Livensa Living (formerly known as Collegiate Marina Real) is a luxury residence that offers incredible amenities and an unbeatable location by Valencia’s marina—just a few steps from the beach. Each room has a private bathroom, kitchen facilities, and a mini fridge.


Study abroad students are required to stay in housing arranged by Berklee.

Living together as a cohort of students provides a safe and comfortable environment while abroad.

Several months before the program begins, students will be asked to submit their housing preferences, including preferred room type (single or double) and roommate (if applicable). Submitting your housing preferences is not a guarantee that you will be assigned your preferred housing option. Once assignments are made, changes may be considered on a case-by-case basis and cannot be guaranteed.

Your housing reservation will be made by Berklee, so you should not contact the residence to reserve a place.


Students have access to many services at the residence, including:

  • 24/7 concierge
  • High-speed broadband Wi-Fi
  • Exterior swimming pool
  • Two rooftop sun terraces
  • Outdoor courtyard
  • Private fitness suite
  • Bicycle storage
  • Dinner party room
  • Library & private study room
  • Games room
  • On-site cinema
  • Laundry room
  • Music rooms
  • Calendar of events and activities

Meals are not included with housing. The residence does not have a cafeteria. Many students buy food at local supermarkets and prepare their meals at home. There are also many great cafes and restaurants close to the residence and near the Berklee campus. 

Weather and Packing


August is generally the warmest month in Valencia. You can expect, on average, temperatures between 27 ºC - 30 ºC (84 °F) during the day and 22 °C (72 °F) in the evenings, with mild humidity. However, like other Mediterranean coastal cities, Valencia is comfortable as there is always a local sea breeze.


Usually autumn is the season with mild and comfortable temperatures. September averages between 26–27 °C (79–81 °F) during the day and 18–19 °C (64–66 °F) at night. Throughout the season, September through December, Valencia receives plenty of days when it rains for a short period of time. October and November are very pleasant with daytime temps in the 60 °F range and evenings around 52 °F at night. Students will need a sweater or light jacket for the end of term.


Spring is a wonderful time to be in Valencia. The winter months, December, January and February are the coldest months, with average temperatures around 16 °C (62 °F) during the day and 7 °C (45 °F) at night. There will be a dozen or so days in the winter where the temperature exceeds 20 °C (68 °F). Spring months bring blue skies, mild weather, and sea breezes.