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This program is designed for students who wish to complete elective courses primarily in English, in combination with Spanish language. Spanish language is offered at all levels at the UAB. All students will complete an online Spanish language placement test to determine their Spanish level. Based on a student’s language level, the number of elective courses in English will vary. Any student may choose to add extra elective courses for an additional fee. Almost all elective courses are conducted in English and are upper-division courses. UAB language levels correspond to the European Common Framework.

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

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)

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 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Completed API application
  • University Approval Form
  • Official transcript
  • Additional application forms (including a housing form, a course form, and visa form)
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Fall Aug, 2022 - Dec, 2022 $11,995 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022
Academic Year Aug, 2022 - Apr, 2023 $22,900 May 1, 2022 May 15, 2022 Jul 15, 2022

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.

  • Costa Brava: Art and Adventure

    Costa Brava is a coastal area northeast of Barcelona, famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. This region was also the homeland of the Spanish surrealist artists Salvador Dalí. Students will visit a village on the seafront and afterwards will participate in an adventurous activity.

  • Gastronomy and the Mediterranean Sea

    Delta del Llobregat is the area placed between Montjüic and Garraf, a natural environment outside the noise of Barcelona. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat del Llobregat. In one of these villages students will have the chance to taste a traditional Catalan meal.

  • La Garrotxa: Discovering the Rural Catalunya

    La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park is a protected territory in the Iberian Peninsula with around 40 volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows. The villages of Castellfollit de la Roca and Santa Pau and the stunning beech tree forest of La Fageda d’en Jordà are some of the breathtaking, scenic places students will discover to fully appreciate the rural part of Catalunya outside the urban area of Barcelona.

  • Costa Brava: Art and Adventure

    Costa Brava is a coastal area northeast of Barcelona, famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. This region was also the homeland of the Spanish surrealist artists Salvador Dalí. Students will visit a village on the seafront and afterwards will participate in an adventurous activity.

  • Gastronomy and the Mediterranean Sea

    Delta del Llobregat is the area placed between Montjüic and Garraf, a natural environment outside the noise of Barcelona. Close to the delta there are coastal villages such as Castelldefels and El Prat del Llobregat. In one of these villages students will have the chance to taste a traditional Catalan meal.

  • La Garrotxa: Discovering the Rural Catalunya

    La Garrotxa Volcanic Zone Natural Park is a protected territory in the Iberian Peninsula with around 40 volcanic cones and more than 20 lava flows. The villages of Castellfollit de la Roca and Santa Pau and the stunning beech tree forest of La Fageda d’en Jordà are some of the breathtaking, scenic places students will discover to fully appreciate the rural part of Catalunya outside the urban area of Barcelona.

  • 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.

  • Montseny Hidden Corners

    Montseny Natural Park is known for the beauty of its scenery but also for the rich local gastronomy. Ideal for an easy hike, it’s the perfect countryside day trip from Barcelona. Students will discover Catalunya off the beaten path, and from a local perspective, enjoying the landscape and the cuisine of 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 Gaudí, it has heaps more to offer than this alone. In parts of the center, beautiful buildings are so abundant that it seems there is a stunning edifice to behold around every corner. The town also has that wonderful feeling of being protected by the mountains, but with the sea only a short distance away. If that wasn’t enough, Reus is also one of the cradles of vermouth!

  • 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). Students 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.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 12 credits per semester

This program is designed for students who wish to complete elective courses primarily in English, in combination with Spanish language. Spanish language is offered at all levels at the UAB. All students will complete an online Spanish language placement test to determine their Spanish level. Based on a student’s language level, the number of elective courses in English will vary. Any student may choose to add extra elective courses for an additional fee. Almost all elective courses are conducted in English and are upper-division courses. UAB language levels correspond to the European Common Framework.

TRANSCRIPTS

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

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COURSE OFFERINGS

Students may split their studies between two campuses: the Sant Pau campus and the Eixample campus, which are satellite campuses of UAB’s main Bellaterra campus. The Eixample campus is located within a 30-minute walk or 15-minute metro ride of the Sant Pau campus, and a 5-minute walk from the Plaza Catalunya. The Sant Pau campus is located in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona. Here students study in a fabulous, renovated UNESCO World Heritage building. The Sant Pau campus is a 20-25 minute metro ride from the Plaza Catalunya. Coursework at the Eixample campus can be combined with coursework at Sant Pau Campus.

Option 1: Spanish Language and Electives (for all Spanish levels)

Students testing in the A1, A2, B1 or B2.1 levels (the equivalent to the beginning and low intermediate levels, according to the European Common Framework) will be required to complete a minimum of 3 credit hours of Spanish. Alternately, students at any of these three lower levels may choose to complete a 6-credit Spanish course. Students testing into the B2.2 level or higher are not required to complete any Spanish language courses, though it is highly recommended. Students at the B2.2 level or higher who elect to complete Spanish will complete the equivalent of 90 hours of language study. Students selecting this track will complete two electives in English if they complete a 6-credit hour Spanish course and three electives in English if they complete a 3-credit hour Spanish course.

Option 2: Electives only (for Spanish levels B2.2 and higher only)

Students who test at the B2.2 level or higher on the online UAB Spanish placement test are eligible to select four elective courses in English, in lieu of completing any Spanish language courses.

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.

Courses at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Semester Business and Liberal Arts in Barcelona)

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Courses at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Semester Business and Liberal Arts in Barcelona)

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Courses at Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Semester Business and Liberal Arts in Barcelona)

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Highlights
  • Classes: taught in Spanish & English

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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