- San Sebastian, Spain
- Program Type:
- Intensive Language
- Degree Level:
- 1-3 months, 4-6 months, 1 year
- Program Description:
The San Sebastian program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of Spain and offering a truly multicultural experience. San Sebastian has the highest level of bilingualism of any of the area's cities: all of its inhabitants speak Spanish, and one third speak Basque as well. In addition to US students, European and other international students also participate in the San Sebastian program. European Cultural Capital for 2016, San Sebastian is an inviting, walkable, lovely coastal city with rich culture, cuisine, and outdoor activities available.
This program is ideal for students interested in Spanish or Basque Studies. Our intensive language approach allows you to complete up to two years of university language coursework in only one semester. the language courses can be complemented by our electives in related areas such as history, literature, culture, and art. Many of these elective courses are shared by local Spanish students, offering you a unique opportunity for cultural integration.
Program fees include tuition, orientation, field trips, entry to some museums and cultural events, and health insurance.
- Setting Description:
- Often called the "Paris of Spain," San Sebastian is nestled twelve miles from the French border at the foot of the deep green Pyrenees Mountains in the province of Gipuzkoa. It faces a gorgeous crescent-shaped bay bordered by beaches and a port. An ancient city largely destroyed in the nineteenth century, most of San Sebastian is quite modern, while the narrow streets of the Old Quarter preserve the flavor of days gone by. San Sebastian's spectacular natural setting and its culinary delights have made it a mecca for tourists looking for a beautiful vacation spot paired with wonderful food. You'll find more Michelin-starred restaurants in San Sebastian than in any other city in Spain, but you don't have to have a three-star meal in order to eat well. You can also enjoy the excellent and colorful pintxos (tapas) in many of the bars in the old quarter.
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