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Study Abroad Office

Montana State University
P.O. Box 172260
400 Culbertson Hall
Bozeman, MT 59717-2260


Heather Dolan - Study Abroad Program Assistant

Tel: (406) 994-7151


Anna Greenberg - Study Abroad Advisor and Outreach Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7151
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Susan Welker - Study Abroad Manager

Tel: (406) 994-5719
Fax: (406) 994-1619


Alyson Roberts - CCIS Advisor and Coordinator

Tel: (406) 994-7044
Fax: (406) 994-1619



Salamanca, Spain Study Abroad Program

Letra Hispánica
Country: Spain
Location: Salamanca
Language: Spanish
Level(s): Undergraduate
Subjects: Spanish language, culture, and history
Length: Semester, summer, or academic year

*Dates: Summer 6-week program (May 23 - July 1, 2011)

             Summer 13-week Intensive Program (May 23 - Aug 19, 2011)

            Fall Semester (Sept 9 - Dec 16, 2011)

           *dates subject to change
Cost: For current costs at Letra Hispanica, please contact Anna Greenberg
Deadline: March 1 for Summer session, Fall semester and academic year, October 1 for Spring semester

Program Overview

Academic Program

Letra Hispánica is a school of Spanish language and cultures, and a center for advanced philological studies. The teaching philosophy is based on the old motto, "enseñar deleitando" (to teach so that learning is enjoyable"). It is hoped that each student will acquire a theoretical knowledge in the classroom as well as knowledge based on experience in the real world. The courses offered center mostly around Spanish culture, literature, and language. Included in the program are workshops, cultural trips, seminars, conferences, and other activities to enhance the learning experience.

Classes available at Letra Hispanica

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught extensively in Spanish by native Spanish professors with university degrees, Master's, PhD's, and years of experience teaching foreign students.


Programs are offered for students at any level of Spanish from beginning to advanced.   You will be given a placement test upon arrival in Spain to determine your level of Spanish.  You must have a 2.5 GPA to be eligibile for this program and you must have completed 2 semesters prior to going abroad. 



Academic Credit

Credit will be awarded at MSU for all courses taken and passed at Letra Hispánica. The student's advisor at MSU, in consultation with the Office of International Programs, will determine how these credits will apply to degree course requirements. However, successful study at Letra Hispánica satisfies MSU's Multicultural/Global core curriculum requirement. Students are urged to work closely with their advisor and the office prior to departure to plan a course of studies which will maintain steady progress toward their degree.


Letra Hispánica is located in the well-known "calle Libreros" in the center of Salamanca near the famous site of the Old University of Salamanca, and surrounded by monuments of great beauty and historical value. Salamanca has a population of 170,000, and is located about 125 miles from Madrid and 65 miles from Portugal. It has three universities with more than 40,000 students. Students have a great cultural offer in libraries, theaters, cinemas, and art exhibitions, and opportunities for leisure in the bars, cafes, pubs, discotheques, restaurants, gyms, and other sporting events.

Cost and Included Benefits

Students who receive exchange placements at Letra Hispánica will pay a special program fee which varies according to the length of stay. This includes classes, all activities outside of class, excursions, and lodging (three meals per day.) You can expect other expenses such as: air fare and transportation to and from Salamanca, health insurance, books, and personal expenses. Remember also to plan for any internal travel expenditures, as well as unexpected changes in the exchange rate.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available for study abroad at Letra Hispánica. Additional costs for study at Letra Hispánica (e.g. travel to and from the study site) may be used in calculating the student's financial aid package. Students are responsible to apply to the Office of Financial Aid.


Applications are available in the Office of International Programs at 400 Culbertson Hall. There is a $150 application fee, which must be submitted to the Office of International Programs when the application is submitted.


Applications are due in the Office of International Programs on October 15 to study in the following spring, by March 1 to study in the following fall, and the following summer.


Additional Information

For additional information on study abroad in Spain, contact:

Anna Greenberg
Study Abroad Advisor
Office of International Programs
400 Culbertson Hall
Phone: 994-7151

or come to the Office of International Programs.

Also, speak to:

Patricia Catoira
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Montana State University
Phone: 994-4447

Visit the website for Letra Hispánica at: