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The ISU on the Mediterranean summer program takes place in the sunny coastal city of Valencia, Spain. Valencia is a part of Spain’s world-renowned Costa Blanca (White Coast)—a coastal community with a wide stretches of white sandy beaches surrounded by mountainous terrain and green orchards that provides an exceptional location for a summer program. Valencia offers thriving industries that include tourism, citrus fruits, garden produce, manufacturing, shipping and fishing. The city boasts a natural harbor, a stunning sailing pastime, major summer festivals, and a special urban life mixed with the laid-back living of the Mediterranean. Valencia's Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance architecture in the old quarter matches well with the sheek ultra modern structures of Santiago Calatrava's City of Arts and Sciences. As host of the America’s Cup Sailing Championship series in 2007 and 2010 - as well as the home to the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe (each June) - Valencia offers students a chance to learn about the world’s most important sailing and race competitions. Valencia also is known for a wide variety of entertainment possibilities, including a lively night life, spectacular beaches and numerous water sports which you will experience first hand during your stay. The city's major high speed rail station and busy airport allow students easy access to destinations throughout Spain and Europe.
About the Program
What makes the ISU on the Mediterranean program the largest study abroad program at Iowa State? Is it the quality academic experience provided by world-class professors or living with a Spanish host family and perfecting your language skills? This link details why the ISU on the Mediterranean program is one of the best.
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How To Apply
The deadline for applications is March 1 (or the first working day after) and you can apply immediately through ISUAbroad, the Iowa State portal for all program information and applications. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis but early application is recommended
since the program fills quickly! Click below to accesss ISUAbroad and get started today!
For questions, contact one of the directors
For Accepted Students
For students already accepted into the program, this page contains information on upcoming orientation sessions and their contents, how to get a passport or student visa, when to arrive for the program and where the meeting point it, how to set up a budget, and helpful hints for packing and traveling. Follow us on...
The expected program dates for 2013 are May 24-July 7. This Google Calendar link will provide you with the expected dates for class days, planned excursions, optional activities, biology and business field work, and other program activities. Calendar
Why Study on this Program
International experience is more important than ever. Become not only bilingual and bicultural, but achieve a level of global understanding related to Europe and the world not available in the U.S.
that will make you marketable for the best jobs!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and Helpful Links
Check our FAQs for commonly-asked questions. If you want to know about travel to or around Spain and Europe, learn more about Spanish culture, or about different program amenities, check out the Helpful Links, too.