Study Abroad in Valencia, Spain

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Study Abroad in Valencia: Academics

Academic Programs

Courses include: biochemistry, business, education, ethics and professional ethics, history, human physiology, humanities, internships, literature, microbiology, nursing, nutrition, psychology, service learning, Spanish language, sports sciences

Program Options

This program is designed for students who wish to take Spanish language courses (Beginner through Advanced) with elective courses taught mostly in English from a variety of study fields including the humanities, health and natural sciences. Students take 4 courses each recommended for 3 U.S. credits. All students take a Spanish language course along with 3 additional elective courses. Electives can be chosen from among the courses designed specifically for the UCV-US study abroad program, direct enrollment courses (alongside Spanish and other international students) and internship placements. Students may take an additional course (for a maximum of 15 credits) for a supplemental fee. Contact your AIFS Admissions Officer for details.

Spanish level is determined by a placement test after arrival.

Students wishing to enroll in courses taught in Spanish should have an Advanced level (four or more semesters) of Spanish. Students should contact the AIFS Admissions Officer as early as possible for course availability and schedules.

Session/Term Credits Requirements
Fall or Spring Semester Up to 12 2.5 GPA

The UCV-US Program offers internship positions in areas of health, education and social justice. Students earn a minimum of 3 credits during the internship through their academic department. Internships are generally unpaid, full-time or part-time work assignments. Specific placements cannot be guaranteed but the UCV-US Program seeks to accommodate every qualified student with an appropriate internship.

Applicants should note competition for most internships is extremely fierce, so if you are considering applying for one, be sure to submit a thorough application that illustrates your qualifications and commitment.

You will need to provide your academic transcript, résumé, cover letter and, if necessary, an FBI background check. A letter of recommendation is optional.

Internships are available in English and Spanish. Some internships in Spanish will require an Advanced level of proficiency.

This is a competitive program with limited placement and we recommend that you apply early. Some internships may require an additional fee. For further information on the application process please contact the AIFS Admissions Officer.

UCV is an urban campus and most faculties are located within a few minutes’ walk of each other. Please note that the Sports campus is approximately a half hour journey from the center by Metro.

No AIFS participant is permitted to take a course without receiving a grade. Pass/Fail options are not available.

The Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV)

The Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) has quickly become an incomparable center of creativity, radiating knowledge for the good of society and providing its 11,000 undergraduate, 4,500 graduate and 400 international students with a university experience of the highest quality. The UCV seeks to facilitate a strong college community through an atmosphere of academic friendship, while also providing a highly personalized experience for each student.

Professors at UCV are first and foremost teachers. Across all schools/faculties and academic disciplines, professors engage students in vibrant dialogues, ensuring that each student develops their talents and finds the necessary skills for future success, both professionally and personally. Exciting academic and professional opportunities abound at UCV and learning extends far beyond the classroom. Students have access to a rich variety of community service opportunities, professional internships, clubs, associations and intercollegiate sports.

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