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  • Locations: San Sebastian, Spain
  • Program Terms: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, Summer, Summer I, Summer I and II, Summer II, Year
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  • Program Sponsor: USAC 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2021-2022 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 01-SEP-2021 14-MAY-2022
Fall Semester 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 01-SEP-2021 16-DEC-2021
Summer I and II 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: NOTE: You must submit an application to UVA and your outside program provider. The deadline above is for UVA’s application. The deadline for your outside program application may be earlier. Confirm the outside program’s application deadline on their website
Summer II 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 04-JUL-2021 31-JUL-2021
Summer I 2021 01-APR-2021 ** Rolling Admission 19-MAY-2021 30-JUN-2021

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Language Requirement: none Click here for a definition of this term Open to Non-UVa Students: No
Housing: Apartment, Homestay Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, Spanish Click here for a definition of this term Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Direct Enrollment at foreign institution, Study center Click here for a definition of this term Tuition Payments Made To: Program Provider
Click here for a definition of this term Education Abroad Advisor: Liz Wellbeloved Click here for a definition of this term Application Fee: Yes
Click here for a definition of this term Study Abroad Administrative Fee: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Subject Area: Anthropology, Art, Communications, Cultural Studies, Dance, History, Internship, Media Studies, Other Languages & Literatures, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Spanish, Women, Gender & Sexuality
Program Description:
USAC students during a sunset in San Sebastian
Study in San Sebastián, Spain
  • Study intensive Spanish or Basque language courses and practice with conversation partners who are local students. Other unique courses in Spanish include surfing, myths and legends, European art, and cinema. Psychology courses are offered in English and shared with local university students.
  • Live in an exquisite urban-beach city, and during free time, travel 20 minutes to beautiful towns in southern France or take advantage of local activities including hiking and surfing, Basque cultural events, and international music and film festivals. San Sebastián is the perfect location with easy connections to major European cities.
  • Sign up for the optional Madrid Field Study and earn credit while exploring one of Europe’s most exciting capital cities. Join our other excursions to prehistoric caves, mountains, and picturesque fishing villages.
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Quick Details
Available Terms
Two summer sessions
Fall or Spring semester

Programs Of Study
 Spanish Language, Basque, European Studies, and Psychology

Language of Instruction

San Sebastian- need we say more?
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USAC:  San Sebastián, Spain

The summer San Sebastián program is ideal for students unable to participate on the semester or year-long program and who are interested in studying the Basque language and culture. Students may also take courses in Spanish Language and European Studies. San Sebastián has the highest level of bilingualism of any of the cities in Spain's Basque region, as all of its inhabitants speak Spanish, and one third speak Basque as well.


The summer San Sebastián program offers two sessions, as well as an intensive language approach that allows you to complete a semester of university foreign language study in one session, or one year in two sessions. You may participate in one or both sessions and choose from courses in three diverse academic areas: Spanish Language, Basque Language and European Studies.  Please see the USAC San Sebastián website for further information.


Students may select to live with a host family or in apartments with other students.  Please visit the USAC San Sebastián website for further information.

Please Note:  Spanish Majors, Minors, or those seeking to take 3000-level courses should consult with the Spanish department as a part of their application to this program.