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Tours for Valencia, Spain

Optional tours are subject to change. Please contact us for more information.

USAC encourages every student to participate in the tours/field studies; however, they are optional and have an additional fee. Destinations may change at the discretion of the Resident Director.

The following are possible destinations, view term calendars for specifics. Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations some tours and field studies may or may not be available during the term you choose to study abroad.


Cataluña is the region occupying the northeastern part of the Iberian Peninsula. It has a strong national identity, with a unique culture and language of its own, and with six million inhabitants, it is the second most populated region in Spain. Flanked by the Pyrenees Mountains and bathed by the Mediterranean Sea, it is home to some of the most popular destinations in Spain—most notably its capital city, Barcelona. During the four-day tour you will stay at the center of the oldest part of the city. This will be your launch pad to see UNESCO World Heritage sites like the massive Sagrada Familia, feast at a picnic in nearby Girona, ramble through the cobblestone streets of Barrio Gotico, and feel the mist from a city boat tour.


Explore the capital of Spain and surrounding cities and towns on this tour and field study. You will stay at a centrally located hotel and spend four days discovering the artistic and historic charms of Madrid. You’ll take bus trips to the medieval city of Toledo, Valley of the Fallen, and the town of Segovia—famous for its Roman aqueduct and its castle—and visit many sites within the city of Madrid.

Murcia and Alicante

Join us for a 3-day tour of the provinces of Murcia and Alicante which includes a tour of the city of Elche with a local guide, exploring the city of Murcia, visiting the historic city of Cartagena, and ending the tour in Alicante. This tour will allow you to see a part of southern Spain that has a mix of different cultures and histories, learning about over 2000 years of history in this one region.


Join us for a 3-day tour of Aragon, specifically to see the capital city of Zaragoza and the Aragonese towns of Teruel and Calatayud. This tour will allow you to learn about the least populated part of Spain, to see magnificent views of the Palacio de Piedra, and to learn about the Aragonese culture.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2023: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1
  • Summer 2023: Deadlines have passed
  • Fall/Yearlong 2023-24: Deadline has passed


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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