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This program is designed for S.T.E.M. majors and minors who want to complete courses in their major while studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Students choose their courses from a mix of S.T.E.M., international business, and Spanish language and culture offerings.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families and dorms)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-15 credits per semester

This program is designed for S.T.E.M. majors and minors who want to complete courses in their major while studying abroad in Bilbao, Spain. Students choose their courses from a mix of S.T.E.M., international business, and Spanish language and culture offerings. Each student’s Spanish level is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Deusto. Students can take up to 15 credits per semester and can add additional courses, internships, or a practicum for an extra fee.

DEUSTO TANDEM PROGRAM

API students at Deusto have the exciting opportunity to participate in the Tandem Program, which facilitates intercultural exchange by matching full-time Spanish students with recently arrived study abroad students. It is a program with mutual benefits! The local Spanish students are eager to spend time with their API conversation partner and show them around Bilbao, and the API students are encouraged to integrate with local students and learn more about Spanish life, both inside and out of the university setting.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Deusto upon completion of their program.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

Depending on their language level, students earn 3-10 U.S. credits of Spanish language and choose 1-4 courses in engineering or business. Students may also elect to participate in an internship for an additional fee.

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary resources to develop their oral skills in Spanish towards an advanced level, both in formal and informal situations, by focusing on organization techniques of oral speech. Students will also improve their interaction skills in conversation and will be offered the appropriate tools to carry out oral expositions about current topics successfully.

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Advanced Spanish 301: Grammar and Communication

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

The main functional contents of the course will be the following:• Talking about learning habits.• Expressing wishes and opinions.• Assessing actions.• Providing and understanding recipes.• Sequencing actions.• Narrating in the past.• Telling a tale.• Assessing proposals.• Expressing purpose.• Suggesting solutions.• Speculating about the future.• Making predictions.• Expressing obligations and rules.• Expressing prohibition.

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nowadays, it is popular to see in articles of respectable and well-known newspapers and magazines worldwide, that this subject is a key element if not the most important of all, for any company, to be able to get out of this deep economic crisis. Innovation is a key element in any successful company. Although the skills to foresee improving opportunities can rest on an employee's abilities, usually this task lies on the shoulders of its R&D engineers. By having deep knowledge of the company product technologies, engineers create and engender new ideas which increase business opportunities.Entrepreneurship is the ability to bring these innovative ideas into new real successful products, by means of deeply assessing multidisciplinary aspects surrounding the new idea, well before becoming a real product. Furthermore, it is an inevitable step for any successful product in the market. This competence helps to innovate and having great ideas while teaches keeping the feet on the ground and be realistic. View Syllabus

Applied Mechanics

In this course, the principles of Strength of Materials and Mechanisms are studied, as basic areas in which many industrial applications are based. On one hand, Strength of Materials studies the loads that a structural system supports, to test its correct behavior in terms of the deformations, and the possible break of the elements configuring the structure. On the other hand, Mechanisms are the base for the working of machines, which transmit forces and movement (that is, power) from the energy source (e.g. the combustion engine in a vehicle) to the element consuming the power (e.g. the wheels of the vehicle). View Syllabus

Civic and Professional Ethics for Engineers

University student education in the nowadays business world needs to incorporate the ethical dimension that affects both the individual in their professional performance and the company as an organization. For this purpose, it is important for the student to be knowledgeable about the major ethical systems that have marked human thought and are still applicable in our culture. Also required is a deep study of the ethical dimensions of the company's activity, thus enabling students to analyze issues incorporating justice as an unavoidable critical instance. The practice of Engineering is a source of citizenship. It resembles a real and effective possibility for an active and responsible participation in our society. Participation that is based on the development of the rights and obligations inherently incorporated in our condition as members of social groups, with the Human Rights perspective as an unavoidable horizon. By implementing this approach we intend to contribute to our university will to educate graduates who are especially sensitive towards, and concerned about, the human being and theimprovement of society thus contributing with their work to the respect for the fundamental rights and the promotion of equality and democratic culture, at the same time as they help to develop more just, inclusive and egalitarian societies. View Syllabus

Digital Fabrication Technologies

This course combines open source and/or commercially available software with rapid prototyping equipment such as computer controlled laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and milling machines. Students will digitally fabricate different assignments during the semester learning how to do the fabrication on their own and sharing the experience with others. In this concept, students will "create rather than consume technology" while "locally design and fabricate solutions" removing barriers such as access to equipment or access to expertise or even access to knowhow. View Syllabus

Experience Design

After the industrial revolution, current markets have evolved from the urge of getting manufactured products and services into delivering meaningful experiences. Accordingly, industrial design also needs to adapt itself regarding manufacturing processes but more importantly making experiences the final outcome of the design process. In order to do so, this course offers an introduction to the new paradigm both theoretically and in terms of design practice. View Syllabus

Intelligent Systems

In this course on Intelligent Systems, an emphasis is placed on solving difficult problems, many of them NP-complete, by means of designing and using heuristics for artificial intelligence algorithms, and by developing knowledge-based systems. So, students will learn to formulate search problems and to identify and apply an appropriate solving technique. They will also be able to define and apply good heuristics to solve different problems considered difficult. Besides, they will learn to apply machine learning techniques as a way for an intelligent system to gain a certain degree of autonomy. Finally, students will learn to analyze problems whose resolution requires empirical knowledge and to design knowledge-based systems. View Syllabus

Interaction Design

Nowadays, electronics are a very important part of most products in the market. Therefore, industrial designers are more likely to design products that include such technologies than they were before. Moreover, current prototyping technologies make it easier and faster for designers to be able to make partially functional prototypes and test them in early stages of the product development cycle. Thus, being able to understand, identify, design and fabricate electronics is a differential skill for industrial designers of today. View Syllabus

Interaction and Multimedia

Any student in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) related engineering should be prepared to design and develop software applications. Many of them are interactive, that is to say, they are intended to establish a dialog with the user. In order to ensure that the application adapts to user needs, it is mandatory for the designer to be familiar with human computer interaction issues. This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to the characteristics and limitations of the users.In addition to the above, it is more and more common for these applications to include text and images, but also audio, video and animations. These multimedia applications put forward specific challenges, such as data compression and synchronization. View Syllabus

