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  • Locations: San Sebastián, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Miami University applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/01/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Label: Approved Course(s) Available In: Art History, Political Science, Sociology, Spanish
Study Abroad Advisor: Kerry Strader, Kevin Fitzgerald, Paula Hudak, Ryan Dye
Program Description:

Spanish, Basque and European Studies

Why Study in San Sebastián?

The San Sebastián program opens an academic window on the Spanish and Basque people, introducing you to the rich diversity of Spain and offering a truly multicultural experience. The summer San Sebastián program is ideal for students who wish to study Spanish, Basque or European Studies. San Sebastián has the highest level of bilingualism of any of the area's cities, since all of its inhabitants speak Spanish, and one third speak Basque as well.

The summer San Sebastián program offers one 5-week session (Session I) and one 4-week session (Session II). The program's intensive language approach allows you to complete a semester of university foreign language study in one session, or one year in two sessions. You may participate in one or both sessions and choose from courses in three diverse academic areas: Spanish Language, Basque Language and European Studies.

However, the academic courses are only part of the intended value of a summer abroad. Participation in formal and informal activities, such as field trips to both the French and Spanish Basque Country, and visits to cultural events and village festivals also constitute an integral part of the experience.

The San Sebastián summer program has a Resident Director who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program: securing appropriate student housing, hiring outstanding faculty, organizing exciting field trips and optional tours and overseeing your general well-being.

Dr. Patricia O'Connor, a U.S. native, is the Resident Director for the Summer San Sebastián program and has been with USAC for many years. Patricia earned her doctorate from the University of Cincinnati and is fluent in English and Spanish. She will arrange for the group flight to be met at the airport and will provide an on-site orientation. The USAC San Sebastián program staff – Aizpea, Cecilia and Tito – are also available for support and resources while you are on the program.