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  • Locations: Granada, Spain; Madrid, Spain; Malaga, Spain; Salamanca, Spain; Sevilla, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 05/19/2018 06/25/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Honors College (UHC), Interdisciplinary Studies (IDS), Spanish (SPN)
Minimum Required GPA: 3.0 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Housing Options: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: COAL
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:


Salamanca is the oldest college town in Spain, and one of the oldest in the world since the year 1218. The summer of 2018 will mark the 8th Centennial of the Universidad de Salamanca, which will bring a myriad of cultural events for students to enrich more culturally. The whole city is the perfect scenario for language immersion due to the dominating academic atmosphere, its well-known cultural offer, convenient location in the central region of Spain, safety and size of the city, where pretty much everything is within walking distance. The language school ISLA, a very well known and internationally awarded language school, offers a variety of courses, adjusting to the needs of each student, with a guaranteed maximum number of 5 students per classroom and very seasoned teachers.

Unlike previous years, there will be a 5th week dedicated to only traveling from Salamanca in north central Spain, to the southern cities of Mérida, Sevilla, Málaga, Granada, Toledo, and eventually Madrid. This will give participants the chance to discover some to the most important sites of Spain’s historical heritage and to learn about the different peoples that lived in the Iberian Peninsula.

Program Fee: $5,250

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Meals
  • 6 Credit Hours of Spanish Credit (Transferred as Pass/Fail from host institution)
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • IDS 297 (3)
  • IDS 397 (3)
  • UHC 350 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3 MSU credits, 6 Spanish language transfer credits

Luis Lombilla
Modern & Classical Languages Department, Senior Instructor of Spanish


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
Program Itinerary   
May 19 Depart Salamanca, Spain
May 20-26 Language Courses in Salamanca
May 27 Day trip to Segovia and Avila
May 28- June 2 Language Courses in Salamanca
June 3 Day trip to River Duero (Las Arribes Park)
June 4-June 8 Language Courses in Salamanca
June 9-10 Weekend at Sierra de Francia (Salamanca province)
June 11-14 Language Courses in Salamanca
June 15-18 Sevilla (Mérida on the way to Sevilla) (3 nights)
June 18-19 Málaga (1 night)
June 19-21 Granada (2 nights)
June 21-24 Madrid (Toledo on the way to Madrid) (3 nights)
June 25 Depart for Springfield, MO
Post-Program Meetings Topic

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf.
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.

This program is currently not accepting applications.