Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Salamanca, Spain
- Program Terms: Summer A-Term
- Homepage: Click to visit
- Program Sponsor: IES
- Restrictions: UW applicants only
|Academic Term||Summer A-Term|
|Credits||9 UW Credits per semester|
|Prerequisites||Min 2.5 GPA.|
|Program Manager||Shannon Quinn | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Application Deadline||April 1|
|Financial Aid||All accepted students can apply for need-based scholarships, grants, and loans|
|General||Stroll through Salamanca's Old City (a UNESCO World Heritage Site!), and you'll get lost in the beauty of the aged architecture, like the Baroque styling of the Plaza Mayor in the heart of the city. Many people flock to this university town because Salamancans' Spanish is one of the easiest to understand, making it easy for you to communicate and immerse into the Spanish culture.|
Salamanca's fame lies in the prestige of its university and the graceful architecture of the Plaza Mayor and surrounding neighborhoods. The Universidad de Salamanca, the oldest university in Spain and one of the most prestigious in Europe, opened in 1218. Tradition and history permeate the city, where construction on its "new" Cathedral began in the 1500s.
Prerequisites and Language Requirements
Students interested in participating in this program must have a minimum 2.5 GPA at the time of departure.
You will approx. receive 9 UW credits per term. How our office will determine the amount is through our Credit Conversion Scale for the program.
If you would like some assistance, schedule an appointment with one of our Program Assistants here.
In this full-immersion program, classes are offered by Cursos Internacionales of Universidad de Salamanca, one of the preeminent centers in the teaching of Spanish in the world. Each four-week program is equal to an entire semester of Spanish language study, with a range of language levels available. You are able to participate in both program sessions.
You also have the opportunity to create a unique language and cultural immersion experience by combining two four-week summer sessions. If this option is selected, an additional three-day field trip to Seville and Córdoba is included during Summer Session II.
Please visit the program website to learn more about the courses.
If you’re looking for a record of how courses from this institution have been transferred in the past, visit the credit equivalency database to help you determine what foreign courses might satisfy your academic needs here at the UW.
For more information about receiving credits for your study abroad, visit Earning credits abroad.
Students can choose to live with a local resident(s) in their own private room or they can live in residence halls in single rooms with an en-suite bathroom and a shared kitchenette.
The UW Study Abroad Office can't officially advise you about visas.
The volume and diversity of students participating, the shifting requirements of foreign governments, and the complexity of these applications make it impossible for us to accurately advise you on immigration policies.
If your program requires a visa, documentation will be provided from your host institution after your acceptance.
Consult our Scholarships page to learn about UW-based and national scholarships. The Office of Merit Scholarships, Fellowships, and Awards can help you learn about additional opportunities.
We understand that figuring out your finances for study abroad can be complicated and we are here to help. Here are some ways to find additional support:
To apply to an IES Abroad program:
1) Click the "Apply Now" button and follow the prompts to create an application. After you create your application, click on each of the links on your study abroad application homepage and complete the remaining application requirements: questionnaires, material submissions, and electronic signature documents.
2) Visit the program website and click the "Apply Now" button on the upper right hand corner of the webpage. Then, follow the instructions and complete all the required sections.
Please apply according to these dates listed on the partner program website, not the dates that are listed on this page.
To be eligible to study abroad, you must complete the mandatory pre-departure orientation facilitated by UW Study Abroad. Visit your study abroad homepage to complete this mandatory orientation. You must also attend any program-specific orientations offered by the program director.
UW Study Abroad Office also offers several optional orientations aimed at preparing you for your study abroad experience. You can visit the Orientation section of our website to view the current schedule and to register for any optional orientation sessions that pique your interest.
Orientation must be completed prior to the enrollment deadline for the quarter that you are studying abroad.
The University of Washington is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and education for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation for this program, contact Disability Resources for Students at least 8 weeks in advance of your departure date. Contact info at disability.uw.edu.
The UW Study Abroad Fee is non-refundable once the payment contract has been submitted. Students withdrawing from a program may also be responsible for paying a percentage of the program fee depending on the date of withdrawal. More details about the withdrawal policy are included in your payment contract. Note that no part of the program fee is refundable once the program has begun.
The date of withdrawal is considered the business day a withdrawal form is received by UW Study Abroad. Notice of withdrawal from the program must be made in writing by completing the following steps:
Visit the Withdrawals section of our website for more information.