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Study Abroad | Salamanca

Spain | University of Salamanca | Spring 2023
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  • Fall 2023

  • Spring 2023

Overview

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.

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

    Up to 18 semester credits depending on program and course selection

  • Courses

    Wide variety of courses available; taught in English and Spanish

  • Housing

    Homestay with a local family. Additional housing options are available

  • Meals

    3 meals per day in the homestay

  • Excursions & Day Trips

    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

  • Cultural & Social Activities

    A wide range of AIFS-organized cultural activities and social events to enrich your experience

  • Onsite Resident Director

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

  • Health & Safety

    24/7 emergency support and comprehensive insurance

  • Personal/Professional Development

    Access to the renowned Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment and alumni network

  • Green Initiative

Additional Options & Opportunities

  • Flight Package

    Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways

    Airport transfers to and from campus

  • Early Start Supplement Program

    Intensive Spanish Language Course

  • Excursion

    Barcelona (4 days)

    Marrakesh, Morocco (4 days)

  • Housing Supplement

    Apartment

Program Details: Study Abroad | Salamanca Multi Discipline

Program is closed

Dates

January 21, 2023May 12, 2023

Term

Spring

Application Deadline

October 1, 2022

Inclusive Fees

$12,495

Stay for a year to save on cost

Eligibility

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

Minimum of 2.5 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

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • International Business
  • Internship
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

Global Themes

  • Business, Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship
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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.

  • Accounting
  • Art
  • Business
  • Business Administration
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Education
  • Finance
  • Foreign Language
  • History
  • International Business
  • Internship
  • Literature
  • Marketing
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language

Optional Early Start Program (available with all semester programs)

Give your Spanish skills a head-start and earn an extra 3 credits by choosing the Early Start option. Students taking this option will arrive in Salamanca before the semester begins and take an intensive Spanish language program focusing on grammar and conversation. All levels of Spanish are available from Elementary through Superior. The course gives you the opportunity to make a gradual adjustment to academic life and living in Spain and prepares you for the semester placement exam. 

The fee for the Early Start option includes housing in a double room in a homestay with 3 meals per day. Students choosing a different housing option will pay an additional housing supplement for the Early Start Program as follows: single room in a homestay $250, double room in an apartment $100, single room in an apartment $200. 

Give your Spanish skills a head-start and earn an extra 3 credits by choosing the Early Start option. Students taking this option will arrive in Salamanca before the semester begins and take an intensive Spanish language program focusing on grammar and conversation. All levels of Spanish are available from Elementary through Superior. The course gives you the opportunity to make a gradual adjustment to academic life and living in Spain and prepares you for the semester placement exam. 

The fee for the Early Start option includes housing in a double room in a homestay with 3 meals per day. Students choosing a different housing option will pay an additional housing supplement for the Early Start Program as follows: single room in a homestay $TBC, double room in an apartment $TBC, single room in an apartment $TBC.

This program is designed for students with an Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level of Spanish who wish to take electives in subjects including Spanish, art history, history, literature, sociology and economics. The majority of courses are taught in Spanish apart from a small number which are taught in English. Students can choose up to 5 courses. Spring semester, Early Start students placing into the Superior language level can choose to take 1 or 2 semester courses from the Integrated Studies Program. Permission to enroll in these classes can only be granted once on campus after an interview.

All courses are taught in English except one and Spanish is not required. This program is intended for students who wish to focus their studies on business, economics, marketing, finance and international relations. Students with an Intermediate and above level of Spanish can choose to take 2 courses in Spanish from the Spanish and International Studies Program. Students can choose up to 5 courses; a minimum of 3 must be from the Business Program. Spring semester, Early Start students placing into the Superior language level can choose to take 1 or 2 semester courses from the Integrated Studies Program. Permission to enroll in these classes can only be granted once on campus after an interview. 