Project Management Office / Technical Office

An engineer at the engineering field develops much of his professional activity engaged in projects that address a need or a problem of a customer or a user in the industrial field. Thus, students must learn to apply their knowledge to tasks and troubleshooting in any phase of an industrial project: user requirements analysis, specification, design, scheduling and budgeting, physical realization of solutions, products receiving, commissioning, etc.This course specifically addresses the practical learning of team participation in an industrial project in the phases of analysis, specification, planning, and budgeting. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to lead the material execution of a technical project, including the organization of the workload and workforce, the selection of the needed materials, and the redaction of the relations evaluated of the project tasks or phases, along with the technical inspection, control, and surveillance of the documentation for public administrations, industries or companies. View Syllabus

Software Process and Quality

One of the top skills in Computing is to be able to undertake the development of a software project in an efficient, effective and quality manner. For that, it is paramount to know the existing software development methodologies and their real applicability to concrete software projects. Besides, it is important to guarantee the maximum quality of the software resulted from that development process. In this course, the skills to apply an agile software development methodology to the needs of a project are obtained. Students will learn and put into practice the software development process management tools that ease their work and coordination withother software developers also taking part in a software project.Among others, students will acquire skills to employ software configuration tools (construction, change control, version control), tests and quality assurance, and software development management (documentation and error management). In summary, the aim of this course is that students learn to successfully accomplish, in a productive and high-quality manner, a software development process, encompassing all the development phases (software requirements, design, tests, deployment, and maintenance), applying an agile methodology and using the set of support tools which help them in code generation, version and error control, documentation, tests andquality assurance. View Syllabus

Software Requirements

One of the main tasks of graduates in Computing Engineering is the development of tools or software solutions. If the life cycle of a software system development process is analyzed, the first step will always be the definition of what this system /tool is supposed to be; those who better know what they want are the system stakeholders, those who are affected by the prospective system. In this subject, students will gain the needed competencies for the definition and modeling of a system in an organized and systematic way, as well as the techniques for gathering the required information from the stakeholders.COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS View Syllabus

Trends in Design and Social Innovation

Design is an ever-changing discipline that heavily relies on people and society. Therefore, in order to understand the users better and embrace meaningful projects, it is necessary to be able to identify trends and forecast future behavior both from a design and a social perspective. In order to do so, this course provides an overview of existing trends and trend analysis tools that make the students able to better frame all kinds of design projects. View Syllabus

International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and

tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies.

It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve

the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be

able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment.

Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring

international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate

strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity,

opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be

led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine

how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms

can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also

examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such

global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics,

political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc.

With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its

implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood

from a systemic perspective of reality.

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration,

as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU

budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The

internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be

studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary

Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the

most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also

provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in

fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the

relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

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International Marketing

Nowadays, companies need to take their decisions in a changing and complex environment. Among a galaxy of changes, consumers alter their purchase and shopping habits (due to an increasing number of potential choices regarding what and where to buy), national markets become smaller, leading to globalisation, technological improvements reduce time and distance, distribution evolves, brands multiply, media becomes more and more fragmented and increases its power, at a time when the importance of different stakeholders is growing. Under these circumstances, the key challenge companies have to face is acquiring and nourishing profitable relationships with their customers. Organizations with a strong marketing orientation and a clear brand strategy are the strongest competitors in the market and are typically the leaders in their sector. Effective marketing management is an increasingly key ingredient in corporate success. This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing in a global marketplace. Marketing topics covered include marketing research, marketing strategies, marketing policies (product development, pricing, channels, and communication) among others. Furthermore, the last part of the course will be dedicated to a critical view of marketing and the way global companies have been acting during the last century and a half in our planet and the consequences for the future.

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Organizational Behavior

This course aims to give students a general overview of Organizational Behavior, since the complementary perspective for the Human Resources Management. The purpose of this course is to enhance your learning about people in organizations and to help prepare you to be an affective organizational leader. Organizational Behavior contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. Common research and practice areas for Organizational Behavior include: Job Analysis, Personnel Recruitment and Selection, Work Motivation, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Human Resources (HHRR), Group/Team Performance among others.

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Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club. In order to do so, different areas of management are explored, together with the main tasks that underlie each one of them. Real Madrid, F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United or Bayern Munich are perhaps the clearest examples of successful models of sports management, although there are also others closer to home such as Athletic Bilbao, which will also be examined during the course. An essential element around which everything is structured is that football is a game. Practical activities outside the classroom will be organized with this in mind. View Syllabus

Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of

business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different

areas of the working world. The communicative approach (both oral and written) will be used in

the classroom, which means the four language skills will be worked on: listening and written

comprehension, writing and oral skills. The textbook will be implemented with complementary

material taken from newspapers, magazines, and/or other textbooks of Business Spanish,

according to the interests and necessities of the students.

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Culture, Politics and Economics in Contemporary Spanish Society

This course offers an introduction to Spanish culture and civilization so that students can become familiar with the social, economic and political structures of Spain today. Our study will be focused on some specific aspects which make Spain both appealing and richly varied: its ancestral monarchy recently restored, its organization in autonomous areas which may be a solution to historical conflicts, the fact that it is one of the main tourist destinations in the world and, at the same time, the country of Don Quijote, Don Juan, Lorca, bullfighting, and soccer. All these features of life, history, and politics will be analyzed all through the course, both in the lectures and in the tour that will take students to some of the most historically relevant cities in Spain.

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It

will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in

the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social

organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union

will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.

Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on

actual excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods

(mainly, but not necessarily, from the 20th century). Excerpts will be analyzed as literary texts,

but also as samples of aspects of Spanish culture (with an emphasis on interculturalism), and as

potential starting points of new texts to be created by students. At the end of the course, some or

all of the new scenes will be performed by students for their program mates.

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students’ learning process through experience.

Activities in the SERVICE LEARNING course require a commitment on your part.

-The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes.

-There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors; therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible.

-Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative and cultural competence in Spanish. Meal times and the development of personal and professional relations around meals are very important aspects of the Spanish culture. Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option.

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Engineering Internship

Students will participate in an internship in a local Spanish company. This opportunity is aimed at students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Placements are available for students in the fields of Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering. An additional fee of $290 applies for this option.

