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Zarb Exchange Program at
Universitat de Valencia

Valencia, Spain

Universitat de Valencia


  • Description of School

    Founded in 1499, the Universitat de Valencia (UV) is one of the oldest universities in Spain. It ranks fourth of all Spanish institutions on the Shanghai Ranking. For more than 500 years, the university has grown into a modern, global institution and a leader in the application of new technologies. UV is considered one of the top five scientific centers in Spain. The university's 55,000 students are spread among three campuses, with business classes taught at the Tarongers campus. The university provides many work placements/internships, with 6,500 students participating through agreements with over 2,400 businesses and institutions.

  • Location

    The University is located in Valencia, the third largest city in Spain. Situated on the Mediterranean Sea, the city is rich in culture and history and possesses a unique charm. Its historic center is one of the largest in Spain. The ancient monuments, magnificent views and cultural attractions make Valencia one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. Thousands of students visit Valencia each year to enjoy the mysteries of the old city with its beautiful cathedral and the futuristic buildings in the city's riverbed area. The city is famous for its sandy beaches and mild climate.

  • Programs Available

    Fall Semester (mid-September to late January) – Application due April 1
    Spring Semester (late-January to mid-June) – Application due October 1

  • Academic Requirements

    Students should have sophomore standing.

  • Credit System

    One semester full-time study transfers to 15 credits at Hofstra through the European Credit Transfer System.

  • Housing

    Universitat de Valencia works with students to find accommodations, either on or off campus.

  • Peer Support and Integration Activities

    An orientation program is held before the beginning of each semester. UV offers an intensive Spanish language course before the start of the fall semester for a minimal fee. A semester-long Spanish language course is offered during the spring semester, also at a minimal fee.

  • Visa and Insurance Requirements

    All students are responsible for obtaining the necessary visa. For more information, students should visit the U.S. Department of State at for links to each country's embassy. All students must be covered by a health insurance plan.

  • Program Cost

    Students pay regular tuition to Hofstra University.

  • Contacts

    For additional details, contact Associate Dean Gioia Bales at (516) 463-5703 or via email at gioia.p.bales[at]
    Karin Wascher Ausina – International Office
    Telephone: +34-963 864 731 Email: