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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.

But, WHY SAIIE?

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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Michael

"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

 

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Student athletes can go abroad too! Check out this article about Sierra Jones’ and her Belmont University Bruins teammates’ experiences abroad during their Maymesters!

http://belmontbruins.com/sports/w-baskbl/2015-16/releases/20160609mze58b

If you are a student athlete who wants to go abroad, check out our Study Abroad and Sports Programs! 

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Our Summer Session II Students left to return to the USA this past Saturday! We hope they had a safe flight and enjoy the rest of their summer.

This marks the end of another great academic year at SAIIE. We’d like to extend a warm thank you to all those involved in making SAIIE operate smoothly- the staff, the teachers, the host mothers, the internship providers, the sports coaches, and of course, the students. 

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Check out our new promotional video for the soccer program featuring our awesome student athletes from Spring 2015 and 2016!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kPOOflqojNs&list=PLCxns3Y4urxMUxX8wCJfslMFS6fLAFfqU&index=11 

Spain is the country of the winners of the 2008 UEFA Euro in Austria and Switzerland, the 2012 UEFA Euro in Poland and Ukraine, and the South Africa World Cup in 2010.

Come play fútbol in Seville, home city to two teams that participate in the Spanish “La Liga” championship, Sevilla FC and Real Betis Balómpie.  Sevilla FC is the current UEFA Europa League Champions for the season 2015-2016,  and previous Champions in 2014-2015 and 2013-2014. 

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