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This program is a wonderful opportunity if you would like to learn Spanish and visit some of Spain's major cities. Excursions play an important part of the summer program. The city of Bilbao is major city on the coast with beaches, but offers a more authentic experience than some of Spain's more known tourist cities.
You must submit the SUNY Application to the Global Education Office by the deadline given in the above section. If your application is accepted we will provide a link to complete the Deusto application online.
The program is worth seven credits in Spanish. Everyone takes a four-credit Spanish language course and a three credit content course. Upon arrival, you will take a language proficiency exam to determine your level of proficiency of Spanish and which class you will be placed for the Spanish course. Please visit Deusto's course offerings.
You may choose between living in Deusto's residence halls or living with a host family that the University of Deusto selects. Both options are subject to availability. You can find more information on Deusto's website.
Bilbao has one of the cleanest and most efficient metro systems in Europe. In just forty minutes the visitor can travel from downtown Bilbao to the nearby lush green Basque coast. Transportation is easy and affordable in Spain. The location of Bilbao is a major plus, since the Cote Basque in Southern France in just about an hour from Bilbao. World-class tourist sites like Biarritz, San Sebastian and Pamplona (where the San Fermin festivals are held every July) are close by. The Basque Country is famous for the high quality of its food. Major European cities like Madrid and cultural heritage sites like Toledo are on the itinerary. So students will get to know some of the most important cities in Spain. Summer weather in Northern Spain is mild.
If you would like more information about study abroad and exchange opportunities at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact us at:
Global Education Office
101 Broad Street
Plattsburgh, NY 12901
Phone: (518) 564-3287
Toll-Free Phone: (800) 388-6784
Fax: (518) 564-3292
Location: We are on the second floor of the Kehoe Administration Building on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.