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Production Management

The course provides detailed content of how production and services are managed in a company. For this, a hierarchical focus will be applied on three levels, strategic, tactical and operational. Specifically, this course will cover the study and application of techniques for demand forecasting, generating aggregate master and materials plans as well as capacity plans and production schedules. On completing this course, students are expected to be able to explain the existing engineering techniques for production planning in companies and assess decisions relating to aggregate and master planning using economic and technical criteria. In addition, they must be able to formulate the existing techniques for materials planning, detailed capacity planning, and production scheduling, and apply them correctly to specific cases. View Syllabus

Control Systems

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Thermal Engineering

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Design Laboratory II

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Smart Products

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Design Laboratory III: Services and Experiences Design

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Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary resources to develop their oral skills in Spanish towards an advanced level, both in formal and informal situations, by focusing on organization techniques of oral speech. Students will also improve their interaction skills in conversation and will be offered the appropriate tools to carry out oral expositions about current topics successfully.

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Advanced Spanish 301: Grammar and Communication

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

The main functional contents of the course will be the following:• Talking about learning habits.• Expressing wishes and opinions.• Assessing actions.• Providing and understanding recipes.• Sequencing actions.• Narrating in the past.• Telling a tale.• Assessing proposals.• Expressing purpose.• Suggesting solutions.• Speculating about the future.• Making predictions.• Expressing obligations and rules.• Expressing prohibition.

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

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Electrotechnics

The goal of the course is to provide the student a wide knowledge of electric circuits. That is, upon successful completion, students will identify and apply different methods for the resolution of electric circuits and will be able to apply the related terminology and formulation. Electrotechnics is the basis on top of which students will learn to design, analyze and implement any low tension electrical installation, to distinguish and choose the most suitable electrical machine for any given particular need, and to predict their behavior after installation, as well as to determine the most suitable device to solve a problem of control and adaptation of electricenergy and to incorporate it in power electronic systems. View Syllabus

Energy and Environmental Technology

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to evaluate the most interesting technologies and methods for energy generation and to analyze the energy requirements for different engineering systems. They will also learn about environmental technologies and their implementation. The main objective of this course is to educate engineers with enough energy and environmental background to work in such a dynamic and relevant sector as Energy and to cope with the environmental most demanding legislation requirements and solutions. Nevertheless, knowledge about energy is crucial since it applies to a wide spectrum of production sectors. As aconclusion, course contents focus on the production, transport, and commercialization of energy and/or the management of environmental issues provoked by industrial activity and society. View Syllabus

Management Skills for Engineers

Skills and competencies are practical capacities that generate an added value. In that sense, engineers must be competent in two distinct areas: processes and projects. Both of them are deployed with a clear focus on stakeholder satisfaction. Customers, workers, suppliers, shareholders, and citizens demand organizations that are structured by improvement teams and individuals with a high performance-based culture.This course is based on management practice and three stages. Firstly, a systematic description of the main management competencies used in public and private companies. Secondly, a review of the most relevant role models and best-in-class companies in this matter, using competence templates and schemes. Thirdly, some exercises and practice using media presentations and dynamic tools.The main goal is to determine and develop the skills necessary for a real deployment in industrial and service companies. After that, we must perform practical mechanisms to reinforce these skills through the study of the best-in-class companies methods and the use of practical templates and schemes based on the sound approach of a practical competence map. View Syllabus

Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW

Engineering students must become familiar with the use of control techniques and technologies of industrial process automation. LabVIEW is currently a standard tool in the industry for the design and implementation of industrial control, especially in the areas of control, instrumentation, and electronics. This course focuses on providing students with sufficient theoretical, practical, and technological knowledge to address the planning and proposal of industrial control solutions. The course also uses LabVIEW as a design and implementation tool deepening in the development of industrial control applications. These are topics usually related to most of the working environments for engineers in industry. View Syllabus

Robotics and Vision

The actual productive layouts are not based on the use of intensive workmanship, as it was more usual some decades ago. Nowadays, they are defined taking the industrial automation as a basis. In Europe, the competitiveness of the industrial companies is mainly supported by automation technologies. Within these technologies, industrial robotics stands out. Now, the robotized manipulators are given more cognitive power, to broaden their application fields. Machine Vision systems are also integrated with the robots, to perceive the working environment, making possible more value-added processes. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to work in a robotics and vision integrated system. They will be able to identify its principal elements, analyze the application, coordinate actions and also carry out technical specifications based on them. View Syllabus

Software Design

One of the key roles of graduates in Computing is the design and implementation of software solutions. If we analyze the life cycle of a software system, the second fundamental step is the design of the product to be built. In this course, students acquire the skills necessary for the design of distributed object-oriented software solutions, using UML as modeling notation and applying well-known design patterns, as well as heuristics and best practices. Therefore, this subject's contribution to the professional profile (from a competence perspective) is related to problem-solving skills and system, component and application design, using a systemic approach (as well as creative and innovative), starting from existing requirements and taking into consideration different criteria for the evaluation of alternative solutions. View Syllabus

Statistics

The main goal of the course is to provide students with a set of competencies for the understanding and application of statistical concepts and techniques in engineering disciplines. Students will learn to represent data information using tables, graphs, and parameters in order to facilitate comprehension and decisions; they will be able to identify situations with random behavior and calculate the probability of these phenomena. Besides, they will know, identify and classify random variables from different sources of information. Students will learn to identify and solve problems in which the variable under study follows a known probability distribution. They will elaborate, build up and validate statistical models suitable for real problems. They will make use of estimation and inference for studying the behavior of a population model from a sample of the population under study. The student will study two or more variables set identifying independence and interdependence situations, and be able to assess the importance of statistics and its proper use in specific engineering problems. View Syllabus

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nowadays, it is popular to see in articles of respectable and well-known newspapers and magazines worldwide, that this subject is a key element if not the most important of all, for any company, to be able to get out of this deep economic crisis. Innovation is a key element in any successful company. Although the skills to foresee improving opportunities can rest on an employee's abilities, usually this task lies on the shoulders of its R&D engineers. By having deep knowledge of the company product technologies, engineers create and engender new ideas which increase business opportunities.Entrepreneurship is the ability to bring these innovative ideas into new real successful products, by means of deeply assessing multidisciplinary aspects surrounding the new idea, well before becoming a real product. Furthermore, it is an inevitable step for any successful product in the market. This competence helps to innovate and having great ideas while teaches keeping the feet on the ground and be realistic. View Syllabus

International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and

tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies.

