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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission 06/03/2018 07/16/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Nally, Ginger
Program Director:
Dominguez, Julia, Wilhelm, Julie
Housing Options: Homestay
Classification at Departure:
Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
Cumulative GPA: 2.5 Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Host Country Language: Spanish Online Course Catalog Available: No
Iowa State
ISU Course:
I E 305, INTED, MGMT 370, MKT 340
Program Description:

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ISU in the Mediterranean
Summer in Valencia, Spain

Program Overview


The ISU on the Mediterranean summer program will take place in the sunny coastal city of Valencia, Spain. Valencia is a part of Spain's world-renowned Costa Blanca (White Coast)--a coastal community with wide stretches of white sandy beaches surrounded by mountainous terrain and green orchards that provides an exceptional location for a summer program. Valencia offers thriving industries that include tourism, citrus fruits, garden produce, manufacturing, shipping and fishing. The city boasts a natural harbor, a stunning sailing pastime, major festivals, and a special urban life mixed with the laid-back living of the Mediterranean.  Valencia also is known for a wide variety of entertainment possibilities, including a lively night life, spectacular beaches and numerous water sports which you may experience first hand during your stay. Valencia's major train stations and airport allow students easy access to destinations throughout Spain and Europe.

The Program at a GlanceValencia

Quick Facts

Country: Spain

City: Valencia

Host Institution: Universidad de Valencia

Program Length: 6 weeks

Credits: 6-9 (additional cost for 9 credits)

Elligible to apply: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors


Spanish (100-500 levels, see below), BIOL 394: International Programs in Biology with Field Work and/or Lab Work, ECON 101: Principles of Microeconomics, *MGMT 370: Management of Organizations, *MKT 340: Principles of Marketing, Spanish Cinema, and IE 305: Engineering Economic Analysis (online for ISU credit with local TA in Valencia; can be used as FIN 301 in some cases).  All courses are for students participating in this program.  (*Please note that MKT 340 and MGMT 370 will be open to 2 categories of students: 1. Students who have been accepted into the professional program; 2. Students who are currently still pre-business but who will complete all the required classes to enter the business program by the end of Spring 2017 semester).  

Beginning Intensive Spanish
Intermediate Intensive Spanish

Grammar & Composition
Spanish Conversation
Spanish for Business & Professions

Spanish Civilization & Culture
Spain Today
Spanish Phonology

SPAN 395: Study Abroad (credit arranged by Program Directors)

SPAN 490: Independent Study (requires approval of Program Director)

SPAN 499: Internship in Spanish (requires approval of WLC & Program Director)

See  for more information.

Click here to view more detailed information regarding the cost of this program.


Language of Instruction: Spanish & EnglishValencia

Program Fee Includes: home stay with a Spanish family (with another ISU student; single room by request only), University of Valencia instruction, class space, and management; 3-day guided tour of Madrid; 2-day guided tour of Toledo, El Escorial, Segovia; roundtrip bus transportation from Madrid to Valencia and on all required excursions; museum and historical site visits; pre-departure sessions and materials.

Additional Expenses: airfare, local transportation around Valencia, some books, and spending money. Health insurance if necessary and optional activities provided by the University of Valencia.   Activities organized by the university also available including cooking, dance and water sports such as sailing, snorkeling, windsurfing, etc.  Please see ValenciaBudget Sheets for full information. (See above.)

Scholarships and Financial Aid: most scholarships and financial aid apply. Talk with your scholarship administrator or representatives from the Financial Aid Office (Email: There will be at least 15 scholarships available for this summer's program participants ($500 each). Click here to apply.

For more information, contact:

Chad Gasta, Program Director;
Ginger Nally, Study Abroad adviser;