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Universities in Salamanca

Universidad de Salamanca

University building in Salamanca
University building in Salamanca
The Universidad de Salamanca, founded by Alfonso IX of Leon in 1218, is the oldest and most prestigious university in Spain. During the 15th and 16th centuries, it became one of the most advanced learning centers in the world. Many great figures of Spanish Humanism and literature, such as Fray Luis de Leon, Calderón, and San Juan de la Cruz, were educated in its halls. The Universidad de Salamanca continues this tradition of excellence to this day with a highly distinguished faculty doing research in 53 departments.
The university's 30,500 students have the opportunity to receive degrees in 58 different areas of specialty. In addition, 6,500 foreign students from all over the world take language and culture classes or classes with Spaniards. To further their studies, all students have access to the library within their department as well as to the Santa María de los Angeles Library and the General Library. These extraordinary libraries beckon scholars from around the world. For extracurricular activities the Universidad de Salamanca offers the Juan del Enzina Theater, an art gallery, a choir, and an orchestra. On the weekends, many students take advantage of these opportunities in Salamanca. ISA students are able to take Universidad de Salamanca summer courses as well as semester, trimester, academic year, J-term or intensive month courses.

Volunteer Opportunities with ELAP in Salamanca

ELAP students will attend the University of Salamanca if they are participating in an ISA program in conjunction with their ELAP program.

Students particpating in an ISA Academic Program plus ELAP during the semester will work 5-10 hours per week at a local host organization while attending classes at the host university. The ELAP placement will begin 1-2 weeks after the first week of classes and end the week prior to final exams. Students participating in an ISA Academic Program
during the summer will begin their ELAP program after the ISA Summer program ends. Participants will spend between 15–35 hours per week at a local organization.

These placements have no affiliation with host university and are non-credit bearing, however all participants will develop an ELAP Portfolio throughout the program which includes reflective essays, group discussions, logs of hours, a supervisor evaluation and a certificate of completion.