apply nowThe Spanish Language and Culture program provides 14- and 15-year-old students with the opportunity to practice their Spanish in Spain. Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, in a fun and engaging way. No college credits are awarded for participation in this program, although students will receive a certificate of completion from the language institute. Classes are held in the mornings while the afternoons are filled with cultural visits and recreational activities, such as swimming, kayaking and tennis.
Classes are held at a centrally-located language and culture institute in Salamanca, and are offered at a high school level. The classes are taught by local instructors and are conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of language level. A placement exam is administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level. Classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are small in size, with no more than 10-15 students per class. All students take Spanish language, culture, and conversation courses, which involve group participation and interaction.
|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||14-15 year olds only (Completing grades 8-9)|
|Credit||No academic credit|
|Accommodations||Host family; meals and laundry service are included
|Language of Instruction||Spanish|
|Language Levels||Beginning - Intermediate - Advanced|
|Prerequisites||Students must have completed at least one year of high school Spanish with a grade of B- or higher.|
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.