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.

What is an Exchange?

This is a program in which the University of Oregon and the partner universities exchange students on an ongoing basis. The number of places available to UO students varies based on the number of partner institution students coming to UO. If there are not enough exchange places available in a given year, then qualified applicants will be offered the opportunity to apply as a fee-paying study abroad student, or to apply for an alternate exchange program.

This is an exchange program in which you will directly enroll in courses at a UO partner university. Exchange programs differ from other study abroad options and on-site student support services such as academic advising, health & counselling services may vary. 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.

NOTE: The host university has its own credit and grading system. The transcripts provided by the host institution will be converted by the UO Registrar’s Office based on established standards of conversion. Exchange applicants should meet with a GEO advisor to discuss program details.

Academic Details

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

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Term
Academic Year
Year
2019-20
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Early September
Departure Date
Late June
Term
Fall-Winter Semester
Year
2019-20
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late August
Departure Date
Late January
Term
Spring Semester
Year
2020
Deadline
2/1/2019
Arrival Date
Late January
Departure Date
Late June

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.