The University of Salamanca and Banco Santander promote the training of 20,000 Brazilian students in Spanish language and culture.
May 20, 2022

Cursos Internacionales and the Brazilian subsidiary sign a collaboration agreement to reinforce the “Top Spain” program.

The University of Salamanca and Banco Santander in Brazil have signed a collaboration agreement whereby Cursos Internacionales de la Universidad de Salamanca will provide Spanish as a second language training for approximately 20,000 Brazilian students each year.

Since 1998, the University of Salamanca and Banco Santander in Brazil have maintained a framework of collaboration for the development of academic activities, whose main program is called “Top Spain”, which has benefited more than 1,600 students. In addition to this number, 130 Brazilian students will come to Estudio Salamanca next July to live an immersion experience in the Spanish language and culture. After two years of interruption due to the pandemic, the agreement for 2022 and 2023 has been ratified.

 In 2022, a new training program developed by the International Courses company will be incorporated into the agreement. Each year, Brazilian applicants to the “Top Spain” program will take an asynchronous online Spanish course designed for levels A2, B1 and B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.  This course, without neglecting aspects of grammar and vocabulary especially relevant to Brazilian students, is intended to place the student in a real learning environment and enable him or her to cope in the most common situations of everyday life.

The collaboration agreement was signed by José Miguel Sánchez Llorente, CEO of International Courses at the University of Salamanca, and Daniele Scandola, Director of University Scholarship Programs at Banco Santander Brazil.

This new agreement strengthens the existing relationship between the two entities and opens the possibility for all these students to participate in other Spanish courses for foreigners, as well as access to the full range of postgraduate courses offered by the University of Salamanca.