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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 01-SEP-2021 05-MAY-2022
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 01-SEP-2021 17-DEC-2021
Summer I and II 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 13-JUN-2021 07-AUG-2021
Summer II 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 11-JUL-2021 07-AUG-2021
Summer I 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 13-JUN-2021 10-JUL-2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: 1000 level Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: Yes
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Direct Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: UVA
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: No Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Art - Art History, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, History, Internship, Latin American Studies, Linguistics, Media Studies, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Spanish
Program Description:
Valencia Language and Culture

Program Goals

The Language and Culture program offers a wide variety of courses in Spanish language, literature, history, art history, and culture taught in Spanish by Spanish faculty.  Through living with a host family, our language partner program, service learning (semesters only), and cultural activities and trips students will improve their fluency in Spanish and get to experience firsthand the vibrant culture of Spain.

Location IconLocation

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, with a population of around 800,000. Located on the Mediterranean Coast and surrounded by immense beaches, it gracefully mixes old and new, with modern public services, business establishments and leisure attractions, set against a backdrop of historically important civic and religious buildings, monuments and museums. Valencia is well located with respect to other interesting cities in Spain as well as continental Europe. With its own airport, much of Europe is accessible.

Turia Fountain Mercado Central, Valencia*

Courses IconCourses

UVA in Valencia: Language and Culture (12 or 15 credits)

Spanish prerequisite:
Summer: 2 semesters of beginning Spanish or the equivalent
Semester: 4 semesters of Spanish (through the Intermediate level) 

Semester Program
Students will enroll in 12 to 15 credits.
For descriptions of the courses available visit:  
Semester Courses
In addition to their Spanish course/s, semester students can select one course from the Engineering, or Business programs.

Summer Programs
Students will enroll in 2 courses per session and can attend Session I, Session II, or both sessions back to back.
For descriptions of the courses available visit:
Summer Courses


Accommodation and MealsAccommodation and Meals

UVA in Valencia premises are located in the University District of Valencia and offer spacious well-equipped classrooms, a computer room, and a lounge. The program has a full support staff.

Students are housed in homestays with full board, hosted by families with a long-standing relationship with the program. Students will be provided three meals a day and their laundry will be done once a week.

Excursions IconExcursions

Workshops, concerts, theater, movies, museums, music, sports, day trips, weekend trips, and more. Live Spain and its language to the fullest!

Cost and Financial Aid

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid.

The Hemisfiric, City of Arts and Sciences

Accessibility IconAccessibility

The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual and flexible basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.


Passport IconPassport and Visa

All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program during the fall or semester. The ISO will assist with the visa application process. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Health Info IconHealth and Safety Information

All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.