By Bus from Madrid
Distance from Portugal
Zara or Prada? Steak or sausage? What you spend will depend more on you than on than anything else. Salamanca is an inexpensive city by Spanish standards and Spain is an averagely expensive country by world standards. Food and drink will munch and slurp through most of your budget so if you are living in a full board scenario you'll save a lot, at least on the first. Students have been known to survive on 10 euros a day if they are on all inclusive schemes but we suggest 15 euros as being more comfortable so there is some money aside for a trip or a treat. If you are self-catering then you'll need between 10 and 15 euros more to cover one warm meal and one sandwich type supper.
" ...in my opinion, Salamanca has a perfect combination of the relaxed Spanish attitude and the buzzing student night-life of a university town. Amongst the beautiful sandstone buildings, churches and monuments, there are hundreds of bars and cafés" Lucy Merson, UK
Pool and a book, drink and a chum, pasta for flatmates or a new top for YOU! These are all things students enjoy doing and fix for themselves.
ISLA organizes the things you might need more help with: tours of Salamanca's main sights and museums with our friendly guides. Sangria parties, pot luck dinners and paella at ISLA. Movie nights and conferences, too. The team gets students together to play tennis, go to Salsa lessons a concert or to party nights at a local nightspot.
And ISLA excursions like our cultural trips to Segovia and Madrid or ISLA events to the spectacular countryside near Salamanca for hiking, river bathing, kayaking and cocktails. All these provide a framework in which students can make friends and have fun and mean the school has an inclusive atmosphere so no one needs to worry about coming to study Spanish at ISLA on their own. And as most of our activities involve speaking or listening to Spanish, ISLA activities offer a good chance for extra Spanish exposure.