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The Spanish American Institute of International Education (SAIIE) was founded in 1984 by Mr Robert Chipres and Dr William Spofford. It has been the study abroad program for the University of Wisconsin-Platteville ever since. Students all over the United States have ventured to Seville to take part in our study abroad programs.

SAIIE’s academic programs offer a personalised intercultural learning experience in a fully integrated Spanish-speaking environment. We strive for academic excellence, cultural immersion and social integration. How? In addition to the classes themselves, we provide field trips, cultural and social activities with the locals, such as conversation partnerships with native speakers (intercambios), volunteering opportunities, internships, athletic programs with local teams and accommodation in Spanish homes.


Firstly, we are a family business. SAIIE is currently ran by Mr Chipres’s three children, Stuart, Sean and Samantha. Our staff and Faculty have been with us for many years and are passionate about their jobs. The core of our business is family. We care about our students, we want studying abroad to be a unique and unforgettable experience for every student. Secondly, not only academically we want our students to learn as much as possible, but we also want this experience to become a personal journey for each student to gain confidence in becoming someone they desire to be in their future.

We love our job and truly believe that studying abroad is a MUST for every student. If you want to get to know us a bit more, don’t hesitate in contacting us. We are more than happy to talk to you and help you in any way we can!

The SAIIE Family.


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"I have worked all over the world for ExxonMobil, DirecTV, Lincoln Financial, and Google.  My international education at SAIIE was paramount to me entering a career in international business."

Michael Evanoff
Marquette University
Alumnus 1987





Enhorabuena to our Spring Soccer students!  Both Wyatt and Cesar from UW-Platteville scored goals for Triana CF against Circulo Civico C. Palmete in their first friendly match!  



Carleton College student athletes arrived 2 weeks ago.  They have been very busy during their time at SAIIE.  

During their 1st week, they visited the Cathedral and Alcazar, went to a Sevilla FC game, and had a day trip to Ronda.

In the 2nd week, they had a blast!  They began the Sports Camp at Lora Tamayo.  At Lora Tamayo, Carleton College students are teaching 4-14 year old children to play Sports: American Football, Soccer, Basketball, Baseball, Volleyball, and Hockey.  



Our Spring Soccer students 2016 from UW-Platteville, Wyatt Gilson and Cesar Hernandez played in their 2nd friendly match for Triana CF against Espartinas last week.

It was a tough match.  Both sides evenly matched.  

But the final score was...