Known for its university atmosphere, Oviedo is also the commercial, cultural, and monarchical center of the region of Asturias. It was one of the few cities able to ward off Moorish attacks and became the capital of the Kingdom of Asturias in 810. The geography of Northern Spain varies, from the spectacular Picos de Europa, a hiker’s paradise of rugged and chaotic beauty, to the sought-after beaches of San Sebastian. Students will earn 6-8 Spanish credits from the University of Utah by taking courses from esteemed faculty at the University of Oviedo and working with the faculty director(s) on excursion-related projects.
- Available credit(s): 6-8 credits
- Applicants are required to enroll in 2 of the the program courses
- Please consult with your Faculty Director and Academic Advisor to determine course enrollment
- 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
LEARNING ABROAD BADGES
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:
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 Career Development and Language Immersion Badges:
- Career Development:
- Students interact with local cultures formally and informally in a variety of settings. Through this interaction, students gain valuable cultural insights and intercultural communication skills that can be effectively applied in a variety of business, educational, and governmental settings.
- This experience can be highlighted on resumes, graduate school applications, and during job interviews.
- 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, MA
- Instructor (Lecturer) of World Languages & 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
LEARNING ABROAD HANDBOOK
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.