Program Overview

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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, complex identities, and fascinating histories of each country as they relate to the Spanish language along the way.

The experience is comprised of two 4-week summer sessions. Each session offers two courses for a total of 80 contact hours per session. You have the option to enroll in one or both sessions. Students who enroll in both sessions can earn enough credits to complete the entire first or second year of Spanish language studies, or four courses of third-year Spanish, in just eight weeks!

First and second-year Spanish students will complete all sessions from the Casa de Las Lenguas based in Oviedo, Spain, from Spanish faculty. Students in third-year Spanish or with advanced Spanish will complete all sessions from Spanish faculty based in Segovia. All sessions in both locations will be conducted remotely.

Each group will partake in unique cultural activities and virtual excursions organized and led by local experts throughout the Spanish-speaking world. These will include:

  • Virtual explorations of Oviedo or Segovia in Spain; Queretaro, Mexico; and Rosario, Argentina, created just for you
  • Virtual host families with special and personal interactions each week over meals and through fun activities like cooking demonstrations and sharing hobbies
  • Language exchange partners with native Spanish-speaking local students

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Academic Details

The credits are approved at the University of Oregon. For non-UO students, credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Begin an application to learn more.

First and Second Year Spanish
Instruction is available at the beginner and intermediate levels from Oviedo, Spain. At the first year level, students enroll in one course entitled Spanish Around the World: Beginner. Students in second year Spanish enroll in one course entitled Spanish Around the World: Intermediate. Each course is 80 contact hours. The courses focus primarily on language development.

At the intermediate level, the Oviedo course consist of Spanish language instructions (60 contact hours) and Special Topic electives (20 contact hours), consisting of up to two of the following topics: Spanish Society and Culture; Spanish/Hispanic American Literature; Spanish History/Art History.

  • Session I - First Year Spanish course: CRN 42823
  • Session I - Second Year Spanish course: CRN 42825
  • Session II - First Year Spanish course: CRN 42824
  • Session II - Second Year Spanish course: CRN 42826

Third Year Spanish
Instruction at the advanced level (third year or higher) is available from Segovia, Spain. Students can choose one or two courses per session for 4 to 8 credits.

Session one course offerings:

Session two course offerings:

  • GEO - Advanced Spanish Conversation and Composition CRN 42882.
  • GEO - Spanish Literature from Dictatorship to Postmodernism CRN 42885.
  • GEO - Spanish Culture and Civilization CRN 42886.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with your study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.


Virtual Excursions and Cultural Activities
Examples of possible excursions and activities by location:

Oviedo - city center and gothic cathedral, Gijon and Asturian coast, ancient Roman Baths Museum, Fine Arts Museum of Oviedo.

Segovia - Alcazar castle, Roman Aqueduct, Gothic cathedral of Segovia, Jewish Quarter, Renaissance palaces, Romanesque churches, Segovia Mint.

Querétaro - city center, virutal tour and presentation by local artisans of art studios and shops.

Rosario - city center, Parana River, Museo Castagnino, Centro Culutral Parque España.
 

Host Families
Each student will have their own host family assigned to them in each country. Host families and students will partake in special and personal interactions online each week over meals and through fun activites like cooking demonstrations and sharing hobbies. These host families are highly experienced in hosting international students with various levels of Spanish proficiency. They are excited to be able to connect with you in this way as virutal hosts to share their culture and native language with you!

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.

Faculty and Staff

In addition to world-class faculty, you will also be supported by our fantastic GEO Segovia and Oviedo teams. They will help you break the ice with host families and language partners, and make sure you get a taste of Spain from afar.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearStart DateEnd Date
Summer Session I20207/6/20207/31/2020
Summer Session II20208/3/20208/28/2020

Travel Advisories

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