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


Teaching Assistant in the Basque Country Program (TABC)

Qualified students participating in this program will have the opportunity to get full immersion into the local school environment, meet local people, and have firsthand exposure to the local community. Even if you aren’t interested in teaching as a career, this is an excellent opportunity to add experience to your resume, to give back to local children, and to earn a little money while living in Bilbao. Teaching assignments will depend on availability and scheduling restraints and range from 2 to 5 hours a week. Students will assist English teachers in class, helping them out, creating real-life situations for students to practice, and motivating local kids to practice their speaking skills. Students participating in this program are required to take the mandatory 1-credit course TABC: Seminar in Developing Effective Teaching Skills.

The TABC program is offered during the semester programs only.

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