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  • Locations: Bayonne, France; Biarritz, France; Bilbao, Spain; Madrid, Spain
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Guthrie, Nancy Program Director: Coffelt, Tina, Ruble, Rachael
Housing Options: Hotel/Tourist Lodging Cumulative GPA: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: French, Spanish
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: COMST 310, LING 395x, LING 595X
Program Description:
 Summer 2017
Communication, Identity, and Culture:
Exploring the Basque region of Spain and France

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3 credits ComSt 310 or 3 credits ComSt 210
Open to Communication Studies majors and non-majors. No language required.
Prerequisites of ComSt 101, 102, 203, and 301 (for ComSt 310)

Experience intercultural communication while enjoying the coast, the mountains, bustling cities and peaceful rural life: There’s a bit of everything in the Basque Country!
Develop communication competence with excursions focused on cultural identity, history, verbal communication styles, nonverbal communication behaviors, and other communication topics.
Travel for two weeks in northern Spain, southern France and surrounding areas. 



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  • Monday, June 1
    • Arrive in Spain
  • Tuesday, June 2
    • Orientation at hotel
  • basque4Wednesday, June 3
    • Morning class
    • Guided tour 
    • Group dinner 
  • Thursday, June 4
    • Class meeting at hotel
  • Friday, June 5
    • Travel to San Sebastian/Donostia, Spain
    • Stops at Basque Coast Geopark locations
  • Saturday, June 6
    • Class session
    • Guided tour of Old Town
  • Sunday, June 7
    • Free morning in San Sebastian
    • Depart for French Basque Country
  • Monday, June 8
    • Guided tour of St. Jean de Luz, France
    • Visit Ecomusee Jean Vier
  • Tuesday, June 9
    • Visit Petit Train de la Rhune
    • Visit local producers in Ascain, France
    • Group meal in Ascain
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    • Visit Interior French Basque Country
    • Stops in Mauleon-Licharre, St. Jean Pied de Port, etc.
  • Thursday, June 11
    • Tour of Bayonne, France
    • Visit Basque Museum
  • Friday, June 12
    • Travel to Madrid, Spain
  • Saturday, June 13
    • City tour
    • Visit Royal Palace
  • Sunday, June 14
    • Morning meeting
    • Free afternoon
  • Monday, June 15
    • Return to Des Moines airport
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For more information:
Program Directors
Tina Coffelt:
Racheal Ruble:
Director of LAS Study Abroad
Nancy Guthrie:


This program is currently not accepting applications.