Summer in Spain

Our department offers a faculty-led study abroad program for three weeks every summer to Valencia, Spain, a city on the Mediterranean Sea. Students take two classes (a language class and a culture/history class) and are housed alongside Spanish students in a downtown residencia, or a dorm-like establishment that caters specifically to university students, within short walking distance of subway stations, the University of Valencia, and dozens of stores and eateries. While there, students take day trips to ancient Roman ruins, a 1000-year-old castle, a winery, and the largest aquarium in Europe, as well as many other sites of cultural importance.  As part of the culture/history class, students participate in activities such as walking tours and scavenger hunts to get to know the city better. All three weekends are kept free for the students to explore other parts of Spain or simply rest at the beach, which is a short streetcar ride from the residencia. Valencia is the third largest city in Spain,  and there are plenty of sightseeing and entertainment options right there. For more information, please contact Dr. Lori Oxford in McKee 128B or email her at

For those interested in spending a semester or academic year in Spain, Latin America, or other locations should contact International Programs and Services.


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