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The Integrated Studies Program is a great opportunity for the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students. Students complete an intensive Spanish language course at the start of the semester and earn 45-90 contact hours (amount of hours available based on enrollment). Students then select their 3-4 courses from the many classes offered by the Universidad de Cádiz. Courses conducted in English are also available in certain areas of study.

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

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)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

View all opportunities and amenities

Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish)
  • Completion of an oral interview
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Vejer, Bolonia, and Gibraltar

    Vejer de la Frontera is a very beautiful small town in Cádiz province which awarded the National Embellishment Award. This frontier white village, and therefore protected by city walls, still boasts several of its original towers and the four gateways into the medieval city. Bolonia beach is a must see in Cádiz province and one of the last unspoiled beaches of the Peninsula. The last stop of the excursion is Gibraltar (a British self-governing oversees territory). Gibraltar is often known as the 'meeting of continents'. We will enjoy wonderful views of Morocco from the top of the famous Rock of Gibraltar.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12-19 credits per semester

The Integrated Studies Program is a great opportunity for the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students. Students complete an intensive Spanish language course at the start of the semester and earn 45-90 contact hours (amount of hours available based on enrollment). Students then select their 3-4 courses from the many classes offered by the Universidad de Cádiz. Courses conducted in English are also available in certain areas of study.

API GIVES BACK

The API Gives Back Project in Cádiz is unique among other API programs in that the volunteer options are directly related to the academic focus of the Ciencias del Mar and Ciencias Ambientales departments at the University of Cádiz . These courses are held at the Puerto Real Campus of the Universidad de Cádiz (10 km or 20-30 minute bus ride from the city center), and participants are expected to contribute their time throughout their term abroad.

  • PROJECT #1: “MONTE MEDITERRÁNEO”
    • Reforestation Campaign The goals of the Monte Mediterráneo Community are to contribute to projects aimed at reforestation soil/erosion management.
  • PROJECT #2: FAMAR – Community of Seagrass Habitats in the Bay of Cádiz
    • This workshop is through FAMAR in the Botanical Garden of San Fernando, the “Seagrass Habitats Workshop”. The workshop is led by the members of the Investigation Team of Aquatic Ecosystems of the Universidad de Cádiz

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

ACADEMIC STRUCTURE

  • The 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 3-4 courses with Spanish students. University courses are taught in Spanish and are generally equivalent to 60 contact hours, or 4 U.S. semester credits.
  • All students must complete an oral interview with an API representative prior to acceptance to confirm their preparation for this integrated program.
  • Students will complete the official course registration on-site.

Note: Though not guaranteed, in past semesters, the Universidad de Cádiz has been able to offer an Advanced Language Track with additional language coursework during the standard semester. Upon completing the intensive language course on-site, if a student feels reluctant to take the majority of his/her courses with Spanish students, s/he may have the option to complete this Advanced Language Track with other international students and reduce the number of courses with Spaniards. Students should note that this track is not always available. When available, the Advanced Language Track affords the opportunity to complete an additional 180 contact hours (12 semester credits) of language study throughout the semester and complete only 1-2 courses with Spanish students.

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 at the Universidad de Cádiz. 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

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.

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.

Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies Courses

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

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.

Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies Courses

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

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.

Multidisciplinary Integrated Studies Courses

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

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.

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish and English
  • Students can enroll directly in classes with Spaniards
  • 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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*Please note the application deadline has been extended for the Spring session. Additional fees may apply.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring Jan 9, 2020 - Jul 1, 2020 $12,380 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Fall Aug, 2020 - Dec, 2020 $10,950 May 31, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Academic Year Aug, 2020 - Jul, 2021 $21,680 May 15, 2020 Jul 1, 2020
Spring Jan 10, 2019 - Jun 29, 2019 $12,180 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018
Fall Aug 28, 2019 - Dec 21, 2019 $10,950 May 31, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Academic Year Aug 28, 2019 - Jul 1, 2020 $21,680 May 15, 2019 Jul 1, 2019