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Southern Oregon University

Students arrive Sunday afternoon August 2nd between 6:00 and 7:00 p.m. for check-in and orientation. Meals begin with Monday breakfast so make sure your student has had dinner before arriving for check-in. Classes will begin on Monday and continue through Friday. Each student's daily schedule includes three one and a half-hour classes plus special presentations. Latino Academy students choose course offerings from humanities, mathematics, science, social studies, fine and performing arts, and cultural classes. After-class programs coordinate with in-class activities to include supervised recreation as well as cultural events. Departure is Saturday, August 8th.

Residential Life

A highly qualified administrative and residential staff closely supervise the small living groups. Close friendships will abound at ACADEMIA LATINA for students from southern Oregon. The last day consists of a presentation of graduation certificates and a closing ceremony for students and their families.


A $75 student activities fee is payable upon acceptance. The rest of the $750 tuition fee for each student was underwritten by the following sponsors in 2015: 

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  • The Carpenter Foundation
  • Gordon Elwood Foundation
  • Joe and Frances Naumes Family Foundation, Inc.
  • Oregon Shakespeare Festival
  • Reed & Carolee Walker Fund of the Oregon Community Foundation
  • Southern Oregon ESD Migrant Education
  • Southern Oregon University
  • Private Donors