As commerce becomes ever more global, businesses are interested in hiring those with international and intercultural experience. Through this program students will work toward fluency in Spanish, understanding Spanish and European business norms, and building a better understanding of business practices in other cultures. This track is offered during the fall, spring, and summer. All courses are taught in Spanish.
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.
UVA Business in Valencia (12 or 15 credits)
Spanish prerequisite: Completed SPAN 3010-Grammar Review & Composition I.
Students will enroll in 12 or 15 credits for the semester, and 6 credits per summer session.
SPAN 3040-Business Spanish
SPAN 4040-Translation from Spanish to English
SPAN 4050-Global Integration of Latin America
SPAN 4700-Spanish Culture & Civilization
SPAN 4705-Spanish Mass Media
SPAN 4710-Latin American Culture & Civilization
SPAN 4713-Economy of the European Union
Students can take an additional Spanish course from the list found here.
Accommodation 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.
Workshops, concerts, theater, movies, museums, music, sports, day trips, weekend trips, and more. Live Spain and its language to the fullest!
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 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 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.