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This program offers language and culture electives in Spanish for students at the intermediate, advanced and superior levels of Spanish who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Students with no previous Spanish study are welcome to enroll in the different classes taught in English, which include courses in business. Classes conducted in Spanish are not available at the beginning level.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families and dorms)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

Reflection Sessions

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high school graduates
  • Open to all levels (Spanish taught at intermediate level and higher)
  • Completed API application
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript, most recent grade report, or high school diploma
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Requirements: valid passport with student visa (for programs over 90 days)

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Salamanca programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is home to a remarkable cultural energy, unique cuisine and fiercely individual spirit. The glorious modernist architecture (Art Nouveau) studs the city streets and avenues, and is mainly represented by the various works by Antoni Gaudí including the Sagrada Familia Church. The city also boasts an artistic legacy, from important Romanesque and Gothic works to major galleries.

  • La Alberca

    This 3-hour hiking trip begins in the beautiful village of La Alberca, and takes students on a journey through a forest of oak and chestnut trees. The road leads to the Hermitage of Old Majadas, and continues through the stones, so often deposited by pilgrims and which currently represents the Loa in the procession of the Virgin. It traces the path to Laguna and San Marcos Chapel, consolidated as an example of root preserved, and from there back to La Alberca, going through the gardens and the recreation area of Fuente Castaño.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is home to a remarkable cultural energy, unique cuisine and fiercely individual spirit. The glorious modernist architecture (Art Nouveau) studs the city streets and avenues, and is mainly represented by the various works by Antoni Gaudí including the Sagrada Familia Church. The city also boasts an artistic legacy, from important Romanesque and Gothic works to major galleries.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • La Alberca

    This 3-hour hiking trip begins in the beautiful village of La Alberca, and takes students on a journey through a forest of oak and chestnut trees. The road leads to the Hermitage of Old Majadas, and continues through the stones, so often deposited by pilgrims and which currently represents the Loa in the procession of the Virgin. It traces the path to Laguna and San Marcos Chapel, consolidated as an example of root preserved, and from there back to La Alberca, going through the gardens and the recreation area of Fuente Castaño.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Barcelona

    Barcelona is home to a remarkable cultural energy, unique cuisine and fiercely individual spirit. The glorious modernist architecture (Art Nouveau) studs the city streets and avenues, and is mainly represented by the various works by Antoni Gaudí including the Sagrada Familia Church. The city also boasts an artistic legacy, from important Romanesque and Gothic works to major galleries.

  • Extremadura

    Several towns are “musts” in this region. First is Mérida, home of the largest number of Roman ruins outside of Italy, as well as a Museum of Roman Art, an amphitheater and aqueducts. Second is Cáceres, a Medieval and Renaissance city with walls that were built by the Romans and Almohads. The third is Trujillo, the cradle of more than 500 conquerors. Walking through this city will offer the opportunity to see many historical monuments and the Moorish castle. The mountain-town within the region of Las Villuercas leads to the historic village of Guadalupe, home of the Sanctuary-Monastery of Our Lady of Guadalupe, a UNESCO World Heritage site.

  • La Alberca

    This 3-hour hiking trip begins in the beautiful village of La Alberca, and takes students on a journey through a forest of oak and chestnut trees. The road leads to the Hermitage of Old Majadas, and continues through the stones, so often deposited by pilgrims and which currently represents the Loa in the procession of the Virgin. It traces the path to Laguna and San Marcos Chapel, consolidated as an example of root preserved, and from there back to La Alberca, going through the gardens and the recreation area of Fuente Castaño.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-16 credits per semester

This program offers language and culture electives in Spanish for students at the intermediate, advanced and superior levels of Spanish who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Students with no previous Spanish study are welcome to enroll in the different classes taught in English, which include courses in business. Classes conducted in Spanish are not available at the beginning level. Spanish Language is the only class conducted in Spanish offered at a low Intermediate level. High Intermediate, Advanced and Superior students can choose among all the different elective classes conducted in Spanish. All classes are equivalent to three U.S. semester credits. Students choose 4-5 classes per semester.

All students complete a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival and are placed into the appropriate language level based on the results of this exam. Beginning level students and students who want to take classes in English are not required to have any previous Spanish study. In order to take electives taught in Spanish, students must place into the intermediate level or higher.

ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS

Students who want to refresh their Spanish skills before starting their classes can participate in the Early Start programs, which include an intensive 3 weeks of study for an additional 60 contact hours of Spanish language instruction and elective coursework.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Inma Borrego

    Inma will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and will be a resource for you on-site.

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    Miguel Blanco

    Miguel will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and a resource for you while you are in Spain.

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    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone

    Mariana Delmonte-Gladstone will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - mariana.delmonte-gladstone@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

Within this program, students enroll in 4-5 courses at the University of Salamanca. All courses are 45 contract hours or 3 U.S. semester credits. Students can opt into the International Business Track to take 3 business classes from that track (required), then 1-2 courses from either the International Business Track or the regular International Studies courses.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the Baroque era through the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Business Ethics

This course discusses a range of topics in business ethics including normative theories, international business ethics, and corporate moral agency. Students will learn about stakeholder relationships and social responsibility along with corporate governance, employee rights and consumer protection. The class will also delve into the environmental responsibilities of businesses, as well as the globalization of ethical decision-making by reviewing specific case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. Students view a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students make reviews, critical analysis and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cine, Prensa y tv en España (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will take a general approach to the Spanish lifestyle and the way it is represented in cinema and current media. They will analyze the evolution of Spanish society based on journalistic and cinematographic documents, studying different journalistic genres, contents and trends in the Spanish press of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Students in this course will learn to produce short, simple texts on familiar topics and situations of work, study or leisure; learn about situations that can arise during travel or stay in a Spanish-speaking country; and describe experiences and events, dreams and plans, in order to to briefly give reasons and opinions. Course content varies each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Current Spain

The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain´s economy has grown exponentially and what it used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyse the different parameters involved in this process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Economics/Political Science in the European Union

The role of the European Union within the international context has been more and more important in the last decades. This course focuses on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economic perspective. It deals with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Arab Culture in the Hispanic World)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course is divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Electronic Commerce and Social Media Marketing

This course is for students who want to learn the characteristics of electronic commerce and social media as well as their impact on business performance. Students will learn from the basics of theory, studying primarily from a wide range of case studies, work projects, illustrative examples and computer simulations that will highlight the current development of electronic commerce.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español con fines profesionales

This course includes registration for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service). Your score on the test describes your Spanish language ability in the workplace in accordance with the 6 proficiency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students must have a minimum B1/ Intermediate Spanish level to enroll in this course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Business

The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about the international business systems. This decade will pose many challenges and opportunities, particularly for newly industrialized countries (NIC). Three primary causes of these challenges are: first, these countries have become fierce competitors for the manufacture of high tech goods. Second, integration of the European Community has now created the largest trade block. Third, the acute international debt crisis keeps threatening the world financial structure and economic growth. This crisis has redirected the trade pattern away from the poor countries to the richest and likewise has concentrated capital flows among the rich countries. However, in recent times we have been observing a shift back to LCD’s, particularly in industries that are labor intensive

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course is addressed to students keen on financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main purpose of this course is to understand the financial system and to include an international perspective. In its duration of 45 hours, the course examines the determination of exchange rates and operation of exchange markets as well as firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. The development of International banking and political risk management will also be studied. Emphasis is also placed on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. An updated look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship is also provided, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship. Students will acquire knowledge on the former topics by means of dynamic and practical examples, work projects and group discussions (i.e., essays, role-playing, video, surveys, economic experiments; Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course provides a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade, the role of the media and of advertising in a consumer oriented society, different approaches for different targets, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La mujer en la Historia de España (Women in Spanish History)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course takes a general tour through the history of Spain through the lens of the role of women. Students will analyze the most predominant events marked by women and the salient female figures through the different historical periods. The course will also invite reflection and debate surrounding the situation and participation of women in Spain's past and present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua española (Spanish Language)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to provide students with the means to interact with native inhabitants to a sufficient degree of fluency and natural ability. Students will learn how to participate in a conversation or a debate demonstrating different cooperation skills. They will also learn to produce texts, both oral and written, perfectly understandable in any subject related to their personal interests.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura latinoamericana (Latin American Literature )

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents the different periods of Spanish-American literature, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish-American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Culture

