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Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-led GPA Requirement: 2.5
Education Abroad Advisor: Tricia Sherrard Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 3 Semesters
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Fields of Study: Modern Languages (Spanish)
Program Description:


Salamanca, Spain

May 30th - June 27th or July 11th





This program is put together by Travel and Education in cooperation with NAU faculty member Roberto Serpas. Roberto has worked in 15 summer study-abroad programs, both in Mexico and Spain and in the capacity of resident director and instructor.
Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. Walking through the streets of this city will give the impression of strolling through time in a living museum of unimaginable historical wealth. Salamanca offers the conveniences of a larger city with the intimacy and quaintness associated with small European towns. Students will spend about four weeks immersed in this beautiful city, exploring its history and culture, and studying Spanish.


- You must have a 2.5 GPA
- Must be enrolled in at least SPA 201
- You must be 18 years of age


Roberto Serpas


Students earn six (6) to nine (9) transfer credits and one (1) direct NAU credit on this program of 300 and 400 level Spanish which can apply towards major/minor requirements.

Salamanca smr 2018 tracks.xlsx
shows available courses during the program, and their potential NAU equivalents. You will need to meet with Roberto Serpas in Global Languages & Culture to determine the track of courses you should take in Salamanca before departure.


Four-Week Program: May 30th - June 27th 
Six-Week Program: May 30th - July 11th  


Students can choose to live in a residence hall or with a host family.


Throughout the month, there are daily cultural activities and excursions in Salamanca and surrounding areas.

June 6, day excursion to Segovia and Avila.

June 13, day excursion to Madrid.

USAL classes run from 9-2 Monday through Friday.


To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.


January 23rd from 4:00 - 5:00 pm and 5:00 - 6:00 pm in the Babbit Academic Annex, room 114


To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" salamancbutton found at the top of this page. Once you start an application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100, so be sure at the time of application that you intend to go! Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application.

If you are curious about this program, but not ready to commit, you can hit "Talk to an Advisor" and you will be put in contact with to the study abroad advisor for this program, to whom you can ask any questions you may have.




Cynthia Lopez
Major: Elem Edu, Spanish
Term: Summer 2017
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Christina Anaya
Summer 2018
Major: Biology
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George Guerrero
Summer 2018
Major: SecEd-Spanish
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Luisa Placencia Carranza
Summer 2018
Major: Secondary Education
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Lindsey Brown

Lindsey Brown
Salamanca, Spain

"We talked about how different our lives in Flagstaff were going to be when we got back. We both had really busy Senior years to go back to, and spending a month in the relaxing atmosphere of Spain was a welcome change"


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Sierra Gadberry

Salamanca, Spain

"Camera flashes, laughter, and some joyful tears were going about the room as everyone said their goodbyes to each other. Tomorrow will be the day that all of us get on a bus similar to the one that brought us there and return to Madrid airport where we will all go back to our lives."

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"What I loved most about being able to go to Salamanca was experiencing a culture different from my own! There are so many differences to experience - it was amazing. And I still miss being able to go to a cafe to get churros con chocolate!! I think you should go because (1) it really helped me to complete my Spanish minor and improved my Spanish overall (2) studying abroad looks good on an application to graduate school or a résumé for a job
3) Basically, it's just a great experience: I met so many people from other countries and I got to visit several other cities in Spain"

~ Julia Caroline Miller

"I loved the entire experience. I enjoyed seeing a foreign country. The historical buildings, and famous places, etc.
salamanThe scenery was beautiful. Also, enjoyed learning about the culture of Spain. People should go to experience something new. It was a lot of fun for me and I was nervous about going in the first place but I don't regret going at all. It was a once in a lifetime experience and it went by so fast, but it was so much fun. It would have been fun to stay longer though."

~ Alyssa Morlan

"Simply sitting and enjoying life, friends, and authentic chocolate ice cream in small cafes in the Plaza Mayor. Learning about the culture and language of Spain by living with a homestay family, studying under knowledgeable professors during the weekdays, and taking trips to nearby towns and cities every weekend. Getting to meet new friends from all over the world."

~ Leilana Terrell


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Program Reviews:
Christina Marie Taylor, Summer 2017 Participant
This program is absolutely amazing and I would highly recommend it to students wanting to improve their Spanish skills. Studying abroad in Spain was an incredible opportunity and a life-changing experience. I got the chance to connect with some extraordinary people and make friends from many different places. I look forward to returning soon and it is a great feeling to know that when I do, I will have places and to stay and people to visit.

Bianca M Saftoiu, Summer 2018 Participant
My experience studying abroad in Salamanca, Spain was one that I will cherish forever. I strongly believe that leaning about and experiencing a new culture/ lifestyle provides an alternative perspective on the world and is an enormously important growing step in life. However, I did have a few complaints about the T&E itinerary plan for the overall study abroad trip. I felt that the schedule was overwhelming and a bit too structured, with having tours and meetings almost every day of the week. Having traveled abroad previously, I have found that exploring and understanding parts of a new country on your own time is also an important aspect of the entire experience. Even though I wasn't a huge fan of the schedule I still believe that anyone has the opportunity to study abroad should definitely take it and Salamanca, Spain is absolutely breath taking.

Summer 2017 Participant
I'm really glad I participated.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 02/29/2020 06/01/2020 06/26/2020
Summer 2021 03/15/2021 04/15/2021 TBA TBA