A Visa is required for US Citizens going to Valencia, Spain for the following programs: Fall, Spring, First Semester Abroad,
First Year Abroad and Interns. Please note any program under 90 days in length does not require a visa.
International Programs provides support and guidance for the visa application process. Students will be required to submit
their passport in advance of the Valencia Program so the visa can be affixed inside the passport. For this reason,
international travel plans may be limited during the months prior to the start of the program. Additional Visa documentation
will be required for participants under the age of 18.
Non US Citizens: It is the responsibility of the NON-US Citizen to check with their local consulate to
see if a visa is required in order to study abroad in Valencia. If a visa is required, the application will be handled in
the same manner for non-US citizens as for US citizens. If you are a non-US citizen, please contact
Tina Brooks. Non- U.S. Students are ineligible for the First Year Abroad Program.
Full visa requirements and instructions will be provided in the “Visa Packets” linked below. Your visa packet may be in
the process of being updated and may not yet be linked. All visa packets will be emailed when updated.
Please take note of the following important visa requirements:
For all Valencia Participants:
Passport: A passport valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of the program. The passport must also contain at least
2 empty visa pages. The last three pages of the passport do not count as visa pages.
For Spring, Fall, First Semester or Interns:
Financial Support in the amount of $2,000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of original financial
aid award letters, an original recent bank statement, or a notarized letter from the bank from an account either in the
student’s and parents’ names. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
For First Year Abroad Student ONLY:
All students participating on the year-long Spain program will require a background check with apostille certification as part of their visa application
to the Spanish Consulate. The type of background check the student obtains depends on if the student is a Florida or non-Florida resident.
If you currently hold Florida residency, you will need to obtain your background check with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement and your Apostille
with the Florida Department of State. The background check and apostille process is about 15 business days. It is very important that for FYA 2015-2016
(Program start date of August 27th 2015) participants to start the background check no earlier than April 19th 2015 and not later than May 29th. The
instructions for the Florida background check can be found at the following link:
If you do not hold Florida residency, you will be required to obtain an FBI background check with an apostille certification with the US Department
of State. The processing for the background check and apostille, in total, is up to 9 weeks and very important you follow the submission window. More
information can be found at the following link:
Please note, the background check and apostille is only a portion of your visa requirements. A Spain visa packet with your visa application and a
list of support documents will be sent out via email and linked below when updated.
Financial Support in the amount of $6000: Proof of financial support must be supplied in the form of financial aid award letters or a recent bank
statement from the student or their parents/ legal guardians. More information will be supplied in the visa packet.
- Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns)
- Valencia, Spain (Calendar Year Abroad)
- No Visa Required *Non- U.S. Students please call International Programs
Valencia, Spain (First Year Abroad)
Valencia, Spain (Semester Students, Interns and First Semester Abroad)