Valencia First

Program Description

UVA Valencia First offers new first-year and new transfer students a new program of international study through our oldest and largest study abroad program, UVA in Valencia (founded in 1983). This unique opportunity provides well-qualified and ambitious students a carefully crafted plan of first-year study and the transformative experience of living abroad.

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, with a population of around 800,000 people. Located on the Mediterranean Coast and surrounded by immense beaches, it gracefully mixes old and new, with modern public services, business establishments and leisure attractions, set against a backdrop of historically important civic and religious buildings, monuments and museums. Valencia is well located with respect to other interesting cities in Spain as well as continental Europe. With its own airport, much of Europe is accessible.

Aerial view of buildings and skyline in Valencia

For New First-Year Students

For  New Transfer Students