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Oviedo, Spain

Temple in Spain Spring Semester

Global Temple Conference

Hike
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Hike
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Hike
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Group dinner at La Taberna del Zurdo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Group dinner at La Taberna del Zurdo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Group dinner at La Taberna del Zurdo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Spain, landscape
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Spain, landscape
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Spain, landscape
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Toledo excursion
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Toledo excursion
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Toledo excursion
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
View of Oviedo from Naranco
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
View of Oviedo from Naranco
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
View of Oviedo from Naranco
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Children walking through Oviedo dressed in traditional Asturian clothing
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Children walking through Oviedo dressed in traditional Asturian clothing
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Children walking through Oviedo dressed in traditional Asturian clothing
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Excursion to Picos de Europa--Cantabria, Spain
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Excursion to Picos de Europa--Cantabria, Spain
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Excursion to Picos de Europa--Cantabria, Spain
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Flea market/ fresh food market in the middle of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Flea market/ fresh food market in the middle of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Flea market/ fresh food market in the middle of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Center of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Center of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Center of Oviedo
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Spanish architecture
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Spanish architecture
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Spanish architecture
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.
Los Picos SP2015
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Take an afternoon walk through the winding streets of the old town part of Oviedo.
Los Picos SP2015
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Practice your every-day Spanish skills by heading to the local bakery and ordering a fresh baked typical Asturian empanada.
Los Picos SP2015
Picture yourself in Oviedo
Be sure to check out places like El Fontán market, el ayuntamiento, the art museum, and the Catedral, which dates back to the 14th Century.

Temple in Spain: Spring Semester

Temple's spring semester in Spain program is based at the University of Oviedo in the province of Asturias, one of the most culturally significant regions in Spain. The program is designed for students who have completed at least four semesters of college-level Spanish and are committed to further developing their Spanish language skills.

Program dates

  • Spring Semester: early January through late May
  • Students first fly to Madrid for the six-day orientation program which includes exploration of Madrid and surrounding areas, before traveling to Oviedo as a group

Academics

  • Program is designed for intermediate and advanced students of Spanish
  • Undergraduate courses, conducted in Spanish, in Spanish language, literature, translation, history, art and cultural studies
  • Students take 5 courses within either the intermediate or advanced track, for a total of 15 credits
  • Courses are taught by native Spanish-speaking faculty of the University of Oviedo and by Temple University faculty member, Dr. Jaime Durán

Academic and cultural enrichment

In addition to academic courses, the university’s Casa de las Lenguas offers cultural programming and organized leisure activities, providing students with additional opportunities to acquire in-depth knowledge of various aspects of Spanish and Asturian culture. The programs and activities also serve to strengthen students’ Spanish language proficiency outside of a formal classroom setting.

  • Excursions to sites studied in class
  • Language partner conversation exchange
  • Film series
  • Short story and photography student competitions
  • Week-long non-credit enrichment workshop, for which students choose their theme. Past themes include dance, short story, photography, cartoons and cooking.

Language of instruction

  • Spanish 
  • Program participants must have completed a minimum of four semesters of university-level Spanish (including Spanish 1001: Basic I, Spanish 1002: Basic II, Spanish 1003: Intermediate I, and Spanish 2001: Conversational Review at Temple; or the equivalent.)

School Location and Facilities

Oviedo, a charming and lively city, is located in the Asturias region of scenic northwestern Spain. 

The El Milán humanities campus, where study abroad students take all of their classes, is comprised of classrooms and administrative offices, as well as a library, video library and language laboratory You will have access to the facilities that all local students enjoy. University facilities include classrooms, computer labs and wireless internet system, student lounges, a library, administrative offices, and recreation.

 

 

 

Why Oviedo?

Immerse yourself in Oviedo--the cultural, commercial and administrative hub of Asturias, located just 20 miles from the beautiful Bay of Biscay. You will take classes at the Universidad de Oviedo, one of the top universities in Spain. As a university city with so much history, Oviedo has many things to offer. 

Oviedo is wonderful setting to futher develop and refine your language skills. With relatively few English-speaking visitors, you will be able to truly immerse yourself in the Spanish language. It is a city large enough to host a full calendar of events (incuding festivals, museum exhibits, concerts, and sporting events), yet small enough to see familiar faces as you walk through town. This city has awe-inspiring natural vistas and endless opportunities for getting out into nature, with the Cantabrian Sea to the north and Picos de Europa to the south. Walking through the streets, you'll see an array of architectural styles, from Pre-Romanesque to Gothic to Baroque, attesting to the city's integration of a variety of cultures. 

Housing

Program-arranged homestay

Eligibility

Open to qualified students matriculated at U.S. colleges and universities. 

Applying to the program

Application Deadline: October 1.