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This Spanish Language and Culture immersion program is taught at the collegiate level and provides students the opportunity to study at the renowned University of Salamanca. Founded in 1218, it is the oldest university in Spain. Students will earn college credits upon successful completion of their studies. 2.5 or 5 U.S. college credits can be earned depending on the length of the program. Students live with local host families, allowing for more time to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Advising and Support

Scholarship Opportunities

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Tutoring

Quality Housing (including meals and laundry)

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Full-Time, On-site Resident Directors/Coordinators

Welcome and Farewell Group Events

24-Hour On-Site Emergency Assistance

Overnight Excursions and Day Trips

Community Involvement and Volunteer Opportunities

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Must be ages 16-18 (completing grades 10-11; must be 16 by program start date)
  • Students must have completed at least one year of high school Spanish with a grade of B- or higher
  • 2.75 G.P.A. (exceptions made on a case-by-case basis)
  • Completed online application
  • One letter of recommendation (must be from a high school teacher or guidance counselor; can be submitted separately)
  • Most recent grade report
  • Valid Passport

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.

  • 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.

  • Santander

    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.

  • 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.

  • Segovia

    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.

  • Santander

    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.

  • 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.

  • Porto

    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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 2.5-5 semester credits

This Spanish Language and Culture immersion program is taught at the collegiate level and provides students the opportunity to study at the renowned University of Salamanca. Founded in 1218, it is the oldest university in Spain. Students will earn college credits upon successful completion of their studies. 2.5 or 5 U.S. college credits can be earned depending on the length of the program. Students live with local host families, allowing for more time to practice their Spanish outside of the classroom. Most classes will be held in the mornings, allowing for participation in API cultural and recreational activities in the afternoons.

API students will study in classes with other international students at the Universidad de Salamanca. Students will earn 2.5 or 5 U.S. semester credits of Spanish language college credit that can be transferred to the student's college of choice. The classes are taught by local instructors and will be conducted entirely in Spanish, regardless of the level of Spanish. A placement exam will be administered upon arrival to determine Spanish level.

COURSE INFORMATION

During each session in Salamanca, all students complete one two-hour Spanish Grammar course. Additionally, students will select 2 one-hour elective courses (representing a total of four hours of class per day).

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.

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

PROGRAM ITINERARY

Day 1

  • Arrive in Madrid.
  • Meet API at Madrid Barajas airport and travel together to orientation hotel to begin safety, transportation, and housing orientation sessions.
  • Walking tour of Puerta del Sol & Plaza Mayor in central Madrid followed by a group welcome dinner.

Day 2

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Guided tour of the Prado Museum followed by visit to Retiro Park for boating on the lake.
  • Group dinner.

Day 3

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Day trip to Toledo to visit the cathedral, Santa Maria la Blanca's synagogue, and the famous El Greco painting 'El entierro del Conde Orgaz'.
  • Arrive in Salamanca and meet host families.

Day 4

  • Morning placement exam at the Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Tour of Salamanca and the university.

Day 5-7

  • Morning language and culture classes at Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Lunch with host families.
  • Afternoon cultural and recreational activities.*

Day 8

  • Morning language and culture classes at the Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Depart for weekend trip to Santander.

Day 9

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Paddle surf lessons and free time to enjoy the beach.
  • Group dinner at local restaurant.

Day 10

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Visit La Madalena Gardens followed by a paella lunch.
  • Return to Salamanca.

Day 11-15

  • Morning language and culture classes at the Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Lunch with host families.
  • Afternoon cultural and recreational activities.*
  • 2-week students return to Madrid to depart for the U.S. 4-week students depart for Porto, Portugal.

Day 16

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Guided city tour of Porto. Explore the boardwalk and beach.
  • Group dinner at local restaurant.

Day 17

  • Breakfast at hotel.
  • Porto boat tour.
  • Return to Salamanca.

Day 18-22

  • Morning language and culture classes at the Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Lunch with host families.
  • Afternoon cultural and recreational activities.*

Day 23

  • Enjoy the day with host families!

Day 24

  • Day trip to Segovia. Visit the aqueduct, the cathedral, and the Alcazar.

Day 25-28

  • Final week of classes and end of term exams.

Day 29

  • Certificates and farewell ceremony!
  • Return to Madrid. Spend the final night in the hotel.
  • Group farewell dinner.