It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve

the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be

able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment.

Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring

international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate

strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity,

opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be

led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine

how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms

can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also

examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such

global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics,

political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc.

With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its

implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood

from a systemic perspective of reality.

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration,

as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU

budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The

internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be

studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary

Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the

most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also

provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in

fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the

relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

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International Marketing

Nowadays, companies need to take their decisions in a changing and complex environment. Among a galaxy of changes, consumers alter their purchase and shopping habits (due to an increasing number of potential choices regarding what and where to buy), national markets become smaller, leading to globalisation, technological improvements reduce time and distance, distribution evolves, brands multiply, media becomes more and more fragmented and increases its power, at a time when the importance of different stakeholders is growing. Under these circumstances, the key challenge companies have to face is acquiring and nourishing profitable relationships with their customers. Organizations with a strong marketing orientation and a clear brand strategy are the strongest competitors in the market and are typically the leaders in their sector. Effective marketing management is an increasingly key ingredient in corporate success. This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing in a global marketplace. Marketing topics covered include marketing research, marketing strategies, marketing policies (product development, pricing, channels, and communication) among others. Furthermore, the last part of the course will be dedicated to a critical view of marketing and the way global companies have been acting during the last century and a half in our planet and the consequences for the future.

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Organizational Behavior

This course aims to give students a general overview of Organizational Behavior, since the complementary perspective for the Human Resources Management. The purpose of this course is to enhance your learning about people in organizations and to help prepare you to be an affective organizational leader. Organizational Behavior contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. Common research and practice areas for Organizational Behavior include: Job Analysis, Personnel Recruitment and Selection, Work Motivation, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Human Resources (HHRR), Group/Team Performance among others.

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Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club. In order to do so, different areas of management are explored, together with the main tasks that underlie each one of them. Real Madrid, F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United or Bayern Munich are perhaps the clearest examples of successful models of sports management, although there are also others closer to home such as Athletic Bilbao, which will also be examined during the course. An essential element around which everything is structured is that football is a game. Practical activities outside the classroom will be organized with this in mind. View Syllabus

Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of

business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different

areas of the working world. The communicative approach (both oral and written) will be used in

the classroom, which means the four language skills will be worked on: listening and written

comprehension, writing and oral skills. The textbook will be implemented with complementary

material taken from newspapers, magazines, and/or other textbooks of Business Spanish,

according to the interests and necessities of the students.

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Culture, Politics and Economics in Contemporary Spanish Society

This course offers an introduction to Spanish culture and civilization so that students can become familiar with the social, economic and political structures of Spain today. Our study will be focused on some specific aspects which make Spain both appealing and richly varied: its ancestral monarchy recently restored, its organization in autonomous areas which may be a solution to historical conflicts, the fact that it is one of the main tourist destinations in the world and, at the same time, the country of Don Quijote, Don Juan, Lorca, bullfighting, and soccer. All these features of life, history, and politics will be analyzed all through the course, both in the lectures and in the tour that will take students to some of the most historically relevant cities in Spain.

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It

will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in

the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social

organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union

will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.

Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on

actual excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods

(mainly, but not necessarily, from the 20th century). Excerpts will be analyzed as literary texts,

but also as samples of aspects of Spanish culture (with an emphasis on interculturalism), and as

potential starting points of new texts to be created by students. At the end of the course, some or

all of the new scenes will be performed by students for their program mates.

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students’ learning process through experience.

Activities in the SERVICE LEARNING course require a commitment on your part.

-The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes.

-There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors; therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible.

-Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative and cultural competence in Spanish. Meal times and the development of personal and professional relations around meals are very important aspects of the Spanish culture. Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option.

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Engineering Internship

Students will participate in an internship in a local Spanish company. This opportunity is aimed at students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Placements are available for students in the fields of Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering. An additional fee of $290 applies for this option.

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Telematics

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Thermodynamics

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Methodology and Creativity

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Elementary Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish II

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Elementary Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have no prior knowledge of Spanish or with very basic knowledge at the elementary level. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish I

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish II/Conversation

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course is designed for those students who have a previous knowledge of basic or elementary Spanish. This course is aimed at international students studying abroad, who will learn the language not only in the classroom but also in real context.

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Advanced Spanish 302: Spanish for Academic and Professional Purposes

This course will focus on the improvement and accuracy of the writing skills of students at an advanced level of Spanish. The aim of the course is to enable those students to produce formal texts in personal, social, professional, and academic settings. They will analyze a range of text types, identify their main and ancillary ideas, and recognize general structural elements in order to be able to produce similar texts of their own. Formal elements such as spelling, punctuation, and quoting will also be addressed.

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Advanced Composition

The main goal of this course is to enable students to create different basic descriptive, narrative and argumentative texts in Spanish (narrative, descriptive, argumentative...) by means of exercises involving exposition, reflection, and practice. Students will learn techniques to organize the written speech, as well as style resources that will let them progress within the area of writing in Spanish.

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Advanced Conversation

The main goal of this course is to provide students with the necessary resources to develop their oral skills in Spanish towards an advanced level, both in formal and informal situations, by focusing on organization techniques of oral speech. Students will also improve their interaction skills in conversation and will be offered the appropriate tools to carry out oral expositions about current topics successfully.

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Advanced Spanish 301: Grammar and Communication

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an intermediate level towards an advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. The course will focus on specific grammar aspects that will be approached from a communicative perspective that will assume and value active participation of the students in the class at all times.

The main functional contents of the course will be the following:• Talking about learning habits.• Expressing wishes and opinions.• Assessing actions.• Providing and understanding recipes.• Sequencing actions.• Narrating in the past.• Telling a tale.• Assessing proposals.• Expressing purpose.• Suggesting solutions.• Speculating about the future.• Making predictions.• Expressing obligations and rules.• Expressing prohibition.

