Language & Culture in Spain
- 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)
Cities visited: Salamanca and excursions to be determined
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2019 Estimated Program Fee: $4,420
Estimated Total Cost: $6,540
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.
- Minimum 2.5 GPA
- Must have completed a minimum of 30 credits (You may apply during your freshman year to participate after freshman year.)
- 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:
This course fulfills the Global Perspectives Liberal Education requirement
- Elective for Hispanic Studies major/minor
Course Components Include:
- Instruction by the 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
Maureen Tobin Stanley, Ph.D.
2019 Program Leaders
UMD College of Liberal Arts
Dept. of World Languages & Cultures
Office: 477 H
Jennifer Brady, Ph.D.
UMD College of Liberal Arts
Dept. World Languages & Cultures
Office 473 H
Study Abroad Coordinator
Lyndsey Andersen is the Associate Director of Study Abroad and coordinates all short-term faculty-led programs.
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Summer Session 2019
Estimated Program Fee: $4,420
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $2,120*
Estimated Total Cost: $6,540
Final cost estimates posted closer to program departure. Costs vary each year.
*Estimated out-of-pocket costs are dependent on items such as current airfare costs and individual spending habits.
If you do not see a cost estimate for the semester/term you intend to go abroad, the cost has not yet been determined. Please note cost estimates and fees may change depending on international economic factors. UMD Study Abroad delays the posting of final fees until enrollments, inflation, and exchange rates are determined in order to provide students with the most accurate pricing. We strive to post final fees by October 1 for Spring programs, March 1 for May/Summer programs, and May 1 for Fall and Academic year programs.
What’s included in the program fee?
- Personalized advising
- Pre-departure orientation
- 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
The 2018 breakdown of costs (will be available upon Board of Regents approval.) These estimated costs do not include the $50 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. Scholarships are available!
Consult with One Stop to see how financial aid can apply to study abroad
- Receive guidance about all things money related
- Ask for estimates and budget samples
- Learn when and how financial aid is disbursed
- Ask about other scholarship opportunities & loan info
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
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 are required. A non-refundable application fee of $50 will be billed to your One Stop account upon submission of an online application.
After you apply
If you decide you cannot participate, you must login to the online application system and submit a "Cancel Request."
- You'll get an email confirmation with a link to your application checklist
- Follow instructions to submit your application checklist items on time
- Your UMD study abroad program coordinator will review your app and monitor your checklist progress
- The program leader will confirm your acceptance
- Once accepted, you must complete the confirmation checklist to confirm your participation
- Once we receive your confirmation, your account will be billed
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