Richmond is an affiliate partner with the UVA-Valencia program. This program is considered a UR semester abroad program. For more information, please see UVA's Hispanic Studies website.
Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing with the university to study abroad. When reviewing applications for approval, disciplinary records will be taken into consideration and students must be cleared by the Dean’s office to study abroad. Students on conduct probation will not be able to study abroad if they are on conduct probation that does not expire prior to the start date of the semester abroad program.
NON LALIS STUDENTS
LALIS Majors and Minors
- Applicants must have completed LALIS 221 Intensive Intermediate Spanish or a higher level LALIS course the semester prior to study abroad or test out of LALIS 221 by the time of the study abroad application in order to be eligible for semester or year study in Spain. Students who have been exempted from the LALIS requirement, for example, through the international baccalaureate or AP test, are required to take the Spanish on-line placement exam, http://globalstudio.richmond.edu/in-person-services/placement-test.html, no more than 2 months prior to the semester abroad deadline for the most accurate results. Results from the on-line exam must be submitted to the Office of International Education.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better for non LALIS majors/minors.* The GPA in the major is especially important.
- Robins School of Business students may be approved to transfer back credit from only one (1) business course taken while enrolled on the UVA-Valencia program to count towards their business degree. Professor Tom Cosse determines credit transfer for business school students. RSB students may transfer courses back from non-business subjects to count towards any non-business majors/minors and general education requirements (pending departmental approval) and towards the total units needed for graduation.
GPA and course prerequisites for LALIS students are outlined on the LALIS web page . Read this page carefully for details.
LALIS majors and minors interested in the UVA-Valencia affiliate program are required to meet with a faculty abroad advisor in LALIS
prior to submitting an application to study abroad.
The UVA program offers courses primarily in Spanish language, literature, culture, art history courses.
LALIS majors are required to take the course organized by UVA at the University of Valencia.
Students who have completed 300 level language courses (or equivalent) from LALIS prior to going abroad may not transfer the following courses listed below for LALIS or towards graduation as these are considered repeat courses.
• Cultural Conversations
• Grammar & Composition I
Grammar & Composition II
• Spanish for Medical Professionals
• Conversation Cinema-Spain
• Business Spanish
For further information about criteria for transfer credit for LALIS, please visit http://lalis.richmond.edu/study-abroad/index.html
Credit - Unit Conversion
Semester hours from UVA will be converted using the formula: Semester hours/3.5, round up to nearest tenth of a unit. A 3-semester credit course at UVA will be transferred back to Richmond as .9 units. Richmond students will normally take 5 courses while on the UVA-Valencia program.
Unless specified, all courses will be offered both semesters. Course offerings are subject to the number of students registered.
Courses are graded using the US scale of A-F. Credits
are transferred for grade of "C" and above only.
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Students live with Spanish host families, located close to the University. In most cases, students will have one roommate from the UVA Valencia program.
Dates and Costs
Richmond tuition is charged for this program. Housing is paid directly to UVA. Click for Dates and Cost for UVA-Valencia for details.
Passports are required with the visa application. Students are advised to apply early for the Spanish student visa. As visa regulations change frequently, it is recommended that students call the consulate for the latest information on fees, procedures and required documentation. Students may be required to submit the visa application in person at the consulate with jurisdiction over student's permanent residence. For more information, please see Spanish consulate web page.
For more information
Contact Michele Cox, Office of International Education. Direct telephone: 804-289-8838
This document represents the most accurate information available at the time of publication. Statements contained herein are not contractual obligations, and verbal or other representations that are inconsistent with or not contained within the document are not binding. The University of Richmond reserves the right to change without specific notice programs and the conditions under which they are offered.