COMBO Internship + Semester in Valencia

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Description

APPLICATION DEADLINE

Spring: 5th October 2018

Fall: 17th May 2019

GPA REQUIREMENT:

2.9

LANGUAGE OF INSTRUCTION:

Spanish/English

AVG COURSE LOAD:

4/5 Classes

$11,750 (12 Credits)
$12,999 (15 Credits)

OVERVIEW

What’s included

⦁ Pre-Departure Orientation
⦁ Visa & Immigration Advising and support
⦁ Financial Advising
⦁ Tuition and Registration
• Internship Placement
⦁ Housing ⦁ Airport Pick-up*
⦁ On-site Orientation
⦁ Welcome Tour
⦁ On-site Staff Support
⦁ 24/7 Emergency Assistance
⦁ Travel Medical Insurance
⦁ Welcome & Farewell Events

Live Life Abroad – EZC’s Authentic Social & Cultural Activities Program
⦁ Volunteer Opportunities
⦁ Excursions and field trips
⦁ Student Clubs & Organizations
⦁ Host Institution Services & Amenities
⦁ Official Transcript(s)
⦁ Health and Safety support
Advantage – Access to EZC’s Exclusive Program for returning students including free webinars, online resources and more focused on how to use your experience abroad to further your career development in the future

*Airport pick-up in Valencia; pick up at other airports available at an additional charge

Why Valencia?

Valencia is the third largest city in Spain and is located on the Mediterranean Sea and the banks of the Turia River. Founded over two thousand years ago, this city is a mix of the old and the new, high paced and laid back, making it the perfect place to carry out an educational experience abroad!

Living in Valencia is much easier than Barcelona or Madrid as it’s a geographically small city. Most places are within walking distance and there is a great transport network with underground rail and buses everywhere. Valencia is also connected to other top Spanish destinations, such as Barcelona, Madrid, and Seville, via a high-speed railway!

Valencia is one of the fastest growing cities in Europe, a relaxed coastal town vibe with all the amenities of a large city. Its vibrant locals embrace life and are often out until late in the evening and early morning. With a Mediterranean climate, Valencia has mild winters and long and hot summers! It’s infamous for being a cultural city with strong influences in science, education, business and the arts.

Don’t miss the opportunity to experience one of Spain’s most authentic cities!

ACADEMIC

Eligibility

The Catholic University of Valencia, San Vicente Mártir

The Universidad Católica de Valencia (UCV) was founded in 2003 and is recognized by the Ministry of Education and Science of Spain. The Catholic University of Valencia (UCV) has quickly become an incomparable center of creativity, radiating knowledge for the good of society, and providing its 11,000 undergraduates, 4,500 graduates, and 400 international students with a university experience of the absolute highest quality. By uniting faith and reason, UCV seeks to facilitate a strong college community through an atmosphere of academic friendship, while also providing a highly personalized experience for each student.

Exciting academic and professional opportunities abound at the UCV. Students may pursue a degree in any one of the University’s ten schools / faculties and nearly 30 majors.

Popular areas of study for EZC students at the UCV include:

• Biology
• Sports Sciences
• Spanish studies
• Nursing
• Biotechnology
• Physiotherapy
• Anthropology and Social Work

• Psychology
• Marine Science
• Business and Economics.
• Medicine and Dentistry
• Law
• Canon Law

Uniquely housed within a respected Spanish university, the UCV-US Program is designed to allow American students of varying academic backgrounds to pursue long-term, meaningful study abroad alongside Spanish and international students in one of Spain’s greatest cities. With the goal of linguistic and cultural immersion at its core, the UCV-US Program helps students acquire the intercultural skills necessary for success in today’s increasingly interconnected, global world.

Learning extends far beyond the classroom at UCV too. Students have access to a rich variety of community service opportunities, professional internships, clubs, associations, and intercollegiate and intramural sports

COURSES

Click here to have further details and the full list of courses available at UCV.

INTERNSHIP AND SERVICE LEARNING

If you’re looking to combine two amazing life changing experiences (internship + study abroad), here’s how you can make it happen! Gain any of the 3 CFU credits while doing an internship!

