Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center
Valencia, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    Valencia

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

    Established in 1851, FSU’s International Programs (FSU IP) is consistently ranked in the top 15 of US study abroad programs and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS,COC). 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. These historic buildings complement the beauty of the past while also being very modern and featuring the latest technology. The center has around the clock security, and is complete with a computer lab, library, and study room. Popular course offerings include: Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Spanish Language, Biological Sciences, and Cultural studies. You will be taking classes alongside other students from FSU.

  • Term

    Spring 2 2020

  • Program Dates

    Jan 08, 2020 - Apr 24, 2020

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 01, 2019

  • Credit

    180 - 210 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $14,850

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Program Description

Located right behind the famous Serrano Towers, the FSU Study Center program is located in the Old City. A variety of courses (covering topics such as history, science with labs, and business) are taught in English, as well as Spanish language courses for all levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Courses are taught by host university faculty and are taken with other ISA students and FSU students. If you are taking courses in Spanish, a language placement exam will be issued to you on-site.

A Spanish student visa is required for programs over 90 days and obtaining one may require out of state travel. Please contact your appropriate Site Specialist for more information pertaining to the process of acquiring a Spanish student visa.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

What's Included

Comprehensive Advising and Support

24-Hour Emergency

Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support

Airport Reception

Spanish Visa Support

Tuition at the Host University

Housing

Meals and Laundry Service

Bridging Cultures Program

Full-Time Resident Staff

On-Site ISA Offices

Internet Access

ISA Discovery Model

Excursions

Cultural Activities

Insurance

Official Transcript from the Host University

Professional Development Toolbox

Scholarship Opportunities

Academics

Credits

Contact Hours

180 - 210

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12 - 14

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18 - 21

Academic Information

Language Level Recommendation

  • It is recommended that if you have not yet completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through the program.

Course Selection

  • Courses and course hours of instructions are subject to change.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Valencia Site Specialist
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • Florida State University course offerings are subject to change. Courses that appear on the ISA website may differ from the courses available during official registration.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
  • This program includes 145 credits. If you wish to enroll into more, you can do so at an additional cost. Please contact the Valencia Program Manager for further details

ISA Course Level Recommendation

  • ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on the host university course level recommendations and course codes and are only recommendations. The courses listed below are identified by prefixes and numbers that were assigned by Florida's Statewide Course Numbering System (SCNS). The course prefix is a three-letter designator for a major division of an academic discipline. The course number is a four-digit designator for the course level. The first digit indicates the year for which the course was designed: 1 indicates first year, 2 indicates second year, 3 indicates third year and 4 indicates fourth year. The letter "C" or "L" after the course number is known as a lab indicator. The "C" represents a combined lecture and laboratory course that meets in the same place at the same time. The "L" represents a laboratory course or the laboratory part of a course that has the same prefix and course number but meets at a different time or place. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisers and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.

Transcripts

  • The transcript from the FSU Study Center will reflect U.S. credits for each course listed below.  Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.

Online Courses

  • You can only take one online course. So please keep this in mind when registering through the FSU-Valencia Study Center's online system.

Courses

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Florida State University-Valencia Study Center
International Students
Beginning
4 Credits
60 Contact Hours
4 Credits
60 Contact Hours
Intermediate
4 Credits
60 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
Advanced
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
Taught In English
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
1 Credits
15 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
1 Credits
15 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
1 Credits
15 Contact Hours
Hispanic Cinema
SPT3391
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
3 Credits
45 Contact Hours
Course Disclaimer
  • Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Daniel Puzzo

Program Manager, Spain

VALENCIA TEAM

Manuel Gutierrez

Resident Director, Spain

Hayar Moral Criado

Student Services Coordinator, Spain

Louise Piotrowski

Student Services Coordinator, Spain

María Vilar

Student Services Coordinator, Spain

Eduardo Espana

Academic Coordinator, Spain

Funding Your ISA Program

As an ISA participant, you have the opportunity to apply for scholarships and grants that can be applied directly to assist with your study abroad programs. ISA offers over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, please visit the Scholarships and Grants page. 

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Housing

Studying abroad in Spain gives you the opportunity to experience various aspects of the Spanish culture you wouldn't otherwise have. Depending on your housing option, you will either be within walking distance to your university or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings (with the exception of the Residencia to the UCV and FSU) generally range between 15 and 40 minutes will be contingent on housing and class locations. With an open and adaptable mind, the experience of living in another culture can be highly rewarding.

