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UVA in Valencia: Language and Culture
Valencia, Spain (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Summer I,
Summer I and II,
Summer II,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall,
Summer I,
Summer I and II,
Summer II,
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-NOV-2017
Rolling Admission 10-JAN-2018 27-APR-2018
Summer II 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 19-JUN-2018 21-JUL-2018
Summer I 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 15-MAY-2018 16-JUN-2018
Summer I and II 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 15-MAY-2018 21-JUL-2018
Year 2018-2019 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 05-SEP-2018 27-APR-2019
Fall Semester 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 05-SEP-2018 20-DEC-2018
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018 ** Rolling Admission 09-JAN-2019 27-APR-2019

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
1000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Program Type:
Faculty directed
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Art - Art History, Commerce, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Psychology, Public Health, Spanish
Program Description:

UVA in Valencia is a flagship study abroad program of the University of Virginia, continuously operating since 1983.

Program Goals
The Language and Culture program offers a wide variety of courses in Spanish language, literature, history, art history, and culture taught in Spanish by Spanish faculty.  Through living with a host family, our language partner program, service learning (semesters only), and cultural activities and trips students will improve their fluency in Spanish and get to experience firsthand the vibrant culture of Spain.


Mercado Central, Valencia*

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, with a population of around 800,000. Located on the Mediterranean Coast and surrounded by immense beaches, it gracefully mixes old and new, with modern public services, business establishments and leisure attractions, set against a backdrop of historically important civic and religious buildings, monuments and museums.

Valencia is well located with respect to other interesting cities in Spain as well as continental Europe. With its own airport, much of Europe is accessible.


The Hemisfiric,
City of Arts and Sciences

Program Facility and Housing
UVA in Valencia premises are located in the University District of Valencia and offer spacious well-equipped classrooms, a computer room, and a lounge. The program has a full support staff.

Students are housed with host familys with a long-standing relationship with the program. Students will be provided three meals a day and laundry will be done once a week.

Extracurricular Activities
Workshops, concerts, theater, movies, museums, music, sports, day-trips, weekend trips, and more. Live Spain and its language to the fullest!


UVA in Valencia: Language and Culture
(12 or 15 credits)


Ceiling, Hall of Columns,
Silk Exchange**

Course Information
Spanish prerequisite:
Summer: 2 semesters of beginning Spanish or the equivalent
Semester: 4 semesters of Spanish (through the Intermediate level) or the equivalent.

Semester Program
Students will enroll in 12 to 15 credits.
For descriptions of the courses available visit:  
Semester Courses
In addition to their Spanish course/s, semester students can select one course from either the Engineering, or Commerce programs.

Summer Programs
Students will enroll in 2 courses per session and can attend Session I, Session II, or both sessions back to back.
For descriptions of the courses available visit:
Summer Courses

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Accessibility Statement
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.

Passport and Visa Information
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program.  Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. Students are responsible for applying for their visas in a timely manner. US passport holders will not need a visa to participate in the summer programs. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Turia Fountain,
Plaza de la Virgen

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** © Trevor Huxham,