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Study Abroad

There is no better way to learn a language and its cultures than the experience of being immersed in it. The Department of Romance Languages strongly encourages students to participate in one of the numerous study abroad programs that the UO offers through the Office of International Affairs.

We sponsor programs for the study of French, Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish languages and cultures. You can live, study, and travel in Europe, Africa and the Americas, in countries such as Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Ecuador, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, and Spain. Co-sponsoring programs include IE3 Global, CIEE, SIT, and NSE and AHA.

For majors and minors in the Department of Romance Languages:

To ensure success in your goals of language and cultural study, you will need to identify the program that best fits your academic requirements, financial situation, and personal interests. To help you, we recommend the list of programs below for our majors and minors based on their outstanding academic, linguistic, and cultural opportunities and strong on-site support.

The Office of International Affairs can answer many of your questions and should be your first stop for information. For more details, please contact the program providers directly (contact information below).

** Please note: All of the following programs are UO sponsored, meaning you will receive UO residence credit and you may apply UO financial aid and most UO scholarships to program costs. Consult a UO financial aid advisor for definitive details.

FRENCH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

FRANCE:
IE3 Programs in Lyon and Poitiers
Contact : Laura Hampton, IE3 Program Director for Lyon & Poitiers
541.737.6470, laura.hampton@ie3global.org

FRANCOPHONE AFRICA:

CIEE Programs in Morocco and Senegal

SIT Programs in Cameroon, Madagascar, Morocco, Senegal, and Tunisia

CANADA: National Student Exchange
Quebec schools: Bishop’s University, Univérsité de Montréal, Univérsité de Sherbrooke, Univérsité du Québec a Montréal.
Read more details from the Office of Academic Advising

ITALIAN LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

ITALY:

Ferrara (CIEE)
Lecce (UO)
Pavia (UO)

PORTUGUESE LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

BRAZIL:
Fortaleza (SIT)
Salvador (SIT)

Rio de Janeiro (CIEE)
Salvador da Bahia (CIEE)
São Paulo (CIEE)

PORTUGAL:
Lisbon (CIEE)

SPANISH LANGUAGE PROGRAMS

ARGENTINA:
Rosario (AHA)
Buenos Aires (CIEE)
Buenos Aires (SIT)

BOLIVIA:
Cochabamba (SIT)

CHILE:
Arica (SIT)
Santiago (CIEE) (SIT)
Valparaíso (CIEE) (SIT)

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC:
Santiago (CIEE)
Santo Domingo (CIEE)

ECUADOR:
Quito Quito USFQ Exchange (IE3)

MEXICO:
Puebla, UDLA (IE3)
Querétaro (IE3)
Mexico City, UNAM (UO)

NICARAGUA:
Managua (SIT)

PERU:
Cuzsco (SIT)
Lima (CIEE)

PUERTO RICO:
National Student Exchange sites at 9 different universities.
Read more details from the Office of Academic Advising.

SPAIN:
Oviedo (AHA) year / semester / summer: advanced literature and
culture with Prof. Wacks
Segovia year / semester (AHA) year / semester
Seville (CIEE) semester liberal arts / advanced liberal arts

For additional information and to obtain applications for specific programs studying abroad, please contact Study Abroad Office at (541) 346-3206. For questions about how study abroad credit applies to your major or minor, see your assigned advisor in Romance Languages.

Tips for selecting a Study Abroad Program 
Before going abroad students should consult their assigned major or minor advisor about the selection of a program and the courses to be taken within that program.
Choose a program that offers a maximum of immersion (e.g., living with host families or local students, coursework entirely in the target language, direct university enrollment opportunities, etc.).
Longer programs offer you more opportunity to acclimate to the language, to be more fully immersed in the local culture, and to form meaningful relationships with people from the host country.
Courses in which the readings and/or lectures are in English do NOT count toward majors or minors in the Department of Romance Languages, or the UO B.A. second language requirement.
Students in all University of Oregon overseas study programs enroll in courses with subject codes that are unique to individual programs. Special course numbers are reserved for overseas study. Your UO advisor can help you determine course equivalencies, in order to maximize the credits that you can apply to requirements for your degree(s).
The RL department offers scholarships to help students with their travel abroad for language learning and/or research projects. For more information, go to our Scholarships page.