||apply nowSpanish Language and Culture Program
|HOST INSTITUTION:||Universidad de Salamanca|
|LANGUAGE REQUIREMENT:||No previous study of Spanish required. Open to all levels of Spanish speakers.|
|ACCOMMODATIONS:||Local host families and residencias. All housing includes 3 meals per day and laundry. All Salamanca housing includes internet. Housing between fall and winter terms is not included.|
|LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:||Spanish|
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS
Academic Year Option 1
Academic Year Option 2
This program is ideal for students who would like to improve their communication and grammar skills, while also taking culture courses in addition to their language studies. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency and all courses relate to language study. Intermediate, advanced and superior level students complete 2-3 cultural electives in addition to their grammar course. A student’s language level is determined by a placement exam administered by the Universidad de Salamanca.
ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS
Students can earn additional credits if they choose to combine two or more terms, or if they add an intensive month of language, conversation and cultural studies (consisting of 80 contact hours) at the beginning or end of their program.
ACADEMIC YEAR OPTIONS
OPTION 1 Most academic year students ultimately choose to complete the fall quarter of the Spanish Language and Culture Program and the spring semester the International Studies Program. Students who choose this option will have a different program end-date than the winter/spring Spanish Language an Culture Program students.
OPTION 2 Academic year students may choose to pursue two consecutive quarters of the Spanish Language and Culture Program.
API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca upon completion of their program.
|ACCEPTANCE TO U.S. UNIVERSITY REQUIRED:||No|
|DATES & PRICES:|
|Academic Year (Option 1 Early Start) 2017:||August 31, 2017 - May 18, 2018||$22,180|
|Academic Year (Option 1) 2017:||September 21, 2017 - May 18, 2018||$20,180|
|Academic Year (Option 2 Early Start) 2017:||August 31, 2017 - March 17, 2018||$18,980|
|Winter Quarter 2018:||January 4, 2018 - March 17, 2018||$9,380|
|Winter Quarter (Extended Program) 2018:||January 4, 2018 - April 28, 2018||$11,280|
|Spring Quarter 2018:||April 1, 2018 - June 14, 2018||$9,380|
|Winter & Spring Quarters Combined 2018:||January 4, 2018 - June 14, 2018||$16,980|
|Fall Quarter 2018 (Early Start):||August 30, 2018 - December 15, 2018||TBA|
|Fall Quarter 2018:||September 20, 2018 - December 15, 2018||TBA|
|Academic Year (Option 1 Early Start) 2018-2019||August 30, 2018 - Mid-May, 2019||TBA|
|Academic Year (Option 2 Early Start) 2018-2019||September 20, 2018 - Mid-March, 2019||TBA|
|Academic Year (Option 1) 2018-2019||September 20, 2018 - Mid-May, 2019||TBA|
|INTERNSHIPS AND VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE|
Spain, stretching sun-drenched and untamed to the south of the majestic Pyrenees, is a passionate nation that combines its superb artistic and natural heritage with an infectious, go-ahead dynamism.
Salamanca is an ideal location to spend your gap year in Spain, studying the local language and culture. It is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe, and Salamanca’s Plaza Mayor is said to be the most beautiful plaza in Spain. Through the centuries, the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname “la Ciudad Dorada” - the Golden City. The breathtaking Catedral Vieja and Catedral Nueva rise above the city, overlooking the river Tormes and the Roman Bridge. Students can experience the history of this magical city on their way to and from Spanish language classes, walking the streets to the plaza and through the archways of the old quarter. The university area, the winding streets, the inviting architecture, and the warm people welcome newcomers to this enchanting city.