Orientation Information

Pre-Departure Orientation

Prior to their departure and Bridging Cultures Program (BCP), students will receive a lengthy and detailed pre-departure online orientation which serves as a primer for their study abroad experience in Spain. Although the BCP will cover the nitty-gritty of life in Valencia, the online orientation allows students to read up on pertinent information before their arrival in Spain. It will cover topics such as: culture, housing, budgeting, cell phones, food, the university, and numerous other details that students also learn about during their BCP. Of course, students are always welcome to contact the Valencia Site Specialist with any questions.

Bridging Cultures Program

The Bridging Cultures Program is designed to help ease our students' transition into their study abroad experience by introducing them to their new host country's culture, language and lifestyle.

The Bridging Cultures Program blends discussion and interactive activities into an informative and fun introduction to the student's new host country. Each program is designed to: