Spain Barcelona Student 17980990

We invite you to spend your summer with API in Spain at the Universitat Autònoma of Barcelona! This immersive language program is perfect for anyone looking to advance their Spanish language skills while living in one of Europe's most cosmopolitan and exciting cities.

Improve your Spanish language skills, earn valuable academic credit toward your degree, enroll in classes alongside students from around the world, experience life in beautiful Barcelona, and explore all that Spain has to offer!

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

APIConnect Platform

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

Scholarships

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

Excursions 

Resident Director

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Social and Cultural Activities

Welcome and Farewell Group Meals

Housing (two meals per day and laundry with host family)

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 2.75 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 requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 1, 2023 - Jul 2, 2023 $5,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 1 and 2 Combined Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $11,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 1, 2 and 3 Combined Jun, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $16,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 2 Jun, 2023 - Jul, 2023 $6,900 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 2 and 3 Combined Jun, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $11,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023
Summer 3 Jul, 2023 - Aug, 2023 $5,500 Apr 1, 2023 No Extension May 1, 2023

API students participate excursions designed to help familiarize them with the culture and surrounding areas of their host city and country. The following is a listing of potential excursions for API Barcelona programs. API may need to modify the excursions offered in a given term due to travel restrictions or health and safety concerns.

  • 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 and Costa Brava

    Girona is a jewel of culture and history acquired over 2,000 years. 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, students will stop in Costa Brava to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.

  • 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 and Costa Brava

    Girona is a jewel of culture and history acquired over 2,000 years. 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, students will stop in Costa Brava to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.

  • Delta del Llobregat

    Delta del Llobregat is the area between Montjüic and Garraf and one of Catalunya's most important wetland zones. The Delta is a natural environment surrounded by a vast agricultural park which is proof of the way top-quality intensive farming can coexist with a large city. It is also an excellent place for bird-watching, as well as being a strategic point on the bird migration route. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat de Llobregat with excellent beaches and fine cuisine.

  • Tarragona and 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 Altafulla conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depicting the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons.

  • 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 and Costa Brava

    Girona is a jewel of culture and history acquired over 2,000 years. 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, students will stop in Costa Brava to discover the beauty of the Mediterranean sea.

  • Delta del Llobregat

    Delta del Llobregat is the area between Montjüic and Garraf and one of Catalunya's most important wetland zones. The Delta is a natural environment surrounded by a vast agricultural park which is proof of the way top-quality intensive farming can coexist with a large city. It is also an excellent place for bird-watching, as well as being a strategic point on the bird migration route. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat de Llobregat with excellent beaches and fine cuisine.

  • Tarragona and 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 Altafulla conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depicting the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons.

  • Paddle in the Mediterranean Sea

    The character of Barcelona is deeply impacted by the Mediterranean Sea. Students will discover a seaside town around Barcelona where they will be able to explore a beautiful beach and participate in a water-based activity such as a paddle surf class.

  • Delta del Llobregat

    Delta del Llobregat is the area between Montjüic and Garraf and one of Catalunya's most important wetland zones. The Delta is a natural environment surrounded by a vast agricultural park which is proof of the way top-quality intensive farming can coexist with a large city. It is also an excellent place for bird-watching, as well as being a strategic point on the bird migration route. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat de Llobregat with excellent beaches and fine cuisine.

  • Tarragona and 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 Altafulla conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depicting the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons.

  • Delta del Llobregat

    Delta del Llobregat is the area between Montjüic and Garraf and one of Catalunya's most important wetland zones. The Delta is a natural environment surrounded by a vast agricultural park which is proof of the way top-quality intensive farming can coexist with a large city. It is also an excellent place for bird-watching, as well as being a strategic point on the bird migration route. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat de Llobregat with excellent beaches and fine cuisine.

  • Tarragona and 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 Altafulla conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depicting the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons.

  • Paddle in the Mediterranean Sea

    The character of Barcelona is deeply impacted by the Mediterranean Sea. Students will discover a seaside town around Barcelona where they will be able to explore a beautiful beach and participate in a water-based activity such as a paddle surf class.

  • Paddle in the Mediterranean Sea

    The character of Barcelona is deeply impacted by the Mediterranean Sea. Students will discover a seaside town around Barcelona where they will be able to explore a beautiful beach and participate in a water-based activity such as a paddle surf class.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 U.S. semester 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 immersive 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.

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    Gabi Perches

    Gabi Perches will be your Program Coordinator and prepare you to go abroad!

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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 Resident Director and a resource for you on-site.

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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.

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

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

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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