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On-Site Staff for Valencia, Spain

Sara, Adhara and Sylvia

The Valencia program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Dr. Sara Elso, a Spain native, is the Resident Director for the Valencia program and has worked with USAC since 1997. She did her graduate work at the Universidad del País Vasco/Euskal Herriko Unibertsitatea and is fluent in French, Spanish, Basque, and English. The RD, with Program Assistants Sylvia Marsal and Adhara Prado, will meet the group flight at the airport and provide the mandatory on-site orientation, as well as additional resources and support while you are on the program.

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2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 60 students

Semester: 65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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