Students with an excellent command of Spanish have the opportunity to study in classes alongside Spaniards. Available to students placing in Superior level Spanish this program offers an immersion study abroad experience. Choose up to 5 electives combining integrated courses with courses from the Spanish and International Studies Program, subject to course scheduling. Students can choose from over 900 different classes in fields including art, economics, history and politics, linguistics, Spanish literature, psychology and sociology. You can only be approved to take these classes once on campus and are therefore advised to choose an alternative program until approval is granted.

In a competitive and global employment market, practical experience in a real-life workplace is an invaluable addition to classroom-based learning. Students with an interest in a teaching career will have the opportunity to work in a local Spanish school assisting teachers and supporting students in English language classes. This program gives students the opportunity to gain vital insights into a specific career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and will develop both professional and personal skills. 

Students will complete a 3-credit, 45-hour total internship in addition to 3 courses from their chosen academic program. Students must place into Upper Intermediate level Spanish or above. The internship includes individual meetings with University of Salamanca staff in order to prepare you and support you through the internship. Upon completion of the internship, students will present an internship diary and give an oral presentation for a final grade. The internship will appear on your semester transcript.

This program is designed for students with an Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level of Spanish who wish to take electives in subjects including Spanish, art history, history, literature, sociology and economics. The majority of courses are taught in Spanish apart from a small number which are taught in English. Students can choose up to 5 courses. Spring semester, Early Start students placing into the Superior language level can choose to take 1 or 2 semester courses from the Integrated Studies Program. Permission to enroll in these classes can only be granted once on campus after an interview.

All courses are taught in English except one and Spanish is not required. This program is intended for students who wish to focus their studies on business, economics, marketing, finance and international relations. Students with an Intermediate and above level of Spanish can choose to take 2 courses in Spanish from the Spanish and International Studies Program. Students can choose up to 5 courses; a minimum of 3 must be from the Business Program. Spring semester, Early Start students placing into the Superior language level can choose to take 1 or 2 semester courses from the Integrated Studies Program. Permission to enroll in these classes can only be granted once on campus after an interview. 

All courses are taught in English except for one course (Health Communication) which is available in English or Spanish. Spanish is therefore not a requirement. This program is intended for students of health sciences: medicine, nursing, health management, pharmacology, or biology. Students can choose up to 5 courses; a minimum of 2 and a maximum of 4 must be from the Health and Medical Program. Students with an Intermediate and above level of Spanish can choose to take courses in Spanish from the Spanish and International Studies Program. Spring semester, Early Start students placing in the Superior language level can choose to take 1 or 2 semester courses from the Integrated Studies Program. Permission to enroll in these classes can only be granted once on campus after an interview.

This program is designed for students wishing to improve their Spanish language and broaden their knowledge and understanding of Spanish culture. Students of all levels take a required Spanish grammar course which meets for 100 hours and is recommended for 6 credits. Courses for Beginner level students focus on developing their written and oral skills. Intermediate, Advanced and Superior level students can choose up to 3 electives from the Spanish Language and Culture Program taught in Spanish.

In a competitive and global employment market, practical experience in a real-life workplace is an invaluable addition to classroom-based learning. Students with an interest in a teaching career will have the opportunity to work in a local Spanish school assisting teachers and supporting students in English language classes. This program gives students the opportunity to gain vital insights into a specific career field, experience in the global workplace, practical exposure to the demands of specific jobs and will develop both professional and personal skills. 

Students will complete a 3-credit, 45-hour total internship in addition to 3 courses from their chosen academic program. Students must place into Upper Intermediate level Spanish or above. The internship includes individual meetings with University of Salamanca staff in order to prepare you and support you through the internship. Upon completion of the internship, students will present an internship diary and give an oral presentation for a final grade. The internship will appear on your semester transcript.

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Living Abroad

Included

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.

  • Double room
  • 3 meals per day
  • Weekly laundry service

Optional

Single Room in Homestay (Supplement $900 Spring 2023/$TBC Fall 2023)

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).

