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The Integrated Studies with Spaniards Program (PCI) offers fluent (or near-native) Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Salamanca the opportunity to enroll directly in classes with Spaniards. This program is a great opportunity for the motivated, superior level Spanish speaker who wants to study abroad with complete immersion.
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.
Let's discover the mountains around Salamanca. This trip starts with a beautiful hike near la Alberca, to connect with mother nature and connect with each other. We will also have a guided tour around La Alberca, one of Spain's most beautiful villages, and learn about their traditions
In this trip we will visit the region of Extremadura, south of Salamanca. We will visit the beautiful town of Cáceres, and Trujillo, a medieval town from where many conquerors were from.
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.
Salamanca is one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Golden sandstone has lent itself to every major architectural style from Romanesque to Baroque. The Plaza Mayor is one of the most beautiful town squares in Spain.
Alcalá de Henares is a city located in the northeast of Madrid. It is known for the University of Alcalá, which is located in buildings from the 16th Century inside the old town. Among them is the auditorium, a room with an elaborate Mudejar-style ceiling, where the King of Spain awards the Cervantes Prize for Literature every year. Nearby there is the Museo Casa Natal de Cervantes, where the famous author of Don Quixote lived.
TOTAL CREDITS - 12-24 credits per semester
The University of Salamanca welcomes foreign students into this program who meet the following requirements: completion of a minimum of 5 semesters minimum of college-level Spanish (or the equivalent proficiency) for admission; current enrollment in an American university; completion of a minimum of two and a maximum of five classes per semester.
ADDITIONAL CREDIT OPTIONS
The spring early start program includes a mandatory intensive two-three weeks of Spanish language instruction and elective options for an additional 40-60 contact hours (2-4 U.S. credits) to help students refresh their Spanish skills and boost their confidence in the language before starting regular semester classes. Students who elect to take courses other than first-year courses with Spaniards may not be eligible to complete the intensive Spanish course due to scheduling conflicts.
API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca upon completion of their 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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Click on the course listings description to see the full course offerings.
Once you have clicked on that link, then click on the link that says 'Grados'.
Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.
After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.
Once students are accepted, they will receive an email from the Resident Director, with further information for their classes' registrations. Even if registration can be done once they get to Salamanca, they are strongly encouraged to decide the classes as soon as possible, and always have at least 2-3 back-up options confirmed by their advisors.
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.
Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Salamanca Grados Link
Please visit the university site for more detailed individual class descriptions.
Language Level Required: Advanced
Universidad Nebrija Class Catalog
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.