UVA in Valencia, U.Va.

UVA in Valencia

A Division of the International Studies Office



Extracurricular Activities

A number of extracurricular activities have been planned for during the term to help students get to know each other better and to enhance their time in Valencia.

Camino de Santiago

During the fall semester, the program organizes a trip to walk a portion of the Camino de Santiago during fall break. During the journey you will be able to experience the architecture, history, and culture forged during more than 11 centuries by all of the pilgrims who, for devotion, penance, or other motives, have completed this walk.

Follow this link to see information about the 2016 Camino: http://uvavalencia.org/es/content/camino-de-santiago-2016

Cultural Activities and Workshops

During the semester and summer students can participate in weekly workshops, short seminars and contests such as:

Theater performance-work with fellow students and our staff on a production for the entire group

  • Spanish Film Festival
  • Spanish Fan seminar-paint your own fan and learn the fan language                                                                                  
  • Spanish cooking seminar-learn how to make paella and tapas!
  • Soccer games and clinics                                                                                                                                                                        
  • Photography seminar
  • Poetry and prose writing contest
  • Illustration seminar
  • Jewelery seminar
  • Hiking excursions
  • Nautical activity
  • Visits to the Oceanographic park, Bioparc, and museums
  • Jogging outings


Language Partners

We will match interested students with local university students to further practice your Spanish and help them with their English. You will meet twice a week to practice speaking and explore the city.


There will be  day trips offered throughout the semester and summer chosen among the following: Alcoi, Calp, Cullera, Gandía, Peñíscola, Sagunto, Xàtiva.