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!