My favorite part about being abroad was exploring the city and what it had to offer. Almost every Friday the program advisors would take my group to do different activities around Bilbao. For example, the Bull fighting arena, markets, hiking trails, and simply show us other parts of the city. Participating enriched my experience that much more.

Tyler Frazier
Central Washington University

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

 

Spain Study Abroad Programs

  • Capital: Madrid
  • Official Languages: Spanish, Basque, Catalan, and Galician
  • Currency: euro (EUR)

Spain was the strongest kingdom in Europe in the sixteenth and first half of the seventeenth centuries. In the middle decades of the twentieth century it came under a dictatorship, but democracy was restored in 1978. In 1986 it joined the European Union and has experienced an economic and cultural renaissance. Widely known for excellent food and art, Flamenco music and dance, bullfights, fantastic beaches, and lots of sunshine, Spain has been one of the cultural centers of Europe for thousands of years. It was home to famous artists such as El Greco, Diego Velasquez, Francisco Goya, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró, and Salvador Dalí.

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