SAIIE Requirements

UW-Platteville Education Abroad Students in Seville


Students from more than 240 institutions nationwide have studied at the Spanish-American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) through UW-Platteville Education Abroad, and future applicants must:

  • be a degree-seeking undergraduate student who is currently enrolled at a U.S.-based college or university.
  • have completed at least one full-time semester of college at the time of application and have at least sophomore standing at the time of participation.
  • have a minimum cumulative 2.25 GPA (semester applicants)* or 2.0 GPA (winterim or summer applicants)**
  • be in good academic and disciplinary standing at the time of application and participation.

Students are not required to have a minimum language proficiency for any program, but courses taught in languages other than English will have specific language proficiency requirements.

*If your GPA is below 2.25, you are not automatically disqualified from studying abroad. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at for more information.

**Students with a grade point average between a 2.0 and 2.25 may be considered on a case-by-case basis for winterim and summer terms at the discretion of UW-Platteville Education Abroad and SAIIE.

Application Requirements

In addition to any application procedures required by students' home instutitions, the following must be submitted via the UW-Platteville Education Abroad online application system:

  • $75 Application Fee
  • Copy of US Passport (*Students who do not currently hold a US Passport must apply for one and submit proof of application before the program application deadline)
  • Education Abroad Statement of Purpose
  • International Study Course Approval Form (*UW-Platteville students)
  • Official Academic Transcript
  • SAIIE Course Advisement Form
  • SAIIE Extracurricular Activities Questionnaire
  • Signed Statements of Responsibility and Understanding
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • UW-Platteville Education Abroad Application

Applicants will also have access to information to assist them throughout the application process.  Upon acceptance, additional pre-departure information and requirements will be applicable.