University of Oregon

Hispanic Heritage in Oviedo

Program Overview

This program is designed to help heritage speakers discover and develop their inherent linguistic abilities. You will learn to maintain and improve your Spanish knowledge and apply reading and writing skills acquired in English into the Spanish language. All courses are taught in Spanish and you will be in class with other heritage speakers. You will live with a host family or in the Ovida residence hall in Oviedo, which will further assist in the speed of cultural immersion. Homestays in Oviedo are carefully selected to fit your needs. In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits and other group activities included in the program fee.

Academic Details

Enroll the unique Hispanic Heritage course (60 contact hours), designed specifically for native speakers of Spanish. Take class with other heritage speakers to discover and develop inherent linguistic abilities, maintain and improve formal Spanish knowledge, and apply reading and writing skills acquired in English into the Spanish language. Your learning experience will also be supplemented with several excursions in and around Oviedo. Classes are held in the mornings, allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the many leisure activities offered in the area during the summer.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Housing Description

Students enrolled in the summer programs can choose from two housing options: Homestays and university dorm. Accommodations are awarded on a first come, first served basis.

University of Oviedo Residence Hall (single room with breakfast)
Students will be housed in single rooms in one of the University of Oviedo Residence Halls (Colegio Mayor San Gregorio or Colegio Mayor América) which are located in the Campus de los Catalanes very close to the University’s sports facilities and in the vicinity of Oviedo’s largest public park. Accommodations include breakfast, to be taken at the Residence Cafeteria.  

Homestay with a Spanish Family
This is an ideal way to be immersed in Spanish culture and language. Homestay families provide you with three meals a day and light laundry. It is important to know that each homestay situation is unique, and the program cannot guarantee any particular configurations, such as a mother and father with young children, or a family with university-aged children. In fact, it is common for homestay families to consist of an older, single host mother who enjoys hosting students in her home, but any arrangement is possible.

The homestays are very popular and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Students interested in this option should apply for the program and pay their deposit as soon as possible in order to be considered. Please note that there is an additional placement fee of 100 Euro/$150 USD per month  for those students who choose this option.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearPriority DeadlineFinal DeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Summer I20162/15/20163/15/20167/3/20167/30/2016

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.