General information

General information


Important announcement: Due to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), the dates of realization of the School haven been delayed to July 11-22, 2022. The  corresponding deadlines for registration and/or financial support have been updated: 

Registration deadline: March 27, 2022. 

CIMPA’s financial support deadline: March 13, 2022. 

Please go to the registration tab for further information. 

We recommend waiting for further notifications in order to do hotel reservations and  travel arrangements.


El Salvador’s International Airport, San Óscar Arnulfo Romero, is located at about 40 Km (25 miles) from San Salvador, in the department of La Paz.

These are some transportation providers from/to the airport:

Bus terminal and ground transportation

For those traveling via ground transportation, these are a couple of options to come to El Salvador:

Local ground transportation

During the event, we recommend our participants to travel by taxi or Uber or even walk. If your hotel is within walking distance it is okay to walk from and to the university during the day. The Uber app works perfectly in the metropolitan area of San Salvador and it is quite efficient. 


Weather in El Salvador is tropical, with two very distinct seasons: rainy season from May to October, and dry season from November to April. We recommend bringing an umbrella and avoid open toe shoes. Bring along light wear since it is still warm during the rainy season. In July the temperature can typically reach 32° C (90° F) and go as low as 18° C (65° F).


El Salvador’s currency is the United States dollar ($). US dollars can be bought at local banks near the University of El Salvador, or obtained at any ATM.


University of El Salvador is located at Final 25 Avenida Norte, San Salvador, San Salvador. The following is a link from google maps:


Several hotels/Airbnb with affordable rates are located near the University of El Salvador. These can be found on any travel search site. Make sure to enter “Universidad de El Salvador” or its address to find a hotel nearby. 

Migratory information

Check the following link to determine if you need a visa or a special permit to enter El Salvador:

Health insurance

We recommend our participants to get health insurance with coverage in El Salvador prior to exiting their home country.