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Valencia Calendars – 2024 Spring

USAC recommends that you have a passport in hand by the application dates below. Passport processing times and details can be found on the U.S. Department of State website. Currently, it can take anywhere from 3-8 weeks to process a passport depending on your circumstances. If you have questions about obtaining a passport, or these deadlines contact your Enrollment Specialist. Find out more about the visa process here or contact your Program Advisor.

Program Deadlines

September 15, 2023 Early Admission | Spain Group Visa Deadline
- If you will apply for your student visa through the Spanish Consulate in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Chicago, or New York and wish to take part in USAC’s group visa submission process, you must complete your study abroad application by the Early Admission deadline.
- You must have a valid passport in-hand by the Early Admission deadline to be part of the group visa submission. Check your passport expiration date: the passport must be valid a minimum six months beyond the program end date. If you do not have a valid passport in hand by the Early Admission deadline, you may not take part in the group visa submission and will follow the Standard Application deadline below.
October 1 Standard Application Deadline
- This is the USAC application deadline if you plan to work directly with the Spanish Consulate to apply for a student visa on your own
- We advise that you have a valid passport in hand by this date. Your passport must be valid for a minimum six months beyond the program end date.
November 15 Balance Due Deadline | Financial Aid Disbursement Form Due
November 15 Confirmation Deposit Refund Deadline
December 1 Tuition Refund Deadline | Refer to Enhanced Refund Policy

Program Dates

Note: Due to continually evolving COVID-19 regulations field trip dates and locations are subject to change.
January 10, 2024 Departure from the U.S. on optional group flight
January 11 Arrival in Valencia Before 7pm | Program starts
January 11 Move into program housing
January 12 Mandatory orientation
January 13 Field trip — Albufera
January 15 First day of instruction
January 20 Field trip — Aquarium in Ciutat de les Arts y les Ciències
January 22 National holiday
February 17 Field trip — Xativa
March 1 - 3 Tour — Murcia and Alicante
March 16 - 20 Holiday — Fallas Festival
April 6 - 17 Spring break
April 13 Field trip — Hiking Chulilla
April 25 National holiday
May 1 National holiday
May 8 Last day of instruction
May 9 - 10 Final examinations
May 11 Program ends
May 11 Move out of program housing
May 11 Optional group flight return | Individual return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines. Payment of the Confirmation Deposit cannot be deferred. USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Summer: Open
    • Research Assistantship: Contact USAC
    • 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

Passport & Visa

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