Glastonbury Public Schools World Language

SMS Spanish Immersion Trip

About the Spanish Immersion Trip

The Spanish Immersion Trip is open to 8th grade students interested in spending one week in Salamanca, Spain, learning about Spanish culture, while studying the Spanish language. Students will attend four hours of language class each day, before setting out in the afternoons with local guides to explore the historic city of Salamanca. Students will reside in host families with another Smith Middle School student. This program will help to increase student proficiency in the Spanish language.


Current 8th grade students may apply to the Spanish Immersion Program in Salamanca, Spain. Students must be enrolled in a Spanish course in order to participate. Students must be in both good academic and behavioral standing.

Current Status

Smith Middle School students will be able to access the application beginning in the Fall of 2019.

Late/incomplete applications will not be accepted. The application has multiple parts, and all parts must be completed to be eligible for this process. Students who successfully complete the application, will be invited for the next round of the application process, which is an in person interview after school.

For more information please contact Sra. Kisluk, or Ms. Oleksak.

The Cost & What's Included

The cost of this one week immersion experience is estimated to be $2100. Included in this cost is roundtrip airfare and transfers to and from the airports in both Madrid and New York. One week of lodging with a Spanish speaking host family, three meals per day while in Salamanca, as well as excursions and activities.

Application Process

The Salamanca Immersion Program for the 2020-2021 school year has been postponed. We will be monitoring the situation in Spain in hopes of traveling in the 2021-2022 school year.

Applications for the 2020-2021 SMS Spanish Immersion Trip are NOT YET AVAILABLE!

Completed applications should be submitted to Sra. Kisluk in room 1110 at Smith Middle School.

Please read the following documents carefully, and complete all parts of the application. Failure to complete all portions of the Immersion Trip application will result in disqualification. Please complete all forms with care.

    • Parent Letter

    • Student Information Page

    • 7th Grade Spanish Teacher Recommendation Form

    • 8th Grade Spanish Teacher Recommendation Form

    • Team Leader Recommendation Form

    • Character Reference Form

    • Online Application