Why Salamanca?

As you study the human mind and behavior, what better way to learn more about yourself and others than living and learning abroad in Salamanca?

Designed for Psychology majors or minors, our Psychology Program is a collaboration between IES Abroad and the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, a prestigious university well known for its Psychology Studies. Courses will be taken at the IES Abroad Salamanca Center and Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca, and will be taught in English. You’ll be able to practice your Spanish skills with a mandatory language course while in Salamanca.

What You'll Study

Salamanca and beyond will be your classroom. The program also offers a variety of cultural activities and field trips to enhance the student experience. Get involved in activities like language exchange gatherings and “escape room” with local students, open mic, movie nights, pot luck with host families, yoga workshops, salsa and flamenco dance lessons, cooking classes, paella dinner, sport events, and local theater performances that will enrich your academic experience in Salamanca.

While adding study abroad to your résumé is impressive enough, adding an education internship during the spring semester is even more powerful, and can help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. Service learning placements, which vary depending on level of Spanish, are also available in the fall semester if you would like to gain a deeper understanding of the city’s culture and society.

Daily Life

We want you to feel at home in Salamanca, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From internships to cultural activities, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible.


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences.

We offer unique courses that explore Psychology, Spanish language, as well as other topics, through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class.

You enroll in 15–19 credits per semester, and all courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified. Credits awarded for supplementary university courses vary.

Craft your own academic experience by selecting from the following required and optional components:

  • IES Abroad Spanish language orientation course (required, 1 credit)
  • IES Abroad Spanish language course (required, 4-6 credits)
  • IES Abroad Psychology courses in English (optional, 3 credits each)
  • IES Abroad area studies courses in English (optional, 3 credits each)
  • Psychology courses at a partner university
  • -Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca courses in English (optional, 3 credits)
  • -Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca courses in Spanish (optional, 1.5-4 credits)
  • Education Internship placement and seminar (optional, 3 credits, Spring)
  • Service learning placement and seminar* (optional, 3 credits, Fall)

*Please note that service learning placement options vary depending on level of Spanish.

Program taught in:
  • English
  • Spanish
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