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UVA in Valencia: Business
Valencia, Spain (Education Abroad Programs Program)
Program Terms: Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Summer I,
Summer I and II,
Summer II,
Homepage: Click to visit
Budget Sheets Fall Semester,
Spring Semester,
Summer I,
Summer I and II,
Summer II
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Semester 2018 01-NOV-2017
Rolling Admission 10-JAN-2018 27-APR-2018
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
Summer I and II 2018 01-MAR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 15-MAY-2018 21-JUL-2018
Year 2018-2019 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 05-SEP-2018 27-APR-2019
Summer 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 01-APR-2018 ** Rolling Admission 05-SEP-2018 20-DEC-2018
Spring Semester 2019 01-NOV-2018 ** Rolling Admission 09-JAN-2019 27-APR-2019

** 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.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Class Status:
2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language Requirement:
3000 level
Open to Non-UVa Students:
Housing: Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Spanish
Credit Type:
Direct Credit
Tuition Payments Made To:
Education Abroad Advisor:
Liz Wellbeloved
Application Fee:
Study Abroad Administrative Fee:
Subject Area:
Commerce, Economics, History, Latin American Studies, Media Studies, Spanish
Program Description:

As commerce becomes ever more global, businesses are interested in hiring those with international and intercultural experience. Through this program students will work toward fluency in Spanish, understanding Spanish and European business norms, and building a better understanding of business practices in other cultures. This track is offered during the fall, spring, and summer. All courses are taught in Spanish.

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


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 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 and their laundry will be done once a week.

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


The Hemisfiric,
City of Arts and Sciences


UVA Business in Valencia
(12 or 15 credits)


Course Information
Spanish prerequisite:
Completed SPAN 3010-Grammar Review & Composition I. Students will enroll in 12 or 15 credits for the semester, and 6 credits per summer session.

SPAN 3040-Business Spanish
SPAN 4040-Translation from Spanish to English
SPAN 4050-Global Integration of Latin America
SPAN 4700-Spanish Culture & Civilization
SPAN 4705-Spanish Mass Media
SPAN 4710-Latin American Culture & Civilization
SPAN 4713-Economy of the European Union

Students can take an additional Spanish course from the list found here

Students enrolled in 4050 will be required to attend all business symposia and site visits offered throughout the session.

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

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