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  • Locations: Salamanca, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall, Fall Back-Up
  • Restrictions: GU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Budget
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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0 Language Prerequisite: Yes
Language(s): English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Type of Program: Direct Matriculation, Language Program
Non-GU Students May Apply: No Housing Options: Homestay, Student Residence
Level of Support: High (Comprehensive onsite support) Application Deadlines: February
OGE Advisor: Erin Pendle Engagement Opportunities: Buddy/Peer Program, Service: Non-Credit, Student Organizations
Program Description:

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Georgetown in Salamanca: Healthcare

Salamanca, Spain



  • Good academic and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Language Prerequisites: Intermediate Spanish II for intermediate track; Advanced Spanish II for direct enrollment track
*If you do not meet these eligibility requirements, please meet with the OGE Regional Advisor for this program early in the process to discuss your options.

About the Program

Georgetown in Salamanca’s Healthcare program offers students with an established health sciences and/or medical background three thematic courses: Medical Spanish, Health Communication, and Comparative Health Systems. Depending on their Spanish level, students will also take courses at the Universidad de Salamanca (USAL) and the Universidad Pontificia de Salamanca (UPSA) or at the Cursos Internacionales study center.


Salamanca is located 130 miles northwest of Madrid with a population of 180,000. This city is rich in history, culture, and tradition. There is an abundance of historic monuments such as the Puente Romano, the Plateresque University façade, the Roman Old Cathedral, and the Gothic New Cathedral. Salamanca is well known for its prestigious university and its stimulating intellectual and cultural environment.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall: late August to mid-December

Fields of Study

Language of instruction is Spanish.

Fields of study include: Biology, Philosophy, Psychology, Religion/Theology, Sociology, Spanish


You are required to enroll in a full courseload and complete all exams and assignments associated with the course regardless of the credit you wish to receive on the program. Withdrawal from a course or failure to take/complete a final will be regarded as an unauthorized reduction in courseload and a violation of the academic policy.

A full courseload for this program is: 15-17 credits; 5 courses at Georgetown

If you have completed Advanced Spanish II you will take the following courseload:
  • Comparative Health Care Systems
  • Medical Spanish or Health Communication
  • Three (3) direct enrollment courses from USAL or UPSA
Example courses could be from the following departments:
USAL: Biology, Social Sciences, Political ScienceGeography and History
UPSA: Psychology, Nursing, Humanities, Social Education
(Look under "guías académicas" or "programas asignaturas" for possible course options)

If you have completed Advanced Spanish I you will take the following courseload:

If you are at the Intermediate II level of Spanish you will take the following courseload:
Additional information about the academic structure of the program and class options is found on the Georgetown in Salamanca website.

The minimum passing grade for this program is: 5 out of 10 on the Spanish grading scale; C on the U.S. grading scale

You are required to live in program housing.

You have two housing options:
  • Homestay: You will have your own room and receive three meals a day
  • Student Residence: rooms and meal plans vary

Program Budget

Georgetown in Salamanca, Spain - Healthcare Program Budget


We advise students to research and pursue a wide range of funding opportunities. To find scholarships applicable to your program, browse the scholarships section of OGE’s website.

We are committed to making study abroad accessible to all interested and eligible students. We hope that students with accessibility needs will pursue study abroad opportunities and use the available support services on campus for assistance and advice when necessary.

With over 200 approved-programs, we are confident that you will find a program that fits your interests and goals. Programs offer varying degrees of academic and lifestyle support. Please make an appointment with your OGE advisor to discuss how to best support any special needs you might have on programs that may interest you.

To learn more about the resources for students on campus and also for advice on how to request accommodations overseas, please visit the Georgetown Academic Resource Center’s website. Additional support can be found on the Mobility International website.

Open Application Deadlines & Dates

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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