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Communication Studies in Oviedo

Experience beautiful Oviedo, Spain, located in Northern Spain in the Asturias region. Led by Southern Oregon University Professor of Communication, Alena Ruggerio, this program will engage students in a detailed exploration of environmental persuasion as it relates to the local people and culture as well as an examination of how Spain is depicted in public messages and how that compares and contrasts with our own experiences of Spain. The program will include several day trips and excursions to local sites of interest. We will go on a weekend excursion to Covadonga, located in the beautiful...

Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain

The interview is intimate, immediate, and can be an entrée to the soul. It’s a critical tool for journalists and is integral to most story development. These courses are designed to improve and professionalize students’ journalistic skills, from the art of posing questions to the critical task of listening actively and creatively to answers. How to make best use of interview material in story is emphasized. The program will be based at the GEO Center in Oviedo, Spain. Oviedo is just 23 miles from Spain’s northern “green coast” and is an important stopover point on the Camino de Santiago. The...

Service Learning in Spain and Morocco: Immigration, Nationalism and Border Politics

This Service-Learning program is designed to give students a firsthand look at the immigration challenges and border politics that face Spain and Northern Africa. Students will participate in the spring semester program in Segovia and will complete their Service-Learning placement with the local branch of the Red Cross working to provide support to the immigrant population in Segovia. At the end of the Segovia portion of the program, students will travel as a group through southern Spain to the Port of Algerciras (Cádiz) where they will experience the trip by ferry from Spain to Tangiers,...

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 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 with them to develop your Spanish language skills in needed areas. Besides working on language development and writing, each day during the last hour of class students will...

Intensive Spanish for Healthcare Professionals in Oviedo

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 the student to better understand that variety, it may not help with others. In contrast, the Spanish now spoken throughout Latin America has its...

Spanish Language in Oviedo

Enroll in one or both of the 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...

Spanish Language and Culture in Segovia

These six-week summer and semester-long Spanish immersion programs are designed for intermediate and advanced level Spanish language students. All courses are taught in Spanish, making this program ideal for Spanish majors and minors as well as students interested in taking courses in art history, European studies, history, literature, Spanish culture and more. 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...

Spanish Immersion in Oviedo

You will take your core language courses in Spanish (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 support and is...

Advanced Spanish Immersion: Languages and Literatures of Spain 

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 courses taught by Professor Wacks. Courses will be held at the...

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

Investigate how bottom-up urban design strategies provide a framework for the participation of workers and residents to create an integrated community in Barcelona’s 22@ information activities district. Visit and diagram three urban typologies at the scale of the urban room, district, and neighborhood, including: (1) maritime metropolis; (2) modernisme; and (3) contemporary pluralism, along with a comparative study of similar typologies in Granada, Andalucía. Explore how cultural events, food culture and urban fabric provide an emergent connectivity between post-industrial blocks in the 22@...

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 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...
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