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Study Abroad | Salamanca

Spain | University of Salamanca | January Term 2023
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Overview

Spend January Term in the elegant and historical city of Salamanca, Spain, with AIFS! Study Spanish Language at the University of Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain. The University is Spain’s leading national institution in teaching Spanish as a second language.

What’s Included

The AIFS inclusive program fee includes all of the great features below in addition to many pre-departure, on-site and upon-return services to help students make the most of their time abroad.

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  • Tuition

    3 semester credits

  • Courses

    Course in Spanish language

  • Housing

    Stay in a Spanish homestay

  • Meals

    3 meals included per day in the homestay

  • Excursions

    End of program visit to Madrid (2 days)

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    Tapas tour, museum visits, cooking class, and guided tours

  • Welcome Event

    To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize yourself with the local area and advise you about living abroad

  • Onsite Support

    To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round trip flights U.S.-Madrid-U.S.

    Airport and hotel transfers to and from campus

Program Details: Study Abroad | Salamanca Multi Discipline

Dates

January 7, 2023January 22, 2023

Term

January Term

Application Deadlines

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$3,395

Eligibility

Open to High School Graduate, First Year, Sophomore, Junior, Senior College Students

Minimum of 2.0 GPA

Additional requirements may vary by course selection. See Academic section below.

Visa Requirements

A visa may be required for this program. Please contact your advisor or log into your portal for more information.

Areas of Interest

  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish Language

Academics

AIFS Abroad offers a unique global educational experience for students on this program, with the following academic options available:

The University of Salamanca was founded in 1218, making it one of the oldest public universities in the world. Today, the university is an important center for the study of humanities. 

  • Foreign Language
  • Spanish Language

Study at the world-renowned University of Salamanca, the third oldest university in Europe and known as the “Oxford of the Spanish-speaking world” due to its reputation for academic excellence. It is recognized as the best university in Spain for the teaching of Spanish as a second language. Earn 3 credits studying Spanish language at one of 4 levels.

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Living Abroad

Spanish Homestay

Living with a Spanish host is one of the best ways to learn Spanish and experience the culture firsthand. Many former AIFS students say that the Spanish homestay experience was the most rewarding part of their time abroad. The homestay will include:

  • Carefully selected homes
  • Double room with another AIFS student
  • Single rooms are available for a supplement of $200
  • Once a week laundry service
  • 3 meals a day

Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Salamanca

Geography

Salamanca is an ancient university town situated in the west of Spain in the Autonomous Community of Castilla and León. 

History

It is a UNESCO World Heritage City and is home to The University of Salamanca., which dates back to 1218, and is the oldest university in Spain, and third oldest university in Europe.  

Cuisine

Salamanca is known for it’s local cuisine and is considered one of Spain’s best cities for a “tapeo” or a feast of small bites and drinks.  

AIFS in Salamanca Resident Director, January Term Program

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Gaye Michaels

¡Hola! I have coordinated study abroad programs at the University of Salamanca since 1987 and have been working as AIFS Resident Director since 1993. I received my BA from SUNY Cortland in 1983 and spent my junior and senior years of undergraduate study at the University of Salamanca, so I am very familiar with where you will be studying and living.

I love getting to know my students and will enjoy assisting you in your adjustment not only to your new environment but to your new self! I want to help you expand your horizons – rarely will you have an opportunity like this to spend time living in a native’s home, watching local television and sharing home-cooked meals with them while chatting about their lives.

As Resident Director, I am your counselor, administrator and friend. I provide guidance and support during this program full of excitement, adventure and education. You will find me in the AIFS office, in the heart of Salamanca, next to the Plaza Mayor and a 5-minute walk from the University.

The Resident Director provides academic advice, introduces you to the community and handles communication with the University.

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, the AIFS team in Salamanca arranges a variety of cultural and social activities. Typical activities may include:

  • Welcome dinner
  • Guided tour of Salamanca including the university and cathedrals
  • “Tapas” tour
  • Spanish cooking class
  • Flamenco class
  • Visit to the Bullfighting Museum
  • Chocolate con churros in the Plaza Mayor
  • Visit to the Jeronimus Cathedral tower for a bird’s eye view of the city
  • Casa Lis Art Nouveau and Art Deco Museum visit
  • Farewell dinner
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Social identity & access

One of the best things you can do before departure is enter into the journey knowing that your time abroad will be unique to this experience. The resources, community, and support available to you when abroad will likely be different as well. In order to help you prepare for your experience, we have compiled many resources about social identity and access in specific locations abroad. Your program staff will also provide you with more details pre-departure and during orientation.

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Important Dates & Deadlines

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Dates & Deadlines

Details

  • Early Application Deadline*
  • Application Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Deposit Deadline
    November 1, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 6, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 7, 2023
  • Program Ends
    January 22, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    January 23, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

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Ready to Study Abroad in Salamanca?

For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: studyabroad@aifs.com