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

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Electrotechnics

The goal of the course is to provide the student a wide knowledge of electric circuits. That is, upon successful completion, students will identify and apply different methods for the resolution of electric circuits and will be able to apply the related terminology and formulation. Electrotechnics is the basis on top of which students will learn to design, analyze and implement any low tension electrical installation, to distinguish and choose the most suitable electrical machine for any given particular need, and to predict their behavior after installation, as well as to determine the most suitable device to solve a problem of control and adaptation of electricenergy and to incorporate it in power electronic systems. View Syllabus

Energy and Environmental Technology

After successfully completing this course, students will be able to evaluate the most interesting technologies and methods for energy generation and to analyze the energy requirements for different engineering systems. They will also learn about environmental technologies and their implementation. The main objective of this course is to educate engineers with enough energy and environmental background to work in such a dynamic and relevant sector as Energy and to cope with the environmental most demanding legislation requirements and solutions. Nevertheless, knowledge about energy is crucial since it applies to a wide spectrum of production sectors. As aconclusion, course contents focus on the production, transport, and commercialization of energy and/or the management of environmental issues provoked by industrial activity and society. View Syllabus

Management Skills for Engineers

Skills and competencies are practical capacities that generate an added value. In that sense, engineers must be competent in two distinct areas: processes and projects. Both of them are deployed with a clear focus on stakeholder satisfaction. Customers, workers, suppliers, shareholders, and citizens demand organizations that are structured by improvement teams and individuals with a high performance-based culture.This course is based on management practice and three stages. Firstly, a systematic description of the main management competencies used in public and private companies. Secondly, a review of the most relevant role models and best-in-class companies in this matter, using competence templates and schemes. Thirdly, some exercises and practice using media presentations and dynamic tools.The main goal is to determine and develop the skills necessary for a real deployment in industrial and service companies. After that, we must perform practical mechanisms to reinforce these skills through the study of the best-in-class companies methods and the use of practical templates and schemes based on the sound approach of a practical competence map. View Syllabus

Intelligent Control Systems with LabVIEW

Engineering students must become familiar with the use of control techniques and technologies of industrial process automation. LabVIEW is currently a standard tool in the industry for the design and implementation of industrial control, especially in the areas of control, instrumentation, and electronics. This course focuses on providing students with sufficient theoretical, practical, and technological knowledge to address the planning and proposal of industrial control solutions. The course also uses LabVIEW as a design and implementation tool deepening in the development of industrial control applications. These are topics usually related to most of the working environments for engineers in industry. View Syllabus

Robotics and Vision

The actual productive layouts are not based on the use of intensive workmanship, as it was more usual some decades ago. Nowadays, they are defined taking the industrial automation as a basis. In Europe, the competitiveness of the industrial companies is mainly supported by automation technologies. Within these technologies, industrial robotics stands out. Now, the robotized manipulators are given more cognitive power, to broaden their application fields. Machine Vision systems are also integrated with the robots, to perceive the working environment, making possible more value-added processes. After successfully completing the course, students will be able to work in a robotics and vision integrated system. They will be able to identify its principal elements, analyze the application, coordinate actions and also carry out technical specifications based on them. View Syllabus

Software Design

One of the key roles of graduates in Computing is the design and implementation of software solutions. If we analyze the life cycle of a software system, the second fundamental step is the design of the product to be built. In this course, students acquire the skills necessary for the design of distributed object-oriented software solutions, using UML as modeling notation and applying well-known design patterns, as well as heuristics and best practices. Therefore, this subject's contribution to the professional profile (from a competence perspective) is related to problem-solving skills and system, component and application design, using a systemic approach (as well as creative and innovative), starting from existing requirements and taking into consideration different criteria for the evaluation of alternative solutions. View Syllabus

Statistics

The main goal of the course is to provide students with a set of competencies for the understanding and application of statistical concepts and techniques in engineering disciplines. Students will learn to represent data information using tables, graphs, and parameters in order to facilitate comprehension and decisions; they will be able to identify situations with random behavior and calculate the probability of these phenomena. Besides, they will know, identify and classify random variables from different sources of information. Students will learn to identify and solve problems in which the variable under study follows a known probability distribution. They will elaborate, build up and validate statistical models suitable for real problems. They will make use of estimation and inference for studying the behavior of a population model from a sample of the population under study. The student will study two or more variables set identifying independence and interdependence situations, and be able to assess the importance of statistics and its proper use in specific engineering problems. View Syllabus

Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Nowadays, it is popular to see in articles of respectable and well-known newspapers and magazines worldwide, that this subject is a key element if not the most important of all, for any company, to be able to get out of this deep economic crisis. Innovation is a key element in any successful company. Although the skills to foresee improving opportunities can rest on an employee's abilities, usually this task lies on the shoulders of its R&D engineers. By having deep knowledge of the company product technologies, engineers create and engender new ideas which increase business opportunities.Entrepreneurship is the ability to bring these innovative ideas into new real successful products, by means of deeply assessing multidisciplinary aspects surrounding the new idea, well before becoming a real product. Furthermore, it is an inevitable step for any successful product in the market. This competence helps to innovate and having great ideas while teaches keeping the feet on the ground and be realistic. View Syllabus

Applied Mechanics

In this course, the principles of Strength of Materials and Mechanisms are studied, as basic areas in which many industrial applications are based. On one hand, Strength of Materials studies the loads that a structural system supports, to test its correct behavior in terms of the deformations, and the possible break of the elements configuring the structure. On the other hand, Mechanisms are the base for the working of machines, which transmit forces and movement (that is, power) from the energy source (e.g. the combustion engine in a vehicle) to the element consuming the power (e.g. the wheels of the vehicle). View Syllabus

Civic and Professional Ethics for Engineers

University student education in the nowadays business world needs to incorporate the ethical dimension that affects both the individual in their professional performance and the company as an organization. For this purpose, it is important for the student to be knowledgeable about the major ethical systems that have marked human thought and are still applicable in our culture. Also required is a deep study of the ethical dimensions of the company's activity, thus enabling students to analyze issues incorporating justice as an unavoidable critical instance. The practice of Engineering is a source of citizenship. It resembles a real and effective possibility for an active and responsible participation in our society. Participation that is based on the development of the rights and obligations inherently incorporated in our condition as members of social groups, with the Human Rights perspective as an unavoidable horizon. By implementing this approach we intend to contribute to our university will to educate graduates who are especially sensitive towards, and concerned about, the human being and theimprovement of society thus contributing with their work to the respect for the fundamental rights and the promotion of equality and democratic culture, at the same time as they help to develop more just, inclusive and egalitarian societies. View Syllabus

