University of Oregon

Oviedo

Inside the City

Live and study in the Principality of Asturias located along the Iberian Peninsula’s Costa Verde. Experience this “natural paradise” in the mountains, rivers, lakes and beaches surrounding this lush green city. Explore the pedestrian streets and plazas near the historic Cathedral de San Salvador; explore the Calle Gascona and drink traditional sidra; visit the Pre-Romanesque monuments of nearby Mt. Naranco. Discover the city that Woody Allen described as “ . . . a delicious, exotic and beautiful city as if it belonged to another world, something similar to a fairy tale.” With its cosmopolitan air and lively nightlife thriving alongside the traditions of the city’s Celtic roots, Oviedo is your doorway to Northern Spain past and present. Surrounded by stunning countryside, Oviedo’s monumental Old Quarter, its Gothic cathedral of San Salvador and 400-year old University are the perfect setting to experience Spanish language, society and culture.

Center Description

Students will take courses at the Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas para Extranjeros (ELE) at the prestigious 400-year-old University of Oviedo. You will be in class with international students. The GEO Center, located across the street from campus, offers an extensive reference and Spanish DVD library. Our friendly staff will make you feel right at home and are ready to offer you their expert support in academic, personal, practical and acculturation matters.