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.
We asked IES Abroad Ambassadors, recent alumni who volunteer to share their study abroad expertise, about the best free things to do in their study abroad host city. So, what was the number one free thing most all of our Ambassadors suggested?
I knew that my life in Salamanca would be different than New York City, and have discovered that these differences are mostly in Salamanca’s favor. If only I could return to New York with my extended midday meals and late night churros and conversation in the Plaza Mayor.
As a New York City kid, I thought I had an appreciation for good food, but life in Salamanca has shown me that in gastronomic years, I’m still a child. At lunchtime, Salamanca winds to a halt as we all find our way home for la comida. Meals are a ritual of animated conversation and mind-numbingly delicious food. At Teresa’s table, my Spanish madre gathers together her husband and an occasional family guest.