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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: AppState applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Direct Enrollment
Home-stay, Student housing
Language of Instruction:
Minimum GPA:
Class Standing: 1st Semester Sophomore, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Spain during the Summer!


Housed in the University of Salamanca, Cursos Internacionales offers a wide variety of courses and study programs year-round. The Cursos Internationales summer program provides opportunities for students to study Spanish in programs ranging from two week programs to six week programs. Spanish is offered at all levels and students can incorporate aspects of Spanish culture, history, and art into their curriculum.


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.

Students interested in intensive Spanish language at the upper levels should look at the Spanish Department's summer program in Madrid (details coming soon).

Academic Calendar

  • Various dates beginning in Early June and running until Mid August.
Please visit the Cursos website for exact dates.


Students have the option of staying in a dormitory on the University of Salamanca’s campus or with a local Spanish family in Salamanca.

Housing costs will be billed through Appalachian State though they will reflect Salamancas’ rates.

For more information about housing please visit the Cursos Internacionales’ accommodation web page.


Program Costs

Paid to Appalachian State
2016-2017 Semester
1Cursos Tuition $500 - $1600
2Housing $340 - $1500
2OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1Cursos tuition amount will vary by the program track chosen.
2Housing costs will vary by the housing type selected.  The higher end of the estimate is for housing with meals for 6 weeks.
2The 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
Meals $200 - $800 $400 - $1600
1Essential Living Expenses $200 - $800 $400 - $1600
Books and Materials $50 - $200 $100 - $400
Cursos Insurance    
Local Transportation $50 - $150 $100 - $300
Visa (for US Citizens) $0 $0
Passport $150 $150
Estimated Total Additional Expenses    
3Personal Travel and Spending $1200 - $2000 $2400 - $4000
1Essential living expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, etc.
3Personal 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.

Financial Aid

Students must be taking at least 6 credits during the summer to be eligible to apply for summer financial aid. For more information please visit the Office of Student Financial Aid web page.


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.


Cursos offers 2, 4, and 6 week summer tracks.  To locate specific course offerings please visit the Cursos website

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
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** 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.