Program Overview

This 5-week program includes 100 hours of intensive Spanish courses taught by University of Oviedo professors and is designed for Intermediate through advanced level students. You will attend courses with other US and international students. Field trips, guided visits and other group activities complement in-class learning and are included in the program fee. You will stay in a homestay within walking or a short bus ride the city center and campus.  The GEO programs offer you full support and are preceded by an intensive orientation.

Oviedo sits at the foot of the Aramo mountains, just 23 miles from Spain’s northern “green” coast. Oviedo has an urban design, which promotes equity and inclusion in historic sites, public squares, car-free livable streets and a culture of public gathering places, sidewalk cafes, markets and bars. It has a reputation for being one of the safest and cleanest cities Spain, offering great quality of life for our students. The hospitality and warmth of the Asturian people coupled with the absence of mass tourism and low presence of English speaking visitors in the region are the keys to Oviedo’s strength as a student learning environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. During the spring and summer months there are numerous festivities and special events held in Oviedo and nearby locations.

Academic Details

The Intensive Spanish language program offers 100 contact hours of instruction at the Intermediate (A2-B1) and Advanced levels (B2-C1).  These are distributed in the following manner: 75 contact hours of Spanish language (grammar and composition) plus 25 contact hours of Spanish Culture and Civilization, taught during the last hour of class.

Classes are held at La Casa de las Lenguas in the University of Oviedo’s Humanities Campus.  Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

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

As part of this program you will live with a homestay family. Under special circumstances, another student from the program may be placed in the same household, but each of you will have your own room. Host families run the gamut from single-parent homes to families with young or older children. Each situation in a homestay is unique. Living in a homestay is an important part of your study abroad experience, allowing you to more fully integrate into the language and culture of the community. Placements are made with your specific preferences taken into consideration. While every effort will be made to meet special dietary requirements or preferences, some flexibility may be required.

Homestays are located throughout Oviedo within walking distance or a short bus ride of campus and city center, and include three meals a day, taken with the family, and light laundry.

Dates and Deadlines

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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.