Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

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Academics - January Term 2021

University of Salamanca

Founded in 1218, the University of Salamanca is the oldest in Spain. Christopher Columbus consulted the universityís faculty before embarking on his famous voyage.

The University of Salamanca is Spainís leading national institution in the teaching of Spanish as a second language and one of the most prestigious universities in Spain. Salamanca is in the region of Spain where the purest Castilian Spanish is spoken.

Academic Overview

Earn 3 credits studying Spanish language and culture. Four levels of Spanish are available to students: Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced and Superior. This is a language immersion program and all instruction (including at the Elementary level) will be given in Spanish. Course level is determined by a placement exam given on arrival in Salamanca.

Admissions Requirements Open to high school graduates, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Attendance is required to receive full credit. Students exceeding the permitted numbers of unexcused absences may lose all or partial credit.

Credit Hours are in parentheses. Credits are equal to American credits based on one credit for a minimum of 15 classroom hours plus home study. Classes are taught Monday through Friday.

Grades No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail grade options are not available.

Transcripts are issued by the University of Salamanca. One official copy will be sent to the studentís home institution on completion of the program.

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