Program Details

The Bilbao/Getxo program is ideal for students who wish to develop an international business career and/or a bilingual career. Focus on studying Spanish Language and Cultural Studies or International Business.
Location:
Bilbao, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Academic Year, Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:

Courses are complemented by the opportunity to experience the society and culture of the Basque Country through personal interaction with local students and field trips to sites of social, historic, artistic, and economic interest. A local university student will be available to become your conversation partner, which is an excellent way to make friends and become integrated into the community.

The Bilbao/Getxo program is ideal for students who wish to develop an international business career and/or a bilingual career. You may stay for one semester or a full year and focus on studying Spanish Language and Cultural Studies or International Business. Our intensive language approach allows you to complete one to three courses of university foreign language in only one semester, depending on your primary focus for the semester. The program also offers the opportunity to do internships.

Program fees include tuition, health insurance, student orientation, and entry to some museums and cultural events.

Setting Description:
Bilbao is located in the north of Spain near the French border and has an international airport with direct flights to most large cities in Europe. Both Bilbao and Getxo (where the housing placements are located) are situated in an area of beautiful green mountains that face the ocean, making it possible to hike in the morning and go swimming in the afternoon. Close by, there are several picturesque coastal towns with great beaches that are easily accessible by public transportation.

Additional Program Information

Scholarships:
Yes

Program Reviews

Overall Rating

5.0

Based on 4 Reviews

  • Amazing Immersive Experience in Bilbao!
    5.0
    11/08/18

    Before studying abroad, I thought that I wanted to go to a city that spoke English, or somewhere that was touristy so that it would be easy for me to get by without learning the language. Once I arrived in Bilbao, I realized how grateful I was that I

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • The Time of my Life
    5.0
    11/08/18

    Everything about this program, from the initial application to the very last day in Spain, was absolutely phenomenal. The USAC staff, both in the US and on-site in Bilbao, are super nice and very helpful. The program sets you up with the basics and provides

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Summer in Bilbao
    5.0
    10/30/18

    I had an absolutely incredible time studying abroad in Bilbao and am looking forward to the opportunity to return some day. I was able to take a Spanish class, which lead to the addition of a Spanish minor, an Operations Management class that meant I

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
  • Study Abroad in Bilbao, Spain!
    5.0
    10/30/18

    My semester abroad with USAC in the amazing city of Bilbao, Spain is one that I would recommend to any student. I loved living in the small, quaint town of Algorta with a wonderful host family and commuting to the beautiful and vivacious city of Bilbao.

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    Bottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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