University of Oregon

University of Latvia Exchange

Program Overview

The University of Latvia is a well-regarded research university on the edge of the beautiful medieval center of Riga. The University was established in 1919 is a classical European university, with Faculties of Social Sciences, Humanities, Sciences, Mathematics and Medicine. Some of its areas of specialization include: Baltic Sea Region cultural and environmental studies; Latvian language; Russian language studies (all taught by native speakers); philology; computer science; mathematics, both pure and applied; cultural anthropology; education and teacher training; international business, economics; European Union studies.

As a newly-independent country, Latvia is patriotic and welcoming, and is engaged in a deep examination of its deep historical routes, including elements of people from the original Baltic tribes, Germans, Russians and Scandinavians. As a full member of the European Union, it welcomes many international students under the Erasmus Program which will make the UO student’s experience a truly international one in a gorgeous and welcoming Northern European setting.

Academic Details

To find out more about the University of Latvia, visit the website here.

Student Life

This is a student exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at one of the University of Oregon’s partner universities.  Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and do not necessarily include significant on-site student support services, such as academic advising, health & counselling services, planned excursions or social events.  Students most comfortable and successful in exchange programs typically have high levels of self-reliance, resourcefulness, and willingness to adapt to unfamiliar teaching styles and living arrangements.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Academic Year2017-182/1/201709/04/20177/1/2018
Fall Semester20172/1/201709/04/20171/26/2018
Spring Semester20182/1/20172/5/20187/1/2018
Summer20182/1/20177/2/20188/26/2018

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.