November 20th


Hola a todos! Esta semana tenemos nuestra excursión a Córdoba y Granada y por otro lado, vamos a traer un poco del sabor de Accion de Gracias a nuestro centro: el jueves traeremos tartas para que las disfrutemos juntos en los intercambios de clase.
Si estás buscando un restaurante para celebrar la cena de Acción de Gracias, puedes mirar algunos de los pubs irlandeses de la ciudad o en Hard Rock Cafe, la mayoria de ellos ofrecen un menú especial para esta noche.

Recordad que hemos creado un survey más detallado para el puente de Diciembre. Si ya tenéis vuestros viajes contratados por favor id rellenándolo en este link.

Hi all, this week we have our excursion to Cordoba and Granada and we will bring a little taste of Thanksgiving to our center. On Thursday we will bring some apple and pumking pies to enjoy with you during the class breaks.
If you are looking for a restaurant to celebrate Thanksgiving dinner, you can look into some of the Irish pubs in the city or the Hard Rock Cafe, since most of them offer a special menu for that night.

Remember that we have created a special survey for the December long weekend. If you have finalized your travel plans, please share them with us on this link.

If you have conflicts with your exams at UPO and CEA please contact the Academic Department.

Breakfast with CEA
What: A time for students to chat and get to know CEA Staff in a casual atmosphere.
Where: CEA Student Lounge
When: Every Tuesday morning at 10:45 am
Free drinks and snacks provided!!

Medieval Spain AICAP
What: Overnight Excursion to Córdoba and Granada
When: November 24th and 25th
Where: Cordoba and Granada
Meeting Point: Restaurant Oriza


Friday, November 24th
08:30 -Meeting point: Oriza Restaurant.
08:45 – Leave Sevilla
11:00 – Arrive to Córdoba.
11.30 – Guided visit of the Mosque
13:00 – Free time for lunch
15:30 – Departure to Granada
18:00 – Arrive to Granada. Check in at hotel
19.00 – Meeting point at hotel lobby for optional walking tour of the Albaicín neighborhood.
20.30 Free time

Saturday, November 25th
Complimentary breakfast at hotel
10.15 Check out of the hotel. Luggage in hand meeting at hotel lobby.
10.30 Departure to Alhambra by bus
11.00 Arrive to the Alhambra and guided tour of the palaces.
14.00 Free time to explore and have lunch.
16.30 Meeting point at hotel.
16.45 Departure from Granada
20.00 Arrive to Sevilla

Intercambio Session V: Holiday Season and Farewell
What? We will meet one last time with our intercambios to talk about the different customs during the holiday season while enjoying traditional Spanish treats.
When? Monday ,November 27th
Where? CEA center
You will receive an invitation by email.

MAP, Making Abroad Purposeful II
November 29th at 19:00
What? Study abroad in SVQ Fall 2017 is coming to a close, and with that a range of thoughts and emotions.  Maybe you are looking for ways to return overseas to work or teach after finishing your degree?  Thinking about volunteering abroad or Peace Corps?  Perhaps you want to leverage your abroad experience to stand out when looking for an internship or other professional endeavor?  Or you might be just a bit concerned about re-entry reverse culture shock or being able to keep your Spanish alive.  Don’t miss this opportunity to best prepare for awaits you upon your return.  Also we will be discussing some aspects on how you can become a CEA Alumni Ambassador!  For all this information and more, mark your calendar for MAP II.
You will receive an invitation by email.
Where? CEA center

Have you loved your time exploring your new city and taking new courses? Inspire more students to study abroad when you get back on campus. Learn how to network, present, and frame your experience abroad to others by becoming an alumni ambassador. Contact our team or the CEA Alumni Relations team at for more information.

Apply to be an alumni ambassador by December 14th here:

Check out this awesome video that Alumni Ambassador, Ethan Beseris, created to see what the experience is like.

Weekend Location Survey
As we already informed you in our pre-arrival email, all students are required to provide their weekend location whether you are staying in Sevilla or traveling. It is crucial that we have this information in case of an emergency situation like the terrorist attacks that occurred in Paris, Brussels, London and Barcelona. Please click on


The Spanish government takes administrative steps to address the recent vote for Independence and implementation of Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, CEA continues to monitor the situation, remaining in frequent communication with local staff and authorities.

It is important to note that while all gatherings since the initial vote have been peaceful, any gathering presents the opportunity for conflict to arise. Please be aware of the following if your travels take you to Barcelona or the Catalan region:

• In line with U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona, CEA has advised students to remain vigilant, avoid protests and public gatherings, monitor local media closely.
• Understand travel may be impacted due to strikes, so follow any instructions of local authorities regarding movements in the city or region..
• You are required to inform your On-site staff of your independent travel plans.

For the latest security message from the Madrid U.S Embassy please follow this link…/

Please let us know if you have any questions or concerns before your travels there.

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