Study in Valladolid

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  • Travel from Madrid to Valladolid is easy and quick
  • The Spanish spoken by the people of Valladolid is the most standard Spanish, also known as Castilian. Its pronunciation is very clear and easy to understand.
  • Valladolid is a vibrant city with a wealth of cultural activities

University of Valladolid

Valladolid is a medium-sized city with good social security and friendly and welcoming residents. It is undoubtedly an ideal place to learn Spanish. 

Valladolid is an ancient and modern city. Here, you can take a leisurely stroll in the pedestrian street, enjoy the sunshine in the city park, go shopping in the modern commercial center, or enjoy cultural life in the theater and movie theater.

The University of Valladolid has a history of more than 700 years, with an unparalleled historical library, a monumental facade that originated in the 18th century, and a palace, the Santa Cruz Palace. The palace is now used as the office of the vice-principal and is the first sample of Spanish Renaissance art. These traditional buildings are in sharp contrast with the modern buildings on the campus, and the University of Valladolid has also won international awards in the field of sustainability of the built environment. Additionally, its wide academic range in all knowledge fields is supported by awarded research programs by its excellence.

The University of Valladolid has nowdays 26000 students studying for bachelor, master or PhD degrees, 2300 academic staff carrying out teaching and investigation, and nearly one thousand administrative and services staff. It is formed by four campuses, respectively located in Valladolid, Palencia, Soria, and Segovia.  Due to its history and tradition, its physical presence, the number of students and staff, the variety of studies offered and the high level of research, the University of Valladolid is an important factor in the development of the Autonomous Community of Castile and León.

The Knowledge Transfer Office of the University closely keeps in touch with more than 350 companies, to which the University of Valladolid offers solutions adapted to their needs. Moreover, the University of Valladolid directs through its Scientific Park the promotion efforts of the undertaking and creation of technology-based companies and corporate spin-off.

Spanish Courses at the University of Valladolid

The Spanish courses offered at the University of Valladolid are taught in the Language Center, a modern building equipped with the latest language instruction technologies. The Language Center’s on-campus location and the fact that it also provides foreign language courses directed at native students makes it easy for foreign students to integrate into university life.

Courses are organized in small groups to provide students with an optimal level of personalized attention and quality instruction from fully qualified and highly experienced teachers.According to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages, the Language Center can provide language courses at multiple levels from A2 to C2.

City Life in Valladolid

The municipality has a population of roughly 310,000 permanent residents as of 2014, making it Spain’s 13th-most populous city and the largest municipality in the northwest of the country.

The “Old Town” of Valladolid is today comprised of a variety of quaint historic houses, luxurious palaces, opulent churches, and many plazas, avenues and parks. The Old Quarter is also home to the “National Museum of Sculpture,” the “Museum of Contemporary Arts Patio Herreriano (or Oriental Museum),” and the homes of the famous Jose Zorilla and Cervantes, both of which are now open to the public as museums.  Among the many events that are held in Valladolid each year are its Holy Week Festival, held in the week prior to Easter Sunday; the Valladolid International Film Week (Seminici); and the Theater and Street Art Festival.

  • National Sculpture Museum
  • Patio Herreriano (Museum of Contemporary Spanish Art)
  • Cathedral of Valladolid (Catedral Nuestra Senora de la Asuncion)