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On-Site Staff for Valencia, Spain

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.

RD Laura and Program Assistant Adhara

Valencia's Resident Director Laura Rostowfske Reilly, originally from Madison, Wisconsin, graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Spanish and Global Health from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She completed a postgraduate degree in Spain, where she earned a Master of Philosophy degree in International Studies in Peace, Conflict and Development with the Universitat Jaume I. She has managed study abroad programs for more than five years with CAPA in Barcelona and in Glasgow, Scotland at Glasgow School of Art, where she also completed a second Master of Science degree in Public Policy at the University of Strathclyde.

Program assistants Lluís and Adhara

The RD, with Program Assistants Lluís and Adhara Adhara, 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.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Research Assistantship: March 15
    • Session I or I&II deadline: April 1
    • Session II deadline: May 1
  • Fall/Yearlong: Open
    • Deadline: May 1
  • Spring: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1


Summer and Semester Programs:

Preferred 2.5 GPA

Summer Research Assistantship Program:

  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Junior standing at time of internship
  • Two semesters of college-level Spanish
    • Some research labs may have a higher language proficiency requirement
  • STEM Major or Minor
  • No COVID-19 vaccine exemptions

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 60 students

Semester: 65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE – Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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