- San Sebastian, Spain
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
The USAC programs in Spain open an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of the Iberian Peninsula. As a USAC student you have the opportunity to study intensive Spanish or Basque and to take elective courses in English or Spanish in a variety of subjects such as European Union, Spanish Culture and Civilization, Art History, International Environmental Health, Contemporary Spanish Cinema, and Foundations of Western Culture. The USAC program is located at the University of the Basque Country in San Sebastian, a beautiful city built on three hills surrounding a crescent shaped bay known worldwide for its beaches. The programs include field trips for USAC students to areas of interest in and around the Basque Country as well as an optional tour of Madrid.
The San Sebastian program offers intensive language study up to two years of university language requirements may be met in one semester. This city provides the optimum environment for study of the geographic, cultural, and linguistic diversity of the Basque Country and of the Iberian Peninsula. San Sebastian has the highest level of bilingualism of any of the areas cities all of its inhabitants speak Spanish and about one third speak Basque as well.
Program fees include tuition, housing, orientation, health insurance, field trips and entry to some museums and cultural events.
- Setting Description:
- Beautiful San Sebastián sits on a crescent shaped bay on the northern coast of Spain. It is 12 miles from the French border at the foot of the deep green Pyrenees mountains in the province of Gipuzkoa, facing a bay bordered by beaches. Its natural beauty and accessibility also account for the city's popularity as the site of many international cultural events and as a summer resort.
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