Apartment (Supplement $400 Spring 2023)

Students choosing this option will share an apartment with other AIFS students. Apartments may be co-ed. Apartment availability is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

  • Double room
  • Shared kitchen facilities
  • Shared bathroom and living space
  • Supplement for single room: $600 Fall/$800 Spring. This supplement is for the semester. Students choosing a single room in the apartment for the Early Start Program will pay an additional housing supplement of $200

Student Residence (Supplement $TBC Fall 2023)

For an additional fee, you can also choose to live in an all-new student residence with Spanish and other international students, located a short walk from the AIFS office and Cursos Internacionales at the University of Salamanca.

  • All rooms are singles with private bathrooms
  • Meals are not included but all rooms have a fully-fitted kitchenette and for an extra fee there is a prepared-meal service that delivers homecooked meals once a week to the residence (5.75€ per meal). Students can choose from a very ample menu of meals that come packaged and ready to pop in the microwave or freeze.
  • Laundry facilities on the premises.
  • Air conditioning and heat (individual thermostats in each room)
  • Smart TV in each room
  • High-speed broadband / 100 Mb Wi-Fi (each room has an individual router)
  • Free access to gym, outdoor terrace, cinema room, multimedia/TV/game room, etc.

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, Semester Programs

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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.

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:

  • Welcome and farewell dinner
  • Guided tour of Salamanca with entrance to the cathedrals
  • Tapas bar tour
  • Climb the Cathedral tower
  • Intercambios with Spanish students
  • Spanish cooking classes

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.

Excursions

This program offers a range of day trips and excursions that will take you outside Salamanca and deepen your social, historical and cultural understanding of Spain. Previous excursions have included:

Pena Palace in Lisbon, Portugal.

Lisbon

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.

  • Portugal
  • 3 Days
  • Included in Program Fee
Segovia.

Segovia

Locally guided tour. Entrance to the Alcázar Castle. Includes round-trip transportation.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Toro aerial view.

Toro and Zamora Wine Region

Guided tours. Wine sampling. Includes round-trip transportation and dinner in a subterranean wine cellar.

  • Spain
  • Day Trip
  • Included in Program Fee
Barcelona.

Barcelona

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.

  • Spain
  • 4 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Camel.

Marrakech

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.  

* A minimum enrollment of 15 is required for this trip to run. 

* 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.

  • Morocco
  • 4 Days
  • Not Included in Program Fee
Barcelona,Spain
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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
    October 15, 2022
  • Scholarship Deadline
    October 1, 2022
  • Optional Departure Flight from US***
    January 20, 2023
  • Program Begins
    January 21, 2023
  • Program Ends
    May 12, 2023
  • Optional Return Flight to US***
    May 13, 2023
  • *** Included for students on AIFS flight package.

Optional Flight Package

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.)

Depature City

Fee

  • Atlanta
    $2,000.00
  • Boston
    $1,780.00
  • Buffalo
    $1,840.00
  • Charlotte
    $1,920.00
  • Chicago
    $1,940.00
  • Cincinnati
    $2,000.00
  • Columbus
    $1,900.00
  • Dallas
    $2,040.00
  • Denver
    $2,020.00
  • Des Moines
    $2,020.00
  • Detroit
    $1,880.00
  • Houston
    $2,060.00
  • Los Angeles
    $1,800.00
  • Miami
    $1,920.00
  • Minneapolis
    $1,960.00
  • New York
    $1,760.00
  • Newark
    $1,760.00
  • Orlando
    $1,920.00
  • Philadelphia
    $1,880.00
  • Phoenix
    $2,040.00
  • Pittsburgh
    $1,860.00
  • Raleigh/Durham
    $1,920.00
  • San Francisco
    $2,080.00
  • Seattle
    $2,060.00
  • St. Louis
    $1,940.00
  • Washington/Dulles
    $1,800.00
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For more dates or questions, contact your program consultant:
(203) 399-5163 or email: aifsabroad@aifs.com