Study Abroad in Spain

The Study Abroad Programme in Spain offers Dalhousie students the possibility of studying a semester in one of the oldest universities in Europe, the prestigious Universidad de Salamanca, founded in 1218. The programme offers an intensive study of the Spanish language and classes in Spanish culture, literature, history, art, cinema, business, etc. Students have the option to live with host families, university residence halls or apartments.

To apply, students must have completed an intermediate level of Spanish (SPAN 2021.03 and SPAN 2022.03) with at least a standing grade of B-. Dalhousie University will grant eighteen credit hours to those students who successfully complete their classes in Spain.

Students will take the following courses:

1st and 2nd hours         (9 credit hours) Spanish Language

Students will then select one course from each of the following groups:

3rd hour                        (3 credit hours)

Conversation and Composition
Spanish History
The Role of Women in Spanish History

4th hour                        (3 credit hours)

Spanish Culture
Spanish and Latin American Literature
The Arab World in Hispanic Culture
Oral Skills Practice

5th hour                       (3 credit hours)

Spanish Art
Business Spanish
Spanish and Latin American Cinema
Written Skills Practice

Dalhousie Course Equivalencies

View a list of course descriptions from the University of Salamanca


Internship Opportunities

Cursos Internacionales has a collaboration agreement with the Regional Ministry of Education of Castile and Leon which allows its students to undertake an Internship as Conversation Assistant Teachers in bilingual primary schools in Salamanca.  The internship has a duration of 8 weeks and consists of 5 hours of classes per week.  Students who complete this internship will receive a certificate from the Regional Ministry of Education of Castile and Leon and from the Cursos Internacionales at the University of Salamanca.

Internship Program Registration Fee: 50 euros
Applicants Language Level Required:  B1

Also available are Internships for students with a background in Medicine, Biology, Pharmacy, Engineering and Environmental Sciences programmes in companies dedicated to:

•   The development of new molecules with therapeutic applications
•   Analysis of data from biomedical projects
•   Digital marketing and trend analysis
•   Software development or graphic design

Please click here for more information.


Interested? Click here to apply.


All inquires and applications should be addressed to the coordinator of the programme:
Emilia Santos-Montero

For more information visit the Universidad de Salamanca catalogue.