Spain-Valencia (Veritas)

Veritas in Valencia

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Program Overview
This program is offered in collaboration with Veritas Christian Study Abroad at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia, Spain. Valencia (800,000), capital of the autonomous community of Valencia, and the third largest in the country, offers endless opportunities to learn about Spanish culture and history. Located on the Mediterranean coast, and combining urban life with a relaxed coastal atmosphere, Valencia is one of the most popular destinations. Valencian celebrations and festivals throughout the year (i.e. Las Fallas), provide an excellent opportunity for you to witness Spanish character at its best. With a rich history in modern architectural masterpieces (City of Arts and Sciences), Valencia's deep, multicultural roots, cosmopolitan flavor, and warm climate to make it a true Mediterranean gem. 

Veritas is a division of  International Studies Abroad (ISA). You will be attending classes with ISA students as well as Veritas students.

Courses
Students are required to take a Comparative Religions course or an International Missions/Service-learning practicum taught by local Veritas staff. The remainder of the courses will be taken at the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia.

Excursions
Veritas in Valencia includes several excursions including trips to Albufera, Peñíscola, and Granada. Weekend trips to Barcelona, though not included in the program, are easily undertaken. 

Program Fees
Students pay their regular George Fox tuition and room and aboard and continue to receive all of their financial aid. Due to the high cost of some programs an additional fee may be charged. The student is responsible for round trip airfare. There also may be an additional charge for a visa. The fee does include emergency travel insurance.

Application
The student will fill out two applications:
• George Fox off-campus application form
The Veritas Christian Study Abroad application should only be completed  after being informed from the George Fox Director of Study Abroad that you are accepted for an off-campus study semester.
 Veritas Christian Study Abroad application (An application fee must accompany your application.

Eligibility
Students must be full-time undergraduates with junior or senior status, holding a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher to apply.

Housing
Students will live in homestays with Spanish families. Students will be provided with three meals per day (except on Veritas excursion days) and laundry service once per week for the official duration of the program. This is included in the Veritas program cost. Students usually share a bedroom with another Veritas student, but have the option of paying extra to secure an individual room.

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