Hola, Oviedo! CBE undergrads settle in for their Spanish study abroad experience

The ISU group takes in the famous city overlook, one of the customary first stops after arriving.

The “Iberian adventure” for 11 CBE undergraduates is now underway at the Universidad de Oviedo in northern Spain. They have kicked off this summer’s round of the annual study abroad program there involving students from Iowa State and the University of Wisconsin.

After getting introduced to their new surroundings, the intensive lab work for the participants begins.

The long-running program allows undergrads to work under the guidance of Universidad de Oviedo instructors to conduct lab experiments, write and present lab findings, participate in industry visits, take in the sights and more – all in the beautiful surroundings of northern Spain. The intensive course allows ISU participants to earn seven academic credits in CH E 391 and CH E 392, in addition to three credits with options for use.

Iowa State CBE students participating are Dan Bell, Abbie Bruen, Jose Maldonado-Olvera, Ian Mathur, Jenny Matz, Mia Merritt, Kendall Neuberger, Erica Peterson, Chris Rogers, Katie Sullivan, and Zhanyi Yao. The faculty leader is Professor Stephanie Loveland. This year’s program runs from May 22-June 23.

Updates and photos will be posted on the CBE Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages.


Plenty of lab work is part of the Oviedo agenda.
Beautiful landmarks are common in the northern Spanish city.
Students hit the Oviedo streets for some local exploration.