Institute of Spanish Studies
Valencia is an ideal location to spend time learning Spanish. These are some of the reasons: With almost 1 million inhabitants, Valencia is neither too big nor too small. It is the third largest city in Spain, large enough to offer a rich variety of culture and entertainment, such as theaters, expositions, conferences, concerts, sport activities, etc., and small enough for the visitor to know and enjoy.
Among the many festivities that Valencia has we will mention only the Fallas Festival - March 15th to March 19th with its fireworks and its famous bullfights and the July Fair - July 18th to July 31st, with its matchless flower battle and bullfights. Valencia’s Mediterranean weather means mild, sunny winters, and warm summers to enjoy the beach. It can’t get any better! Conveniently connected to all major cities in Spain, Valencia is located 220 miles from Madrid, 220 miles from Barcelona, 500 miles from Sevilla and 130 miles from the Island of Mallorca. This enchanting city offers a most splendid site to any person seeking the culture and personality of Spain.
Valencia offers a wide variety of cultural activities such as lectures, concerts, festivals and museums. Visits and activities will be organized throughout the summer and the school year. During the school term as in the Summer Sessions, some Saturday excursions to nearby places have been planned as described in the program. These activities will enable students to enjoy full access to the Spanish cultural treasures and to engage in social relations with a wide variety of students and scholars of Spain. These excursions will be free of any extra charge. And for those who like swimming and sunbathing, several beaches along the Mediterranean seashore offer a special attraction.