Overview

OviedoUniversity of Oviedo

Rollins College offers an opportunity to study at the University of Oviedo for an academic year or a semester. Program highlights:

  • Courses in Spanish at a range of levels
  • Courses in English during the spring semester
  • Fun and friendly city in Northern Spain
  • Excursions and activities in and around Oviedo
  • Amazing landscape: ski and surf!

Now a major university boasting more than 44,000 students enrolled in thirty five departments, the University of Oviedo was founded in 1574 and opened its doors in 1608 to one hundred students.

The city of Oviedo is situated in central Asturias at the foot of the Naranco sierra.  It is a prosperous urban area with a rich, historical heritage.  Oviedo is the capital of Asturias, one of the 17 self-governing communities constitutionally forming the Kingdom of Spain, and the political, administrative, cultural and commercial center of the region. Most of the city’s Old Quarter is zoned for pedestrian traffic only, making it ideal for exploring on foot.  Asturias is situated in the far northwest of the Iberian Peninsula. The Cantabrian Sea forms its northern border and the Cordillera Cantábrica its southern border.  The climate is basically an Atlantic one, with mild temperatures and abundant rainfall all year round. There are three distinct regions within the principality.  First, there are the mountains within the Cantabrian system where peaks rise to 8,000-foot summits in the Picos de Europa national park.  A second area is one of inland sierras, narrow valleys, meadows and woodland descending from the mountains to the coasts and the third is the coastal area, with its rocky cliffs, beautiful beaches and estuaries.  The area is a natural paradise, with opportunities for numerous outdoor sports, including sailing, biking, surfing, hiking, canoeing, horseback riding and skiing.

Exchange: Exchange places are only available to students who take at least two standard University courses in either English or Spanish and do not take more than two courses through CEPE.  The number of exchange places available on this program depends on how many students Oviedo sends to Rollins and the number of available exchange places changes year to year.  Exchange places are not guaranteed and interested students should visit IP for advising.

Program Costs:

  • Costs: The program fee is equal to Rollins College tuition and fees, plus room and board, for one semester.  For 2014-2015 this is $28,275.
  • Includes: Tuition and program administration, accommodation, orientation, all meals, laundry, complete medical and emergency insurance, and cultural activities and excursions.
  • Does not include:
    • Airfare from Orlando: Estimated at $1,400
    • Visa: Estimated at $160
    • Personal expenses and course materials: Estimated at $800
    • Souvenirs, entertainment and independent travel: Costs will vary but an average estimate is $1200-$2000
    • Travel/Property insurance (if desired): Costs will vary
  • Need-Based Scholarships: scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set costs associated with international airfare, and, in exceptional cases, other costs associated with study abroad.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.

 

Check out this wonderful article about Asturias! http://www.guardian.co.uk/travel/2009/jul/12/asturias-spain-food-drink?fb=native&CMP=FBCNETTXT9038

Requirements for Admission:

  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Good college standing
  • Good record with Community Standards
  • Good references
  • Professional Application
  • A minimum of two semesters of Spanish or the equivalent

Fall 2014 Calendar

  • Aug 29: Depart US
  • Aug 30: Arrive Spain
  • Aug 31-September 1: Orientation
  • Sep 1-26: CBCE courses
  • Oct 1-December 20: Spanish Language & Culture Program
  • Dec 20: Depart Spain/Arrive US

Spring 2014 Calendar

  • Jan 6: Depart US
  • Jan 7: Arrive Oviedo
  • Spanish Language & Culture Programs
    • Jan 8-May 16
    • May 17: Depart Spain/Arrive US
  • Direct Enrollment Program (includes any courses in English)
  • Jan 22-May 7
  • May 8-28: Exams
  • May 29: Depart Spain/Arrive US

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