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We invite you to study abroad with API in Spain at the prestigious Universidad de Salamanca! Intensive 2-week, 3-week and month-long courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year. This program offers you the opportunity to advance your language skills while studying at the oldest university in Spain, where Spanish grammar was first published!

Enhance your Spanish language skills, earn academic credit, and experience life in this charming "Golden City" known for its vibrant student social scene and stunning scenery!

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 (Jan and Sept only)

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Tutoring

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

Language and Culture Tools

Cultural Activity (available to Intensive Month students)

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

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Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 5, 2023 - Jan 21, 2023 $3,900 Nov 23, 2022 No Extension Nov 23, 2022
Jan-Term Jan 5, 2023 - Jan 28, 2023 $4,500 Nov 23, 2022 No Extension Nov 23, 2022
Short-Term May 1, 2023 - May 17, 2023 $2,995 Mar 22, 2023 No Extension Mar 22, 2023
Short-Term May 1, 2023 - May 31, 2023 $4,500 Mar 22, 2023 No Extension Mar 22, 2023
Short-Term Jul, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $4,500 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023
Short-Term Jul, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $3,500 Jun 15, 2023 No Extension Jul 15, 2023

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 short-term 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 U.S. semester credits per session (depending on session length)

Intensive two-week, three-week and month-long courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca on a short-term program.

Most students choose to fly into Madrid Barajas International Airport and travel independently by bus to Salamanca.

Ground transportation to/from Madrid is not included in the program fee unless the student selects a program in September or January, but it can be arranged at an additional cost. ONLY January and September programs include airport reception and an orientation program in Madrid in the program fee.

If this program is taken along with a semester or quarter program, a discount is applied.

CREDIT BREAKDOWN

TWO-WEEK SESSION

40-50 contact hours, or approximately 3 U.S. semester credits

THREE-WEEK SESSION

60-75 contact hours, or approximately 4-5 U.S. semester credits

MONTH PROGRAM

80-100 contact hours, or approximately 5-6 semester credits

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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COURSE OFFERINGS

All students are required to take a Spanish Grammar at their respective level. Depending on their level and the length of the term, students may then choose 2 elective courses.

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.

Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Short-Term Intensive Language Studies)

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 (Short-Term Intensive Language Studies)

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
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Jan-term available
  • Programs offered year-round

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.

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