Spain 2020 / España 2020



                                                Take a Tour of Salamanca! 
                                            Discover la Ciudad de Español


SIS Program Details

Program Location:  Barcelona, Galicia, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca & Sevilla
Program Dates: 2020 TBA
Credits: Up to 9 credits (undergraduate)
Up to 6 credits (graduate)
Program cost:  Undergraduate/NJ Resident: TBA (2019 fee $6,655.00)
Undergrad Non-Resident: TBA (2019 fee $7,100.00)
Graduate Student:TBA
Application Deadline: March 2020
Program Director:  TBA
Program Coordinator: Jerlene Rodriguez 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.*


Summer in Spain 2020 Application

Application Status: December 2020
Information about the SIS20 program will be posted in September 2019 or email Jerlene Rodriguez at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


The Program

  • 6-week short term summer program.
  • Earn up to 9 credits with courses that are pre-approved for your major, minor, certificate or school requirements.
  • Fulfill an SAS 21st Century core requirement (1).
  • Improve your Spanish proficiency by taking classes at the renowned Universidad de Salamanca.
  • Travel throughout Spain to expand your knowledge of Spanish culture, history, and art though excursions.


Pre-Requisites/Language Requirements

  • Successful completion of SPAN132: Intermediate Spanish prior to departing for 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 once accepted into the program.
  • Non-Rutgers students and students who are not Spanish minors or majors will need to take a placement exam and meet with the undergraduate director, Dr. Otero-Torres.

Your Host City: Salamanca

Salamanca is home to Spain's oldest unversity 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 gorgeous cities like Madrid, Salamanca, Granada, and Barcelona while improving your linguistic skills.

The Salamanca program offers a 4-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 for further placement of Spanish skills.

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
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Academic Building, Rm. 5160
(Please check website for office hours.)


Excursions while Abroad

There will be a week long excursion starting in Toledo and through Granada, and Sevilla. There will be weekend excursions to Madrid and Portugal, 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 through hotels, however lunch and dinner are not.   Students will be given time to explore the cities on their own. 

*This is a general guide of how students' 6 weeks in Spain will be. The locations, order, and departure is subject to change each summer depending on travel agency used, pricing, and other occurrences that may arise. Cities traveled one summer may not be traveled the next or vice versa due to students demand and pricing.


Accommodations and Meals

Students will be housed in Aula Rector Residence in Salamanca. Students will reside (double occupancy) and dine at Aula Rector.  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 Rector residency during the 4-week study at the University.  For weekend and 3-day excursions, students will be responsible for lunch and dinner. Hotels will provide breakfast.

*Aula Rector was the residency from Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 groups. Study Abroad residence is subject to change depending on pricing, availability, and feedback received from students.


Financial Information

Program cost for Summer 2020: 

NJ Residents (Undergraduate)





Program Cost Includes (Billable)

Books, Notebooks & Study Materials   


Health Insurance- Rutgers

Lodging/Transportation Accommodations

Program Administration

Tuition & Student Fees


Program Cost Does Not Include (Non-Billable)

Airfare to/from Spain

Lunch & Dinner on excursions

Personal expenses including but not limited to: trips/visits not included in the program, personal food choices, nighttime activities

Personal major medical insurance

*This is the price for 9 credits for Summer 2019. Taking 6 or 8 credits will decrease the cost. As tuition fees, and travel prices increase, the price for study abroad is subject to increase accordingly.


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for Study Abroad programs through the Financial Aid Department directly. 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 2020.  In order to apply for summer fianncial aid students must apply, be accepted into the program, and registered for courses after meeting with Dr. Otero-Torres.



For Study Abroad Scholarships, please click here.


Travel Information

Students interested in traveling 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 they will need to provide their own travel arrangements to the meeting point upon arrival.


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