UMW in Spain | Spain for All

UMW in Spain

Spain for All


Program Dates

June 21 — July 25

Summer 2024


Register for this program by April 1, 2024. Registration is not confirmed until your deposit has been received.

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Program Fees

$700 deposit payable to UMW due upon registration by April 1, 2024.

€3,750 payable directly to the University of Deusto (program fees)

For Housing Costs see Accommodations

*ESTIMATED.  Subject to exchange rate and based on family staty option. Students will be invoiced by the University of Deusto and housing provider directly for those payments.


  • Tuition
  • Housing and accommodations
  • Meals
  • Field experiences
  • Conversation exchange program
  • International health insurance
  • UMW Education Abroad fee

NOT Included

  • Airfare
  • Local transportation
  • Textbooks
  • Personal expenses
  • Supplemental meals or snacks
  • Souvenirs
  • Immunizations
  • COVID-19 testing
  • ETIAS (electronic travel authorization) fee
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Health Information

International travel may require immunizations or preventative medicines. Please refer to the US Center for Disease Control’s Traveler’s Health Information Page for recommendations. The UMW Health Center provides free travel consultations by appointment, as well as travel information for UMW students. The Center for International Education recommends that each student have a personalized medical consultation prior to international travel.

This program requires a moderate to high level of activity, including significant city walking and lengthy hours.

Dr. Jose Sainz leads this program at the Universidad de Deusto in Bilbao, a bustling, friendly, and beautiful city in the Basque country on the coast of northern Spain. Additional UMW Visiting Teaching Faculty include Dr. Marisa Martinez-Mira from the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

The University of Deusto is located in the heart of the city, offering students a unique experience focusing on Spanish courses, business studies, or global studies programs in a variety of subjects. During this 5-week program in the summer, visit some of Spain’s most beautiful cities and attend cultural events.  Students may earn up to nine transfer credits.

Begin your time in Spain with a three-day tour of Madrid and Toledo or Segovia. Visit the picturesque Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao. Experience day trips to coastal villages including Bay of Bizcay, Urdaibai Nature Reserve, and San Juan de Gaztelugatxe. Make historical visits to Gernika and Mundaka, San Sebastian, San Mames Soccer Stadium & Museum. Participate in a day trip to Pamplona to see the Running of the Bulls and visit nearby San Sebastian. Experience a day trip to Santillana de Mar, including city tour and visit to Altamira’s Neo-Cave Prehistoric Paintings and Exhibition Center. Global Studies & Business participants will take part in additional field experiences such as company visits.

Find out more about the city of Bilbao and the program from past students as they talk about academics, field trips, and recommendations for future students.


Students may choose between family stays and lodging in the Universidad de Deusto residence hall, RESA or Colegio Mayor Deusto. Family stays include a single room, Wi-Fi, three daily meals, laundry, bed linens, and towels. Residence halls provide individual bathrooms, three daily meals (except for RESA where students have access to a kitchenette), bed linens, towels, laundry facilities, a library, study room, TV room, computer lab, and gym. Free Wi-Fi is also available. The University of Deusto will send instructions for payment to each student registered in the program regarding accommodation and tuition payments.

        • Family stay option:    €993
        • Colegio Mayor residence hall:   €1709
        • RESA residence hall: €1616


Students will participate in the Global Studies and Spanish program.  Visit the Deusto catalog for course options. Students can transfer 3 to 9 credits depending on course selections.

UMW in Spain participants can also satisfy their Beyond the Classroom or Diverse and Global Perspectives general education requirement by contract with the Faculty Director.


Students must maintain a minimum 2.5 GPA in order to participate. Students with a GPA less than 2.75 will require a letter of recommendation from a professor as part of their application. Spanish proficiency is recommended but not required. This program is open to all UMW students regardless of major; UMW students must have completed 12 or more UMW course credits. As per UMW credit transfer policies, a C grade of above is required for courses taught abroad to transfer back to UMW. The program is also open to non-UMW students.

An application to CIDE is required via the summer program website. Final submission deadline is April 1, 2024 (€100 non-refundable application fee applies. This application fee is part of the program fees).


Faculty-Led Program Scholarships are available to UMW students (deadlines apply).


See the program fees and payment due dates in the right column. Use the Make a Payment button below to pay your deposit and regular program payment. Use the Special Payment option to pay a special amount (such as additional insurance or payment in a different amount as a result of a scholarship award).

Online payees have the choice of either credit card or eCheck (ACH) payment. ACH transactions will be charged a flat fee of $0.50 per transaction. All credit card payments will incur a 2.85% service fee. For credit card payments, a minimum convenience fee of $3.00 will be applied to transactions over $20.00 and under $106.00.

Payments can also be made in-person via cash or check (made out to “UMW”) at the UMW Cashiers Office located on the second floor of Lee Hall. No fees apply with this payment method.

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