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.
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.Review Our Policies
3 semester credits
Course in Spanish language
Stay in a Spanish homestay
3 meals included per day in the homestay
End of program visit to Madrid (2 days)
Tapas tour, museum visits, cooking class, and guided tours
To help you get to know your classmates better, familiarize yourself with the local area and advise you about living abroad
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Round trip flights U.S.-Madrid-U.S.
Airport and hotel transfers to and from campus
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:
Internet access is included in all AIFS housing in Salamanca
Salamanca is an ancient university town situated in the west of Spain in the Autonomous Community of Castilla and León.
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.
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.
¡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:
Students can select an optional transportation package for all AIFS programs. Students who choose to book their own flights should meet up with group at the program location and will need to make their own ground transportation arrangements.
Below are fees by departure city based on average historical costs and subject to change. If you select this option on your application, the total flight package price will be confirmed in your account 6 months prior to departure. (Program fee is guaranteed.)
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.Learn more