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Host University for San Sebastián, Spain

Overlooking campus in San Sebastián

USAC offices, classrooms and dining facilities are located at the modern 12,000-student San Sebastián campus of the Universidad del País Vasco (University of the Basque Country; Euskal Herriko Unibersitatea) in the Ibaeta neighborhood. It is ranked highly among world universities in academics and research, and the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU) ranked UPV in the top 300 universities in the world. You will have wireless connection across campus. Advanced semester Spanish Students can directly enroll in Education Courses and Teaching Spanish Literature in Elementary and Secondary Schools. USAC students are also allowed and encouraged to participate in university activities, student clubs and organizations along with local students. Past participants have joined local students in activities such as mountain climbing, mountain biking, hiking, surfing, and sailing. A university student will also be available to become your conversation partner (intercambio).

Quick Details

2023-24 Application Cycle

  • Spring 2024: Open
    • Deadline: Oct 1

  • Summer 2023: Deadlines have passed
  • Fall/Yearlong 2023-24: Deadline has passed


Preferred Minimum GPA: 2.5

Program Type



US Credit

Program Capacity

65 students


English | Spanish | Basque


APUNE – Asociación de Programas Universitarios Norteamericanos en España

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