Spend a summer in the sparkling city of Salamanca, Spain with AIFS! Study a variety of academic program options at the University of Salamanca. Known as the “Golden City” due to the golden glow its sandstone buildings give in the sun, the entire city of Salamanca is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The ambience during the summer is especially lively, with a large international student population enjoying the open-air events organized by the university.
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 7 credits depending on course and program selection
Courses offered in art, business Spanish, conversation and composition, history, literature, Spanish culture, Spanish history, Spanish language
Homestay students receive 3 meals a day
The beach in Portugal (day trip) Session 1 and 2 and Mogarraz, La Alberca and Riomalo natural pools (day trip) Session 2
such as walking tours, museum visits, open air concerts, cooking courses, Spanish dance class, guided tours, etc
to help with any questions or advice you may need throughout the program
Round-trip flights from 25 U.S. gateways
Airport transfers to and from campus
Meet Julia, a college student from MSU Denver! Julia took over the AIFS Abroad Instagram story to answer questions about what it’s like to study abroad in Salamanca, Spain and highlight what a typical day in her life looks like there this summer.
Living with a Spanish family is often the highlight of the study abroad experience. It provides the opportunity for full immersion in the local culture and language and is the best way to improve your Spanish skills.
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.
Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, a wide range of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. Typical activities may include:
Please note that students may pay a small additional fee for some of the activities above.
Guided sightseeing tours and entrance fees. Swimming in Riomalo’s natural pools. Includes round-trip transportation.
Tour of Aveiro (session 1) or a visit to the village (session 2). Free time to spend at the beach. Includes round-trip transportation by bus.
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.)