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We invite you to study abroad with API in Spain at the prestigious Universidad de Salamanca. This program designed for high school students offers Spanish language and culture courses at all levels, so you can advance your language skills and cultural knowledge while studying at the oldest university in Spain, where Spanish grammar was first published!

Earn valuable academic credit, enhance your Spanish language skills, experience life in this charming "Golden City" known for its active student population and stunning scenery, and explore all that Spain has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Advising and Support

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Tutoring

Quality Housing (including meals and laundry)

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Full-Time, On-site Resident Directors/Coordinators

Welcome and Farewell Group Events

24-Hour On-Site Emergency Assistance

Excursions and Day Trips

Community Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Must be ages 16-18 (completing grades 10-11; must be 16 by program start date)
  • Students must have completed at least one year of high school Spanish with a grade of B- or higher
  • 2.75 G.P.A. (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completed online application
  • Most recent grade report
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 30, 2023 - Jul 15, 2023 $3,900 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jun 30, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $5,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023

Note: Students can receive $100 for each applicant they refer to an API high school summer program (excluding the Parsons Paris Pre-College program). The applicant must include the student's name as the referral source on the online application.

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Salamanca programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. On this day trip students will have the opportunity to visit one of Europe’s most important art museums and enjoy the beautiful Madrid center to experience first hand this blend of modernity and history.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • Segovia

    Can 2000 years of history be covered in just one day? The answer is yes - in the charming historic town of Segovia. The tour begins in a Roman monument, and students will walk through more than 2,000 years of history visiting the last gothic cathedral built in Spain (known as the Lady of Cathedrals) and a beautiful castle (that is said to have inspired the Disney Snow White Castle).

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 2.5-5 U.S. semester credits

This Spanish Language and Culture immersion program is taught at the collegiate level and provides students the opportunity to study at the renowned University of Salamanca. Founded in 1218, it is the oldest university in Spain. Students will earn 2.5 or 5 U.S. college semester credits upon successful completion of their studies, depending on the length of the program.Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons.

API students will study in classes with other international students at the Universidad de Salamanca. Students will earn 2.5 or 5 U.S. semester credits of Spanish language college credit that can be transferred to the student's college of choice. The classes are taught by local instructors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of the level of Spanish. A placement exam will be administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level.

COURSE INFORMATION

During each session in Salamanca, all students complete one two-hour Spanish Grammar course. Additionally, students will select 2 one-hour elective courses (representing a total of four hours of class per day).

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca upon completion of their program.

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    Stephanni Greenan

    Stephanni Greenan will be your Program Coordinator and will help you prepare to go abroad!

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    Inma Borrego

    Inma will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Miguel Blanco

    Miguel will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and a resource for you while you are in Spain.

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Click Here to Find Classes

Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Summer High School Spanish Language and Culture)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

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Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Summer High School Spanish Language and Culture)

For the most up-to-date course availability on this program, explore our Class Finder. Sort courses by term, area of study, and more!

Click here to find courses, syllabi, and more!

Highlights
  • Learn Spanish where the language was established in Salamanca, Spain
  • Study at one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Earn credits toward your future college degree
  • Get your first taste of studying abroad

API students in Salamanca will live with a host family. Internet access is included.

Students who choose to live with families generally share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

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