Intermediate through advanced language levels. The aim of this course is to explain and study in depth the basic points considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. The program is conceived as an open structure adapted to the students´ needs for integration in the Spanish social life. Lessons will be based on the description of the main aspects of Spanish life and culture from an intercultural perspective in the search for the knowledge of the Spanish reality of the Twenty-first Century.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the Baroque era through the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Business Ethics

This course discusses a range of topics in business ethics including normative theories, international business ethics, and corporate moral agency. Students will learn about stakeholder relationships and social responsibility along with corporate governance, employee rights and consumer protection. The class will also delve into the environmental responsibilities of businesses, as well as the globalization of ethical decision-making by reviewing specific case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. Students view a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students make reviews, critical analysis and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine, Prensa y tv en España (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will take a general approach to the Spanish lifestyle and the way it is represented in cinema and current media. They will analyze the evolution of Spanish society based on journalistic and cinematographic documents, studying different journalistic genres, contents and trends in the Spanish press of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Students in this course will learn to produce short, simple texts on familiar topics and situations of work, study or leisure; learn about situations that can arise during travel or stay in a Spanish-speaking country; and describe experiences and events, dreams and plans, in order to to briefly give reasons and opinions. Course content varies each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Current Spain

The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain´s economy has grown exponentially and what it used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyse the different parameters involved in this process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Economics/Political Science in the European Union

The role of the European Union within the international context has been more and more important in the last decades. This course focuses on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economic perspective. It deals with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Arab Culture in the Hispanic World)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course is divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Electronic Commerce and Social Media Marketing

This course is for students who want to learn the characteristics of electronic commerce and social media as well as their impact on business performance. Students will learn from the basics of theory, studying primarily from a wide range of case studies, work projects, illustrative examples and computer simulations that will highlight the current development of electronic commerce.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español con fines profesionales

This course includes registration for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service). Your score on the test describes your Spanish language ability in the workplace in accordance with the 6 proficiency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students must have a minimum B1/ Intermediate Spanish level to enroll in this course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how-to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Historia de España (History of Spain) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Golden Age to the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Business

The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about the international business systems. This decade will pose many challenges and opportunities, particularly for newly industrialized countries (NIC). Three primary causes of these challenges are: first, these countries have become fierce competitors for the manufacture of high tech goods. Second, integration of the European Community has now created the largest trade block. Third, the acute international debt crisis keeps threatening the world financial structure and economic growth. This crisis has redirected the trade pattern away from the poor countries to the richest and likewise has concentrated capital flows among the rich countries. However, in recent times we have been observing a shift back to LCD’s, particularly in industries that are labor intensive

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course is addressed to students keen on financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main purpose of this course is to understand the financial system and to include an international perspective. In its duration of 45 hours, the course examines the determination of exchange rates and operation of exchange markets as well as firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. The development of International banking and political risk management will also be studied. Emphasis is also placed on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. An updated look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship is also provided, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship. Students will acquire knowledge on the former topics by means of dynamic and practical examples, work projects and group discussions (i.e., essays, role-playing, video, surveys, economic experiments; Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Marketing

This course provides a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade, the role of the media and of advertising in a consumer oriented society, different approaches for different targets, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La mujer en la Historia de España (Women in Spanish History)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course takes a general tour through the history of Spain through the lens of the role of women. Students will analyze the most predominant events marked by women and the salient female figures through the different historical periods. The course will also invite reflection and debate surrounding the situation and participation of women in Spain's past and present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua española (Spanish Language)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to provide students with the means to interact with native inhabitants to a sufficient degree of fluency and natural ability. Students will learn how to participate in a conversation or a debate demonstrating different cooperation skills. They will also learn to produce texts, both oral and written, perfectly understandable in any subject related to their personal interests.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura latinoamericana (Latin American Literature )

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents the different periods of Spanish-American literature, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish-American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Culture

Intermediate through advanced language levels. The aim of this course is to explain and study in depth the basic points considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. The program is conceived as an open structure adapted to the students´ needs for integration in the Spanish social life. Lessons will be based on the description of the main aspects of Spanish life and culture from an intercultural perspective in the search for the knowledge of the Spanish reality of the Twenty-first Century.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the origins to the Renaissance period.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the Baroque era through the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Business Ethics

