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This program is geared toward advanced level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Salamanca. It provides advanced grammar and language instruction, while allowing students to choose from several cultural electives. Students must have taken four to five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for admission.

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

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to juniors and seniors
  • Open to advanced and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional application materials
  • Entry Requirements: valid passport with student visa(for programs over 90 days)

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-18 credits per semester

This program is geared toward advanced level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Salamanca. It provides advanced grammar and language instruction while allowing students to choose from several cultural electives. Students must have taken four to five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for admission.

Students take 4-5 courses per semester, and each course is equivalent to three semester credits. Students in this program are encouraged to study for the full academic year. Students who complete the Academic Year program receive the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos.

ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS

Students who want to refresh their Spanish skills before starting their classes can participate in the Fall and Academic Year Early Start programs, which include an intensive 3 weeks of study in September 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.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

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.

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.

Lengua española (Spanish Grammar)

This course is designed to increase and improve students’ linguistic skills in the Spanish language. In order to do so, the grammatical and lexical aspects are studied from a communicative and functional approach. Many different tasks are used in order to put the students in real communicative situations so that they are able to understand and assimilate how to use the concepts already learned in the new language.

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Literatura hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

The aim of this course is to introduce the work of some of the most important writers of contemporary Latin American literature and their connection within the sociocultural context of their time. The course includes a review of the most important literary trends of the time studied through a selection of texts corresponding to the different genres: poetry, theater, and novel. The analysis of the different varieties of Spanish is carried out by using selected texts of specific writers.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Spanish History)

The period of the history of Spain studied in the spring starts at the beginning of the 17th century, when Felipe III was king, followed by Felipe IV and Carlos II (they are known as Austrias Menores). The key reasons for the decline of the Empire are analyzed. The course reviews the Bourbon dynasty, after the War of the Spanish Succession up until the end of the 19th century, and the important year of 1898, when Spain lost its last colonies. The last period studied in this subject covers the analysis of the most important events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (crisis in the monarchy, II Republic, Civil War, Franco’s regime, Transition and democratic normalization) and the settlement of the socioeconomic and cultural context of current day Spain.

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Arte Español (Spanish Art History)

Spanish Renaissance art is the departure point for this semester. The main examples of this artistic period and others (Baroque, Neoclassicism) are analyzed. The most important figures of Spanish contemporary art, and especially of the development of the artistic Avant-Garde, are Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. Students analyze the time in which they lived as well as their most important works and how that reflects the Spanish Art of the 20th century. Students also study the works of other important figures of contemporary art in all mediums: painting, sculpture, architecture.

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Cine, prensa y televisión (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

In this subject, students analyze the importance that media (press and television) have had in the dissemination of Spanish reality, as well as the influence they have had on the political and cultural opinion. A review of the different media outlets in Spain, their trends and importance are carried out. In addition, students study the cinema as an artistic and cultural expression of a society. This helps students to understand the evolution of this genre in Spain. The most interesting films and the work of the most important movie makers of contemporary Spanish cinema are studied.

View Syllabus

Economía de España (Spanish Economy)

This course is designed for the student to acquire the basic tools needed to understand, interpret and discuss economic issues in Spain. Each of the topics studied in this course (e.g., the general situation of Spanish citizens according to the different groups of population, Spanish public, and private institutions’ management) explains the meaning of the most important economic concepts, as well as the basic relations existing behind the analyzed concepts. Students should understand the existing relations between the economic elements and the main economic magnitudes. A particular emphasis is placed on the close link of the country’s economy with the social and political context.

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Geografía humana (Human Geography of Spain)

Students study how the population is distributed today and how was it distributed in the past, according to the existing population and to the specific forms it adopts. Changes in the demographic behavior of the Spanish population and their definition in variants such as birthrate, mortality rate, and natural growth are analyzed. The evolution of the domestic population movements (migration from the rural areas to the city, from the less developed regions and provinces to the most developed ones, etc) and international population movements (migration in the past, migration in the last years, etc.) can be monitored by analyzing the higher or lower level of growth and economic development. The recent strong urbanization of the country is also studied in contrast with the deeply rooted rural habitat of the country that lasted until the mid-20th century.

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.

