Temple in Spain Academic Program

Temple in Spain offers programs designed for students with any Spanish language background. Whether you are beginning to learn Spanish, are looking to advance your language skills, or Spanish is your first language, you can study in Spain.

Spring and summer term programs focus on Spanish language immersion, and the fall program offers a variety of courses in taught in English as well as Spanish language courses.

To find out which program term is best for you, read below for an academic overview of each term, and view the detailed course offerings, including descriptions and pre-requisites.

Fall Semester

Academic Focus: Business, Liberal Arts, Spanish, and STEM

In the fall semester, take English-taught courses alongside local and international students at the University of Oviedo, while beginning or improving your Spanish language skills. Your English-taught courses will be offered by University of Oviedo faculty in their degree programs, while Spanish courses will be taught by Temple Program Director Jaime Duran or faculty in the La Casa de las Lenguas, the university’s Spanish language center. 

You will take a full course load of 4-5 classes, including Spanish language as well as other degree requirements, for 12-18 credits. Students proficient in Spanish may be eligible take courses in additional subject areas.

Academic Areas

  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Economics
  • Electrical engineering
  • English literature
  • Internships
  • Spanish language, literature and culture

Course Offerings

Course offerings at the University of Oviedo may differ from what is listed below. Education Abroad will work with accepted students to confirm course availability and schedules, and participants will register for courses once on-site.


  • Accounting 2102 Managerial Accounting 
  • Accounting 2521 Cost Accounting
  • Business Administration 3580 Special Topics - Topic: Organizational Design 
  • Economics 1102 Microeconomic Principles
    • Note: Econ 1102 is a prerequisite for Econ 3501 and Econ 3532 and cannot be taken concurrently in the same term.  
  • Economics 3501 Intermediate Microeconomic Analysis
  • Economics 3532 Economic History of the United States 
  • Finance 3515 Financial Markets and Institutions for Business 
  • Legal Studies 3524 Legal and Policy Issues in the Workplace 
  • Marketing 2101 Marketing Management 
  • Management Science/Operations Management 3101 Operations Management 


  • CIS 1051 Introduction to Problem Solving and Programming in Python
  • CIS 2100 Special Topics in CIS - Topic: Foundations of Computer Science 
  • CIS 2168 Data Structures 
  • CIS 3100 Special Topics in CIS - Topic: Information Repositories
  • CIS 3603 User Experience Design 
  • CIS 4350 Seminar on Topics in Computer Science- Topic: Computability 


  • ECE 3516 - Signals and Systems 
  • ECE 3612 - Processor Systems / ECE 3613 Processor Systems Lab 
  • ECE 4110 - Special Topics (Fundamentals Analog Electronics) 
  • ECE 4722 - Power Electronics 
  • ECE 4512 - Digital Communication Systems / ECE 4513 - Digital Communication Systems lab 
  • ECE 4542 - Telecommunications Engineering 


  • English 2821 Introduction to Linguistics
  • English 2501 Introduction to British Writing
  • English 3822 Semantics
  • English 2502 Introduction to American Writing
  • English 2601 Introduction to Postcolonial Literatures


  • Spanish 0837 Eating Cultures (3 Credit Hours)
    • This course fulfills a Gen Ed Human Behavior (GB) requirement for Temple students.


Spanish language, literature and culture courses at various levels


Internships available; more information will be shared with accepted students.

Visit the courses page for a complete listing of courses and pre-requisites.

Spring Semester

Academic Focus: Spanish Language Immersion 

The spring semester program is ideal for students seeking an immersive linguistic and cultural experience. In-class language instruction is combined in-class language with a homestay and daily interaction with Oviedo citizens.

You will be enrolled in the University of Oviedo’s Cursos de Lengua y Cultura Españolas para Extranjeros program, which offers courses in Spanish language and culture to international students. An integral part of the university, the program offers a broad range of courses, conducted in Spanish, at the intermediate and advanced levels and is housed at La Casa de las Lenguas, a center dedicated to language learning on the university's Campus de El Milán.

  • Undergraduate courses in Spanish language, literature, translation, history, art and cultural studies
  • You enroll in one of the program tracks below (intermediate or advanced), depending on your Spanish language background and take 5 courses within that track, for a total of 15 semester hours
  • Courses are taught by native Spanish-speaking faculty of the university and by University faculty member, Dr. Jaime Durán
  • Internships are available

Spring Semester Program Tracks

  • Intermediate Level Track: Intended for students who have, at minimum, successfully completed 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.)
    • Students will choose courses from the Intermediate Track.
    • If you have not yet taken Spanish 2096 and/or Spanish 3001 prior to enrolling in the Oviedo program, you are required to take these courses while in Oviedo.
  • Advanced Level Track: Intended for students who have, at minimum, successfully completed seven semesters of university-level Spanish (including Spanish 1001: Basic I, Spanish 1002: Basic II, Spanish 1003: Intermediate I, Spanish 2001: Conversational Review, Spanish 2096: Composition, Spanish 3001: Advanced Composition & Conversation, and Spanish 3096: Advanced Analysis and Writing Skills at Temple; or the equivalent.)
    • Students will choose courses from the advanced track.

You will take a language placement test upon arrival in Oviedo to confirm your language track.


Academic Focus: Spanish Language Immersion

You will register for two courses at Temple in Spain: a morning language class, taught at the University of Oviedo by native Spanish-speaking professors, and an afternoon class, taught by a Temple or University of Oviedo faculty member. Upon arrival in Oviedo, you will take a placement test to confirm your level and course. 

Morning Session Spanish Language Course Offerings

  • Spanish 1002: Basic II (4 credits)
  • Spanish 1003: Intermediate I (3 credits)
  • Spanish 2001: Conversational Review (3 credits)
  • Spanish 3001: Advanced Composition and Conversation (3 credits)
  • Spanish 3003: Advanced Grammar for Communication (3 credits)
  • NOTE: Spanish 2096 is not offered on this program. Students who have already taken Spanish 2001, but have not taken Spanish 2096 must complete Spanish 2096 prior to departure for Spain so that they are eligible to take either Spanish 3001 or Spanish 3003 as their morning language course. 

Afternoon Session Course Offerings

  • Spanish 0815: Language in Society (3 credits). Fulfills GB (Human Behavior GenEd) requirement for Temple students. Taught in English.​
  • Spanish 2000: Special Topics (3 credits). Course using the city of Oviedo and region of Asturias as the classroom, with a focus on local art, history, literature and gastronomy. Prerequisite: Spanish 1002, or equivalent. Taught in Spanish.
  • Spanish 3221: Spanish Culture and Civilization (3 credits). Prerequisite: Spanish 2096: Composition, or equivalent. Taught in Spanish.

Visit the courses page for a complete listing of courses and pre-requisites.