This course discusses a range of topics in business ethics including normative theories, international business ethics, and corporate moral agency. Students will learn about stakeholder relationships and social responsibility along with corporate governance, employee rights and consumer protection. The class will also delve into the environmental responsibilities of businesses, as well as the globalization of ethical decision-making by reviewing specific case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. Students view a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students make reviews, critical analysis and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine, Prensa y tv en España (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will take a general approach to the Spanish lifestyle and the way it is represented in cinema and current media. They will analyze the evolution of Spanish society based on journalistic and cinematographic documents, studying different journalistic genres, contents and trends in the Spanish press of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Students in this course will learn to produce short, simple texts on familiar topics and situations of work, study or leisure; learn about situations that can arise during travel or stay in a Spanish-speaking country; and describe experiences and events, dreams and plans, in order to to briefly give reasons and opinions. Course content varies each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Current Spain

The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain´s economy has grown exponentially and what it used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyse the different parameters involved in this process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Economics/Political Science in the European Union

The role of the European Union within the international context has been more and more important in the last decades. This course focuses on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economic perspective. It deals with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Arab Culture in the Hispanic World)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course is divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Electronic Commerce and Social Media Marketing

This course is for students who want to learn the characteristics of electronic commerce and social media as well as their impact on business performance. Students will learn from the basics of theory, studying primarily from a wide range of case studies, work projects, illustrative examples and computer simulations that will highlight the current development of electronic commerce.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Chinese Language - Regular

This program offers immersive and intensive Chinese language instruction for students at all levels, from complete beginners to more advanced language learners.

The instruction stresses the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, in order to lay a solid foundation for students learning. Classes are generally no larger than 20 students and meet for 20 hours per week.

Recommended US semester credits: 12  

Español con fines profesionales

This course includes registration for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service). Your score on the test describes your Spanish language ability in the workplace in accordance with the 6 proficiency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students must have a minimum B1/ Intermediate Spanish level to enroll in this course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how-to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español médico (Medical Spanish)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to help students develop the skills and abilities for adequate communication in the context of medicine and health. Students will study the terms, structures and themes that appear in the daily practice of medicine and health care in a Spanish-speaking environment, reviewing basic vocabulary within the field. They will also study general dissemination texts on medical Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (History of Spain) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (History of Spain) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Golden Age to the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Business

The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about the international business systems. This decade will pose many challenges and opportunities, particularly for newly industrialized countries (NIC). Three primary causes of these challenges are: first, these countries have become fierce competitors for the manufacture of high tech goods. Second, integration of the European Community has now created the largest trade block. Third, the acute international debt crisis keeps threatening the world financial structure and economic growth. This crisis has redirected the trade pattern away from the poor countries to the richest and likewise has concentrated capital flows among the rich countries. However, in recent times we have been observing a shift back to LCD’s, particularly in industries that are labor intensive

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course is addressed to students keen on financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main purpose of this course is to understand the financial system and to include an international perspective. In its duration of 45 hours, the course examines the determination of exchange rates and operation of exchange markets as well as firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. The development of International banking and political risk management will also be studied. Emphasis is also placed on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. An updated look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship is also provided, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship. Students will acquire knowledge on the former topics by means of dynamic and practical examples, work projects and group discussions (i.e., essays, role-playing, video, surveys, economic experiments; Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Marketing

This course provides a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade, the role of the media and of advertising in a consumer oriented society, different approaches for different targets, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (Women in Spanish History)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course takes a general tour through the history of Spain through the lens of the role of women. Students will analyze the most predominant events marked by women and the salient female figures through the different historical periods. The course will also invite reflection and debate surrounding the situation and participation of women in Spain's past and present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española (Spanish Language)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to provide students with the means to interact with native inhabitants to a sufficient degree of fluency and natural ability. Students will learn how to participate in a conversation or a debate demonstrating different cooperation skills. They will also learn to produce texts, both oral and written, perfectly understandable in any subject related to their personal interests.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents various literary periods, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish and Latin American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Literatura latinoamericana (Latin American Literature )

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents the different periods of Spanish-American literature, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish-American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture

Intermediate through advanced language levels. The aim of this course is to explain and study in depth the basic points considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. The program is conceived as an open structure adapted to the students´ needs for integration in the Spanish social life. Lessons will be based on the description of the main aspects of Spanish life and culture from an intercultural perspective in the search for the knowledge of the Spanish reality of the Twenty-first Century.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the origins to the Renaissance period.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Business Ethics

