- Classes: taught in Spanish & English
- Triple international business school accreditation: AACSB, AMBA and EQUIS
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Open to undergraduate and graduate students
- Open to all levels of Spanish speakers (online placement exam prior to arrival to determine level)
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- One official transcript
- Personal statement
- Additional application forms (including a housing form and a course form)
- One (electronic) passport-sized photo
- Entry Documents: valid passport
Dates & Fees
API students participate in several excursions per session designed to help familiarize them with areas of their host city, country, and surrounding region. The following is a listing of all excursions for API Barcelona programs. All excursions are subject to change.
BUSINESS AND CULTURAL VISITS
ESADE students will also experience several business and cultural visits throughout Barcelona as a component of their academic program. Visits may include places such as Mount Tibidabo and Collserola Tower, FC Barcelona Stadium and Museum, the Barcelona Stock Exchange, and Cavas Codorniu (oldest company in the world – 1551).
The Costa Brava is famous for its cliffs and rocky beaches. Tossa de Mar is home to a famous medieval castle. Figueres is famous for being the birthplace of Salvador Dalí where he created his biggest surrealist work, the Teatre Museu Gala Salvador Dalí.
ISLAND OF MALLORCA
Mallorca offers a unique combination of culture, nature and nightlife. It lies in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of mainland Spain and is one of Europe’s most fashionable holiday destinations due to its historical and cultural richness as well as its beautiful beaches.
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’.
With almost 60 miles of golden sandy beaches, la Costa Daurada stretches from the north of Tarragona to the Ebro delta. Tarragona’s biggest lure is the wealth of ruins in Spain’s second most important Roman site, including mosaic-packed museums and a seaside amphitheatre.Les Cases d’Alcanar or Sant Carles de la Ràpita conjure up a mix of Mediterranean essences. The towns alternate between flat alluvial land and craggy coast depict the terrain; between mud and rocks; olive trees and rice fields; marl rocky banks and lagoons. The Ebro Delta is the largest wetlands in Catalonia and the main aquatic habitat in the western Mediterranean. Due to the Delta’s ecological importance, many parts of it were declared a natural park in 1983.
ISLAND OF MENORCA
Menorca is one of the Balearic Islands located in the Mediterranean Sea belonging to Spain. The island is known for its collection of megalithic stone monuments: navetes, taules and talaiots, which speak of a very early prehistoric human activity. Minorca is also well known for its traditional summer fiestas, including the popular ‘Festes de Sant Joan.’
Montserrat is regarded by many Catalans as the most important spiritual and cultural center of Catalonia. The 14th century Benedictine Monastery is where the monks worship Catalonia’s Patron Saint, the black Madonna of Montserrat. As one travels up the mountains, one has a chance to admire the breathtaking views from the Shrine located 2100 feet above sea level.