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Study Abroad:

Tapas, Sangria, and the Cultural Treasures of Spain

Where can you enjoy tapas, sangria, and the cultural treasures of Spain while biking along sun-soaked beaches, relaxing in modern accommodations, and studying international business, tourism, marketing, and Spanish? Valencia! Located on the East Coast of Spain, just south of Barcelona, Valencia combines old city charm, a coastal vibe, and dazzling architecture to offer an amazing cultural experience.

Students attend classes at the beautiful Universidad Politecnia de Valencia, taught by WSU and UPV faculty. Group excursions to Granada, historic wineries, cultural events, a nature preserve, and local businesses offer broad cultural exposure, while embedding classroom learning within the culture.
Located near the university, public transit, and the beach, accommodations are modern, clean, and safe, with kitchenettes, a gym, and a rooftop patio.

With outdoor activities, day/night city entertainment, and easy access for weekend getaways, Valencia is the ideal location for Cougs to expand their horizons. Join us on this year’s Spain Study Abroad program while exploring one of Europe’s safest and most beautiful coastal cities. ¡Nos vamos a Valencia!


Program Overview:

Place of Study: Valencia, Spain

Dates: May 8 – June 15, 2024

Course credit: WSU and Universitat Politècnica de València courses, 6 credits

Courses offered:

MKTG 360        IBUS 380        IBUS 435

HBM 350       HBM 381

Expenses (excluding air, WSU tuition & fees): $5,479 (+WSU full-time tuition)

Scholarships available?: Yes

Financial aid applies?: Yes

Director: Jenni Sandstrom

Co-Director: Chris Cooney

Locations courses, and prices are subject to change

Program Highlights

  • Granada
  • Paella Farm
  • Wine tours
  • Albufera Lake


Language and culture

Information Sessions

To apply

  • Application deadline for the program and scholarships: February 1, 2024
  • Carson College of Business Study Abroad Scholarship deadline: January 15, 2024
  • Apply online or visit International Programs Global Learning in Bryan 10

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Student Testimonials

“Going to Spain was one of the most memorable, exciting, and sunny moments of my life. Although my trip to Spain was only 6 weeks, the memories I gained will continue to flow through my conversations and actions forever.”

—Raymond Tsway, finance major