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San Sebastian

Located in Northern Spain, Bilbao is the largest business and cultural city in Northern Spain. Bilbao is surrounded by beautiful green mountains, rural valleys, natural parks and coastal beaches providing nature-lovers, hikers and surfers an ideal natural environment to enjoy.  

You will also be immersed in the unique Basque culture and language of the area.  

Want to learn more? Look at this PDF: BasqueCountryTouristicInfo.pdf


bilbao 4The city itself is considered an architectural reference around the world. The Guggenheim Museum designed by Frank Gehry is part of the city's bustling cultural life. While in Bilbao you will be able to attend music concerts, art exhibits, theater plays and film festivals organized by the city. 

In addition, Bilbao offers a unique mixture of Spanish tradition and modern ways. The Old Quarter and the city's downtown are home to cultural treasures, old churches and buildings, but also shops and countless restaurants that will enable you to try regional and international cuisine. 

Learn more about the city itself from a Bilbao program student

Bilbao is directly connected with major cities in Spain (ie: Madrid, Barcelona, Zaragoza). Frequent and low-cost international flights connect Bilbao with major European cities such as London, Paris, Frankfurt or Milan. 

For an up-to-date glimpse of opportunities in Bilbao, follow CIDE's blog here.


Academic Program

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UW-Green Bay students will be taking classes at the prestigious Universidad de Deusto, a private Spanish university well-known in Europe for its academic leadership and international projection. All track options include a variety of courses, internship options, and guided excursions and activities in Bilbao and surrounding areas (including a 3-day tour!).  Learn more about academics at Deusto or the guided excursions by watching these videos. 

Internships are available and details are found on the individual program sites, but watch this video to hear about one student's experience. 

You can choose to participate in the Language & CultureBusiness & Spanish, or Engineering & Business program! 

Language & Culture 

**Students in this program are required to have an intermediate level of Spanish.

You can choose from a variety of courses that focus on the basics like conversation and composition to more unique courses such as literature, Basque culture and language, or Spanish through Gastronomy! There is also a service learning course and two internship options (Education & Business, additional fee) available to you. 

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Business & Global Studies
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**There is NO minimum language requirement for this program!  

A language course is encouraged, and there are a couple language and culture courses open to
new learners as well. Other business focused courses in English include international marketing, sports management, organizational behavior, and more!  There is also a business internship option (for an additional fee) available to you.  This internship requires an intermediate level of Spanish.

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Engineering & Business 

**There is NO minimum language requirement for this program!  

A language course is encouraged, and there are a couple language and culture courses open to new learners as well. Students can take courses in Engineering or International Business (in English, Engineering courses offered at the main university).  Courses include Software Design, Robotics and Vision, Energy and Environmental Technology, International Marketing, Sports Management, Organization Behavior, and more!  T
here is also an internship option for students in the fields of technology, computer science, or engineering (for an additional fee) available to you.  This internship requires an intermediate level of Spanish. 

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Excursions                      Excursions

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Exact program dates change from year to year and you will be notified of your terms specific dates in your acceptance letter or you can find the dates on the specific program track website. You can also attend an academic year in Bilbao. General program dates (including mandatory orientation) are:

Fall: Beginning of September- mid December
Spring: Early January- mid-May



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UW-Green Bay students stay with a host family while in Bilbao. While you are hosted by a Spanish family, you will learn the language and culture faster, and that way you will make the most out of your semester abroad.  Your Spanish family will provide you with 2-3 meals per day, laundry, and telephone service for incoming calls.
You have a choice of living in Bilbao, close to the university, or in Gexto, a suburb of Bilbao that is close to the coast.  Keep in mind that families will vary in structure, location, and in their relationship with host students.  
Don’t worry!  You will fill out a form with your application about your level of Spanish, host family and location preferences, and personal needs and Deusto will match you with a family that suits you best. 

Language & Culture
Fall              Spring

Business & Spanish
Fall              Spring
Engineering, Business, & Spanish
Fall              Spring

This program is currently not accepting applications.