The WFU Salamanca Semester program was founded in 1978. Since then it has been offering students the opportunity to develop advanced language skills at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. The program runs both fall and spring semesters. It begins with an orientation to the beautiful city of Salamanca in the heart of Castile. It includes, over the course of the semester, guided, in-depth visits to the capital region (Madrid, Toledo, Segovia), Andalusia (Córdoba, Granada, Seville), and the Cantabrian coast (Santiago de Compostela, Santander and Oviedo).The program costs the same as a semester on WFU campus. All expenses, including trips, books, and airfare up to $1500, are included.

  • Home institution students (not limited)
  • Semester immersion programs offered in Fall or Spring
  • Neuroscience semester offered only in Spring
  • 5 weeks intensive summer programs:
  • Internships + 1 or 2 semester courses (literature or conversation)
  • Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - SPA 212

  • Home institution students (not limited)
  • Business & Global studies semester programs offered in Fall or Spring (most courses taught in English)
  • Summer program: The Legal Environment of Business
Salamanca Semester immersion program: Students in the Immersion Program typically take 4-6 courses during a semester in Salamanca. SPA 301 Intensive Spanish (1.5h) is required and includes the group excursions to sites around Spain. This course is Pass/Fail and is team-taught by the Resident Professor and the Salamanca Cultural Instructor. Students may also elect to do an internship (SPA 199). These courses are Pass/Fail and do not count towards a Spanish major or minor. Remaining courses are chosen from a long list of language, literature, history, art, business, psychology and even biology courses . All courses are taught in Spanish. All academic courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday, leaving three-day weekends for exploring the city or travel to other destinations.
Salamanca Neuroscience: Students in the Salamanca Neuroscience Program typically take 4 courses + HUM 170 during the semester in Salamanca. HUM 170 Contemporary Spanish Experience (1.5h) is required and includes the group excursions to sites around Spain. The 4 remaining courses are chosen from a list of neuroscience related courses and must include at least 1 Spanish course. All courses except the Spanish course are taught in English and all courses are scheduled Monday through Thursday, leaving three-day weekends for exploring the city or travel to other destinations. Students with 5 semesters or more of Spanish may take a course in the Immersion program, if it fits in their schedule.
Salamanca: Summer Internship program: Students are required to participate consistently in an internship and complete a series of written assignments relating to their experience and their internship field. Students can add to the required internship also one or two intensive courses offered regularly on the semester long immersion program.
Salamanca: Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - SPA 212: (summer) Students on the program take SPA 212, which fulfills the university language requirement. A prerequisite of three semesters of Spanish or the equivalent (SPA 153 or 154) is required.
Barcelona: Business & Global studies semester Courses are taught at the Autonomous University of Barcelona's City Center Campuses by Autonomous University professors. The courses are primarily taught in English, with no prior knowledge of Spanish required. Courses provide a contemporary perspective on business, economics, entrepreneurship, environmental studies, global trade & commerce studies, international studies, political science
Barcelona: The Legal Environment of Business (summer) The course explores the legal environment in which business decisions are made in for-profit and nonprofit organizations through the unique lens of a Spanish city and global business capital: Barcelona. The course traditionally emphasizes how the law develops and how economic, political, social, international, and ethical considerations influence this development.

  • Students may live with a Spanish family or may stay in a university residence hall
  • The homestay allows for full cultural and language immersion
  • Families are selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca
  • Homestays include 3 meals/day and weekly laundry

Over the course of the semester, students travel together with the resident professor and on-site team on a variety of excursions. Destinations include cities in central Spain, Andalusia, and northern Spain. These trips total approximately seventeen days and enable students to explore places of cultural and historical interest that they have been studying.

Center for Global Programs and Studies
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Tel: 336.758.5938
Program brochures: http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/destination/?des=Spain

On-Site Director: Javier Gª Garrido
Office: 34.923.21.24.66
Email: garrido@wfu.edu