Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

Throughout my time here, I have learned a language with the help of an incredible teaching staff and my host family, forged lifelong friendships with locals and Americans alike, have come a student of history thanks to the fascinating past of the Basque Country and its inhabitants, and made more memories than I know what to do with.

Gabe Brull
Colorado State University, Ft Collins

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


Program Calendars

Bilbao / Getxo, Spain | 2017 Spring

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2015 Early Admission Period Begins
September 1, 2016 Position Hold Refund Deadline | Regular Admission Period Begins
November 1 Application Deadline
Optional Tour/Field Study Deadline
December 1 Balance Due Deadline
December 26 Cancellation Deadline
Program Dates
January 10, 2017 Departure from US on optional group flight (if on the optional tour/field study)
January 11 Arrival in Madrid before 8 pm (if on the tour/field study)
January 11 - 15 Optional Madrid Tour/Field Study
January 15 Arrival in Bilbao
Move into housing (all students)
January 16 - 17 Mandatory orientation
January 18 Courses begin
January 20 Ice-breaking group activity after class
TBD Field trip—Navarra
April 10 - 21 Spring break
May 11 Courses end
May 12 - 17 Final examinations
May 17 Program end date
May 19 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

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