Lengua española (Spanish Grammar)

This course is designed to increase and improve students’ linguistic skills in the Spanish language. In order to do so, the grammatical and lexical aspects are studied from a communicative and functional approach. Many different tasks are used in order to put the students in real communicative situations so that they are able to understand and assimilate how to use the concepts already learned in the new language.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Spanish History)

The period of the history of Spain studied in the spring starts at the beginning of the 17th century, when Felipe III was king, followed by Felipe IV and Carlos II (they are known as Austrias Menores). The key reasons for the decline of the Empire are analyzed. The course reviews the Bourbon dynasty, after the War of the Spanish Succession up until the end of the 19th century, and the important year of 1898, when Spain lost its last colonies. The last period studied in this subject covers the analysis of the most important events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (crisis in the monarchy, II Republic, Civil War, Franco’s regime, Transition and democratic normalization) and the settlement of the socioeconomic and cultural context of current day Spain.

View Syllabus

Arte Español (Spanish Art History)

Spanish Renaissance art is the departure point for this semester. The main examples of this artistic period and others (Baroque, Neoclassicism) are analyzed. The most important figures of Spanish contemporary art, and especially of the development of the artistic Avant-Garde, are Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. Students analyze the time in which they lived as well as their most important works and how that reflects the Spanish Art of the 20th century. Students also study the works of other important figures of contemporary art in all mediums: painting, sculpture, architecture.

View Syllabus

Geografía descriptiva de España (Descriptive Geography of Spain)

This course begins with a brief introduction to Spain within the international framework, especially within the context of the European Union. The second section deals with natural and environmental aspects of Spain as well as its bioclimatic factors and natural resources. The third section is a survey of the population and its variables, as well as the forms in which this population is distributed (urban vs. rural). Students also study the economic activities in Spain, their dynamics, and their capacity to transform the territory. Lastly, students study the political and administrative organization in the regions, provinces, and councils as this allows us to learn how is the territory managed and administered and to consider the highest and lowest quality conditions of the different regions of the country.

View Syllabus

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

This course offers, above all, a general overview of the Spanish literature of the 20th century, focusing on the introduction of the different literary trends in chronological order and on the development of the different literary genres, studying the most important writers and works. Special emphasis is given to the figures of the speech and of the literature which is characteristic of the Spanish language for each of the most important genres covered in the course: poetry, narrative, theater. At the same time, the course takes into account the social, cultural and ideological aspects that may arise from the different topics.

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.

Lengua española (Spanish Grammar)

This course is designed to increase and improve students’ linguistic skills in the Spanish language. In order to do so, the grammatical and lexical aspects are studied from a communicative and functional approach. Many different tasks are used in order to put the students in real communicative situations so that they are able to understand and assimilate how to use the concepts already learned in the new language.

View Syllabus

Literatura hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

The aim of this course is to introduce the work of some of the most important writers of contemporary Latin American literature and their connection within the sociocultural context of their time. The course includes a review of the most important literary trends of the time studied through a selection of texts corresponding to the different genres: poetry, theater, and novel. The analysis of the different varieties of Spanish is carried out by using selected texts of specific writers.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Spanish History)

The period of the history of Spain studied in the spring starts at the beginning of the 17th century, when Felipe III was king, followed by Felipe IV and Carlos II (they are known as Austrias Menores). The key reasons for the decline of the Empire are analyzed. The course reviews the Bourbon dynasty, after the War of the Spanish Succession up until the end of the 19th century, and the important year of 1898, when Spain lost its last colonies. The last period studied in this subject covers the analysis of the most important events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (crisis in the monarchy, II Republic, Civil War, Franco’s regime, Transition and democratic normalization) and the settlement of the socioeconomic and cultural context of current day Spain.

View Syllabus

Arte Español (Spanish Art History)

Spanish Renaissance art is the departure point for this semester. The main examples of this artistic period and others (Baroque, Neoclassicism) are analyzed. The most important figures of Spanish contemporary art, and especially of the development of the artistic Avant-Garde, are Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. Students analyze the time in which they lived as well as their most important works and how that reflects the Spanish Art of the 20th century. Students also study the works of other important figures of contemporary art in all mediums: painting, sculpture, architecture.

View Syllabus

Cine, prensa y televisión (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

In this subject, students analyze the importance that media (press and television) have had in the dissemination of Spanish reality, as well as the influence they have had on the political and cultural opinion. A review of the different media outlets in Spain, their trends and importance are carried out. In addition, students study the cinema as an artistic and cultural expression of a society. This helps students to understand the evolution of this genre in Spain. The most interesting films and the work of the most important movie makers of contemporary Spanish cinema are studied.

View Syllabus

Economía de España (Spanish Economy)

This course is designed for the student to acquire the basic tools needed to understand, interpret and discuss economic issues in Spain. Each of the topics studied in this course (e.g., the general situation of Spanish citizens according to the different groups of population, Spanish public, and private institutions’ management) explains the meaning of the most important economic concepts, as well as the basic relations existing behind the analyzed concepts. Students should understand the existing relations between the economic elements and the main economic magnitudes. A particular emphasis is placed on the close link of the country’s economy with the social and political context.

