Study Spanish in Spain's Quintessential University Town
If learning Spanish is your top priority, your best destination is Salamanca. Hundreds of students come to study in this quintessential college town each year. Everywhere you look, you'll discover the history of the city in its sand-colored buildings, 800-year-old university, and its many monuments and museums. Then, of course, there's its main square, Plaza Mayor, the historic center of Salamanca and the timeless meeting point for all its students.
Despite being very much a traditional city with over 2,300 years of history, Salamanca still manages to irradiate a fresh, young vibe. The many students who fill up the classrooms of the prestigious local university bring all of the city streets and corners to life year after year, creating an atmosphere full of excitement and a real lust for life. The city is conveniently walkable, so it's easy to get around and take advantage of the full Salamanca experience.
Enjoy the Spanish student lifestyle
Salamanca, known as Spain's Golden City due to its many sandstone buildings that glow golden as the sun goes down, is home to the fifth oldest university in the world and a wealth of gorgeous historical buildings that are beautifully carved and constructed. A city comprised mainly of students but with local residents as well, Salamanca is renowned for its lively nightlife and a high concentration of bars and clubs, which means that there are plenty of chances to go out and let your hair down. It is the perfect place to get integrated into Spanish university life and meet Spaniards your age. You'll have lots of opportunities to chat in Spanish with people who are friendly and looking to meet others while they are out. This can really help you to practice the Spanish skills you learn in class during the day!
Learn Castilian Spanish
It just so happens that the region where Salamanca is located is also known for having one of the "purest" forms of Spanish or Castellano thanks to its location in the heartland of Castile. If you are looking for the ideal study abroad destination, you should definitely consider learning Spanish in Salamanca.