PROGRAM TITLE:
apply nowSpanish Language and Culture Program
HOST INSTITUTION: Universidad de Salamanca
MINIMUM AGE: 17
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. 
G.P.A. REQUIREMENT 2.5
LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION: Spanish
ACADEMIC PROGRAM:

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Quarter

  • 200 contact hours per quarter
  • 20 quarter credits • 12-13 semester credits

Academic Year 

  • Students will do one quarter of Language and Culture in the fall, followed by a semester in the International Studies and Business Program
  • 380 contact hours per quarter
  • 38 quarter credits • 25 semester credits

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

The Academic Year program includes the fall quarter of the Spanish Language and Culture Program and the spring semester of the International Studies and Business Program. Students who want to do all Langauge and Culture study should choose the Fall & Winter combined program.

TRANSCRIPTS

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:


  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 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 (Early Start) 2018-2019 August 30, 2018 - May 17, 2019 TBA
  Fall & Winter Combined (Early Start) 2018-2019 August 30, 2018 - March 20, 2019 TBA
  Fall & Winter Combined 2018-2019 September 20, 2018 - March 20, 2018 TBA
  Academic Year 2018-2019 September 20, 2018 - May 17, 2019 TBA
  Winter Quarter 2019: January 4, 2019 - March 20, 2019 TBA
  Winter Quarter Extended 2019: January 4, 2019 - May 1, 2019 TBA
  Spring Quarter 2019: March 31, 2019 - June 15, 2019 TBA
  Winter and Spring Combined 2019: January 4, 2019 - June 15, 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.

Spain Salamanca Salamanca Cathedral
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Of Salamanca
Spain Salamanca Relief With Astronaut
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Looking Up
Spain Salamanca Plaza Mayor
Spain Salamanca Cathedral And Lake
Spain Salamanca University Of Salamanca Building
Spain Salamanca The Church Of The Convent Of Saint Esteban
Spain Salamanca Plaza Mejor At Night
Spain Salamanca Cathedral Tops And Clouds
Spain Salamanca Salamanca Cathedral