International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Salamanca

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


The Portuguese city of Aveiro is affectionately known as a little Venice, Italy. It is situated on the edges of a large canal that empties into the Atlantic Ocean. The colorful boats docked in the ports and the tiles arranged alongside the different streets make the city unique. Aveiro is an... Read More


The city of Burgos, is a vibrant yet orderly medium-sized city with enormous historical significance as the historic capital of the Crown of Castile. Founded in the year 884 by Diego Porcelos, the medieval city showed its splendor from the 10th to the 16th centuries when it was a commercial as... Read More

El Escorial

Explore El Escorial, the 16th-century monastery complex built by King Phillip II that includes his residence, an ornamented church, a library of over 40,000 books, and the Royal Mausoleum. Read More


Students will explore this capital city with a history of more than 20 centuries. After climbing to the top of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge (St. George's Castle), students will witness a breathtaking view of the coastal city, while also enjoying the bird's-eye view from atop the Santa... Read More


During this multi-day program welcome and orientation trip to Madrid, Spain's capital and main commercial hub, students will be introduced to key information about health and safety and equipped with basics of Spanish culture and history through the Bridging Cultures Program. Because Madrid is... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
During this multi-day optional excursion, students will be introduced to another continent (Africa) via a multi-stop five night itinerary across Morocco, one of the world's most colorful, diverse, and -- for reasons we ll have occasion to explore -- pro-American countries. Our trip encompasses... Read More


Students will visit the beautiful El Sardinero beach and walk along the Paseo de Pereda, the main boulevard. They will also take a short visit to the neighboring coastal town of Santillana del Mar. Upon return to Santander, a stroll to the Magdalena Palace for a dramatic view of the bay will... Read More


During this single day visit, students will visit one of the most beautiful and historical cities of Spain's autonomous region of Castilla y Léon. Segovia is probably best known for its wonderfully preserved 2nd century Roman aqueduct, as well as for the medieval castle where the coronation... Read More


Sevilla, known as the "City of Reflections", Sevilla is known for flamenco, bullfighting, siesta and fiesta, a thriving bar culture of tapas, as well as literary and operative touchstones such as Don Juan and Carmen, etc. Students will visit monuments such as the Seville Cathedral and Giralda... Read More

Sevilla & Mérida

Students will view Christopher Columbus' tomb in the largest cathedral in Spain. Winding through the narrow passages found within the Barrio de Santa Cruz, they will enter the Alcázar, a Moorish fortress that dates back to the 14th century. Students will explore the Andulusian capital as they... Read More


During this single day visit, students become familiar with a city whose role in Spanish history has been decisive since the Roman period, thanks in part to its unique situation as a natural fortress—surrounded on three sides by the River Tagus (Tajo in Spanish). Toledo is also a UNESCO World... Read More