Hispanic Studies

Universitat de València
Valencia, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Hispanic Studies

  • Location

    Valencia

  • Host University

    Universitat de València

    As a well-respected university in Spain since the 15th Century, the Universitat de València (UV) has a student population of over 45,000 and several active and scenic campuses. You will take classes at the Facultad de Filología located on Blasco Ibañez Avenue, minutes away from the ISA office. With courses focused on the language and culture, history, art, and literature of Spain, the UV provides a fantastic environment in which you can dive into these subjects while also immersing yourself into the culture outside of your classes. You will be in class with other North American students, but will also have the opportunity to interact with local students through language exchanges.

  • Term

    Academic Year 1 2020

  • Program Dates

    Late Aug, 2020 - Mid May, 2021

  • Program Length

    Academic Year

  • Application Deadline

    Jun 01, 2020

  • Credit

    180 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    TBA

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Program Description

With context course offerings only at the advanced level of Spanish in art, culture, history, and literature, this program is perfect if you are looking to dive deep into the Spanish language and enhance your communicative skills. All classes are taught in Spanish by host university faculty at the Universitat de València and will be taken with other ISA students.

The program price includes 12 credits per semester, however should you want to enroll into a fifth course, you can for an additional fee. Please note that ISA cannot guarantee course placement.

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

Students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of four semesters (six quarters) of college-level Spanish

 

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

Recommended U.S. Semester Credits

12

Recommended U.S. Quarter Units

18

Academic Information

Course Availability

  •  The host university has not yet confirmed the current course list at this time. Below are the courses that have been offered in past semesters. Once the course offering is confirmed, this disclaimer will no longer appear.
  • 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.

Language Level Requirement

  • Students must have completed at least 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent to be accepted into the program if looking to take courses in Spanish.

Course Selection

  • Courses and course hours of instructions are subject to change.
  • Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Sevilla Site Specialist
  • Students are required to select at least 3 alternate courses in the event of their top choices conflicting on the timetable, course cancellations or registration issues.
  • Some courses may require additional fees.
  • 4 courses are included in this program. Should a student wish to take a 5th course, they can do so at an additional cost. Please contact the Valencia Program Manager for more details.
  • Academic Year Programs Only: Many courses listed below are only available during either the fall or the spring semester. Please consult the fall and spring sessions of this program to view courses available during a specific term.

Course Credit

  • Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Transcripts

  • The transcript from the Universidad de Valencia will reflect contact hours for each course listed below.  Please be in touch with your U.S. University regarding credit transfer for this program.

Courses

Universitat de València
ISA Students Only
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

Kendra Ansotigue

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. 

View all Funding Options

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

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. During an unforgettable evening flamenco show, you will have the chance to soak up Spanish music and culture. 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 during the Bridging Cultures Program on-site orientation. You'll visit the famous Prado museum and have a guided tour through Madrid's city center to expand your knowledge of Spanish history, culture and politics.

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

Your visit to Toledo, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, 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, Santa María la Blanca synagogue, Santo Tomé Church, and the Cathedral of Santa Maria.

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.

Cultural Activities in Valencia

The ISA on-site team encourages you to explore the city and culture of Valencia. The team facilitates this by offering a robust calendar of events that showcases what makes Valencia special.

These activities vary each term, and previous offerings have included cooking classes, a visit to the Ciudade de Artes & Ciencias museum campus,a bike rental for a relaxing jaunt around the city, and more!