Day 30

  • Return to Madrid Barajas airport to depart for the U.S.

*Itinerary is subject to change.

API cultural activities may include salsa lessons, a bike tour, horseback riding, painting workshop, cooking class, kayaking, etc.

Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish for Business - Intermediate

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    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish for Business - Advanced

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    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture - Intermediate

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture - Advanced

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar - Beginner

This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Spanish grammar. Particular attention is given to the difficult parts of speech that foreign students encounter.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Spanish Vocabulary - Beginner

Students learn vocabulary words grouped by semantic meanings. Practice of vocabulary in this arrangement allows students to learn not only the words, but also to be able to recognize and understand them in context.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Language Lab - Beginner

In this course, students practice basic useful Spanish sentences, as well as the sounds or sequences of sounds which are especially difficult for foreign speakers. The goal is to improve pronunciation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Activities for Communication - Beginner

This course provides students with practical situations in order to use their knowledge of the Spanish language. The focus is on sentence structure and the correct usage of grammar.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Beginning  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar - Intermediate

This course gives a general view of the most important grammar points in Spanish, reviewing the basic verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Spanish Grammar - Advanced

These courses offer a systematic review of all verb tenses and moods and help students to further develop and improve their writing skills. Vocabulary acquisition is a key component in both advanced and superior levels. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (advanced or superior) and are similar in structure.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

View Syllabus   

Analysis of Literary Texts - Intermediate

This course is a combination of literature and writing. Coursework includes reading and studying texts, commenting on them, and producing a written review.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Contemporary Spanish Literature - Intermediate

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Contemporary Spanish Literature - Advanced

This course is a literature class focused on the turn of the century and 20th-century authors. Possible authors include: Miguel de Unamuno, Lorca, the Generations of ‘98 and ‘27, and many others. This course requires good reading and writing skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Conversation and Composition - Intermediate

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Conversation and Composition - Advanced

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students be taught how to understand and summarize oral texts (radio, television, films) as well as how to read and understand written texts (press, advertisements, magazines, books), and also give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization, proper distribution of ideas, and distribution of the ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and the vocabulary.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Intermediate

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Economy and Society in Present-Day Spain - Advanced

This course challenges the common assumptions about Spain and its place in the modern world. Topics addressed include rapidly developing industries in Spain and a look at the continuously improving economy. Also to be addressed is the role of society within the framework of a modernizing and improving Spain.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

History of Contemporary Spain - Intermediate

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

History of Contemporary Spain - Advanced

This course has three primary objectives: to help students analyze and put into context the main spatial and temporal events that shape the history of contemporary Spain; to understand, from the most relevant historical events of the twentieth century, the historical, social and political life of recent Spain; to focus on the importance of contemporary Spanish history within the European and international scene.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Art History - Intermediate

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Art History - Advanced

This course is dedicated to the history of art in Spain. It includes the study of architectural styles (Gothic, Romanesque, Baroque), painting by important Spanish artists, and the study of major artworks and monuments in Spain. It is helpful to have some background in art history terminology.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish for Business - Intermediate

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    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish for Business - Advanced

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    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture - Intermediate

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Culture - Advanced

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Communication - Intermediate

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Communication - Advanced

This class is designed to work on the ability of students to express themselves in Spanish. This is a very good option for advanced level students who want to work on their speaking skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Writing - Intermediate

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genre of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Spanish Writing - Advanced

This is a seminar on written Spanish expression. It is designed to improve writing skills. Exercises include writing papers, essays, and other genres of the written word in Spanish. This course is helpful for students who already have a strong verbal ability in Spanish and want to increase their written ability.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Translation Course - Intermediate

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Translation Course - Advanced

This course is a study of the main similarities between English and Spanish according to sentence structures. Students analyze the errors commonly made, and identify the means to recognize and avoid such errors.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 1.33   Contact Hours: 20

View Syllabus   

Highlights
  • Learn Spanish where the language was established in Salamanca, Spain
  • Study at one of the oldest universities in Europe
  • Earn credits toward your future college degree
  • Get your first taste of studying abroad

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.

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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.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 13, 2019 $3,750 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019
Summer 2 Jun 28, 2019 - Jul 27, 2019 $5,495 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 15, 2019