In this program, students of all levels, can study and experience immersion in Spanish language and culture during a full semester (Fall or Spring) or a full academic year (Fall + Spring). One year of high school Spanish or one semester of college Spanish is the minimum language requirement for participation in the program. Salamanca, located in west central Spain (just two hours from Madrid) is the “Oxford” or “Cambridge” of the Hispanic world. The Universidad de Salamanca, with which Emory collaborates, was founded in the year 1218 and is the oldest and most famous university in the Spanish-speaking world; it retains a worldwide reputation in Hispanic studies and Spanish language teaching. Its 40,000 Spanish, European and Latin American students make Salamanca a very young city with a wide offering of cultural activities (theater, concerts, art exhibitions, local festivals) and an active social life, which remains centered on its historic Plaza Mayor. The city’s central location within the Peninsula facilitates travel within the Peninsula, and the program includes several group excursions and weekly cultural activities (cinema, tapas, Historical monuments and others) along the semester. Destinations vary, but often include villages of Sierra de Francia (Salamanca), Segovia or Toledo, Andalucia (cities of Granada, Cordoba and Seville), Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) –in FALL-, Portugal (Lisbon) or Lanzarote (Canary Island) –in SPRING-.

  • Fall and Spring Programs or Academic year
  • Home institution students and other institutions students.

  • Emory students and students from other institutions who have completed at least 3 semesters of college work and have a 3.0 GPA.
  • One year of high school Spanish or one semester of college Spanish is the minimum language requirement for participation in the program.
  • Direct enrollment for undergraduates in the regular courses of Universidad de Salamanca with Spanish students + Tutors to help students.( Spanish Advance level B2 is required ) -4 credits-
  • Language Program: Language and Culture courses through Cursos Internacionales, Universidad de Salamanca. (All Spanish levels – 4 and 5 credits courses)
  • Courses in English: Soc/Pol/Eco/Philo courses at Cursos Internacionales- USAL. Electives. -3 credits-
  • Medical track courses in Spanish at Cursos Internacionales-USAL. Electives. -3 credits-
  • Courses organized by program for Emory students: Antro/Psyco in English and Literature and Cultural courses in Spanish. Electives. -3 credits-
  • Weekly activities and Program excursions. Mandatory. -2 credits-.
  • Can count up to three courses towards the Spanish major/minor during a semester
  • All courses are guaranteed Emory credit, in consultation with the Spanish Department and other relevant academic departments at Emory.

  • Program places students in housing with host families.
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner included in fees. Single room.
  • Only one English-speaking student per host family

  • Mandatory Course of 2 credits
  • Monthly Fields Trips included in fees. Hotel and breakfast during excursion included. Tickets and one cultural meal/ excursion minimum included.
  • Cultural events and tickets for mandatories activities in Salamanca included in fees

  • Onsite Program Director and Assistant Program.
  • Orientation sessions in Madrid and Salamanca
  • Emory Center
  • Intercambios (“language exchanges”)
  • Tutorial Program for PCI courses
  • Volunteering

Sarah Catherine Knight
Asc Dir, ProgramsECAS: Ofc Intl & Summer Prog
Office of International and Summer Programs (OISP)
Emory College of Arts and Sciences
Candler Library, Suite 200 | 550 Asbury Circle, Atlanta, GA 30322

Fall or Spring Semester and Academic year.
Prof. Carmen Torres Cuadrado - Directora local
Salamanca Emory Program Abroad
C/ Traviesa 7-11
37008 Salamanca
Tel. +34 630 480 261