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Stuart Chipres

Resident Director
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Samantha Chipres

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Sean Chipres

Program Manager



"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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LOCATION: Seville is located in the southern region of Spain, one hour away from the Atlantic Ocean, two hours away from Portugal, and three hours away from Africa. 

MORE THAN 10,000 YEARS OF HISTORY: Our culture has been influenced by the Tartessians, Carthaginians, Romans, Visigoths, Muslims and lastly by the Christians.

CLIMATE: We enjoy a Mediterranean climate: a very hot and dry summer, and a very mild winter. Our average temperature throughout the year goes from 78 F to 55 F. 

TRADITIONS: Flamenco dancing, Feria de Sevilla, Holy Week (Semana Santa), Tapas, Siestas, etc. 

MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE:  Olive oil is the base and essential ingredient to our cuisine, vegetables are a must with our meals, our deserts are mostly fresh fruit, fresh oranges every day of the year, we love our wine and finally, we can't live without our "Jamón Serrano".

SEVILLE HAS UNESCO'S WORLD HERITAGE SITES: the Cathedral of Seville (it is the third largest cathedral in the world and the largest Gothic Cathedral in the world), the Alcázar Royal Palace (still in use by the King and Queen of Spain), and the Archive of Indies (where the original documents of the ships going to America when it was first discovered). 

SEVILLE HAS BEEN AN INSPIRATION TO FAMOUS WRITERS AND ARTISTS: Such as Orson Wells, Ernest Hemingway, Murillo and Cervantes.


  • Farewell Ice Cream in Sevilla!

      Saying goodbye to our last summer 2012 group of students.Took them out for some ice cream. We are going to miss you! Hope you enjoyed your time in Sevilla and your experience with SAIIE! Hasta pronto!  

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  • Welcome dinner in Sevilla!

      Yesterday we received the visit at SAIIE of a spring 2009 alumnus, Mr. Jordan Brick, current International Programs Manager and Int'l Education & Engagement, for the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse. It was great to see him again and welcome him back to Sevilla. Jordan join us at the welcome dinner for...

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  • Study abroad and swim in Spain!

      Our students Calvin Fagley (Gustavus Adolphus College), Kristen Wolf (Colorado State University Pueblo) and Hannah Lesser (Tufts University), at swimming practice yesterday. Please see here photos and a video of their swimming practice. Our students had a great time swimming with their Spanish...

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  • Study abroad and play volleyball in Spain!

      Our students from Goucher college, Necole Stravino and Nicole Kovach, participated in a scrimmage match with their Spanish volleyball team yesterday.  Please see here photos of the match. Our students had a great time playing volleyball with their Spanish team. To learn more about the volleyball program...

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  • Fall 2022 Applications are still Open!

      Applications to our Fall 2022 are still open! Application deadline is May 1. Please contact at the Education Abroad office at UW-Platteville, Ms Caitie Chiaverotti at https://www.uwplatt.edu/profile/chiaverottic to start your application. To learn more about the different programs that we offer during fall please visit...

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  • Summer 2022 Applications are Open!

    Applications to our Summer 2022 are still open! Application deadline is April 15. Please contact at the Education Abroad office at UW-Platteville, Ms. Caitie Chiaverotti, at https://www.uwplatt.edu/profile/chiaverottic to start your application.    ...

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  • SAIIE Alumni visits

    What a nice surprise we had last week! We received the visit of a spring 1991 alumnus, James C. Hoffman. We love seeing alumni back in Sevilla.Picture of James with the SAIIE resident director, Stuart Chipres. Another visit, just yesterday, from a former SAIIE student, Michael Wayne Martin, Fall...

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  • UW - Platteville site visit

    Love receiving visits from our friends from UW-Platteville. From left to right Dr. Jennifer Collins (Director, School of Education) with two SAIIE students, Dr. Melissa E. Gormley (Interim Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs and Professor) and Ms. Caitie Chiaverotti (Interim Education...

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