Back in 1987, ISA launched its very first program in Salamanca, Spain which brought intercultural learning to just a handful of students. A lot has happened since, as ISA now partners with 16 local universities to send over 2,500 students to Spain each year!
Coupled with ISA’s special anniversary of the inaugural Salamanca program is the impressive 800th anniversary of the Universidad de Salamanca, which will celebrated in 2018. Founded in 1218 by Alfonso IX of León, it is the oldest university in Spain. Some of the greatest names in Spanish literature and humanism appear on the university’s list of alumni and professors. Fray Luis de León, Antonio de Nebrija, and Miguel de Unamuno are among the great figures who have taught at the university.
The University of Salamanca’s Cursos Internacionales department was established in 1929 and for decades has set the standard for Spanish language and culture course offerings for foreign students.