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  • Locations: Arriondas, Spain; Astorga, Spain; Cangas de Onis, Spain; Cantabria, Spain; Comillas, Spain; Covadonga, Spain; Leon, Spain; Oviedo, Spain; Ribadesella, Spain; Santillana Del Mar, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • Courses Offered
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Program Start Date Program End Date
Summer 2020 02/15/2020 02/22/2020 05/20/2020 06/26/2020
NOTE: Dates are subject to change. Students must arrive in the host city and check into the program housing on the program start date. The program officially ends on the end date, and students must check out of the housing facilities at that time. Participants are responsible for arranging travel to and from the program and should WAIT to purchase airfare until they have been officially instructed by the Faculty Director, Program Provider, and/or Host University.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Faculty-Led Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Housing Type(s): Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Home Campus: Non-U of U, U of U: Utah Campus
Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Undergraduate U of U Click here for a definition of this term Language(s) of Instruction: Spanish
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum Language Prerequisite: Advanced English Language Fluency, Beginning Host Language Click here for a definition of this term Badge Opportunities: Language Immersion
Click here for a definition of this term Eligibility: Course Prerequisite(s), Good Academic & Judicial Standing, Minimum Age: 18 Click here for a definition of this term Pre-departure Requirements: Learning Abroad 101, Pre-Departure Orientation, Participation Requirements for Learning Abroad, Post-Decision Health Assessment, Pre & Post Commitments
Program Description:

Intensive Spanish Language in Oviedo, Spain

DESCRIPTIONSU15 Spain Language

Known for its university atmosphere, Oviedo is the commercial, cultural, and political center of the region of Asturias in Northern Spain. Asturias has a rich culture and history spanning thousands of years. The geography of Northern Spain varies, from the spectacular Picos de Europa, a hiker’s paradise of rugged and chaotic beauty, to the secluded beaches that dot the coast. Students will earn 6-8 Spanish credits by taking courses from faculty at the University of Oviedo and working with the faculty director.

More about the Program:

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  • Available credit(s): 6-8 credits
  • Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the the program courses
  • Click on the Courses Offered link above for more information, including prerequisites


  • Possible excursions may include:
    • Three Saturday excursions to sites of historical, cultural, and natural interest in the region
    • Weekly extra-curricular activities in Oviedo


In addition to taking classes, students enrich their time abroad by participating in Learning Abroad Badge opportunities such as, Career Development, Language Immersion, Research Experience, and Community Engagement:
Badge Opportunities
The Learning Abroad Badges listed in the Fact Sheet above are included in this program. Some programs offer opportunities to earn additional Learning Abroad Badges through independent options.  Students interested in earning multiple Learning Abroad Badges can participate in the Global U Program and receive special recognition at graduation.

This program automatically earns the Language Immersion Badges:
  • Language Immersion:
    • As part of the program, students concentrate on improving language skills and understanding the interaction between culture and language.  
    • Students will have the opportunity to practice using these skills in a variety of authentic and challenging settings.


  • Tim Cannon
    • Language Coordinator
    • Department of World Languages and Cultures
    • College of Humanities


  • See Housing Type(s) above
  • Participants are required to use the program housing facilities
  • Housing is included in the program cost


  • Click on the Budget Sheet link above for information about ESTIMATED costs
  • Participants should read the full Withdrawal Penalty Policy BEFORE applying
  • Scholarships are available for Degree-Seeking, University of Utah students
  • Financial Aid might apply, visit your Financial Aid Counselor for more information


The Learning Abroad Handbook outlines the University of Utah's eligibility requirements, financial policies, conduct standards, administrative procedures, academic expectations, as well as visa and passport guidelines for Learning Abroad Programs. ALL participants are subject to the rules and regulations in the Learning Abroad Handbook. It is every participant's responsibility to read the Learning Abroad Handbook and contact Learning Abroad with any questions.

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Program Reviews:
Summer 2018 Participant
My host family became my second family and I can't wait to return to Oviedo and visit them again!

SAVANNAH TORMAN, Summer 2019 Participant
This program was truly life-changing. The language and cultural immersion were exactly what I needed at this point in my academic career to help supplement everything I have learned so far. The classes only helped me to improve my skills, and I was matched with the most incredible host family. I would recommend a language immersion program to anyone who is interested in learning or improving in a foreign language!

Summer 2018 Participant
I loved this program. I just feel like there would have been more cultural immersion if the people who are taking the upper level classes were in the same class as native Spanish speakers.

ANNIE JOSEPH, Summer 2019 Participant
Oviedo was a wonderful experience. I made a great deal of progress with my Spanish while I was abroad, and I loved getting to know a new place and a new culture. I would go out and explore the city with my friends, and I loved seeing all of the old, historical buildings. Living with a host family was a great way to see true Spanish culture, and even though it was intimidating at first it was very rewarding in the end. I hope that I can go back to Oviedo one day, and enjoy some tapas while getting to practice my Spanish again with the locals.