Summer Program in Salamanca, Spain
Auburn University is offering an intensive academic language program in Salamanca, Spain, for graduate and undergraduate students as well as teachers of Spanish. Auburn Abroad in Salamanca is an intensive academic program in one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe, Universidad de Salamanca. Students will study at the Universidad de Salamanca with native and prominent professors. No previous knowledge of Spanish is required.
The specific objective of the program is to provide students and teachers of Spanish with a most conducive environment for the intensive study of the language and culture of Spain. In order to increase linguistic competence, enhance understanding of the cultural dimensions of language, and encourage interaction with Spanish culture, the participant will be placed in a total immersion program according to his/her previous study of Spanish. Since the primary objective of the program is full cultural immersion, each participant will be expected to communicate in Spanish at all times.
This program is open to all levels of Spanish, you can take any regular Spanish course offered here at Auburn (lower-level students will take Elementary and Intermediate Spanish, more advanced students will take six FLSP credit hours from the following selection: Conversation, Sytax, Composition, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Commercial and Technical Spanish, Spanish Peninsular Civilization 2 (contemporary), Advanced Grammar, Topics in Culture: History of Spanish Art, etc.) ; also, there are 2 courses unique to this program: Spanish for the Health Professionals and Health and Communication. If that is not enough, you can do an internship in the bioscience and biotechnology fields. If none of this appeals to you, a core course is also being offered while in Salamanca, FLGC1153. You can finish a minor or a major in Spanish, or add hours towards the completion of those. Or just get elective hours.
Extensive walking, cobblestone streets, stairs, taxi/bus/metro/train, uneven walkways, housed with host family.
- Space is limited and students must file formal applications as soon as they know for sure they are participating.
- Complete the Auburn Abroad Application online and wait for confirmation from the Program Director.
- Non-Auburn University students must also be accepted as transient students by AU (additional $50).
- Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to complete a lodging form.
- 30 March 2020: Application Deadline. Late applications will be considered on a space availability basis only.
- 1 July 2020: Start date on location in Salamanca (students should plan to fly to Spain on June 30 and arrive in Madrid - Barajas on July 1 before 1:00 pm)
- 28 July 2020: Classes end.
- 29 July 2020: Transportation from Salamanca to Madrid - Barajas airport.
PAYMENT AND WITHDRAWAL DATES
- April 10: First ½ of Program Fee due to Bursar
- After April 13: Withdrawal with $1000 penalty
- May 8: Second ½ of Program Fee Due to Bursar
- After May 11: Withdrawal with 50% refund
- May 18: No Refund after this date
Upon arrival in Salamanca, students will be given a walking tour and an orientation before classes begin. They will also take a finely tuned placement test to make sure they are placed with others at a similar level. Students enroll in two courses at the beginner, intermediate, or advanced levels. Auburn students are integrated into classes with language students from all over the USA and the world. Classes meet from 9:00am-1:00pm, thus leaving half the day and weekends to study and to explore everything Salamanca and its surroundings have to offer.
While lower-level students will take Elementary and Intermediate Spanish, more advanced students will take six FLSP credit hours from the following selection: Conversation, Syntax, Composition, Introduction to Spanish Literature, Commercial and Technical Spanish, Spanish Peninsular Civilization 2 (contemporary), Advanced Grammar, Topics in Culture: History of Spanish Art, and others.
Internship Option: For their second course (3 credits), students may choose to do an internship organized by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca in one of the following four areas: (1) information science and design of apps and websites, (2) biotechnology including biology and medicine, (3) pedagogy for future teachers, (4) business/public administration. Contact the Director for more details.
For approximate program costs, download a copy of the CLA.FLL.Salamanca.Summer.2020.
*NOTE: Auburn University reserves the right to modify the program cost and/or content as necessitated by changes in the economic situation.
Refund Policy: Upon admission to this program, students will be responsible for payment of these fees. Please see the important dates section for withdrawal and cancellation deadlines. Students suspended or dismissed from the program for disciplinary or academic reasons after the start of the program are not eligible for any refund of fees.
Students will stay with a Spanish family (two students maximum per family). Room and board includes three meals a day, as well as weekly laundry service. Students are assigned a roommate unless they request their own room, for which there is a small additional fee.
Salamanca, situated 120 miles to the west of Madrid, has a population of 155,000 residents. It is the proud home of the oldest university in Spain (founded in 1230), and is well known throughout Europe and South America as the “heart and soul” of Spanish university life. Salamanca’s rich history is reflected in its monuments, from the Roman-built bridge across the Tormes river, or the splendid Plateresque façades and patios of the University’s Colegios Mayores y Menores, to the intriguing Casa de las Conchas, and the justly famous Plaza Mayor, considered to be one of the finest main squares in Europe. Built at the beginning of the 18th century, the Plaza Mayor was designed to hold up to 20,000 spectators for traditional bullfights. Today the Plaza Mayor is the social hub of the city, and all through the day and long into the night people, both young and old, stroll under the arcades or sit at one of the numerous outdoor cafés.
Students will visit museums in Salamanca. Optional trips to Madrid, Aila, Segovia, and Toledo. Mandatory weekday activities.
Students can sign up for guitar, cooking, and dance classes through the Universidad de Salamanca. Other optional activities include a tour of a local winery, a bullfight, kayaking, cycling, horseback riding, concerts, theatrical productions and an annual film festival in Salamanca.
PASSPORT AND VISA REQUIREMENTS
You will need to have a passport by June 1.
If you do not have a PASSPORT: Please check www.travel.state.gov for the nearest local passport office and forms. Auburn Abroad recommends that you apply for a passport as soon as possible. If you already have a passport: Please check the expiration date. Passports should be valid for at least 6 months following your scheduled time abroad.
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