Digital Fabrication Technologies

This course combines open source and/or commercially available software with rapid prototyping equipment such as computer controlled laser cutter, 3D printers, vinyl cutter and milling machines. Students will digitally fabricate different assignments during the semester learning how to do the fabrication on their own and sharing the experience with others. In this concept, students will "create rather than consume technology" while "locally design and fabricate solutions" removing barriers such as access to equipment or access to expertise or even access to knowhow. View Syllabus

Experience Design

After the industrial revolution, current markets have evolved from the urge of getting manufactured products and services into delivering meaningful experiences. Accordingly, industrial design also needs to adapt itself regarding manufacturing processes but more importantly making experiences the final outcome of the design process. In order to do so, this course offers an introduction to the new paradigm both theoretically and in terms of design practice. View Syllabus

Intelligent Systems

In this course on Intelligent Systems, an emphasis is placed on solving difficult problems, many of them NP-complete, by means of designing and using heuristics for artificial intelligence algorithms, and by developing knowledge-based systems. So, students will learn to formulate search problems and to identify and apply an appropriate solving technique. They will also be able to define and apply good heuristics to solve different problems considered difficult. Besides, they will learn to apply machine learning techniques as a way for an intelligent system to gain a certain degree of autonomy. Finally, students will learn to analyze problems whose resolution requires empirical knowledge and to design knowledge-based systems. View Syllabus

Interaction Design

Nowadays, electronics are a very important part of most products in the market. Therefore, industrial designers are more likely to design products that include such technologies than they were before. Moreover, current prototyping technologies make it easier and faster for designers to be able to make partially functional prototypes and test them in early stages of the product development cycle. Thus, being able to understand, identify, design and fabricate electronics is a differential skill for industrial designers of today. View Syllabus

Interaction and Multimedia

Any student in ICT (Information and Communication Technology) related engineering should be prepared to design and develop software applications. Many of them are interactive, that is to say, they are intended to establish a dialog with the user. In order to ensure that the application adapts to user needs, it is mandatory for the designer to be familiar with human computer interaction issues. This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to the characteristics and limitations of the users.In addition to the above, it is more and more common for these applications to include text and images, but also audio, video and animations. These multimedia applications put forward specific challenges, such as data compression and synchronization. View Syllabus

Project Management Office / Technical Office

An engineer at the engineering field develops much of his professional activity engaged in projects that address a need or a problem of a customer or a user in the industrial field. Thus, students must learn to apply their knowledge to tasks and troubleshooting in any phase of an industrial project: user requirements analysis, specification, design, scheduling and budgeting, physical realization of solutions, products receiving, commissioning, etc.This course specifically addresses the practical learning of team participation in an industrial project in the phases of analysis, specification, planning, and budgeting. Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to lead the material execution of a technical project, including the organization of the workload and workforce, the selection of the needed materials, and the redaction of the relations evaluated of the project tasks or phases, along with the technical inspection, control, and surveillance of the documentation for public administrations, industries or companies. View Syllabus

Software Process and Quality

One of the top skills in Computing is to be able to undertake the development of a software project in an efficient, effective and quality manner. For that, it is paramount to know the existing software development methodologies and their real applicability to concrete software projects. Besides, it is important to guarantee the maximum quality of the software resulted from that development process. In this course, the skills to apply an agile software development methodology to the needs of a project are obtained. Students will learn and put into practice the software development process management tools that ease their work and coordination withother software developers also taking part in a software project.Among others, students will acquire skills to employ software configuration tools (construction, change control, version control), tests and quality assurance, and software development management (documentation and error management). In summary, the aim of this course is that students learn to successfully accomplish, in a productive and high-quality manner, a software development process, encompassing all the development phases (software requirements, design, tests, deployment, and maintenance), applying an agile methodology and using the set of support tools which help them in code generation, version and error control, documentation, tests andquality assurance. View Syllabus

Software Requirements

One of the main tasks of graduates in Computing Engineering is the development of tools or software solutions. If the life cycle of a software system development process is analyzed, the first step will always be the definition of what this system /tool is supposed to be; those who better know what they want are the system stakeholders, those who are affected by the prospective system. In this subject, students will gain the needed competencies for the definition and modeling of a system in an organized and systematic way, as well as the techniques for gathering the required information from the stakeholders.COURSE TAUGHT WITH SPANISH STUDENTS View Syllabus

Trends in Design and Social Innovation

Design is an ever-changing discipline that heavily relies on people and society. Therefore, in order to understand the users better and embrace meaningful projects, it is necessary to be able to identify trends and forecast future behavior both from a design and a social perspective. In order to do so, this course provides an overview of existing trends and trend analysis tools that make the students able to better frame all kinds of design projects. View Syllabus

International Business

This course is mainly targeted to help students understand the strategic issues and

tradeoffs in a global context and assess the strategic performance of global companies.

It is intended to cover two basic learning dimensions: The first one seeks to improve

the student´s ability to understand the present global environment and therefore, be

able to identify, analyze, and execute strategies in the global business environment.

Students will be exposed to material from a number of important and recurring

international business challenges including business-government relations, corporate

strategies in a world of multiple regulators, the management of complexity,

opportunities and risks in the global environment and so on. Secondly, students will be

led to understand the strategic management of global companies. We will examine

how, and why, firms decide to develop operations in foreign countries, and how firms

can become successful once their operations cross national boundaries. We will also

examine how individuals and teams manage business activities effectively in such

global companies.

The course draws on a number of different academic disciplines including economics,

political science, international finance, trade and relations, cultural dimensions, etc.

With regard to this approach, the goal is always to understand globalization and its

implications for firms from a trans-disciplinary focus, all integrated into and understood

from a systemic perspective of reality.

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International Financial Systems

In recent times, the overwhelming development of Information Technologies, together with both globalization and the world spread process of liberalizing markets, has given the Financial Markets a leading role in our Economy and, even, in our lives. The evolution of the interest rate, the objectives of the Central Bank and its autonomy, the Tobin Tax, the role of the IMF and the WB, the so-called Internet Bubble, the sub-prime mortgage crisis, the sovereign debt crisis… finance is a main part of today’s public debate. This course attempts to analyze the structure of the Financial System, studying the different markets and products it offers in order to allow the flows of capital. The student taking this course will acquire a framework for understanding the Financial System, its evolution, and products, being able to evaluate financial instruments in a simple way. The concepts discussed in this course are a sound basis for anyone wanting to work thoroughly in financial markets or instruments. And, furthermore, the student will be able to fully understand the main debates surrounding financial issues. Considering that finance is a sector in which is becoming difficult to separate the national market from the international one, we will consider the International Financial System as the object of study. Anyhow, the European Financial System will be used as a study-case and will provide most of the markets, institutions, and instruments discussed.

