Oviedo is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias in northern Spain and the administrative and commercial center of the region. It is also the name of the municipality that contains the city. Oviedo contains a very rich architectural history, with many buildings dating back to the early medieval period. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oviedo
UNIVERSITY AND HOSPITALS
University: Universidad de Oviedo. The Faculty of Medicine is in "El Cristo", a student area located on top of Oviedo Some of the labs can be found here, such as Anathomy Department.
Hospital: Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA) is a new, modern hospital that started working on 2014. It's known as the best hospital in the area. The communications with Oviedo and the rest of Asturias are great.
RESEARCH PROJECTS AND LABS
Various projects at the Hospital (HUCA) and the Faculty of Medicine.
The student flat will be provided with food by the association, or the association will give you pocket money (around 55€) for meals.
Your lodging will depend on the month of your exchange. In July and August you will be placed in a student flat, where you may have to share your room with another student. If you come in any other month you will either stay in a student flat or will be placed in a local student's home.
How to get here: you can fly to Madrid and come to Oviedo by bus or flight to the Asturias Airport (Ranon) and take a bus to the city center. In both cases we will wait for you at the bus station to take you to the student flat. There are a lot of buses and trains from Oviedo, giving the chance to get almost anywhere.
If you come during the summer session you can enjoy many of the traditional parties celebrated in different villages around Oviedo. We usually take our incomings to these parties where they can visit different villages at the same time they are enjoying the party with typical drinks. If you wish we could arrange for trips to other regions and cities in Spain.
Asturias is a stunning place where you can find great beaches, historical monuments and beautiful landscape. - Oviedo Old town: this pedestrian area is where you can find the center of the old city. The most important building is the Cathedral of San Salvador. Located within the Cathedral you can find one of the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Sacred Chamber. - Santa María del Naranco Hall, 9th century. - San Miguel de Lillo, 9th century - Basilica of S. Julián de los Prados (9th century): it's one of the best preserved Asturian churches. - Covadonga: small town located in Picos de Europa Mountains. From there you can go to the Lakes of Covadonga, 2 glaciar lakes that are the center of the National Park Picos de Europa. - Gijón: very nice and close city with a beautiful beach. - Ribadesella: very popular city especially in summer, great beaches! - Cudillero and Playa del Silencio: magnific view