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UMass: Spain: Univ. de Oviedo
Oviedo, Spain (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring
Program Dates &
Deadlines:
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Program Costs Spring
Fact Sheet:
Advisor:
Cristina Sosa
Who Can Apply?:
All
Fields of Study:
Art History, Bachelor's Degree with Individual Concentration (BDIC), Comparative Literature, History, Latin American Studies, Modern European Studies, Spanish
Host Institution:
Universidad de Oviedo
Language(s) of Instruction:
Spanish
Language Prerequisite:
4 College-Level Semesters
Program Type:
Faculty-Led, Language & Culture Studies
Housing:
Family Home Stay
In Classes With:
All International Students
Minimum Class Standing:
Sophomore
Application Includes:
language competency form
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Classification of Credits Available:
Full-Time
Program Description:

Program Overview/Academics

Catedral OviedoThis program is offered jointly with the University of Oviedo. Your proficiency in Spanish must be equivalent to someone who has successfully completed a 4th semester of college level Spanish (Spanish 240, Spanish 246, or Spanish 242 at UMass Amherst or high school equivalent). Students earn up to 15 University of Massachusetts undergraduate credits in Spanish Language, History, Art, Culture and Literature.

Course offerings (subject to minor changes)

Level of students is determined by previous course work and by testing upon arrival at Oviedo. List of courses for International students at Universidad de Oviedo:

Program for INTERMEDIATE LEVEL. All are 3 credit 300 level courses.

  • Spanish Language: Grammar in the Communicative Context. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Language: Commentary of Texts. Specialised Vocabulary. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Language: Phonetics and Phonology. Theory and Practice . 3 hours per week
  • Introduction to Translation: English/Spanish. 3 hours per week
  • Spanish Literature. 3 hours per week.
  • History of Spain. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Art. 3 hours per week.

Program for ADVANCED LEVEL. All are 3 credits 400 level courses.

  • Spanish Language: Grammar in the Communicative Context. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Language: Commentary of Texts. Specialised Vocabulary. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Language: Phonetics and Phonology. Theory and Practice . 3 hours per week
  • Translation: English/Spanish. 3 hours per week
  • Spanish Literature. 3 hours per week.
  • History of Spain. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Art. 3 hours per week.
  • Commentary of Literary Texts. 3 hours per week.
  • Culture of Latin America: Literature, History, Civilisation. 3 hours per week.
  • Spanish Society and Culture.3 hours per week

Location

The city of Oviedo is one of the most important centers of cultural activity in the northwest of Spain. With nearly 200,000 inhabitants it is also the capital of the "Principado de Asturias," and the geographical, administrative, commercial, and cultural center of the region. The climate in Asturias is quite mild, except in the high mountains, and often rainy. The mountains and villages along the coast are ideal places to vacation. There are a number of ski resorts in the region. Oviedo has a very active cultural life with concerts, operas, conferences, congresses, museums, libraries, exhibitions, etc.

The University of Oviedo was founded in 1574 and began its teaching activities in 1608. Today, as it celebrates its four hundredth anniversary, it has become a prestigious institution. Since 1978 the University has been holding Spanish Language and Culture Courses for International students. Over the past twenty-five years, the university has developed a solid and efficient infrastructure fully integrated in the university framework.

Living Arrangements

Students live with a host family.



Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2016 10/11/2015 10/11/2015 TBA TBA