Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

This year with USAC has changed my life. Not only did I meet incredible people but I fell in love with the Basque country.

Elizabeth Hochler
California State University, Chico

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


Program Calendars

Bilbao / Getxo, Spain | 2017 Fall

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
March 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
June 15 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
July 1 Balance Due Deadline
August 9 Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
August 29, 2017 Departure from US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
August 30 Arrival in Madrid before 8 pm (if on the tour/field study)
August 30 - September 3 Optional Madrid Tour/Field Study
September 3 Arrival in Bilbao
Move into housing (all students)
September 4 - 5 Mandatory orientation
September 6 Courses begin
September 8 Ice-breaking group activity after class
TBD Field trip—Navarra
December 12 Courses end
December 13 - 15 Final examinations
December 15 Program end date
December 17 Last day to move out of program housing (noon checkout)
Open return Students establish their own date of return

See Ready to Apply for additional information about the application process and Money Matters for more details regarding payment and cancellation deadlines.

USAC reserves the right to make adjustments to fees or deadlines at any time. If a program fills earlier than anticipated, USAC may move up the position hold payment deadline date to secure students’ placement in the program.

Occasionally dates need to be changed or field trips modified. Refer back to this calendar often for the most current dates.

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