This course discusses a range of topics in business ethics including normative theories, international business ethics, and corporate moral agency. Students will learn about stakeholder relationships and social responsibility along with corporate governance, employee rights and consumer protection. The class will also delve into the environmental responsibilities of businesses, as well as the globalization of ethical decision-making by reviewing specific case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. Students view a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students make reviews, critical analysis and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Students in this course will learn to produce short, simple texts on familiar topics and situations of work, study or leisure; learn about situations that can arise during travel or stay in a Spanish-speaking country; and describe experiences and events, dreams and plans, in order to to briefly give reasons and opinions. Course content varies each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Current Spain

The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain´s economy has grown exponentially and what it used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyse the different parameters involved in this process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Economics/Political Science in the European Union

The role of the European Union within the international context has been more and more important in the last decades. This course focuses on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economic perspective. It deals with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Arab Culture in the Hispanic World)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course is divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Electronic Commerce and Social Media Marketing

This course is for students who want to learn the characteristics of electronic commerce and social media as well as their impact on business performance. Students will learn from the basics of theory, studying primarily from a wide range of case studies, work projects, illustrative examples and computer simulations that will highlight the current development of electronic commerce.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español con fines profesionales

This course includes registration for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service). Your score on the test describes your Spanish language ability in the workplace in accordance with the 6 proficiency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students must have a minimum B1/ Intermediate Spanish level to enroll in this course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Español médico (Medical Spanish)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to help students develop the skills and abilities for adequate communication in the context of medicine and health. Students will study the terms, structures and themes that appear in the daily practice of medicine and health care in a Spanish-speaking environment, reviewing basic vocabulary within the field. They will also study general dissemination texts on medical Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Historia de España (History of Spain) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Business

The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about the international business systems. This decade will pose many challenges and opportunities, particularly for newly industrialized countries (NIC). Three primary causes of these challenges are: first, these countries have become fierce competitors for the manufacture of high tech goods. Second, integration of the European Community has now created the largest trade block. Third, the acute international debt crisis keeps threatening the world financial structure and economic growth. This crisis has redirected the trade pattern away from the poor countries to the richest and likewise has concentrated capital flows among the rich countries. However, in recent times we have been observing a shift back to LCD’s, particularly in industries that are labor intensive

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course is addressed to students keen on financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main purpose of this course is to understand the financial system and to include an international perspective. In its duration of 45 hours, the course examines the determination of exchange rates and operation of exchange markets as well as firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. The development of International banking and political risk management will also be studied. Emphasis is also placed on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. An updated look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship is also provided, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship. Students will acquire knowledge on the former topics by means of dynamic and practical examples, work projects and group discussions (i.e., essays, role-playing, video, surveys, economic experiments; Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

International Marketing

This course provides a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade, the role of the media and of advertising in a consumer oriented society, different approaches for different targets, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

La mujer en la Historia de España (Women in Spanish History)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course takes a general tour through the history of Spain through the lens of the role of women. Students will analyze the most predominant events marked by women and the salient female figures through the different historical periods. The course will also invite reflection and debate surrounding the situation and participation of women in Spain's past and present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Lengua española (Spanish Language)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to provide students with the means to interact with native inhabitants to a sufficient degree of fluency and natural ability. Students will learn how to participate in a conversation or a debate demonstrating different cooperation skills. They will also learn to produce texts, both oral and written, perfectly understandable in any subject related to their personal interests.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents various literary periods, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish and Latin American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture

Intermediate through advanced language levels. The aim of this course is to explain and study in depth the basic points considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. The program is conceived as an open structure adapted to the students´ needs for integration in the Spanish social life. Lessons will be based on the description of the main aspects of Spanish life and culture from an intercultural perspective in the search for the knowledge of the Spanish reality of the Twenty-first Century.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the origins to the Renaissance period.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Arte Español (Spanish Art History) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course highlights Spain's extensive and varied artistic heritage, developing in the student the artistic sensibility and the capacities of appreciation and observation. Students will analyze the meaning and the historical, cultural and social importance of significant artists' works, placing them in their spatio-temporal context. They will also study the most outstanding authors from the Baroque era through the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Business Ethics

