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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

 

CHECK OUT OUR STUDENT ATHLETIC PROGRAMS

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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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Soccer brochure

Check out the new spring 2017 brochure for our study abroad and soccer program designed for student athletes that our friends from the UW-Platteville study abroad office have done for us! 

For more information regarding our soccer program please visit our site here at: http://www.saiie.com/soccer  

Applications to our spring 2017 are open! Apply now

If you have any questions about the study abroad and soccer program please contact the SAIIE Planning & Development Director/ Sports Coordinator, Sean Chipres at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. 

  


The crew

Take a look at our amazing Summer Swimming video featuring Bailey Brown from Boston College and Kyle Johnston and Jason Hicks from Colorado Mesa University!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nUhETxgw3dU

To learn more about our Study Abroad & Swimming Program we offer every summer please visit our website at: http://www.saiie.com/swimming

If you have any questions about the program please contact the SAIIE Planning & Development Director/ Sports Coordinator, Sean Chipres at Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo.