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Students in this semester (fall or spring) program have the opportunity to take courses from the Integrated Studies Program (which allows the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students), and to also take some of their courses from the Hispanic Studies Program, (which allows students to complete their courses in Spanish with other American students). Courses conducted in English are also available in certain areas of study.

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@api Online System

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

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Airport Reception

API Center

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Excursions (overnight, day, international)

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

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

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to high-intermediate, advanced, and superior-level Spanish speakers (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish required to take integrated courses)
  • Completion of an oral interview and written placement exam
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa

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 Cádiz programs. All excursions are subject to change.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Tarifa

    Reaching out into the sea, the southernmost point in Europe and the closest point to Africa, Tarifa is one of the most renowned cosatal towns in southern Spain, and a Mecca for windsurfers. Besides its numerous prehistoric remains (such as the paintings in the Moro Cave and the necropolis at Los Algarbes), Phoenician and Roman remains dot the site as well.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • Gibraltar

    Situated on the southern tip of Spain, and famous for its Rock and monkeys, Gibraltar is a small, British Overseas Territory located 9 miles from the coast of Morocco.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

  • Gibraltar

    Situated on the southern tip of Spain, and famous for its Rock and monkeys, Gibraltar is a small, British Overseas Territory located 9 miles from the coast of Morocco.

  • Granada

    Granada is one of the most enchanting cities in Spain. With more than a thousand years of recorded history, Granada enjoys one of Spain’s most important cultural and architectural patrimonies. Important sites in Granada include the Alhambra and the historical Moorish Albaicín quarter, both designated as World Heritage sites by the UNESCO.

  • Lisbon

    Lisbon is a European city like no other. It boasts as grand a cultural and historical heritage as many other European cities but also has an earthier side that sets it apart. An impressive Gothic cathedral, the Hieronymites Monastery, St. George’s Castle and Torre de Belém are all part of the colorful cityscape. Another side of Lisbon is discovered wandering around the narrow lanes of Alfama, Rossio and Barrio Alto Quarters, and taking in the sounds and rhythm of the city. One experiences a step back in time through visits to the cultural sites in Lisbon, while also gaining an impression of the differences between Portugal and Spain.

  • Madrid

    Spain’s capital blends the modern with an important cultural and artistic heritage. Three of the most important art galleries in the world (the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums) are all located in the center of Madrid. All this, combined with the momentum of a society that is dynamic, liberal and welcoming, has turned this metropolis into one of the western world’s great capitals.

  • Toledo

    Toledo, located south of Madrid, was declared ‘City of Mankind’s Heritage’ by UNESCO in 1986. It was capital of Spain from mid-6th to the mid-16th centuries, as evidenced by its impressive medieval architecture. Known as the “City of the Three Cultures,” it served as a hub for Jews, Moors and Christians and has today become a symbol of religious tolerance. Walking through Toledo is like taking a magic journey into the past.

  • El Escorial

    The Royal Monastery of San Lorenzo del Escorial was constructed between 1563-1584 and built in the purest 16th century Renaissance style. Nearly all Bourbon kings and queens of Spain have been buried here. It is a royal palace, a monastery, school and houses the private library of Philip II which contains some of the oldest books in the world.

  • Paris

    One of the most intriguing cities in the world, Paris is brimming with amazing museums, architecture, fashion, and beauty. Innumerable monuments built to reflect the glory of France and its rulers stand testament to the city’s rich history.

  • Tarifa

    Reaching out into the sea, the southernmost point in Europe and the closest point to Africa, Tarifa is one of the most renowned cosatal towns in southern Spain, and a Mecca for windsurfers. Besides its numerous prehistoric remains (such as the paintings in the Moro Cave and the necropolis at Los Algarbes), Phoenician and Roman remains dot the site as well.

  • Seville

    Seville, capital of the Andalucía region of southern Spain, is a unique example where history, tradition, and modernity merge in an incomparable city. The core of Islamic Seville includes the area on the East bank of the Guadalquivir where the Cathedral, the Christian Alcázar, and the medieval quarter is known as the Barrio Santa Cruz is located today. To explore the city’s narrow streets and smell the orange blossoms in Spring while mingling with people at a cafe is definitely an unforgettable experience.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-19 credits per semester

Students in this semester (fall or spring) program have the opportunity to take courses from the Integrated Studies Program (which allows the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students), and to also take some of their courses from the Hispanic Studies Program, (which allows students to complete their courses in Spanish with other American students). Courses conducted in English are also available in certain areas of study.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Universidad de Cádiz upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Victoria Rodriguez Garcia

    Vicky will be your Resident Director in Cadiz and a resource for you while living abroad with us in Spain!

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    Ryan McCann

    Ryan McCann will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad with us!

    Email - ryan.mccann@apiabroad.com

COURSE OFFERINGS

HISPANIC AND MULTIDISCIPLINARY INTEGRATED STUDIES COURSE INFORMATION

  • The Hispanic and Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies program begins with an intensive 45-90 hour (3-6 U.S. semester credits; the amount of available credits depends on enrollment) advanced Spanish language course. This intensive course is required for all students and will strengthen students’ grammar and oral communication, preparing students to complete courses with Spaniards.
  • Following the intensive Spanish course, students will complete any combination of integrated courses with local Spanish students and Hispanic Studies courses for international students. Integrated courses are generally equivalent to 60 contact hours, or 4 U.S. semester credits, while Hispanic Studies courses are generally worth 3 U.S. semester credits. Students will select a total of 3-5 courses from these options (12-16 credits).
  • All students must complete an oral interview and a written placement test prior to acceptance to confirm their preparation for the comibined Hispanic and Multidisciplinary Studies program.
  • Students will complete the official course registration on-site.

FALL SEMESTER COURSES

Please note that the fall semester exams at the Universidad de Cádiz are generally offered after the winter break, so fall students will need to make special arrangements to take their exams before returning home. Further information will be provided post-acceptance.

DIRECT ENROLLMENT COURSES

Following is a list of subject areas from which students may choose courses through the Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies track. Students are not limited to these subjects but should be aware that not all courses are held at the same campus. There are multiple campuses at the Universidad de Cádiz, and students should review the course form in their @api account before choosing courses for pre-approval.

NOTE: The course list that follows is not comprehensive and does not represent all courses offered at the Universidad de Cádiz. Other courses may be available and selection may change from semester to semester. Contact the API office for current availability.

AVAILABLE SUBJECT AREAS

  • Arabic Studies
  • Biotechnology
  • Business and Finance
  • Chemistry
  • English Literature
  • Enology
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Foreign Languages
  • Hispanic Studies
  • Marine Studies
  • Mathematics
  • Medicine
  • Philosophy and Letters
  • Psychology

INTEGRATED COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH

There are a limited number of courses available in English, and these may vary from term to term. Please contact your Program Manager for additional information on these options.

HISPANIC STUDIES COURSES

Students will complete part of their coursework through the Hispanic Studies track, offered by the Universidad de Cádiz's Center for Modern Languages (CSLM). Hispanic Studies are taught at an advanced level of Spanish, but are offered exclusively to American students.

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.

Representación, imagen y comunicación: La sociedad española hoy (Representation, Image, and Communication: Spanish Society Today)

This course aims to recognize contemporary Spain through the analysis of elements that characterize the country's social, ideological and cultural diversity. The course will identify current representations by reviewing historical memory and identity problems and their political and administrative repercussions. It will also consider the image projected to the foreign eye.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing, comunicación, periodismo y opinión pública (Marketing, Communication, Journalism, and Public Opinion)

The objective of this course is to foster the student's critical and analytical skills by reflecting and studying various levels of readings provided by written and audiovisual media. The course will examine how this news influences the formation of public opinion and how users - through the expansion of Web 2.0 - influence what is considered "newsworthy" and its dissemination.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Economía regional y urbana: Estudios del territorio (Regional and Urban Economics: Territory Studies)

This course introduces students to the theoretical foundations of regional and urban economics, as well as the analysis of resources and the tourist productive factor, all within the new paradigms of sustainability. It will also cover the analysis of the Spanish economic structure as a territory of the European Union. The theoretical knowledge will be complemented through case studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de españa a través de sus manifestaciones artísticas (History of Spain through its Artistic Manifestations)

This course considers the contributions and perspectives of Spanish art history as a specific means to understand the general history of Spain and its overlap with the most identifiable artistic manifestations, as well as the interdisciplinary lines of theoretical and methodological contributions. Students will learn to recognize different artistic manifestations that project historical evolution and analyze the concepts, trends and artists through a diachronic perspective. Students will also reflect on general concepts, such as "religious art" and "popular art."

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura, pensamiento y democracia: de la regeneración republicana a la transición política [España, 1931-1975] (Culture, Thought, and Democracy: From Republican Regeneration to Political Transition [Spain, 1931-1975]

This course will consider the intellectual debate between "el 98" and the democratic transition. They will also reflect on the components of Spanish reality today. Students will develop their Spanish communication skills through the reading of texts and the analysis of audiovisual works related to the historic period of reference.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Tradición, identidad e interculturalidad en la españa de hoy (Tradition, Identity, and Interculturality in Spain Today)

["The objective of this course is to recognize contemporary Spain through an analysis of its social, ideological, and cultural diversity. Specifically, the course will identify: the difficulty of overcoming obstacles associated with the weight of tradition adapting the characteristics of the culture to the needs of our time","the complexity of identity problems in relation to group conscience and its political\/social repercussions","and the possibilities for development and threats derived from the interculturality that exists in Spain today."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Poesía, teatro e imagen: las vanguardias artísticas, la generación del 27 y la poesía latinoamericana contemporánea (Poetry, Theater, and Image: The Artistic Vanguard, the "Generation of 27", and Contemporary Latin American Poetry)

This course seeks to consider the cultural and artistic renewal that took place in Spain in the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries - as well as the repercussions that such avant-garde movements had in Spanish America - through the analysis of literatury, artistic, and cinematographic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Génesis y evolución de la novela moderna: de Cervantes a Pérez Galdós (Genesis and Evolution of the Modern Novel: From Cervantes to Pérez Galdós)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Curso avanzado de composición y conversación (Advanced Composition and Conversation)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Gramática avanzada del español (Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to correct and improve grammatical errors that they may have acquired during their early language training. It also aims to improve the student's ability to express themselves properly.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción a la lingüística española II (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics)

Students in this course will become familiar with the linguistic reality of the Spanish language. The course will provide the basic knowledge needed to understand how the Spanish language functions at its various levels. Students will also learn about variations within Spanish, as a language spoken in two continents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura y cultura en la España moderna y contemporánea (Literature and Culture in Modern and Contemporary Spain)

In this course, we will explore the relationship between literature and sociology, in order to see how Spanish national identity culture has been built and sustained as a result of literary discourses, starting with the literary works most representative of the official "canon." The course not only aims to familiarize students with the most important works in Spanish literary history, but also to help them understand the ideological, cultural, and historical coordinates that have shaped the literary discourse, while - at the same time and in an opposite manner - these literary productions have strengthened the stories that have been used to shape the presumed national identity.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Traducción e interpretación de textos narrativos (Translation and Interpretation of Narrative Texts)

The course is aimed at students with little or no contact with professional translation and, therefore, without knowledge of the methodology of the activity. The objectives can be condensed in two: the acquisition of a basic methodology of work and reflection on the difficulty of finding equivalents both for the linguistic peculiarities of the two working languages and for the underlying cultural differences.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing y comunicación en el sector turístico (Marketing and Communication in the Touristic Sector)

This course is an overview of the evolution of marketing and communication towards a client-centered model. It aims to provide students with an integrating vision of the relative and interactive possibilities of marketing in the business world. The course will treat essential aspects of social networks as elements within this communication plan.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Mujer y literatura: Lectura y creación femenina en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XX (Women and Literature: Reading and Female Literary Creation in Spain from the First Half of the 20th Century)

