If you have taken the wise decision to take advantage of Erasmus in Valencia, then the chances are you will be keen to learn more about your new home away from home. Whether you are looking for such information or perhaps still weighing up your options and considering a few different locations and courses, we have put together this handy guide to the Erasmus program in one of Spain’s best-loved cities.
Valencia’s Fine Academic Reputation
The city of Valencia has long had a stellar reputation when it comes to academic excellence. With around 4,000 students flocking to the city every year, from other regions of Spain and all across the globe, the calibre of university and culture in this part of the world make it an increasingly popular choice.
There are six main universities in Valencia, all with their own specialisms and you can find them below with their codes so you can find out more but they are all excellent institutions in their own right and worthy of consideration should you be considering Valencia for your Erasmus experience.
- Universitat De Valencia (UV)
- Universitat Politécnica de Valencia (UPV)
- Universidad Católica de Valencia San Vicente Mártir (UCV)
- Universitad Cardenal Herrera (UCH-CEU)
- European University of Valencia (UEV)
- Escola d’Art y Superior de Disseny de Valencia (EASD)
The Valencia Social Scene
Although your degree qualification and grades are of course the most important consideration when choosing an Erasmus location and university, the social scene is, of course, a crucial. It is important that you choose somewhere you will be happy living for at least a year, and there are several significant advantages of choosing Valencia.
Perhaps the biggest lure is the opportunity to study by the sea. Aside from the fact that Valencia’s beaches are beautiful, many believe that studying by the ocean is therapeutic and can actually aid your studies, particularly during intense periods of study and exams. There is also a vibrant and energetic nightlife, which ensures that Valencia provides everything a student is looking for when choosing their Erasmus destination.
Sample Valencia’s Culinary Delights
Many regard Valencia to be the spiritual home of Spain’s iconic dish, the paella. Although there are likely to be many other Spanish regions disputing this, we have to say that the food in Valencia is sure to satisfy even the most seasoned of foodies.
You will find authentic, traditional paella and also many more with modern twists, so eating well will be of little concern during your time in the city.
You may also want to try other classic local dishes such as Fideuà, a seafood and noodle dish or perhaps Esgarraet, a healthy mix of cod loin, olive oil and grilled peppers. Whatever your palate, sampling Valencia’s culinary treats is likely to be a highlight of your Erasmus experience.
Collegiate Marina Real: The Ultimate Erasmus Experience
Part of our renowned Prestige Collection, Collegiate’s Marina Real offers you the ultimate Erasmus living experience in Valencia. The aptly named and acclaimed student property sits alongside Valencia’s famous marina and is one of the most beautifully designed and stylish residences in our portfolio, simply perfect for the modern student looking for a studio apartment with all the facilities one needs. To book online, just click here!