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AIFS: Salamanca, Spain (Third Party)

The Program

Live in Salamanca amongst the golden medieval buildings, Renaissance palaces and soaring cathedrals. Study at the world-renowned University of Salamanca, known as the “Oxford of the Spanish world”, and the third oldest university in Europe. Join the thriving, multicultural community of students who make Salamanca their home!

Learning does not begin or end in the classroom. To help you get a true taste of Spanish culture, a wealth of cultural activities and excursions are included in your program fee. AIFS organizes many enriching activities to help you integrate, understand and participate in the Spanish culture.

Explore other parts of Spain on excursions to Toledo, Segovia and Ciudad Rodrigo. Travel on the Optional AIFS Flight Package and begin your trip with a 3-day excursion to London, England en route to Salamanca.

The Academics

Students at the Elementary (fall only), Intermediate and Advanced Level take classes in the Cursos Internacionales department of the University of Salamanca with other international students in a diverse, multicultural environment. Students can find a list of course offerings on the AIFS website (click the appropriate term in the right-hand menu and then click ‘courses’):

You will earn up to 15 graded UConn credits per semester upon completion of this program. In order to earn credit at UConn for courses completed on this program, individual courses must be approved by a designated UConn course evaluator and assigned a UConn course number. Complete instructions for this process can be found here.

Depending on your level of Spanish and the semester attending the program you can choose from the following options:

  • Integrated Studies Program (PEI) for Superior Level students
  • Modular Program for Intermediate and Advanced Level students
  • Spanish Language and Culture Program for Intermediate and Advanced Level students (fall only)
  • Elementary Level Program (fall only) for Beginner Level students
  • Business Program (taught in English)

No previous Spanish study is required for the Elementary Level program in the fall or for students who wish to take all their courses from the Business Program. For all other programs, a minimum of two years of high school Spanish or one year of college Spanish is required.

This list of course equivalents indicates courses that other students have taken in the past. It does not guarantee that they will be available when you participate in the program. If you want to take a course that is not on the list below, go to the horizontal navigation bar on the Education Abroad homepage; click on “Academics” to access information on the course accreditation process.General Education course substitution: your school or college will decide if specific study abroad courses can be used to fulfill General Education Requirements. You will need to individually petition your school for the substitution.  For exact information, go to “Academics” and “Gen Ed Substitution”. Note: All study abroad courses have to be assigned a UConn course department number by faculty departmental evaluators before they can be posted and later considered for any minor, major, gen ed, or elective credit.

UConn Dept. and # University Course Title Foreign # Foreign Course Credits Accreditation Expiration Date
BADM 2893 Foreign Study 319 Electronic Commerice 3 12/31/2020
BADM 2893 Foreign Study Economics 317 International Marketing 3 6/30/2021
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 311 Economics/Political Science: European Union 3 12/31/2020
ECON 2493 Foreign Study 315 Current Spain 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

The University is a center of activity for Salamanca. Its plays and concerts draw students and residents alike, and its cinema has an ever-changing program of art films and new releases. Students can wander into the city center easily, finding other students who will talk over the latest political happenings or discuss poetry over a glass of wine or a late night cup of coffee at a local café.

Students can use the University sports facilities (free of charge) and partake in social activities (for a small fee) such as hiking, horseback riding through the Charro (Salmantine) countryside, flamenco lessons, salsa lessons, ballroom dancing, Sevillana dance classes, pilates, fitness, judo, karate, fencing, yoga, etc. More information on the University of Salamanca’s sports activities can be found at

Students can choose between an apartment and a homestay. Many students say that the homestay experience is the most rewarding part of their time abroad. Patience, respect and an open mind are essential to its success. It is the best way to learn to speak Spanish, get involved in the culture and integrate into the local community. You will have three meals a day, seven days a week with your host. Laundry is included. Most students in AIFS homestays have wireless Internet access. If you would like a single room and one is available, a supplement of 80 euros per month is payable directly to the host family.

You can live in a student residence for a supplementary fee.


Please note that certain fees associated with this program will appear on your UConn fee bill. These fees are required in addition to the costs billed to you directly by the third party program provider. For exact information on these additional costs, please visit this program’s budget sheet by clicking the link below.

This program charges program fees and not tuition. This affects the types of financial aid that can be applied to defray the cost. Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

You may apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: CT Aid for Public College Students Grant, Federal Title IV Funds including Pell Grant, SEOG, Stafford Loans, Perkins Loans, Parent Loans, and private scholarships.

You may not apply the following types of financial aid to the cost of this program: Federal Work Study, Tuition Remission Grant, University Grant, Tuition Waiver, and academic scholarships (such as Day of Pride, Nutmeg, Presidential, Leadership and Academic Excellence Scholarship).

Budget Sheets: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
The Details

  • Location: Salamanca, Spain
  • Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017 10/09/2017 TBD TBD
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD
Academic Year 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD
Fall 2018 03/08/2018 03/15/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year Academic area: Social Sciences, Humanities
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: None
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: 2.5