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Economy of the European Union

The course aims are studying the theoretical framework for the process of European integration,

as well as offering a general overview of the EU as a global actor and of how it works. The EU

budget will be analyzed as an economic instrument to accomplish the EU objectives. The

internal market (the economic core of the EU) and the common competition policy will also be

studied. The most important achievement of the EU economy (the Economic and Monetary

Union -the euro) will then be explained. Throughout the course, the role of the EU as one of the

most important global actors in the world trade will be emphasized. The course will also

provide a brief presentation of the most important sectorial policies developed by the EU in

fields like agriculture, regional and social improvement. Finally, students will reflect on the

relevance of the opinion of civil society in the EU decision-making process.

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International Marketing

Nowadays, companies need to take their decisions in a changing and complex environment. Among a galaxy of changes, consumers alter their purchase and shopping habits (due to an increasing number of potential choices regarding what and where to buy), national markets become smaller, leading to globalisation, technological improvements reduce time and distance, distribution evolves, brands multiply, media becomes more and more fragmented and increases its power, at a time when the importance of different stakeholders is growing. Under these circumstances, the key challenge companies have to face is acquiring and nourishing profitable relationships with their customers. Organizations with a strong marketing orientation and a clear brand strategy are the strongest competitors in the market and are typically the leaders in their sector. Effective marketing management is an increasingly key ingredient in corporate success. This course is an introduction to the theory and application of marketing in a global marketplace. Marketing topics covered include marketing research, marketing strategies, marketing policies (product development, pricing, channels, and communication) among others. Furthermore, the last part of the course will be dedicated to a critical view of marketing and the way global companies have been acting during the last century and a half in our planet and the consequences for the future.

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Organizational Behavior

This course aims to give students a general overview of Organizational Behavior, since the complementary perspective for the Human Resources Management. The purpose of this course is to enhance your learning about people in organizations and to help prepare you to be an affective organizational leader. Organizational Behavior contributes to an organization's success by improving the performance and well-being of its people. Common research and practice areas for Organizational Behavior include: Job Analysis, Personnel Recruitment and Selection, Work Motivation, Leadership and Executive Coaching, Human Resources (HHRR), Group/Team Performance among others.

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Sports Management: European Football

The course examines the sports management system of European football (soccer). The main goal is that students become familiar with the basic characteristics of the management of a professional football club. In order to do so, different areas of management are explored, together with the main tasks that underlie each one of them. Real Madrid, F.C. Barcelona, Manchester United or Bayern Munich are perhaps the clearest examples of successful models of sports management, although there are also others closer to home such as Athletic Bilbao, which will also be examined during the course. An essential element around which everything is structured is that football is a game. Practical activities outside the classroom will be organized with this in mind. View Syllabus

Transatlantic Relations: the USA and the EU

The first aim of this course will be to settle the general framework for the relations between the US and the EU. In order to do so, the class will analyze the landmark documents: the Transatlantic Declaration (1990), the New Transatlantic Agenda (1995), and the Transatlantic Economic Partnership (1998). We will analyze the economic relations between those partners. The transatlantic flow of goods, services, and investments is of the highest importance. In those fields, the relationship is usually easy, but there are recurrent problems like steel, aviation industry or GMO. Part of those conflicts is addressed in the WTO. The class will then study the point of view of the US and the EU concerning the environment, and more precisely their approach to global warming, a well-known field of divergence. The course will also study how the issue of fighting terrorism is handled by both partners. The 9/11 attacks are a milestone in the response given by western democracies to international terrorism. Problems and solutions in this field are seen in a different way from each side of the Atlantic. Finally, the class will focus on the foreign affairs policy. Dilemmas like hard power versus soft power and unilateralism versus multilateralism will be exposed and studied in light of different documents. Especial attention will be devoted to the topic of defense.

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Basque Culture and Language

The history of the Basque Country has come a long way from the ancient times before the Roman conquest of the Peninsula to the present day. What we can see nowadays is a highly modernized European country which is going through a promising time. The course will help students become familiar with Basque geography, history, and economy, as well as with the Basque culture, traditions, and language (Euskara, an ancient language of unknown origin). These topics, whose aim is to offer a global vision on the Basque Country, will be dealt with by means of group activities and discussions.

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Business Spanish

The objective of the course is to help students improve their communicative skills in the area of

business. The course is mainly based on a textbook focused on the use of language in different

areas of the working world. The communicative approach (both oral and written) will be used in

the classroom, which means the four language skills will be worked on: listening and written

comprehension, writing and oral skills. The textbook will be implemented with complementary

material taken from newspapers, magazines, and/or other textbooks of Business Spanish,

according to the interests and necessities of the students.

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Culture, Politics and Economics in Contemporary Spanish Society

This course offers an introduction to Spanish culture and civilization so that students can become familiar with the social, economic and political structures of Spain today. Our study will be focused on some specific aspects which make Spain both appealing and richly varied: its ancestral monarchy recently restored, its organization in autonomous areas which may be a solution to historical conflicts, the fact that it is one of the main tourist destinations in the world and, at the same time, the country of Don Quijote, Don Juan, Lorca, bullfighting, and soccer. All these features of life, history, and politics will be analyzed all through the course, both in the lectures and in the tour that will take students to some of the most historically relevant cities in Spain.

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Europe in the World

The goal of the course is to provide a general vision of current Europe in the world at different levels. It

will focus on the analysis of the European Union both as the main and practically only European actor in

the international scenario, and as one of the main most recent experiences in terms of social

organizations. The so-called European social and economic model and the limits of the European Union

will also be addressed, as well as the role of the E.U. in the field of foreign relations.

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Spanish Through Drama

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative competence in Spanish.

Students’ work will focus on literary, drama, and cultural contents by means of tasks based on

actual excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods

(mainly, but not necessarily, from the 20th century). Excerpts will be analyzed as literary texts,

but also as samples of aspects of Spanish culture (with an emphasis on interculturalism), and as

potential starting points of new texts to be created by students. At the end of the course, some or

all of the new scenes will be performed by students for their program mates.

