Summer Study Spain

Spain 2024 / España 2024

Take a Tour of Salamanca! 
Discover la Ciudad de Español



SIS Program Details (2023)

Program Location:  Barcelona, Galicia, Granada, Madrid, Salamanca & Sevilla
*Optional trip: Lisbon, Portugal
Program Dates: June 25- July 29, 2023
Credits: 6 credits (undergraduate)
Up to 6 credits (graduate)
Program cost:  Undergraduate/NJ Resident: $TBA
Undergrad Non-Resident: $TBA
Graduate Student: $TBA

*Optional Portugal Weekend Excursion: TBA
Application Deadline: March 10 2023
Program Director:  Prof. Laura Ramirez
Program Coordinator: Jerlene Rodriguez This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

*Please Note: Information above is for Summer 2023. Summer 2024 information will be updated during the Fall 2023 semester*


Summer in Spain 2024 Application

Application Status: Opening Winter 2023

The Program

  • 5-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).
  • 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 or equivalent through placement exam.
  • 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. Damaris Otero-Torres.
  • *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 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 culture. Travel to gorgeous cities like Madrid, Salamanca, and Granada 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. Damaris 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. Damaris Otero-Torres
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Academic Building, Rm. 5169
(Please check website for office hours.)


Excursions while Abroad

There will be a week long excursion starting in Madrid through Granada, and Sevilla. 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' 5 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.  

*Aula Rector was the residency from Summer 2018 and Summer 2019 groups. AR provides accommodation in shared rooms (2 person occupancy) included linens, towels, onsite laundry room, and weekly cleaning service. Study Abroad residence is subject to change depending on pricing, availability, and feedback received from students. 


Financial Information

Program cost for Summer 2023 

NJ Residents (Undergraduate)

Non-Residents (Undergraduate)

Graduate Students





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 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 in April 2023.  In order to apply for summer financial 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 Jerlene Rodriguez 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.