Academics

Study Abroad

Oviedo, Spain

Oviedo, Spain

Summer Quarter 2016
July 4-29
17 Green River Credits
Application Deadline: May 2, 2016

Contact Cindy Card (253) 833-9111 ext. 2160
ccard@greenriver.edu

 

Information Meetings

  • March 17, 2016 - Noon to 1:00 p.m. - River Rm. - Student Union Bldg.

Spend a fascinating four weeks living in Spain while learning about Spanish Life and Culture:

  • Earn 17 course credits
  • Visit places of interest, such as Romanesque cathedrals, 20,000 year old caves and pre Romanesque structures
  • Explore Europe on your own before or after your program

You will live and study at the University of Oviedo (UO) for four weeks during the summer.  Professors from the University of Oviedo will teach Spanish Language courses and a Green River faculty member will teach the Humanities and activities portion of the program.

 

Courses

Academic Program:

This is a study program. Students must carry a 17-credit load and are expected to fully participate in all class activities. Students will earn 17 credits including Humanities 133 (5 credits), Hispanic Activities (Span 115, 2 credits) and 10 credits of Spanish Language and Literature (courses vary by student level). Courses are scheduled Monday through Friday. The weekends are free.

Course and Field Activities:

A group of 10-12 US students will study with University of Oviedo faculty and one Green River College faculty. This cohort will attend class at the University of Oviedo’s Humanities campus Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 2 pm for a total of 130 hours over the four weeks. There will be two weekend excursions, one to the caves of Covadonga and the other to Santander including the museum of torture (total of 16 hours).

Requirements:

Participants must be 18 years or older, have completed Spanish 121, have an overall GPA of 2.7 and a 3.0 GPA for Spanish.

 

 

Location

The University of Oviedo is an Asturian Icon built in the 17th century. The city of Oviedo is a treasure trove of architecture with structures dating back to the 9th century. The rich Spanish culture and food are alive and vibrant in the city.

Classes will be held at the University of Oviedo’s Humanities campus.

Accommodations

During your stay, you will live with a host family and they will provide full room and board. You will have an outstanding opportunity to learn about Spanish culture first-hand and practice your Spanish language skills in an authentic environment.

Activities

Included in the program students will have:

  • There will be two weekend excursions, one to the caves of Covadonga and the other to Santander including the museum of torture (total of 16 hours).
  • There will be plenty of time for exploration. Oviedo is a historical city boasting more than three world patrimonial heritage sites including San Miguel de Lillo and Santa María del Naranco (two pre Romanesque structures located within walking distance of town) that were built during times of the Kingdom of Asturias (before the unification of the kingdom of Spain).

Program Fees

PROGRAM FEES:  

Total cost $5,140 (depending on the exchange rate)

  • Program fee to Green River $1,040 (includes teacher guidance, insurance, and field trips)
  • Room & Board paid to UO €600 (roughly $660)
  • Tuition paid to UO €855 (roughly $940) (10 credits & books)
  • Tuition paid to Green River $700 (for 7 credits)
  • Additional Costs You must arrange your own air and ground transportation to and from the University of Oviedo (roughly $1,800)

Application deadline:  May 2, 2016

Application Process

Application Requirements:

Participants must be 18 years or older, have completed Spanish 121, have an overall GPA of 2.7 and a 3.0 GPA for Spanish.

You do not need to be a current Green River College student to participate in this program.

Students registering through Green River College should fill out the preliminary application and return it with the supporting documents to Cindy Card in the Study Abroad office (address below).  Upon acceptance into the program, students will receive further application instructions.

Preliminary application for Green River College students

Cindy Card,
Study Abroad Coordinator
Green River College
12401 SE 320th Street
Auburn, WA  98092-3622

IVD-115
E-mail: card@greenriver.edu
Phone: (253) 833-9111, ext. 2160
Fax: (253) 288-3419