Summer University 2018


Guardians of the paradise vol.10

Open Call!

Organized by AEGEE-Oviedo

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Imagine a place where distances are ethereal, where you can hike at an ancient mountain pass in the morning, taste the glorious and famous Asturian gastronomy (that by the way has nothing to do with paella and sangria) at midday and surf the Cantabric sea waves in the afternoon, get some relax at some of the best beaches in the world and then kayaking down the great Sella river observing the majesty of natural forests.

But moving around this legendary land is not all you’ll do. At some point you’ll stand static… learning how to pour from above your head (yes, you’ve read it correctly) a glass Sidra, our most typical drink which you’ll fall in love with in awesome parties and celtic festivals (did you know we have bagpipers in here?). At the end of the day, if there’s something we are not that different with the rest of Spain is in our inner party-animal.

And that’s not all, because even though a huge part of our SU will be about adventure, sports and getting in touch with the nature we’ll have time to discover the Asturian traditions, visit the most representative cities (such as Oviedo, Avilés, Gijón) and breathtaking villages with hidden treasures, but also we have a grand finale planned. We want you to expand your horizons and discover the beauty of León, Asturias’ southern neighbor region, trough our one-day trip to the city in order to do some sightseeing and admire the jewels of our heritage from different perspectives. The beauty of its old town together with some rich local gastronomy will make it unforgettable!

All in all, “Guardians of the Paradise” is much more than a SU name. It is a movement with a clear philosophy: We believe in people. We believe in nature. We think good things are better when you share them. We believe that Asturias is a paradise and that everyone has the right to enjoy it. That is why we (and you! If you decide to come...) the guardians, will do everything necessary to make it so.

This is not Spain as clichés say. This won’t be a beach and sleep event. This is not a typical Summer University.

General Information:

From: Friday, July 20th
To: Thursday, August 2nd
Starts in: Gijón
Ends in: Gijón
Type: Summer Course info_outline
Thematic categories: History and Local Culture / Sports
Fee: 182€ info_outline
25 Friends
Accomodation: Gym
Confirmation: Pay 100% of the fee in advance
Optional fee: 40€
Used for: Surf, Horse Riding, Archery and Padel.
Alternative: to be determined
Language: English and Spanish.
Special equipment needed: Sleeping bag and mattress needed
Suited for disabled people: No


Discovering the diversity of Northern Spain through sports, culture, environmental caring and adventure


Phone: +34 658 032 893

Our ideal participant:

    We are looking for someone active, really motivated, who doesn't worry about the lack of sleep, who enjoys cultural activities and loves sports at the same time. Summing up: someone who really wants to have the time of his life while discovering a different Spain!


  • Mountain biking throughout abandoned coal-train railway.
  • Hiking between 2000m peaks.
  • Surfing in the Cantabric Sea (optional fee).
  • Kayaking down river Sella.
  • Horse Riding, Archery and Padel (optional fee).
  • Sidra Brewery Tour.
  • Gymkhanas.
  • Visits to most important Asturian Cities.
  • Visit to world's smallest beach Gulpiyuri.
  • Visit to Covadonga, where Spain was born.
  • Asturian Traditional Festival (are you ready for the craziest party in Asturias?!)
  • Visit to León, one of the oldest cities of Spain whose roots are deeply connected with Asturias.

Course Information:

Course: Interactive sessions that will provide useful knowledge in real life #LoveLearning
Course level: Beginner
Course given by: AEGEE-Oviedo members
Supported by University: No

Join the Summer University and visit:


Known as the capital of the green coast, it is the largest city in Asturias. You'll
get amazed by its breathtaking coastline and its activeness!


It is the capital city of the Principality of Asturias and the administrative and
commercial centre of the region. As Woody Allen once said: "Oviedo drives
me crazy. Once I retire, Oviedo would be the place for it".


Where Spain was born! In 722 AD, Iberian Christians won a namesake battle
over the Muslims in Covadonga. This was the first Christian victory in the
Iberian Peninsula over the Arabs and Berbers invading from north Africa.


One of the oldest cities of Spain whose roots are deeply connected with
Asturias, for they once belong to the same kingdom, back in the Medieval
Ages. The beauty of its old town together with some rich local gastronomy will
make it unforgettable!

Picos de Europa

The most beautiful part of the entire world. Too optimistic? Maybe, but it'll take
your breath out once you hike between 2000m peaks in this mountainous