High School Students Sitting in Garden Talking
Students Horse Riding on the Beach
High School Students Sitting in Garden Talking

Our Salamanca trip is aimed at Leaving Certificate students who are serious about learning Spanish. It offers them a chance to vastly improve their speaking and listening abilities which now account for 45% of the Spanish Leaving Certificate exam. The trip falls just before the oral exam and is perfectly timed for improving your spoken Spanish and comprehension.

Students accepted on to the trip will spend 11 days living with a Spanish host family during the February mid term break, taking classes with native Spanish teachers and exploring the culture and history of one of Spain’s oldest and most celebrated cities through a variety of carefully organised and fully supervised activities. Our host families, who are famous for their warm Spanish welcomes, are carefully selected and vetted.

For over ten years we have been working with the best schools in Salamanca. They are all accredited by Instituto Cervantes and we have worked with them to develop a course that prepares students specifically for the Leaving Certificate exam by mirroring the Irish LC syllabus.

Salamanca is a historic university city located in the heart of Castilla & León, the region where Spanish was born. Famous worldwide for its academic standards and tradition of teaching pure Spanish, it is the perfect place to immerse yourself and practice the language.

Students will be accompanied by registered Irish teachers and will have the total support of our Care Team who are on hand 24/7.

For an example of the trip’s itinerary schedule please see below. Please note that all activities are fully supervised.

ThursdayArrival in Madrid AirportPrivate transfer to SalamancaTransfer to host families and rest
FridayInduction & ClassOrientation tour of SalamancaMuseum Visit
SaturdayFull Day Tour to SegoviaFull Day Tour to SegoviaFull Day Tour to Segovia
SundayFree DayFree DayFree Day
MondayInduction & ClassSpanish Culture ConferenceTapas Tour
TuesdayClassMuseum VisitSpanish History Conference
WednesdayClassScavenger HuntAward Ceremony
ThursdayClassLiterary TourNocturnal Walking Tour
FridayClassSpanish FilmFree Evening
SaturdayFull Day Tour to ÁvilaFull Day Tour to ÁvilaFull Day Tour to Ávila
SundayPrivate Transfer to Madrid AirportReturn flight to DublinArrival in Dublin

 What’s included?

  • 24 hours of Spanish classes, focusing on grammar and conversation

  • Accommodation with Spanish host family

  • Full board, 3 meals a day

  • Flights

  • Travel insurance

  • 24 hour emergency contact from Care Team

  • Private transfer to and from Madrid Airport

  • All course and learning material

  • Cultural tours

  • One full day excursion

  • Tapas tour

  • Certificate of completion at end of course

Students Horse Riding on the Beach Students Horse Riding on the Beach

Why choose IrelandSchool?

Over the past ten years we have been working with Salamanca’s top schools and host families and our students have always come home satisfied. After having lived and studied there ourselves we know the city inside out. We have prepared this educational trip in co-operation with our partners in Salamanca and we guarantee that it will be a valuable and rewarding one for all those who come along.

If you would like to apply for a place on the trip or make a group booking, please click the button below and provide some contact details. We have a limited number of places so we recommend you apply as soon as possible. We will be in touch with you within 24 hours.

We look forward to hearing from you.


Price & General Information:

Price for 11 days: €790.

Deposit €250 to secure place due Friday December 16th

Ages: 16-18

Dates:  February 16th –  27th 2017

Extended stay available for TY students. Please enquire via email.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us.

Please bear in mind that the sample schedule is subject to change and should serve only to give a rough idea of the structure of the trip.

Email: info@irelandschool.ie

Telephone: +353 85 241 7041

We respond to all enquiries within 24 hours. 


I was amazed at how much I learned in one week in Salamanca. It was great to be able to hear how Spanish is spoken by natives and to be able to understand them was even better!
Darragh, 18, Dublin
Salamanca is an incredible city. I really felt at home with my host family who were so nice. I want to go back!
Rob, 16, Wexford
I wanted to improve my speaking because I always go on holidays to Spain with my family. The Salamanca trip was such a great opportunity for me to do this and now I’m a lot more confident in Spanish!
Gráinne, 16, Dublin