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*UMD Short-term: Language & Culture in Spain
Salamanca, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer Session
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session 2017 02/01/2017 02/01/2017 TBA TBA
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
Short-term Program: Yes
Program Description:

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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
  • Practice language skills with Spaniards and international students alike in a diverse and multicultural city
  • Travel on three excursions within Spain and several field trips within Salamanca

Program Overview
Cities visited: Salamanca and excursion to be determined
2016 Dates: May 31 – June 30, 2016


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. 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.

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There is a prerequisite for this program:
  • Four semesters of college Spanish or the completion of Intermediate II, or equivalent
Earn 6 credits in FST 3040: Spanish Language and Culture in Salamanca, Spain.

Course components include:
  • Instruction by University of Minnesota Duluth and University of Salamanca faculty
  • Four hours of language instruction daily
  • Additional classes in Spanish dance, guitar, music or cuisine
  • Completing certain tasks, e.g. holding a political conversation with a Spaniard, ordering and bartering for 200 grams of Serrano ham at a deli and traveling on public transportation

Program Leaders
Milagros Gómez is an assistant professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature at University of Minnesota Duluth. Her areas of focus are Spanish language, literature and culture.

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

Program Costs
Summer Session 2016
Estimated Program Fee: $3,659
Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: $1,761*
Estimated Total Cost: $5,420
Costs vary each year and are posted once Board of Regents approves final cost.** 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
  • Faculty leader support
  • Re-entry support
View the breakdown of costs for Language and Culture in Spain. 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

Country: Spain
Program Name: Language and Culture in Spain

Early application is strongly encouraged, as space is limited and the program will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis. Completed applications require an essay and an unofficial transcript. 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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