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Summer 2018: Salamanca, Spain DLLC
June 29, 2018 - July 28, 2018
This program is closed. Please contact the faculty director for more information.

Orientation Meetings - attend ALL of the following:
03/21/2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM201 Jastak- Burgess Hall
04/16/2018 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM315 Jastak-Burgess Hall
05/08/2018 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM201 Jastak-Burgess Hall
Program Notes
This program's deadline has been changed to 03/13/2018.
Program Description
Celebrate History! The University of Salamanca, Europe's first university, turns 800 years old!

Join us in one of the most historic cities of the European Renaissance. Walk the same halls as alumni Carmen Martin Gaite, Hernan Cortes, San Juan de la Cruz, Luis de Gongora, Adolfo Suarez, and Miguel de Unamuno (dean of the University just before the Spanish Civil war).

Courses are taught by UD and Salamanca faculty. All students enroll in either SPAN 355 or 455 (cross-listed and taught by the faculty director), and any one of the other courses offered at the University of Salamanca.

Courses taught at the University of Salamanca program use a particular method to achieve linguistic proficiency, which integrates grammar study with the topical course.

Classes run from July 2-July 27. The program will begin with a two-day stop in Madrid before the start of classes.

This program includes two weekend excursions to cities within the Iberian Peninsula (e.g. Barcelona, Granada, Seville, Lisbon, or Toledo), with lodging in hotels or at local universities.

The Program Fee includes housing (including laundry), most meals, Uni Salamanca fees, ground transportation in Spain, and international medical insurance. Students will live with Spanish families with whom they will be able to practice their language skills and gain insights into daily life. Breakfast and dinner are provided daily.

The Program Fee does NOT include airfare, nor airport transfers within the U.S. The program officially begins when students arrive in Madrid, Spain. Students will receive detailed travel instructions upon acceptance. Students will also be given recommended flight itineraries for traveling together. See the Cost section below for estimated airfare.
ACCESSIBILITY: Participants with disabilities should know that accessibility and accommodation in some program locations may differ from the United States. Transit systems and legacy building construction practices may not meet U.S. accessibility standards, and alternative access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites cannot be guaranteed. But UD students with disabilities are welcome and encouraged to study abroad. Review these questions with the Office of Disability Support Services to determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
Program Courses
Students must enroll in all credit-bearing courses for a grade. Only the UNIV (zero credit) course may be taken pass/fail. Audit registration is not permitted on UD Travel Study. Please refer to the University Catalog to verify requirements and prerequisites
Honors credit may be available. Check with the faculty director and the Honors program for approval (check before departure).
All students must enroll in at least 6 credits, as well as the 0-credit UNIV course.
All students will take SPAN 455, UNIV 370, and one other course.
SPAN 306: Practical Oral/Written Expression (3 credits)
Grammar review and conversation.
Prerequisite: SPAN 200
Restrictions: Not intended for native speakers. Students may not receive credit for both SPAN 305 and SPAN 306.
SPAN 308: Contemporary Spain II (3 credits)
In this course we will examine different approaches to identifying various cultural traits of the Spain, examine the geo-political organization of the country, and analyze various humanities (history, art, literature ...) and consider their influence in Spanish society today.
SPAN 352: Introduction to Business Spanish (3 credits)
Learn how to communicate with Spanish-speaking companies, institutions, customers or colleagues. It is aimed at facilitating the acquisition of the necessary skills and intercultural competence to manage elementary administrative and commercial tasks in Spanish. During the course, you will learn the linguistic and intercultural skills which will allow you to make presentations and read papers in Spanish, as well as negotiate the design and maintenance of a web page, do bank transactions such as applying for a mortgage or withdrawing money, or attend potential customers at a fair trade. Special attention will be dedicated to writing different types of business correspondence.
SPAN 355: Special Topics: Salamanca in Life and Literature (3 credits)
The course offers a survey of the literature and culture of Salmantine society. It is given by the UD faculty director and is required. (SPAN 355 is cross-listed with SPAN 455; all students take one of these, depending on their language level.)
SPAN 452: Advanced Business Spanish (3 credits)
Continuation of 352.  Special attention will be dedicated to writing different types of business correspondence. A number of texts in different formats (print, audiovisual) will be used.  Advanced students may be offered the opportunity to put skills into practice by doing internships in Spanish-speaking companies and institutions.
SPAN 455: Salamanca in Life and Literature (3 credits)
The course offers a survey of the literature and culture of Salmantine society. It is given by the UD faculty director and is required. (SPAN 355 is cross-listed with SPAN 455; all students take one of these, depending on their language level.)
Prerequisite: One 300-level Spanish literature course
UNIV 370-089: Study Abroad - Salamanca DLLC (0 credits) pass/fail
Students are asked to reflect upon changes in their knowledge, skills, and attitudes that occur due to their study abroad experience.
Satisfies the following requirements:
Discovery Learning
The Summer Session in Salamanca is designed for students with a strong background in Spanish. Students must have completed SPAN 201 in order to participate in this program.
For all participants, a formal application is necessary, including at least one recommendation. An interview may be conducted in person or by telephone.

A transcript is required from Non-UD applicants only. Non-UD students, please send a copy of your official transcript to: IGS, Clayton Hall, 100 David Hollowell Drive, Newark, DE 19716 USA.

Study abroad at the University of Delaware is highly competitive. Please review the study abroad acceptance process. If you are not selected for your first choice program, we encourage you to apply to another program.
How much does it cost?.
  • University of Delaware Tuition/Fees for one Summer Session
  • Travel Study Program Fee
    • Usually covers: housing, all program-related excursions and some meals (check with the program's faculty director for details).
    • Does NOT cover: airfare to/from the program site and ground transportation to/from the U.S. departure airport. For planning purposes only, we estimate roundtrip airfare to be approximately $1,500.00.
  • Plan ahead for how to pay for travel study, and make sure you understand the costs associated with your program.
When and how do I pay?
If you are offered acceptance to the program, you will have 3 days to withdraw without financial penalty. After the 3 days have passed, you will be officially accepted to the program, and IGS will post the full Program Fee and Tuition/Fees to your UD student account.
  • An initial payment of $1000.00 will be due in mid-March.
  • The balance of the Program Fee and Tuition/Fees will be due in early June.
  • Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
  • All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable.
Other important things to note:
  • Program Fees are subject to change until the group's departure date. Final Program Fees may increase due to unforeseen local cost increases, fluctuations in exchange rates, or changes in the group size.
  • IGS reserves the right to cancel a program at any time due to under-enrollment, safety/health/security issues, staffing issues, or any other relevant reason. If your program is cancelled, you will receive a full refund of all Program Fees paid.
Delaware ResidentNon-Delaware Resident
Final Tuition based on current year$2,228.00$5,976.00
Final Program Fee$2,600.00$2,600.00
UD Registration & Activities Fee$30.00$30.00
Total to be charged to UD account (final)$4,858.00$8,606.00
Plus Airfare Estimate (purchased separately)$1,500.00$1,500.00
The rates above may not apply to you if you are a UD graduate student during the time you are studying abroad. Please refer to for the appropriate rates.
Financial need-based scholarships are available to UD undergraduates on a competitive basis. To be considered, students must have a current FAFSA on-file with Student Financial Services. For more details, please see our scholarships page.
All charges, once posted to your account, are considered non-refundable. Payments are submitted through My Finances in UDSIS.
Submit Program Application by 5pm onMarch 13, 2018
Acceptance and Scholarship AnnouncedFebruary 28, 2018
$1,000.00 Initial Payment Due *mid-March
Program Fee Balance, Tuition and Fees Dueearly June
*All students will receive an email when they are accepted to a program and will have 10 days from that notification to make their $1,000.00 Initial Payment.
Cristina Guardiola-Griffiths
Faculty Director
Languages, Literatures, and Cultures
315 Jastak-Burgess Hall

Program information is subject to change at any time. Please check this web site periodically for updates.

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