Valencia, Spain

On-Site Staff for Valencia, Spain

Valencia Resident Director Sara Elso

Valencia Resident Director Sara Elso

The Valencia program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Sara Elso, a Spain native, is the Resident Director for the Valencia program and has worked with USAC since 1997. She did her graduate work at the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and is fluent in French, Spanish, Basque, and English. The USAC staff will meet the group flight at the airport and provide the mandatory on-site orientation, as well as additional resources and support while you are on the program.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (4 weeks)

Summer II (4 weeks)

Summer I & II (8 weeks)



Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

40 students


English | Spanish


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