Elisava - Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria | API Study Abroad
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes: taught in English
  • Oldest design school in Spain
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
  • Open to freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • Letter 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

Dates & Fees

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 1, 2017 - Dec 22, 2017
$12,800
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 1, 2017 - May 1, 2018
$24,400
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 4, 2018 - May 1, 2018
$13,880
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Early Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$13,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Early Sep, 2018 - Early May, 2019
$26,780

Deadlines

FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017: Standard: May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2017: Standard: May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: Oct 1, 2017; Standard: Oct 10, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Nov 1, 2017
FALL SEMESTER 2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018: Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
May 1, 2018: Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Contact hours: 180 per semester

Semester credits: 12 per semester

Founded in 1961, Elisava – Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria was the first School of Design to open in Spain, and as a pioneer set the methodological guidelines that have served as a starting point for other similar schools. Throughout its history, ELISAVA’s role has been instrumental in shaping the culture of design in Catalonia and Spain. ELISAVA is a college of Universitat Pompeu Fabra.

The Free Elective program at ELISAVA offers students with or without a background in design the opportunity to learn in a hands-on environment from among the top design minds in Catalonia and Spain.

This program features two tracks:

Track A: This track is for students without a design background, and is structured as follows:

  • 2 mandatory subjects
  • 2 optional courses (2 electives, or 1 elective and 1 Spanish language course)

Track B: This track is for students with a design background, and is structured as follows:

  • A choice of elective courses (minimum of 4; can include a Spanish language course)
TRANSCRIPTS

API students will receive a transcript from the Elisava – Escola Universitària de Barcelona | Disseny i Enginyeria/Universitat Pompeu Fabra upon completion of their program.

What’s Included

PRE-DEPARTURE SERVICES
  • Advising
  • @api Online System
  • Orientation Materials and Resources
  • Access to International Phone Plans
  • API Alumni Network
  • 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 & Global Leadership Academy

Program Coordinator

Juliana Lindsey is the Barcelona Program Coordinator and will work with you through your departure to Spain.

julianna

Resident Directors

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

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