Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes: taught in Spanish
  • Housing: student apartments, local host families and residence halls (fall only)*
  • Volunteer and community involvement activities
  • Social & cultural activities
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to beginning, intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers
  • Beginning level students must have completed at least one semester of college level Spanish or the equivalent
  • Completed API application
  • University Contact Information Form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Entry Documents: valid passport with student visa
*Additional fees apply for Barcelona residence halls

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
Sep 7, 2014 - Dec 19, 2014
$11,890
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - Dec 2015
$11,990
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
Sep 7, 2014 - May 14, 2015
$22,280
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
Sep 2015 - May 2016
$22,400
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
Jan 25, 2015 - May 14, 2015
$11,990

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
FALL SEMESTER 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
ACADEMIC YEAR 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2014
ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Jun 10, 2015
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2015
SPRING SEMESTER 2014-2015
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Oct 15, 2014
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2014

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS PER SEMESTER

Contact hours: 190-200
Semester credits: 12

Students who study abroad in Barcelona in the Language and Culture Program complete one Spanish language class that meets for a total of 9 hours per week (110 hours each semester). Students then choose an additional 4 culture courses (for 6 semester credits). Any combination of 4 culture courses per level, per term will earn the student 6 semester credits. UB language levels correspond to the European Common Framework.

Intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers who participate in an academic year program and complete 2 culture courses (for 90 contact hours each) and an additional section of a culture course per term (or 45 contact hours) during the year will receive the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos. Course content for the spring semester will be different/more advanced than in the fall semester, and students do not repeat material.

TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the University of Barcelona 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