If you are not a resident of a member state of the European Union, you will need a visa.
Is there free health care?
If you are resident of a member state of the European Union, healthcare is covered during your stay in Spain. All you have to do is request the European Health Card (EHC) from the Department of Social Security from your home country. This can be used during your stay in Salamanca. You also have the option of private health insurance.
What level of Spanish do I have?
To ascertain your level of Spanish, on your first day of class you will undergo a language test. Each course is aimed at learners of different levels, starting from a complete beginners level all the way up to an advanced level
How long will it take for me to be able to speak Spanish fluently?
If you take the standard course in Spanish, starting for example with a beginners or basic level, it is very likely that in about three months you will be able to speak our language fluently.
How do I withdraw money on my credit card in Spain?
You can withdraw money from cash dispensers. These can be found at banks throughout the city. You can only withdraw a small amount of money each day, approximately 300 Euros, with a weekly limit of some 1,200 Euros. You are advised to consult credit card withdrawal restrictions with your bank before coming to Spain.
Is Salamanca a safe city?
Salamanca is a medium sized city and is very safe. Students go out most nights so the streets are usually full of people. Of course, we still recommend taking basic safety precautions.
What type of climate does Salamanca have?
Salamanca enjoys a continental climate, a cold and dry winter, temperatures from November to February range from 0ºC (mornings) to +15ºC. During the summer months it is hot with temperatures between +18ºC and +30ºC.
How much money should I bring with me?
When calculating how much money you will need to bring with you, take into account that prices in Salamanca are slightly lower than the European average but that in general prices are comparable with other countries. Going out to a bar or catching a film is cheaper than other European countries, but you should also appreciate that students go out almost every night of the week. If you have a credit card there is no need to worry. Salamanca has plenty of banks and cash dispensers where you can withdraw money.