GEO Elements: Choose A Language Partner

Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Open to All Students
Location: Italy, Spain
GPA: 0.0
Program Overview

Venture outside your classroom and country and spend weekly sessions practicing your language skills with college students or locals!  Build your confidence and enjoy interesting cross-cultural interactions that introduce you to people and exciting new learning options. Language partners are a great way to apply what you learn in the classroom and hear native speakers use their own language.

Depending on your language of interest, you’ll be introduced to and paired with a native Spanish- or Italian-speaker. Team up with one or more conversation partners for regular exchanges about a variety of topics of your choosing in both English and your second language. Language partners in Spain are students from the University of Valladolid or locals. Language partners in Italy are students from the University of Siena.

Language partner activities are synchronous, with participants determining the most convenient schedule and platform (Zoom, Skype, or What’s App).



$34.00 per week

NOTE: If you are a Pell Grant recipient for the current academic year, GEO will extend you a 33% enrollment discount on this GEO element. Documentation required.

For students who are not Pell Grant recipients, note that GEO will extend a 15% discount to you if you purchase 6 or more Elements.

These discounts cannot be combined.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Start Date
Any Any Start whenever you’d like
Academic Details

60 minute-sessions

1-2 interactions per week

3-week minimum commitment

The choice is yours! Choose which city best matches your interests. Elements are available in the following locations:

Course Equivalencies

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

Non-UO students: 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.

Travel Advisories

GEO programs are under continuous review during this period of global uncertainty and limited travel. All program details outlined on this page, including program cost, are subject to change if global or location-specific conditions require modifications to program structure.

To learn more about COVID regulations while studying abroad, visit our FAQ page.