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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)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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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 Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • One official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 7, 2021 - May 15, 2021 $14,880 Oct 15, 2020 Nov 1, 2020

Please note that there exists the possibility that your exams will end after the program end date. The student is responsible for arranging exams to be taken remotely if they plan to depart before their exams are administered.

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.

  • 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.

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.

Please note that there exists the possibility that your exams will end after the program end date. The student is responsible for arranging exams to be taken remotely if they plan to depart before their exams are administered.

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.

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    Andrea Gorricho

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

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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

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.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish I

Learn how to communicate well in various situations as well as comprehend and write various texts.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Intermediate Spanish III

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states, but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Lower Division  

Course Level: Lower Division  

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CH 5171 Spanish for Academic and Professional Uses

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Advanced Conversation

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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Academic Spanish (Writing)

The main goal of the course is to provide students with the appropriate atmosphere for them to develop their communicative competence from an advanced level towards a high advanced one. This will be achieved through practice involving the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) and through the focus on specific grammar aspects in an advanced context. The course will specifically address subordinate clauses and conjunctions, both of which will ultimately help students speak a fluent and coherent Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship

This class teaches the concepts of innovation as well as having realistic expecations in the world of entrepeneurship.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Applied Mechaniccs (sic)

In this course, the principles of Strength of Materials and Mechanisms are studied, as well as basic areas in which many industrial applications are based.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Civic and Professional Ethics for Engineers

This course will educate graduates individuals on human rights applications in engineering and the creation of more equitable societies.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 while sharing the experience with others.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction Design

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. This class will involve, understanding, identifying, designing and fabricating electronics.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Interaction and Multimedia

This course provides the tools to develop computer applications that adapt to the characteristics and limitations of the users. 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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Project Management Office / Technical Office

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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Software Process and Quality

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 and quality assurance.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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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.

NB Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

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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. 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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing

This course will provide an understanding of the elements that makes up the international environment, examining the development of an international marketing strategy and providing practical information on how to expand into international markets.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Organizational Behavior

This course is about understanding how people and groups in organizations behave, react, and interpret events. It also describes the role of organizational systems, structures, and processes in shaping behavior, and explains how organizations really work. Drawing from fields including management, anthropology, sociology, and psychology, Organizational Behavior provides a foundation for the effective management of people in organizations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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. NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of speaking ability for class

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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.

NB: Must be registered for Spanish II or have equivalent level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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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 excerpts of plays by renown Spanish speaking playwrights from different literary periods (from the 20th century mostly).

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Intermediate  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Practicum Course – Spanish Through Gastronomy

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. NB: Student must have registered for Spanish II or have an equivalent level of Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Production Management

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.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Control Systems

Control systems are very present in our daily lives. The engineers of industrial areas must acquire, among others, the ability to use design and control techniques for industrial processes that allow them to properly perform the functions of operation and maintenance of automated facilities and the proposal of solutions for the automation and control of small and medium installations.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Thermal Engineering

The professionals in this field can develop projects related to the analysis and selection of the heat transfer devices which are suitable for different industrial applications, such as radiators, condensers, recovers, etc. As well as the design and fabrication of heat machines or its components, such as combustion engines, gas turbines, water vapor turbines, refrigerators, heat pumps, etc.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory II

This course studies how to put the user in the center of a design project, taking into account the stages of the User Centered Design process -UCD process- and the understanding of it through the development of analytic and research assignments. Furthermore, this course deepens into several issues related to the understanding of user needs through topics and frameworks such as Emotional Design and Design for All.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Design Laboratory III: Services and Experiences Design

This course provides the student with an introduction to the new Design paradigm, showing how to work through this new scenario. In order to achieve this, methodologies are applied, methods are studied and activities are carried out in this subject, which will enable the design of both experiences and services.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Smart Products

The graduates in Industrial Design Engineering must be able to conceptualize, design and prototype smart connected products that feature more advanced characteristics than their traditional equivalent versions. The student will explore related concepts and will develop experimental activities for acquiring this competence.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Bible and Culture

The Bible, far from being the cultural heritage of a religious group or a creed, is part of the cultural heritage of humanity and is in itself a crossroads of cultures and examples of voices and traditions, sometimes in dialogue with others. The themes, characters and stories narrated in it are still a source of inspiration for essays, novels, films, paintings, sculptures, music ... This subject wants to show some reasons for these inexhaustible texts, explain the historical circumstances of their composition and development, reveal some of the interests that are hidden behind them and after their interpretations throughout history, ... learn, in short, to read them with a critical and open mind. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Novel in English

Contemporary novel in English contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by providing a comprehensive approach to 20th century narrative writing in English, both in the British Isles and English speaking countries.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Contemporary Spanish Literature

This course is under the subject of HISPANIC LITERATURE, under the Reference of Hispanic Studies and Reference of Literature Degree of Modern Languages. The course provides fundamental knowledge of Spanish Literature from XX-XXI century that allows the student the cultural and formal understanding of literary production in Spain. It also contributes to training through the development of skills dedicated to the development of methodological tools and formation of experts in literature. NB: Course taught with Spanish Students"

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Critical Choices in Social Life

The course aims to promote reflection on issues of our global world in the perspective of training the whole person. From different approaches of problems in economic, political, cultural and social areas we look for the formulation of critical/ethical criteria to guide decisions on matters which affect society. The topics will be focused from the perspective of the principles of Christian social thought of dignity, common good, universal destination of goods, the principle of subsidiarity, solidarity, the preferential option for the poor, participation and social justice.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultural Studies

