Short-term study abroad experiences are integrated into academic courses and led by Valencia College faculty members. Travel is one to two weeks long and held during spring or summer semesters. For most programs, participants must be a Valencia College student, although some programs allow transient and non-credit students to enroll as audit students. Please note that some programs may have prerequisites and all participants must be 18 years of age or older. See How to Apply to Short-Term Programs for more information.
If you want to be considered for a program scholarship, you must:
Please check the SAGE Program Booklet to answer questions about program finances, healthcare on study abroad, safety/emergency preparedness, as well as other topics.
Looking to study abroad for longer than two weeks? Please navigate to our semester abroad webpage for more information. Have additional questions? Please visit our FAQ Page or contact the SAGE Office at email@example.com.
International & Regional Foods (FSS 2242C)
This coming spring, join professional chefs in the Czech Republic to learn about cooking techniques and hospitality at the Stredni Skola Gastronomicka and Hotel University in Prague. Explore traditional Czech markets, visit important hotels, engage in cultural daytrips, and experience history, student life, and Czech cuisine. In addition to cuisine, visit cultural landmarks and explore Prague via guided walking tours.Estimated Cost: $2,217.18
Renaissance & Baroque Hum (HUM 2232)
Italy is a country of both bustling cities and serene countryside villages. It is a land of ancient history and unique culture. While touring the famous cityscapes of Rome, Florence, and Venice, students will experience Italian food and culture as well as dive deep into the arts and humanities in this two week experience. Highlights include multiple UNESCO world heritage sites, ancient cities, museums, cathedrals, and squares.Estimated Cost: $2,604.18
Honors Interdisciplinary (IDH 2955)
If you enjoy making lifelong friendships and learning about different cultures from the “native” perspective, then this trip is for you. Along with seeing beautiful sights both natural and manmade, you will experience culture alongside Dutch classmates at Koning Willem I College. You will attend classes, visit museums, and ride bikes together. You will get to experience their culture first hand.Estimated Cost: $2,268.06
Special Topics in Nutrition (HUN 2930)
In Introduction to the Mediterranean Diet, a special topics course, explore Mediterranean culture by visiting Italy to learn about its positive impact on food production, nutrition, and agriculture. Visit the beautiful Lazo, Tuscany, and Emilio-Romagna regions of Italy and stay in the cultural cities of Rome, Florence, and Bologna. Visit local markets and cultural food related sites as well many historical sites.Estimated Cost: $1,073.06
International Politics (INR 2002)
3 credit hours
June 18 - June 27, 2023
Experience the government in Europe firsthand at the European Parliament, Strasbourg’s European Union, and the Council of Europe with its European Court of Human Rights. Come tour the beautiful and world-renowned cities of Paris and Strasbourg. See the Eiffel Tower, the Notre Dame Cathedral, the Moulin Rouge, notable World Heritage sites, and much more!Estimated Cost: $2,369.18
Intro to Environmental Science (EVR 1001)
3 credit hours
July 14 - July 21, 2023
In this unique experience, travel to the jungles of Peru to study environmental science. Visit Iquitos and Explorama Lodges to engage in exciting activities, including ascending a canopy walkway to see the upper levels of rainforest trees. Visit with local school children and shamans to learn more about the traditional ways of life. Explore nearby villages, markets, and a wildlife rehabilitation center.Estimated Cost: $1,959.18
Service Learning (SLS 2940)
Join us in Spain as we learn about ocean conservation efforts in the Mediterranean. First, we will spend some time learning about ocean conservation efforts by visiting a facility located on Florida's East Coast. Then, while in Spain, we will learn about environmental education in Valencia and Barcelona. This program includes visits to historical and cultural landmarks.Estimated Cost: $1,750.06
IT for International Business Travel (CGS 2038C)
Explore the use of information technology in an international setting. Expand cultural awareness while examining business uses of technology. A lab component of the course requires using digital communication, including Internet access and telephone communication using a smart-phone or tablet. No previous IT or business experience is needed. All are welcome!Estimated Cost: $1,517.06