Moving through the city
- If you are under 26 you can have a “Carnet Jove Euro < 26” (young persons card under 26 years old). Those aged 26 to 29 can get the “Carnet + 26” Card at the Valencian Youth Institute. The card entitles the holder to discounts in shops and public transport.
- The city of Valencia and its surroundings are well connected by Bus, Underground and Tram and Short-distance Train.
Take Care of yourself (Health System)
- Before travelling to Spain, you must update your health care information, specifying the reason of your travel and stay conditions; you must also prove that you have enough means for your stay. For more information, see Home Office Website.
- If you come from an EC country, remember to apply for a European Health Insurance Card before leaving.
- The Spanish government requires non-EC students to have medical insurance coverage to cover any health problem, plus a repatriation policy in case of death.
- If you are under 28 years of age, your enrolment fee includes a school insurance policy that covers any accident in college. Students will need their medical insurance to receive primary health care.
Things to Do and See (Culture and leisure)
- The University of Valencia, offers many campus activities, at the historic building (La Nau) and at the Botanic Garden.
- The city of Valencia also has a lively cultural and entertainment offer.
- Among the fiestas held in Valencia, internationally renowned Fallas is a must (from 15 to 19 March).
- Shopping opening hours: from 10 to 13:30h and from 17:00 to 20:30h. In general, supermarkets do not close at lunchtime. They are open from Monday to Saturday and from 10 to 21h. Hypermarkets open at 9:30 and close at 22h. There are more than 4 shopping centres in Valencia city. Their opening hours are 10 to 22h.
- The “Carnet Jove Euro < 26” or the “Carnet + 26” Card from the Valencian Youth Institute, provides discounts in shopping and public transport.