Salamanca, Spain

Language & Area Studies

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Experiential Learning, Part-Time Internship

At a Glance


Homestay, Residence Hall


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:

English, Spanish

Language Prerequisites:

2 semesters of college-level Spanish; enrollment in a Spanish course in the last year

Part-Time Internship (Optional):

Included in Program Fee

Visa Required:


About the Program

All students take an IES Abroad-taught Spanish language course. Students who place into SP303 or higher will be able to take Spanish-taught area studies courses, as well. Regardless of prior semesters of Spanish, all students will have the option to take English-taught courses at our Center along with our local partner universities, the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSA).

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Explore Your Academic Interests

Combine your interests in linguistic with your academic pursuits.

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Contribute to a Local Organization

Participate in an education internship in the spring semester.

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Hang Out with IES Abroad Spanish Mentors

Enrich your academic experience with language-exchange activities.

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Join a University Sports Team

Try out for an official university sports team.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 18 - May 07

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Taylor Tillison

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

the New Cathedral of Salamanca

Why Salamanca?

Get the best of both worlds in Salamanca: the atmosphere of a university town—think bustling cafés and restaurants filled with students—and the charming hospitality of a small Spanish city. Practice your Spanish while ordering a café and immerse yourself in the university student scene, located in the historic part of town. 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.

Learn More About Salamanca

Get to Know Your New City

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Spot the Frog at the University of Salamanca

And pass your exams and get good grades easily!

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Visit Plaza Mayor

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

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Tour the Cathedrals of Salamanca

Plan to spend some time exploring these massive cathedrals.

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Explore Casa Lis (Art Nouveau & Art Deco Museum)

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

The Student Experience

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  • Homestay
  • Residence Hall


Live with a Spanish family in your own private room and receive three meals a day (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) 21 meals per week.  Laundry is not included. This is the best option for students who wish to fully immerse themselves in Spanish culture. IES Abroad will do our best to accomodate your housing preference. The homestay option carries an additional fee.