Spain concentrates around 50% of the world’s language tourism, and more and more students are choosing to come to our country to learn this language which, according to data from the Cervantes Institute (the year 2019), is spoken by more than 580 million people around the world.
Studying Spanish in a city like Valencia has some advantages, which is why many students choose us as a destination for their studies.
Here they can live a full immersion experience with the local language and culture, which is very beneficial for their education, combining the learning of Spanish as a foreign language with leisure and fun. But, do you want to know why Valencia (and not other cities) has more and more Spanish students?
9 + 1 reasons to study Spanish in Valencia
- 1. Weather. In Valencia, we have more than 300 days of sunshine and more than 2,500 hours of natural light per year. Maybe that’s why Valencians like to spend a lot of time outdoors, and maybe that’s also why they are open and welcoming.
- 2. Location. Valencia has a unique location. One of its main attractions is its proximity to the sea. We have several urban beaches where you can stroll, play sports, relax or, weather permitting, take a dip.
- 3. Size. Not to brag, but our city is a perfect size: it is big enough to be cosmopolitan and small enough to be very family-friendly. And it has all the amenities – you’ll have everything you need!
- 4. Environment. As we have already mentioned, Valencians are very friendly, open and generous people. This is what is known as the “Mediterranean” character. And this is evident when dealing with tourists and foreign students.
- 5. University. There is a student atmosphere in Valencia, as there are several universities, faculties and university campuses, both public and private. Here you can study scientific and technical subjects (engineering, architecture, biotechnology, medicine, etc.) as well as humanities and arts (history, philology, philosophy, fine arts, etc.).
- 6. Communications. Valencia is a city that is very well communicated and has an extensive national and international transport network by land, sea and air. It has an airport, port, bus station and train station with connections to practically all Spanish cities and European capitals.
- 7. Leisure and culture. Valencia offers a wide range of cultural and leisure activities. Our city has museums, gardens and green areas, terraces, restaurants, concerts and music festivals, art galleries, etc.
- 8. Gastronomy. Valencian gastronomy is an emblem of “Mediterranean cuisine”. One of the best-known dishes is paella, famous the world over. In Valencia, it is also common to go out for tapas and “lunch” (esmorzaret). In addition, our city also has restaurants serving creative and avant-garde cuisine.
- 9. Popular festivals. Some of Valencia’s popular festivals are renowned all over the world. The most important are the Fallas, which are held in March and fill the streets with large paper-mâché monuments, light and colour. Other traditional festivals include Corpus Christi (in June) and the July Fair (with many concerts and a festival known as the “Battle of the Flowers”).
- 10 Taronja. Taronja, possibly the best Spanish language school in the world, is located in Valencia. We have beautiful facilities, and trained teachers who will help you perfect your Spanish and we organise fun and great extracurricular activities. Would you like to read some reviews made by our students? Click here.
We hope this list is useful to get a first impression of Valencia. Studying Spanish in Valencia will open the doors to a modern, luminous and lively city, we are waiting for you!