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Summer Study in Salamanca, Spain (University of Rhode Island) (Third Party)

The Program

The University of Rhode Island Summer Study Program in Salamanca, Spain has gained its success and world-wide reputation of excellence by the careful planning of every aspect and component of the program, the caliber of the student participants and the excellence and reputation of the professors.

Some of the most distinguished Hispanists have taught in the Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Program: Prof. Francisco Ruiz-Ramón and Prof. Enrique Pupo-Walker, Vanderbilt University, Prof. Luis Fernández-Cifuentes, Harvard University, Prof. Ciriáco Morrón-Arroyo, Cornell University, Prof. Roberto Echevarría, Yale University, Prof. Alfredo Hermenegildo, University of Montreal, Prof. Andrés Amorós, University of Madrid, Prof. Angel Basanta, Literary critic, El Cultural (El Mundo), Madrid, Prof. James Harris, MIT, Prof. David Hertzberger, University of Connecticut, Professor Efraín Barradas, University of Florida and others.

Our program offers you the opportunity to develop or improve your Spanish skills in an unparalleled setting. Salamanca offers the perfect setting to immerse yourself in Spanish language and life.

The Academics

The University of Rhode Island Summer Study Program in Salamanca, Spain is designed for college students, both undergraduate and graduate, teachers and other professionals as well as college-bound high school students.

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 under Academics.

Students can opt to participate in one of the following programs:

Program A: Intensive Undergraduate Language and Culture (up to 9 credits)

  • SPA 101: Beginning Spanish I
  • SPA 102: Beginning Spanish II
  • SPA 103: Intermediate Spanish I
  • SPA 104: Intermediate Spanish II
  • SPA 205: Spanish Language & Style
  • SPA 206: Spanish Language & Style II
  • SPA 207: Oral Expression in Spanish
  • SPA 310: Field Workshop (1-6 credits)
  • SPA 312: Advanced Spanish Grammar

Program B: Graduate (and Advanced Undergraduate) Literature, Language and Culture (6 graduate credits). Program B courses include:

  • SPA 431: Drama and Poetry of the 16th and 17th Centuries
  • SPA 471: Contemporary Latin American Culture; 3 credits
  • SPA 472: Topics in Hispanic Linguistics; 3 credits
  • SPA 497: Fundamental Problems of Spanish Grammar; 3 credits
  • SPA 497(1): Spanish for Teachers; 3 credits
  • SPA 589:  Seminar in Modern Span­ish-American Literature and Culture
  • SPA 597: Fundamental Problems of Spanish Grammar; 3 credits
  • SPA 597(1): Spanish for Teachers; 3 credits
  • SPA 587(2): Seminar in Renaissance and Ba­roque Literature; 3 credits
  • SPA 597(2): Spanish Second Language Acquisition; 3 credits

Coursework will be supplemented with excursions to Lisbon, Fatima and Ciudad Rodrigo (optional); Segovia; and, Andalucia (Cordoba, Granada), Toledo and Madrid. Note: The excursion to Lisbon, Fatima and Ciudad Rodrigo is not included in the program fee and carries a cost of an additional 200 Euros.

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 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
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 306 Modern Spanish-American Literature and Culture 3 12/31/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 308 Literature and Culture of Modern Spain 3 6/30/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 310 Field Workshop 3 6/30/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 312 Advanced Spanish Gramatica 3 6/30/2019
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 473 All the World’s a Stage 3 6/30/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 473 Contemporary Spanish Culture 3 6/30/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 472 Spanish Second Language Acquisition 3 6/30/2016 – Needs to be reaccredited
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 497 Fundamentals Problems of Spanish Grammar 3 6/30/2018
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 472 Oral Varieties of Spanish 3 12/31/2017
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 205 Spanish Language & Style 3 12/31/2020
SPAN 3293 Foreign Study SPA 206 Spanish Language & Style 3 12/31/2020

The Experience

You will have the choice of living in a dormitory or with a family (double occupancy). Single rooms are available – though limited – at additional cost (payable in Spain).  The URI Summer Study Program maintains an office with a full time secretary and several assistants. The director and/or the assistant(s) will assist the participants in any way they can and will be available 24 hours a day for any emergency.

Click here for information on applying to the URI Salamanca program.


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 on the link below.

Contact the UConn Office of Financial Aid Services for information regarding your individual financial aid package.

Budget Sheets: Summer
The Details

Dates / Deadlines:

Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/20/2018 02/27/2018 TBD TBD

Fact Sheet:

Class status: 1st Year, 2nd Year, 3rd Year, 4th+ Year, Graduate Student Academic area: Humanities
Language of instruction: Spanish Prior language study required: 1 semester
Open to non-UConn students: No Required GPA: