API at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca

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API at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca

Spanish Language and Culture
This is a great program for students who want to study abroad in Salamanca and focus on improving their Spanish language skills while taking courses in conversation and culture. All students complete a Spanish grammar course. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency and all courses relate to language study. Intermediate, advanced and superior level students complete 2-3 cultural electives in addition to their grammar course.

Hispanic Studies
This program is geared toward advanced level Spanish speakers who want to study abroad in Salamanca. It provides advanced grammar and language instruction, while allowing students to choose from several cultural electives. Students must have taken four to five semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent for admission.

International Studies and Business
This program offers language and culture electives in Spanish for students at the intermediate, advanced and superior levels of Spanish who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Students with no previous Spanish study are welcome to enroll in the different classes taught in English, which include courses in business. Spanish Language is the only class conducted in Spanish offered at a low Intermediate level. High Intermediate, Advanced and Superior students can choose among all the different elective classes conducted in Spanish.

Integrated Studies with Spaniards
The Integrated Studies with Spaniards Program (PEI) offers fluent (or near native) Spanish speakers who wish to study abroad in Salamanca the opportunity to enroll directly in classes with Spaniards. This program is a great opportunity for the motivated, superior level Spanish speaker who wants to study abroad with complete immersion.

Medical and Health Program
This program is aimed at students who wish to pursue the study of health sciences (medicine, nursing, health management, pharmacology, biology, etc.) while studying abroad in Salamanca. Students will choose health-related coursework in addition to other elective coursework.

Spanish Language and Culture Summer
This is the perfect summer option for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca. Classes are taught at the beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior levels. This is a concentrated language and culture program for students at all levels that focuses on grammar, conversation, and Spanish culture. Beginning level students focus on developing their oral and written proficiency, and intermediate, advanced and superior level students choose from a wide selection of Spanish culture course options. Language classes have a maximum of 15 students per class.

Intensive 2-Week, 3-Week, and Month-Long Programs
Intensive two-week, three-week and month-long courses in Spanish language and culture are available throughout the year for those who want to study abroad in Salamanca on a short term program. If this program is taken along with a semester or quarter program, a discount is applied.

HIGHLIGHTS
Salamanca is considered one of the most spectacular Renaissance cities in Europe. From the city's historic 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 university, the winding streets, the inviting architecture, and the warm people welcome newcomers to this enchanting city.

Subjects

  • Spanish
  • Spanish Language Literature And Studies
  • Business
  • International Business
  • History
  • Art History
  • Communications
  • Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Biology (General)
  • Health Sciences
  • Health Administration

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API Gap Year in Madrid, Spain

Spanish Language and Culture Program Students will complete 1 of 3 tracks per term in this program (tracks are differentiated based on the student’s language level and academic goals). Students may also choose to add additional hours or combine two quarter terms for additional credit. TRACK 1 – INTENSIVE LANGUAGE This track is open to students at all levels who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills. Students will take 120 contact hours of Spanish language, and may add on additional hours (up to 180 contact hours total) for an additional fee. TRACK 2 – SPANISH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE This track is open to intermediate and advanced-level students (levels B1- B2) who are interested in improving their Spanish language skills while taking additional hours of culture and content courses. Students will take 120 hours of Spanish language, as well as an additional 65 hours of cultural electives (for 185 contact hours per term). TRACK 3 – HISPANIC STUDIES This track is open to advanced and superior-level students (level B2 and higher) who are interested in taking more in-depth Spanish cultural courses. Students may choose to take either 3 or 4 culture courses (to earn 135-180 contact hours per term).

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API High School Bella Italia: Art, Language, and Culture in Italy

API students will discover the wonders of Italy on this two-week art, language and culture program. Starting in Rome, students will visit many of Rome’s major sites, including St. Peter’s Basilica and the Vatican Museums. Then, the group will travel to Tuscania to meet welcoming host families ready to prepare home-cooked Italian meals for students while they live in an idyllic medieval town to explore the creative arts of drawing and photography. Tuscania has been admired for centuries for its picturesque setting, fine culture and foods, and cobblestoned streets. Surrounded by medieval walls and guard towers, the town provides endless opportunities for authentic cultural immersion.

Students will spend mornings studying Italian language, photography* and sketching with the wonders and beauty of Italy as the backdrop for inspiration. In the afternoons and on weekends, students participate in experiential activities such as pottery workshops, cooking classes and urban treks, and will explore the pillars of Italian culture and history with visits to Florence and Venice.

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Ages: 15-18 year olds only, completing grades 9-11
Language Level: No Italian language experience required

Housing: Local host families/hotels; Some meals and laundry are included; breakfast and dinner daily are included. Students are responsible for buying lunch.

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