As a part of a transversal subject common to the Humanities and Languages degrees, this course contributes to the academic-professional profile of the student, providing them with an adequate background to face the cultural phenomenons of our time, with a critical eye capable of going from the local to the global, from the one to the diverse. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Literature and Cinema

This course contributes to the consolidation of the academic-professional profile of Modern Languages students by showing them that national cultures are a mosaic of written and visual “texts” constantly interacting with each other. Fidelity, authenticity, intertextuality, genre boundaries, hybridity, reading conventions, and notions of the kind are all integral to the analysis of the transference occurring between different art forms. NB Class taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Modern and Contemporary History

This course aims to present an introduction to the contemporary world, through an overview of global history over the last two centuries. The justification of this course rests on the importance of understanding relevant historic processes in order to contextualize the courses which make up the Modern Languages and Modern Languages and Management degrees. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Anthropología Social Y Cultural (Social and Cultural Anthropology)

Social Anthropology studies how to investigate and understand societies defined by their “otherness” and their “non-westerness”.

This course is an introduction to Social Anthropology to understand and apply what it is and how to study otherness, cultural diversity.

Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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The East and the West in its Great Religious Traditions

This course will analyze the major religious practices in the Western and Eastern traditions along with its canon.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Unseen Translation

This subject sees the translation from Spanish into English as a means to improve not only the skills to understand the "source language", but also, as a way to enhance the writing skills of the "target language". This class also deepens specific translation skills. NB: Class taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Varieties of English

Language is a multifaceted reality, and so are languages. What we designate with a single name 'English' (or any other, for that matter), actually hides heterogenous forms and components. In this class, we will examine some of the main axes of variation for different forms of English: diachronic and dialectal variation. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Economics and International Policy Issues

This particular subject makes a contribution to the Degree in Business Administration of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration by giving the necessary tools to each student in order to know and understand the interactions between economics and international relationships, so that each student may understand how those interactions affect decision making in firms.

NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Ethical Challenges in a Global World

This course, aimed at students of all the degrees of the UD, responds to one of the essential principles of the "Deusto University Project": the training of students not only as competent professionals but also as people with certain values. More specifically, as people who contribute, from their specific professional skills to the world in which we live is more human, fair and supportive. NB: Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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European Union Law

This subject provides essential knowledge about European Union Law as a supranational legal system, focusing mainly on its system of sources and the principles that govern its effective application in domestic law. As a specific material area, fundamental economic freedoms are studied in the context of the European Internal Market. These contents and the active methodology applied in their learning provide students with the necessary training to perceive the European dimension of the issues and problems whose diagnosis and solution they should address in their professional life.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Foreign Policy

The aim of this course is threefold: first, to introduce students to the main concepts and tools of foreign policy analysis, second, to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the elaboration of Spain's foreign policy, its evolution over the last century, and its main projection areas, third, to offer students a first approach to the global powers' foreign policy, notably the US, the BRICS and the EU's external action.

NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Globalization, Citizenship, and Intercultural Competence

The history of the global world is a key element in understanding the international order, the international relations and the logic of the world as it currently is. The course explores the historical perspective of a set of changes and transformations in the global world, not only economic and technological but also political, cultural and in terms of identity.

NB course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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History of International Relations

This course examines the role of the most relevant international organizations (IOs) in contemporary global governance. Its main focus is on the United Nations (UN) and its many organs and agencies, which form the centerpiece of global governance. At the theoretical level, the course conceives of IOs not only as instruments of member states but also as independent bureaucracies with a political life of their own. At the practical level, the course aims to provide the student with the required skills to interact and participate in a UN-simulated context, training him/her for a future professional career. NB Course taught with Spanish students.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Human Resources Management

This course introduces students to the functions of people management, from the development of a plan that link people to the strategic plan of the organization, and in those tasks of people’s function which are decentralized, that is, they must also be carried out by those who direct the other functional areas and/or teams in the organizations. NB Course taught with Spanish students

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 4   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Media and International Relations

This course contributes to the consolidation of the students' academic-professional profile by helping them to improve their analytical abilities, communications skills (oral and written), initiative, judgment, team building, and critical thinking in discipline-specific contexts. The students will be exposed to relevant and diverse readings and will practice a variety of speaking activities of particular importance in their study field (mainly presentations and debates).

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Public International Law

The course Public International Law will provide the students with a thorough understanding of the nature and basic features of International Law, as well as its role in contemporary International Relations. Students will be able to understand the legal foundation of the international states system and to apply international rules and legal principles in the analysis of international problems and conflicts.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Regional Integration Processes and Policies

This course aims to provide the student with a solid understanding of the politics and processes of regional integration across the globe and how and why these differ from the European experience. Regionalism is conceptualised as an intrinsic part of the EU's ideology and foreign policy, and the course seeks to understand to what extent the European model of post-sovereign governance is applicable in other parts of the world.

Language of Instruction: English Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 4  

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Community Service in a Global World

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.

GOALS

1. To contribute to the improvement of the personal and social development of underprivileged individuals in the community through service.

2. To implement service with the study of today’s global context and the need to broaden the perspective of one’s responsibility as a citizen.

3. To reflect on the possibilities of civil and political participation for the construction of more egalitarian social conditions, focusing on respect and promotion of diversity as the way for social transformation.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3s   Contact Hours: 6

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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

    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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