International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987


Available Excursions for Bilbao

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.


The city of Burgos, is a vibrant yet orderly medium-sized city with enormous historical significance as the historic capital of the Crown of Castile. Founded in the year 884 by Diego Porcelos, the medieval city showed its splendor from the 10th to the 16th centuries when it was a commercial as... Read More


Guernica, sometimes known by its official Basque name Gernika, is a city made notorious by the devastating firebombing and merciless civilian attack that took place here April 26th, 1937. This human tragedy and its many untold dimensions would become the inspiration for what is arguably Pablo... Read More

Logroño and Pamplona

During this two-day excursion, students will travel by bus first to Logroño and then to Pamplona. Logroño is the capital of the La Rioja autonomous community, located on the Ebro river. Its geographical location and climate make it ideal for agriculture and viticulture, its award-winning reds... Read More


During this multi-day program welcome and orientation trip to Madrid, Spain's capital and main commercial hub, students will be introduced to key information about health and safety and equipped with basics of Spanish culture and history through the Bridging Cultures Program. Because Madrid is... Read More


Optional for some or all sessions
During this multi-day optional excursion, students will be introduced to another continent (Africa) via a multi-stop five night itinerary across Morocco, one of the world's most colorful, diverse, and -- for reasons we ll have occasion to explore -- pro-American countries. Our trip encompasses... Read More

San Sebastián & Biarritz, France

During this two-day excursion, students will travel by bus first to Biarritz and then to San Sebastián. Biarritz is located in the Bay of Biscay, on the Atlantic coast in the south of France, about two hours' drive from Bilbao. Since the 1960s it has been a popular town for tourists and... Read More


During this single day visit, students become familiar with a city whose role in Spanish history has been decisive since the Roman period, thanks in part to its unique situation as a natural fortress—surrounded on three sides by the River Tagus (Tajo in Spanish). Toledo is also a UNESCO World... Read More