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Students who study abroad in Barcelona in the Tourism and Hospitality Studies program will choose from a range of courses offered in English and Spanish. The goal of the program is to train professionals with the managerial skills needed to hold positions of responsibility in tourism and hospitality companies and institutions and to innovate in the face of the challenges posed by globalization, sustainability, and technological innovation.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and API Ambassador Program

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • It is recommended that students be at level B1 or higher to take courses in Spanish
  • No Spanish background required for courses taught in English
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Copy of passport
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry Documents: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 7, 2021 - May 13, 2021 $17,490 Oct 15, 2020 Nov 1, 2020

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.

  • Montseny Hidden Corners

    Montseny Natural Park is known for the beauty of its scenery but also for the rich gastronomy. Ideal for an easy hike accessible for everyone it’s the perfect countryside day trip from Barcelona. We will discover the off the beaten track Catalunya from a local perspective, enjoying the landscape and the gastronomy of thisof this area.

  • Reus and Gaudí

    Reus is a town located in the province of Tarragona, a little more than an hour away from Barcelona. Its city center is awash with gorgeous modernist architecture. Although the town’s main claim to fame is being the home town of Gaudi, it has heaps more to offer than this alone. In parts of the center, beautiful buildings are so frequent, that you just turn your head and another one is staring you in the face. It has that wonderful feeling of being protected by the mountains, but with the sea only a short distance away. If that wasn’t enough, guess what: Reus is also one of the cradles of vermouth!

  • Girona and Costa Brava

    Girona is a jewel of culture and history acquired over 2.000years. The medieval town 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 often steeply sloping streets. After the historical visit, we will stop in Costa Brava to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.

  • Winery and Calçotada

    El Penedès is one of Spain’s richest regions both in historical and gastronomical terms. Sant Sadurní d’Anoia is the center of production of cava (sparkling wine). You will discover a place of stunning beauty and culture in a vineyard built by “Modernista” architects. Calçotada is an annual gastronomical celebration held only in Winter time. It’s grilled green onion dipped in romesco sauce.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12 credits per semester

Students who study abroad in Barcelona in the Tourism and Hospitality Studies program will choose from a range of courses offered in English and Spanish. The goal of the program is to train professionals with the managerial skills needed to hold positions of responsibility in tourism and hospitality companies and institutions and to innovate in the face of the challenges posed by globalization, sustainability, and technological innovation.

This program is offered through the Campus de Turisme, Hoteleria i Gastronomia of the Universitat de Barcelona, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in Catalonia and Spain.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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    Alicia Castillo

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

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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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    Laura Bahamonde

    Laura will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

COURSE OFFERINGS

Students will select 3 courses from one of the tracks below, for a total of 12 semester credits.

COURSE LISTINGS

Students can choose from courses in the Hotel Management or Tourism Management track.

Subjects may include:

  • Accounting
  • Culinary Studies
  • Cultural Studies
  • Economics
  • Event Management
  • Geography
  • Hospitality and Tourism
  • Human Resources
  • Law/Legal Studies
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Operation Management
  • Project Management
  • Research

Hotel Management Track

Hotel Management Track

Tourism Management Track

Tourism Management Track

Highlights
  • Classes: taught in Spanish and English
    • International excursion

    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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