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This program provides 14- and 15-year-old students with the opportunity to practice their Spanish in Spain. Learning takes place both inside and outside of the classroom, in a fun and engaging way. No college credits are awarded for participation in this program, although students will receive a certificate of completion from the language institute. Classes are held in the mornings while the afternoons are filled with cultural visits and recreational activities, such as swimming, kayaking, and tennis.
Note: Students can receive $100 for each applicant they refer to an API high school summer program (excluding the Parsons Paris Pre-College program). The applicant must include the student's name as the referral source on the online application.
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.
Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.
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, 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.
Segovia is a characteristic Old Castilian town that rose to importance under the Romans. Entering the city, all roads converge to one of the largest ancient structures remaining in Spain – the 2,000-year old Roman aqueduct. Following the winding roads through town, the cathedral tower and the beautiful medieval tower, as well as the Alcázar, rise above the city with majesty and grace.
Porto is Portugal’s second largest city, and a very busy industrial and commercial center. The city was built along the hills overlooking the Douro river estuary, and its historical center was awarded World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1996. Porto’s geography is hard on the feet, but pleasant to the eye. The city is extremely hilly, with many buildings built into a cliff face that overlooks the river. Students will enjoy getting to know this lovely Portuguese city.
Classes are held at a centrally-located language and culture institute in Salamanca and are offered at a high school level. The classes are taught by local instructors and are conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of language level. A placement exam is administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level. Classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are small in size, with no more than 10-15 students per class. All students take Spanish language, culture, and conversation courses, which involve group participation and interaction.
No academic credit is awarded for this program.
Inma will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and will be a resource for you on-site.
Miguel will be one of your Resident Directors in Salamanca and a resource for you while you are in Spain.
Rebecca Cott will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!
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*Itinerary is subject to change.
API cultural activities may include salsa lessons, a bike tour, horseback riding, painting workshop, cooking class, kayaking, etc.
Classes are held at a centrally-located language and culture institute in Salamanca and are offered at a high school level. The classes are taught by local instructors and are conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of language level. A placement exam is administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level. Classes are offered at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. Classes are small in size, with no more than 10-15 students per class. All students take Spanish language, culture and conversation courses, which involve group participation and interaction.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
API students in Salamanca will live with a host family. Internet access is included.
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.