Athletics Programs

This program allows student athletes the chance to add an athletic element abroad to their academic studies at SAIIE.  

All athletic programs take place during the student's respective off-season, so that they are eligible to earn academic credit at the same time.

Furthermore, SAIIE is associated with several local Sevillian sports clubs, allowing for us to place students in teams for weekly training sessions and friendly matches.   

To apply to one of our Athletic Programs or if you have any questions about the programs, please contact the Program Manager, Mr. Sean Chipres, at: Esta dirección de correo electrónico está siendo protegida contra los robots de spam. Necesita tener JavaScript habilitado para poder verlo. 



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“Coaches and administrators find that study abroad helps fulfill the ideal of equipping students to thrive after graduation in an increasingly globalized society” Hiskey, NCAA News, 2011

“In Division I, approximately 27 percent of student-athletes have either studied abroad or plan to do so” “For Divisions II and III, roughly 30 and 40 percent of student-athletes, respectively, have studied or plan to study abroad” NCAA, 2015.


If you are interested in SAIIE´s academic-athletic program and would like to try it out, let your coach know in advance.

Explain your reasons for wanting to participate in the program, and how this will benefit your college education as well as future. Coaches should be lenient and supportive of your decision, as this program has been created to make sure that your home sport is not neglected on your studies abroad.

Discuss with them the ways in which you plan to stay proactive whilst you participate in this study abroad/athletic program in Seville, Spain.


  • Basketball –   Summer  (Female) 
  • Rowing –       Summer  (Male / Female) 
  • Rugby –         Fall / Spring / Summer  (Male / Female)
  • Soccer –        Spring  (Male / Female) 
  • Swimming –   Summer  (Male / Female)
  • Volleyball –    Fall  (Male), Spring  (Female), Summer  (Female)
  • Water Polo – Spring  (Male)

SAIIE collaborates with the following sports teams to organize all the athletic programs:

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