Student Exchange Program with Spanish University Established

| September 3, 2013

Webster University and Spain’s Universidad de Oviedo will begin a student exchange program in Spring 2014. Spain is the third most popular destination for study abroad students from the U.S.

Webster University and Spain’s Universidad de Oviedo will begin a student exchange program between the two institutions with the first exchange scheduled for the Spring 2014 semester.

The collaboration with Universidad de Oviedo was developed for students to become immersed in Spanish language and culture.  The courses that students enrolled in at the university will reflect this idea.

Students will be able to participate in either the full Spring semester, or a two-month course during the Summer term.

How to Apply

Students interested in studying abroad in Spring 2014 must submit their study abroad application no later than Sept. 15, 2013. Applications can be downloaded from the Office of Study Abroad web site, or picked up in Sverdrup, room 207. Applications must be handed in, emailed or faxed in to the Office of Study Abroad by the deadline indicated. The same deadline pertains for applying for the free round-trip airline ticket under the Webster World Traveler Program.

Guidance on applying, travel logistics and related matters are provided by the Office of Study Abroad. Asturian-born Silvia Navia, current chair of the International Languages and Cultures department holds an undergraduate degree from the over 400-plus year old Spanish institution. She will be advising students considering studying at her alma mater.

About Oviedo and Asturias

The city of Oviedo (pop. 220,000) is located in northern Spain, and is the capital of the Principality of Asturias and the main seat of the university. This city of medieval origin is situated in a delightful setting of natural beauty among mountains and valleys, and is less than thirty minutes away from the Atlantic Ocean (Bay of Biscay – Mar Cantábrico). Asturias’ 215 mile-long coast boasts a splendid panorama of beaches, coves and cliffs: from urban beaches to those isolated in their natural surroundings, not to mention Jurassic sites and Natural Areas (Biosphere Reserves, National Parks, Nature Parks, Nature Reserves, Protected Landscapes and Natural Monuments).

About Universidad de Oviedo

The University of Oviedo is a public institution of higher education and research in the Principality of Asturias. One of the oldest universities in Spain, the University of Oviedo was founded in 1574, while its teaching activity commenced in 1608. Today, more than four centuries old, it is an academic institution of repute, offering a broad range of official degrees, as well as providing a large variety of cultural and sports activities. Universidad de Oviedo has more than 25,000 students and 2,000 lecturers and researchers distributed in 16 different Faculties and Schools.

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