Application Deadline: Application period has closed. Please contact your campus coordinator for more information about where we will be going winter quarter 2014.
Program Dates: 2014 Program & Travel Dates Being Finalized – Check back soon.
Getting to know Valencia, Spain begins with a stroll along its streets to discover its rich heritage. Roman, Arabic, Gothic, and Baroque influences can be found throughout the city. Well-known for its history and art, it is also a modern, dynamic Mediterranean city with a population of about one million people making it the third largest city in Spain. Boasting the best climate in all of Spain, the view from the beaches is breath-taking. Students will study at AIP Language Institute situated in a central district of the city, characterized by quiet residential areas and a wide variety of small local shops. Students will appreciate the school’s clean modern exterior and its close proximity to bus routes leading to both the old town and the sea front. Students spend their spare time shopping, visiting interesting places in town, playing sports and enjoying local cuisine with their friends. The fact that the school is right in the center of Valencia makes it easy to enjoy the city’s attractions. AIP Language Institute has a cultural guide, specializing in tourism, responsible for organizing the cultural and leisure part of the course excursions, weekend trips and cultural activities. The culture guide also is a resource for students to help them organize their trips in and out of Spain. Additionally, the school also organizes at least one evening out a week to get to know the exciting sights of the city as well as day and/or weekend excursions to discover the best-kept secrets of Spain.
Spanish – All Levels (5 credits or 10 credits)
Spanish language classes will be held at and taught by AIP instructors. The Spanish language courses are central to your experience in Valencia and will help you to get the most out of your time abroad. You will have 5 lessons per day (55 min. each) of Spanish as a foreign language, from Monday to Thursday or Friday, at AIP Language Institute. There will be a maximum of 8 students per class. The students in your classes will be from all over the world!
DATES & DEADLINES
January 3 (Leave United States) – March 21, 2013
$5600 (excludes airfaire and tuition). Amount is based on enrollment. Payment is due in full November 30, 2012. Please check with the study abroad coordinator at your campus for full details.
- - Transfer from / to Madrid airport included. Transfer to airport at end of program is included if minimum numbers met and overnight not needed (based on flight time).
- - Experience 2 days in the heart of Madrid, including, accommodation and halfboard, cultural visits to major museums, monuments and other highlights
- - Host family with individual room, with half board (2 meals per day) Monday through Thursday, and Full board Friday through Sunday
- - Daily Spanish as a foreign language lessons, Monday to Thursday, at AIP Language Institute. Maximum of 8 students per class
- - Full day excursion to Valencia region, panoramic bus welcome tour, and full calendar of weekly activities
- - Enjoy the unforgettable Festival of Valencia, Las Fallas, accommodations and full board included
- - AIP Orientation Handbooks will facilitate your immersion process into the Spanish culture; includes a “Before Coming” and a “Living in Valencia” handbook
- - Medical insurance
Students will live with local families in their homes. The families are all located at a manageable distance from Valencia city centre and our school, never more than 25 – 30 min away on public transit. All host families work exclusively with AIP Language Institute and have been screened. In-house laundry service provided at least once a week.
- - Airfare
- - College Tuition and Fees
- - Some Meals
- - Passport Fees
- - Optional weekend trips and excursions guided by an AIP leader
- - Possible need for additional night in hotel in Madrid before departure to the U.S. (based on flight time)
When: December 1, 2012
Where: Pierce College-Fort Steilacoom, Olympic 203
What to bring: Students need to bring (a) a signed copy of the Student Guidelines, (b) a copy of your passport, (c) flight itineraries for students not on the group flight, (d) a notepad to take notes, and (e) questions. Student participants should also invite parents, guardians, or whomever they feel should attend with them.
Coffee will be provided in the morning and lunch will be served. The faculty will be available to discuss their courses and expectations.