European Credit Transfer System

Valencia. Go on Erasmus abroad has become very fashionable. And it is not surprising. It has a host of benefits, and not just the learn a language to perfection. And it is that Valencia is one of the cities preferred by Erasmus. It is the second city that welcomes more foreign students, rather than Madrid and Barcelona in Spain. The Erasmus programme was created in 1987 by the European Union to promote cooperation between universities in the EU and some European countries not belonging to it.

This way you can familiarize yourself with the culture, language and traditions of the host country. The European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) is the system responsible for Erasmus students to receive their corresponding accreditation. All students who opt for this program will receive a monthly grant from the European Commission. Valencia is a city that offers much to its visitors and foreign students. Located directly on the Mediterranean coast and with a population of 800,000 inhabitants, being the third largest city in Spain. It enjoys a climate privileged with 320 days of sunshine a year and its coastline extends along almost 500 km. In Valencia the traditional and the modern come together in unmatched way.

It is understandable that Valencia is a city so desired by foreign students to study and live in it. In recent years it has become one of the most popular destinations for Erasmus stays. Six Valencia universities participate in the Erasmus programme. The University of Valencia came the first foreign students with an Erasmus scholarship at the end of the 1980s and today this University is home to 1500, while the Universidad Politecnica de Valencia hosts 1400 students Erasmus annually. The Costa de Valencia Spanish School offers quality courses since it is recognized by Instituto Cervantes as a Centro accredited since 2004. Since the beginning has been welcoming Erasmus students so that they can learn in an entertaining way Spanish. Many Erasmus students arrive in early September to begin to live your Spanish experience and to start studying Spanish. They begin with intensive courses to learn quickly and easily and to have a good base of knowledge of Spanish. From October start courses of long duration, where Erasmus students have two classes a week in hour and a half each, combining her studies. Until then, Costa de Valencia, Spanish School, offers a new semi-intensive course specially designed for the Erasmus. The schedule is two hours a day, in the morning or in the afternoon, but after college hours.