Study Abroad in Valencia

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42 Study Abroad Programs in Valencia

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Center For Study Abroad - CSA International, Inc. programs are open to all adults from all countries, for study abroad is for everyone. CSA's mission is to provide quality programs at a lower cost, as well as offer a lot of flexibility to best fit each participant.

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Located on Spain’s southeast coast, Valencia is a Mediterranean city in all aspects. Locals embrace outdoor living and recreation by taking advantage of the area’s temperate climate (average temperatures range between 48-77°F). Popular activities include strolling on one of the city’s seaside promenades (the longest of which stretches 7 km, or over 4 miles), swimming at beaches that have receiv...

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The end of high school is the end of an era. But it’s also the “beginning of the rest of your life.” Between high school and deciding where you want to go to college is the perfect time to go exploring, see the world, discover a new way of living, of speaking, a new way of seeing the world. It is a new way of learning. The Enforex Gap Year Program is the perfect mix of academics and adventure. ...

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Eurocentres offers the opportunity to study Spanish in Valencia, Spain, at the AIP Language Institute. The institute is centrally located in the university district of the city. The air-conditioned school has six well-furnished modern classrooms, with a computer learning center, a student lounge, and free internet and email access. The school offers a wide range of extracurricular activities to...

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don Quijote offers courses for all Spanish language levels, from beginner to advanced, and specializes in understanding and transmitting the human side of Spanish. Courses will teach you to communicate effectively in Spanish speaking settings rather than to recite verb conjugations or memorize vocabulary without context. don Quijote integrates the most qualified teachers, cultural courses and c...

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Valencia, the third largest city of Spain is situated on the Mediterranean coast and boasts nice weather throughout the year. There are numerous museums, fabulous beaches and the lively nightlife. There are not many tourists, so while enjoying all benefits of a big, historic city on the Mediterranean coast, the language traveler can be sure to be completely immersed in the Spanish way of life! ...

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Valencia (Metro population around 1,720,000), 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. Students will be captivated by the "City of Arts and Sciences," a masterpiece of modern-day construction featuring attractions such as the Pl...

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Travel and learn quality Spanish in Spain! Spain - one the most famous exciting places to learn Spanish. There are various cities in Spain that students can choose to study the language from. Each key city in Spain presents quality Spanish language lessons using a wide range of programs for only a short period. Spanish Abroad, Inc. is a recognized leader of Spanish study abroad programs. ...

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Located in Valencia, Spain, Euroace provides a wide range of internship and academic programs to international students and participants who intend to learn Spanish, work in a Spanish environment, or finish school in the country. Each program is fitted to the specific needs of the student. With highly-trained education professionals and employers to share their knowledge on various subjects ...

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Join the Student Campus Embajadores Program offered by Show Me Madrid. The program consists of volunteer students on their university/college campus who are enthusiastic about talking to other students and faculty about the Study Abroad Opportunities in Spain that are available to them. All participating students will be eligible for an all-expense paid study abroad scholarship to Spain. Pro...

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The broad curriculum program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in both general requirements and elective courses while experiencing Valencia and surrounding areas of Spain. The curriculum encompasses basic Liberal Studies, Hispanic Culture, Intensive Spanish Study, and Business. Students can also take math and science courses at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and the Unive...

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Designed to assist engineering students in getting an education abroad experience, the UVA in Valencia: Engineering track offers several engineering courses which will be taught in English. Along with engineering, students will take Spanish language, literature and culture classes, based on their level of language study. Engineering courses offered are: Ordinary Differential Equations Genera...

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Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery. A Youth For Understanding USA (YFU) study abroad program is an experience that will immerse you in the lives, cultures, and communities of a real family in one of more than 40 countries around the globe. An adventure where you'll learn, in a year, semester or summer, what life is like for teens in another part of the world. An experience that wi...

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SPI Study Abroad offers high school language immersion programs for college credit in destinations throughout Spain, including Santander, San Sebastian, and Cadiz. Spain continues to be one of the most popular destinations for SPI participants, as it is an ideal setting for students to study, be immersed in the local culture, practice their Spanish skills, and participate in a variety of fun ac...

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- Espanole International House Valencia is housed in a beautiful historic building in the heart of downtown Valencia. - Students will feel the abundance of Spanish culture and history all around them, as they journey to and from class. - Live the Mediterranean lifestyle, experience the culture of sunshine and exquisite Spanish cuisine, all while learning Spanish at the same time. - You ca...

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Studying Abroad in Valencia

There are few cities like Valencia that can harmoniously combine the remnants of its past, dating to the year 138 BC, with the most innovative and avant-garde buildings of the new millennium. Valencia is a mix of everything: trade, culture, cinema, theatre, museums, magic, and business. It is a center of international design, and one of the most active cities in Europe regarding fairs and conferences.

Geography & Demographics

Thanks to its location on the eastern coast, Valencia has historically been Spain’s Mediterranean port and has that special charm unique to seaport cities. The fine sand and clean water, the vastness of the sea, and the closeness of the coastal mountains make the Valencian coast uniquely attractive. There are outstanding beaches and dunes at Canet d’En Berenguer. The coastline becomes leisurely and residential to the north, where small tourist towns (La Pobla de Farnals, Alboraya, and El Puig) have emerged where only a few years ago fruit and vegetables were grown. It is the third largest city in Spain after Barcelona and Madrid with a population of around 800,000.

The weather of Valencia is a beach lover’s dream. Expect nearly perfect temperatures almost everyday but with a splash of variety. Its Mediterranean climate results in extremely mild winters and seemingly endless summers. It rarely dips below 50 degrees even in the coldest month of January. 

While the temperatures are mild, after an adjustment period, the comfortable cool may feel cold and temperature control devices are not prevalently used. Air conditioning and lots of heaters won’t be found so keep that in mind when it comes to packing for Valencia.

Food & Culture

There are two official languages in Valencia, Spanish and Valencian, which is a form of Catalan. Political history has given the city an interesting mix of the two. Many signs are in both but expect most locations such as plazas, streets, and many businesses to use their Catalan name more predominantly. The good news is the languages are very similar and nearly everyone speaks Spanish.

The Euro is used which unfortunately does not have a favorable conversion rate for students from the United States.

Things to Do

Throughout the year there are many festivals, concerts, and events. During the Fallas Festival, there is a program of activities that are specially designed for young people, such as concerts at night which take place in the Viveros Gardens.

The large open space in the center often turns into an improvised auditorium for recitals. They are especially prevalent during the July Fair, and in spring. The paths fill up with marquees for the book fair and other cultural events. The restaurant terraces also fill up during the Fallas, and they often remain that way until October. 

Valencia is a city where nightlife can be lived to the fullest. There are many places to enjoy the lively atmosphere from bars, pubs, and discos, to many clubs that have appeared on the seafront and have turned La Malvarrosa beach and the promenade into an important leisure area. 

Some of the most famous discos in all of Spain are in the province, especially on the route from Valencia to Cullera, situated next to the beach. The old course of the Turia River opens up for young people to enjoy one of the largest leisure areas in the capital. The Turia Gardens can be visited on foot or cycling, and the sports facilities there can also be used. 

The Arts and Sciences Center is also located here. It is a place for relaxation and culture where people will be able to enjoy the 3-D films at the Planetario-L’Hemisfèric, visit the installations at the Príncipe Felipe Science Museum, and marvel at L’Oceanogràfic, Europe’s largest aquarium. 

Spanish nightlife typically begins more into the night than it does in the US. Don’t be surprised if your friends don’t pick you up till 11pm and keep you out till 5 in morning. It is just part of the culture. Valencia’s nightlife is full of people who are raring to get out and have fun, feel the music, and dance. The most popular area is the neighborhood known as the Barrio del Carmen, right in the old part of town, although the clubs and bars around the Avenida de Aragón, Cánovas, Honduras, and Xúquer squares are also very well known. The younger student vibe is to be found centred around the Avenida Blasco Ibáñez. 

The beaches of La Malvarrosa and Levante offer a wide variety of places to dine and enjoy a quiet evening by the sea. To the south, nature becomes predominant at Saler Beach and in the L’Albufera Nature Reserve, where the sun can be enjoyed in unique surroundings. The beaches of Cullera, Gandía, and Oliva combine beautiful landscapes with a number of sporting and recreational facilities. Interesting walking and biking routes await you inland, such as the one defined by the course of the Turia River which Valencia sits along. Try visiting some of the many charming towns in the area like Buñol, Requena, and Xátiva.

Studying in Valencia

Valencia is a great place to learn many things but it is exceptionally strong in performing arts like music and drama. Students will be able to improve their Spanish level while learning how different theatres and auditoriums work in one of the liveliest cities in Spain. Experiencing other cultures is truly powerful in this global world and students will be exposed to firsthand experiences on every corner with their education in Valencia.

Organizations like International Life Experience offer students the chance to attend an intensive music industry course and learn how different artist management agencies work by visiting them. 

The humanities in general are popular areas of study, but thanks to Europe’s largest aquarium, L'Oceanografic, being located in the city and its coastal location, it is also a great place for marine sciences.

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