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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Full Year, Spring, Y2-Fall, Y2-Spring
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  • Restrictions: Colby applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Study center program Program Status: Colby program, Colby-approved program
Program Description:
Salamanca - Language Acquisition ProgramSalamanca


Colby offers a language acquisition program in Salamanca either semester, suitable for students who wish to study language intensively and/or work toward completion of Colby’s language requirement. Students take language and civilization courses for five hours a day at Cursos Internacionales of the Universidad de Salamanca. The department offers courses in Spanish for international (non-Spanish speaking) students at all levels, from basic to advanced. You will be placed in language and culture classes according to your proficiency level (inicial, intermedio, avanzado, or superior) which will be determined by an initial placement exam. Students who place in any level except initial may also choose two classes from among the following:
• Spanish literature, (L)
• History of Spanish Art (A)
• Spanish and Latin American cinema (A)
• Spanish Culture
• History of Contemporary Spain (H)
• The Arab World in the Hispanic World (H)
• Business Spanish

Students who remain in one of the courses above during the whole semester, may also be able to satisfy the arts requirement, the history requirement, or the literature requirement, depending on which classes you choose to take.

Students who place in the initial level will take an additional hour of language lab and conversation per day instead of these other courses; this will appear on the transcript as SP197, Spanish Conversation.
Language program students will earn sixteen Colby credits for successfully completing the program. Students generally earn credit for Spanish at Colby on the following scale:

• Level inicial (beginners): SP125, SP126
• Level intermedio (intermediate): SP126, SP127
• Level avanzado (advanced 1): SP127, SP128
• Level superior (advanced 2): SP129, SP130

Credits and Grades: Final grades are assigned by the resident director, in consultation with professors from the University. Students who complete the intermediate level or higher with a grade of C or better will satisfy Colby’s language requirement. Students who do not complete the intermediate level will normally be required to take a semester of Spanish at Colby to satisfy the language requirement.
Eligibility: Open to students in good standing who have a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or higher and have had at least one semester of college Spanish (or three years of high school Spanish).


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.