Basque culture, more than just a summer school

The University of the Basque Country, a leader in the Basque university system, is offering you the chance to take part in the engaging "Basque Culture International Summer School", from 2 September to 13 September 2024. This course, taught by internationally prestigious instructors, offers a unique academic opportunity which will allow you to get to know Basque society first-hand while you study its language and its customs.

But that's not all, because it will also be an unbeatable opportunity to live in the Basque Autonomous Community. Try out the sports activities our beaches have to offer or get to know our gastronomy, music and dances first-hand!

General objectives:

  • a) To learn about Basque culture and identity under the guidance of prestigious international experts in fields like literature, linguistics, history, sociology, anthropology, economics and science.
  • b) To learn about Basque culture and identity both through fun immersion (visits to the surroundings, practical seminars, and so on) and Basque language classes, prioritising a practical and cultural focus.

Specific objectives:

  • a) To reflect on Basque culture and identity and its particularities (whether historical, symbolic, and so forth).
  • b) To become familiar with the latest academic research regarding the different fields that comprise it, such as language and literature, anthropology, history, economics, etc.
  • c) To acquire a working knowledge of the Basque language that allows one to communicate in everyday activities.
  • d) To learn about Basque culture and geography, through excursions and fun activities.
  • e) To be educated in the contribution that the University of the Basque Country has made to the study of and scholarly reflection on Basque culture and identity.

Your summer begins here!

  • City: Donostia-San Sebastián
  • Course dates: 02/09/2024 - 13/09/2024
  • Language: English
  • Number of class hours: 45 hours
  • Course fee: 2732 euros,which comprises the following:
    • 1500 € tuition fee, all the visits included in the official program and lunches on 5 days
    • 1232 € the accommodation in a single room in a hall of residence of the University of the Basque Country with a special Basque Culture Summer School discount (checking in on 31 August 2024 and checking out on 14 September 2024, breakfast included)
  • Course registration from 22/02/2024 to 22/05/2024
  • Limited places. For enrolments outside the time periods indicated contact
  • There is an option to reserve accommodation with the special Basque Culture rate at Olarain Accommodation from 31/08/2024 to 14/09/2024 from 88.00 euros for a single room and 119.00 euros for a double room, both with breakfast included. More information in the Accommodation section.
  • Limited places. Reservation of accommodation is only guaranteed for those registrations carried out before 22 May.

BASQUE CULTURE INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL offers, to anyone interested in the culture and identity of the Basque Country, a complete program of seminars and cultural and leisure activities in Donostia-San Sebastián, made up of:

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