This course considers the phenomenon of reading and female literary creation from a gender perspective. Students will become acquainted with the major female authors of 20th century Spain and the context in which they developed their works. Through this course, students will develop their abilities to critique and analyze literary texts and improve their spoken and written Spanish skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Representación, imagen y comunicación: La sociedad española hoy (Representation, Image, and Communication: Spanish Society Today)

This course aims to recognize contemporary Spain through the analysis of elements that characterize the country's social, ideological and cultural diversity. The course will identify current representations by reviewing historical memory and identity problems and their political and administrative repercussions. It will also consider the image projected to the foreign eye.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing, comunicación, periodismo y opinión pública (Marketing, Communication, Journalism, and Public Opinion)

The objective of this course is to foster the student's critical and analytical skills by reflecting and studying various levels of readings provided by written and audiovisual media. The course will examine how this news influences the formation of public opinion and how users - through the expansion of Web 2.0 - influence what is considered "newsworthy" and its dissemination.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Economía regional y urbana: Estudios del territorio (Regional and Urban Economics: Territory Studies)

This course introduces students to the theoretical foundations of regional and urban economics, as well as the analysis of resources and the tourist productive factor, all within the new paradigms of sustainability. It will also cover the analysis of the Spanish economic structure as a territory of the European Union. The theoretical knowledge will be complemented through case studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de españa a través de sus manifestaciones artísticas (History of Spain through its Artistic Manifestations)

This course considers the contributions and perspectives of Spanish art history as a specific means to understand the general history of Spain and its overlap with the most identifiable artistic manifestations, as well as the interdisciplinary lines of theoretical and methodological contributions. Students will learn to recognize different artistic manifestations that project historical evolution and analyze the concepts, trends and artists through a diachronic perspective. Students will also reflect on general concepts, such as "religious art" and "popular art."

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Cultura, pensamiento y democracia: de la regeneración republicana a la transición política [España, 1931-1975] (Culture, Thought, and Democracy: From Republican Regeneration to Political Transition [Spain, 1931-1975]

This course will consider the intellectual debate between "el 98" and the democratic transition. They will also reflect on the components of Spanish reality today. Students will develop their Spanish communication skills through the reading of texts and the analysis of audiovisual works related to the historic period of reference.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Tradición, identidad e interculturalidad en la españa de hoy (Tradition, Identity, and Interculturality in Spain Today)

["The objective of this course is to recognize contemporary Spain through an analysis of its social, ideological, and cultural diversity. Specifically, the course will identify: the difficulty of overcoming obstacles associated with the weight of tradition adapting the characteristics of the culture to the needs of our time","the complexity of identity problems in relation to group conscience and its political\/social repercussions","and the possibilities for development and threats derived from the interculturality that exists in Spain today."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Poesía, teatro e imagen: las vanguardias artísticas, la generación del 27 y la poesía latinoamericana contemporánea (Poetry, Theater, and Image: The Artistic Vanguard, the "Generation of 27", and Contemporary Latin American Poetry)

This course seeks to consider the cultural and artistic renewal that took place in Spain in the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries - as well as the repercussions that such avant-garde movements had in Spanish America - through the analysis of literatury, artistic, and cinematographic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Génesis y evolución de la novela moderna: de Cervantes a Pérez Galdós (Genesis and Evolution of the Modern Novel: From Cervantes to Pérez Galdós)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Curso avanzado de composición y conversación (Advanced Composition and Conversation)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Gramática avanzada del español (Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to correct and improve grammatical errors that they may have acquired during their early language training. It also aims to improve the student's ability to express themselves properly.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Introducción a la lingüística española II (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics)

Students in this course will become familiar with the linguistic reality of the Spanish language. The course will provide the basic knowledge needed to understand how the Spanish language functions at its various levels. Students will also learn about variations within Spanish, as a language spoken in two continents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Literatura y cultura en la España moderna y contemporánea (Literature and Culture in Modern and Contemporary Spain)

