Up close and personal in Seville. Immersive. Attentive. Transformative.

The mission of the Spanish Institute for Global Education is to contribute to the construction of a better world through effective language learning and to be the meeting point between different cultures, beliefs, and ideologies.

More than 5,000 international students have studied at the Spanish Institute since it was founded in 1982. Based in Seville, Spain, the Institute offers study abroad and custom programs for college, high-school, and adult learners; and advanced training in teaching Spanish and second-language acquisition. With broad networks for internships, service-learning, research, family stays, and more – and over forty years’ experience – the Institute taps the richness of Andalusia.

The Spanish Institute offers study abroad programs for university students with direct enrollment options at three universities in Seville.

One of the best ways to impress prospective employers is to complete an international internship! Students appreciate the hands-on opportunity the Spanish Institute provides through their internships and volunteering program.

The Spanish Institute offers many opportunities for gap-year, high school, and adult learners to improve their Spanish language skills. Their immersive programs are designed around each participant’s unique level of Spanish and offer the ideal occasion to gain a deeper understanding of Spanish culture.

About The Spanish Institute for Global Education

The Spanish Institute for Global Education provides full services for semester or custom study abroad programs of almost any duration in Seville, Spain. The Institute is now offering free housing for a faculty program leader and companion, for the first faculty-led program from your institution. Visit their University Faculty-Led Programs page. Take advantage of state-of-the-art instructional facilities, convenient location, access to local universities, full board, home stays or shared apartments, logistical services, and more.


  • University Programs
  • Internships and Service-Learning
  • Independent Study Project (ISP)
  • Gap Year Program
  • High School Programs

Spanish Courses

  • Spanish Language and Culture
  • Teacher Training
  • Adult Learners
  • Experiences

online courses

  • Long-Distance Internships
  • Spanish Lessons Online
  • Live Spanish Workshops
  • Spanish Summer Camp

Connect with the Spanish Institute today to receive your free faculty housing.

Mark Beirn


An experienced global researcher and administrator, Mark Beirn brings a critical approach to risk management, factoring structural racism and identity-based violence into his rubric for supporting equitable global mobility.

Specialization Areas:

– Global Risk Management
– Education Abroad
– Diversity, Equity, Inclusion in International Education
– Health and Safety
– Curriculum Development


Stephen Appiah-Padi​


Stephen Appiah-Padi is an international educator with several years of teaching and administrative experience in both 4 and 2-year HEIs. An experienced global education practitioner-scholar, with a demonstrated history of success in the field.

Dr. Appiah-Padi has a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada in Educational Policy & Administration with a specialization in International/Intercultural Education.

At Northwestern College, he provided oversight in the administration of education abroad and international student services. In Lansing, Michigan, he first oversaw diversity and intercultural education at Lansing Community College, and later created the Center for International and Intercultural Education (CIIE) which merged intercultural engagement and international education programs of the institution, and he became its first director. Additionally, Dr. Appiah-Padi taught a course, “Diversity in the American Workplace”, to undergraduate management students of the College. In his current position, he provides leadership and vision in advancing strategic internationalization initiatives, including international partnerships and study abroad programs at Bucknell University.

Dr Appiah-Padi has created and facilitated several workshops for faculty and staff development in higher education and in business organizations. He has presented at several national and international conferences. In NAFSA, among several volunteer leadership positions, he has served as Dean of the Fundamentals of Intercultural Communication Workshop, the Leadership Development Committee member, Chair of the Africa Special Interest Group, and a Fellow of the Global Fellowship Program for mentoring emerging leaders of internationalization in African HEIs. He currently serves as a member of the NAFSA Board of Directors.

Specialization Areas:

– Education Abroad
– International education leadership development
– Intercultural education and engagement
– International partnerships and linkages

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Rosa Almoguera


Dr. Rosa Almoguera has worked as an international educator for over twenty years. She was trained as a Hispanic Philologist at the Universidad Complutense, in Madrid, and did her M.A. at the University of Pennsylvania. Her Ph.D., from Universidad Complutense included a field study and edition of written balladry “Romancero”. During many years Rosa combined teaching and her role as a senior administrator at the Fundación Ortega-Marañón in Toledo, Spain. At the Foundation, Rosa directed and, in many cases created, programs for the University of Minnesota, Notre Dame, Princeton, Ohio State, Arcadia, and the University of Chicago. She has also been a visiting professor at the University of Minnesota, University of Portland, and Interamericana de Puerto Rico.

Beginning in 2016, Rosa works as an international education consultant for both public and private European and US higher education institutions. Rosa has been successful in developing new partnerships and programs, as well as helping improve already existing ones.

Rosa is a member of Forum and NAFSA and has presented with higher education professionals on innovative academic and research programming, STEM in study abroad and Nationalism in Europe. Rosa is currently completing the final Professional Certification from the Forum on Education Abroad.

Specialization Areas:

– Student services
– Education abroad programming
– Institutional partnerships
– Education and training