2019 Study Abroad Salamanca -Spain


Salamanca


2019 Dates

Dates: June 29 – July 13, 2019

Salamanca

Salamanca, one of the provinces in the Castilla and León region, is located in the northwest of Spain, approximately 124 miles from Madrid and 62 miles from the Portuguese border. It is a small, quiet town where walking, or rather strolling, will be your best mode of transportation whatever your destination.

Salamanca is also known worldwide for its breathtaking monumental heritage, which includes examples of works from all the different artistic periods in Europe. Moreover, Salamanca was declared a “World Heritage City” by UNESCO in 1988 and it was also named a “European Cultural Capital” for the year 2002 by the EU. In addition to its historical and cultural importance, Salamanca is perhaps best known for having the oldest university in Spain and one of the oldest in Europe.

Plaza Mayor

Scala Coeli.: a Climb up the Clerecía Towers

Scala Coeli.: a Climb up the Clerecía Towers

The towers were designed to bring believers closer to heaven and simply being there is pure delight, but the lofty height allows visitors to enjoy a one-of-a-kind panoramic view over the city of Salamanca.

 

Sunday June 30

After making our way through Customs, we will board our private coach. This first day in Spain will be a chance to see several historic sites on the way to Salamanca. Upon arrival in Salamanca, students will check into the dorms and settle in.

Monday July 1st

All students will take a placement test (Entrance Exam) through thePontificial University so they will begin classes on the correct level.

In the evening, after getting exam results and picking up books and supplies for class, the students will attend a welcome reception and end the night with a walk through the historic city center.

Tuesday July 2

Classes begin. Each day classes are from 9 am to 1 pm. In the evening, we will assist the students with their assignments in a Study Hall.

Wednesday July 1

Classes on normal schedule. The students will have the opportunity to visit the Convent of San Estéban.

Thursday July 2

Classes on normal schedule. The students will have the opportunity to visit some of Salamanca’s historic sites.

Friday July 3

Classes on normal schedule.

Saturday July 4

Tour of Segovia and the Royal Palace La Granja
Segovia is home to a well-preserved Roman aqueduct. While near Segovia, students will visit the Royal Palace. On the return trip to Salamanca, the students will tour the famous walled city of Ávila.

Sunday July 5

 

Monday July 6

Classes on normal schedule. In the early evening, students will tour both the Old and New Cathedrals in Salamanca.

Tuesday July 7

Classes on normal schedule.

Wednesday July 8

Classes on normal schedule. The afternoon will be spend studying for final exams.

Thursday July 9

Classes on regular schedule including final exams.

Friday July 10 – Tuesday July 14

Five Day Tour of Southern France, Andorra and Barcelona

Students will travel up into France and back down to Barcelona. While on this tour, we will spend time in Andorra, Carcassonne, Nimes, Pont du Gard, Avignon, Collioure and Barcelona.

Wednesday July 15

Flight from Barcelona to MIA information TBA