General Information All you need to know


For beginners: Lower Division courses
- No previous coursework necessary.

For intermediate/advanced students: Upper Division courses
- Two years of college Spanish or equivalent.
- 2.5 GPA
- Study Abroad Approval Form.
- Faculty Recommendation Form.
- Transcript of your college work.


Credits are expressed in semester hours. For the School Year program students will be allowed to take a maximum of 15 units (credits) per semester. 
Summer Session students will be allowed to take a maximum of 9 units (credits) per session
Teachers should check with their Board of Education to make certain that credits will be accepted. 
College students should check with the Registrar of the University to which credits are to be transferred in order to avoid problems with the acceptance of credits.


Classes are held daily during the morning and/or afternoon at the Institute of Spanish Studies’ own building located at El Bachiller, 13, Valencia, Spain. 
Classes are conducted by experienced Spanish university professors and are specially designed for American students; given in accordance with the American system of teaching. Lectures for all courses are in Spanish unless otherwise stated. 
During the summer sessions, courses meet for 1 1/2 hours daily from Monday to Friday. During the Spring semester courses meet 3 hours a week and during the Fall semester courses will meett for 1 hour daily from Monday to Thursday. Class attendance and examinations are compulsory. 
The Institute of Spanish Studies reserves the right to cancel or change any courses.


Class attendance is compulsory. All absences are recorded and form part of the student’s final record. Those whose absences in any course exceed 15% of the scheduled meeting of the class will not be admitted to the final examination and a grade of F will be recorded.


Mid-term examinations in each course are held and a grade is given indicating the progress of the student. Final examinations are compulsory for all courses.


Please request transcript from the Academic Services at Cedarville University.

Text Books

Books are sold at the school during the first days of class. Students should budget around $120.00 for texts depending on the courses taken.


All students are expected to conduct themselves in good behavior. The administration of the Institute are authorized to exercise full control in matters of discipline, including the right to expel any student whose moral or academic behavior warrants such a measure.


During the school term as well as the Summer Sessions, occasional Saturday excursions to nearby places have been planned as described in the program. These excursions are included in the program fee for students and will always be chaperoned by a professor. 
Valencia offers a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, concerts, festivals and museums. Visits and activities are organized throughout the summer and the school year for your academic growth and personal enjoyment.

Related Links

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Albufera and Cullera

Did you Know?

  • Valencia was founded as a Roman colony in 138 BC The original Latin name of Valencia was Valentia.
  • During the rule of the Muslim kingdoms in Spain, Valencia had the nickname Medina bu-Tarab ('City of Joy').
  • Valencias's historic centre is one of the largest in Spain.
  • Valencia stands on the banks of the Turia river
  • The Albufera is a freshwater lagoon and estuary located south of Valencia
  • Valencia has a subtropical Mediterranean climate with very mild winters and long warm to hot summers.
  • Valencia's average annual temperature is 72.1 °F during the day and 56.1 °F at night.
  • In the coldest month — January, the maximum temperature typically during the day ranges from 50 to 68 °F, the minimum temperature typically at night ranges from 36 to 54 °F
  • Valencia is the third largest city in Spain
  • Valencia has a population of around 1,175,000
  • Valencia is known internationally for the Falles (Las Fallas), a local festival held in March, and for paella valenciana
  • Valencia is one of the oldest cities in Spain

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