SUMMER 2021 

      SESSION I: May 23 - June 19, 2021
      SESSION II: June 6 - July 3, 2021 
      SESSION I & II: May 23 - July 3, 2021 
      CREDIT: 3-4 credits per session
      ELG.: 2.0 GPA Minimun
      LANG. REQS: No Prior Knowledge of Spanish is required

       $3,800*  See full breakdown >>

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This program is designed for all students, independent of their specialties and their level of Spanish.We offer them a multidisciplinary variety of classes (in Spanish or English) that are adapted to the students´ individual academic needs.

In the summer sessions students will take classes at the SAIIE Campus. Students can take courses in the following areas:

  • Business, Economics, and Management: Business, Management, Marketing

  • Cultural Studies and Language: Spanish Culture, Spanish History, Spanish Language and Literature

  • Social Sciences: History, Political Science, Gastronomy

  • Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Art History

Students may participate in one of two four-week summer sessions that we offer, or both (six weeks in total), enrolling in one course in each session.  



  • A student must enrol in one class taught in English or Spanish (3-4 credits) per session
  • A student must have at least sophomore standing at the time of participation.

  • A student must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0 grading scale.

  • A student must be in good academic standing at the time of participation.

  • No prior knowledge of Spanish is required.



Summer Session 2021

$3,500  for WI and MN Residents, and Students from Co-Op Institutions. 
$3,620  for UW-Platteville Tri-State Initiative Students
$3,800  for Non-Residents.

$5,500 for WI and MN Residents, and Students from Co-Op Institutions.
$5,620 for UW-Platteville Tri-State Initiative Students
$5,800 for Non-Residents

SUMMER I: May 23 - June 19, 2021 (4 weeks)
SUMMER II: June 6 - July 3, 2021 (4 weeks)
SUMMER I & II: May 23 - July 3, 2021 (6 weeks)

Program Cost Includes:

  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad program fees and support services before, during, and after the program
  • SAIIE full-time tuition and fees
  • Mandatory CISI health and medical evacuation insurance
  • Airport reception and on-site orientation
  • 24/7 on-site support throughout the term
  • Accommodation with most meals and one load of laundry per week
  • Welcome and Farewell dinner

Out-of-Pocket Costs Include:

  • U.S. Passport ($135)
  • Airfare (estimated at $1,200)
  • Meals not included with accommodation (estimated at $100)
  • Mandatory International Student Identification Card (ISIC) ($25)
  • Local transportation
  • School supplies and books (estimated at $10)
  • Optional program activities (estimated at $30)
  • Optional weekend excursion to Cadiz (Session I) and Portugal (Session II) - Both trips are to a beach town. (estimated at $150) 
  • Additional travel and personal expenses (will vary based on students’ spending habits, travel plans during breaks, etc.)
  • Athletic Programs participants must pay an additional cost. Please see our athletics website.

*Costs subject to change, please contact Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. for the most up-to-date program costs.


Summer Session l October 1   April 15 
Summer Session ll October 1   April 15 
Summer Sessions l and ll October 1   April 15 

Missed the deadline? 
Please contact UW-Platteville Education Abroad  to enquire about late application options.





All credits taken through the SAIIE study abroad program are certified by UW-Platteville and will be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript at the end of the semester. Credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville.

When you are accepted into the SAIIE program you should inform your academic advisor and study abroad office at your home campus about your intent to go abroad on our program to make sure you will receive all the credits that you take through the SAIIE program.   
To learn more about the courses, syllabi, credits, grading and transcript at the SAIIE study abroad program please visit our website here 




They are many financial aid opportunities available for students studying abroad. Some may only be available to students who fit certain criteria (a particular major or location, for example), so please read the information  carefully prior to applying. To learn more about the financial aid information please visit our financial aid website.  



All students participating in our program are placed in carefully screened Spanish homes, usually in pairs. 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. 

