Examine independence movements in Spain and Scotland and explore the future of the nation state and regional autonomy in Europe and beyond.
What is Unique about this Program?
- Live in Bilbao, one of the most beautiful cities in Spain, with unique culture, architecture, arts, and cuisine.
- Travel to Barcelona and Girona, the French Basque Region, and Scotland on excursions.
- Meet with politicians, policy makers, and activists to get an inside perspective on issues related to independence movements.
- Study Spanish at the University of Deusto’s International Spanish Center.
- Understand the historical roots of ethnic and national conflict in Spain and other European nations.
- Examine current human rights issues in Spain and Europe.
- Assess the future of regional autonomies in Europe.
How do I choose among programs?
- See the Office of Global Learning’s “Selecting a Program” page for information on program types and considerations
- Use the search features on the Experience Cornell Opportunities page to filter for programs approved by your college, and by particular subject areas
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- Find out about upcoming events, check out FAQs, and read stories from returned study abroad students
How do I apply?
Applying to study abroad is a two-step process. You may complete both steps simultaneously, but the Cornell approval process must be complete before your program advisor in the Office of Global Learning can submit any approval or nomination to the program.
- For Cornell Approval, click on the "Apply" button on this webpage. Applications are approved by the Office of Global Learning on a rolling basis until the application deadline listed on this page.
- For Program Admission, complete an external application directly on the program’s webpage, using the link in the “Snapshot” section. (Note: This deadline may be in advance of the general Cornell deadline for approval. Many programs fill by rolling admission.)