"My Spanish improved immensely, and I grew personally in my discovering another culture. The program activities brought everyone together and I felt supported by the faculty."- E. B. Spring 09
"I absolutely loved the city of Valencia, and the home stays were extremely beneficial to my overall Spanish improvement."- K.P. Summer 09
"I would definitely recommend this program to others as the combination of academic, cultural and leisurely activities was ideal."- J.D. Summer 09
"I felt like I was able to truly experience Spanish culture, and I felt like I belonged here. All of the programs, activities, classes and professors were amazing."- E. H. Spring 09
"This has been the best experience of my life. I will recommend it to everyone, and my host mother and family was the best part. I would stay another semester if I could."- S. W. Spring 09
"The overall atmosphere in the program was great, everyone was always willing to help and the only speaking Spanish rule was a great rule. I loved Valencia!"- K. Z. Spring 09
"My only regret is not getting to stay longer! It’s great to live with a host family and get to see Spanish culture first hand, and Valencia itself is an amazing city. "- L. T. Summer 08
"I found this program to be very helpful and thought it was the best experience of my life. I loved both of my teachers and everyone here was very helpful!"- K. M. Summer 09
"My Spanish improved immensely, and I grew personally in my discovering another culture. The program activities brought everyone together and I felt supported by the program faculty.- E B spring 09
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Over 25 Years of Excellence in Study Abroad
The University of Virginia Hispanic Studies in Valencia, Spain program is an enriching and comprehensive experience for the student interested in becoming well-versed in Spanish and Latin American culture and languages.
The program has been created by the University of Virginia which is responsible for the quality of the courses offered. All grades, transcripts, credits etc. earned in the UVA Hispanic Studies Program are accredited by the University of Virginia and forwarded to any other American institution of higher learning.
In addition to an extensive list of courses aimed towards the academic enrichment of the student, our program also entails a variety of activities and experiences that will not only expand your knowledge of Spain and its people,but will leave you with a lasting sense of the beauty and scope of the area.