To learn more about SAIIE's housing (ROOMATES, MEALS, LOCATION, ETC) please visit our website here  






Throughout the term, every week the school will organize activities in the evening from Monday through Thursday.

Some of these activities will have to be done in group fostering communication and team orientation, which will be very beneficial for the student’s future career.  During the term the Student Affairs office will be posting information on our social media about the different opportunities we will be offering our students.


We are very flexible with all the activities and will change them to meet the needs of our students.

Some of these trips could include the following:




As one of the oldest towns in Spain you'll find history around every corner in Ronda. There are traces of Ronda's origins from the Neolithic age, through the era of the Romans, the Arab age and the conquest of the ancient city by the Catholic Monarchs in 1485 through to the 19th century when Ronda was best known for the banditry in the surrounding hills and the origins of bullfighting in the Ronda bullring which still stands.

It's a town that you'll need to come back again and again to visit and you'll make new discoveries and friends every time you visit!

Click here  to view more photos of Ronda!







In Roman times, Córdoba had more cultural buildings than Rome. It was the capital of the province of Hispania Baetica. Remains of the Roman Temple built by Claudius Marcellus, the Roman Bridge and other Roman remains can still be seen around the city.

Córdoba was conquered by the Moors in 711, and Moorish influence can still be felt in the city. During the time of Islamic rule, Córdoba was the largest city and embodied the most sophisticated culture and the most developed bureaucracy in Europe.

The most important monument in the city is the former Mosque (the 3rd largest mosque in the world), known by its Spanish name, Mezquita. After the conquest, the Christians built a cathedral in the middle of this large complex, so it is now two sacred sites in one.

Córdoba was recovered from Muslim invaders by Christian forces as part of the Reconquista in 1236, and became a centre of activity against the remaining Islamic population. Surviving Renaissance monuments in Córdoba include the Palacio de Viana, the city's Ducal Palace.

Click here to view more photos of Córdoba!




Located in the most Southern point of Spain, the rock of Gibraltar occupies a strategic position at the eastern entrance to the narrow straight and guards the only exit from the Mediterranean to the wide ocean beyond. Gibraltar has been in the historical limelight for over 3,000 years.

It was during the capture of Gibraltar by the Castillians (1309-1333) that the streets of the lower town were constructed and Gibraltar became a substancial city.

Gibraltar became a British garrison in 1830 (During the War of the Spanish Succession) and was declared a colony. Since then Britain and Spain have have had many disputes over the territory.

Among its many tourist attractions one of the main ones is to visit the monkeys on the rock. Nobody knows how the famous tailless Macaques came to be on the Rock.

Click here  to view more photos of Gibraltar!


Itálica and Archeological Museum



Founded by General Publius Cornelius Scipio (he was later known as Scipio Africanus) in 206 BC next to a Turdentian settlement, 7 kilometers from Seville, It demonstrates wonderful examples of Roman architecture, mosaic work and city layouts. Italica was one of the first Roman towns in Spain. Called Italica in remembrance of Italy. Originally it was simply a hospital and a small military base designed to house the wounded veterans of the war with the Carthaginians led by Hannibal and was built after the battle of Ilipa (Alcala del Rio), but it soon developed into an important port and in the first century AD give birth first to Trajan and then Hadrian (though some accounts say Trajan was really born in Rome). Hadrian took particular pride in his native town and embellished it with many of the buildings that are to be seen today.

Archeological Museum

One of the best museums of its kind in Spain, located in the Maria Luisa Park and originally built as part of the 1929 exhibition. The focus is on the Romans, but there is also a prehistorical section which includes the Stone Age, Bronze Age and Iron Age. Later, the Phoenicians, the Greeks and the Carthaginians all traded and settled in what is now the province of Seville.

Be sure not to miss the Carambolo Treasure located in the section of the Phoenician colonisation. In 1958, workmen digging foundations for a new sports club found twenty one pieces of gold jewellery, including a necklace, bracelets and pieces from a crown dating from the 6th century. In the design, there are clear connections with the Orient, raising questions about who these people were who were the inhabitants of Andalucia all those thousands of years ago.

