Spain Salamanca Casa De Las Conchas 715012480

This program offers fluent (or near-native) Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Salamanca the opportunity to enroll directly in classes with Spaniards. This program is a great opportunity for the motivated, superior level Spanish speaker who wants to study abroad with complete immersion.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families and dorms)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors and seniors
  • Open to superior level Spanish speakers (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent)
  • Completion of an oral interview
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug, 2022 - Dec, 2022 $11,890 Jun 10, 2022 Jun 25, 2022 Jul 1, 2022
Academic Year Aug, 2022 - May, 2023 $22,780 Jun 10, 2022 Jun 25, 2022 Jul 1, 2022

API students participate 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.

  • Cáceres & Trujillo

    This excursion is designed to explore the region of Extremadura, south of Salamanca. Students will visit the beautiful town of Cáceres, and Trujillo, a medieval town where many conquerors were born.

  • 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.

  • Toro

    Toro is one of those underrated villages that, once you visit it, you'll regret not having done so before. It is also one of the most important wine producers (Toro wine was the first one to travel from Europe to the United States!). The group will visit the town and, of course, one of the most important wineries.

  • The Way of St. James

    The way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history. The group will – metaphorically – write their names in the history of the Way, walking one of the stages while we learn about the Way, its history, and its legends!

    The group will also visit León, one of the biggest cities near Salamanca, and its amazing Gothic cathedral, Astorga, a beautiful town in the Way of Santiago, where the group will visit a palace built by Gaudi. The trip will conclude in Ponferrada, the last major town in the French route before arriving in Santiago.

  • 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.

  • Cáceres & Trujillo

    This excursion is designed to explore the region of Extremadura, south of Salamanca. Students will visit the beautiful town of Cáceres, and Trujillo, a medieval town where many conquerors were born.

  • Guadalupe & Trujillo

    This excursion will begin with a beautiful hike called “ruta de Isabel la Católica”, following the steps of one of Spain’s most iconic monarchs. Upon arriving in the charming town of Guadalupe, the group will enjoy the town and, of course, the local cuisine! The second day of the trip will include a to visit Trujillo, cradle of many 16th century explorers.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • 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.

  • Toro

    Toro is one of those underrated villages that, once you visit it, you'll regret not having done so before. It is also one of the most important wine producers (Toro wine was the first one to travel from Europe to the United States!). The group will visit the town and, of course, one of the most important wineries.

  • The Way of St. James

    The way of St James (Camino de Santiago) has been one of the most important Christian pilgrimages in history. The group will – metaphorically – write their names in the history of the Way, walking one of the stages while we learn about the Way, its history, and its legends!

    The group will also visit León, one of the biggest cities near Salamanca, and its amazing Gothic cathedral, Astorga, a beautiful town in the Way of Santiago, where the group will visit a palace built by Gaudi. The trip will conclude in Ponferrada, the last major town in the French route before arriving in Santiago.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-24 credits per semester

This program offers fluent (or near-native) Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Salamanca the opportunity to enroll directly in classes with Spaniards. This program is a great opportunity for the motivated, superior level Spanish speaker who wants to study abroad with complete immersion.

The University of Salamanca welcomes foreign students into this program who meet the following requirements: completion of a minimum of 5 semesters minimum of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent proficiency) for admission; current enrollment in an American university; completion of a minimum of two and a maximum of five classes per semester.

ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS

The spring early start program includes a mandatory intensive two-three weeks of Spanish language instruction and elective options for an additional 40-60 contact hours (2-4 U.S. credits) to help students refresh their Spanish skills and boost their confidence in the language before starting regular semester classes. Students who elect to take courses other than first-year courses with Spaniards may not be eligible to complete the intensive Spanish course due to scheduling conflicts.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Julia Nelson

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    Inma Borrego

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    Miguel Blanco

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Click Here to Find Classes

COURSE OFFERINGS

COURSE LISTINGS

Click on the course listings description to see the full course offerings.

Once you have clicked on that link, then click on the link that says 'Grados'.

Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.

After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.

Once students are accepted, they will receive an email from the Resident Director, with further information for their classes' registrations. Even if registration can be done once they get to Salamanca, they are strongly encouraged to decide the classes as soon as possible, and always have at least 2-3 back-up options confirmed by their advisors.

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.

Below is a sampling of courses offered. For the most up-to-date course availability, click here to explore our Class Finder.

Salamanca Integrated Grados

Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.

After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.

Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Salamanca Grados Link

Salamanca Integrated Grados

Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.

After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.

Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Salamanca Grados Link

Salamanca Integrated Grados

Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.

After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.

Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Salamanca Grados Link

Salamanca Integrated Grados

Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.

After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.

Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Salamanca Grados Link

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Enroll directly in classes with Spanish students

API students in Salamanca can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or a residencia. Internet access is included in both options.

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.

Students in Salamanca may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Meals are not provided during school breaks and holidays.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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