IES Abroad: Salamanca - Advanced Spanish Immersion

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Stroll through Salamanca’s Old City (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!), and you’ll get lost in the beauty of the aged architecture, like the Baroque styling of the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city. Many people flock to this university town becaus... read more

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A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Salamanca - Advanced Spanish Immersion
February 10, 2020 Best Time Of My Life!
I gained new friends and new knowledge about Spain. It was definitely worthwhile. - University of Illinois - Chicago View Entire Review
September 24, 2018 Once In A Lifetime!
I've always been a science person because the way I'm introduced to languages at school was not appealing. When I went abroad, rather than language being part of a textbook, I got to experience language as the lifeline of a culture and community. I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn Spanish. I have had some experienc... - Washington University in St. Louis View Entire Review
I learned how to get out of my comfort zone and to be comfortable with the uncomfortable. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
September 12, 2017 My Time Abroad
I learned how to be independent with a visual disability. I was able to travel independently. It was absolutely worthwhile. - Wofford College View Entire Review
I definitely learned how to travel and live independently, which are two essential aspects in life. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
February 21, 2017 Studying In Salamanca
Absolutely. I have always had an international mindset but fully immersing yourself for 4 months is a once in a lifetime experience and allowed me to gain even more worldly knowledge. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
February 16, 2017 Cuando Estás En España!
I definitely learned what I value and the things I think are most important. I also learned about the cultural differences; though I already knew these existed, it's different experiencing it for yourself as opposed to learning it in a textbook. - Gettysburg College View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Salamanca - Study Abroad With IES Abroad
I learned to be confident in my speaking abilities and how to connect with people that I cannot necessarily speak fluently with. It was incredibly worthwhile and I made some incredibly strong friendships in the fews weeks we spent together - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
Ingenuity, dedication, teamwork and self-confidence - Elmhurst College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about the Spanish culture and language. It was definitely worthwhile. I also got to take courses outside of my majors at Amherst College which I really enjoyed. - Amherst College View Entire Review
My language skills developed, I met new friends, and I got to take in a bunch of different cultures! It was a great way to spend four months. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I definitely gained a new sense of confidence in my language abilities. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
There will be ups and there will be downs. One moment your on top of the world and the next you're crying on the floor of a train station and both experiences are important. Don't let the bad ruin the good. - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned to be more independent and to be able to learn from a different dialect of Spanish in comparison to mine and made some great local friends. - Lawrence University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with IES Abroad: Salamanca - Advanced Spanish Immersion
Not only did I learn so much about Spain and Spanish culture, I also learned more about myself and grew as a person. I became more responsible, more independent, and most importantly more aware about the world we live in. - University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill View Entire Review
October 01, 2017 Ies Abroad Salamanca
Better language ability, increased self confidence, and a better understanding of where music fits into my life. - Pomona College View Entire Review
In taking classes at the University of Salamanca, I met a lot of Spanish friends, and got to know them and Spanish people my age better, but I wish I had spent more time with them. One of the best ways for me to improve my Spanish is to spend it surrounded by native speakers, and my friends were always enthusiastic to spend tim... - Pomona College View Entire Review
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February 21, 2017 Can I Return Yet?
I gained an appreciation for the Spanish culture that I could not have obtained any other way. Despite not receiving any major credit and limited minor credit, I would do it over again instantly. I really learned that you can't translate culture, and I am so happy I chose a fully immersive program. - Pomona College View Entire Review
Very worthwhile experience. I definitely grew and learned how to take care of myself and learned a lot of money management techniques. My Spanish speaking improved and now I have this great world experience under my belt. - Pomona College View Entire Review
January 06, 2017 Can I Go Back?
I learned about traditional Spanish life and increased my Spanish skills a lot. Definitely worthwhile! - Trinity University View Entire Review
I learned how to be more confident and self-assured. I learned how to be more aware of my surroundings and grateful for my opportunities. I learned how the world is bigger than I thought, but at the same time much smaller. It was the best decision I have ever made. - The College of Wooster View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself. I learned how to appreciate and love a new culture and language. - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
I gained fluency in a language I have been studying for ten years, as well as friendships that I will likely continue for the rest of my life. I was also exposed to a completely new culture and the ability to travel easily and inexpensively, resulting in a desire to see as much of the world as possible. - Muhlenberg College View Entire Review
The IES Salamanca program provided me with experiences of a lifetime. The staff is supportive and understanding, and added so much to my semester abroad. In terms of classes, the required language intensive courses are well-planned and helped me both improve my grammar and increase my confidence with the language. Upon arriv... - Claremont McKenna College View Entire Review
While abroad, I took classes both through my program and at a local university (Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca). There is no better way to improve your Spanish speaking, writing and reading capabilities than to be part a full immersion program like mine. Program directors, mentors, professors, and host family were always th... - University of Rochester View Entire Review

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Stroll through Salamanca’s Old City (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!), and you’ll get lost in the beauty of the aged architecture, like the Baroque styling of the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city. Many people flock to this university town because Salamancans’ Spanish is one of the easiest to understand, making it easy for you to communicate and experience a full immersion into the Spanish culture.

Programs in Salamanca:


  • Salamanca Summer - Session I: Salamanca’s fame lies in the prestige of its university and the graceful architecture of the Plaza Mayor and surrounding neighborhoods. The Universidad de Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain and one of the most prestigious in Europe, opened in 1218. Tradition and history permeate the city, where construction on its “new” Cathedral began in the 1500s. In this full-immersion program, classes are offered by Cursos Internacionales of Universidad de Salamanca, one of the preeminent centers in the teaching of Spanish in the world. Each four-week program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study, with a range of language levels available. You are able to participate in both program sessions.


  • Salamanca Summer - Session II: Salamanca’s fame lies in the prestige of its university and the graceful architecture of the Plaza Mayor and surrounding neighborhoods. The Universidad de Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain and one of the most prestigious in Europe, opened in 1218. Tradition and history permeate the city, where construction on its “new” Cathedral began in the 1500s. In this full-immersion program, classes are offered by Cursos Internacionales of Universidad de Salamanca, one of the preeminent centers in the teaching of Spanish in the world. Each four-week program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study, with a range of language levels available. You are able to participate in both program sessions.


  • Salamanca - Study in Salamanca: Combine the atmosphere of a university town and the charming hospitality of a small city and you have Salamanca. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988, Salamanca is the most important university city in Spain and is known for its contributions to Spanish language education. If you’re looking for a Spanish program that is fully immersive, our program in Salamanca is for you. In addition to an intensive Spanish language orientation and semester-long Spanish course, there are Spanish language writing, speaking, and theater workshops to bring your coursework to life.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Communication and Media Studies
  • Education
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Philosophy and Religious Studies
  • Geography
  • Political Science and Government
  • Sociology
  • Film, Video, Photographic Arts
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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