Valencia – sun, sea, sand and study

Young woman eating paella in Valencia

Situated on the southeastern coast of Spain, the port city of Valencia is known for its art, tasty cuisine, and glorious sunshine.

Home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world, as a student, you can be assured you’re making the right decision when it comes to your education if you choose to study in the city. Here are a few reasons why Valencia should be at the top of your list for your studies…

Beach life

If you are enrolling at the University of Valencia, you will be happy to know that the establishment is situated just a few minutes from the beach. Once class is over, simply head out the door where you will be able to find endless miles of glorious sand and sea to explore. There are plenty of other less populated beaches scattered around the area – including Sagunto beach and Port Saplaya – that you can visit too. If you want to study somewhere peaceful and relaxing, you must head to the beach and take in the calming sounds of the sea.

Rich history

There are a whole host of attractions in Valencia that are magnets for tourists and locals alike. Whether it be the Science Museum or the historical Plaza de la Virgen, there is so much to see and do in between your studies.

Getting to explore the rich history of Valencia can broaden the mind and give you a new perspective. Known for its historical buildings and cobblestoned streets, there are plenty of free walking tours that you can take advantage of to get the know the city better.

Tasty cuisine

Regardless of your culinary tastes, Valencia has you covered! With a wide array of cafés, bars and restaurants across the city, you can find eateries to match any budget. As students aren’t exactly known for having a surplus of cash, you will be happy to know that there are plenty of tasty dishes to try out at affordable prices. Dubbed as the ‘spiritual home of paella’, you simply can’t leave the city without trying this classic Spanish dish.

Live in luxury

Finding student accommodation that’s right for you is so important. If you are looking for a touch of luxury, you should check out what’s on offer in Valencia from private accommodation providers like Collegiate, which offers a range of luxury en-suite studio apartments that are fitted with all the facilities you need. Their stylish Marina Real residence is set against a backdrop of beautiful sunny beaches and a bustling sea port in the city’s coastal district of Poblats Marítims. With two roof-top sun terraces where you can soak up the sun after a long day at uni, a swimming pool where you can cool off, a private fitness suite, library, music rooms and a residents’ club lounge, staying there is sure to enrich your university experience.

Make the move

Making the big move to study in another country is an exciting prospect. As Valencia is the third largest city in Spain, you are sure to never feel alone, especially as there are thousands of students from across the world who pick Valencia for their education. No decision to study overseas should be taken lightly, but as long as you’ve found a university and course that’s right for you, and accommodation that suits your needs and budget, you’ll be well on your way to having the study experience of a lifetime.

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