I was able to experience not only Spanish culture, but I got a very close look into Basque culture as well. Our excursions around the Basque Country, classes, and activities allowed us to integrate and learn a lot about the people and their culture.

Virginia Allen
University of Nevada

Participant in San Sebastián, Spain


Internships for San Sebastián, Spain

USAC internships are rich resources for your academic and professional development particularly in your study abroad setting. USAC internships are considered courses and count as part of your credit load. They can be time-consuming, but are very worthwhile. Students are placed in an environment with high exposure to culture and language. Students working in a non-English speaking environment must be able to communicate at an advanced language level. Interns earn credits but no financial compensation. The schedule and the number of work hours will be determined by the schedule of USAC courses.

Popular internships include teaching English in local schools, working with Surfriders Foundation or BasqueHeritage.com. Placement is not guaranteed by USAC, rather it will be determined by your application and supporting materials and an interview with the internship sponsor on site.

Eligibility— enrollment in the San Sebastián program; minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale; and junior standing at time of internship. A refundable fee of $100 is charged and returned upon successful completion of the internship.

Quick Details

App. Deadlines

Summer I or I & II: Apr. 1

Summer II: May 1

Fall or Year: June 15

Spring: Nov. 1


Minimum GPA: 2.5

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