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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Exchange Minimum Language Requirement: 1 or more courses at 3000 level or equivalent for non-English taught courses
Housing:
Student housing
Language of Instruction:
Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Exchange Type:
Basic
College: Beaver College of Health Sciences, College of Arts & Science, College of Fine & Applied Arts, Walker College of Business Class Standing: 2nd Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Program Description:

Study in Spain!

Institution

The University of Salamanca (USAL) draws in undergraduate and graduate students not only from across Spain, but also throughout the rest of the world. It is considered to be one of the top-ranked universities in Spain based upon the number of incoming students from regionally and internationally diverse locations and is well-known for its Spanish language courses geared towards non-native speakers; these courses attract more than two thousand foreign students to Salamanca each year. Today the University of Salamanca is an important center for the study of humanities and is particularly noted for its language studies, as well as its studies in law and economics.

Location

Salamanca is an ancient Celtic city in northwestern Spain and serves as the capital of the Province of Salamanca in the community of Castile and León. Its Old City was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1988. With a metropolitan population of 228,881 in 2012 according to the National Institute of Statistics (INE), Salamanca is the second most populated urban area in Castile and León. Salamanca is also considered to be one of the most important university cities in Spain as it supplies 16% of Spain's market for the teaching of the Spanish language.

Academic Calendar

  • Academic Year: Mid September to Mid June
  • Spring Semester: Early February to Mid June
For more information about the academic calendar please visit Salamanca’s website (the calendars are located under the Additional Information section).

Housing

The University of Salamanca has six dormitories and student residences with a total of 1,184 beds and six dining halls with a capacity for 1,331 people.

Housing costs will not be billed through Appalachian State due to the varied options.  Students will submit their housing payment directly to USAL or their housing provider.

For more information about housing please visit the University of Salamanca’s accommodation web page.

Financial

Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
  Semester
Basic Exchange (App Tuition & Fees) based on your residency
1OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1The OIED Program Development Fee will be placed on students’ accounts upon acceptance by the Education Abroad Office. The fee payment confirms your spot and is non-refundable.

Estimated Additional Costs
  Semester Academic Year
Airfare $1200 - $1800 $1200 - $1800
1Housing $2500 - $3700 $5000 - $7400
Housing Deposit (Refundable) $500 - $1200 $500 - $1200
2Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $2700 - $4400
3Meals $500 - $2000 $1000 - $4000
Books and Materials $100 - $200 $200 - $400
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $300 - $600
4Visa (for US Citizens) $160 $160
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Spanish Health Insurance $120 $240
Passport $150 $150
6Personal Travel and Spending $1000 - $2000 $2000 - $4000
1Housing costs will vary by housing type.  Student residences provide the option of meal plans.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc. 
3Students living in homestays or full board residence halls can budget less for meals.
4Visa cost estimate does not include potential travel to the Consulate.
5Students are encouraged to maintain a US based health insurance plan while abroad (to exempt out of AppState insurance students must follow the App exemption process - proving that they have insurance coverage for the entirety of the semester.
6Personal Travel and Spending amounts will vary by student and will be affected by how often a student goes out, travels, and the items they purchase.


Please note that non-billable costs are estimates only and will be affected by personal spending habits, currency fluctuations, etc. Prices listed in USD unless otherwise noted.
 

Students are encouraged to start planning for their study abroad program costs well in advance. Please use the Student Financial Planning Worksheet to help estimate your anticipated expenses and your anticipated financial resources.  When planning for estimated additional costs students are encouraged to research currency conversion rates. To see a total of the estimated costs for this program please visit the program budget sheets: SpringAcademic Year.  

Financial Aid

The majority of financial aid and scholarships can apply to semester and year-long study abroad programs. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.

Scholarships

OIED Scholarships
Each semester OIED offers a variety of different scholarship opportunities for students. Scholarship awards range from $250 to $2000. 

Benjamin A Gilman Scholarship
The Gilman Scholarship Program application is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

Fund for Education Abroad
Applicants from groups underrepresented in study abroad and those destined for non-traditional locations are given preference, in an effort to make the demographics of U.S. undergraduates studying abroad reflect the rich diversity of the U.S. population.

For information about additional scholarships please visit our External Scholarships web page.

Academics

The Universidad de Salamanca teaches in Spanish so students should have the requisite Spanish level to take classes at USAL. To find courses offered at the University of Salamanca, students should visit the International Relations web page and then click on the Academic Guides under the Additional Information section.
All students are expected to maintain at least the equivalent of a full time course load according to Appalachian State and the host university while abroad (whichever is greater). Students participating on the Salamanca program will be required to enroll in 24-30 ECTS credits per semester. For more information about study abroad enrollment policies, credit approval, and credit and grade conversions please visit the Academics section of our website.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and some programs may fill up before the listed deadline. Each year applications for Fall, Spring, and Summer will open up on August 1st. Once open the deadline will be listed below and an Apply Now button will be available at the top and bottom of this page. Most applications will have a 2 part application process so students are encouraged to complete their OIED application well before the listed deadline.

For more information about deadlines and how to apply please visit our Guide Me web page.
 
 


Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline OIED Approval Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2019 09/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.