Oviedo, Spain

Founded in the 16th century, The University of Oviedo has more than 40,000 students, 500 of whom are foreigners. 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.

Study abroad students will take five courses in the Program for Foreigners, ranging from language to history and literature, all taught entirely in Spanish. Special options are available for education or computer information systems majors.

Students live with host families. Living with a specially chosen host family will enhance the experience and maximize the immersion into the Spanish culture. An on-site director is also available to assist students with any needs throughout their stay.

City, Country

Oviedo, Spain

Language of Instruction

Spanish - Intensive Program for Foreigners

Subjects of Study

Spanish Language, Culture, Literature,
Education, Computer Information Systems.
Other subjects as offered

Eligibility & Admission

3 semesters of college level study

Cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale

One language and one non-language professor

Semester Available

Fall & Spring

Credits Earned/Term

15 Credits

Application Deadline

Fall Semester - February 26th
Spring Semester - October 1st

Program Dates

Fall Semester 2014
Departure: Approx. mid-September 2014
Visit to Madrid: TBA
Orientation to Oviedo: TBA
Program Dates: Approx. October 1- December 19, 2014

Integrated Program: Approx. August 30 - December 15, 2014


Spring Semester 2015
Departure: Approx. January 1, 2015
Visit to Madrid: TBA
Orientation to Oviedo: TBA
Program Dates: Approx. January 8– May 16, 2015
Integrated Program: Approx. January 28 – May 30, 2015


Program Costs

Fees (to be paid to Canisius):

Canisius tuition ($15,390), study abroad fee ($500) and mandatory health insurance (approx. $135 Fall 2013 and $225 Spring 2014).  These fees include Canisius and Oviedo tuition, program costs, 3 nights accommodation in Madrid, and local excursions.  Room and board with a Spanish family is 2500 euro (approx. $3,500) for Fall 2013 and 3125 euros (approx. $4,375) for Spring 2014.

Costs to be paid directly by student:

Transportation and other miscellaneous expenses are additional. Students doing the integrated program will have to pay for an additional month of housing.

Currency conversion is estimated at 1 euro = $1.40 

Program cost subject to currency fluctuation.


Program Highlights

On-site director to assist students
Two days in Madrid
Local excursions


Home-stay in either city center or countryside

Travel Information

Assistance with flight through travel agent.

Host Website

University of Oviedo