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Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Homestay Minimum GPA: 2.85
Areas of Study:
Hispanic Studies Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Class Year:
3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Spanish Minimum Language Requirement: Intermediate
Program Features: Internship, Language Intensive
Program Description:

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. 

Location:
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. 

Program Dates: 
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)
                       
Admissions Requirements: 
Four semesters of college Spanish

Housing & Board:  
Homestay families; three meals per day are included.

Fees: 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).

Other Expenses: 
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.                         
City of Valencia architecture

     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
                                                                                                                
     Center for Global Education
     5  Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322
     globaled@wheatoncollege.edu
     508-286- 4950

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.