Bilbao is a cultural epicenter in northern Spain and the capital of the Biscay Province. Friendly, cosmopolitan, and just minutes from the coast, Bilbao is an ideal place to live and study. Here you will delve not only into Spanish culture but Basque culture as well. Bilbao is a modern city but also has access to mother nature in all directions, a great recipe for an exceptional experience abroad!
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What Our Students are Saying
"Bilbao is an amazing city and definitely worth it if you want to really immerse yourselves in both Spanish and Basque culture! I loved my time here and am sad to leave."
Caroline P.DU University of Denver
"Bilbao is a great city for someone who wants a little bit of everything. There’s the city, the beaches, the mountains. You can have it all! But really, it’s the culture of Bilbao and the Basque Country that I will always remember. The people, the atmosphere, the art, and the food are all unique and second-to-none."
Cole G. University of Kentucky
"I had a great experience with ISA and would do it again if I had the chance to. Our director, Genoveva, truly cares for each of her students and works really hard to make it the best trip possible"
Laura C.Texas A&M University - College Station
"Bilbao is such a wonderful place. ISA, the locals, food, classes, professors, everything was absolutely amazing."
Mercedes H.South Dakota State University
"All in all, it’s been nothing less than a life changing experience to change my perspective on life. I don’t think there are many things better than to fully accept another country’s culture and really experience the style of life. The more time I spend here, the more I feel like I belong."
Nicholas M.Virginia Military Institute
"When people say study abroad was awesome, it's not because it was easy and fun (although it is fun a lot of the time). It's because learning your way through a new culture in a country far away from your normal life and family widens your perspective of the world, and that alone is one of the most rewarding experiences a person can have"
Sarah T.DU University of Denver