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Intensive two-week, three-week and month-long courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca on a short-term program.

What's Included?

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Pre Departure Services

Advising

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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

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (September and January terms only)

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 freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry Requirements: Valid passport

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 semester credits per session (depending on session length)

Intensive two-week, three-week and month-long courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca on a short-term program.

Most students choose to fly into Madrid Barajas International Airport and travel independently by bus to Salamanca.

Ground transportation to/ from Madrid is not included in the program fee unless the student selects a program in September or January, but it can be arranged at an additional cost. ONLY January and September programs include airport reception and an orientation program in Madrid in the program fee.

If this program is taken along with a semester or quarter program, a discount is applied.

CREDIT BREAKDOWN

TWO-WEEK SESSION

40-50 contact hours approximately 3 semester credits

THREE-WEEK SESSION

60-75 contact hours4-5 semester credits

MONTH PROGRAM80-100 contact hours5-6 semester credits

TRANSCRIPTS

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

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

All students are required to take a Spanish Grammar at their respective level. Depending on their level and the length of the term, students may then choose 2 elective courses.

CREDIT INFORMATION

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

Lengua española (Beginning Spanish Grammar) 3 Week Course

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

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Ampliación de léxico (Beginning Spanish Vocabulary) - 3 Week Coruse

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

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Laboratorio de idiomas (Beginning Language Lab) - 3 Week Course

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.

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Actividades para la comunicación (Beginner - Activities for Communication) - 3 Week Course

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. Focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

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Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar) - 3 Week Course

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.

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Lengua española avanzado (Advanced Spanish Grammar) - 3 Week Course

This course 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 at the advanced level.

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Lengua española superior (Superior Spanish Grammar) - 3 Week Course

This course 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 at the advanced level.

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Arte español (Intermediate Spanish Art History) - 3 Week Course

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

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Arte español (Advanced Spanish Art History) - 3 Week Course

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

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Arte español (Superior Spanish Art History) - 3 Week Course

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

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Cine español e hispanoamericano (Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 3 Week Course

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

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Cine español e hispanoamericano (Advanced Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 3 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Superior Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 3 Week Course

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

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Conversación y redacción (Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 3 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

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Conversación y redacción (Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 3 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

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Conversación y redacción (Superior Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 3 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Intermediate Spanish Culture) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Advanced Spanish Culture) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Superior Spanish Culture) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Intermediate Spanish Writing) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Advanced Spanish Writing) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Superior Spanish Writing) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Intermediate Spanish Communication) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Advanced Spanish Communication) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Superior Spanish Communication) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

La mujer en la Historia de España (Intermediate - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

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La mujer en la Historia de España (Advanced - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

View Syllabus

La mujer en la Historia de España (Superior - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

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El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Intermediate - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 3 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Advanced - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 3 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Superior - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 3 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Intermediate Spanish for Business) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Advanced Spanish for Business) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Superior Spanish for Business) - 3 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Intermediate Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Advanced Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Superior Spanish History) - 3 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

View Syllabus

Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 3 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

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Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Advanced Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 3 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

View Syllabus

Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Superior Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 3 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

View Syllabus

Lengua española (Beginning Spanish Grammar) – Conducted in Spanish - 2-Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Ampliación de léxico (Spanish Vocabulary) - 2-Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Laboratorio de idiomas (Language Lab) - 2-Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Actividades para la comunicación (Activities for Communication) - 2-Week Course

This course gives students practical situations in which to practice their Spanish language as a Spaniard would. Focus is on correct verb tenses and pronunciation.

View Syllabus

Lengua española intermedio (Intermediate Spanish Grammar) - 2-Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Lengua española avanzado y superior (Advanced) - 2-Week Course

This course 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 at the advanced level.

