de Sevilla, Holy Week (Semana Santa), Tapas, Siestas, etc. 

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE:  Olive oil is the base and essential ingredient to our cuisine, vegetables are a must with our meals, our deserts are mostly fresh fruit, fresh oranges every day of the year, we love our wine and finally, we can't live without our "Jamón Serrano".

SEVILLE HAS UNESCO'S WORLD HERITAGE SITES: the Cathedral of Seville (it is the third largest cathedral in the world and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world), the Alcázar Royal Palace (still in use by the King and Queen of Spain), and the Archive of Indies (where the original documents of the ships going to America when it was first discovered). 

SEVILLE HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO FAMOUS WRITERS AND ARTISTS: Such as Orson Wells, Ernest Hemingway, Murillo and Cervantes.


  • Lawrence of Arabia (1962)
  • Star Wars: Episode II – Attack of the Clones (2002)
  • Kingdom of Heaven (2005)
  • Captain Alatriste (2006)
  • Knight and Day (2010)
  • The Dictador (2012)
  • Game of Thrones (2015)

People say a picture is worth a thousand words, but some things must be seen for themselves. Come to Sevilla and discover the beauty of this magical city with SAIIE. Os estamos esperando.






Summer 2024

Session Dates: July 9 - July 22 (TBC)

Program Cost per student: $3,350

Program Cost Includes:

  • SAIIE full-time tuition and fees.
  • Airport reception, pick up, transfer to Spanish home on arrival date.
  • Transfer to airport on departure date
  • On-site orientation.
  • Wecome dinner.
  • 24/7 on-site support throughout the term.
  • Meals from Sunday dinner to Friday lunch are included in the program costs.  For those days that a trip has been scheduled with the program, the family will prepare a packed meal + one load of laundry per week throughout the program dates.
  • 2 week Intensive Spanish language course at the SAIIE Center. Mo-Fri (3 hrs per day).
  • Fitness test.
  • 2 weeks of soccer practice.
  • 5 weekly training sessions on the football field depending on activities and matches. 
  • 1-2 Friendly matches against Spanish football team.
  • Training at the gym with personal trainers.
  • Trainings at High Performance Center.
  • Training kits.
  • Personalised data sheet.
  • Tour in English of the Cathedral and Alcazar Palace.
  • Cultural visits to Barrio de Santa Cruz (Old Jewish quarter) and Plaza España.
  • Tapas in Triana and Center neighbourhood
  • Day trip to the beach. 
  • Farewell dinner.
  • SAIIE Certification at the end of the Spanish language course certifying the amount of hours and course taken. 

Out-of-Pocket Costs Include:

  • Passport ($135).
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,000).
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25).
  • Meals not included in Program Costs (estimated at $150).
  • Local Transportation (estimated at $100).
  • Program Activities (estimated at $250).
  • Personal Expenses (estimatred at $300).
  • Mandatory Health and Medical Evacuation Insurance.

Please note:

  • A minimun of 4 students are required to open a class.
  • If there's only one student to offer the class the student must pay an extra fee of $400.
  • If there's 2 students each student must pay a fee of $135.

*Costs subject to change, please contact for the most up-to-date program costs.


Summer  October 1        May 1 

Missed the deadline? 
Please contact SAIIE  to enquire about late application options.




staff Sean

Sean Chipres
Program Manager

Sean Chipres graduated from the University of Wisconsin- Platteville with honors in an International Studies degree.

Prior to his studies in the US, he had received his entire education in Seville, Spain. He is fluent in Spanish, English and French.

He began to work for the Spanish-American Institute of International Education in 2001. Sean has worked in several departments at the program (Student Affairs, Planning and Development, Athletic Programs, etc).

In 2007 he become the Program Manager and has developed many new programs (FLP, Athletic Programs and High School Program).

Sean is the High School coordinator for all of our programs.

His biggest passions include travelling and meeting new people from around the world.

“I love my job and international education. The most gratifying part of my job is to see how students evolved throughout their study abroad experience and how they turned into new people after their experience is over, and to know that we played a big part in it”.


staff Sam

Samantha Chipres

Samantha is the youngest of four, following her brother's steps in education: went to the French School where she graduated from High School to later jumping into the American system through SAIIE to finally graduating with a Bachelors degree in International Studies from UW-Platteville. 

In 2007 she began working in SAIIE as Assistant Student Affairs. In 2010, she became the Student Affairs Director; amongst her duties, she organised excursions and cultural activities, served as the 24/7 emergency contact for all students, placed students with corresponding households and roommates, carefully selected host families through a comprehensive interview process and arranged contracts.

In 2016, Samantha moved to London to continue her education and pursued her Master's Degree in International Business at the Regent's University of London. 

With her new role as Director back in SAIIE, her responsibilities are to continue helping in the Student Affairs department, as well as to work with the Planning and Development department in the decision-making process for upcoming projects, developing new strategies and ideas to improve our services for the students and to create potential partnerships with U.S. universities.

"My number one passion is to travel to different parts of the world and getting to know their culture. To be able to be a small part of an unforgettable experience such as studying abroad is an honour. Seeing the students sad to leave Seville and us at the end of the semester means that we have done our job to show them that this city and this program are special".

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Stuart Chipres
Resident Director

Stuart Chipres was born and raised in Seville (Spain) with a huge international background (Dual-citizenship: American-British). He studied at the French School in Seville for 10 years, and then went on to study at Padres Blancos High School, a well-known private Catholic school in Seville. Once graduated from High School, he jumped into the American system going to the Spanish American Institute of International Education, to finish graduating as a student of the University of Wisconsin- Platteville with an International Studies degree.

In 1999 he began working for the Spanish-American Institute in the accounting department and since then, he has moved through all the departments working in the registrar department, student affairs and academic departments. In 2009 he became the Director of the Spanish-American Institute of International Education.

Fluent in three languages (Spanish, English and French), he loves travelling around the world and has been almost everywhere (US, Asia, Europe and Africa). However, his biggest passions are a clear representation of Andalusian culture: Football, Semana Santa, Bullfighting and the overall lifestyle.

"It's a pleasure to share my International experience, views on life and passion for Sevilla with American students from all over the US and different backgrounds. Their transformation is breathtaking and makes me prouder than anything else in my life."