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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Partner Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Internship Available: No Language of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: 104 - Four semesters of language instruction (or the equivalent) required Housing Options: Homestay
Click here for a definition of this term On-Site Language Course Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Credits: 15 +, 6
Program Advisor: Livia Lopes Areas of Study: Art, Art History, Business, Economics, Film, History, Islamic World Studies, Nursing, Spanish
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Valencia, Spain

Summer Hispanic Studies



The Hispanic Studies program in Valencia, Spain is an enriching and comprehensive experience for the student interested in becoming well-versed in Spanish culture and language. In addition to an extensive list of courses aimed towards the academic fulfillment, the program also includes a variety of activities and experiences that expand students' knowledge of Spain and leaves upon them a lasting impression of Valencia's beauty.


Students take classes in the two-story building owned by the University of Valencia, which is ideally situated adjacent to the University of Valencia. In addition to the classrooms, students can find faculty offices, a meeting hall, a library, a computer lab, and a canteen area all within the building. All participants are asked to make a pledge that only Spanish will be spoken inside the building.

Academics & Curriculum

Students who wish to study abroad in Valencia, Spain can go in the summer and earn 6 credits. All courses are offered exclusively to students enrolled in the program, and all classes are conducted in Spanish by professors selected by the University of Virginia. Course offerings can be found here. Students also have the option of completing not-for-credit service learning internships.

Accommodation & Meals

All students stay with a host family while abroad in Valencia. Students can choose between doing a single homestay (one student) or a double (two students with one host family). Included in the homestay experience are three meals per day and laundry once a week. Internet is also guaranteed with every homestay though it may not be wireless.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 03/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.