The Valencia Hispanic Studies program, located in the third largest city in Spain, is sponsored by the University of Virginia and is a program for U.S. study abroad students. The program is housed on two floors of a single building.
All students on the program are from U.S. universities, however all professors are native speakers of Spanish and all courses are taught in Spanish. Students take a Spanish placement test upon arrival and then enroll in five 3-credit courses for a total of 15 credits.
A GPA of 2.5 is required. Students must have completed through SN 204,
although it is recommended that students take at least one 300-level
course prior to studying abroad. Additionally, Students must have taken at least two 300-level Spanish
courses before being allowed to enroll in the equivalent of SPAN 370 or
Most courses for the SNC Spanish major and minor are
available including SPAN 300, 301, 302, 370, 375 and many electives. IBLAS majors can satisfy IBLS 362 (History requirement) and 360
(third Economics requirement). GS 5, 7, 10 and 11 are available as well.Spring students who are linguistically capable may be able to take one or two courses at the Universidad Católica de Valencia, which will afford them the opportunity to take classes with Spanish university students.
Volunteer opportunities in a variety of fields are available.
SNC students live with families throughout Valencia where they will receive 3 meals per day. Most students will have an American roommate who is also participating in the program.
Fall 2012: program dates
Spring 2012: program dates
*Flight: Optional round trip group flight from NY (JFK) to Valencia is available for an additional fee.
further information on Spain please consult the following links:
Fact book: Spain
State Department's Consular Information Sheet: Spain
for Disease Control: Western Europe