Universitat Jaume I
The Universitat Jaume I is located in Castellón de la Plana, in Valencia, Spain. It is a relatively young university, established in 1991, but has grown quickly. UJI currently boasts a student population of more than 14,000, and offers 29 undergraduate degrees and 47 master's programs. Students hoping to study at UJI will find courses in a variety of fields, with a wide range of classes taught entirely in English. Students are also given the option of enrolling in intensive Spanish and Catalan language courses, or general courses taught in Spanish.
UJI considers international education a top priority, and has established the International Relations Office (ORI) to provide incoming students with the resources and support they'll need to succeed. More than 250 exchange students arrive at UJI from Europe and the Americas each year, and each is given access to the various workshops, orientation events and excursions organized by the ORI. UJI also provides receptions and guidance events designed to familiarize exchange students with the campus and surrounding city, as well as the MENTOR program, which pairs them with current UJI students. The Self-Access Language Centre (CAL) allows students to organize their own self-learning curriculum, should they decide to study French, German or Italian.
University housing can be arranged in campus residence halls, located either on-campus or nearby in the city of Castellón de la Plana. It is not uncommon for students in Spain to seek off-campus housing in flats or apartments. Temporary lodging can be arranged in a hall of residence, boarding house or hostel while the student searches for other housing. Off-campus housing arrangements are made via a third-party service used by UJI and a number of nearby universities.
Castellón de la Plana is the capital city of its province, Castelló, and is located between the Mediterranean Sea and the Desert de las Palmas mountain
range. As in all of Valencia, the city is surrounded by fragrant orange groves. The
city's population and international profile have grown considerably in recent years,
bolstered by UJI's diverse student body and attractions such as the Espai d'Art Contemporani
de Castelló (modern art museum) and natural beaches. Each year in March, Castellón de la Plana hosts a week-long festival called La Magdalena, which blends religion,
culture and music into a celebration which attracts bands and visitors from around
Although Castelló's local airport only serves the region, many affordable airlines offer flights from the city to other major destinations in Spain, such as Madrid and Barcelona. Students can also travel to the provincial capital, Valencia, which offers international flights to many locations in Europe. The railway station in Castellón de la Plana connects to several major Spanish cities, including Barcelona, Madrid and Alicante.
Travel within Castellón de la Plana is conducted mainly by car or by tram. Trams run from the university to the train and bus stations throughout the day.