Program in Spain
University of Deusto
- Eligibility Requirements
- Minimum GPA: 2.8
- Class standing: Sophomore, Junior, Senior
- Restrictions: None, open to all SUNY students
- Program Information
- Location: Bilbao, Spain
- Program terms: Academic year, fall, spring
- Budget sheets: Spring
With its thriving Basque culture, gorgeous setting, and stunning architecture, a semester in Bilbao will provide you with the best that Spain has to offer!
Bilbao has one of the cleanest and most efficient metro systems in Europe. In just forty minutes visitors 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 is just about an hour from Bilbao. World-class tourist sites like Biarritz, San Sebastian and Pamplona are close by. The Basque Country is famous for the high quality of its food and unique culture.
The University of Deusto is located in the center of Bilbao right across la ria (the river) from the Guggenheim museum. Deusto is a private university that offers an exceptional level of teaching quality in the areas of modern languages, business, economics, and law. Every year Deusto hosts hundreds of students from all of the world through study abroad and exchange programs that are specifically tailored for them in terms of coursework, excursions, and more. For more information about the University of Deusto, visit Deusto’s website or watch this video.
Students interested in business and social sciences will find many courses offered at this prestigious university, including options taught in English. Those interested in studying Spanish will also find a variety of language courses and content courses taught in Spanish. In addition, Deusto offers many field study and internship opportunities for study abroad students that have a strong Spanish language ability. Semester schedules are customized based on student interest and typically students choose courses from either the Language and Culture Program or the Business and Global Studies Program.
Internship options are available as part of the semester study abroad program for students with a strong Spanish language background. An internship typically takes the place of one class. Please contact Study Abroad and Exchanges to find out what options are available in your field of interest.
You may choose between living in Deusto's residence halls, an apartment, or with a host family that the University of Deusto selects. All options are subject to availability. You can find more information on Deusto’s website.
- Support Services
Students with physical or learning disabilities, should contact the Global Education Office to find out more about the specific services available.
Financing a study abroad program is one of the most important aspects to consider before applying. Please refer to the budget sheet below to review a detailed cost estimate for the program, which includes costs you are billed for through SUNY Plattsburgh, as well as those you must plan for, but pay directly, such as a flight and accommodation. Estimates are subject to change at any time. If you have questions about the estimate, please contact the Global Education Office.
Financial aid in the form of scholarships, aid (NYS TAP, etc.), and loans, may be applied to study abroad programs. It is important that you visit the financial aid office at your home campus to discuss your eligibility prior to applying. Please share the cost estimate for your program with your financial aid office. Please note that all students participating in a Plattsburgh program are automatically enrolled and billed for a SUNY international health insurance policy through United Health Care (UHC).
SUNY Plattsburgh students are able to apply for various SUNY Plattsburgh scholarships each semester. Scholarship applications can be accessed as an optional component of your study abroad application. Please keep in mind that scholarship and study abroad applications are due at the same time.
- Application Information
In order to apply for this program please be prepared to submit the following materials:
- Study statement of approximately 1,000 words that clearly articulates your interest in the program and how it will relate to your current field of study
- Two letters of recommendation from academic advisors or professors who can adequately attest to your suitability for overseas study
- Official transcripts from ALL colleges and universities that you have attended
- Copy of a current and valid passport
Students who wish to participate in the semester program at the University of Deusto must apply for a student visa in most cases. While an appointment is not needed, students should plan to drop off their visa applications in person at their nearest consulate, most likely New York City. For more information regarding the student visa application process, costs, and other information, visit the consulate’s website. please check here. Please note that all students should have a valid passport before beginning an application in order to be able to apply for a visa in a timely manner.