Programs and Courses Abroad

The Salamanca Program at the Universidad de Salamanca

The Salamanca Program is a special inter-disciplinary program of instruction designed to allow Dalhousie students to undertake both an intensive study of the Spanish language and courses in Spanish culture. Students must have completed SPAN 2021.03: Intermediate Spanish and SPAN 2022.03: Advanced Intermediate Spanish, or equivalent with at least a standing of B-. The program takes place during the fall, winter, spring or summer term, and is offered at the Universidad de Salamanca in Salamanca, Spain. Dalhousie University will grant 18 credit hours to those students who successfully complete their courses in Spain. Enquires and applications should be addressed to the coordinator of the Program. Students will register via Letter of Permission and will receive grades on a Pass/Fail basis. The courses will be noted on the student’s academic record as a transfer credit.

Students must take the equivalent of three full courses.

Compulsory courses:

  • Lengua española (nine credit hours)

Students will then select ONE course from each of the following three Options.

Option 1
  • Conversación y redacción (three credit hours)
  • La mujer en la historia de España (three credit hours)
  • Historia de la España contemporánea (three credit hours)
Option 2
  • Cultura española (three credit hours)
  • Literatura española e hispanoamericana (three credit hours)
  • El mundo árabe en el mundo hispánico (three credit hours)
  • Destrezas orales y escritas (three credit hours)
Option 3
  • Historia del arte español (three credit hours)
  • Español de los negocios (three credit hours)
  • Cine español e hispanoamericano (three credit hours)

The Cuba Program at FLACSO/Havana

This program is given by FLACSO/Havana and generally takes place in the winter term. All course work is conducted in the Spanish language. Students must have completed SPAN 2021.03: Intermediate Spanish and SPAN 2022.03: Advanced Intermediate Spanish, or equivalent with at least a standing of B-. See course descriptions for INTD 3301.03, INTD 3302.03, INTD 3303.03, INTD 3304.03, and INTD 3306.06 in the International Development Studies Section of this Calendar. Students are able to receive either INTD or SPAN credits. For more information, please contact the Department of International Development Studies.

The Mexico Program at the University of Campeche

This program, designed for students with a minimum of two years’ university-level Spanish, is located at the Universidad Autónoma de Campeche, in the southwest of the Yucatán peninsula, in Mexico. Students must have completed SPAN 2021.03: Intermediate Spanish and SPAN 2022.03: Advanced Intermediate Spanish, or equivalent with at least a standing of B-. It started in the Fall of 1998, and is administered by the university’s Centro de Español y Maya. Students can be located with Mexican families if they desire. They are also encouraged to travel and see the superb Maya architectural sites in the Yucatán region. The city of Campeche, situated on the Caribbean coast, has a population of approximately 190,000. It was founded in 1540. The cities of Halifax and Campeche twinned in 1998, and there have been several educational, political, and commercial exchanges. This program is offered in the fall semester only.

Students will register for courses via Letter of Permission and will receive grades on a Pass/Fail basis. The courses will be noted on the student’s academic record as a transfer credit.

Courses taken at the University of Campeche are:

  • Gramática Intensiva (six credit hours)
  • Vocabulario Intensivo (six credit hours)
  • Historia Mexicana (six credit hours)

The Peru Program at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú

This program takes place during four weeks in July in Lima, at the Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú (PUCP). Founded in 1917, today it is among the thirty most important universities in Latin America and occupies the first position in Peru. Students will study Spanish and Peruvian culture courses. The program offers four visits to the main cultural attractions in Lima to provide the subject of discussion in the language course. Students will have a PUCP buddy service to help them adapt to the academic and social life at PUCP as well as to the city of Lima and enrich the learning experience of the Spanish language. Students will stay at Peruvian families' homes where they will find every amenity they need and receive breakfast and dinner. All classwork is conducted in Spanish.

Students must have completed SPAN 2021.03: Intermediate Spanish and SPAN 2022.03: Advanced Intermediate Spanish, or equivalent with at least a standing of B-.

Dalhousie University grants up to 9 credit hours to those students who successfully complete their classes in Peru. Students will register via Letter of Permission and grades will be entered on a Pass/Fail basis. Courses will appear on the student's academic record as transfer credits.

Students will register for the following courses for a total of 9 credit hours:

  • Gramática español a nivel intermedio o avanzado (three credit hours)
  • Conversación en español nivel intermedio o avanzado  (three credit hours)
  • Indroducción a los Estudios Peruanos, solo nivel avanzado (three credit hours)

SPAN 3310.06: Cuban Culture and Society

See course description for INTD 3310.06 in the International Development Studies section of this calendar.