Spend a semester or academic year in the charming and lively city of Salamanca, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Salamanca, home to a thriving international student population. Dubbed the “Oxford of Spain”, the prestigious university has a student population of approximately 30,000 students.
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
Up to 18 semester credits depending on program and course selection
Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish
Homestay with a local family. Additional housing options are available
3 meals per day in the homestay
Day trip to Segovia, a wine tasting day trip to Toro – an important wine region in Zamora, and a 3-day excursion to Lisbon, Portugal
A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience
To help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance
Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Intensive Spanish Language Course
Barcelona (4 days)
Marrakesh, Morocco (4 days)
Single room in homestay
Living with one of our long-standing and reliable homestays is the best way to immerse yourself in the language and culture of Spain. The homestay experience is usually our students’ most rewarding part of their stay abroad.
This supplement is for the semester. Students choosing a single room in the homestay for the Early Start Program will pay an additional housing supplement of $250 Spring 2023/$TBC Fall 2023 (on top of the Early Start Program fee).
For an additional fee, you can choose to live in a student residence with Spanish and other international students, located a short walk from the AIFS office and the Cursos Internacionales university building.
All rooms are singles with a private bathroom and fully-fitted kitchen.
Spaces in the student residence may be limited, so students who want this option are advised to apply early.
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.
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.
In addition to day trips and excursions, a cultural calendar of activities and social events is included in your program fee. Typical activities include:
You will also have access to the university’s own program of events and activities including films, flamenco lessons, horseback riding and hiking (for a small fee) and will have free use of the university sports facilities.
Give back to the community and add a new perspective to your study abroad experience by joining our Salamanca volunteer program and helping school children to improve their English by giving English language workshops. At the end of the semester participating students will receive a certificate.
Guided tours. Visit Cabo de Roca, Boca do Inferno, and a coastal village. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations and daily breakfasts.
* Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, you must check whether a visa is required to visit Portugal and, if so, you must acquire the visa before departing the U.S.
Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation.
Guided tours. Wine sampling. Includes round-trip transportation and dinner in a subterranean wine cellar.
Guided tours of El Born, Plaza de Cataluña, Montjuïc, the seaport, Gothic Quarter and more, with free time to wander the Park Güell, the Sagrada Família, the Joan Miró Foundation, the Boquería market or Barceloneta Beach. Includes round-trip transportation, accommodations, entrance fees and daily breakfasts.
* A minimum enrollment of 15 students is required for the excursion to run.
Guided tours of the Djemaa El Fna, Marrakesh’s main square and open-air theater, the souks (markets), Agafay desert and the Berber villages of Toubkal National Park. Have traditional tea at the Lalla Takarkoust Lake. Includes round-trip transportation with airport transfers, accommmodations, breakfast, dinner and one lunch.
* Please note that if you are not a U.S. citizen, you must check whether a visa is required to visit Morocco and, if so, you must acquire the visa before departing the U.S.
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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.)