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Business, International Relations, & Spanish in Bilbao

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Sponsor: University of Deusto

Location: Bilbao, Spain


The Centro Internacional de Español (CIDE) Business, International Relations, and Spanish program at the University of Deusto offers a broad array of coursework, in both English and Spanish, while taking advantage of the city’s unique cultural history and geographic location to introduce students to Bilbao’s Basque heritage. In addition to the program courses, students can enroll in one course at the University of Deusto in either English or Spanish.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


  • Spanish majors and minors must discuss their study abroad plans with a departmental adviser.

Academic Information:

  • Students are only allowed to take one (1) non-CIDE course per semester.
  • The CIDE course, Spanish Through Gastronomy, is not transferable to Northwestern because Northwestern does not have an undergraduate department of Hospitality Administration.
  • The CIDE course, Sports Management: European Football, is not transferable to Northwestern.

Admission Info: 

To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIDE application by the program's deadline


Languages: Spanish, English

Language Requirements: 

None; however, students are required to take a Spanish language class while on the program


Residence Hall (21 meals/week)

Home Stay (21 meals/week)

Room in Shared Apartment

Program Costs: 

Fall 2018: approx. $20,066

Billed by Northwestern:

Estimated additional costs: $8,666

  • Room & board: $4,670
  • Airfare: $1,400
  • Local transportation: $250
  • Books & supplies: $200
  • Personal expenses: $1,800
  • Visa & fees: $160
  • GeoBlue: $186

*Note: Northwestern will send your tuition payment to CIDE via wire transfer. The exact amount of tuition you are charged by Northwestern will depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed. All other estimates above are in U.S. Dollars.

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