In this course, we will explore the relationship between literature and sociology, in order to see how Spanish national identity culture has been built and sustained as a result of literary discourses, starting with the literary works most representative of the official "canon." The course not only aims to familiarize students with the most important works in Spanish literary history, but also to help them understand the ideological, cultural, and historical coordinates that have shaped the literary discourse, while - at the same time and in an opposite manner - these literary productions have strengthened the stories that have been used to shape the presumed national identity.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

View Syllabus   

Traducción e interpretación de textos narrativos (Translation and Interpretation of Narrative Texts)

The course is aimed at students with little or no contact with professional translation and, therefore, without knowledge of the methodology of the activity. The objectives can be condensed in two: the acquisition of a basic methodology of work and reflection on the difficulty of finding equivalents both for the linguistic peculiarities of the two working languages and for the underlying cultural differences.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing y comunicación en el sector turístico (Marketing and Communication in the Touristic Sector)

This course is an overview of the evolution of marketing and communication towards a client-centered model. It aims to provide students with an integrating vision of the relative and interactive possibilities of marketing in the business world. The course will treat essential aspects of social networks as elements within this communication plan.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Mujer y literatura: Lectura y creación femenina en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XX (Women and Literature: Reading and Female Literary Creation in Spain from the First Half of the 20th Century)

This course considers the phenomenon of reading and female literary creation from a gender perspective. Students will become acquainted with the major female authors of 20th century Spain and the context in which they developed their works. Through this course, students will develop their abilities to critique and analyze literary texts and improve their spoken and written Spanish skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Representación, imagen y comunicación: La sociedad española hoy (Representation, Image, and Communication: Spanish Society Today)

This course aims to recognize contemporary Spain through the analysis of elements that characterize the country's social, ideological and cultural diversity. The course will identify current representations by reviewing historical memory and identity problems and their political and administrative repercussions. It will also consider the image projected to the foreign eye.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Marketing, comunicación, periodismo y opinión pública (Marketing, Communication, Journalism, and Public Opinion)

The objective of this course is to foster the student's critical and analytical skills by reflecting and studying various levels of readings provided by written and audiovisual media. The course will examine how this news influences the formation of public opinion and how users - through the expansion of Web 2.0 - influence what is considered "newsworthy" and its dissemination.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

View Syllabus   

Economía regional y urbana: Estudios del territorio (Regional and Urban Economics: Territory Studies)

This course introduces students to the theoretical foundations of regional and urban economics, as well as the analysis of resources and the tourist productive factor, all within the new paradigms of sustainability. It will also cover the analysis of the Spanish economic structure as a territory of the European Union. The theoretical knowledge will be complemented through case studies.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

Historia de españa a través de sus manifestaciones artísticas (History of Spain through its Artistic Manifestations)

This course considers the contributions and perspectives of Spanish art history as a specific means to understand the general history of Spain and its overlap with the most identifiable artistic manifestations, as well as the interdisciplinary lines of theoretical and methodological contributions. Students will learn to recognize different artistic manifestations that project historical evolution and analyze the concepts, trends and artists through a diachronic perspective. Students will also reflect on general concepts, such as "religious art" and "popular art."

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Cultura, pensamiento y democracia: de la regeneración republicana a la transición política [España, 1931-1975] (Culture, Thought, and Democracy: From Republican Regeneration to Political Transition [Spain, 1931-1975]

This course will consider the intellectual debate between "el 98" and the democratic transition. They will also reflect on the components of Spanish reality today. Students will develop their Spanish communication skills through the reading of texts and the analysis of audiovisual works related to the historic period of reference.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Tradición, identidad e interculturalidad en la españa de hoy (Tradition, Identity, and Interculturality in Spain Today)

["The objective of this course is to recognize contemporary Spain through an analysis of its social, ideological, and cultural diversity. Specifically, the course will identify: the difficulty of overcoming obstacles associated with the weight of tradition adapting the characteristics of the culture to the needs of our time","the complexity of identity problems in relation to group conscience and its political\/social repercussions","and the possibilities for development and threats derived from the interculturality that exists in Spain today."]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Poesía, teatro e imagen: las vanguardias artísticas, la generación del 27 y la poesía latinoamericana contemporánea (Poetry, Theater, and Image: The Artistic Vanguard, the "Generation of 27", and Contemporary Latin American Poetry)

This course seeks to consider the cultural and artistic renewal that took place in Spain in the late nineteenth and mid-twentieth centuries - as well as the repercussions that such avant-garde movements had in Spanish America - through the analysis of literatury, artistic, and cinematographic works.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Génesis y evolución de la novela moderna: de Cervantes a Pérez Galdós (Genesis and Evolution of the Modern Novel: From Cervantes to Pérez Galdós)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Curso avanzado de composición y conversación (Advanced Composition and Conversation)

The primary objective of this course is to expand and develop students' language skills. In addition to improving the quality and fluency of expression, students will learn to adapt to different situations or natural contexts, so as to improve both written and spoken interaction skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Gramática avanzada del español (Advanced Spanish Grammar)

The main objective of this course is to provide students with the necessary tools to correct and improve grammatical errors that they may have acquired during their early language training. It also aims to improve the student's ability to express themselves properly.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Introducción a la lingüística española II (Introduction to Spanish Linguistics)

Students in this course will become familiar with the linguistic reality of the Spanish language. The course will provide the basic knowledge needed to understand how the Spanish language functions at its various levels. Students will also learn about variations within Spanish, as a language spoken in two continents.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Literatura y cultura en la España moderna y contemporánea (Literature and Culture in Modern and Contemporary Spain)

In this course, we will explore the relationship between literature and sociology, in order to see how Spanish national identity culture has been built and sustained as a result of literary discourses, starting with the literary works most representative of the official "canon." The course not only aims to familiarize students with the most important works in Spanish literary history, but also to help them understand the ideological, cultural, and historical coordinates that have shaped the literary discourse, while - at the same time and in an opposite manner - these literary productions have strengthened the stories that have been used to shape the presumed national identity.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced  

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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Traducción e interpretación de textos narrativos (Translation and Interpretation of Narrative Texts)

The course is aimed at students with little or no contact with professional translation and, therefore, without knowledge of the methodology of the activity. The objectives can be condensed in two: the acquisition of a basic methodology of work and reflection on the difficulty of finding equivalents both for the linguistic peculiarities of the two working languages and for the underlying cultural differences.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Marketing y comunicación en el sector turístico (Marketing and Communication in the Touristic Sector)

This course is an overview of the evolution of marketing and communication towards a client-centered model. It aims to provide students with an integrating vision of the relative and interactive possibilities of marketing in the business world. The course will treat essential aspects of social networks as elements within this communication plan.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Mujer y literatura: Lectura y creación femenina en la España de la primera mitad del siglo XX (Women and Literature: Reading and Female Literary Creation in Spain from the First Half of the 20th Century)

This course considers the phenomenon of reading and female literary creation from a gender perspective. Students will become acquainted with the major female authors of 20th century Spain and the context in which they developed their works. Through this course, students will develop their abilities to critique and analyze literary texts and improve their spoken and written Spanish skills.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Language Level Required: Advanced   Course Level: Upper Division  

Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Students can enroll directly in classes with Spaniards or take courses with international students
  • Great location for Arabic studies, environmental studies, marine studies
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • International excursion

API students in Cádiz live with local host families. Living with a host family provides a unique opportunity to interact with a Spanish family on a daily basis. Host families may be comprised of a single woman with or without children, a traditional two-parent household, or a retirement age couple. In general, two students share one bedroom in each family’s home unless an additional fee is paid to secure a single room. Students in Cádiz receive three meals per day and laundry service once a week. Housing for academic year students is included in the period between the fall and spring semesters.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug 28, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 $10,980 May 15, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Aug 28, 2019 - Jul 1, 2020 $21,980 May 15, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Spring Jan 9, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020 $12,180 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Spring Jan 10, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 $11,980 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018