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Summer Study Spain

Spain 2017 / España 2017

The lively, sandstone streets of Salamanca are bustling with the students of Spain’s oldest university, and the Department of Spanish and Portuguese invite you to be a part of the university’s Summer Study Abroad Program 2017. Learn about history, culture and language while earning up to nine college credits.

                                                     Salamanca- Ciudad del Español

Program Location:

Madrid, Toledo, Sevilla, Salamanca, Granada &  Barcelona

Program dates:

June 23-August 5, 2017

Estimated program fees:

Undergrad NJ Resident: $6,200.00
Grad/Undergrad Non-Resident: $6,800.00



Up to 9 credits (undergraduate)
Upto 6 credits (graduate)

Application deadline:

March 1, 2017

Program Director:

Prof. Celines Villalba, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Program Coordinator:

Vivian Vega, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.











                    *Please Note: Dates and prices are tentative and can be subject to change.*

Take a Tour of Salamanca!

Click on the link below to see the video:
Discover Salamanca


Application - Application for SIS17 is CLOSED!!

Admission is on a rolling basis. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline. Click on the links below to download the materials. Please submit all materials to Vivian Vega at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Deadline is March 1, 2017.

The Program

  • Improve your Spanish in Salamanca University, a renowned center for arts and culture in Spain.
  • Travel to Madrid, Salamanca, Granada and Barcelona to expand your knowledge of Spain and the Spanish life and culture.
  • Earn up to 9 credits on this 6 week program. 


Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

  • Successful completion of SPAN132: Intermediate Spanish prior to departing for the program. If you have not taken 132 and want to study abroad, students will need to participate in an evaluation conducted by director of the program.
  • Students who have had previous experience or are Native Speakers, will need to take a placement exam and at least one semester of Spanish before studying abroad.
  • Before traveling abroad, all Spanish majors and minors are required to meet with the undergraduate director for the pre-evaluation of courses.

Your Host City: Salamanca
Salamanca is home to Spain’s oldest university and also what is generally accepted as the country’s most beautiful Plaza Mayor.  Located in the western part of the country near the border with Portugal, the city is known for its well-preserved historic center, its hearty castellano cooking (including wonderful cheeses and delicious Serrano ham), as well as for its sizeable student population. Not only does its university attract students from all over Spain, but also students from all over the world, who come to study Spanish language and culture there.


The Summer Study in Spain is ideal for students who wish to experience speaking Spanish while integrating in a culture known for its excellent food, art, Flamenco dance and bullfights. Travel to Madrid, Salamanca, Granada, Barcelona and other gorgeous cities while improving your linguistic skills.

The Salamanca program offers a 5-week session through a wide selection of academic courses. Language instruction is in Spanish and designed for students at all levels. Students will be required to take a placement exam upon arrival at the University of Salamanca.

All students must meet with the Undergraduate Director, Dr. Otero-Torres, to discuss course selection while abroad. For information regarding course eligibility please see Dr. Otero-Torres during her office hours or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Dr. Dámaris Otero-Torres Office Hours:
Tuesday, 12:30-3:00 pm
Friday, 11:30-12:30 pm
Academic Building, Rm. 5160

For a list of courses being offered, please click here.


There will be weekend excursions to Madrid, Toledo and Granada and a 3-day excursion to Barcelona. You will travel through Spain in private coach and stay at hotels provided by the travel agency. Breakfast is included, however lunch and dinner are not.   Students will be given time to explore the cities on their own. 


Accommodations and Meals
Students will be housed in Aula Magna Residence in Salamanca. Students will reside (double occupancy) and dine at Aula Magna.  While traveling through Spain students will stay at hotels provided by the travel agency. All 3 meals (breakfast,lunch and dinner) will be provided by Aula Magna residency.  For weekend and 3-day excursion, students will be responsible for lunch and dinner. Hotels will provide breakfast.


Financial Information
Program cost for Summer 2017: 

NJ Residents (Umdergraduate)





Program Cost Includes (Billable)




Program Administration

Rutgers - HTH Health Insurance


Books & Study Materials


Program Cost Does Not Include (Non-Billable)


Airfare to/from Spain


Major Medical Insurance


Lunch and Dinner on Excursions

All personal expenses


Financial Aid

  • Financial aid is available for Study Abroad programs.  For more information on how to apply for financial aid, please visit the Office of Financial Aid website at:

  • Summer Financial Aid is available, but funding is limited.  Summer aid online applications will be available at the beginning of April 2017. 


For Study Abroad Scholarships, please click here.

*PSI Scholarship for Summer Study Abroad: Phi Sigma Iota chapter scholarships are available for members and prospective members of Phi Sigma Iota, the National Foreign Language Honor Society. The chapter scholarship will be awarded for summer study abroad (Summer 2017). While preference is given to current and prospective members of Phi Sigma Iota, all Rutgers students may apply. Applications are due by noon on April 3.

Click HERE to download the Application.


Travel Information
Students interested in travelling with the department are welcome to contact the travel agent to book their airlines tickets or students may purchase their own tickets on an individual basis. For agency contact information, please email Vivian Vega at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Students are not required to travel with the SpanPort department, however will need to provide their own travel arrangements to the Madrid upon arrival.


Questions about Summer Study in Spain? Please email Vivian Vega at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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