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Universities in Valencia

Universitat de València

University of Valencia
University of Valencia

The University of Valencia (UV) has a proud history that dates back over 500 years. A well-respected university in Spain since the 15th Century, the university is fully accredited and is recognized by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport (Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte).With a student population of over 45,000 and several active and scenic campuses, the University of Valencia is an ideal setting for students to study abroad.

Popular areas of study for ISA students at the UV include:

• Spanish Language
• Spanish Culture
• Spanish History
• Spanish Art
• Spanish Literature

ISA student take classes at the Facultad de Filología located on Blasco Ibañez Avenue, minutes away from the ISA office. Students will be in class with other North American students, but have the opportunity to interact with local students through language exchanges. There is a cafeteria located on the 1st floor where you can order a cafe or a snack in between classes.

Universitat de Valencia is ranked 301st in the world in the 2013-2014 Times Higher Education World University Rankings.


Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

Florida State was established in 1851, and it's International Programs (FSU IP) is consistently ranked in the top 15 of US study abroad programs. FSU is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS,COC).

Popular areas of study for ISA students at the FSU Study Center include:

• Business & Economics
• Social Sciences
• Spanish Language
• Biological Sciences
• Cultural Studies

The renovated Valencia Study Center is housed in two historic buildings in the center of Valencia, just behind the landmark Serrano Towers. The Center contains part of the original Roman city wall, as well as a portion of a thousand-year-old Arabic wall, and several 14th-century tanning tanks. Accommodations in these historic buildings complement the beauty of the past while being very modern and featuring the latest technology. The center as around the clock security, and is complete with a computer lab, library, and study room. ISA students will be taking classes alongside students from FSU.

Florida State University is ranked 95th in the country in the 2014 U.S. News and World Report National Universities Rankings.


Universitat Politècnica de València

The Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) was founded in 1971, although some of its schools are over 100 years old. The UPV specializes in courses in the sciences and is among the universities preferred by Erasmus students. It is officially recognized as an institute of tertiary education by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport.

Popular areas of study at the UPV include:

• Engineering
• Math
• Sciences
• Computer Science
• Business

The campus itself is extensive and measures almost 2 kilometers from one end to the other, covering around 700.000 square meters (equivalent of 70 football fields). The UPV is an American-style campus, with amenities such as coffee shops, sports facilities, libraries, along with a great deal of student services. The ISA office is about a 15-20 minute walk from the UPV.

The UPV is ranked 10th in Spain in the 2014 Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. It is also the only Spanish technological university ranked as one of the top universities worldwide by the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU). It has also been ranked among the 100 best universities of the world that are less than 50 years old (THE).


Universidad Católica de Valencia

The Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) was founded in 2003, and is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. The UCV offers courses in health sciences and hosts about 11,000 undergraduate and 4,500 graduate students per year.

Popular areas of study for ISA students at the UCV include:

• Biology
• Sports Sciences
• Spanish
• Nursing
• Biotechnology

Universidad Catolica de Valencia is ranked 61st in Spain in the 2014 Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities.