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As a student at the University of Salamanca, you will benefit from outstanding educational facilities and live with a host family in a city of rich beauty and heritage.  Salamanca is the 'City of the Golden Stones' as it is admired for its historical architecture and gold-colored buildings.  Join our group on Facebook



City, Country 

Salamanca, Spain


Semester and/or Academic Year


Spring 2014: Group Flight Departure - January 25th, 2014.

   Orientation - January 27th, 2014.

   Easter Break - TBA

   Group Flight Return - May 17th, 2014.

Fall 2014: Group Flight Departure - August 30th, 2014

   Orientation - September 1st, 2014.

   Group Flight Return - December 13th, 2014.


2.5 GPA; applicants must have completed at least 3 semesters of college prior to enrolling in program; beginner and advanced Spanish students welcome to apply; courses are available in both Spanish and English.

Application Deadline

Fall 2014 Admission: April 15, 2014

Spring 2015 Admission: October 15, 2014

Please submit the following by the application deadline:

The Course Approval Form (due May 1st) is to be submitted by SUNY Cortland students only. Non-Cortland students must speak with their home campus study abroad office for information on the course approval process.

Non-Cortland students must return completed Judicial Review and Code of Conduct forms along with the SUNY application.

Travel Information

Fall 2014 Travel Dates:

Departure Date (from U.S.): August 30, 2014

Arrival Date: August 31, 2014

Return Date (to U.S.): December 13, 2014

Students will be able to meet program director Sherri Sevde at the departure airport in the U.S. before flying. Upon arrival in Madrid, the group will take a private group motor coach bus to Salamanca. Arriving on a flight seperate from the group is not recommended. Students arriving independently will find their own way to Salamanca and go directly to the home of their host family.   

Program Costs

Fall 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Spring 2014 Budget **Tentative and Subject to Change**

Accepted students will receive an updated budget as a part of their acceptance packet.

This program qualifies for an Exchange Award, which can result in considerable savings on the total program cost. The Exchange Award is available to SUNY Cortland students, with limited Exchange Award positions available to student from other-SUNY schools who are highly proficient in Spanish and looking to study in one subject area (such as History, Philosophy, Etc.). Please contact International Programs for more information and to obtain an application for the award and an exchange budget for this program.

Program Course Information

Fall 2014 Course Selection Guides:

Cursos Internacionales Course Selections - Beginner Level

Cursos Internactionales Course Selections - Intermediate/Advanced/Superior Level

Cursos Internacionales Course Descriptions (check course selection forms to see if the course you are interested in taking will be offered during your semester of study)

Business Program **NEW FOR 2014**

PEI Courses (Courses taken with Spanish students)

Students participating on this program will be registered full time and will receive 12-18 credits. Fall participants will take an introductory course during the first three weeks worth 3 credits.

PEI courses are taken with Spanish students in a wide variety of subjects. Due to these courses being taught to native Spanish speakers, it is recommended that students taking PEI courses have a high level of Spanish proficiency. Students can mix their schedules with courses taken at Cursos Internacionales and one or two PEI courses.


All participants must live with a host family.

Home stays are arranged by SUNY Cortland's Resident Director who lives in Salamanca year-round. The program fee is based on two people sharing a bedroom, but single bedrooms are available for an addition fee. Three meals per day and limited laundry service are included in the home stay costs.

Housing Form (include with your application)

Meet your Resident Director! (PDF)  

Host Website

University of Salamanca Cursos Internacionales

Photo album

Student Mentor

Email one of our student mentors to learn more about Salamanca, Spain!

Ana Antonio: (Fall 2013)
Gabrielle D'Imperio: (Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013)
Joshua Costanzo: (Spring 2013)
Samantha Sand: (Fall 2012)