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Summer in Spain Program Details (2024) 

Program Location:  Salamanca, Madrid, Toledo, with optional add-on trips
Program Dates: May 29, 2024- July 4, 2024
Credits: 6 credits (undergraduate)
Up to 6 credits (graduate)
Program cost: 

Undergraduate/NJ Resident: $6,940
Undergrad Non-NJ Resident: $7,600
Graduate NJ Resident: $7,360
Graduate Non-NJ Resident: $7,990

Application Deadline: March 1, 2024
Program Director:  Prof. Laura Ramirez
Program Coordinator: Jerlene Rodriguez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Summer in Spain 2024 Application: Visit Rutgers Global Here for more Info and How to Apply!  

Application Status: Open Now!

The Program

  • 4-week short term summer program.
  • Earn 6 credits with courses that are pre-approved for your major, minor, certificate or school requirements.
  • Fulfill an SAS 21st Century core requirement (1).
  • Start learning Spanish or 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

  • Welcome to students at every Spanish level from beginner to advanced!
  • Students who have had previous experience or are Native Speakers will need to take a placement exam
  • 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. Joseph Casillas
  • *Spanish Minors must take a 300 and/or 400-level course at Rutgers before or after studying abroad.
  • *Spanish Majors must take two 400-level courses at Rutgers before or after studying abroad.

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 University of Salamanca, founded in the 13th century, stands as the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in all of Europe, currently catering to a student body of over 28,000 individuals.  


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, and culture. Travel to gorgeous cities like Madrid, Toledo, and Valencia 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. 2 courses (6 US credits) taught by local instructors at La Universidad de Salamanca. Language placement test to take place onsite prior to the start of classes. 

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

Dr. Joseph Casillas
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Academic Building, Rm. 5174
(Please check website for office hours)


Excursions while Abroad

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. 


Accommodations and Meals

Students will be offered the option to stay with families or in a residence. While traveling through Spain students will stay at hotels provided by the travel agency.


Financial Information

NJ Residents (Undergraduate)

Non-Residents (Undergraduate)

Graduate Students



$7,360 (NJ)
$7,990 (Non-NJ)


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


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for Study Abroad programs through the Financial Aid Department. Scholarships are also available through Rutgers Global Department on your application portal. 

Summer Financial Aid is available, summer aid online applications will be available in April 2024.  In order to apply for summer financial aid students must apply, be accepted into the program, and registered for courses after meeting with Dr. Joseph Casillas



For Study Abroad Scholarships, please click here.

 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.