The Spanish Language and Culture Program at the University of Salamanca is designed for students with intermediate and advanced levels of Spanish language proficiency. It accommodates graduate students and undergraduates with at least one year of university Spanish.
The University of Salamanca is one of the oldest and most renowned universities in Spain. Its Center International Studies has modern audiovisual systems, a state of the art multi-media language lab and its own library.
The city of Salamanca has been a center for higher learning since the Middle Ages and occupies a prominent place in Spanish literature, art and architecture. It is a provincial capital, is easy to navigate on foot, and has an abundance of activities for students. Its inhabitants are known for speaking clear standard Spanish, and its location in the center of the Iberian Peninsula gives easy access to other places of interest.
Students are required to enroll in a 2 credit pre-trip course, Spain Today, in the 1st Summer Session.
In Spain, all students will take (available on 200, 300, 400, and 500 levels):
- 2 to 4 credit Field Studies course on Salamanca and Spanish culture taught by Dr. Gingerich.
- 3 credit language course. The level is determined by a placement test given in Granada
- 3 credit course in Hispanic Culture and Civilization, at the level determined by the placement test. The Culture and Civilization Course, for advanced students, will consist of two segments in the following subject areas: Spanish Literature and Cinema, Spanish Art History, History of Spain, Spanish for the Professions, Spain and Arabic Culture, Women in Spanish Culture
Applicants must have completed two semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent. Minimum undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.0; minimum graduate cumulative GPA of 3.0.
At the time of application, the applicant must have completed two semesters at CSU if a first year student, and one semester if a transfer or graduate student. Must also have no financial holds on their Treasury Services account and have no current or previous infractions of the Student Code of Conduct. All applications must be approved by the program director and the Education Abroad office.
The program cost is $4975. The cost includes:
- Round Trip Airfare with the Group Flight
- Hotels, Entry Fees, Guides, and Transportation on all Excursions
- Full Room & Board (3 meals per day and Laundry Service) in an Individual Room with a Family in Salamanca
- Tuition for Classes (6 credits) at University of Salamanca
The cost does not include CSU tuition for the Spain Today or Field Studies courses. To view the current tuition rates, go to www.csuohio.edu/tuition. The cost may change due to increases in airfare and/or the exchange rate. Students should budget an additional $400 for meals not included in the program cost. Students are also responsible for passport or visa fees, health insurance, and personal souvenir purchases and sightseeing.
Students may sign up for an optional 5-day trip to Barcelona for an additional $500. The trip will take place after the end of classes in Salamanca, from July 27-31. It will include:
- Transportation and Hotel in Barcelona
- Sightseeing in Barcelona and Sitges
The $4975 cost is broken down into 3 payments:
- $250 payment due with application (see application for instructions on how to make this payment).
- $2000 payment. This charge will be posted to your Treasury Services account after your acceptance. Payment deadline: April 15, 2013.
- $2725 for remainder of cost. This charge will be posted to your Treasury Services account after your acceptance. Payment deadline: May 17, 2013.
You make payments toward these charges just like you would for tuition, electronically through Campusnet or by cash/check through the Cashier’s desk in Main Classroom or by mail.
If your program fees are not paid by the due dates indicated above, you may be removed from the program.
Students may use summer financial aid to pay for the $25 ISICard fee and the $2500 and $2200 program fee. Summer financial aid is usually whatever aid a student did not use for fall and spring. It is usually loans, not grants. Students can apply for independent loans through private lenders or by talking with a Campus 411 representative.
In order to apply summer financial aid toward these fees, the student must provide the Study Abroad office with a copy of their financial aid award letter reflecting that the student has enough summer aid to cover both their tuition costs for all courses taken in the summer term and the the $25 ISICard fee and the $2500 and $2200 program fee. The student must also provide the Study Abroad office with their summer course schedule. All of these documents must be submitted to the study abroad office by the April 15th payment deadline.
If you have any questions about using financial aid toward the Education Abroad cost, please contact the Education Abroad office.
Two scholarships are available to students on short term programs. Eligible students can apply for the CISP Education Abroad Scholarship and the ODAMA Education Abroad Scholarship (click on the links to go to the eligibility requirements for each scholarship as well as the application form). If a student receives the Pell grant, they are eligible to apply for the Gilman Scholarship. For more information about the Gilman, click here.
If you are not a United States citizen (even if you are a Permanent Resident), you may need a visa to enter Spain. Go to the Spanish Consulate website to find out if you need a short term tourist visa to enter Spain. If you have any questions regarding visas, contact the Education Abroad Office.
The program application and deposit slip is due no later than February 22, 2013 to confirm your participation. To make the program deposit of $250, take your payment to the Cashier’s Desk in the First Floor of the Main Classroom. You will receive a receipt that you must turn in with your application.
Dr. Stephen Gingerich
Program Director & Professor of Spanish in the Department of Modern Languages
Rhodes Tower 1628
Education Abroad Coordinator
Main Classroom Suite 106