This course discusses a range of topics in business ethics including normative theories, international business ethics, and corporate moral agency. Students will learn about stakeholder relationships and social responsibility along with corporate governance, employee rights and consumer protection. The class will also delve into the environmental responsibilities of businesses, as well as the globalization of ethical decision-making by reviewing specific case studies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Spanish and Latin American Cinema)

In this subject students explore the narrative mechanisms that make film a special artistic medium. Students view a variety of Spanish and Latin-American films from a cinematographic point of view. Students learn how different aspects of the Hispanic culture are shown and analyze the aesthetic and social issues. Students make reviews, critical analysis and comparative studies which allow them to develop their communicative skills and their ability to draw conclusions. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cine, Prensa y tv en España (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will take a general approach to the Spanish lifestyle and the way it is represented in cinema and current media. They will analyze the evolution of Spanish society based on journalistic and cinematographic documents, studying different journalistic genres, contents and trends in the Spanish press of today.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Conversación y redacción (Spanish Conversation and Composition)

Students in this course will learn to produce short, simple texts on familiar topics and situations of work, study or leisure; learn about situations that can arise during travel or stay in a Spanish-speaking country; and describe experiences and events, dreams and plans, in order to to briefly give reasons and opinions. Course content varies each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura española (Spanish Culture)

This course presents a wide variety of information about Spain and its people. Topics include an introduction to the most important aspects of Spanish geography, history, politics, art history, and popular culture (bullfighting, flamenco, and music). This is an excellent option for the student wishing to gain a deeper understanding of the country and culture. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Current Spain

The recent history of Spain provides a well acknowledged model of political and economical development. From the political point of view Spain went from dictatorship to democracy under a monarchic system in a very smooth way. From an economical perspective, Spain´s economy has grown exponentially and what it used to be an underdeveloped country in the fifties turned into a modern economy during the eighties and nineties. This course will analyse the different parameters involved in this process.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics/Political Science in the European Union

The role of the European Union within the international context has been more and more important in the last decades. This course focuses on the origins, development and current issues from a political and economic perspective. It deals with topics such as: unity and diversity in Europe, European institutions, multiculturalism and multilingualism, the difficulties of a common market, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Arab Culture in the Hispanic World)

This class analyzes the Moorish influence in Hispanic societies and cultures and studies the role Arab language, literature and arts, together with other cultures, have had in the development of the Hispanic identity. The contents of this course is divided into four sections: the Moors and the Hispanic world through history; the Arabic language as a key element for the development of the Spanish language; medicine, philosophy and sciences; and Moorish architecture in Spain. Course content remains the same each semester.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Electronic Commerce and Social Media Marketing

This course is for students who want to learn the characteristics of electronic commerce and social media as well as their impact on business performance. Students will learn from the basics of theory, studying primarily from a wide range of case studies, work projects, illustrative examples and computer simulations that will highlight the current development of electronic commerce.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Chinese Language - Regular

This program offers immersive and intensive Chinese language instruction for students at all levels, from complete beginners to more advanced language learners.

The instruction stresses the equal importance of listening, speaking, reading, and writing Chinese, in order to lay a solid foundation for students learning. Classes are generally no larger than 20 students and meet for 20 hours per week.

Recommended US semester credits: 12  

Español con fines profesionales

This course includes registration for the BULATS (Business Language Testing Service). Your score on the test describes your Spanish language ability in the workplace in accordance with the 6 proficiency levels established by the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). Students must have a minimum B1/ Intermediate Spanish level to enroll in this course.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español de los negocios (Spanish for Business)

This course focuses on the business world in Spain. The class also includes helpful vocabulary related to business, “how-to” information, and common business practices and formalities that are useful to know, such as how to write a formal business letter in Spanish. It is helpful to have some knowledge of the business world, economics, or general concepts related to these topics.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Español médico (Medical Spanish)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to help students develop the skills and abilities for adequate communication in the context of medicine and health. Students will study the terms, structures and themes that appear in the daily practice of medicine and health care in a Spanish-speaking environment, reviewing basic vocabulary within the field. They will also study general dissemination texts on medical Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Historia de España (History of Spain) - Fall

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Middle Ages to the Golden Age.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Historia de España (History of Spain) - Spring

Intermediate through advanced language levels. In this course, students will learn to situate in time the different peoples and cultures that make up the history of Spain. They will take a critical approach to the most relevant events that have marked the course of history, learning particularly outstanding facts and salient figures from the Golden Age to the present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Business

