About Valencia College

Located in Orlando, Florida, Valencia College is fully accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and, in 2011, was named the best community college in the nation by the Aspen Institute. As a community college, Valencia primarily offers two-year associate degrees, which transfer to university bachelor’s programs. Compared to a Florida public university, the level of education at Valencia College is just the same, but the tuition is 40% less, the class sizes are typically smaller and there are more support resources.

With more than 100 countries represented on our campuses, Valencia College welcomes students from all over the world. Our dedicated International Student Services team can assist you with everything from admissions and immigration to academic advising and university transfer.


There are over 100-degree programs available to international students, including two- and four-year degrees, as well as an accredited Intensive English Program. We provide excellent transfer opportunities, including guaranteed transfer to a Florida public university.

From the International Student Barometer fall 2013 survey of international students.
Study in Orlando Guide

Our digital guide for international students shows how Valencia College programs can lead to the career of your choice.

International Student Services team

Our dedicated International Student Services team will help you throughout your time with Valencia—from admissions through graduation. We also host regular activities such as immigration and employment workshops and cultural events, where you can meet other international students.

Student sitting on the lawn smiling


Valencia College has seven campuses throughout the Orlando area. With world-famous theme parks, year-round warm weather, cutting-edge medical facilities, and a diverse population, Orlando is more than a top travel destination—it’s also a great place to live and study.

Student Life

Student life at Valencia goes well beyond the classroom. From student clubs and organizations to year-round events, there’s always something going on at Valencia where you can have fun and make new friends.