Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

We lived was a suburb called Getxo. It was a 15 minute walk to the beach and a 25 minute metro ride every day to school. It was one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to and I am lucky I got to call it home.

Tyler Frazier
Central Washington University

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


On-Site Staff for Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

USAC staff & professors

USAC staff & professors

Dr. Ibon Zamanillo is the Resident Director for the Bilbao/Getxo program and an eleven-year veteran of USAC. Ibon holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the Engineering School of Bilbao and graduated Cum Laude with a PhD in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country. As Resident Director, he is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being. Ibon will meet the group flight at the airport, arrange for you to be taken to your housing and provide the mandatory on-site orientation. The Program Assistants, Arantxa Arteagoitia and Maria Eugenia Maurer (Mane), as well as the Housing Coordinator, María Benitez, all have extensive experience abroad. The friendly team is going into its ninth year and prides itself on consistently providing outstanding service to students. The team is always welcoming and happy to have you stop by the office.

Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer I (5 weeks): Late application may be possible - Contact USAC

Summer I & II (8 weeks): Late application may be possible - Contact USAC

Summer II (3 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Filling quickly

Spring: Open


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España