Valencia, Spain

I love how the city is so big but it has such a small feel to it. I enjoyed walking around the city and seeing all that the city has to offer and all the history that Valencia holds. All the historical buildings in Valencia are amazing but I also enjoyed how there was different parts in Valencia that felt very modern.

Jaqueline Ocaña
Colorado State University, Ft Collins

Participant in Valencia, Spain


Program Calendars

Valencia, Spain | 2017-18 Yearlong

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Fall Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Fall Balance Due Deadline
August 1 Spring Confirmation Deposit Due/Refund Deadline
August 7 Fall Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
December 1 Spring Balance Due Deadline
December 13 Spring Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 29, 2017 Departure from US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 30 Arrival in Barcelona before 8 pm (if on the tour/field study)
August 30 - September 3 Optional Barcelona Tour/Field Study
September 3 Arrival in Valencia (all students)
Move into housing (all students)
September 4 Mandatory orientation
September 5 Fall courses begin
Walking tour of Valencia
September 9 Group activity—Parque Natural de la Albufera
September 23 Field Trip—Peñíscola
October 9 Regional holiday—no classes
October 12 National holiday—no classes
October 21 Field trip—Sagunto/Sierra Calderona
November 1 National holiday—no classes
December 6 National holiday—no classes
December 8 National holiday—no classes
December 12 Fall courses end
December 13 - 14 Fall final examinations
January 3 - 7, 2018 Optional Madrid Tour/Field Study
January 8 Walking tour of Valencia
January 9 Spring courses begin
January 13 Group activity—Parque Natural de la Albufera
January 22 Regional holiday—no classes
TBD Field Trip—Xativa & wine cellar visit
Field trip—Discovering the vegetable gardens of Valencia
March 16 - 19 Fallas festival
March 29 - April 8 Spring break
May 8 Spring courses end
May 9 - 10 Spring final examinations
May 11 Program end date
May 13 Last day to move out of housing (noon checkout)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (4 weeks): Late application may be possible - Contact USAC

Summer I & II (8 weeks): Late application may be possible - Contact USAC

Summer II (4 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Filling quickly

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

40 students


English | Spanish


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