The University of Salamanca, with which the JMU program is affiliated, was established in 1218 and, through its outstanding academic and cultural programs and its superior facilities, still maintains its reputation for being the best university in Spain, as well as one of the finest in Europe, ranking among the Sorbonne, Oxford and the University of Bologna.
All of JMU's courses meet in classrooms of the university. Classes are taught by faculty of the University of Salamanca and the JMU faculty member in residence. Students are enrolled in all aspects of the academic program in the University of Salamanca and have complete access to student facilities.
Applicants are required to have completed Span 232. During the first month of the semester, all students will take a three-credit intensive language class at the level appropriate to their needs. This requirement permits students time to adapt to the Spanish language and culture before entering the regular semester courses. All courses in Salamanca are taught in Spanish.