Salamanca study abroad students at a spray painted wall and gate along the street in Salamanca, Spain

Salamanca

Spain

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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.

Study abroad in Salamanca where you can dive into the local student culture and let this charming city come to feel like home. In Salamanca, university culture will surround you in this city with a strong heritage of education.

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 when you study in Salamanca.

Programs

Salamanca - Advanced Spanish Immersion

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
4 semesters of college-level Spanish
Estimated Cost: 
$12,840
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Salamanca - Psychology

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Fall 2018, Spring 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$12,840
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Salamanca Summer - Language & Culture (Session I)

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,600
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Salamanca Summer - Language & Culture (Session II)

Salamanca
,
Spain
Length: 
Summer 2019
Language prerequisites: 
None
Estimated Cost: 
$4,470
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Salamanca's Top Five

Spot the Frog at the University of Salamanca

Legend says that students who find the small frog at the entrance of the University among the heroes, legends, and coats of arms will pass their exams and get good grades easily!

Visit Plaza Mayor

Grab a café con leche and people watch in this enchanting public square.

Tour the Cathedrals of Salamanca

Plan to spend some time exploring these massive, architecturally impressive cathedrals. Be sure to do the Ieronimus tower tour to see spectacular views of the city.

Unwind at Casa de las Conchas

This architectural gem is also a public library! Come for a unique place to study, or just relax in the courtyard.

Explore Casa Lis (Art Nouveau & Art Deco Museum)

The building is just as beautiful as the extraordinary works of art inside.

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