Wake Forest University, Spain

The WFU Salamanca Semester program was founded in 1978. Since then it has been offering students the opportunity to develop advanced language skills at one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in Europe. The program runs both fall and spring semesters. It begins with an orientation to the beautiful city of Salamanca in the heart of Castile. It includes, over the course of the semester, guided, in-depth visits to the capital region (Madrid, Toledo, Segovia), Andalusia (Córdoba, Granada, Seville), and the Cantabrian coast (Santiago de Compostela, Santander and Oviedo).The program costs the same as a semester on WFU campus.



  • Home institution students (not limited)
  • Semester immersion programs offered in Fall or Spring
  • Neuroscience semester offered only in Spring
  • 5 weeks intensive summer programs:
  • Internships + 1 or 2 semester courses (literature or conversation)
  • Spanish Language, Literature, and Culture - SPA 212


  • Home institution students (not limited)
  • Business & Global studies semester programs offered in Fall or Spring (most courses taught in English)
  • Summer program: The Legal Environment of Business
  • Students may live with a Spanish family or may stay in a university residence hall
  • The homestay allows for full cultural and language immersion
  • Families are selected by Cursos Internacionales of the University of Salamanca
  • Homestays include 3 meals/day and weekly laundry


Center for Global Programs and Studies
1834 Wake Forest Road
Winston-Salem, NC 27106
Tel: 336.758.5938
Program brochures: http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/destination/?des=Spain


On-Site Director: Javier Gª Garrido
Office: 34.923.21.24.66
Email: garrido@wfu.edu