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This program is perfect for students looking for an intensive Spanish language program and AACSB accredited summer program in Bilbao, Spain! Spend 5 weeks in one of Spain's most beautiful northern cities taking courses at Universidad de Deusto. Boost your Spanish language and explore Spain this summer!

What's Included?


Pre Departure Services


APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

API Alumni Network


On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation


Resident Director


Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals


Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation


Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 2 Jun 23, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023 $7,500 Apr 7, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

API students participate in excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Bilbao programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 US credits per session

Classes in this program are designed for international students who want to study abroad in Bilbao to increase their Spanish language proficiency in an immersive setting. Students will enroll in two courses over the session, each worth 3 US credits (6 ECTS). Course offerings include courses in Spanish with additional electives available in English. Each student’s Spanish level is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Deusto.


API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Deusto upon completion of their program.

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    Anna Foster

    Anna Foster will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!


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    Andrea Gorricho

    Andrea Gorricho will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.


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Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Courses at Universidad de Deusto (Summer)

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  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • AACSB accredited

API Bilbao summer students will live in private student studio apartments. All rooms include a private ensuite bathroom, a fully fitted kitchen (sink, oven, microwave, fridge freezer, and induction cooktop), air conditioning (hot and cold), TV, and wifi. The complex offers shared common spaces including a gym, games areas, movie room, study rooms, library, and more!

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