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Spend a semester, summer session, January term or academic year with AIFS in the picturesque city of Salamanca, Spain, studying at the University of Salamanca. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, with no previous Spanish language study requi... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.9
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I gained so much self confidence and can proudly say that I am much more outgoing than when I started my program. Seeing the world allowed me to open my eyes to many different things and I found a passion inside of me that I want to continue to see as much of the world as I can! - Universidad de Salamanca / University of Salamanca View Entire Review
This experience taught me a lot about myself, who I am, what my purpose is, and what I want for my future. Most importantly, it taught me what makes me happy and how I can maintain that happiness. It was a worthwhile experience and if I could relive the whole thing over again, I would. - Dominican University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salamanca - University of Salamanca
Extremely worth it. It really encouraged me to meet new people and value the friendships that I made. Experiencing the different culture first hand really allowed me to gain a respect for everyone I met. - Oklahoma State University - Stillwater View Entire Review
February 21, 2017 An Incredible Experience!
My experience abroad was completely worthwhile. My entire perspective on life changed. Now, I want to work in an international setting and with people from different cultures and backgrounds than me. - University of Dayton View Entire Review
I learned that everyone is living a different life. You cannot assume you know a person just by looking at them. I also learned that it's okay to miss out, although I missed my friends at home and wished I was doing the things they were, study abroad gave me the ability to step back and say "hey, yeah that's cool, but I'm in Spa... - Saint John Fisher College View Entire Review
I learned so much about the world, people, and myself studying abroad. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and it was without a doubt the best thing I have ever done for myself. In the beginning, I was scared and anxious, this being the hardest and scariest thing I have ever done in my life, but after two weeks you will never wa... - Assumption College View Entire Review
It was so worthwhile. I wish I could do it again. You learn to be more independent, you learn about other cultures and yourself. As well as American culture. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Past Review Coffee And Ham
It was completely worthwhile. It was a wonderful opportunity to understand (at least a little bit) the culture of Spain and to try and practice a new language with locals around the area. - Western Washington University View Entire Review
I learned more of the language, I met amazing people from Spain and all across the world. I was able to travel around Europe. I could not imagine a better year! - Western Washington University View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing Place!
Learned about an entirely new culture and was able to experience it first hand. - Carroll College View Entire Review
I definitely improved my Spanish, but I learned so much about myself too. So worthwhile. I wish I could do another year! - University of Vermont View Entire Review
It was the most amazing experience of my life. I learned so much and gained more than I ever could have without going abroad. It is beyond worth it. - Chapman University View Entire Review
It was tremendously worthwhile. I met so many fantastic people, Spaniards and Americans, had the chance to speak Spanish every day, lived in an impossibly beautiful city, saw so much of the world, ate amazing food, gained confidence in my ability to live independently, and truly experienced life in another culture. - Macalester College View Entire Review
I met so many unique individuals. I decided to join a salsa class and travel throughout Spain! I gained experiences that shape the way I think and how I interact with others! View Entire Review
August 17, 2018 Amazing
Amazing and absolutely worthwhile - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salamanca - University of Salamanca
I learned how to speak Spanish, how to navigate foreign countries, how to be independent, how to make the most out of my education, and what I want to do with my life post-graduation. The experiences I had while studying abroad changed me forever. - University of Wyoming View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salamanca - University of Salamanca
I learned so much about Spanish culture while in Salamanca. I learned about all the different foods they eat, and how the Spanish schedule is so different from other European countries and the US. My language skills improved dramatically, and I learned how to go out of my comfort zone when asking questions and speaking. I gained... - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
not to hangout with Americans , yes - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with AIFS: Salamanca - University of Salamanca
I learned Spanish, and that I love to travel, and that I can stand on my own, and a ton about global companies like McDonalds and Starbucks, not to mention quite a bit about the European economy. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Because fluent in Spanish, now look at people differently and more open to people different from me - The Catholic University of America View Entire Review
I learned so much. I am confident to speak Spanish to anyone and I learned a lot about different cultures. I realized that I am able to be thrown into a foreign country knowing no one and I can come out with new best friends and some of the best times of my life. - University of Alabama - Tuscaloosa View Entire Review
Past Review Best Choice Ever
I learned how to be completely open to new things. Being abroad doesn't always give you a "comfort" option, sometimes you just have to go with the flow. I appreciate every moment I spent abroad, and would do it again if I could. - Augustana College View Entire Review
I gained tons of friends all over the world, in both the country I studied, the country I am from and other countries as well. I learned so much about different people and the different cultures and I also learned more about the European Union as a whole. It was definitely worthwhile and if able I would do it all over again! - Quinnipiac University View Entire Review
I gained a better control of the language and I learned a lot about being open and accepting to new and different cultures. I met new people and made life-long friends. I have a family in Salamanca. It was the most worthwhile experience I have ever had. - Dominican University View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish tremendously!!! I made forever-lasting friendships with Spanish people! - Boston University View Entire Review

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Spend a semester, summer session, January term or academic year with AIFS in the picturesque city of Salamanca, Spain, studying at the University of Salamanca. Courses are taught in English or Spanish, with no previous Spanish language study required. Please visit website for program-specific details and eligibility requirements. 

During January term, students live in a Spanish homestay with meals provided. Summer students live with a host family with meals provided or, for an additional fee, may choose an apartment option with meal allowance. Semester and academic year students live in an apartment with a meal allowance or, for an additional fee, may choose a Spanish homestay with meals provided. All housing options include internet. 

You’ll enjoy cultural and social activities such as guided city walks, Spanish cooking classes, museum visits, a tapas tour, and intercambios with Spanish students. Excursions can vary with term and program selection but typically include travel such as a 2-day trip to Madrid and Toledo and day trips to places such as Avila and Mogarraz, La Alberca and Riomalo. Optional excursions may also vary depending on the program and term, but typically include trips such as a 4-day trip to Seville, Granada and Cordoba in Andalucía, a 4-day trip to Morocco and a 3-day trip to Portugal.

Semester students choose one of the following programs: Spanish and International Studies | International Business Studies | Medical and Health Program | Integrated Studies with Spaniards | Spanish Language and Culture Program (fall semester only). Eligibility requirements vary; please visit website for details. An Optional Early Start Program (2 weeks/3 credits) is available to students at all levels of Spanish, giving them the opportunity to study Spanish and adjust to life in Salamanca before the start of the semester. Volunteer opportunities are also available.

Summer session programs are available for 3, 4, 6, 8 or 10 weeks at the world-renowned University of Salamanca. Students select courses in subjects including art, business Spanish, history, literature, Spanish culture, Spanish language and translation. 

January students study intensive Spanish language available at four levels: elementary, intermediate, advanced and superior.

Salamanca exudes a unique medieval charm that makes it the perfect university town. Established in 1218, the University is Spain’s oldest and world renowned for the teaching of Spanish as a second language. In Salamanca you can walk everywhere and, being a university town, it offers a rich arts, sports and culture scene for students. Most here would agree with a character in a Cervantes novel who exclaimed, “everyone who comes to Salamanca finds themselves spellbound with the need to return to it.”

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Internship
Gap Year
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
  • January Term
  • Short Term
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • History
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Architecture
  • Cultural Studies
  • European Studies
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Religion / Religious Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Business
  • Business Administration and Management
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Economics
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • Finance, Financial Services
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures
  • International Relations
  • Liberal Arts, General Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Political Science and Government
  • Social Sciences
  • Sociology
Minimum GPA:
2.0
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