View Syllabus

Geografía humana (Human Geography of Spain)

Students study how the population is distributed today and how was it distributed in the past, according to the existing population and to the specific forms it adopts. Changes in the demographic behavior of the Spanish population and their definition in variants such as birthrate, mortality rate, and natural growth are analyzed. The evolution of the domestic population movements (migration from the rural areas to the city, from the less developed regions and provinces to the most developed ones, etc) and international population movements (migration in the past, migration in the last years, etc.) can be monitored by analyzing the higher or lower level of growth and economic development. The recent strong urbanization of the country is also studied in contrast with the deeply rooted rural habitat of the country that lasted until the mid-20th century.

View Syllabus

Geografía descriptiva de España (Descriptive Geography of Spain)

This course begins with a brief introduction to Spain within the international framework, especially within the context of the European Union. The second section deals with natural and environmental aspects of Spain as well as its bioclimatic factors and natural resources. The third section is a survey of the population and its variables, as well as the forms in which this population is distributed (urban vs. rural). Students also study the economic activities in Spain, their dynamics, and their capacity to transform the territory. Lastly, students study the political and administrative organization in the regions, provinces, and councils as this allows us to learn how is the territory managed and administered and to consider the highest and lowest quality conditions of the different regions of the country.

View Syllabus

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

This course offers, above all, a general overview of the Spanish literature of the 20th century, focusing on the introduction of the different literary trends in chronological order and on the development of the different literary genres, studying the most important writers and works. Special emphasis is given to the figures of the speech and of the literature which is characteristic of the Spanish language for each of the most important genres covered in the course: poetry, narrative, theater. At the same time, the course takes into account the social, cultural and ideological aspects that may arise from the different topics.

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.

Lengua española (Spanish Grammar)

This course is designed to increase and improve students’ linguistic skills in the Spanish language. In order to do so, the grammatical and lexical aspects are studied from a communicative and functional approach. Many different tasks are used in order to put the students in real communicative situations so that they are able to understand and assimilate how to use the concepts already learned in the new language.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Spanish History)

The period of the history of Spain studied in the spring starts at the beginning of the 17th century, when Felipe III was king, followed by Felipe IV and Carlos II (they are known as Austrias Menores). The key reasons for the decline of the Empire are analyzed. The course reviews the Bourbon dynasty, after the War of the Spanish Succession up until the end of the 19th century, and the important year of 1898, when Spain lost its last colonies. The last period studied in this subject covers the analysis of the most important events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (crisis in the monarchy, II Republic, Civil War, Franco’s regime, Transition and democratic normalization) and the settlement of the socioeconomic and cultural context of current day Spain.

View Syllabus

Arte Español (Spanish Art History)

Spanish Renaissance art is the departure point for this semester. The main examples of this artistic period and others (Baroque, Neoclassicism) are analyzed. The most important figures of Spanish contemporary art, and especially of the development of the artistic Avant-Garde, are Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. Students analyze the time in which they lived as well as their most important works and how that reflects the Spanish Art of the 20th century. Students also study the works of other important figures of contemporary art in all mediums: painting, sculpture, architecture.

View Syllabus

Geografía descriptiva de España (Descriptive Geography of Spain)

This course begins with a brief introduction to Spain within the international framework, especially within the context of the European Union. The second section deals with natural and environmental aspects of Spain as well as its bioclimatic factors and natural resources. The third section is a survey of the population and its variables, as well as the forms in which this population is distributed (urban vs. rural). Students also study the economic activities in Spain, their dynamics, and their capacity to transform the territory. Lastly, students study the political and administrative organization in the regions, provinces, and councils as this allows us to learn how is the territory managed and administered and to consider the highest and lowest quality conditions of the different regions of the country.

View Syllabus

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

This course offers, above all, a general overview of the Spanish literature of the 20th century, focusing on the introduction of the different literary trends in chronological order and on the development of the different literary genres, studying the most important writers and works. Special emphasis is given to the figures of the speech and of the literature which is characteristic of the Spanish language for each of the most important genres covered in the course: poetry, narrative, theater. At the same time, the course takes into account the social, cultural and ideological aspects that may arise from the different topics.

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.

Lengua española (Spanish Grammar)

This course is designed to increase and improve students’ linguistic skills in the Spanish language. In order to do so, the grammatical and lexical aspects are studied from a communicative and functional approach. Many different tasks are used in order to put the students in real communicative situations so that they are able to understand and assimilate how to use the concepts already learned in the new language.

