Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

I loved the intercambio program! I enjoyed meeting my friends' intercambios and spending time with them as they taught us about Spanish traditions, culture, and history.

Agnieszka Siuta
Loyola University Chicago

Participant in Bilbao / Getxo, Spain


Program Calendars

Bilbao / Getxo, Spain | 2017 Summer Session I

Program Deadlines
September 1, 2016 Application Opens, Early Admission Period Begins
February 15, 2017 Early Admission Period Ends ($500 confirmation deposit is non-refundable)
April 1 Application Closes (Late application may be possible - contact USAC)
May 1 Balance Due Deadline
Cancellation Deadline (no refunds)
Program Dates
May 20, 2017 Departure from the US on optional group flight
May 21 Arrival in Bilbao
Move into housing (all students)
May 22 Mandatory orientation
May 23 Courses begin
TBD Field trip—France & San Sebastián
June 22 Courses end
June 23 Final examinations
Program end date (if not on optional tour/field study)
June 24 Move out of housing (if not on tour/field study), noon checkout
June 24 - 29 Optional Santiago Tour/Field Study
June 29 Program end date (if on tour/field study)
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): Open

Summer I & II (8 weeks): Open

Summer II (3 weeks): Open

Fall or Yearlong: Open

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