University of Oregon

Spanish Language in Oviedo

Program Overview

Four-week intensive Spanish language programs are offered in July and August. You may earn up to one year of Spanish language credit for enrolling in both sessions. Each four-week session is designed for beginning through advanced level students. All courses are taught in Spanish and emphasize reading, writing, listening and speaking. In addition to the language courses, you will choose from several special topics that focus on Spanish society and culture. Classes are held in the mornings allowing you the opportunity to enjoy the many leisure activities offered in the area during the summer. You will attend courses with US and other international students. You will stay in a university residence hall or a homestay. In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits and other group activities included in the program fee. The GEO summer programs offer you full support and are preceded by an intensive orientation.

Academic Details

Enroll in 80 contact hours of Spanish language and special topics. Instruction is available at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels. At the beginning level, the course focuses primarily on language development. At the intermediate and advanced levels the course consists of 60 contact hours of Spanish language (grammar and composition) plus a total of 20 contact hours of Spanish culture and civilization, concentrating on up to two of the following topics: conversation on Spanish Society and Culture (up to 20 contact hours); Spanish/Hispanic American Literature (up to 10 contact hours); Spanish History/Art History (up to 10 contact hours); Business Spanish (up to 20 contact hours).

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 a 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
Summer II20162/15/20163/15/20167/31/20168/27/2016

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.