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Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain and Portugal

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN SUMMER 2021 Come to Spain and develop your reporting and story-telling skills in a newsroom environment! On this program, you will professionalize your journalistic skills in interviewing and news reporting, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. Faculty leader Peter Laufer is an award-winning journalist and broadcaster who will teach two courses on the program with a focus on interviewing and developing stories across cultural differences and linguistic barriers. “ Finding the news that...

Advertising and Public Relations in Segovia

The Advertising and Public Relations in Segovia program is designed to give students a better understanding of trans-national media in a Spain context. The program includes a Global Culture course and a Global Campaign Strategies course which are tailored to the Spanish context and focus on the Spanish wine industry as a case study. Students will learn how Spanish marketers appeal to consumers globally.Designed for students in media studies, advertising, public relations, and journalism, this program will teach you how to construct campaign and media messaging that is intended for domestic,...

Service Learning in Segovia and Fes: Immigration, Nationalism and Border Politics

This Service-Learning program is designed to give you a firsthand look at the immigration challenges and border politics that face Spain and Northern Africa and the opportunity to examine the topics within each country as case studies. It is ideal for students interested in International Studies, Spanish language, Political Science, Law, Human Rights, European Studies, Anthropology, History, or Sociology. Students will participate in the Fall semester program in Segovia and will complete a Service-Learning placement with a local nonprofit or non-governmental organization working to provide...

Hispanic Heritage in Oviedo

This program takes place during the month of July and is specially designed for Heritage speakers who are at the advanced Spanish language level. You will explore the linguistic, social, cultural and geographic diversity of the Spanish language and enhance your awareness of the connections between culture, identity and learning in the context of the Spanish language. You will be in class with other Heritage speakers and will work together to develop your Spanish language skills in needed areas. Besides working on language development and writing, each day during the last hour of class...

Intensive Spanish in Oviedo

This 5-week program includes 100 hours of intensive Spanish courses taught by University of Oviedo professors and is designed for intermediate and advanced level Spanish language 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 distance or a short bus ride of the city center and campus. This program is ideal for students from home institutions on the semester system. Students from home institutions on the...

Intensive Spanish for Healthcare Professionals in Oviedo

20200225_SustainableGoals_GoodHealth-416x416.png This 4-week intensive Spanish language program teaches standard terminology and incorporates common dialect variants as well as aspects of Latino culture that can impact the patient’s health and interaction with the medical system. The contents of this program are based on research carried out in US medical settings. Spanish is a diverse language that varies between regions and countries. While learning Spanish in Argentina, for example, would allow you to better understand that variety, it may not help with others. In contrast, the Spanish now...

Spanish Language in Oviedo

Enroll in one or both of two, four-week intensive Spanish language sessions offered in July and August. You may earn up to one year of Spanish language credit for enrolling in both sessions. Classes are offered at the beginning through advanced levels, and are taught in Spanish by experienced professors from the University of Oviedo. The focus is primarily on Spanish language development with attention to writing, listening and speaking. In addition, intermediate and advanced students can choose from several elective special topics during the last hour of class that focus on aspects of...

Spanish Language and Culture in Segovia

This program allows you to immerse yourself in Spanish language studies at the second or third year level for six weeks in the summer, a semester, or the entire academic year. You will improve your Spanish language skills in this impressively historical and picturesque city, while still being only 25 minutes by high-speed train from Spain's capital, Madrid. In addition, you live in a homestay which further supports your immersion into Spanish society and culture. you will attend courses at the GEO Center with other American students from all over the US, yet also have the opportunity to fully...

Spanish Immersion in Oviedo

You will take your core language courses in Spanish (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) through the Curso de Lengua y Cultura Españolas para Extranjeros (ELE) at the University of Oviedo. At ELE you will attend courses with US and other international students. A cross-cultural communications course, taught in English, is conducted by local faculty. ELE courses are held in the mornings, Monday-Friday, allowing you the opportunity to put your language skills to practical use in the community and enjoy the many leisure activities offered in the area.. This program offers full on-site...

Advanced Spanish Immersion

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png This four-week remote experience will allow Spanish language students to study the languages and literatures of Spain with Professor David Wacks from the University of Oregon’s Spanish Department and virtually explore the beautiful city of Oviedo in Spain’s northern green coast in the region of Asturias. Students will enroll in two 300 level Spanish courses taught by Professor Wacks. Both courses can be applied toward the...