We strive to match your housing preferences with our available accommodations, however, housing preference requests cannot be guaranteed.

Homestay

Host families are a great choice if you are seeking full linguistic and cultural immersion during your time abroad. Each host family has been carefully selected by ISA’s resident staff in order to best accommodate your needs and to ensure a comfortable situation. Homestays will provide three meals a day and laundry service once a week. You will typically share a room with another ISA student of the same legal gender. Single rooms may be available for an additional fee.

Apartment

Apartments are a great housing option if you are seeking complete independence during your time abroad. Apartments are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis, and availability is limited. Rent and utilities are included in the program price, and each apartment is fully furnished and centrally located. Meals and laundry service are not included.

Student Residence

Certain programs allow you to live in a residencia for an extra cost. If you choose to live in the residencia, you will be placed in a double room, and you may be placed with other international roommates that are not part of the ISA program. Breakfast is served Monday through Friday in the residencias, and you will have access to the kitchen during both the week and weekend. Unlike a typical dorm in the US, the residencia is not located on campus. Please contact ISA for more information on the residencia option and to request a residencia contract.

Independent Housing

You may opt to secure housing independently. If you select this option, you will receive a discount equal to the housing portion of the program price. By choosing to opt out of ISA housing, you are responsible for researching and reserving housing, and paying all fees, deposits, and rent directly to the housing facility that you choose.

Excursions

THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA

Albufera

Albufera Natural Park is one of the most representative and valuable wetlands nature preserves of Valencia and, more generally, of the Mediterranean coastal region. You will get to explore the Albufera Natural Park by going to El Palmar Island, the Ethnological museum, and riding a boat across the lagoon while gaining a better understanding of the park’s ecosystem. You will also enjoy a leisurely walk around the park where you will be able to get a glimpse of some examples of flora and fauna as well as the typical Albufera houses, or barracas.

Barcelona

During the weekend that you will be in Barcelona, Spain's most cosmopolitan city and one of Europe's top destinations for tourism, culture and commerce, you will explore the medieval part of Barcelona such as the Gothic Quarter and the bohemian El Born district, as well as the emblematic monuments such as Park Güell, Casa Batilló, and La Sagrada Familia.

Gandia

Gandia is a Valencian coastal town whose historic center has been kept intact throughout centuries of urban renewal. You will visit the Calle Mayor, the Collegiate Church of St. Mary, the Neoclassical Town Hall, and Borgia's Ducal Palace. After exploring the town, you will be given free time to enjoy the weather and ample beachfront area. Since this part of Spain is usually always sunny, you will get to take advantage of the many opportunities to for adventure through water sports such as: sailing, catamaran, kayaking, and windsurfing.

Granada

Granada is a picturesque and mountainous university town. It has always been a multicultural city and was the last Moorish stronghold during the Catholic reconquest of Spain. You will explore Granada’s multicultural past through visits to historic neighborhoods like the Albaicín and Realejo. You will also visit important cultural sites including the Alhambra fortress, Spain’s most popular tourist attraction.

Madrid

Madrid, Spain’s capital, will be your first taste of Spanish culture while also being introduced to key information about health and safety through the Bridging Cultures Program. With visits to the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, and more, you will be able to expand your knowledge about Spanish history, culture and politics.

Morocco * Optional

This multi-day, optional excursion takes you across Morocco, one of the most colorful and diverse countries in the world. It encompasses direct cultural encounters with locals, guided tours through the medina, and opportunities to learn the ins and outs of haggling with Moroccan vendors. You will have unforgettable experiences in the Sahara desert riding camels and waking up to see the spectacular views of the sunrise.

Peñíscola

Peñíscola is located on the coast of eastern Spain and is known as the City in the Sea. Walking through its small and old streets, you will feel the sensation of traveling within the ancient ages. During the trip, you will visit the old town of Peñíscola, explore Pope Luna’s Castle, and take in some breathtaking views of the sea.

Toledo

As the second stop of the Bridging Cultures Program and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, your visit to Toledo will begin with a panoramic bus tour of Toledo's unique hilltop then will continue on to the monastery of San Juan de los Reyes, El Tránsito, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.