Farewell Celebration

Farewell Celebration

FAREWELL CEREMONY FOR VISITING EXCHANGE STUDENTS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF THE BASQUE COUNTRY (UPV/EHU) The celebration will take place June 2nd at 11:15 am at Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao in Portugalete, Bizkaia

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Now that the academic year is coming to an end, and summertime quickly approaches, it is my pleasure to invite you to the farewell ceremony for international exchange students:

June 2nd (Friday), from 11:15am, at the Faculty of Engineering of Bilbao in Portugalete, Biscay

You are welcome to invite your buddies as well to the ceremony.

-Metro Bilbao: line 2, Peñota stop. 
Timetables: https://www.metrobilbao.eus/en/next-trains
-Renfe suburban Bilbao: Peñota stop. 
Timetables: https://www.renfe.com/es/en/suburban/suburban-bilbao/timetables

We will offer a FREE BUS SERVICE to Portugalete from Bilbao and Vitoria-Gasteiz.

Buses will depart at 9:15, and will go back at 17:30.


VITORIA-GASTEIZ: Bar Zeppeling: https://goo.gl/maps/nBavNdWF4ZUGCFwB6

DONOSTIA: Bus stop outside IM Barriola Centre

Please, confirm your assistance to the ceremony and bus reservation in the following link: ATTENDANCE CONFIRMATION

In case you finally cannot attend, please, cancel your attendance or your seat in the following link: ATTENDANCE CANCELLATION

Ceremony and bus inscription DEADLINE: Sunday 28th of May at 24:00

You will have free time after the "pintxos" until the buses departure to visit Portugalete and Santurtzi.

We would also be pleased if you could volunteer to say a few words at the ceremony about your experience at the University by sending an email to:



  9:15    Departure of buses from Donostia-San Sebastián and Vitoria-Gasteiz

11:00    Arrival at Portugalete

11:15    Welcome (UPV/EHU International Relations Office)

11:20    Welcome by the Mayor of Portugalete (Mikel Torres Lorenzo)

11:30   Greeting by the Vice Rector of Basque, Culture and Internationalization (M. Juncal Gutiérrez)

11:40   My mobility experience (exchange students at the University of the Basque Country)

12:00    Presentation by the Etxepare Institute Director (Monika Madinabeitia)

12:10     Presentation of UPV/EHU master's degree courses

12:20    Acknowledgement of work carried out by ESN-Bilbao

12:30    Closing of the event (UPV/EHU Rector, Eva Ferreira)

12:40    Official photo

13:00    “Kalejira”, or tour with music, for planting a tree

14:15    "Pintxos" offered by the International Relations Office with traditional Basque music and gifts raffle

17:30    Depart of buses to Donostia-San Sebastian and Vitoria-Gasteiz


Warmest regards,

M. Juncal Gutiérrez Mangado,

Vice Rector of Basque, Culture and Internationalization, University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU)