*Note: Combination Courses can be helpful for students transitioning between an intermediate and advanced level of Spanish language proficiency. You can contact an advisor or send us your questions by visiting our contact page.
For all levels of Spanish proficiency, students must have a 2.50 GPA. All students must take a Spanish language placement exam upon arrival in Salamanca. The exam will determine the language proficiency level of each student, as well as the courses in which the student is eligible to enroll.
02/05 Departure from the U.S.
02/06 Arrival in Madrid, Spain. Departure to Salamanca and meeting host family
02/07 Meeting at T&E on-site office and placement test
02/08 Regular classes begin at the host University
06/19 Transfer to Madrid and return to the States (Students may stay and travel)
Sample Fall Semester Itinerary
09/03 Departure from the U.S.
09/04 Arrival in Madrid, Spain. Departure to Salamanca and meeting host family
09/05 Meeting at T&E on-site office and placement test
09/06 Regular classes begin at the host University
12/18 Transfer to Madrid and return to the States (Students may stay and travel)
Please be aware that during the course of the semester you may experience some days when there will be no classes held at your chosen host institution due to breaks and holidays.
Having advanced notice of these dates may help in planning any extra-curricular activities or personal travel during your time in Spain to help enhance your overall experience. If you need any assistance in making plans to travel please contact us for suggestions or help with logistics.
National & Local Holidays
Please see important information on transportation in application contract before booking any flights.
We understand that you may be eager to find flights once you have enrolled in the program however we urge you to follow the guidelines provided below to ensure that you receive the full benefits of your chosen T&E program:
Note: Generally the fall semester falls short, however if you plan to extend your stay, or are studying during the spring semester you will need to obtain a visa in order to take part in our semester programs.
(Although T&E does not get involved directly in this process as it is the sole responsibility of the individual participants, you can view a checklist below: