Spain Barcelona Student 17980990

This program is intended for students who want to study abroad in Barcelona and focus on improving their Spanish language skills in an immersion setting. Students are assessed based on classroom participation, local field trips, a short research paper, and exams.

What's Included?

Highlights

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Documents: valid passport

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 credits per session (up to 18 total)

This program is intended for students who want to study abroad in Barcelona and focus on improving their Spanish language skills in an immersion setting. Students are assessed based on classroom participation, local field trips, a short research paper, and exams. Students take a placement exam online prior to arrival and are placed into a level based on the results of this exam.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona upon completion of their program.

Courses

COURSE OFFERINGS

CREDIT INFORMATION

Most API partner universities in Spain operate on the contact hour system, wherein the number of credits earned depends on the time spent in class. To determine the conversion of contact hours to U.S. credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

100, 200 & 300 Level Spanish Language

This course gives a general review of the most important grammar points in the Spanish language, systematically reviewing verb tenses and adding the subjunctive and conditional forms. Vocabulary expansion is stressed as an important aid to fluency. Courses are taught at the appropriate level (beginning, intermediate, advanced) and are similar in structure. Each level consists of multiple sub-levels (100 – A1/A2; 200; 300 – B2.1, B2.2 400 – C1) C1 is available based on enrollment.

Supplemental field trips and essays will be an integral part of the extracurricular experience.

Highlights
  • Classes: taught in Spanish
  • Volunteer and community involvement activities

Faculty

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    Alicia Castillo

    Alicia Castillo will be your Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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    Ruth Gómez Layola

    Ruth will be your Housing Director in Barcelona and will organize your living accommodations for you!

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    Mireia Pujol

    Mireia Pujol will be your Student Services Director in Barcelona and will assist you in adjusting to the Spanish culture!

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    Arnau Roma Sansa

    Arnau Roma Sansa will be your Academic Director on-site and will assist you in achieving your educational goals abroad.

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    Manuel Ramirez

    Manuel Ramirez will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - manuel.ramirez@apiabroad.com

API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Barcelona programs. All excursions are subject to change.


  • Costa Brava

    The Costa Brava is famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. Tossa de Mar is home to a famous medieval castle. Figueres is famous for being the birthplace of Salvador Dalí where he created his biggest surrealist work, the Teatre Museu Gala Salvador Dalí.

  • Island of Mallorca

    Mallorca offers a unique combination of culture, nature, and nightlife. It lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of mainland Spain and is one of Europe’s most fashionable holiday destinations due to its historical and cultural richness as well as its beautiful beaches.

  • Sitges

    The coastal town of Sitges, by the southern coast of Barcelona, is renowned for its beaches, cultural heritage, Cinema Festival, Carnival, and nightlife. In the late 19th century the town became the focal point for modernist artists (writers, musicians, critics, sculptors, and painters) and was defined as ‘The Mecca of Modernism’.

  • Girona

    Girona has been a jewel of culture and history in the making for over 2000 years. The medieval town (called Força Vella) is surrounded by a magnificent wall which is preserved almost in its entirety. The Jewish quarter, known as the 'Call', spreads out in a maze of small, narrow and very often steeply sloping streets which still maintain their medieval atmosphere. Its magnificent cathedral boasts the widest Gothic nave of its kind in the world, with an impressive Baroque façade. The delightful narrow streets and alleyways of the old city provide an insight into another era, a time when life was moved at a different pace.
  • Costa Daurada

    With almost 60 miles of golden sandy beaches, la Costa Daurada stretches from the north of Tarragona to the Ebro delta. Tarragona’s biggest lure is the wealth of ruins in Spain’s second most important Roman site, including mosaic-packed museums and a seaside amphitheater. Les Cases d’Alcanar or Sant Carles de la Ràpita conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depict the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons. The Ebro Delta is the largest wetlands in Catalonia and the main aquatic habitat in the western Mediterranean. Due to the Delta’s ecological importance, many parts of it were declared a natural park in 1983.

  • Island of Menorca

    Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. The island is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules and talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity. Minorca is also well known for its traditional summer fiestas, including the popular ‘Festes de Sant Joan.’

