Study Abroad

bilbao/getxo, spain | fall, spring, summer quarters

Bilbao, Spain

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Study in Bilbao to live and learn about international business, Spanish language, and culture in a modern, cutting edge city—a banking and service center with world class museums and art galleries, gleaming metros, futuristic music halls, and a modern airport. Located in northern Spain near the French border; Bilbao and Getxo (where most housing is located) are situated in beautiful green mountains that face the ocean, making it possible to hike in the morning and go swimming in the afternoon. Close by there are several picturesque coastal towns with great beaches that are easily accessible by public transportation.






Fall: Late August to Late December

Spring Accelerated: Early January to Late March

Summer II: Late June to Late July

Up-to-Date Calendars Here



  • Are at least 18 years old at the time of application.
  • Are enrolled in a degree-seeking program while they are abroad.
  • Have a preferred grade point average of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Are in good academic, disciplinary, and community standing.

When you apply for a USAC Program, a coordinator for the program from USAC will reach out to the Edmonds College for approval. Our office will require an advising appointment if you have not had one yet. 

Please note that students that have been sanctioned by the college are disqualified from applying to, or participating in, an Edmonds College study abroad program. 



Fall: Application Here (Due May 1)

Spring Accelerated: Application Here (Due November 15)

Summer II: Application Here (Due May 1)

NOTE: Edmonds College will NOT be able to approve any other USAC programs that are not the above terms due to incompatability with our quarter schedules. 


Courses will vary depending on the term. Find the page for all course information here


Topic Focus: 

  • Spanish Language
  • International Business
  • Cultural Studies


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  • Courses
  • Field trips to places like San Sebastian, Bordeaux, Asturias, and more
  • Fun and Cultural Fridays like trips to private gastronomic clubs (txokos), hiking, city monuments, and museums
  • Optional: Teaching Assistant in the Basque Country Program (TABC)
  • For an additional fee: Tours and Field Studies to Santiago and Madrid



Most housing placements are located in the beach town of Getxo within walking distance to the beach and each other. Commuting between Getxo and downtown Bilbao, where the Business School is located, is efficient, safe, easy, and fairly quick; the metro makes several stops in Getxo and takes 20 minutes to get to downtown Bilbao.

Homestay—a great opportunity to immerse yourself into the daily life of a Spanish family. Homestays include three meals per day and provide an unmatched opportunity to speak Spanish and learn Spanish and Basque customs.

Apartments—shared apartments with other USAC students or locals. These offer a bit more independence and you will be responsible for your own meals.

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PROGRAM FEES: For 2022 Below


Spring Accelerated

Summer II


This Includes:

  • Tuition and fees
  • USAC prearranged housing placement service
  • Personalized pre-departure advising
  • Visa guidance
  • Free group visa submission in some jurisdictions
  • Parental support and advisement
  • Scholarship advising and assistance
  • Transcript assistance
  • Student health insurance
  • Group flight airport pick-up (subject to availability)
  • Mandatory on-site orientation
  • Welcome activities during orientation week
  • Cultural Fridays (diverse extracurricular activities)
  • 24-hour local emergency staff support
  • Program-organized field trips
  • Local travel resources, tips, suggestions

Does Not Include:

  • Individual flight if you do not apply to the group flight, or it is not avaialble
  • Personal expenses (souveniers, etc.)
  • Textbooks and class supplies
  • Visa, if applicable
  • Passport, if applicable
  • Local transportation, transportation to and from program site (metro pass, etc)
  • Required travel insurance



USAC Scholarship Information Here

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