Study Abroad

There is no better way to learn a language and its cultures than the experience of immersion. 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, France, Italy, Mexico, Morocco, Peru, Senegal, and Spain. Co-sponsoring programs include IE3 GlobalCIEESIT, and GEO.

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 UO GEO office 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.

Actual credit awarded is determined by the Department of Romance Languages in consultation with GEO. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.




Angers (GEO)

Lyon and Poitiers (IE3)
Contact : Laura Hampton, IE3 Program Director for Lyon & Poitiers


CIEE Programs in Morocco and Senegal

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


GEO- French Programs Study Abroad Information




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

GEO- Italian Programs Study Abroad Information


Fortaleza (SIT)
Salvador (SIT)

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

Lisbon (CIEE)

GEO- Portuguese Programs Study Abroad Information


Rosario (GEO)
Buenos Aires (CIEE)
Buenos Aires (SIT)

Cochabamba (SIT)

Arica (SIT)
Santiago (CIEE) (SIT)
Valparaíso (CIEE) (SIT)

Santiago (CIEE)
Santo Domingo (CIEE)

Quito Quito USFQ Exchange (IE3)

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

Managua (SIT)

Cuzsco (SIT)
Lima (CIEE)


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

GEO Spanish Programs Study Abroad Information

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.