The Academic program gives students the opportunity to earn credits in general requirements, elective, business, Spanish language, humanities and much more (see lists below) while experiencing Valencia, surrounding areas of Spain, and neighboring European countries. Due to our new affiliation with the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia and the Universidad Católica de Valencia, students may enhance their study experience by taking business, math, and science courses at these facilities while in Spain with Florida State.

The Spanish college and the local neighborhood setting are both ideal for language study/practice. An optional “intensive Spanish Club” which every student can join, allows students to practice the language and to meet the Valencian people.

Our classes are small, our professors are very student oriented with an interactive teaching styles. The courses are designed to maximize the use of the city as the classroom, and professors are committed to make sure that you learn and enjoy while doing it. Students spend a great deal of their time visiting Valencia and the study center neighborhood and joining in local activities, experiencing the Valencia way of life and immersing in the cultureFall and Spring students must take either a Spanish language, a History or a Humanities course (These last two taught in English).

Please check out the Spain Broad Curriculum Program website for more information on
important dates, forms, deadlines, fee liability, safety, courses and much more...


The Iberian Studies Valencia Center Minor enhances and provides focus to a student’s program in Spain. The minor is built around the Valencia residency, but can be pursued before and after it as well: 15 credits are required (to include at least two disciplines), of which 9 must be taken in Valencia. Students may choose from various Iberian Studies disciplines.

Consult the Florida State Bulletin and contact International Programs for formal declaration of the minor.


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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