SAIIE Academics

SAIIE Study Abroad Students

Semesters available:

Semester or Academic Year

Summer Sessions

Winterim

SEMESTER OR ACADEMIC YEAR

UW-Platteville Education Abroad's program at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Spain.  Students may participate for one semester or an academic year, enrolling in at least 12 U.S. credits per semester and may take up to 18 credits.

Please look down below at the required courses for the semester or academic year

SAIIE offers three program options for a semester or academic year:
 

1. Spanish Language, Business and Liberal Arts.

Students at the SAIIE Campus will take courses in the following areas:

  • Business, Economics, and Management: Business, Management, Marketing
  • Cultural Studies and Language: Intercambio, Spanish Culture, Spanish History, Spanish Language and Literature
  • Social Sciences: History, Political Science, Gastronomy
  • Visual and Performing Arts: Art, Art History

You can view the full course list here
 

All courses are taken alongside other U.S. students studying abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad.
 

2. Intensive Spanish Language

The 16 credit Intensive Language Track is offered for beginning (starting with SPAN 1020 Beginning Spanish II) or intermediate (starting with SPAN2030 Intermediate Spanish) Spanish speakers, and students take the equivalent of four Spanish language classes during one semester.

You can view details of the program here

All courses are taken alongside other U.S. students studying abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad.
 

3. Communication, New Media, Journalism and Tourism (with EUSA University Center).

With this program, students will take some courses at the SAIIE Campus and some at the EUSA Campus. Students taking courses at SAIIE may enroll into 1-3 courses at the EUSA campus.

Students at the EUSA Campus will take courses in the following areas:

  • Audiovisual Communications: History, Technology, Writing, Culture, Advertising, Publications, Scripting, Film-Making, Spanish for Communications, Media Studies, Art, Cinema, and Business
  • Journalism: Creative Writing, Art, Media, Law, Political Science, History, Language, New Reporting, Advertising, Public Relations, Cyber Culture
  • Publication: Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, Media Studies, Photography, Sociology, Art, Design, Geography, and Ethics
  • Tourism: Operations, Management, Business, Statistics, Law, German for Tourism, French for Tourism, Human Resources, Marketing, Political Science, and Computer Science

You can view the full course lists for SAIIE and EUSA here

Note: EUSA courses often have different academic calendars and may require students to arrive earlier and/or stay later than the normal SAIIE course schedule.

  1. Students taking EUSA courses MUST take the Artistic Monuments of Spain course and a Spanish language course.
  2. Note that if the timetable of these classes is not compatible with the classes offered by SAIIE, then SAIIE will have absolute preference.
  3. In the case of applying for classes offered in Spanish, the student should have an advanced level (minimum 6 semesters at the university level) to be able to follow the class in a suitable way.
  4. Students must comply with the academic rules of this institution.
  5. Students enrolling in EUSA courses will register at EUSA and will be able to make changes in their course schedule within the first week.

REQUIRED COURSEs for academic year or semester

All students studying abroad at SAIIE for a semester or academic year are required to enroll in two courses except those taking part of the Intensive Language Program:

  1. Artistic Monuments of Andalucía: This course (taught in English or Spanish) provides an intentional introduction to and immersion into the city of Seville and Spanish culture.
  2. A Spanish language or literature course. Spanish courses are offered at a range of levels starting with Beginning Spanish up to the second semester of Fourth Year Spanish Composition and Conversation. Spanish literature courses are offered for students that have completed at least four semesters of college-level Spanish, and there are a variety of literature classes offered beginning with Survey of Spanish Literature.

The remaining credits may be selected through a variety of courses offered in English or Spanish.


SUMMER SESSIONS

UW-Platteville Education Abroad's program at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Spain.  Students may participate in one of the two three week summer session or both (five weeks total), enrolling in three or four credits per session.

All courses are taken alongside other U.S. students studying abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad, and a full course listing can be found on SAIIE’s website: www.saiie.com/courses-spanish-language-business-summer-courses-1

REQUIRED COURSES for summer

Students studying at SAIIE over the summer are not required to enroll in any particular courses so long as they are enrolled in at least one course per session.


WINTERIM (J-TERM) PROGRAM

UW-Platteville Education Abroad's program at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) is designed to provide students with a personalized and integrated living and learning experience in Spain.  For the three week winterim program, students enroll in one course for a total of three U.S. credits.

The course is taken alongside other U.S. students studying abroad through UW-Platteville Education Abroad, and all students enroll in the course Artistic Monuments of Sevilla, Córdoba, and Granada.  The course is designed to enhance students' knowledge of the key historical, economic, artistic, social and religious aspects of Seville, Córdoba and Granada, and the cities themselves will be used as the principal “text” of the course.  Each day, students will visit various points of interest that have made these cities so important in Spanish art and history, and as a result, students will be able to appreciate the cultural and architectural impact that various cultures have imposed on Andalucía over the centuries.  Additional information on the course, can be found on SAIIE's website: www.saiie.com/courses-winter-sevilla-artistic-monuments-in-andalusia

REQUIRED COURSES for winterim

All winterim students enroll in the three U.S. credit Artistic Monuments of Sevilla, Córdoba, and Granada course.


CREDIT TRANSFER

Credits are certified by UW-Platteville and will be validated on an official UW-Platteville transcript at the end of the summer program. Credits earned also become part of an official academic record at UW-Platteville.

The credit hours awarded at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) are equivalent to U.S. credits (e.g. three credits at SAIIE are equivalent to three U.S. credits).  Likewise, SAIIE uses the American grading system so an A awarded at SAIIE will be an A on the student’s transcript at the end of the term.

While all credits should be transferable, students should work with their academic advisor at their home institution to choose appropriate and beneficial courses from the SAIIE curriculum prior to their summer abroad.  Courses that may fulfill specific requirements for major, minor, general education, or elective requirements towards an American degree must be approved by the appropriate person(s) at the home institution.  Please see the Academic Planning and Credit Transfer page for more information.

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