Dictionaries, grammar books, newspapers, magazines, guidebooks, tourist information from around Spain, Spanish literature and easy readers.

Yes, everything except dictionaries and grammar books.

You must be at least 21 and have had your license for one year. If you rent locally you will be required to leave a deposit

Yes, Salamanca isn’t a city where people bike a lot to get around as the walking distances are short but you might want to rent one to do an excursion to Salamanca’s surrounds. ISLA’s guide Javi offers Bike tours from time to time.

Yes it is. If you are from the European Union you are already covered but be sure to bring your EHIC (European Health Insurance Card) card with you. If you are not a EU citizen the best option is to acquire travel insurance with health coverage when you get your flight. ISLA can do this for you for 8 euros per week. Please click here to download information about the policy available at ISLA.

One of our team will go with you.

In theory, you can just turn up on the day of the course but for accommodation booking it’s better to give us at least 2 weeks notice (and at least 4 weeks if you require a private apartment).

It is increasingly difficult for short term foreigners to open bank accounts in Spain but if you are staying for more than 6 months and thus have a NIE (Numero de Identificación Extranjera) we will help you to do so. Don’t worry though. They are plenty of ATM’s for you to get at your cash and the use of credit cards is extremely widespread with now surcharge for their use.


On the sign up sheets in the office.


On the notice board, and by asking the teams who will be happy to help you with tickets. etc.

Winter (November - February) can be very cold so bring some warm boots and a big coat. For the rest of the year, count on just about everything - so bring a swimsuit even in March/September!

Not for use in the cities - bear in mind that you will have to put it in a garage if it has foreign plates. If you are going to be here for a while, though, it is great to have a car for weekend travelling.

We have a minimum amount of participants but these are almost always covered so it is fairly rare that a trip should be cancelled.

Yes! After you first week we will ask you to tell us how you are getting along in all aspects of your stay so we can make sure things are going perfectly for you. In the extremely unlikely event of your wanting this you can stop and get a refund. At the end of your stay a a final feedback form via email which we would very much appreciate your filling out at your own convenience.