View Syllabus

Literatura hispanoamericana (Latin American Literature)

The aim of this course is to introduce the work of some of the most important writers of contemporary Latin American literature and their connection within the sociocultural context of their time. The course includes a review of the most important literary trends of the time studied through a selection of texts corresponding to the different genres: poetry, theater, and novel. The analysis of the different varieties of Spanish is carried out by using selected texts of specific writers.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Spanish History)

The period of the history of Spain studied in the spring starts at the beginning of the 17th century, when Felipe III was king, followed by Felipe IV and Carlos II (they are known as Austrias Menores). The key reasons for the decline of the Empire are analyzed. The course reviews the Bourbon dynasty, after the War of the Spanish Succession up until the end of the 19th century, and the important year of 1898, when Spain lost its last colonies. The last period studied in this subject covers the analysis of the most important events of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st century (crisis in the monarchy, II Republic, Civil War, Franco’s regime, Transition and democratic normalization) and the settlement of the socioeconomic and cultural context of current day Spain.

View Syllabus

Arte Español (Spanish Art History)

Spanish Renaissance art is the departure point for this semester. The main examples of this artistic period and others (Baroque, Neoclassicism) are analyzed. The most important figures of Spanish contemporary art, and especially of the development of the artistic Avant-Garde, are Picasso, Dalí, and Miró. Students analyze the time in which they lived as well as their most important works and how that reflects the Spanish Art of the 20th century. Students also study the works of other important figures of contemporary art in all mediums: painting, sculpture, architecture.

View Syllabus

Cine, prensa y televisión (Spanish Cinema, Newspapers, and Television)

In this subject, students analyze the importance that media (press and television) have had in the dissemination of Spanish reality, as well as the influence they have had on the political and cultural opinion. A review of the different media outlets in Spain, their trends and importance are carried out. In addition, students study the cinema as an artistic and cultural expression of a society. This helps students to understand the evolution of this genre in Spain. The most interesting films and the work of the most important movie makers of contemporary Spanish cinema are studied.

View Syllabus

Economía de España (Spanish Economy)

This course is designed for the student to acquire the basic tools needed to understand, interpret and discuss economic issues in Spain. Each of the topics studied in this course (e.g., the general situation of Spanish citizens according to the different groups of population, Spanish public, and private institutions’ management) explains the meaning of the most important economic concepts, as well as the basic relations existing behind the analyzed concepts. Students should understand the existing relations between the economic elements and the main economic magnitudes. A particular emphasis is placed on the close link of the country’s economy with the social and political context.

View Syllabus

Geografía humana (Human Geography of Spain)

Students study how the population is distributed today and how was it distributed in the past, according to the existing population and to the specific forms it adopts. Changes in the demographic behavior of the Spanish population and their definition in variants such as birthrate, mortality rate, and natural growth are analyzed. The evolution of the domestic population movements (migration from the rural areas to the city, from the less developed regions and provinces to the most developed ones, etc) and international population movements (migration in the past, migration in the last years, etc.) can be monitored by analyzing the higher or lower level of growth and economic development. The recent strong urbanization of the country is also studied in contrast with the deeply rooted rural habitat of the country that lasted until the mid-20th century.

View Syllabus

Geografía descriptiva de España (Descriptive Geography of Spain)

This course begins with a brief introduction to Spain within the international framework, especially within the context of the European Union. The second section deals with natural and environmental aspects of Spain as well as its bioclimatic factors and natural resources. The third section is a survey of the population and its variables, as well as the forms in which this population is distributed (urban vs. rural). Students also study the economic activities in Spain, their dynamics, and their capacity to transform the territory. Lastly, students study the political and administrative organization in the regions, provinces, and councils as this allows us to learn how is the territory managed and administered and to consider the highest and lowest quality conditions of the different regions of the country.

View Syllabus

Literatura española (Spanish Literature)

This course offers, above all, a general overview of the Spanish literature of the 20th century, focusing on the introduction of the different literary trends in chronological order and on the development of the different literary genres, studying the most important writers and works. Special emphasis is given to the figures of the speech and of the literature which is characteristic of the Spanish language for each of the most important genres covered in the course: poetry, narrative, theater. At the same time, the course takes into account the social, cultural and ideological aspects that may arise from the different topics.

View Syllabus
Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Teach internships and volunteer opportunities (no credit)
  • International excursion

Faculty

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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

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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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.

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.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Early Start Aug 29, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $12,280 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Early Start Aug, 2019 - May, 2020 $22,780 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep 26, 2019 - Dec 14, 2019 $10,480 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Sep, 2019 - May, 2020 $20,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan 4, 2019 - May 4, 2019 $11,480 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018