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Program Description
Please note: this program has been cancelled for Summer 2020.


Valencia, Spain

Quick Facts

  • May 25 - June 18, 2020
  • Study in the vibrant seaside city of Valencia!
  • Travel to Granada, Seville, and Madrid on program excursions.
  • Earn six, upper-division, social-behavior science credits
  • Study in Spain for classes taught in English
  • Watch a short video about the program here

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, click the "Apply Now" button above. This will generate an online application with the requirements listed below. Please also refer to the "Academics" tab for specific eligibility information. Note: Non-ASU students should consult these instructions before applying.


Valencia, Spain
Sevilla, Spain

Location Details

A charming city on Spain's southeastern coast, known for its combination of renaissance cathedrals, futuristic buildings, and long stretches of beaches.  Valencia is an ideal location from which to also make day-trip excursions to surrounding coastal villages.

Home to the third largest cathedral in the world and its famous tower, La Giralda; the Alcázar royal palace, the Jewish quarter in Barrio de Santa Cruz; and the Plaza de España. The city is known for its traditional Andalusian culture and the elements that define Spain in popular imagery: flamenco, tapas, and bullfighting.

Located in Spain’s Andalusia region, in the foothills of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Granada is known for its medieval architecture dating to the Moorish occupation, in particular the Alhambra fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The cosmopolitan city of Madrid offers a wide range of attractions, from quaint medieval quarters to ultra-modern centers. It is rich in museums and theatres, and exciting in its unique, after-dark entertainment life.

Visa Information

It is each student’s responsibility to independently determine if a visa is necessary for travel to any foreign countries visited on this program. Limited information may be provided by the ASU Study Abroad Office, your faculty director, and/or partner organizations/institutions. Where visas are required, failure to obtain a visa may result in your inability to participate and, ultimately, your withdrawal from the program, subject to the terms of the Study Abroad Payment and Withdrawal Policies. 

Consult this page for additional information regarding visas. If you need assistance securing a U.S. Passport, visit the ASU U.S. Passport Acceptance Office in Tempe.

PLEASE NOTE: Visa requirements for non U.S. citizens may differ from those for U.S. citizens; students who are not U.S. citizens are advised to contact their International Coordinator and begin independently researching the visa requirements for their nationality as soon as possible.


Eligibility Requirements

The program is open to students with a 2.0 GPA or higher.  There is no language requirement. This program is open to all non-ASU students and non-degree seeking students.


All students will enroll in the two courses available, for a total of 6 Upper Division credits.

PSY 498 Cross-Cultural Psychology (3)
TCL 314 Transborder Latin American Migration to the U.S (3) 

Valencia art

Valencia at the Sea


Faculty Directors

Dr. Robert Short
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology 
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
SCOB 142, Tempe campus
(480) 727-7443

Dr. Lisa Magaña
Associate Director and Professor, School of Transborder Studies 
Interdisciplinary B Building-Suite B165 B, Tempe campus
(480) 965-8473

ALI- Street


EUSA- Madrid Street

Program Housing

In Valencia, students stay with Spanish homestay families. Students will stay in shared accommodations in hotels on program excursions.  

Special Considerations

Below you will find information that may help you in planning for your study abroad experience. Early discussions and planning can help to support you in having a positive experience abroad. We invite you to meet with the International Coordinator for this program to discuss any questions or concerns you may have.

Physical Considerations

Study abroad participants may find themselves walking or taking public transit abroad more frequently than they are accustomed at their home campus.

Disability Accommodations Abroad

Individuals with disabilities can and do study abroad, but may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from the United States. 

In general, the Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program. Any student who anticipates needing any kind of special accommodation due to a disability should contact the ASU Study Abroad Office early in the planning process to investigate the availability of accommodations (including accessible facilities) on this specific program. Contact the Disability Resource Center and your Disability Access Consultant to include them in the discussion; be sure to give your Disability Access Consultant permission to speak with the Study Abroad Office on your behalf. You can find additional information and resources on our Students with Disabilities page.

LGBTQIA Students Abroad

Students of diverse sexual orientations or gender identities will find that the social climate, laws, and norms of other cultures will often differ from the U.S. If you identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, or queer student - or if you are still exploring your identity - you may face unique challenges when traveling abroad.  

We encourage students who identify as members of the LGBTQIA community to visit the U.S. Department of State website for helpful information about laws and attitudes in this program’s locations, including pre-travel tips and advice on staying safe while abroad. You can find additional information and resources on our LGBTQIA Students page.

Gender Identity Abroad

When traveling abroad, you may find different gender roles and norms than you’re used to. It’s possible that you may be treated differently or be expected to treat others differently based on your (or their) gender identity. 

You can find additional information and resources on our Gender Identity Abroad page.

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Abroad

Students of different ethnic and racial backgrounds may encounter unique challenges transitioning from life here in the United States to life as a student living abroad, including but not limited to access to personal care products and services.

You can prepare yourself for the situations you may experience by researching the ethnic composition of your host country and exploring its history of racial and ethnic relations. We encourage students to start that research on our Racial and Ethnic Minority Students page.


Cost Information

The Program Fee for Summer 2020 is $6,895.

Program Fee includes: ASU tuition for 6 upper-division credits, homestay housing in Valencia, shared hotel accommodations on excursions, museum and special site entrance fees, organized excursions to various sites around Spain, most meals and international health insurance.  Not included: Airfare to and from Spain, ASU student fees, passport & visa fees, transportation to and from the airport, cell phone rental (optional), public transportation fees--buses, subways, taxis, trains, etc. (unless they are part of an organized group travel), some meals, and personal expenses.

Faculty Directed program participants are also responsible for paying a non-refundable $50 Application Fee, in addition to the Program Fee listed above. All other costs associated with participation in the program are the responsibility of the individual student. Be sure to reference the program cost sheet for information on program fees and any additional estimated expenses.

The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sight-see or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-Program activities.


Funding Your Study Abroad Program

Studying abroad is an investment in your future, which requires careful planning and management. However, the personal, academic, and professional rewards that you will gain from this experience will last a lifetime. You should carefully consider costs, budgets and financing when selecting and preparing for your experience abroad. If you have questions at any step of the process, we encourage you to reach out to your International Coordinator for guidance.

Steps to Financing Your Study Abroad Program

  1. View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
  2. Attend a Financing Your Study Abroad Workshop.
  3. Consider your Financial Aid options.
  4. Search and Apply for Scholarships and Grants.
  5. Exhaust your options by exploring Additional Funding Resources including our Community-Based Funding Guide.
  6. View our  Financing Your Study Abroad Program Handbook for more information, including Payment Information.

Unique Funding Opportunities for This Program



Dates & Deadlines
Dates & Deadlines
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/03/2020
Rolling Admission 05/25/2020 06/18/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Do not purchase airfare until dates are confirmed by the Study Abroad Office and/or in any host institution acceptance materials.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision tasks prior to the term's application deadline.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.