View Syllabus

Arte español (Intermediate Spanish Art History) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Arte español (Advanced Spanish Art History) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Arte español (Superior Spanish Art History) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Advanced Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Cine español e hispanoamericano (Superior Spanish and Latin American Cinema) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Conversación y redacción (Intermediate Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 2 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

View Syllabus

Conversación y redacción (Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 2 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

View Syllabus

Conversación y redacción (Superior Spanish Conversation and Composition) - 2 Week Course

Students learn how to make clear and detailed descriptions, narrations and oral presentations. Students are 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 give oral presentations in class. Students receive guidelines on how to develop their ability to write clear texts, using a coherent organization and distribution of ideas and an appropriate use of the connectives and vocabulary.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Intermediate Spanish Culture) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Advanced Spanish Culture) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Cultura española (Superior Spanish Culture) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Intermediate Spanish Writing) - 2 Week Coruse

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Advanced Spanish Writing) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas escritas (Superior Spanish Writing) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Intermediate Spanish Communication) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Advanced Spanish Communication) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Destrezas orales (Superior Spanish Communication) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

La mujer en la Historia de España (Intermediate - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

View Syllabus

La mujer en la Historia de España (Advanced - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

View Syllabus

La mujer en la Historia de España (Superior - The Role of Women in Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class explores the role women have played throughout Spanish history. Students study the history of Spain from the beginning of the 20th century, taking a look at the Second Republic, the Civil War, Franco’s regime, the Transition, and finally, the current situation. The history of women in Spain is analyzed through the study of the most important figures of literature (Emilia Pardo Bazán, Carmen Martín Gaite), politics (Clara Campoamor, Dolores Ibarruri), philosophy (María Zambrano, Calia Amorós) and the arts (María Blanchard, María Casares).

View Syllabus

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Intermediate - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Advanced - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (Superior - The Arab World in Hispanic Culture) - 2 Week Course

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

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Intermediate Spanish for Business) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Advanced Spanish for Business) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Español de los negocios (Superior Spanish for Business) - 2 Week Course

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.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Intermediate Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

View Syllabus

Historia de España (Advanced Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

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Historia de España (Superior Spanish History) - 2 Week Course

This class focuses on the history of Spain in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include the Spanish Civil War, Franco, the transition to democracy, and the present political situation. It is helpful to have a general idea of concepts such as fascism, republics, monarchies, and modern world events.

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Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Intermediate Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 2 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

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Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Advanced Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 2 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

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Literatura española e hispanoamericana (Superior Spanish and Latin American Literature) - 2 Week Course

The objective of this course is to familiarize students with some of the most representative Spanish and Latin American authors of the twentieth century, as well as their links to the sociocultural context of each time period. Students review relevant literary trends through a selection of texts of different genres: poetry and theater from the first decades of the century and the novel from the 1940s to the present day.

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Lengua española avanzado y superior (Superior) - 2-Week Course

This course 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 at the advanced level.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Jan-term available
  • Programs offered year-round
  • Combine multiple intensive months and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program

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 January and September intensive 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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
Short-Term Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 16, 2019 $2,700 Jan 1, 2019 Jan 15, 2019
Short-Term Mar 3, 2019 - Mar 30, 2019 $3,400 Jan 1, 2018 Jan 15, 2018
Short-Term Mar 31, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019 $2,700 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
Short-Term Mar 31, 2019 - May 1, 2019 $3,400 Feb 1, 2019 Feb 15, 2019
Short-Term May 5, 2019 - Jun 1, 2019 $3,400 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Short-Term May 5, 2019 - May 18, 2019 $2,700 Mar 1, 2019 Mar 15, 2019
Short-Term Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 15, 2019 $4,000 Jun 1, 2019 Jun 15, 2019
Short-Term Jul 31, 2019 - Aug 30, 2019 $4,000 Jun 1, 2019 Jun 15, 2019
Short-Term Aug 29, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019 $4,000 Jul 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
Short-Term Sep 3, 2019 - Sep 14, 2019 $3,000 Jul 1, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
Short-Term Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 16, 2019 $2,700 Aug 1, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
Short-Term Oct 1, 2019 - Oct 30, 2019 $3,400 Aug 1, 2019 Aug 15, 2019
Short-Term Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 16, 2019 $2,700 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 15, 2019
Short-Term Nov 3, 2019 - Nov 30, 2019 $3,400 Sep 1, 2019 Sep 15, 2019
Jan-Term Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 30, 2019 $3,980 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Jan-Term Jan 4, 2019 - Jan 23, 2019 $2,980 Nov 1, 2018 Nov 15, 2018
Short-Term Feb 3, 2019 - Feb 16, 2019 $2,700 Dec 1, 2018 Dec 15, 2018
Short-Term Feb 3, 2019 - Mar 2, 2019 $3,400 Dec 1, 2018 Dec 15, 2018