ISA Valencia

Study in the Mediterranean gem that is Spain’s third largest city and the birthplace of paella. Students can choose their track based on language ability and interests—Hispanic Studies, Business and Liberal Arts, Health and Natural Sciences, and STEM courses are offered.  Built-in (no fee) excursions include Madrid, Toledo, Barcelona, and Granada.

ISA Valencia, Spain: Fall Spring, Summer and Year (Fall & Spring) terms. Study in this relaxing urban Mediterranean gem that has deep multicultural roots, is a rich history and is one of Spain’s more modern cities. Choose from four host universities with courses taught in English and/or Spanish. Internships are available. Program options: Hispanic Studies; Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts; Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM); and Health and Natural Sciences. Cultural excursions are included. Homestay is either Homestay, apartment, student residence or independent (independent housing – the student secures their housing).




Academic Description
You can choose programs such as, Hispanic Studies; Business, Sciences & Liberal Arts; Science Technology, Engineering & Mathematics (STEM); and Health and Natural Sciences. Not all courses may be available during all study periods, see your program's website for up-to-date course lists.
Arts and Sciences
Biological Sciences
Communication: Rhet & Comm
Computer Science
Film Studies
History of Art & Architecture
Health Related Professions
Health and Physical Activity
Information Science
International Studies
Political Science
Public Health
Public Service
Application Instructions

If you are applying for a Pitt-Recognized Program for Spring 2020 and beyond, Program Application Questions must be completed before your application can move forward, regardless of any application requirements established by your Pitt-Recognized Provider. These questions can be found under “Questionnaires”  in your application. Most require short answers of 150-200 words. Our goal is to help you to think about and express your goals for studying abroad in a way that will help you to maximize learning and growth in the following 3 phases of your experience:

  1. Pre-departure
  2. While abroad
  3. Post abroad 

While you will work on our application and your Provider’s application simultaneously, you will need to complete your Pitt application before your study abroad advisor will complete any forms or approval for your provider. Even if your Provider accepts your application, your application cannot move forward in our process until you complete our application questions.

SAO Staff

Leslie Ann Smedley

Hello Students! I am Leslie Ann Smedley, Senior Advisor and look forward to helping Arts and Sciences students to identify, apply for, and thrive in the study abroad program that fits each students’ academic/linguistic/cultural needs. I have been in the field of International Education for many years, including the last 10 in the Study Abroad Office. I am a Pittsburgher who studied abroad in Strasbourg, France while an undergrad and haven’t stopped travelling since. In addition to being passionate about discovering new places, I love to cook, garden and read. I look forward to helping you to achieve your goals!

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