The increasing globalization of the marketplace affects all who are involved with business or who must make business decisions. Even those who are not directly involved in international business are affected in their domestic operations by international events and by the business activities of foreign entities. Therefore, it is imperative to be knowledgeable about the international business systems. This decade will pose many challenges and opportunities, particularly for newly industrialized countries (NIC). Three primary causes of these challenges are: first, these countries have become fierce competitors for the manufacture of high tech goods. Second, integration of the European Community has now created the largest trade block. Third, the acute international debt crisis keeps threatening the world financial structure and economic growth. This crisis has redirected the trade pattern away from the poor countries to the richest and likewise has concentrated capital flows among the rich countries. However, in recent times we have been observing a shift back to LCD’s, particularly in industries that are labor intensive

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Finance

Given the current concept of a globalized world, this course is addressed to students keen on financial issues and, in particular, international finance. The main purpose of this course is to understand the financial system and to include an international perspective. In its duration of 45 hours, the course examines the determination of exchange rates and operation of exchange markets as well as firm’s management of foreign exchange exposure, cash management, and capital budgeting. The development of International banking and political risk management will also be studied. Emphasis is also placed on the effects of globalization on financial crashes, financial regulation & market efficiency. An updated look at the dynamics of international entrepreneurship is also provided, focusing especially on developed countries and the role of female entrepreneurship. Students will acquire knowledge on the former topics by means of dynamic and practical examples, work projects and group discussions (i.e., essays, role-playing, video, surveys, economic experiments; Financial Times press cuttings on selected controversial issues).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course provides a general introduction to international marketing dealing with topics such as: making business in a global economy, strategies in export trade, international logistics, the impact of the new technologies in the world trade, the role of the media and of advertising in a consumer oriented society, different approaches for different targets, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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La mujer en la Historia de España (Women in Spanish History)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course takes a general tour through the history of Spain through the lens of the role of women. Students will analyze the most predominant events marked by women and the salient female figures through the different historical periods. The course will also invite reflection and debate surrounding the situation and participation of women in Spain's past and present.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Lengua española (Spanish Language)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course aims to provide students with the means to interact with native inhabitants to a sufficient degree of fluency and natural ability. Students will learn how to participate in a conversation or a debate demonstrating different cooperation skills. They will also learn to produce texts, both oral and written, perfectly understandable in any subject related to their personal interests.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents various literary periods, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish and Latin American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literatura latinoamericana (Latin American Literature )

Intermediate through advanced language levels. This course presents the different periods of Spanish-American literature, framing them in their corresponding historical, political and social context. Students will study the main works of Spanish-American literature and the characteristics and personality of their authors, encouraged to reflect, from a critical point of view, on the elements and mechanisms of literary language.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Spanish Culture

Intermediate through advanced language levels. The aim of this course is to explain and study in depth the basic points considered to be the basis of Spanish culture. The program is conceived as an open structure adapted to the students´ needs for integration in the Spanish social life. Lessons will be based on the description of the main aspects of Spanish life and culture from an intercultural perspective in the search for the knowledge of the Spanish reality of the Twenty-first Century.

Language of Instruction: English    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Volunteer Teaching Placements

All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Teaching internships and volunteer opportunities available (no credit)
  • International excursion

API students in Salamanca can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family or a residencia. Internet access is included in both options. Participants who will be under age 18 for any portion of their session abroad are required to live in supervised housing with a host family and must adhere to a curfew set by API while still a minor.

Students who choose to live with families generally share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students in Salamanca may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Meals are not provided during school breaks and holidays.

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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Early Start Jan 4, 2020 - May 15, 2020 $13,080 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 5, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 23, 2020 - May 15, 2020 $11,690 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 10, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Aug, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $12,330 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Academic Year Early Start Aug, 2020 - May, 2021 $22,730 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Fall Sep, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $10,830 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Academic Year Sep, 2020 - May, 2021 $21,130 Jun 10, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Spring Early Start Jan 4, 2019 - May 17, 2019 $12,930 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Spring Jan 24, 2019 - May 17, 2019 $11,530 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Academic Year Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - May 15, 2020 $22,730 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Aug 29, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $12,330 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep 26, 2019 - May 15, 2020 $21,130 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 26, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $10,830 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019