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