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Study Abroad: Yale Summer Session in Bilbao: Intermediate Spanish I & II + Culture (SPAN S130-S140 & S248)
Bilbao, Spain
Program Terms: Summer
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Website: Click to visit
Program Budget: Summer
Quick Facts:
 Type of Activity:
Study Abroad
 Class Standing at Time of Enrollment:
1 first semester freshman, 1.5 second semester freshman, 2 first semester sophomore, 2.5 second semester sophomore, 3 first semester junior, 3.5 second semester junior, 4 first semester senior, 4.5 second semester senior, graduate or professional student, other
 Fields of Study:
Humanities, Language study (program is exclusively language study)
 Program Language(s):
 Minimum Semesters of
Language Study Required
(Yale or equivalent)
2 Semesters
Program Description:

No longer accepting applications for the 2014 summer.

YSS in Bilbao, Spain
SPAN S130-S140: Intermediate Spanish I & II (Group I, L3-L4)
SPAN S248: Spain, 1936 to the Present: History, Literature and Culture (Group I, Hu)

Program Dates: Monday, June 2 – Saturday, July 26, 2014
Students should arrive in Bilbao on Saturday, June 28.

Prerequisite: SPAN 120 (Elementary Spanish II) or equivalent

Expenses: Participants are responsible for all costs of the program. A breakdown of the program budget can be found by clicking on the "Program Budget" link here or at the top of the page.

Funding: Students on financial aid are eligible for the International Summer Award (ISA). 
(Please be aware the ISA has a cap of $10,000.) Students from other universities should consult their financial aid offices.

Course Description: 4 weeks in New Haven (Monday, June 2 to Thursday, June 26) 4 weeks in Bilbao (Saturday, June 28 to Saturday, July 26). Priority is given to Yale students.
SPAN S130-S140: Development of proficiency in listening, speaking, reading, and writing through communicative activities rather than as a sequence of linguistic units. Use of authentic Spanish language texts, films, and videos; presentation of cultural topics.
SPAN S248: Analysis and discussion of the historical, social, and cultural development of Spain from the Civil War to the present. Use of a variety of materials, including literary texts, essays, film, television, music, and visual arts. Classes will be held in the headquarters of the University of Deusto, located opposite the statuary and facing the Guggenheim Museum. Founded in 1886, the university continues to be one of the most important institutions of higher education of the Basque Country and Spain.
Students must take both courses. SPAN S130-S140: 3 Credits, SPAN S248: 1 Credit Total: 4 credits 

Instructors: Maria Pilar Asensio-Manrique: and
                       Ame Cividanes:  

Housing Abroad: Participants will live with families in the center of Bilbao or in surrounding suburbs located by the seashore (approximately 20 minutes by Metro to the University of Deusto). Please keep in mind that the living conditions will vary considerably from host family to host family. All meals are included in the housing cost. Students must leave housing on the last day of the program.

Trips & Activities*: Guided visits at the following locations:  University of Deusto and of the city of Bilbao, Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Museo de Bellas Artes, Museo Arqueológico, Etnográfico e Histórico Vasco and Ayuntamiento of Bilbao. Attend four lectures about Spanish society, economy and culture presented by professors of the Universidad de Deusto. Excursions will be to the: city of Pamplona during San Fermín, Monasterio de San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja)--cradle of the Spanish language--, San Sebastián (País Vasco), and Burgos (Castilla-León). *Subject to change

Application Process: Apply through the Center for International Experience website.
Application fee: $55 Application opens: December 15, 2013 Application deadline: February 15, 2014 

Airfare: Students are responsible for booking their own airfare to and from the program location. Students should arrive in Bilbao on Saturday, June 28; class will not meet on Friday, June 27 to allow for travel. Travel arrangements home should be made for Saturday, July 26.

Passport/Visa: Students are responsible for obtaining a passport and researching if a visa is needed. (U.S. citizens do not require a visa for this program.) If a student requires a visa and needs supporting documents from the Study Abroad office, they must give the office at least a week's notice in preparing those documents for them. If needed, a visa must be obtained before classes begin in New Haven.

Pre-departure Orientation: A mandatory pre-departure orientation will be held for this program.

Questions: For course content questions contact instructors: or For general program questions contact the Study Abroad staff:

Click here to view the list of CIPE Residential College Peers: students in your college who have already participated in an international experience.

Dates and Deadlines:
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.
Read the program description to learn more about the application process.