SALAMANCA: API – University of Salamanca
- Fall Semester - Late August or September to mid-December
- Spring Semester - Late January - Mid May
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - October 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Colleen Boyle (email@example.com)
Students may participate in the International Studies track at the University of Salamanca. Students take four classes for a total of 16 NU credits.
If you are interested in enrolling in a course not in our database, please send this course for evaluation.
The University of Salamanca, founded in 1218, is the oldest university in Spain. Acknowledged by Pope Alexander IV to be one of the four great universities in the world, it stands in the company of the universities of Bologna, Oxford, and Paris. In 1492, King Ferdinand sought advice from University of Salamanca leaders regarding the exploration venture of Christopher Columbus. One enters the University through the Patio de las Escuelas. It features the faces of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabel, and the walls are marked with the legacy of students, who, upon graduation, have written their initials in an ink of bull's blood, olive oil, and herbs. Legend has it that there is a frog hidden in the sandstone carvings, and if one finds it, it brings good luck! Inside is the Escuelas Menores building, which houses the department for visiting students.
2.75 GPA and at least 32 NU academic credits. Additionally, each program track has its own language requirement.
- Online OISP application
- API Application Forms
- Official Transcript
- University Contact Information Form (available once API online application completed)
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- Letter of Recommendation
- Students must pay the $150 application fee (due upon submission of the application) and the $400 confirmation payment (due approximately 2 weeks after acceptance) directly to API. These payments will then be applied to the total cost of program lodging and insurance. These payments are necessary to guarantee your commitment and place on the program.
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
API students in Salamanca can choose from two different housing options – students may choose to live with a host family, or a residencia. Students who choose to live with families generally share a double room with a fellow API student and are provided with three meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture, and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee. Students in Salamanca may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are usually small, family-run student residences that house international students and occasionally Spanish students. Traditionally 1-2 students share a bedroom, and a bathroom is shared by multiple students. All students have access to living, TV, and common areas. Residencias are generally co-ed and accommodate 2-30 students. Students are provided with three meals per day. Meals are not provided during school breaks and holidays.
Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. It is located in central Spain, amidst a landscape strewn with battlefields and castles, in an area where the kingdoms of Castilla and Aragon first unified Spain. From these roots, "Castellano," or "Spanish," became dominant throughout Spain. Salamanca's Plaza Mayor is said to be the most beautiful plaza in Spain. Throughout the centuries, the sandstone buildings have gained an exquisite golden glow that has given Salamanca the nickname "la Ciudad Dorada" – the Golden City. The breathtaking Catedral Vieja and Catedral Nueva rise above the city, overlooking the river Tormes and the Roman Bridge. The Casa de las Conchas is a stunning edifice of shells carved into golden sandstone. One experiences the history of this magical city when roaming the streets and walking through the archways of the old quarter. The university, the winding streets, the inviting architecture, and the warm people welcome newcomers to this enchanting city.