Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

Field Trips for Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

You are encouraged to participate in the included program field trips. In addition to the including program field trips, you'll also have field trips as part of many of your courses and have numerous informal activities that expose you to the local culture as well.

Dates and exact locations are at the discretion of the Resident Director and they vary from session and session and semester to semester. Common destinations include the following.


Tour the enchanting city of Oviedo, visit the Sanctuary of Covadonga located in the Picos de Europa National Park, and canoe down the Sella River.

French Basque Country and San Sebastian

Explore the picturesque fishing village of St.-Jean-de-Luz and San Sebastian. Both towns feature stunning shorelines, quaint historic streets of shops and cafes, and other interesting sights.


Visit the medieval town of Olite, tour the bull-running route in Pamplona, and Estella on this overnight field trip.

San Sebastián, Bayonne, and St. Jean de Luz, France

Visit the ancient city of Bayonne, the fishing and resort village of St. Jean de Luz, and San Sebastián.

Urdaibai and Oma

Visit Urdaibai and kayak at Laida, both attractive for its beaches and historic sights.

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


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