Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts

Florida State University-Valencia Study Center
Valencia, Spain
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Program Overview

Program Overview

  • Program Name

    Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts

  • Location

    Valencia

  • Host University

    Florida State University-Valencia Study Center

    Established in 1851, FSU’s International Programs (FSU IP) is consistently ranked in the top 15 of US study abroad programs and is recognized by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges (SACS,COC). The renovated Valencia Study Center is housed in two historic buildings in the center of Valencia, just behind the landmark Serrano Towers. The Center contains part of the original Roman city wall, as well as a portion of a thousand-year-old Arabic wall, and several 14th-century tanning tanks. These historic buildings complement the beauty of the past while also being very modern and featuring the latest technology. The center has around the clock security, and is complete with a computer lab, library, and study room. Popular course offerings include: Business and Economics, Social Sciences, Spanish Language, Biological Sciences, and Cultural studies. You will be taking classes alongside other students from FSU.

  • Term

    Spring 2 2021

  • Program Dates

    Jan 08, 2021 - Apr 22, 2021

  • Program Length

    Semester

  • Application Deadline

    Oct 10, 2020

  • Forms and Payment Deadline

    Oct 15, 2020

  • Credit

    180 - 240 Contact Hours

  • Eligibility

    2.50 Minimum GPA*

  • Cost

    $14,950

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Study Abroad Program Description

Located right behind the famous Serrano Towers, the FSU Study Center program is located in the Old City. A variety of courses (covering topics such as history, science with labs, and business) are taught in English, as well as Spanish language courses for all levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. Courses are taught by host university faculty and are taken with other ISA students and FSU students. If you are taking courses in Spanish, a language placement exam will be issued to you on-site.

A Spanish student visa is required for U.S. students participating in academic programs in Spain lasting 91 days or more. For non-U.S. citizens, you should contact your consulate to verify specific entry requirements. Please click on the "Spanish Visa Support" icon on the "What's Included" tab of this page to learn more about visa requirements and and the optional Spain Visa Service.

*Eligibility

MINIMUM GPA

Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.

MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES

There is no language prerequisite for this program.

 

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

Support & Funding

U.S. Team

Kendra Ansotigue

Program Manager, Spain

VALENCIA TEAM

Manuel Gutierrez

Resident Director, 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, you may visit the Scholarships and Grants page. Please note that some programs, including remote learning opportunities, are not eligible for scholarships.

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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

Albufera

Albufera Natural Park is one of the most representative and valuable wetlands nature preserves of Valencia and, more generally, of the Mediterranean coastal region. You will get to explore the Albufera Natural Park by going to El Palmar Island, the Ethnological museum, and riding a boat across the lagoon while gaining a better understanding of the park’s ecosystem. You will also enjoy a leisurely walk around the park where you will be able to get a glimpse of some examples of flora and fauna as well as the typical Albufera houses, or barracas.

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.

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.

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!