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

La Rioja

La Rioja is a region of Spain known internationally for its vineyards. Its geography, climate and history make it exceptional for wine production. There are numerous wineries, some that are thousands of years old, such as the 11th century La Casa de la Primicia. It is located in the oldest civil... 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


Pamplona is the historic capital city of the autonomous region (and former independent kingdom) Navarre. The city is famous throughout the world for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, held annually from July 6th to the 14th. Students will walk through the old part of the... 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