Program Details

The faculty includes scholars and academics, as well as creative professionals - artists and writers - from Salamanca, Madrid, and elsewhere. There are sixteen courses available, including Bellas artes, Cultura y cocina, Culturas hispánicas, Medicina, Rel
Location:
Salamanca, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
La Academia de España is a 100% immersion program for students in grades 9-12 held in Colegio Mayor Fray Luis de León in Salamanca, Spain. Students must have already completed at least two years of Spanish in school, and may sign up for a variety of courses focusing on a wide range of themes (from art history and cuisine to international relations and medicine), all of which are geared toward improving language skills. All communication throughout the day – in the residence, in the classroom, during activities, during social hours, during excursions, with guest speakers – takes place in Spanish, and students are expected to speak Spanish every moment of the month. (Staff are bilingual and can communicate with parents in English).

The faculty includes scholars and academics, as well as creative professionals - artists and writers - from Salamanca, Madrid, and elsewhere. There are sixteen courses available, including Bellas artes, Cultura y cocina, Culturas hispánicas, Medicina, Relaciones internacionales and Spanish Language: Conversation and Composition.

Setting Description:
Located in the heart of Castile, birthplace of the Spanish language, Salamanca is home to one of the oldest universities in the world and the oldest in Spain. Granted a Royal Charter by King Alfonso IX of León in 1218, the University of Salamanca has been one of Spain’s premier centers of learning for almost 800 years, counting among its alumni the explorer Hernán Cortés, the French Cardinal and statesman Jules Mazarin, Golden Age theologian and academic Fray Luis de León, and the author, philosopher, and playwright, Miguel de Unamuno. Christopher Columbus traveled to the city to present his proposal for his voyage to the New World before the Council of Salamanca, in the Dominican Convent of Saint Stephen. Later, the group of scholars known as the School of Salamanca was the first to debate the implications of colonization, questioning the rights of the indigenous peoples of the New World, exploring the concept of natural law, and formulating the bases of our modern understanding of hu
Cost:
The program runs from July 5th - August 1st and costs $7895 US. This cost includes transportation to and from the airport, tuition, room and board, two meals a day, transportation to and from activities/field trips and the cost of tickets pertaining to the set activities. The cost does not include airfare, lunch and personal spending money.

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