This program is offered through the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) at the University of the Basque Country. USAC offices, classrooms and dining facilities are located at the modern 12,000-student San Sebastián campus of the University of the Basque Country. You will have wireless connection across campus. USAC students are also allowed and encouraged to participate in university activities, student clubs and organizations along with local students. A university student will also be available to become your conversation partner (intercambio).
You are also encouraged to participate in local sports programs. Participants of past USAC programs have joined local students in activities such as mountain climbing, mountain biking, hiking, surfing and sailing.
San Sebastián is nestled 12 miles from the French border at the foot of the deep green Pyrenees Mountains in the province of Gipuzkoa. It faces a crescent-shaped bay bordered by beaches and a port. San Sebastián’s spectacular natural setting and its culinary delights have made it a Mecca for tourists looking for a beautiful vacation spot paired with wonderful food.
Spanish, Basque and European Area Studies are taught in English and Spanish and Spanish Language courses are offered. See USAC for complete list of options.