Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

My host family was everything I could have dreamed of and more. They are truly a part of my family and will forever be a part of my life. They treated me like their own daughter. They took care of me, fed me well, encouraged my Spanish through conversations and other activities. Sweetest, most loving couple I have ever met.

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


Activities for Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

Cultural Immersion Opportunities

  • Get to know local students through the direct enrollment in courses offered by the host university UPV
  • Interact with local and international students in your USAC business courses
  • TABC program: Get firsthand exposure to a classroom environment and the local culture while you also earn money
  • Intern or volunteer in the areas of communications, marketing, at NGOs, sports, management consulting firms, and more
  • Practice Spanish with your Intercambio (language exchange partner)
  • Participate in sports—on and off campus
  • Attend local festivals and professional business conferences
  • Don’t miss the cultural activities on Fridays that include events around town like hiking, beach volleyball, enjoying the food of a typical “txoko,” and more
  • Private tutoring: Teach kids some English, meet a local family, and also make some extra money
  • Attend local surfing school

You are also encouraged to participate in the opportunities listed below.

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Quick Details

2017-18 App. Cycle

Summer II (3 weeks): Contact USAC

Fall: Waitlist

Yearlong: Waitlist

Spring: Open

2018-19 App. Cycle

Application opens 9/1:

Summer I (5 weeks)

Summer II (3 weeks)

Summer I & II (8 weeks)


Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



U.S. Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España