Type of Program: Semester or Year Programs
Institution: University of Salamanca
City: Salamanca
When offered: Fall, spring, or academic year

If you’re looking for complete immersion in your study of Spanish language and culture, this program, offered in cooperation with SUNY Cortland, is a great way to achieve it.

Cuernavaca itself is rich with history and heritage, and the university "Spain’s oldest and one of the oldest in Europe" traces its roots back to the 13th century. You’ll advance your Spanish skills rapidly through intensive classes in language, and you’ll choose additional courses in other fields of interest from the university’s extensive catalogue. If you wish, you can further enrich your experience by volunteering up to 5 hours a week teaching English to young Spanish children. And you will live with a host family throughout, participating in the domestic life of Salamanca and exercising your language skills around the house and over meals.

Contemporary Salamanca is a lively university town centered on an expansive plaza surrounded by beautiful yellow sandstone churches, cathedrals, schools, and historic sites. It’s about two hours away from the capital city of Madrid, and a local airport puts destinations around Spain--and beyond--within easy reach.

Eligibility and Prerequisites:

Students must have declared a major and taken prerequisite courses.  Students must have completed three semesters in college-level residence.  Students with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and who have taken SP235 or the equivalent are eligible to apply.

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