- Valencia, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Gap Year
- Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Winter Semester, Year Round
- Program Description:
Valencia, Spain's third largest city, is located on the Mediterranean coast approximately 200 miles south of Barcelona. Although Valencia has a rich history, it is often referred to as one of Spain's more modern cities. Celebrations and festivals throughout the year, like the Fallas, provide an excellent opportunity for students to witness Spanish character at its best.
ISA offers courses through four different universities in the city: Unviersity of Valencia, Universidad Catolica de Valencia (UCV), Universidad Politecnica de Valencia (UPV) and Florida State University Study Center. Both Universidad Catolica de Valencia and the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia offer the unique experience of taking courses with locals taught in English. UCV courses will generally be focused on health and natural science while UPV courses are geared towards science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The University of Valencia offers courses with other ISA students at the intermediate and advanced level. Courses include language, culture, history, literature, art, and film. All courses are taught in Spanish by host university faculty. At the the FSU Study Center, courses are taught at the beginning Spanish level with electives in English.The curriculum includes courses in grammar, Spanish culture, as well as a number of content courses instructed in English. Classmates are international students, the majority of whom are North Americans. Gap Year Opportunities also available.
Program Price Includes: • Comprehensive Advising and Support • Tuition at the Host University • Official Transcript from Host University with ISA Cover Letter • Housing • Meals and Laundry Services • Bridging Cultures Program • Full-Time Resident Staff • On-Site ISA Offices • Computer and Internet Access • Excursions • The ISA Discovery Model • Cultural Activities • Medical Insurance • Comprehensive Health, Safety and Security Support • Airport Reception • Visa Support • Tutoring • The Professional Development Toolbox • Scholarship Opportunities
- Setting Description:
- The ISA office is conveniently located across the street from the University of Valencia and the historic center of the city is only a 20-minute walk. You may visit the office to practice your Spanish, use the Internet/WiFi, receive tutoring, inquire about upcoming excursions and activities, read through various travel/academic resources or simply visit with the ISA staff and fellow students.
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- Study Abroad Alumni10/08/19
Studying abroad in Valencia, Spain was the best experience of my life, and not only because of the professional benefits but because the experience has impacted who I am as an individual. I no longer second guess my decisions or feel insecure about my
identity because I have learned to appreciate who I am and I now look forward to who I will become. I have also gained countless skills, such as management in money, time, organization, independence, confidence, public speaking skills, communication, problem solving skills, and flexibility to list a few. The reason for this long list is because studying abroad defines "learning from experience," and I have had countless. I encourage everyone who has the opportunity to study abroad to take it because it is a once in a lifetime opportunity. After college, we will have an outstanding number of responsibilities that disable us from even thinking about leaving the country. In addition, there are many misconceptions about studying abroad that I encourage you to explore and research because despite fears of affordability, support, and enjoyment because studying abroad isn't only an academical or professional benefit, but a personal investment for the rest of your life. (P.S. For Images follow me @nikis_travels to get an Idea of where I have been and what I have learned!)read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend