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Students who want to study abroad in Madrid for the January term may do so with API at Antonio de Nebrija University. This is intensive four-week Spanish language immersion course offering 6 credits upon completion. Students will take one course on language for two weeks, and one cultural course for two weeks.

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

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions (overnight, day)

Resident Directors

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Volunteer Opportunities

Tutoring

Housing (including meals and laundry)

Language and Culture Tools

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Transcript

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • Minimum 2.5 G.P.A.
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional supplemental materials
  • Entry requirements: valid passport

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 Madrid 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

Students who want to study abroad in Madrid for the January term may do so with API at Antonio de Nebrija University. This is intensive four-week Spanish language immersion course offering 6 credits upon completion. Students will take one course on language for two weeks, and one cultural course for two weeks.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from Universidad Nebrija upon completion of their program.

Staff & Coordinators

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    Maria Angeles Garcia

    Maria will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while in Spain!

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    Quique Blanco Lopez

    Quique will be one of your Resident Directors in Madrid and will be a resource for you while you are 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

CREDIT INFORMATION

Universidad Nebrija operates on the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). It is generally accepted that in order to convert from ECTS to U.S. credits, one should divide the ECTS total by 2, whereby most courses are worth 3 U.S. credits.

CH 1601 Spanish Language (Beginners)

This course allows students to study the basics of Spanish grammar and vocabulary from a functional and communicative perspective. Students develop their oral and written comprehension skills, with an emphasis on linguistic practice, in order to acquire a basic command of the language in simple and familiar contexts of communication.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

CH 1611 Spanish Language and Conversation (Beginners)

In this course a student with no previous knowledge of Spanish will have their first contact with the language. To do this, one will be presented with lexical contents (personal data, hobbies, stores and products, etc) and culture (customs and regions) necessary to communicate in different everyday situations and participate in basic social interactions with Spanish speakers. NB: Course available for A1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 2601 Spanish Language (Low Intermediate)

["The purpose of this course is to enable students to communicate in Spanish in present, past and future tenses","to express likes, preferences and opinions","give descriptions of places, people or times in the present and in the past tenses, and give instructions","all of these contents that correspond to level A2 of the Curriculum Plan of the Cervantes Institute. NB: Course available only for A2 level"]

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 1651 Conversation and Culture (Low Intermediate)

This course will discuss different cultural topics related to Spain and other countries. The topics presented will be adapted to the student’s need through an analysis that will be done on the first day of class. During the course the comprehension and expression of both oral and written, fluency, the ability of argumentation and interaction will be developed. NB: Course available for A2 only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 2611 Spanish Language (Intermediate)

This course will continue to expand the student’s knowledge of the Spanish language. The student will continue to develop the four basic skills (written comprehension, listening comprehension, written expression, oral expression and interaction) while learning new structures that will allow them to face and act in concrete communication situations and real contexts in an appropriate manner. NB: Course available for B1 level only

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 2651 Conversation and Culture (Intermediate)

In this course specific concentration will be placed on oral practice, although all four linguistic skills will be practiced. Students will study general aspects of Spanish culture, keeping in mind geographical and cultural diversity, as well as Spanish current events.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 3601 Spanish Language (High Intermediate)

This course will present written and oral texts similar to those produced in real communication situations. With them the student approaches different linguistic constructions, offered here to serve as effective communication tools. Emphasis is placed on the development of pragmatic strategies, through attention to intensifying mechanisms, information targeting strategies and the introduction of a wide range of oral/discourse connectors. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 3641 Spanish Culture (High Intermediate)

This course deals with the economic-geographic, historic, artistic-cultural and linguistic diversity of Spain. It also introduces the student to the political situation in the country as well as its gastronomy and holidays. Throughout the course the values and cultural references that are characteristic to each region are presented to help the students recognize and understand the essence of spanish. NB: Course available only for B2.1 level

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 4601 Spanish Language (Advanced)

In this course students will focus on the study and practice of different aspects of the spoken and written language from the point of view of its use. The course will provide an analysis of different registers in the practice of the language. Students will study the specific grammar problems in order to correct written and spoken Spanish.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

CH 4101 Advanced Spanish Language II (Advanced)

Students in this course will review the morphosyntax of the Spanish language. Specific problems with grammatical structures at advanced levels, as well as expressions and idioms, will be covered.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Upper Division  

CH 4011 Advanced Spanish Language (Proficiency)

The objective of this course is an in-depth study focused on the lexical and formal command of the language. By learning the dialects, registers and standard varieties, students will become self-sufficient speakers, with the knowledge and precision of an educated native speaker. They will be capable of understanding any spoken or written form of the language, as much in spoken conversations or speeches as abstract or literary texts. Additionally, they will be able to perceive and transmit subtly, precisely and coherently in the target language, all while maintaining the appropriate style given a particular context or format.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45 Course Level: Lower Division  

CH 4641 Spanish Culture

This course presents a study of the major historical events of Spain as well as the most prominent artistic expressions.

Language of Instruction: Spanish   

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Contact Hours: 45

Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish
  • Jan-term program
  • Combine multiple intensive months in other API locations and/or an API internship program to create a custom quarter program

API students in Madrid may choose from three different housing options: a host family, in a residencia, or in an apartment.

Students who choose to live with families are typically placed in double rooms with a fellow API student and are provided with two meals per day and laundry service. Families provide an amazing opportunity to experience Spanish culture firsthand. Host families serve as a unique introduction into Spanish culture and may be made up of a married couple with children, a divorced or widowed woman with children still at home, or a family with some members living at home and others living outside the home. Students can opt for a single room for an additional fee.

Students in Madrid may also choose to live in a residencia. Residencias are smaller than American dorms and house between 15-90 students. The rooms are double-occupancy, and there are common bathrooms with showers. Three meals per day, laundry service, and cleaning are provided.

Students may also choose to live in apartments located throughout Madrid. Students generally share their apartment complex with other Spanish families, as opposed to other students. Apartments may be co-ed, and the number of students sharing the apartment varies based on the apartment size. Students may have single or double rooms depending on the number of bedrooms. Meals are not included in this option.

Single rooms are available in all three housing options for an additional fee.

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Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Jan-Term Jan 3, 2020 - Feb 1, 2020 $4,380 Oct 15, 2019 Nov 1, 2019
Jan-Term Jan 4, 2019 - Feb 2, 2019 $4,380 Oct 15, 2018 Nov 1, 2018