The University is located in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the city is rich in culture and history and possesses a unique charm. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain. The ancient monuments, magnificent views and cultural attractions make Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Thousands of students visit Valencia each year to enjoy the mysteries of the old city with its beautiful cathedral and the futuristic buildings in the city's riverbed area. The city is famous for its sandy beaches and mild climate.
Zarb Exchange Program at
Universitat de Valencia
Valencia, Spain http://www.uv.es/en
- Description of School
Founded in 1499, the Universitat de Valencia (UV) is one of the oldest universities in Spain. It ranks fourth of all Spanish institutions on the Shanghai Ranking. For more than 500 years, the university has grown into a modern, global institution and a leader in the application of new technologies. UV is considered one of the top five scientific centers in Spain. The university's 55,000 students are spread among three campuses, with business classes taught at the Tarongers campus. The university provides many work placements/internships, with 6,500 students participating through agreements with over 2,400 businesses and institutions.
- Programs Available
Fall Semester (mid-September to late January) – Application due April 1
Spring Semester (late-January to mid-June) – Application due October 1
- Academic Requirements
Students should have sophomore standing.
- Credit System
One semester full-time study transfers to 15 credits at Hofstra through the European Credit Transfer System.
Universitat de Valencia works with students to find accommodations, either on or off campus.
- Peer Support and Integration Activities
An orientation program is held before the beginning of each semester. UV offers an intensive Spanish language course before the start of the fall semester for a minimal fee. A semester-long Spanish language course is offered during the spring semester, also at a minimal fee.
- Visa and Insurance Requirements
All students are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa. For more information, students should visit the U.S. Department of State at www.state.gov for links to each country's embassy. All students must be covered by a health insurance plan.
- Program Cost
Students pay regular tuition to Hofstra University.