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Salamanca Program-January and Summer

Spanish Language and Civilization Program
Salamanca, Spain

Baruch College sponsors a program of intensive Spanish language instruction in association with the Colegio de España in Salamanca, Spain. The program offers intensive courses at all levels of Spanish in the Winter Intersession and the Summer Sessions. Students who successfully complete the courses in the program will receive a Baruch College transcript for transfer credit. The program also includes an excursion to Segovia. Depending on numbers, excursions to places such as Andalusia may also be offered. Students attending the program have the option of staying with a host family or in shared apartments. All accommodation is within a ten to fifteen minute walk from your classes at the Colegio de España.

Until further notice Applications to Study Abroad on the Spanish Language and Civilization Program will be accepted only from students attending Baruch College.

Colegio de España

The Colegio de España is a highly respected language teaching academy located within minutes of the Plaza Mayor. The Colegio’s talented teaching staff and small class size combine to make it an ideal choice for those hoping to study Spanish intensively at all levels. Over the past 20 years, hundreds of students have studied at the Colegio de España through the Spanish Language and Civilization program sponsored by Baruch College. The curriculum of the program has been approved by the Department of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature at Baruch College.

The Colegio de España organizes a number of free cultural activities for program participants, ranging from concerts, the showing of films, classes in theater and dance, sports activities, guided tours to historical monuments of the city, to excursions to other cities. The excursion to Segovia is included in the program fee, but the Colegio de España also offers optional excursions to places like León, Burgos, El Escorial-Ávila, La Alberca-Miranda del Castañar and Ciudad Rodrigo. Optional extended, 3-day excursions are offered to Galicia, Madrid-Toledo, Galicia (Santiago de Compostela) and Portugal.

For more information, visit the website of the Colegio de España.


Known for its breathtaking Renaissance architecture, the town of Salamanca is an ideal place to learn Spanish. Bathed in the dusk sunlight, Salamanca’s Villamayor stone buildings turn golden, giving the city its nickname as the “Golden City” (“la Ciudad Dorada”). The Plaza Major in Salamanca is widely considered to be the most beautiful square in Spain.

Salamanca is, however, also a quintessentially university town. The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, still dominates the city. Over 20 percent of the city’s 160,000 inhabitants are students, giving the city a youthful vibrancy that nicely complements Salamanca’s venerable past. This contrast can be seen nightly on the Plaza Mayor.

In the 15th century, the first Grammar of the Castilian Language was produced in Salamanca. Since then, the city has cultivated its reputation as a center of “pure” Castillian, making it a favored destination for students who wish to learn Castillian Spanish

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