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Salamanca, Spain

AIFS: Salamanca, Spain

Next Offered: Fall semester (September 19, 2014-December 12, 2014)

Situated in the northwest corner of Castille, Salamanca is noted for its Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque architecture, as well as its lively student atmosphere. The University of Salamanca, oldest in Spain, was founded in 1218 and draws students and visitors from around the world. Dominican University has been welcomed into this area rich in traditions of the Dominican Order. Town and student life centers around the Plaza Mayor, justly called the most beautiful in Spain. Offered through the American Institute for Foreign Study Abroad.

Academic Program

  • Optoinal two-week intensive orientation course: language and civilization. Additional fee of $1295

Course Options

  • AIFS courses taught by professors from the University of Salamanca.
  • University of Salamanca courses in all branches (for advanced students only).
    Students wishing to enroll in courses offered at the PEI (University of Salalamanca) must have written permission from the Spanish department.  Such approval does not guarantee successful completion of these courses; the approval merely attests that the student has the requisite language skills and academic background to pursue coursework at the University of Salamanca.
  • Courses available in international business and economics, education, art, history, Spanish language and literature, political science and geography.

Currently enrolled students may not opt for the satisfactory/unsatisfactory option for any courses. Transcript issued by AIFS.

Application: 

Completed application packet deadline: 

  • Fall semester: May 1, 2014
  • Spring semester: September 15, 2015

All applications are reviewed by Dominican University's International Studies Committee. For more information, please contact Sue Ponremy, Director International Studies, at sponremy@dom.edu or call (708) 524-6965

Cost and Financial Aid

Estimated Costs

  • Program fees 2014-15: (includes tuition, housing and meals, excursions, round trip airfare, surcharges subject to change).
  • Full year $27,000
  • Semester $14,000
  • Non-refundable application fee $95
  • Optional fee for Preparation Program $1295
  • Damage deposit $250/semester (refundable).
  • Personal expenses $200 to $300/month (estimated).
  • Vacation travel outside group excursions additional.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

  • State, federal and Dominican financial aid is applicable.
  • Students: By studying abroad, you may have additional options for funding assistance. Please see a Dominican University Financial Aid Officer as soon as possible 
  • AIFS scholarships for qualified students
    - International (up to 100 scholarships of $1000 each)
    - Minority

Requirements and Eligibility

  • Open only to currently enrolled Dominican University students.
  • 2.7 DU GPA
  • Completion of one year of university Spanish at the intermediate level or above
  • Sophomore/junior/senior standing
  • Students must attend at least one information session.

Excursions, Housing and Transportation

Immersion and Excursions

  • Field trip to Andalucia (fall and spring).
  • Weekend trip to Madrid
  • Conversation exchanges with Spanish students.
  • Volunteer work in the community.
  • Extra-curricular university activities, such as sports, chorus, theater, dance.

Housing

  • Homestays with selected Spanish host families, double occupancy, meals included
  • Vacation periods not included

Transportation

  • Round trip group flight included in program fees.
  • Three day London stopover before program begins.
  • Group flight met by staff for bus transfer to Salamanca.