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Service Learning: Social Participation and Development

The objective of the course is to favor the holistic training of students as individuals, professionals, and citizens. It focuses on developing attitudes and values such as opening up to social reality and sensitivity towards global injustice, social exclusion, and the situation of the victims of such reality. The course will be based on the service-learning methodology and includes a solidarity service that aims at meeting actual community needs and favoring students’ learning process through experience.

Activities in the SERVICE LEARNING course require a commitment on your part.

-The exact dates and schedule will be provided by instructors on the first week of classes.

-There are two projects you can participate in. One of them involves direct contact with minors; therefore, in order to be able to participate in this project, you will need to bring a state police criminal record with you from your home country. This is a requirement for anyone volunteering with minors in Spain. You need to contact your local or state police in order to get the document, which will then need to be authenticated by an Apostille. The process is simple, but we recommend that you start with it as soon as possible.

-Please notice that, if you bring this police record, you will have access to both projects in the course.

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

The main goal of the course is to improve students’ communicative and cultural competence in Spanish. Meal times and the development of personal and professional relations around meals are very important aspects of the Spanish culture. Students will become familiar with Spanish food culture by focusing on vocabulary and grammar structures pertaining to the topic, as well as on habits and traditions in different regions in Spain. They will also get to know the process of cooking some of the most typical dishes of Spanish cuisine and, particularly, of Basque cuisine (tortilla de patata, paella, natillas…). An additional fee of $215 applies for this option.

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Engineering Internship

Students will participate in an internship in a local Spanish company. This opportunity is aimed at students with an advanced level of Spanish proficiency. Placements are available for students in the fields of Technology, Computer Science, and Engineering. An additional fee of $290 applies for this option.

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Telematics

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Thermodynamics

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Methodology and Creativity

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Control Systems

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Thermal Engineering

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Design Laboratory II

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Smart Products

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Design Laboratory III: Services and Experiences Design

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • Students can choose to enroll directly in classes with University of Deusto students
  • Internships available (for credit; additional fee)
  • Tandem partner program
  • International excursion

Faculty

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    Andrea Gorricho

    Andrea Gorricho will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Bilbao programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Southern France

    Biarritz is in the south-western corner of France, close to the border with Spain. The town is a lively one and a pleasure to explore. It contains very impressive grand 19th-century houses with wrought iron balconies and other decoration, with a faded elegance that adds to its charm. Biarritz has a high reputation as a surfing capital of Europe due to its fine sandy beach in the center of town.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • London

    London is the largest city in Western Europe, home of the Kings and Queens of England since time immemorial. The Tower of London, with its Beefeaters and grisly past, is a prominent landmark and is the place where the Tudor King Henry VIII had two of his queens beheaded! It is situated next to the famous Tower Bridge, which spans the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all equally famous historical buildings, of which there is no shortage in London. They are presided over by Buckingham Palace, where the current Queen lives, and overlooked by the London Eye. London is a magical city with plenty to offer any visitor.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Gernika

    Gernika is home to the ‘Tree of Gernika,’ a large oak tree that became symbolic of the traditional rights of the Basque people. In 1937, the Nazis completely destroyed the town of Gernika during the Spanish Civil War. Picasso’s famous painting that has become an international symbol against war in general is named ‘Guernica’ after the atrocities that occurred here. In 1987 (50 years after the bombings) Gernika became known as a symbol of peace. On the way to Gernika lies San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, a tiny island connected to the mainland by a man made bridge. On top of the island there is a hermitage that dates from the 10th century.

  • Winery Tour

    One of Spain’s truly legendary winemaking regions, the region of La Rioja in central-North of Spain is home to some of the world’s best and most exclusive red wines. Laguardia, capital of the Alava region in the Basque country, is a gateway for experiencing the Rioja wine region and it is a good example of a walled village that has not changed much since the 13th century. During the Middle Ages, residents dug deep into the rock below their homes (and sometimes the home of their neighbor) to create places for food storage and refuge during the siege.When wine production became prominent in the region, the underground passages were found to be ideal for the fermenting of wine. The winery Ysios joins tradition with the modernity of facilities designed by Santiago Calatrava and inaugurated in 2001.

  • San Sebastián

    San Sebastián was founded in 1180 and is one of the Basque country’s most beautiful towns. It has been an important vacation spot since the late 1800s after being adopted as the summer home for Madrid’s royalty.

  • Southern France

    Biarritz is in the south-western corner of France, close to the border with Spain. The town is a lively one and a pleasure to explore. It contains very impressive grand 19th-century houses with wrought iron balconies and other decoration, with a faded elegance that adds to its charm. Biarritz has a high reputation as a surfing capital of Europe due to its fine sandy beach in the center of town.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Santander

    Santander is an elegant city that extends over a wide bay with views of the Cantabrian Sea. Its historic quarter is situated against an incredible natural backdrop of sea and mountains.

  • London

    London is the largest city in Western Europe, home of the Kings and Queens of England since time immemorial. The Tower of London, with its Beefeaters and grisly past, is a prominent landmark and is the place where the Tudor King Henry VIII had two of his queens beheaded! It is situated next to the famous Tower Bridge, which spans the River Thames. Westminster Abbey, St. Paul’s Cathedral, the houses of Parliament and Big Ben are all equally famous historical buildings, of which there is no shortage in London. They are presided over by Buckingham Palace, where the current Queen lives, and overlooked by the London Eye. London is a magical city with plenty to offer any visitor.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

API students in Bilbao live with host families with wireless internet included.

Students who live with families generally have their own room, but may share a double room with a fellow API student, and are provided with three meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

***The apartment option can only be offered if requested by a minimum of 3 students of the same gender. When there is insufficient interest in this housing option, students are placed with host families.***

Student apartments require more independence and provide less cultural interaction with Spaniards, although other apartments in the building are often rented or owned by Spanish families. Each apartment can generally accommodate 3-4 people. The majority of the rooms in student apartments are double rooms. However, based on availability, some students may be assigned to a single room on a first-come, first served basis. Students are responsible for buying and preparing all of their own meals, and kitchens are furnished with the necessary cookware to do so. Sheets and blankets are also provided.

Note: Housing between the fall and spring semesters is not included.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 30, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 $13,980 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Aug 30, 2019 - May 14, 2020 $27,680 Jun 10, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan 4, 2019 - May 16, 2019 $14,680 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018