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Cross-Border Interviewing and Story Development in Spain and Portugal

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. This program is designed to improve and professionalize your 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 astory is emphasized. The program is based at the GEO Center in Oviedo, Spain. Students on the program will travel as a group to Porto, Portugal and use the city as a comparative study to Oviedo and Spain in the...

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 students a firsthand look at the immigration challenges and border politics that face Spain and Northern Africa. Students will participate in the Fall semester program in Segovia and will complete their Service-Learning placement with a local nonprofit or non-governmental organization 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 Algeciras (Cádiz) where they will experience the trip by ferry from Spain to...

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

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 spoken throughout Latin America has its origins...

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...

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 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 taught by Professor Wacks. Both courses can be...

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

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 humidity, and carve out refuges in our cities for the inclusion of children, seniors, caregivers and even...

Psychology and Culture in Barcelona

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 will take four, one-hour introductory Catalan classes to learn the offical language of Barcelona and Catalonia. One of the...
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