Berklee Study Abroad

This program takes place on the Valencia, Spain, campus.
Find full program information on the Valencia site, including how to apply.

The Berklee Study Abroad program offers you the opportunity to study for a semester or more at our international campus in Valencia, Spain. In Valencia, you will experience the rich culture of the Mediterranean, gain global perspective, and develop the skills to excel in the international music industry.

The program focuses on music technology, music business, and performance, yet the curriculum is broad enough to offer students from all majors the opportunity to progress in their programs and meet their graduation requirements. Browse the full list of courses

Additionally, this program offers a minor in music technology (available only through this program).

This program is primarily for Berklee undergraduate students.

Entrance Requirements

The Berklee Study Abroad program is open to current undergraduate students attending Berklee College of Music or Berklee Online (online degree students), in addition to those from Emerson College, Universidad San Francisco de Quito, and Tecnológico de Monterrey through a special partnership agreement.

Note that this program is different from the First Year Abroad program, for students accepted to Berklee to complete their first year on the Valencia campus. In order to apply for this program, students must have completed their second semester or higher by the program start date; have good academic, judicial, and financial standing at their institution; and enroll full time during their study abroad semester. 

What the Program Gives You

In addition to the learning mastered by all Berklee students, students who complete the Berklee Study Abroad program will:

  • articulate their identity in a global context;
  • evaluate the connections between their own personal decision-making and various local and global issues;
  • evaluate and apply diverse perspectives to complex subjects in the face of multiple and even conflicting positions (i.e., cultural, disciplinary, and ethical);
  • apply a deep understanding of multiple worldviews and experiences; 
  • explain and connect two or more cultures historically or in contemporary contexts;
  • apply musical, cultural, and historical knowledge from Spain; and
  • address complex global problems using interdisciplinary perspectives independently or with others.