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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.
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.
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.
Dr. Robert Short
Senior Lecturer, Department of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
SCOB 142, Tempe campus
Dr. Lisa Magaña
Associate Director and Professor, School of Transborder Studies
Interdisciplinary B Building-Suite B165 B, Tempe campus
In Valencia, students stay with Spanish homestay families. Students will stay in shared accommodations in hotels on program excursions.
Individuals with disabilities may find accessibility and accommodation in one of more of this program’s locations very different from what you find in the United States. Depending on the program, there may be a great deal of walking or the regular use of public transportation. The Study Abroad Office cannot guarantee access to public transportation, buildings, or public sites on this program.
Although ASU cannot guarantee the accessibility of all program sites, students with disabilities can and do study abroad. Upon request, the ASU Study Abroad Office can provide information about the availability of accommodations and accessible facilities on the specific program and can help you determine whether this program can meet your accommodation needs.
The Program Fee for Summer 2019 is $6,615
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--busses, 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
View the program Cost Sheet to find a breakdown of program expenses.
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.