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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.


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      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 Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder...

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    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 Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para...

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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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  • Visit to Basilippo

     Our group of students from Carleton College had the opportunity today to visit the olive oil farm "Basilippo". There our students were received by the owner and explained how they produce “Extra Virgen Olive oil”. They also visited the farm and saw the plantation, as well as the different...

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  • Sevilla FC Soccer Match

    We took this evening our group of students from Carleton College and students from SAIIE studying through University of Wisconsin-Platteville to a soccer match to see one of the local teams of the city, Sevilla FC. Sevilla FC played against Dinamo de Zagreb and beat them 3-1! Our students had...

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  • Visit to "Archivo de Indias"

    Our Winterim students visited yesterday another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the “Archivo de Indias” in Seville. This is the third UNESCO World Heritage Site they visit in Seville after visiting the “Catedral de Sevilla” and the “Alcazar the Sevilla”. Not many other cities in the world offer you...

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  • CEIP Lora Tamayo Visit

    The Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, visited today the local Spanish school, CEIP Lora Tamayo, which hostess the sports camp for our friends from Carleton College. During the visit Sean manage to see the former director and friend, Mr. Rafael Carmona Sánchez...

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