The structure of our Salamanca programs is briefly outlined below.

Spanish is the language of instruction in all classes. 



 Direct Matriculation Program

Full Year/ Fall Semester/Spring Semester

Language pre-requisites: Completion of Advanced Spanish II

Orientation Language Classes, Fall: 10 days of Intensive Spanish (possibility of earning 1 credit).

Orientation Language and Culture Classes, Spring: 4 days of Spanish Conversation and Current Spain classes.

Academics: Students can satisfy the 15-credit course load in one of the following two ways:

1) 5 regular university classes (minimum of 27 ECTS) OR

2) 4 regular university classes (minimum of 21 ECTS) + one content class for foreigners (language of instruction: Spanish)

Regular University Classes:

These clases can be taken at one or both of the local host universities:

Content Classes for Foreigners:

One content class can be selected from the following (IES OR Cursos Internacionales classes):  

**IES-Salamanca: Selected “Area Studies” classes

Syllabi (Fall 2016): Cross Cultural Psychology (syllabus available mid-June); Regionalism in Spain: Political Union and Cultural Intersections; Literature and Cinema in Contemporary Spain; Reading the City: Literature and Art in Salamanca; Paths of the Sacred: Pilgrimage in Religious Traditions and its Evolution in Europe)

**Cursos Internacionales at the Universidad de Salamanca: Selected “Programa Modular” classes.

Fall: Spanish Art (Prehistoric-Renaissance); Spanish and Spanish American Cinema; The Arab World in Spain; Spain through its Music; Spanish History (Origins – 19th Century); Women in Spanish History; Spanish Literature

Spring: Spanish Art (Baroque – Present-day); Cinema, Press and Television in Spain; The Arab World in Spain; History of Spain (20th Century - Present-day); Women in Spanish History; Spanish American Literature.

For syllabi, see ”Programa Modular” link below

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Intensive Language Program (ILP)

Fall Semester/Spring Semester

Language pre-requisites: None

Academics: ILP students take Spanish language and culture courses with other foreign students through Cursos Internacionales at the Universidad de Salamanca. The program consists of a month-long Pre-Session (15 class hours/week), and a Trimester Session (25 class hours/week)

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Health Care Program

     Fall Semester

Language Pre-requisites: Completion of Intermediate Spanish II or above

Other pre-requisites: an established health sciences or medical background in coursework demonstrated on transcript

I. Health Care Track-ILP (students have completed Intermediate Spanish II or Advanced Spanish I or equivalent)

Students study with other foreign students through Cursos Internacionales at the Universidad de Salamanca. After the month-long Pre-session (15 class hours/week), in the Trimester (25 class hours/week), students take Spanish Language and Culture classes in combination with 1 or 2 classes specific to health care.

Class distribution according to Spanish level:

1) Students who have completed Intermediate Spanish II or equivalent: "Intensive Spanish" + two elective Spanish Language and Culture classes + "Medical Spanish"

2) Students who have completed Advanced Spanish I or equivalent: "Intensive Spanish" + 1 Spanish Culture + “Comparative Health Care Systems” + "Medical Spanish" OR “Health Communication” (links to syllabi below)

II. Health Care Track- Direct Matriculation Students (students have completed Advanced Spanish II or equivalent):

  • "Intensive Spanish” (2 weeks in orientation period; possibility of earning 1 credit)
  • Two health care classes: "Comparative Health Care Systems" + “Medical Spanish” OR “Health Communication” (link to syllabi below)
  •  3 direct enrollment classes in the Universidad de Salamanca and the Universidad Pontificia (students may choose from classes in both universities)

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