** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Spain's third largest city, Valencia is located on the Mediterranean coast approximately 200 miles south of Barcelona. Although it has a rich history, it is often referred to as one of Spain's more modern cities.
Hosted by the Universidad Católica de Valencia, the ISA Health & Natural Sciences program offers students the ability to take health, science and humanities courses taught in English alongside other international and local students. Outside of the classroom, ISA offers a range of cultural activities and excursions in which students may participate.
Students take 12 or 15 credits for the semester. Courses are taught in English, with Spanish options available. In addition to the courses listed, Stevenson students can take the equivalent of PHIL 215 Ethics taught in English (spring semester only). Students interested in Spanish language also have the option of taking a language course for SEE Humanities credit.
Internship and service-learning opportunities are offered. English-speaking service-learning options include education/teaching, early childhood intervention, a hospital (located outside the city), and marine sciences (also outside of the city). There are a limited number of English-speaking internships in hospitals, for which early application is advised (placement is not guaranteed).
No previous knowledge of the Spanish language is required. Classes are taught by host university faculty at the Universidad Católica de Valencia.NOTE: Students who enroll only in UCV-US courses will finish the semester earlier than students who take courses with locals.
Students can choose from two types of housing options while studying at the Universidad Católica de Valencia.
Students are placed in furnished, centrally located apartments. All apartments are either within walking distance or conveniently located to public transit routes relative to the university. Meals and laundry service are not included. A $500 refundable security deposit will be charged to students living in an apartment (students pay directly to ISA prior to departure).ISA may retain some, or all, of this deposit in the case of damage to property or if utility usage exceeds the allotted monthly amount.
Homestays provide three meals per day (except on ISA excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the duration of the program. Students usually share a bedroom with another ISA student.
Both housing options are either within walking distance of the university or conveniently located near public transit routes. Travel times to the various university buildings generally range between 15-40 minutes, depending on housing and class locations.
Students pay SU tuition and fees (can apply 100% of their SU aid as a category "A" program) and the Wooded Way Double housing rate. Included is academic credit (4-5 courses), housing, meals (for homestay option), international health insurance, orientation, and select ISA excursions.
Additional costs include airfare, local transportation, meals (for apartment option), visa and passport fees, personal expenses, a $500 housing deposit (apartment option only), any additional class fees, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee (currently $50 for a semester or year).