International Studies Abroad ®est. 1987

Available Excursions for Santander

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Excursions may not be available for all programs and sessions.

Bilbao and San Sebastián

Students will first visit San Sebastian, said to be one of the most elegant cities in Spain, offering some of the country's top beaches due to the beautiful sand and shell-shaped bay. A former 19th century hot-spot for Spain's aristocracy, the city is well known for summer arts, jazz and theatre... 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

Picos de Europa

One of Spain's best-known mountain ranges is the majestic, aptly named Picos de Europa (the Peaks of Europe). The range has three main massifs: Central, Eastern and Western. Spanning the large gap between some of the highest peaks is the sublime Cares Gorge, popular with hikers of all kinds. A... 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