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CIDE - Business and Spanish Program at Universidad de Deusto
Bilbao, Spain (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Housing Options: Apartment, Dormitory, Home Stay
Areas of Study: Business, Economics, Finance, International Business, International Relations, Marketing, Spanish Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior
Program Type: internship abroad, study abroad Language of Instruction: English, Spanish
Program: Direct
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Program Description:
Study Abroad in Bilbao, Spain - the business and cultural capital in northern Spain. Located on the banks of the estuary of River Nervion, Bilbao is surrounded by beautiful green mountains. The city itself has been reborn in the past decades as a bustling cultural center and, along with the Guggenheim-Bilbao Museum, it hosts a vast array of concerts, opera, theatrical productions and festivals throughout the year.

The University of Bilbao's International Spanish Center (Centro Internacional de Español - CIDE) offers international students a wide selection of courses during semester-long and summer programs. CIDE's programs are available to Spanish language students at all levels along with courses taught in Spanish and English that are specifically designed for international students in areas such as business, economics, marketing, grammar, and international relations.

Detailed course information for the CIDE Business and Spanish Program can be found on the CIDE Business and Spanish Program website. Students applying to this program should plan to meet with the appropriate academic advisors to help determine course selection and to seek the necessary course approval(s). 

All semester-long students will be registered by the Study Abroad Office as full-time students during their semester abroad, which is 12 hours for undergraduate students and 9 hours for graduate students.  Undergraduate students who study at CIDE for a semester must return with the equivalent of at least 12 hours of credit on their host university transcript (9 hours for graduate students).  Students can take additional hours and are not limited to the minimum full-time requirement while abroad. 

Students who participate in a CIDE summer program can earn 7 hours during the summer programs.

All courses are graded on an ABCDF scale.  There is no Pass/Fail.

Students have the option of living with a local host family, in a student residence hall or in a student apartment. Please note that the CIDE Program Cost does NOT include housing. The CIDE staff will work with students before their arrival in Spain to assist and place them in the housing option of their choice. 

For the CIDE Business and Spanish Program, students would be responsible for paying:
  • CIDE Program Cost (which will be billed to UM and added to the student's UM Bursar account)
  • UM Study Abroad fee (which includes the cost for international health insurance - also billed to the student's UM Bursar account)
  • Housing costs (details and payment are usually handled between the student and the host university)
  • Travel expenses, books and supplies, personal living costs, passport and visa fees (all the responsibility of the student)
Students who withdraw or become ineligible after the application deadline will be responsible for a withdrawal fee. For more details, please refer to the Study Abroad Policies & Procedures page.

Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing to study abroad and must have a cumulative 2.5 GPA.  Additional or more stringent requirements may apply depending on the program.

In general, financial aid will apply to UM study abroad programs.  All students should review the study abroad information on the UM Financial Aid Office website.  It is the student’s responsibility to meet with a financial aid advisor to discuss how aid packages apply to study abroad.  Third party scholarships may also be available for specific programs, so students should discuss study abroad early and often with the Study Abroad Office and the Financial Aid Office.

CIDE offers both a Language and Culture Program as well as a Business and Spanish Program. 

Call 662-915-1508 or email to schedule an appointment.

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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/09/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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