  • Montserrat

    Montserrat is regarded by many Catalans as the most important spiritual and cultural center of Catalonia. The 14th century Benedictine Monastery is where the monks worship Catalonia’s Patron Saint, the Black Madonna of Montserrat. As one travels up the mountains, one has a chance to admire the breathtaking views from the Shrine located 2100 feet above sea level.

  • Costa Brava

    The Costa Brava is famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. Tossa de Mar is home to a famous medieval castle. Figueres is famous for being the birthplace of Salvador Dalí where he created his biggest surrealist work, the Teatre Museu Gala Salvador Dalí.

  • Island of Mallorca

    Mallorca offers a unique combination of culture, nature, and nightlife. It lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of mainland Spain and is one of Europe’s most fashionable holiday destinations due to its historical and cultural richness as well as its beautiful beaches.

  • Sitges

    The coastal town of Sitges, by the southern coast of Barcelona, is renowned for its beaches, cultural heritage, Cinema Festival, Carnival, and nightlife. In the late 19th century the town became the focal point for modernist artists (writers, musicians, critics, sculptors, and painters) and was defined as ‘The Mecca of Modernism’.

  • Costa Daurada

    With almost 60 miles of golden sandy beaches, la Costa Daurada stretches from the north of Tarragona to the Ebro delta. Tarragona’s biggest lure is the wealth of ruins in Spain’s second most important Roman site, including mosaic-packed museums and a seaside amphitheater. Les Cases d’Alcanar or Sant Carles de la Ràpita conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depict the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons. The Ebro Delta is the largest wetlands in Catalonia and the main aquatic habitat in the western Mediterranean. Due to the Delta’s ecological importance, many parts of it were declared a natural park in 1983.

  • Island of Menorca

    Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. The island is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules and talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity. Minorca is also well known for its traditional summer fiestas, including the popular ‘Festes de Sant Joan.’

  • Montserrat

    Montserrat is regarded by many Catalans as the most important spiritual and cultural center of Catalonia. The 14th century Benedictine Monastery is where the monks worship Catalonia’s Patron Saint, the Black Madonna of Montserrat. As one travels up the mountains, one has a chance to admire the breathtaking views from the Shrine located 2100 feet above sea level.

  • Sitges

    The coastal town of Sitges, by the southern coast of Barcelona, is renowned for its beaches, cultural heritage, Cinema Festival, Carnival, and nightlife. In the late 19th century the town became the focal point for modernist artists (writers, musicians, critics, sculptors, and painters) and was defined as ‘The Mecca of Modernism’.

  • Girona

    Girona has been a jewel of culture and history in the making for over 2000 years. The medieval town (called Força Vella) is surrounded by a magnificent wall which is preserved almost in its entirety. The Jewish quarter, known as the 'Call', spreads out in a maze of small, narrow and very often steeply sloping streets which still maintain their medieval atmosphere. Its magnificent cathedral boasts the widest Gothic nave of its kind in the world, with an impressive Baroque façade. The delightful narrow streets and alleyways of the old city provide an insight into another era, a time when life was moved at a different pace.

API students in Barcelona can choose from three different housing options. Students may choose to live with a host family, in a student apartment, or in a student dormitory. Internet access is included in all three options.

Students who choose to live with families share a double room with a fellow API student and be provided with 2 meals per day and laundry service. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

API apartments in Barcelona generally have 2-4 bedrooms (the majority of which are double-rooms) with a shared kitchen, common area, and bathrooms. Apartments are located throughout the center of Barcelona and tend to be 30-45 minutes from the universities. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students who would prefer apartment-style living alongside other Spanish and American students would enjoy API’s dorm/residence hall option. The student dorm has both single and double-room options, with a shared kitchen and private bathroom. Internet access is guaranteed in all rooms. This option carries an additional fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 and 3 Combined Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 $13,380 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 1 Jun 6, 2019 - Jul 6, 2019 $4,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer 1 and 3 Combined Jun 6, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 $9,180 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 1 and 3 Combined Jul 4, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 $11,880 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 2 Jul 4, 2019 - Aug 3, 2019 $4,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019
Summer 3 Aug 1, 2019 - Aug 31, 2019 $4,980 Apr 1, 2019 Apr 10, 2019