Custom Experiences from Oviedo

Connect With Others—Online

Oviedo cultural tours, virtual homestays and activities.

 

Enjoy a Virtual Homestay

Add a new level of integration and engagement to your classroom! Each student will be carefully paired to a host family in Oviedo and have the opportunity to converse and exchange with them virtually. Weekly activities include a live interaction over a meal through Zoom or Skype (60-90 minutes) and several Whatsapp video, audio, and text exchanges during the week.

Length: Four week minimum to ensure integration and engagement

Add Language Partners to Your Classroom

Build your own customized language circle and connect your students to a new network of international friends and contacts by selecting 1 or 2 interactions a week per student (60 minutes each). Prepare them for success by adding the module on Intercultural Communication!

Length: Four week minimum to ensure integration and engagement

Equine-Therapy: An Exploration of Spanish Socio-Health Practices

Horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. Learn about the methodology behind the prestigious equine-therapy program run by the Asociación Equitación Positiva and its support of groups at risk of social exclusion, including people with disabilities and their caregivers, and individuals with emotional disorders and mental illness. A shining example in the field of Spanish socio-health, you will see first-hand the individualized attention offered through the riding stables, physiotherapy room, and psychoeducational room.

 

Guest Lectures

Intercultural Communication

This module introduces students to the fundamental concepts of culture and intercultural communication, as well as characteristics of Spanish families and societies and the Intercultural Toolkit.

Length: 60-90 minutes

Panel Discussion: Global Perspectives on COVID

An expert in applied neuroscience discusses why a pandemic is so challenging, offering tips for resiliency. GEO faculty in Europe and Africa then share insights and local perspectives.

Length: 60 minutes

Guest Speakers

Invite a Spanish professional into your classroom to share their perspectives and expertise with your students for a truly global perspective. Options include pharmacology, health sciences, psychology, social work, equine and canine therapy, agriculture, hospitality and tourism, education, nonprofits, business and more.

Length: 60 minutes

Human Rights and Healthcare (Spanish, with English subtitles)

Doctor Miguel Ángel Iglesias speaks about the role of NGOs and the Spanish State forces (Guardia Civil), in the rescue of immigrants in the Mediterranean following the FRONTEX (European Borders Agency) regulations.

Length: 60 minutes

Spanish Healthcare in the Age of COVID-19 (Spanish, with English subtitles)

Doctor Miguel Ángel Iglesias speaks about the Spanish Health System and the application of the COVID protocols by the police departments and in other workplaces.

Length: 60 minutes

Canine-Therapy: An Exploration of Spanish Socio-Health Practices (English or Spanish)

Learn about goal-oriented, planned, and structured therapeutic intervention directed and carried out by socio-health professionals at a Spanish canine therapy association.

Length: 50-60 minutes

Equine-Therapy: An Exploration of Spanish Socio-Health Practices (English or Spanish)

Horses have evolved to be extremely sensitive to their environment. Learn about the methodology behind the prestigious equine-therapy program run by the Asociación Equitación Positiva and its support of groups at risk of social exclusion, including people with disabilities and their caregivers, and individuals with emotional disorders and mental illness. A shining example in the field of Spanish socio-health, you will see first-hand the individualized attention offered through the riding stables, physiotherapy room, and psychoeducational room.

Length: 50-60 minutes

Tour of Ethnographic Museum

Tour of Pre-Romanesque Oviedo

Highlights from monuments dating to the 8th-10th centuries. Recorded in Spanish.

Length: 60 minutes

 

 

 

 


Cultural Activities

Narrated, instructional videos of the most important cultural monuments and historical sites in and around Oviedo.


Oviedo City Center

Tour the medieval quarter of Oviedo and discover its pedestrian streets and numerous plazas. Recorded in Spanish with English subtitles.

Length: 60 minutes


Oviedo’s Gothic Cathedral

Discover the origin of the “Camino de Santiago” and one of the most important stopovers for pilgrims along the primitive way.

Length: 60 minutes


Gijon, Asturian Coast

Explore a city overlooking the sea. Visit the old fishing neighbourhood of Cimadevilla and explore a typical village in the Museum of the Asturian People. Recorded in Spanish.

Length: 60 minutes


Covadonga and Cangas de Onís

Trace the history of Asturias back to the battle of Covadonga, surrounded by the astounding “Picos de Europa” mountain range. Recorded in Spanish.

Length: 60 minutes


Fine Arts Museum of Oviedo

View the most important collection of the Principality of Asturias: the Asturian Painting/Pictorial Treasury, including works from Dali, Goya, El Greco, Murillo, Tàpies, Barceló.

Length: 60 minutes


Roman Baths Museum

Roman Baths museum. Investigate this piece of Roman heritage in Oviedo to understand the Latin motto “Mens sana in corpore sano” (A healthy mind in a healthy body). 


Length: 60 minutes

 


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