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Begin or enhance your Spanish language skills with an intensive two-week or month-long virtual session with the Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. Earn academic credit by completing Spanish language and culture coursework taught in Spanish from international instructors.
Students pay a $150 application deposit with the initial application and a $400 confirmation payment upon acceptance. Students who apply on the application deadline are responsible for submitting 50% of the program fee with the application.
TOTAL CREDITS - 3-6 semester credits per session (depending on session length)
Intensive two-week and month-long online courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year with Universidad de Salamanca.
TWO-WEEK SESSION30-50 contact hours / 2-3 U.S. semester credits
ONE MONTH SESSION60-100 contact hours / 4-6 U.S. semester credits
TRANSCRIPTSAPI students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Salamanca upon completion of their program.
Hometown: Dripping Springs, Texas
Study Abroad (or International) Experience: I had the opportunity to study abroad in summer 2008 in Europe. I was part of a faculty-led program that studied the European Union in France, Germany and Belgium; then I studied French language in Grenoble, France, and finally backpacked around western Europe doing thesis research. I also went abroad there times as a high school student as part of an educational tour program touring France, Spain and Italy.
Education: BA in International Studies from Texas A&M University & M.Ed in Higher Education Administration from the University of Texas at Austin
Where is your most favorite travel destination that you’ve been to, and what about that spot impacted your life and your direction?
I have had the opportunity to travel to many exciting countries, such as China, Mexico, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, and several others. In all of my travels, my favorite destinations tend to stand out, not because of the location, but the feeling that I get from being there. Whether traveling alone, with friends or family, each destination lives forever with me, impacting my life and decisions in ways that it could take years to figure out. For example, one favorite destination is Paris, which I have have the opportunity to visit many times for work and pleasure. Now, when I travel there, it is not to see every tourist attraction, but to just be and exist in that time and place. Paris is where I realized that I loved travel, and getting lost to explore new places. It has led me to a life in international education, where I hope to help others have that same experience; to be able to live in the moment, but also help shape their future in ways that they cannot yet imagine.
All students are required to take a Spanish Grammar course at their respective level, which comprises two class hours per day. Depending on their level and the length of the term, students may then choose 1-3 elective courses.
All courses listed below are offered at four levels: beginner, intermediate, advanced, and proficient unless otherwise noted.
In December, only 3 class hours are offered, including Lengua Española and Conversación y redacción. For beginners, only Lengua Española and Amplicación de léxico are offered.
In March, only 3 or 4 class hours are offered, including Lengua española, Conversación y redacción and/or Cultura española. For beginners, only Lengua Española and Amplicación de léxico, and/or Actividades para la comunicación are offered.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.
This course aims to improve students’ fluency in Spanish, paying special attention to grammar and vocabulary. Following a communicative and functional approach, the course offers students a wide range of tasks and activities which make them get familiar with real communicative contexts.
Along this course, students work on their writing and speaking skills through the analysis and production of different written and oral texts.
The objective of this course is to help the student understand the different aspects of the Spanish culture. The program includes not only information about geographic, political, historic aspects, but also the customs, behavior, and values which form a part of the Spanish character.
In this course, students analyze the most relevant events and figures from the 20th century and understand their repercussions on modern Spain.
This course stimulates students to reflect on the main structures and mechanisms of their own language and on those of Spanish. They translate a varied range of real texts, including many different styles and registers.
This course is only offered at an elementary level. It provides students with basic vocabulary they may need in order to solve basic daily-life tasks and problems using the Spanish language.
During this course, students will develop their listening and speaking skills through guided activities which reproduce a variety of real communicative contexts.
This course is designed for students who need to go deep into Spanish more specifically, focusing on the variety of language used for business. Special emphasis on specific vocabulary regarding this area and on the main language skills within this domain.
The course offers an outline of the Spanish and Latin American literature written along the 20th century. Following a chronological order, it focuses on the main literary trends and on the development of literary genres by the most important authors of this period.
This course is only offered at an elementary level (A1 and A2). Students are provided with practical activities as if they were in daily-life contexts. Thanks to these activities, they can actively develop the four basic skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
With this course, students learn the main periods and trends of the Spanish art through History. During the course, students analyze the most important art works (paintings, sculptures and architecture) of the Spanish Heritage.
With this class, students will learn to use their writing skills as a communicative tool. They will improve their writing through the reading comprehension and the production of different texts.