ABOUT VALENCIA

Fallas

If you don’t know what Fallas is, you are sure to be amazed! Fallas is one of the main festivities in Europe, receiving millions tourists from all over the world and considered as relevant as Oktoberfest or Saint Patrick ’s Day.

Fallas is a passionate holiday that takes all year long to prepare, with events going on throughout the seasons to culminate in an amazing homage to Spring. Monuments made out of wood and white cardboard, that can reach up to 100 feet, compete during a week for the best artistic prizes, transforming Valencia into a living art gallery, brimming with events for everyone: music parades, concerts, street vendors and renaissance markets, bullfight specials, firecrackers and fireworks galore and the final, amazing culmination of Fallas with the burning of all the monuments on midnight of March 19th, the night of Saint Joseph.

It is impossible to describe Fallas accurately: the smell of gunpowder, the branches of the colored lights of fireworks blooming in the night, the non-stop sound of music, the amount of people leisurely walking the streets of Valencia. It is an experience of a lifetime, and gives student a true understanding of Valencia, its people and its love for life!

CONTACT DETAILS

Florida State University - Valencia Study Center
C/ Blanquerías, 2 - 46003 Valencia (Spain)
Phone: + 34 963 55 93 60
Fax: + 34 963 56 30 53
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Amandy Murphy

How to describe this person I am now? I just know that I'm better, Valencia changed me for good. And this chica, though no longer in España, is the happiest chica in the world.

- Spring 2012

Eric Oullette

Being in a foreign country with approximately 50 other students is a great way to ease into the college life. Being so far away forces you to grow up and become independent in a short time.

- Fall 2012

Britt Pendergras

My college experience has been enhanced by spending it in Spain. Learning a new culture and language while in a small group setting is a big bonus: it feels like I'm a part of a big family.

- Fall 2012

Kevin Sundquist

Being here I cannot Imagine how other kids start college not abroad. I think this place is an amazing place to begin our college career. It gives us a way to see a different world than the US.

- Fall 2012

Christian Humes

Being in Valencia has opened my eyes to global awareness, a new culture, and new people.

- Fall 2012

William Hart

I am very comfortable in Valencia and the study center is a great place to live because of its many resources. Overall I am very pleased with the decision to come to here for my first semester.

- Fall 2012

Ryan Stipe

It is amazing to be able to walk outside and meet people from all over Europe and the world! I am going to be different from other freshmen when I go back to the states, but in a good way.

- Fall 2012

Arrielle Golan

I have never felt so cared about and accepted for who I am as I have in Valencia. These people are the most beautiful, amazing and genuine people I’ve ever met. They helped me grow so much!

- Spring 2012

Ashton Johnson

My experience here has been amazing. There has been so much to do. I feel it has greatly impacted my life and will help me flourish at FSU.

- Fall 2012

Terry Epps

Even though I may not have left a huge mark on Valencia, it has definitely left a mark on me.

- Spring 2012

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