Spain Salamanca Casa De Las Conchas 757771405

We invite you to spend your summer with API in Spain at the prestigious Universidad de Salamanca. This program 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 vibrant student social scene and stunning scenery, and explore all that Spain has to offer!

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 freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport with Student visa (for programs over 90 days)
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 May 28, 2023 - Jun 30, 2023 $5,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined May 28, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $10,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 1 and 3 Combined May 28, 2023 - Aug 12, 2023 $11,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 2 Jun 29, 2023 - Jul 29, 2023 $6,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 15, 2023
Summer 3 Jun 29, 2023 - Aug 12, 2023 $7,500 Apr 15, 2023 No Extension May 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 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. 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.

  • 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.

  • La Alberca & Salamanca Mountains

    Students will discover the mountains around Salamanca. This trip starts with a beautiful hike near la Alberca, to connect with mother nature and connect with each other. The excursion will also include a guided tour around La Alberca, one of Spain's most beautiful villages, to learn about their cultural traditions.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Alberca & Salamanca Mountains

    Students will discover the mountains around Salamanca. This trip starts with a beautiful hike near la Alberca, to connect with mother nature and connect with each other. The excursion will also include a guided tour around La Alberca, one of Spain's most beautiful villages, to learn about their cultural traditions.

  • Galicia

    We will visit A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, two of the most beautiful cities in the region of Galicia. From there, the group will dive into Galicia culture, learn about the Way of St James and, of course… enjoy some beach time!

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • La Alberca & Salamanca Mountains

    Students will discover the mountains around Salamanca. This trip starts with a beautiful hike near la Alberca, to connect with mother nature and connect with each other. The excursion will also include a guided tour around La Alberca, one of Spain's most beautiful villages, to learn about their cultural traditions.

  • Galicia

    We will visit A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, two of the most beautiful cities in the region of Galicia. From there, the group will dive into Galicia culture, learn about the Way of St James and, of course… enjoy some beach time!

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • Galicia

    We will visit A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, two of the most beautiful cities in the region of Galicia. From there, the group will dive into Galicia culture, learn about the Way of St James and, of course… enjoy some beach time!

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

  • 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.

  • Galicia

    We will visit A Coruña and Santiago de Compostela, two of the most beautiful cities in the region of Galicia. From there, the group will dive into Galicia culture, learn about the Way of St James and, of course… enjoy some beach time!

  • Porto

    Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 5-8 U.S. semester credits per session (up to 16 total)

Classes are taught at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior levels. Level of study is based on a placement exam administered online (prior to departure) by the University of Salamanca. This is a concentrated language and culture program for students at all levels that focuses on grammar, conversation, and Spanish culture. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency, and intermediate, advanced and superior level students choose from a wide selection of Spanish culture course options. Language classes have a maximum of 15 students per class.

Students can earn 80-100 contact hours for summer 1 or 2 sessions, 120-150 contact hours for the summer 3 session, or, if they choose to combine sessions, student can earn up to 250 contact hours, depending on the configuration of terms and electives.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Stephanni Greenan

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Beginning level students are required to take Spanish Grammar and Spanish Vocabulary, and may then choose to take one or two elective courses.

Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level students are required to take Spanish Grammar, and may then choose to take 2-3 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 (Summer Spanish Language and Culture 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 (Summer Spanish Language and Culture Studies)

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Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Summer Spanish Language and Culture 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!

Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Summer Spanish Language and Culture 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!

Courses at Universidad de Salamanca (Summer Spanish Language and Culture 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
  • Learn from highly experienced professors with tremendous experience teaching Spanish as a foreign language
  • Enroll with students from across the world!

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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