*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.
- Good academic and disciplinary standing
- Minimum GPA of 3.0
- Language Prerequisites: Advanced Spanish II
About the Program
Georgetown University in Salamanca
is a direct matriculation program based at two local institutions: Universidad de Salamanca
and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca
Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX, the Universidad de Salamanca is the oldest university in Spain and the third oldest in Europe. Among its many noted alumni are Ignacio de Loyola, Miguel de Cervantes, Hernán Cortés, and Miguel de Unamuno. Currently it serves 37,000 students in two campuses at a 15-minute walk from each other: the beautifully restored buildings in the oldest, most historic section of the city and the more modern facilities of the "new campus."
You can also take courses at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, located in the historical center of the city. Its creation originated in the elimination of the School of Canonical Law and the School of Theology from the public university in 1852. These two schools were re-established in the opening of the Pontifical University in 1940. Currently it serves 3,700 career students and offers 12 undergraduate degrees.
Salamanca is located 130 miles northwest of Madrid with a population of 180,000. This city is rich in history, culture, and tradition. There is an abundance of historic monuments such as the Puente Romano, the Plateresque University façade, the Romanesque Old Cathedral, and the Gothic New Cathedral. Salamanca is well known for its prestigious university and its stimulating intellectual and cultural environment.
- Full year: late August to mid-June
- Fall: late August to late December
- Spring: late January to mid-June
Fields of Study
Language of instruction is Spanish.
Fields of study include: Anthropology, Art/Art History, Business, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature, Music, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish
Due to academic calendar limitations at the local universities, see courseload guidelines below.
You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.
A full courseload for this program is: 25-30 ECTS credits
You may take one IES course offered at the IES Study Center in Salamanca
Courses offered at the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca for fall, full year, and spring students are the Facultades of: Theology
, and Nursing
Students may take courses at the following USAL Facultades
: Anthropology (anthro classes are very limited; no degree in this), Art/Art History, Biology, Business,Chemistry, Criminology, Economics, Education, Environmental Studies, Geography, Government/Political Science, History, International Studies, Journalism, Linguistics, Literature,Mathematics, Music History, Philosophy, Physics, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish, Statistics
Please review the Guide to Finding Classes
on the Georgetown in Salamanca website
The minimum passing grade for this program is: 5 out of 10 on the Spanish grading scale; C on the U.S. grading scale
You are required to live in program housing.
You have two housing options:
- Homestay (includes three meals a day)
- Student Residence
We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.
With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.
To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website
. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website
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