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 terms. For most programs, participants must be Valencia College students, 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.
Looking for virtual global experiences? Check out the Global 360 study abroad platform from Study Abroad Association. Use your Valencia email to enroll for free:https://360discovered.studyabroadassociation.com/login/
International & Regional Foods (FSS 2242C)
This coming spring, join professional chefs in Italy to learn about cooking techniques and hospitality at Florence University of the Arts in Florence. Explore Italian markets, engage in cultural day trips, and experience history, student life, and Italian cuisine. In addition to cuisine, visit cultural landmarks and explore Florence via guided walking tours. *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.
Service Learning (SLS 2940)
Visit the Caribbean Island nation of Grenada as we learn about Holistic Community Health, both at home and abroad. First, spend some time learning about community health in the local Orlando community. Then, while in Grenada, learn about community health practice in the Caribbean. This program includes visits to historical and cultural landmarks. *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.
Honors Interdisciplinary (IDH 2955)
In this one-credit honors elective course, IDH 2955, students will learn about the memorialization of history through interdisciplinary perspectives while studying abroad in Germany. During the course, students will also have unique opportunities to connect with German people, places, and culture through enhancements like an international undergraduate research project and immersive city explorations. *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.
Service Learning (SLS 2940)
Join us in Portugal as we learn about ocean conservation efforts. First, spend some time learning about ocean conservation efforts by visiting a facility located on Florida's East Coast, then connect those experience while learning about ocean conservation efforts in Portugal, learn about environmental education in Lisbon and Faro. This program includes visits to historical and cultural landmarks. *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.
IT for International Business Travel (CGS 2038C)
1 credit hour
June 3 - June 10, 2024
Explore the use of IT in an international setting. Expand cultural awareness while examining business technology. Visit various locations including Teruel, Madrid and Valencia, 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. *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.
Selected Topics in Health Service Admin (HSA 2930)
1 credit hour
July 6 - July 14, 2024
Learn about interprofessional collaboration in healthcare in Costa Rica while examining goals, set up, and operations of both public and private healthcare systems in the country. Visit with healthcare professionals and organizations from many different areas as you immerse yourself in the Costa Rican healthcare system. Explore San Jose and Costa Rica and learn about the culture *Cost stands as an estimate until flights are booked.