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.
All courses are taught in Spanish and emphasize reading, writing, listening and speaking. You will attend courses with US and other international students. You will stay in a homestay within walking or a short bus ride the city center and campus. In-class learning is complemented by field trips, guided visits and other group activities included in the program fee. 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 miles from Spain’s northern “green” coast. Historically, the city dates to the tenth century it was the capital of the Asturian Kingdom and an important stopover point on the Camino de Santiago. Today, Oviedo has an urban design which promotes equity and inclusion in historic sites, public squares, car-free livable streets and a culture public gathering places, sidewalk cafes, markets and bars. It has a reputation for being one of the safest and cleanest cities Spain, offering great quality of life for our students. The hospitality and warmth of the Asturian people coupled with the absence of mass tourism and low presence of English speaking visitors in the region are the keys to Oviedo’s strength as a student learning environment for cultural and linguistic immersion. During the summer months there are numerous festivities and special events held in Oviedo and nearby locations.
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 society, culture and civilization.
The London Theatre program is a 9 week intensive study program offered every other Spring term (odd years).This program is designed specifically for theatre majors, but students from related areas of the arts and humanities may also be eligible.
During the study term, you will attend live professional theatre performances, sometimes including mixed media concerts, opera, ballet, or modern dance. In addition to contemporary London theatre, you may elect to study performance with London theatre professionals, meet with guest speakers, and have ample free time to explore London’s museums and other historical sites. In addition, you will travel to StratfordUponAvon, Kenilworth and either Sudeley or Warwick Castle, Bath, Stonehenge/Avebury, Salisbury or Wells cathedral, and a daytrip to Brighton or to Dover Castle and the medieval town of Canterbury.