Deciding to study abroad is easy but choosing where to study abroad can be an exciting and challenging process. Fortunately, USAC has helped more than 61,000 alumni find their place in international education, and we can help you, too.
Our On Location Series, virtual educational presentations, aim to help students like you find their perfect study abroad program. Hosted by our program Resident Directors, each presentation showcases what makes each USAC program special, including courses, field trips, cultural immersion activities, and internship opportunities.
If you missed our April destinations, keep reading for a quick recap of each program.
Lüneburg is a vibrant university town filled with old-world charm. But don’t be fooled by its historic buildings and quaint cobblestone streets. Lüneburg is bursting with culture! Students can immerse in German life through festivals, events, and campus activities with local students.
USAC Lüneburg offers courses in German language and German and European studies, and you’ll be able to connect with local students through a variety of activities on the Leuphana University campus. If you’re looking to develop professional skills outside the classroom, internships are available in business, engineering, and English-language instruction.
No study abroad would be complete without exploring your host country. Our Lüneburg program offers field trips and optional tours to surrounding areas to help you establish a deeper connection for your host culture. Some past destinations include:
- Neuengamme Concentration Camp Memorial
San Sebastián, Spain
Did you know that USAC’s very first program was hosted in San Sebastián, Spain? Launched in 1982, USAC San Sebastián introduced students to Basque and Spanish traditions for a multicultural study abroad experience. The city is walkable, inviting, and full of new cultural experiences.
USAC classes are held at the Universidad del País Vasco, which was ranked in the top 300 universities in the world by the Academic Ranking of World Universities. If you study abroad in San Sebastián, you will choose from courses in Spanish language, psychology, and Spanish, Basque, and European studies. Internships are also available for sign up on-site.
Outside the classroom, immerse in Basque and Spanish culture while on field trips and optional tours to exciting destinations in the surrounding areas. Some past destinations include:
- French Basque Country
- Province of Guipuzcoa
- The Pyrenees Mountains
- Santander and Santillana del Mar
Bilbao is a dynamic, cosmopolitan city in northern Spain that offers all the amenities of a big city with easy access to the great outdoors. As the largest city in the Basque Country, Bilbao is modern and cutting edge full of museums, art galleries, music halls, and other cultural spaces to help integrate you into the Basque and Spanish cultures. Getxo, the neighboring town where most USAC students live, is a charming coastal community that is loved for its outdoor activities and traditional small-town feel. Students will get the best of both worlds with USAC Bilbao/Getxo.
Students who study abroad in Bilbao/Getxo can take courses in Spanish language, international business, and cultural studies. USAC courses are held at the Universidad del País Vasco’s business school in downtown Bilbao. In-person and virtual internships are also available in business, digital marketing and social media management, health and wellness, and more.
To take your education outside the classroom, USAC offers field trips and tours in Spain and France. Some past destinations include:
- French Basque Country and San Sebastián
- Camino de Santiago