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On-Site Staff for Bilbao / Getxo, Spain

The Bilbao program has a Resident Director (RD) who is responsible for the USAC office abroad and overall operations of the program, including securing appropriate housing, hiring top-level faculty, organizing field trips and optional tours, and overseeing your general well-being.

Maria, Ibon, Arantxa, and Mane

Dr. Ibon Zamanillo is the Resident Director for the Bilbao program and has been with USAC since 2002. Ibon holds an MS in Industrial Engineering from the Engineering School of Bilbao and graduated Cum Laude with a Ph.D. in Business Administration from the University of the Basque Country.

Ibon will meet the group flight at the airport, arrange for you to be taken to your housing, and provide the mandatory on-site orientation. The Program Assistants, Arantxa Arteagoitia and Maria Eugenia Maurer (Mane), as well as the Housing Coordinator, María Benitez, all have extensive experience abroad. The friendly team prides itself on consistently providing outstanding service to students. The team is always welcoming and happy to have you stop by the office.

Quick Details

2021-22 App. Cycle

Spring Accelerated: Open (Nov. 15 deadline)

2022-23 App. Cycle

Summer Sessions: Open
Fall/Yearlong: Open
Spring: Open


Preferred GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

Summer: 50 students

Semester: 65 students


English | Spanish


APUNE--Associación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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