Whether focused on language and culture, social work, education, science, health or even business, EZC Students at UCV have the opportunity to learn through meaningful, real world work and service experiences, getting the most out of your life changing experience abroad. The EZC-UCV Program, is dedicated to finding the best possible internship/service learning placements for interested students. Each setting provides a unique overview of the clinical and organizational aspects of the chosen field and affords students the opportunity to perform a variety of work-related tasks. Interning and studying abroad at the same time results in international work experience, increased confidence and serious professional credibility in future job interviews and grad school applications. Placement decisions carefully take into account each student’s career/academic interests, their command of Spanish, and the varying demand/need for interns in the chosen field. Although some placements do require an advanced level of Spanish, English-language options are also available.

Click here for a general overview of each internship or service learning area:

HOUSING

Your social and residential experience abroad is just as important as your internship. We understand that to make the most of your short time in residence it is important that you take every opportunity to meet and live with others, we will encourage you to integrate with other international and Irish students and interns.

As an EZC Student you have the option to live in self-catering house-share accommodation operated by our sister company EazyCity. We have several properties in Valencia city center and you will share with other international students, interns or professionals.

Amenities:
  • Shared bedroom – sharing with one other person of same gender *Private bedroom option also available
  • Kitchen/living areas are shared with a maximum of 4 others
  • Most of the apartments are equipped with shared bathrooms, but en-suite facilities for those who wish to have their own private toilet/shower are available at a supplement
  • Fully furnished kitchen, a comfortable lounge area, heating, television, laundry facilities and internet access
  • EazyCity offers a 24-hour emergency phone number and a full maintenance service

We also offer the opportunity to live with a host family in Valencia. This offers a great way to meet and integrate with a local family with the option of having evening meals included. If you would like more information on staying with a host family during your internship please don’t hesitate to contact us!

Life in Valencia

Living in Valencia offers a host of benefits; it’s sunny, it’s fun, it’s on the coast, and best of all, you get a lot more for your money comparing to life in a capital city. Madrid and Barcelona are big places, and as anyone who has lived in a big city knows, travelling even to meet friends means catching the metro or the bus for a long trip across the city. Living in Valencia is much easier as it’s a geographically small city. Most places are within walking distance and there is a great transport network with underground rail and buses everywhere. Valencia has everything you need without the stress of big city life!

in the center of Valencia everyone speaks Castilian, so it’s great place to study Spanish. The accent is neutral and there are many language academies for expats that want to spend some time in Spain and learn Spanish. One of the best things about living in Valencia is that the language is clearly spoken and it’s easy to learn there.

Valencia has great museums such as the City of Arts and Science, one of the best universities in the country, financial districts, business centers and super-fast internet throughout the city. The Las Fallas festival is an undiscovered week of mayhem! The whole week is a festival of fireworks (some of the best in the world), the infamous Mascleta and The Fallas statues, enormous (10-15 meters high) works of art which are burnt to the ground in the Cremà on the final day of the festival. If you love culture and want to see Spain at its best, check out this festival!

EZC SUPPORT

Our experienced team will provide you with the best pre-departure advice and assistance as well as support on-site which is second to none. We understand that this may be the first time for you to travel outside of your home country; you can be assured that our EZC on site staff will be on hand to make the transition from home a smooth experience to allow you to get the most from this life-changing opportunity. At EZC we also focus on making the most of your Study Abroad experience once you have returned with a series of free webinars and online resources to help you understand how promoting this experience can help in your future career path.

Julia Lynes
Director, EZC Study Abroad
Nicoletta Marchionne
International Programs Co-Ordinator, EazyCity

EZC team members are available to you at all times through a 24/7 emergency phone number. They will run the unique Live Life Abroad program, lead excursions, assist with housing and provide full support during your stay.

FEES AND DATES

DatesBeginning of January 2019 – Mid May 2019
Application Due DateOctober 5th, 2018
Final Forms & Payments DueOctober 21st, 2018
Admissions StatusCurrently Accepting Applications
Price$11,750 (12 Credits) / $12,999 (15 Credits)*
*prices and dates are subject to change.
DatesBeginning of September, 2019 – Mid December, 2019
Application Due DateApril 28th, 2019
Final Forms & Payments DueMay 17th, 2019
Admissions StatusCurrently Accepting Applications
Price$11,750 (12 Credits) / $12,999 (15 Credits)*

*prices and dates are subject to change.

Extra Costs & Living Expenses

At EZC Study Abroad we want you to be fully prepared so here below we have outlined any extra costs and estimated living expenses per semester.

Housing Security Deposit (refundable upon departure) – €200 approx.

Food – €50 per week

Personal Travel within Spain/other personal – €350