apply nowThis Spanish Language and Culture immersion program is taught at the collegiate level, and provides students the opportunity to study at the renowned University of Salamanca. Founded in 1218, it is the oldest university in Spain. Students will earn college credits upon successful completion of their studies. 2.5 or 5 U.S. college credits can be earned depending on the length of the program. Students live with local host families, allowing for more time to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons.
API students will study in classes with other international students at the Universidad de Salamanca. Students will earn 2.5 or 5 U.S. semester credits of Spanish language college credit that can be transferred to the student's college of choice. The classes are taught by local instructors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of level of Spanish. A placement exam will be administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level.
|Dates||SUMMER 1: June 29 - July 14, 2018 (two weeks)
SUMMER 2: June 29 - July 28, 2018 (four weeks)
|Application Deadline||April 1, 2018|
|Payment Deadline||April 15, 2018|
|Price||SUMMER 1: $3,650
SUMMER 2: $5,480
|Ages||16-18 year olds only (completing grades 10-11)
|Credit||2-week program = 2.5 semester credit hours
4-week program = 5 semester credit hours
|Accommodations||Host family located within the city center; meals and laundry service are included.
|Language of Instruction||Spanish|
|Language Levels||Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced - Superior|
|Admission Requirements||• 2.75 G.P.A minimum required (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
• Students must have completed at least one year of high school Spanish with a grade of B- or higher.
• Students must be 16 years of age or older by the program start date.
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 Spanish location to spend the summer learning Spanish 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.