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Spain 2018 / España 2018


                     Salamanca- Ciudad del Español

Program Location:

Barcelona, Bilboa, Granada, Madrid & Sevilla

Program dates:

June 23-August 2, 2018

Estimated program fees:

Undergrad NJ Resident: TBA
Grad/Undergrad Non-Resident: TBA



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

Application deadline:

Friday, March 30, 2018

Program Director:

Miguel Jimenez-Crespo

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 SIS18 opens on December 1, 2017.

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 for SIS 2018 is Friday, March 30, 2018.


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.
  • Non-Rutgers students and students who are not Spanish minors or majors will need to take a placement exam.

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:
Monday, 12;30-2:30 pm
Thursday, 1:00-4:00 pm
Academic Building, Rm. 5160

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


Excursions 2018
There will be a week long excursion starting in Toledo, Granada, Sevilla, and Ubeda. There will be weekend excursions to Madrid and Bilbao, 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 excursions, students will be responsible for lunch and dinner. Hotels will provide breakfast.


Financial Information
Program cost for Summer 2018: 

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 2018. 


For Study Abroad Scholarships, please click here.


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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