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Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes: taught in Spanish
  • Students enroll in a minimum of one class with Spaniards
  • Housing: Student apartments, local host families and residence halls (additional fees apply for Barcelona residence halls)
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Open to juniors and seniors only
  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional application forms (including a housing form, a course form, and visa form)
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport (or confirmation of passport application)
  • Entry Documents: valid passport with student visa
  • Language: Advanced & superior level students only

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 12, 2014 - Mar 28, 2015
$22,480
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - Apr 2016
$23,500
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 12, 2014 - Dec 23, 2014
$11,980
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
$12,500
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 4, 2015 - Mar 28, 2015
$12,500

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2014: Standard: May 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2015: Standard: May 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2014: Standard: May 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2015: Standard: May 15, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: Oct 1, 2014; Standard: Oct 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Contact hours: 180-225 per semester

Semester credits: 12-15 per semester

Advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers who choose to study abroad in Barcelona with API in the Integrated Studies Program have the option to take advanced language courses, as well as a wide variety of course offerings in other disciplines. The language course is equivalent to 6 credits, whereas elective courses are typically equivalent to 3 credits. Many courses with other international students are available, but all students must select at least one course with Spaniards. Students are welcome to complete up to 15 credits per semester and can add additional courses for an extra fee.

Students must have completed at least one upper-division course of college-level Spanish or have the equivalent linguistic competency for admission. Students complete a placement exam upon arrival and are placed into a Spanish course based on the results of that exam.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Pompeu Fabra University upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Mobile Phone
  • Peer Mentors
  • Social Networking
  • Scholarships
ON-SITE SERVICES
  • Airport Reception
  • API Centers, Resident Directors
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Housing (including meals and laundry with host families)
  • Tuition
  • Tutoring
  • Language & Culture Tools
  • Medical & Life Insurance
  • Excursions (overnight, day, international)
  • Social & Cultural Activities
  • Welcome and Farewell Group Meals
  • Volunteer Opportunities
RE-ENTRY SERVICES
  • Re-Entry Materials & Support
  • Post-Program Evaluation
  • Transcript
  • Alumni Network & Professional Development Opportunities

Program Manager

Holly Prendergast is the Barcelona Program Manager and will work with you through your departure to Spain.

HollyHowson

Resident Directors

The API Barcelona team consists of several great Resident Directors who will work with you during your stay in Spain.

API BARCELONA STAFF CATALOGUE 2013 PHOTO