The basement here houses Paleothic artifacts and items, such as copies of the remarkable Tartessian Carambolo treasures. This hoard of 6th century BC gold jewellery was discovered near Seville in 1958.

The main galleries are upstairs and are devoted to the Roman era with statues and fragments rescued from the nearby ancient site of Italica. Highlights include a third century BC mosaic from Ecija and sculptures of local born emperors, Trajan and Hadrian. The rooms continue to Moorish Spain via Palaeo-Christian sarucophagi. Visigothic relics and artifacts discovered at Medina Azahara.

Click here  to view more photos of Itálica and click here  for Archeological Museum! 




Spend the day in a unique town where we will take you to the one of the most famous wineries we have in Spain, González Byass. Learn the process of how they make sherry wine and its history.

González Byass is one of Spain's most well-known sherry bodega. Its origins can be traced to 1835 when the business was started by Manuel María González Angel, who was subsequently joined by his English agent, Robert Blake Byass. The González family assumed sole control of the business in 1988. The firm produces the world known sherry Tío Pepe.

Not only was the Gonzalez family at the forefront of sherry winemaking, they’ve also participated in the introduction of the polo game in Spain, the first grass tennis court, the installation of the first electric lighting and running water in the plant, the first train project in Spain as well as numerous other industrial and cultural innovations.


Cádiz (Beach trip)



Cádiz is the oldest continuously-inhabited city in Spain and one of the oldest in southwestern Europe. The “Tacita de Plata” was founded in 1100 B.C. by the Phoenicians, a seafaring people who turned Gadir into an important trading colony where the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Visigoths and the Muslims would all subsequently settle. An open, cosmopolitan city, it sport was chosen by Columbus as the point of departure for his second voyage to the New World. The city would then become, after the decline of Seville, the port to The Indies, drawing the flow of trade with the American Continent. This frantic commercial activity then brought about an era of economic, cultural splendour, when Baroque palaces with their characteristic towers offering amazing views were built.

Havana is Cadiz! A stroll along the Cadiz sea front, from La Caleta to the Campo del Sur, will remind the visitor of the image of the avenue the Malecón in Havana, as there are many similarities between Cadiz and Latin American cities, thanks to the constant flow of people travelling between Cadiz and the New World. The cathedral in Cadiz is a good example of this influence, as are several of the manor houses and the towers with their views which grew up in the midst of old Cadiz’s cityscape during the expansion into America.





Granada is situated in the eastern part of the region of Andalusia. Its unique history has bestowed it with an artistic grandeur embracing Moorish palaces and Christian Renaissance treasures. As the last Moorish capital on the Iberian Peninsula, it also holds great symbolic value.

The Alhambra, a Moorish citadel and palace, is in Granada. It is the most renowned building of the Andalusian Islamic historical legacy with its many cultural attractions that make Granada a popular destination among the touristic cities of Spain.

The Almohad influence on architecture is preserved in the area of the city called the Albaicin with its fine examples of Moorish and Morisco construction.

Granada is also well known for the Sierra Nevada Mountains where you can ski. This is Europe’s most southerly ski resort and it is small in comparison to other European resorts.




We run a successful language exchange service, the “intercambio program”, through which we assign each student a native Spanish partner. This gives students the chance to practice and improve their speaking skills in a fun and relaxed environment outside the classroom, whilst meeting local Spaniards and learning about the culture.

We also organize various group “intercambio” activities (optional) throughout each term. Past events have included wine tasting sessions and tapas dinners with intercambios.


Students at SAIIE will have access to a gym in Seville for a minimal fee.

SAIIE will organize as well some sports activites throughout the summer term that involve such sports as: soccer, basketball or running.

We offer an elite athletic program, during the summer, for student-athletes (Swimming and Rowing). To learn more about these athletic programs, please visit our athletic site here.