On this first day of classes, we meet the teachers, introduce ourselves and tour the campus. In the afternoon we do a walking tour of some key areas in downtown Bilbao. This town is very pedestrian friendly and offers metro, light rail, busses, bike lanes, riverwalks, and boating in the calm saltwater / brackish river that rises and falls with the tides. We visit the "casco viejo," the old part of town, which is full of shoppers, tourists, venders and locals, young and old alike. No one seems to be in a hurry on this sunny and breezy Monday. We walk up the 200 steps to the Basilica to get a bird's eye view of the city and then find a place to rent bicycles. Our homework from the Didactic Resources class is to read an article about using newspapers in the teaching of language. Each class includes a separate spiral bound book, which is nicely organized and promises to keep us engaged on many levels.