AIFS Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain: Semester or Academic Year

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Spend a semester or academic year in Salamanca, Spain with AIFS! Earn up to 15 credits per semester at the University of Salamanca. Courses taught in English and Spanish. No previous Spanish study required.
Give back to the local community through Salamanca’s volunteer program. Through this program, you'll add a new perspective to your study abroad experience by helping local children improve their English skills.
Live in a Spanish homestay or, for an additional fee, in a shared apartment with other AIFS students. Homestay students receive 3 meals a day from their host family; apartment students will receive a meal allowance.
Cultural and social activities such as Spanish cooking classes, tapas tours, and museum visits are included. A 3-day trip to Lisbon, Portugal is included in the program fee, as well as day trips to Segovia and to the Toro and Zamora wine region.
Optional excursions are also available. 2 nights in London are included on the AIFS Flight Package.

Highlights
  • 3-day trip to Lisbon, Portugal
  • Day trips to Segovia and to the Toro and Zamora wine region
  • Transcripts issued by the University of Salamanca

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Questions & Answers

Hi Michelle, I was in the program 8 years ago so please check with the AIFS staff in Salamanca. At that time, spring break was not covered so we all planned ahead. Some opted out for staying with their host families, all you had to do is check with them and pay an additional fee directly to them. Others went home for the 2 weeks, but as for me, I did some backpacking with friends thru Europe, it...

Reviews

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based on 21 reviews
  • Academics 8.5
  • Support 9.4
  • Fun 9.3
  • Housing 9.2
  • Safety 9.2
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Vazqsama
9/10

The people make it the best.

It was always a dream of mine to visit Spain and after spending a year in Salamamca with AIFS I couldn't think of a better way to have fulfilled that dream. The program and the staff are incredible, they go out of their way to make sure you enjoy your time abroad. The academic advisor is one of the best advisors I have ever had, he makes sure that you are enrolled in classes that are not only appropriate for your language level but also interesting to you. Meeting and getting to know the locals was the best thing I could have done. The Salmantinos are extremely sweet, funny, and always willing to help you with what ever you need.

Yes, I recommend this program
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MeganRejohnna
10/10

My experience with AIFS in Salamanca

Studying abroad in Salamanca was the best decision I've made during my academic career. It was not only enriching on an academic level, but on a personal and cultural level, as well. I very much grew as an individual and made friends from literally all over the world. The University is fantastic, and the classes offered are definitely some of the best that I've ever taken. The AIFS staff there are also incredibly helpful; they mix fun and support in great way and arrange all of the necessities for you, like living, group travel, and extracurricular activities like cooking and dance lessons. We also did several dinners and tapas outings together. I wouldn't be able to write a review for Salamanca without mentioning the nightlife. I've never had so much fun in my life! It was such a fun-loving global community with so many opportunities for socialization. And as a city, Salamanca is just beautiful. The architecture is breathtaking and it's very conveniently located for travel and visiting purposes.

Yes, I recommend this program
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student
10/10

Flawless Semester

I had the most amazing semester. Salamanca, is the best city to study abroad and AIFS is a very reliable program. From the beginning to the end, our directors educated us and kept in constant communication to ensure our excellent safety and organization. They choose very secure, fun and immersing homestays. I absolutely loved my host family, they were so welcoming and always made the most delicious food! Having wireless internet was also an added bonus! I loved this program because they made it hassle-free. They handled our airport transfers and always let us know of cultural events on campus. I miss it like crazy, choose AIFS-Salamanca!

Yes, I recommend this program
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slshober6
10/10

Salamanca Spring 2009

I loved studying abroad, especially in a place that my school didn't offer because I was forced to make new friends and get out of my comfort box, which is what studying abroad should be all about. I loved being in Europe as well because there are a million places you can get to so quickly.

Yes, I recommend this program
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lainey2013
9/10

Que Guay

Salamanca is a beautiful city that looks like it came straight out of a storybook. My university has a study abroad program in Salamanca, but I realized it was more affordable (and four weeks longer) to study through an external program. Before the semester started we had a two week orientation course which helped me to get acclimated to Salamanca, my study abroad group and Spanish culture. The AIFS staff is fantastic. The homestay was nice, I learned a ton about Spanish culture and we had several groups of European high school students live with us too. The classes were easy, but they are all in Spanish.

And AIFS has an optional excursion to Morocco which was amazing!
Overall, I would recommend study abroad, and if you're looking at Spain. Go to Salamanca with AIFS

Yes, I recommend this program
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BBHSTeacher
10/10

Awesome Experience

I had the most wonderful experience in Salamanca, and would encourage anyone interested in the abroad experience to study here as well. My host family was incredible, giving me a taste of homemade paella, soups, dinners, meals--everything a girl could ask for! The two of Salamanca felt super safe, and even with us out walking at night, I never had any issue or felt unsafe. Also, its location to Madrid and thus out of country travel was extremely easy and accessible.

I couldn't recommend this abroad experience more!!!

Yes, I recommend this program

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