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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 2019 15-OCT-2018
Rolling Admission 09-JAN-2019 27-APR-2019
Summer II 2019 01-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 18-JUN-2019 20-JUL-2019
NOTE: If accepted to the program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Summer I 2019 01-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 14-MAY-2019 15-JUN-2019
NOTE: If accepted to the program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Summer I and II 2019 01-MAR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 14-MAY-2019 20-JUL-2019
NOTE: If accepted to the program, you must commit to or decline participation by March 15.
Year 2019-2020 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 04-SEP-2019 30-APR-2020
NOTE: If accepted to the program, you must commit to or decline participation by April 15.
Fall Semester 2019 01-APR-2019 ** Rolling Admission 04-SEP-2019 19-DEC-2019
NOTE: If accepted to the program, you must commit to or decline participation by April 15.
Spring Semester 2020 15-OCT-2019 ** Rolling Admission 08-JAN-2020 30-APR-2020

** 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:
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:
Valencia Language and Culture

UVA in Valencia: Language and Culture


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.

Location IconLocation

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.

Turia Fountain Mercado Central, Valencia*

Courses IconCourses

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

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 the Engineering, or Business 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


Accommodation and MealsAccommodation and Meals

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 in homestays with full board, hosted by families with a long-standing relationship with the program. Students will be provided three meals a day and their laundry will be done once a week.

Excursions IconExcursions

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

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

The Hemisfiric, City of Arts and Sciences

Accessibility IconAccessibility

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 IconPassport and Visa

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. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program during the fall or semester. The ISO will assist with the visa application process. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.