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Fact Sheet:
Type of Program:
Affiliate Minimum Language Requirement: None
Home-stay, Student housing
Language of Instruction:
English, Spanish
Minimum GPA:
2.5 College: College of Arts & Science, Walker College of Business
Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:

Study in Spain!


Housed in the University of Salamanca, Cursos Internacionales offers a wide variety of courses and study programs year-round. Courses in each program are aimed at all learning levels and fall under three main semester long options, Language and Culture Courses, the Modular Program and the Diploma in Hispanic Studies. Cursos Internacionales’ Spanish language programs are made flexible to meet the needs of the students and incorporate subjects such as literature, culture, business, history, and art in order to complement students’ understanding of Spain and the Spanish language.


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

  • Fall Semester: Late September to Mid December
  • Spring Semester: Mid January to Mid May
As Cursos offers 3 program tracks (Intensive Spanish, Hispanic Studies, and Modular Program) students should reference 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
1Cursos Tuition $2200 - $2700
2Housing $2200 - $3000
3OIED Program Development Fee $200
HTH Worldwide Health Insurance $1.42/day
1Cursos tuition amount will vary by the program track chosen and the number of credits taken.
2Housing costs will vary by the housing type selected.  The budget estimates above are for homestays with all meals included.
3The 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
1Meals $200 - $1500 $400 - $3000
2Personal Expenses $1200 - $2000 $2700 - $4400
Books and Materials $200 - $400 $400 - $800
Housing Application Fee $40 $40
Housing Deposit $230 $230
Cursos Insurance    
Local Transportation $150 - $300 $300 - $600
3Visa (for US Citizens) $160 $160
Travel to Consulate for Visa Appt $100 - $300 $100 - $300
Passport $150 $150
4Appalachian Student Health Insurance $1110 $1110
5Personal Travel and Spending $1200 - $2000 $2400 - $4000
1Students living in homestays or full board residence halls can budget less for meals.
2Personal expenses includes but is not limited to: toiletries, cell phone, emergency funds, laundry, clothing, utilities, basic travel and entertainment, etc.
3Students who are US citizens participating on the Language & Culture program for 3 months or less will not need a visa..
4Students 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).
5Personal 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: FallSpringAcademic 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.


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.


To locate specific course offerings please visit the Cursos website. Cursos offers 3 separate tracks:

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 Cursos program will be required to enroll in 12-18 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.