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


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Spring: Nov. 1


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