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  • Locations: Oviedo, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UP applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
Oviedo, Spain: Summer 2018

“Choosing to spend a summer in Spain was undoubtedly one of the best decisions I made in college. It’s a beautiful, precious country and I am forever changed by my choice to learn a new language, to learn a new culture, and to learn to trust myself.”
-James Henderson
Political Science, Summer 2016


Students take six credits of Spanish language at either 200 or 300 level. There are two different tracks available.

Upper Division Track includes two courses. SPN 391, "Asturias: Historia y Cultura" (3 credits) taught by a local faculty member, and SPN 491 (3 credits), an advanced level Spanish course titled "Literature of Northern Spain: Sinners and Saints, Pilgrims and Penitents" that is taught by UP professor, Dr. Matthew Warshawsky. Prerequisites are SPN 301 and SPN 302.

Intermediate Track includes SPN 207, an intermediate level Spanish course taught by a local faculty member that counts for six university credits.

Classroom facilities are at the Universtiy of Oviedo or the GEO Center.

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Living Quarters:
Students will stay with homestay families in Oviedo, and will receive all meals from their homestay families.

The Experience:
Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias, located in northern Spain and 30 minutes from the coast. Founded in 761, the city is rich with history and architectural tradition, with many buildings dating back to the medieval period.

During this program students have the opportunity for local excursions to the Cathedral, the Museum of Fine Arts, and the Archaeology Museum. Excursions outside of Oviedo include two day trips and a weekend excursion. One day trip is to Asturias and Covadonga, and the other is to Gijon and Aviles. The weekend trip is for two nights to either Bilbao or Madrid.

Financial Aid: 
This program is eligible for State, Federal, Private and UP Financial Aid; however, summer aid typically is in the form of loans. For more financial aid information visit:

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Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.