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Students who are looking to study abroad in Barcelona over the summer and take courses in English are good candidates for this program. All classes except for the Spanish language classes are taught in English.

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

API Center

On-Site Orientation

Tuition

Medical and Life Insurance

Excursions

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

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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
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional application forms (including a housing form and a course form)
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Entry requirement: valid passport
Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Extended Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Summer 1 Jun 1, 2022 - Jul 15, 2022 $5,680 Apr 1, 2022 Apr 6, 2022 Apr 10, 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

    Costa Brava is a coastal area in the northeast of Barcelona. This area is famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. Students will visit a village on the seafront and after that students will be able to participate in an adventurous sea activity such as kayaking.

  • 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’.

  • Montseny Hidden Corners

    Montseny Natural Park is known for the beauty of its scenery but also for the rich gastronomy. Ideal for an easy hike accessible for everyone it’s the perfect countryside day trip from Barcelona. We will discover the off the beaten track Catalunya from a local perspective, enjoying the landscape and the gastronomy of thisof this area.

What You’ll Study

TOTAL CREDITS - 6 semester credits

Students who are looking to study abroad in Barcelona over the summer and take courses in English are good candidates for this program. All classes except for the Spanish language classes are taught in English. 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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    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

NOTE: All courses taught at the Eixample Campus of UAB.

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. semester credits, divide the contact hours available by 15.

100, 200 Level Spanish Language

On completing this course, student should be able to take part in very simple conversations on topics of daily life. For example, be familiar with the Spanish alphabet letters and signs and relate them to the corresponding sounds. Recognize the main intonations of the Spanish language. Express themselves with a minimum level of correctness and a pronunciation that can be understood by a Spanish speaker, and understand basic information (timetables, shopping, personal information) and communicate in everyday situations.

Language of Instruction: Spanish    Course Level: Lower Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Lower Division  

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Digital Photography for Beginners

The course is designed for photography enthusiasts who want to take control of their camera and start to explore the beauty and diversity of photography. Semester sessions - campus may vary

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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E-Commerce and Online Business - Eixample Campus

This course examines the major concepts that enable e-Commerce, including the Internet, security and privacy, software and hardware architectures, policy, legal and economic issues. The objectives of the course are to become familiar with the technologies, strategy and management issues associated with e-Commerce as well as to develop a good understanding of the risks in its use.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Entrepreneurship and New Venture Creation - Eixample Campus

The purpose of this course is to explore business creation and growth as a multidimensional phenomenon in both independent and corporate (intrapreneurship) settings. By linking theory and practice the course aims to provide students an entrepreneurial perspective and a hands-on experience in the development of new business ventures.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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International Business

This course develops international and European knowledge about the cultures of the different European countries. Business relationships, economics and business environment, protocol rules, European politics, negotiation strategies and export procedures are evaluated. Countries such as Spain, France, Germany, UK, and Italy are analyzed in great depth.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Economics

International economics is divided into two broad subfields: international trade and international money. International trade focuses on real transactions in the international economy, that is, on those transactions that involve a physical movement of goods. On the other hand, international money focuses on financial transactions and refers to the monetary side of the international economy. This course deals with the first aspect of international economics, i.e. the real transactions and focuses on two main aspects of it: international trade theory and evidence and international trade policy.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

International Finance

In order to provide a global picture of financial interactions and increasing interdependence, this course delves into the macroeconomic aspects of international economics with special emphasis on monetary issues. As the tendency is for countries to become more open over time, doing so makes them subject or potentially vulnerable to external events that can substantially affect their performance and that of the firms within them. A good understanding of open-economy macroeconomics is therefore crucial. Specific cases of integration schemes and monetary experiences, such as the European integration, are also debated.

Language of Instruction: English   

Recommended US semester credits: 3  

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International Marketing Strategies

This course focuses on marketing strategy and management within the context of the international markets. It introduces the complex and constantly evolving realities of international marketing. It evaluates cultural differences and aims to enhance student skills in developing and implementing marketing strategies and decision making in the international contexts.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Art and Cultural Heritage - Sant Pau Campus

This course gives an overall view of the art history of Spain from prehistoric times to the present, dealing in more detail with the Baroque period, Modernism and 20th century art. There will be regular visits to museums in order to keep the course as close to real artistic practice as possible. However, this course also has a special focus on the theory aspects of Art History, which we will develop throughout the in-class sessions.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Spanish Civilization and Culture

This course begins with an extensive review of the history of Spain as a way to give students a general frame of reference where they can place the topics discussed in class. Different cultures in Spain will be examined: Castellana, Catalana, Vasca and Gallega, paying special attention to language, nationality and political implications.

Language of Instruction: English    Course Level: Upper Division  

Recommended US semester credits: 3   Course Level: Upper Division  

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Highlights
  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • 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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