Athena Study Abroad in Salamanca, Spain

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Salamanca is located about an 1 ½ hours north of Madrid which is easily accessible by bus or train! Salamanca is the ideal location for someone looking to master the Spanish language and be a part of a community filled with students from every corner of the globe!

Founded in 1218 by King Alfonso IX, the University of Salamanca was Spain’s first institution of higher learning. By 1254 it had received acknowledgment from Pope Alexander IV as being one of the four great world universities, along with the universities of Oxford, Paris and Bologna. . Some notable alumni of the Universidad de Salamanca are the Miguel de Cervantes, Hernan Cortez, and Christopher Columbus!

Program Highlights
  • Salamanca is truly a university city, with many college-aged students, you will be part of a lively, dynamic community of 165,000!
  • Salamanca provides you with the opportunity to live in the "University Town of Spain" where students study from every part of the globe.
  • Living in an authentic smaller Spanish town like Salamanca gives students the opportunity to experience the genuine Spanish culture that cannot be found in the larger cities like Madrid, and Barcelona.
  • If you're looking to learn the language, staying with a host family is the best way to go. Rooms are shared and housing includes full board (breakfast, lunch and dinner).
  • Salamanca is known for its festivals and traditions that students participate in every year since the founding of the University in 1218.

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