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Study Abroad in Valencia – Yes, it is actually 75 degrees here right now.

Alper Tuzcu is a 3rd semester student at Berklee. He is from Istanbul, Turkey. He plays guitar and is a Contemporary Writing and Production major. 


Life in Valencia is quite different from Boston in many different ways. For me, the biggest difference is transportation around the town. At Valencia, majority of people bike around the town everyday. The student residence is a little far from the campus, but you can get to the school in almost 20 minutes by biking. There are a lot of cars, but there are specific bike lanes almost everywhere and in our experience the lanes were respected at all times. I

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Berklee In Valencia

Alper Tuzcu is a 3rd semester student at Berklee. He is from Istanbul, Turkey. He plays guitar and is a Contemporary Writing and Production major. 

Last year, when I was visiting Barcelona for a few days, I remember thinking to myself “I want to live and study/work here at some point in my life”. Upon getting to Berklee and realizing the opportunity to study abroad in Valencia, I was immediately on board. As a Contemporary Writing and Production major, I plan to pursue a career in the global music industry and to make music that transcends borders and brings distant cultures together with fusion music. So my experience at Valencia is just a start for what is about to come next.

Valencia might be three hours south of Barcelona, but it is close enough as a start.  Close enough in the sense that it is a Berklee campus – in Europe. It offers some of the same classes in Boston in undergraduate level. And on the top of it, it has graduate level degrees if you want to further your studies.

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