General Information


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 Fall Semester and Spring Semester courses meet 3 hours a week. 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.


Transcripts will be issued upon request by the Institute of Spanish Studies:
c/ El Bachiller, 13, 46010-Valencia, Spain
Phone +34 96 369-6168; Fax +34 96 361-5189

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.