University of Oviedo


Program Services


Travel, Passports and Visas

Pre-departure and Orientation Programs

Health Insurance and Emergency Services



The Temple in Spain spring semester program offers students housing with a local host family. Students are provided with three meals a day and laundry service. This living arrangement offers the best opportunity to practice the language in a natural setting and have direct access to local lifestyle, gastronomy and social life.

Travel, Passports and Visas

Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from Spain and are required to arrive on time and be present for the duration of the program. Further details are provided in the pre-departure materials.

By law, stays of over ninety days in Spain require a student visa. Students will be required to submit their passports as well as supporting documents to apply for a visa. Students must have a valid passport (that will be valid for six months beyond the end of the Spain program) by early October in order to meet the visa application deadline. It will be necessary for students to limit international travel throughout the visa process, which can take up to two months or longer. Detailed visa application instructions are provided to accepted students.

Routine passport processing times vary and can take up to a few months. Please refer to the U. S. Department of State’s web site for more detailed information regarding passports and expedited service:

Special Note About Passports

Students interested in applying to this program who do not have a valid passport (valid for at least six months beyond the end of the Spain program), must have their passports in hand by early October in order to meet the visa application deadline. Click here for additional information on travel, passports and visas.


Pre-Departure and Orientation Programs

Education Abroad provides participating students with a series of pre-departure information postings and an orientation in Philadelphia during the semester prior to departure. Upon arrival in Spain, students participate in an in-country orientation in Madrid which helps acquaint them with the basics of Spanish culture, language and social etiquette.

In addition, the University of Oviedo hosts a welcome for students upon arrival on campus. During this time, students are introduced to the university campus, faculty and staff.


Health Insurance and Emergency Services

Students are required to have health insurance with international coverage valid for the duration of the program. All Temple study abroad participants will be required to purchase a specific university-approved plan with international coverage to cover the duration of the program (approximately $200). More detailed information on this insurance will be provided to accepted students.

In the event of a medical emergency overseas, all students on a Temple University study abroad program also have access to 24-hour assistance through International SOS. International SOS services help students with medical, travel and security information when away from home.