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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer Session
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Standing:
2-Sophmore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Internships Available: No
Housing: Homestay Type of Program: Faculty Led
Program Description:
Spain STP
Program Highlights
  • Study Spanish language, literature and culture at Universidad de Salamanca (University of Salamanca)
  • Live with a Salamantine family to further cement language skills and be a part of Salamantine daily life
  • Stroll through the urban environment of the Old City
  • Enhance language skills with Spaniards and international students alike in a diverse and multicultural city
  • Travel on excursions guided by University of Salamanca professors within Salamanca and throughout Spain (Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, and throughout Castilla and Leon)

Program Overview
Cities visited: Salamanca and excursion to be determined
2017 Dates: June 1 – June 30, 2016

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Explore Salamanca, a World Heritage City, and study at the prestigious University of Salamanca, founded in 1218. The history of the city dates back to the Celts and Romans, and is deemed to be among the most impressive Renaissance cities of Europe. Salamanca's unique appearance is enhanced by the golden hue of its sandstone buildings. The Plaza Mayor is among the largest and loveliest in the country.

Participate in three excursions throughout Spain and several field trips within Salamanca. All excursions are guided by professors in History and Art History and European History. Excursion destinations may include the geographically diverse Andalucia, the ancient cities of Caceres and Trujillo, the culturally rich El Escorial and Avila, the impressive city of Segovia and the historical Toledo.

  • Four semesters of college Spanish or the completion of Intermediate II (SPAN 1202), or equivalent
Earn 6 credits in FST 3894--SPAN3894: Spanish Language and Culture in Salamanca, Spain. This course is approved to count for:
  • Elective for Hispanic Studies major/minor
  • Liberal Education Global Perspectives requirement

Course components include:
  • Instruction by University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Salamanca faculty (80 hours in class)
  • Two hours of language instruction daily
  • Additional classes in literature, history, cinema and/or art history daily
  • Participation at concerts, exhibits, museums, and daily cultural events
  • Completing certain tasks, e.g., holding a conversation with a Spaniard about politics, ordering, and bartering at a local market, and traveling on public transportation
  • Maintaining a diary/journal and submitting for credit
  • Completion of a five-page paper

Program Leaders
Maureen Tobin Stanley is a professor of Hispanic Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Her areas of focus are Spanish language, literature, and culture, particularly 20th and 21st-century literature and film with foci on gender, marginalization, exile, Francoist repression and historical memory.

Jennifer Brady is an assistant professor of Spanish and Hispanic Studies in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures. Her areas of focus are contemporary Spain, Spanish language, culture, literature, and film, as well as gender and subjectivities.

Study Abroad Coordinator 
Lyndsey Andersen is the Associate Director of Study Abroad and coordinates all short-term faculty-led programs. 

Program Costs
Summer Session 2017
Estimated Program Fee: $4,095
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $1,645*
Estimated Total Cost: $5,740
Costs vary each year. * Estimated out-of-pocket costs are dependent on items such as current airfare costs and individual spending habits. 

What’s included in the program fee?
  • Personalized advising
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Tuition
  • Housing (homestay)
  • Meals (excluding three meals)
  • Field trips & entry fees (most)
  • CISI international travel, health and security coverage
  • Visa entry guidance (if applicable)
  • Faculty leader support
  • Re-entry support
View the breakdown of costs. These estimated costs do not include the application fee. Financial aid only applies to students who take at least 6 credits total during May and Summer session combined. Credits taken on study abroad programs cannot be used in tuition banding. Apply for scholarships.

Travel Documents
A passport valid for 6 months beyond the end of the program is required.

Know the following program information to provide on the online application
Center Name: UMD Study Abroad
Education Abroad Term: Summer Session
Country: Spain
Program Name: Short-term: Language and Culture in Spain

Apply early as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first come, first-serve. An essay and an unofficial transcript is required. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to students’ One Stop account upon submission of an online application.

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After you apply
  1. You'll get an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
  2. Follow instructions to submit your application checklist items on time
  3. Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your app and monitor your checklist progress
  4. The program leader will confirm your acceptance
  5. Once accepted, you must complete the confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
  6. Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
If you decide you cannot participate, you must login to the online application system and submit a "Cancel Request."

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This program is currently not accepting applications.