- Classes taught in Spanish
- Enroll directly in classes with Spanish students
- Teaching internships and volunteer opportunities available (no credit)
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
- Open to juniors and seniors (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish or equivalent)
- Open to superior level Spanish speakers
- Completion of an oral interview
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Additional supplemental materials
- Entry Requirements: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Manager.
To find the most up-to-date course information for this program, please click the following link to access course schedules and syllabi on the University of Salamanca’s website.
Here you will find the guías académicas for each grado (degree). While students can mix classes from any department, course schedules are set to only be compatible within each individual grado, so you may encounter schedule clashes if you attempt to take courses in multiple varied subjects. It is also important to pay attention to exam schedules, as courses which are offered at different times may have conflicting exam periods.
After clicking on a grado, you will need to download the planificación docente PDF. This PDF contains syllabi for all of the courses within that department. Fall semester students will need to look at courses offered during the 1º/primer semestre/cuatrimestre whereas spring students will look for classes taught during the 2º/segundo semestre/cuatrimestre. The course credits will appear as ECTS, which should be divided by 2 to determine the US semester credits. The curso signifies the year of study e.g. curso: primero would be a freshman class.
Students will register for classes after arrival in Spain. At the start of the session, students will have a 2-week period for registration and your API Resident Director will assist you in understanding class schedules and determining what classes will work for you.
TEACHING INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS
All students with 3-4 semesters or more of college-level spanish (equivalent to the intermediate or B1 level) are able to participate in a teaching internship program. Students spend 5 hours per week for 8 weeks observing local primary school classes, and assist the teacher with classroom tasks as needed.
There is an additional fee of 50 Euros to participate in this option. Students will receive an official certificate from the University of Salamanca detailing the hours and nature of their participation upon completion of the program.
VOLUNTEER TEACHING PLACEMENTS
All students with 2 semesters of college-level Spanish (equivalent to the intermediate level) or more are able to participate in a volunteer teaching program. Students assist professors one hour per week, teaching English to Spaniards (ages 18 and up). Students will be able to apply for these opportunities on site, and placements are limited. This is a unique experience for API students in Salamanca to get to know Spaniards and Spanish life.