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Tickets, Passports, and More

Students travel to Spain at their own expense. Due to the rising costs of airline travel and to the fact that group discounts have been reduced, Conexiones is now encouraging students to find their own best airfare. We will provide recommendations, but students will be responsible for making their own travel arrangements. We will also try to facilitate students traveling together.


In order to ensure that you have made your reservation in a timely way, we will require that you provide a copy of your ticket or e-ticket as soon as you have been notified of your acceptance into the program. You must arrive in Madrid by the early morning of June 17, as we will depart from the Madrid Airport to Salamanca that morning no later than 10:30 a.m. At the end of the program, students will fly back by themselves from Madrid.


Passports and Insurance

A passport is required for traveling to Spain. Applicants who are U.S. citizens do not need a visa for a six-week stay. To apply for a passport visit the U.S. Department of State's website:


All students are required to have accident and medical insurance coverage for the duration of the program. The Office of International Studies at UNM has information regarding insurance.


The program directors will also provide information on insurance. Students should buy a Student Identification Card from the Student Travel Assistance (STA) office (details provided in information meetings).