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University of Oviedo
Oviedo, Spain (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring,
Year (Fall - Spring)
Eligibility: Please see below for requirements.
Budget Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 09/15/2014 10/03/2014 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
 Language of Instruction:
Spanish
 Language Requirements:
Spanish
 Program Type:
USF Exchange
 Eligibility Requirements:
Degree Seeking
 Level of Study:
Graduate, Undergraduate
 Open to:
Degree Seeking USF Student, USF Students Only
 Credit Offered:
USF Credit
 Program Advisor:
Rene Sanchez
 Minimum GPA:
2.75
 Sponsoring College:
University Wide
 Program Primary Subject:
Business, Marketing, and Finance, Education, Fine Arts and Art History, Humanities, History, and Media Studies, Languages and Applied Linguistics, Mathematics, Natural and Physical Sciences, Performing Arts, Social Sciences
Program Description:
University of Oviedo
USF Exchange Program
15 Weeks Fall: Sep - Dec / Spring: Jan - June

Program Overview

Immerse yourself in Spanish language and culture whilst studying abroad in the beautiful principality of Asturias! Semester exchange programs allow students the opportunity earn USF college credit from a diverse set of subject abroad, while still paying an equivalent to USF cost. Students are enrolled abroad and take classes, live, and socialize with local British and other international students, gaining a truly enriching experience and in-depth cultural immersion for one to two semesters.

Exchange programs are the most competitive and students are encouraged to begin the application process early to better focus on their personal statement and gather the needed recommendations.

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Location

Oviedo is the capital of the principality of Asturias.  Its pre-Romanesque architecture sits among spectacular mountains and rugged coasts.  Oviedo is a cultural Mecca and a very walkable city, which offers the best in modern living, in a fairly mild climate just five hours by bus to Madrid.

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Host Institution

University of Oviedo

As the only public univerty in Asturias, the activity of the University of Oviedo has spread far throughout the region. Orginally founded in the 16th century, The university's population is like that of USF with more than 40,000 students, 500 of whom are foreigners. The founding "ancient" areas dating back to it's inception are the Faculties of Arts, Theology, and Law, but over the centuries have grown to include Business, Internationsl Studies, Education, Engineering, Social, Natural, and Human Sciences, and Linguistics.

Schools website: http://www.uniovi.es

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Academic Program and Course Information

Students fluent in Spanish may take courses throughout the university's faculties provided that they meet the requirements. Those with a strong understanding of Spanish but not fluent enough to sit in a Spanish-speaking classroom may opt instead to take the advanced Spanish language program offered through the university.

For more information visit:

http://www.uniovi.es/zope/organos_gobierno/unipersonales/vicerrectorados/vicd/IR/

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Program Costs

The exchange program cost is based upon in-state tuition rates for a full-time course load. Out-of-State and International students pay the same rate for the purposes of study abroad programs.

Not included in this cost:

  • Airfare
  • Housing abroad (arranged with and paid to host school)
  • Meals
  • Additional travel or medical insurance
  • Any transportation fees
  • Passport and Visa fees
  • Any additional or personal expenses

In addition, students are expected to pay Emergency medical insurance in the amount of $50/month. 

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Living Arrangements

While the university itself does not have its own dormitories, a variety of dorm-like and apartment options are independently owned and operated in cooperation with the university's student union. USF students have also previously arranged housing with host families.

More information is available on their website: http://www.uniovi.es/zope/organos_gobierno/unipersonales/vicerrectorados/vee/vivienda/

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Who Can Participate?

Students must be at least of sophomore standing when they attend, but may apply as freshman.

Students must have at minimum four semesters of college level Spanish language courses.

Graduating seniors may not participate in their last semester as program dates and processing time would delay their intended graduation.

All majors are welcomed.

A 2.5 GPA minimum is considered competitive for consideration.

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Getting There

Students are asked to not purchase any tickets until they receive an acceptance letter from the host school overseas. This letter will have details on orientation dates and arrival airports.

Students are responsible for arranging their own flights and transportation to the host school.

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Medical Insurance and Travel Documentation

USF provides program participants with sickness/accident and emergency medical evacuation insurance valid for the dates of the program.  Those who will travel independently, either in advance of the program or after the program ends, must ensure that they have insurance coverage valid outside the U.S.  

Every program participant MUST have a passport, valid six months from the date of travel. Students are responsible for their own immigration documents.

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Contacts for More Information

Questions regarding study abroad, program enrollment, registration and payment of fees:

Rene Sanchez
Education Abroad Office, International Affairs (loc. CGS 101)
University of South Florida 4202 E. Fowler Ave., CGS 101
Tampa, Florida 33620-5550
Phone: (813) 974-4314 Fax: (813) 974-4613
email: rene@usf.edu