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UVA in Valencia: Sports, Language, & Culture
Valencia, Spain (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Summer I,
Summer II
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Summer I,
Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer II 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 19-JUN-2018 21-JUL-2018
Summer I 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 15-MAY-2018 16-JUN-2018

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
1000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
History, Spanish
Program Description:

UVa In Valencia is a flagship study abroad program of the University of Virginia, continuously operating since 1983. The program offers courses in Spanish Language and Hispanic Studies, as well as other thematic tracks.

The University of Virginia offers the Sports, Language, and Culture program as an option in its long-standing, UVa In Valencia summer session. Program participants will enroll in a Spanish language course, based on their level of proficiency and “Spanish Culture & Civilization” taught in English.

Program Goals
This program is designed to give student-athletes and those interested in sport the opportunity to experience study abroad without sacrificing their training commitments. Participants will be able to engage in a strength and conditioning plan provided by a coach. Training sessions will take place at a maximum of three days per week. In addition, all students will be required to document their experience through photography, videography, blogging and journaling.


Center Court in the Agora,
City of Arts and Sciences

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, with a population of around 800,000. Located on the Mediterranean Coast and surrounded by im-mense 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.


The Hemisfiric,
City of Arts and Sciences

Program Facility and Housing
UVa in Valencia premises are located in the University District of Valencia and offer spacious well-equipped classrooms, a computer room, and a café 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 in line with their nutritional plan provided by their Sports Nutritionist.

Extracurricular Activities
Workshops, concerts, theater, movies, museums, music, sports, daytrips, week-end trips, and more. Live Spain and its language to the fullest!


Spanish Culture & Civilization
(HIEU 3712; 3 credits)
One Spanish language course (3 credits)
2015 Summer: Course choices


Past Valencia program participants
visit Mestalla Stadium

Course Information
UVA applicants  must meet with the UVA Athletics Academic Affairs office prior to completing the application.

  • Be a student in good standing
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Coach recommendation
  • Completed SPAN 1060 (B– or higher) or SPAN 2020 (SPAN 2020 is not offered in this program)

The program cost and payment schedule are listed under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page.

Accessibility Statement
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 Information
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 not need a visa to participate in this program. International students should meet with their International Student Advisor and Education Abroad Advisor in the International Studies Office as part of the application process.


Turia Fountain,
Plaza de la Virgen