Study Abroad - Bilbao, Spain Summer Program

Study Abroad - Bilbao, Spain Summer Program

Bilbao Program Overview


  • Summer I (5 weeks) or Summer II (3 weeks)

Program Organization

Academic Program

  • 3 - 4 credits in Spanish language (all levels available)
  • 3 credits in International Business (taught in English)
  • 1 credit in Spanish Art (taught in English)


  • Students at any IU campus who is making normal academic progress
  • Have approximately a 2.5 cumulative GPA


  • IU students will be living in a Spanish household. All meals are provided by the host family and are included in the program price.
  • Housing is within commuting distance of classes and is always prearranged ahead of time.
  • Bilbao has an excellent public transportation system and, in fact, won first prize for Public Transportation in Europe for the year 2001.

-Town of Algorta, next to Bilbao where students live.

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Estimated Summer II 2016 Costs

  • USAC Summer II estimated fees are: $2,680

This fee includes:

  • tuition and fees
  • housing placement
  • USAC pre-arranged housing placement
  • housing fees for homestays
  • personalized pre-departure advising
  • immigration visa assistance
  • parental support and advisement
  • financial aid/scholarship advising and assistance
  • transcript assistance
  • student health insurance
  • USAC mandatory orientation in Bilbao
  • ice-breaker socials (beach volleyball, pizza, cliff hike)
  • 24-hour emergency local staff support
  • program-organized field trips
  • local travel resources, tips, and suggestions 

Estimated expenses not included in fees:

  • 3-4 credit hours payable to IU Northwest (see: IUN Registrar for details)
  • airfare (approx. $1000-$1600)
  • metro pass—36-40 EUR/session
  • personal expenses—150-260 EUR/session
  • textbooks—45-120 EUR/session  


For more information on Summer I  Fees

Financial Aid and Scholarships   
  • IU / IU Northwest scholarships are available to IU / IU Northwest students (contact [[emendiet,Eva Mendieta]])
  • Scholarships, grants and loans applicable to program costs
  • IES Need-based, Merit-based, Financial aid, Minority Scholarships and Disability Grants available. Visit IES Web site and select “Scholarships & Financial Aid” from Quick Links at left.
  • Kelley School of Business Overseas Study Scholarships

Payment Deadlines