Spanish Around the World

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png Complete first, second, or third-year Spanish language credits while learning from and connecting with Spanish speakers around the world! For the first time, you can learn directly from Spanish speakers based in Spain, Mexico, and Argentina in one experience from your home. You will "move" from one location after one or two weeks to the next, engaging with host families and local experts while learning of the linguistic nuances...

Hispanic Heritage

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png This remote, 4-week summer experience is specially designed for heritage Spanish speakers who are at the advanced Spanish language level. Explore the linguistic, social, cultural, and geographic diversity of the Spanish language and enhance your awareness of the connections between culture, identity, and learning in the context of the Spanish language. In addition to working on language development and writing, each day, you...

Spanish for Healthcare Professionals

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png In this remote experience you will learn the differences between the Spanish language varieties as well as common dialect variants used throughout Latin America. You will also have the opportunity to not only learn key terms and phrases for the medical field in the Spanish language, but also place them within real world and cultural contexts by hearing from guest speakers from Spain such as pharmacists, clinicians, and...

Intermediate Spanish Immersion in Segovia

This 10-week Spanish language immersion program offers first year Spanish language students the ability to complete the final term of the 100 level Spanish series as well as the second year of Spanish. Students who have already completed the entire 100 level Spanish series can complete the entire second year of Spanish and earn additional Spanish elective credits on the program. You will improve your Spanish language skills in this impressively historical and picturesque city, while still being only 25 minutes by high-speed train from Spain's capital, Madrid. In addition, you live in a...

Advanced Spanish Immersion: Languages and Literatures of Spain 

THIS PROGRAM WILL BE OFFERED AGAIN IN SUMMER 2021 This four-week program will allow students to fully immerse themselves in the beautiful city of Oviedo while studying the languages and literatures of Spain with Professor David Wacks from the University of Oregon’s Spanish Department. Oviedo is located in Spain’s northern green coast at the foot of the Aramo mountains in the region of Asturias. It has a reputation for being one of the safest and cleanest cities in Spain, full of pedestrian streets, sidewalk cafes, markets and cider houses. Students will enroll in two 300 level Spanish courses...

TASSEP Exchange

As scientific research becomes ever more international and cooperative, it is important for science students to experience scientific teaching and research in international settings. If you are an undergraduate student majoring in Physics, Math, Chemistry, or Biochemistry, the TASSEP program is a great fit for you. This program will give you the opportunity to experience a year of studying and living abroad in Europe while continuing to earn credits toward your UO degree. The program encompasses 16 different European universities, each with unique academic offerings and research...

Urban Design in Barcelona

THIS PROGRAM WILL RUN AGAIN IN SUMMER 2021 20200225_SustainableGoals_SustainableCities-416x416.png Humanity is inherently social. Life in urban environments of varying scales offer diverse options for activities and behaviors. This freedom to choose between walking, public transit, ride share and biking, for example, is enhanced today with data. The accessibility of human-scaled data to urban designers such as architects, landscape architects, entrepreneurs and social scientists is our last tool to resist increasingly harmful conditions of air quality, sound pollution, light, heat and...

The Psychology of a Meaningful Life

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png Learn the theoretical and empirical bases of what constitutes a productive, satisfying, and consequential life. With a focus on the US and Spain, explore the comparison of different cultural ideals, namely the American emphasis on independence, autonomy, and achievement and the Spanish emphasis on interconnectedness, social harmony, and familial pride. In addition to the focus on Spain and the US, you will hear from social...

International Journalistic Interview and Story Development

20200225_SustainableGoals_ClimateAction-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_QualityEducation-416x416.png 20200225_SustainableGoals_ConsumptionProduction-416x416.png This remote experience, virtually based in Oviedo, Spain and led by Professor Peter Laufer, will develop your reporting and story-telling skills in a newsroom environment! In this experience, you will professionalize your journalistic skills in interviewing and news reporting, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. Professor Laufer is an award-winning journalist and...

Psychology and Culture in Barcelona

20200225_SustainableGoals_GoodHealth-416x416.png This program will not run in 2020. Learn about a similar experience here . Come to Barcelona, a metropolis known for its beauty, architecture and music, and explore some of the most important questions of the human experience while experiencing Catalan culture firsthand. This program offers two psychology courses, which are taught in English and strongly emphasize Spanish culture. In addition to the academic component of the program, you will listen to guest lectures, go on field trips, and although Spanish and English are widely spoken, you...
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