Why study autonomy in Bilbao?
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Steeped in culture, the de facto capital of Basque country is a dynamic place from which to explore independence politics in Spain and beyond. Site visits and discussions here and in the Catalonian city of Girona, hub of another secession movement, will give you firsthand experience interacting with pro- and anti-independence political leaders, policymakers, and activists. On excursions to Barcelona, French Basque Region, and Scotland, you’ll get an insider’s perspective on one of the hottest issues in Europe and see history in the making.
UNESCO named the port city of Bilbao a “City of Design” because of its unique architecture, food, and cultural institutions, including the famed Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum Bilbao.
- Travel to Barcelona, Girona, the French Basque Region, and Scotland.
- Study Spanish at the University of Deusto's International Spanish Center.
- Examine historical roots of ethnic and national conflict in Spain and other European nations.
- Meet Scottish independence leaders in Edinburgh.
Previous college-level coursework or background in policy studies, European studies, international studies, political science, sociology, anthropology or pre-law studies, as assessed by SIT.