UGA en España is currently accepting applications to its Valencia Spring 2019 semester program. This 15-week experience begins in Madrid, with a three-night stay to see Spain's bustling capital that also includes a visit to Segovia to the north with its awe-inspiring aqueduct and castle. We then go on to Valencia on the Mediterranean coast to settle in. The Valencia Spring program benefits fully from our long relationship with the Universitat de València (UV), one of Spain's largest and oldest universities, as well as the considerable beauty and culture of this seaside city. Students take four courses for 12 hours of SPAN credit toward a Spanish major or minor on the UV campus with UV professors and live alongside Spaniards and international students in the Colegio Mayor Rector Peset. A former palacete converted into a student residence, the Rector Peset is located in the heart of Valencia and is just 5-10 minutes' walking from the very best that Valencia has to offer: the beautiful historical quarter around the Plaza de la Virgen; the theatres and student nightlife buzzing along Carrer dels Cavallers street; and Valencia's amazing central park, the Río Turia, a riverbed transformed into a vast greenspace of running and biking trails, soccer fields, and gardens. Aside from the countless cultural opportunities that Valencia offers, spring semester students have another three-night excursion in Barcelona and additionally visit Sagunto, Xátiva, Peñíscola and numerous other places of interest in the Comunidad Valenciana. Not to mention Spain's best paella on Valencia's golden beaches when the weather warms up! Please consider sharing this tremendous experience with us.
¡OJO! NEW: Online application!! UGA en España, along with study abroad programs across the campus of the University of Georgia, has transitioned to an online application process; please apply at 'studyaway.uga.edu' (formerly 'goabroad.uga.edu'). Use your UGA ID to sign in to the system and then search our programs by location (e.g. Valencia), and term (e.g. spring 2019). ¡Muchas gracias! For further information, you can also call our office in Gilbert Hall (706-542-6536) to speak with us directly about participating in study abroad in Spain or Peru.
Lanier Funds Available. UGA en España is delighted to have an endowment through the generosity of the Lanier Foundation. This endowment provides funding to students with financial need, in line with the wishes of our donor that these students be able to share in the benefits of an experience abroad. If this is your case, please consider applying for this funding when you apply for one of our programs. We ask for a personal statement of interest and a letter of recommendation, to be followed optionally by a round of interviews. Contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com, or call us at 706-542-6536 for further information.
Morocco Add-on. The Morocco Add-on project remains on hiatus. We very much hope to be able to offer this singular experience in the future.