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Universitat Politècnica de València
Specializing in courses specifically in the sciences, the Universitat Politècnica de València is among the universities preferred by Erasmus students. It is officially recognized as an institute of tertiary education by the Spanish Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. Founded in 1971, the UPV is an American-style campus, with amenities such as coffee shops, sports facilities, and libraries.
The Agricultural, Civil, Industrial and Telecommunication Engineering programs at the UPV have been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The UPV is ranked 10th in Spain in the 2014 Webometrics Ranking Web of Universities. It has also been ranked among the 100 best universities of the world that are less than 50 years old (THE). You will have the opportunity to take a variety of courses like Math, Sciences, Engineering, and language with other international students.
Fall 3 2022
Sep 01, 2022 - Dec 17, 2022
Jun 01, 2022
Forms and Payment Deadline
Jun 15, 2022
12 - 19 Credits
2.50 Minimum GPA*
- This session is closed and is no longer accepting applications.
Study Abroad Program Description
Designed to offer lower-level STEM coursework taught in English (introductory-level Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Calculus, and more) , this program allows you the opportunity to take lower-level classes at a university that has been accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET.
Taught by host university faculty, the courses at the Universitat Politècnica de València are taken with other international 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.
Enjoy Flexibility with ISA Flex
We’ve partnered with Arizona State University (ASU) to help you overcome common study abroad challenges by adding an ASU Online course to your ISA program. With more than 2,100 courses to choose from, ISA Flex minimizes academic challenges, like major requirements and limited course options, so you can make the most of your experience abroad. Once you’ve applied, access the Flex form in your ISA Student Portal for more information on how to add this to your program and enroll in the course you need.
Students must have a minimum grade point average of 2.50.
MINIMUM ADMISSIONS PREREQUISITES
There is no language prerequisite for this program.
Comprehensive Advising and Support
Comprehensive Health, Safety, and Security Support
Spanish Visa Support
Tuition at the Host University
Meals and Laundry Service
Bridging Cultures Orientation
Full-Time Resident Staff
On-Site ISA Offices
ISA Discovery Model
Official Transcript from the Host University
Professional Development Toolbox
12 - 19
15 - 24
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
12 - 19
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
18 - 28
The course list below indicates the proposed courses for the upcoming semester. The host university has not yet confirmed the current course list at this time. This site will be updated once ISA receives the updated list of courses, along with a note notifying students of the change.
The following courses are guaranteed to run in the Fall:
- Material and Energy Balances
- Calculus III
- Organic Chemistry 200
- Physics for Scientists and Engineers II
- Physics for Scientists and Engineers II Lab
Language Level Recommendation
- It is recommended that if you have not yet completed one semester/quarter of college-level Spanish or the equivalent elect to take a language course through the program.
- Courses and course hours of instructions are subject to change.
- Requests for sample syllabi can be made to the ISA Valencia Program Manager.
- Credits earned vary according to the policies of your home institution. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, you must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
- Per the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia, 1.25 ECTS credits is equivalent to 1 U.S. semester credits/ 2 quarter units, or 15 contact hours. Credit transfer is ultimately determined by your home university.
ISA Course Level Recommendation
- ISA offers course level recommendations for the courses listed below. Please note that the course level recommendations are based on la Universitat Politècnica de València grado classifications of a 1, 2, 3 or 4, which correspond with the four year bachelor's degree cycle. Courses classified as grado 1 and 2 are recommended as lower division. Courses classified as grado 3 and 4 are recommended as upper division. These ISA recommendations are intended to facilitate the determination of course equivalencies by advisors and credential evaluators at participants' U.S. home institutions.
- The transcript from the Universitat Politecnica de Valencia will reflect contact hours and ECTS credits for each course listed below. Please be in touch with your home university regarding credit transfer for this program.
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- Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Support & Funding
Funding Your ISA Program
Wondering how you’ll fund your program? ISA’s got you covered! If you receive financial aid for your home university, you will likely be able to use those funds for study abroad too. The first step is usually speaking with your home university. Check out the steps for using financial aid here.
Need to know how much to budget for a term abroad? Take a look at the additional expenses you might expect, depending on your 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. We offer over $1,000,000 in scholarships and grants each year. To see what opportunities are available, visit the scholarships and grants page.View all Funding Options
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.
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.
The student residence is a great choice if you would like to be independent while living with other international and local students. With availability limited on a first-come, first-served basis, you will room with another ISA student of the same gender. Single rooms may also be available for an additional fee. You will have access to laundry facilities. If attending the FSU Student Center or the Universidad Catolica de Valencia, the student residence option may not be the housing best option as the commute will be around an hour depending on the transportation used.
In this ISA housing option, you will pay a $500 security deposit. ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the event of damage to property, or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
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.
THERE’S MORE TO DISCOVER WITH ISA
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 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!