Study Abroad

Valencia, Spain

Valencia, Spain

Winter Quarter
15 Green River credits
Please check back at a later date for information on program availability.

Stroll the streets of Valencia and discover its rich cultural heritage. Roman, Arabic, Gothic and Baroque influences can be found throughout the city. Well known for its history and art, it is also a modern, dynamic Mediterranean city, with a population of about one million people. Valencia is the third largest city and boasts the best climate in all of Spain. Students will earn credits in Spanish language and other courses that vary each year. 

This is an Academic Study Program and students must carry a 15-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. Students will earn Green River Community College credits for the courses they take in Valencia.



Academic Program:

This is a study program. Students must carry a 15-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. Students will take either 5 credits in Spanish Language and both of the English classes or 10 credits in Spanish Language and select one of the English classes for a total of 15 credits.  See detailed course descriptions below. Courses are scheduled Monday through Friday. The weekends are free.

Course Descriptions:

SPANISH LANGUAGE - All Green River levels (5 or 10 credits)

Two additonal courses will be offered.


Students will study at AIP Language Institute situated in a central district of the city, characterized by quiet residential areas and a wide variety of small local shops.  Students will appreciate the school's clean modern exterior and its close proximity to bus routes leading to both the old town and the sea front.  Students spend their spare time shopping, visiting interesting places in town, playing sports and enjoying local cuisine with their friends.  The fact that the school is right in the center of Valencia makes it easy to enjoy the city's attractions.

Location is subject to change.


Students will live with host families in Valencia and experience Spanish culture first-hand.  This is the perfect way to learn about Spanish families, customs, and cuisine.  It is also a great way to practice and improve your Spanish skills.  Students are provided with an individual room; half board (2 meals per day) Monday through Thursday; full board Friday through Sunday. Accommodations subject to change.


AIP Language Institute has a cultural guide specializing in tourism, responsible for organizing the cultural and leisure part of the course excursions, weekend trips and cultural activities.  The culture guide is also a resource for students to help them organize their trips in and out of Spain.  Additionally, the school also organizes at least one evening out a week to get to know the exciting sights os the city as well as day and/or weekend excursions to discover the best-kept secrets of Spain.

Program Fees

Program Fee:  $TBD

Final price will be confimed at the start of Fall Quarter 2014.  Please check with Cindy Card, Study Abroad Coordinator at Green River Community College for full details.


Application Process

Application Requirements:

Students with a GPA of 2.5 or higher are eligible to apply. Transcripts are required. Minimum age is 18 (17 with parental permission).

You do not need to be a current Green River Community College student to participate in this program.
For more information please contact:

Cindy Card,
Program Coordinator
Green River Community College
Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2160
Fax: (253) 288-3419