About UVA in Valencia
Wheaton students may develop their Spanish language skills at the University of Virginia Study Center located in one of Spain’s most beautiful cities -- Valencia. It is a modern city, with a substantial student population, making for a lively atmosphere and experience. Enrollment in the University of Valencia may be possible for advanced students.
Valencia (pop. 800,000) is located on the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula, and is one of the largest port cities on the Mediterranean Sea. Its rich and diverse history is evidenced in the architectural monuments and buildings of the Old City Center. Its regional language and culture and traditions are distinct and come from many sources: founded by the Romans in 138BC, Valencia later became an important center of culture and trade in the world of Arab Spain. In the 13th century, under the Visigoths, Valencia was incorporated into the Kingdom of Aragon, becoming its capital. It has retained an important influence in the social and political history of Spain. Valencia enjoys a mild Mediterranean climate making it a popular tourist destination. Major monuments include the Cathedral of Valencia, the City of Arts and Sciences, and the Museum of Fine Arts. The region of Valencia also is known as the Orange Blossom Coast. Its main festival is the Fallas in early March, an event not to be missed. The traditional Spanish dish, paella, originated in Valencia.
Fall Semester: Early September to mid-December
Spring Semester: Mid-January to early May
Courses & Credits:
5 courses (15-16 U Virginia semester hours earns 4.0 credits)
Four semesters of college Spanish
Housing & Board:
Homestay families; three meals per day are included.
Wheaton Tuition, Room and Board
- Expenses covered include tuition, housing, and meals plus one round-trip airfare on a group flight from New York.
Wheaton Confirmation Fee:
All students accepted to a study abroad program will be assessed a $500 non-refundable confirmation fee at the time of final confirmation of study abroad participation. Students are not charged the technology, laundry, or student activities fees while on a study abroad program. Fees will be billed to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July for Fall semester & December for Spring semester).
Students are responsible for passport and visa fees, textbooks, personal expenses, and travel to meet the group flight. Year-long students cover all expenses during vacation periods.
For Wheaton specific questions contact:
Center for Global Education
5 Howard Street
Norton, MA 02766-2322