Group Photo in Salamanca 2023

Explore and learn in historic Salamanca, Spain, with an NMU Spanish professor and your fellow Wildcats!

Join us in Salamanca, Spain in Summer 2024!

May 11th - June 8th, 2024 (dates tentative)

NOTE: Most of the details on this webpage are from the Summer 2023 Faculty-Led Study Abroad. As you enjoy hearing from your fellow classmates on their experience in Spain, please know that we will be updating this page for the 2024 FLSA as new plans develop.

Why do I want to go to Salamanca?

It’s a beautiful, historic, college town located in northwest Spain. The population is around 160,000. It’s full of cultural activities, restaurants, museums, and churches. You’ll have three hours per day of small-group Spanish language classes, and an hour of class per day with an NMU Spanish professor. Afternoons and evenings are mostly free for exploring the city, hanging out with friends, drinking café con leche and enjoying the atmosphere. We'll also take a weekend trip. You’ll love it!


How many credits in Spanish will I earn?

Eight (8): 4 credits with an NMU professor, 4 credits of intensive Spanish taught by local instructors from the renowned Universidad de Salamanca, which was founded in 1218.

Is there a prerequisite? 

Yes: Successful completion of Spanish 202 (or instructor permission.)

Will the credits count toward a Spanish major or minor?



What is the program fee?

TBD. Previously, the program fee was in the mid $2000s and we hope it remains around that amount. NOTE: this is a very low fee, compared to other study-abroad programs at NMU.

What is included in the program fee?

  • Room, meals, and laundry (!) with a family in Salamanca
  • At least one day trip outside of Salamanca and two guided excursions in Salamanca
  • Transport to and from the Madrid airport

What is NOT included in the program fee?

  • Airfare from the US to Madrid
  • Eight (8) credits of NMU tuition
  • Personal expenses (souvenirs, evening tapas, etc.)
  • International cell phone plan


Interested in your opportunities outside of the classroom? Check out the images + journal entries below from your fellow NMU students as they explored during their 2023 Salamanca FLSA:


Any questions? Contact us!

Michael Joy

Faculty Leader
Office Location:

172 Whitman Hall

International Programs (906) 227-2510
Office Location:

203 Cohodas

Financial Aid (906) 227-2327
Office Location:

2107 Hedgcock