Study Abroad in Barcelona - API Hispanic/European Studies
Program Details

Highlights

  • Classes taught in Spanish & English
  • FORUM on Education Abroad QUIP accreditation
  • International excursion

Requirements

  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Junior or Senior Standing at time of application
  • Open to all levels of Spanish speakers
  • Students who wish to take advanced-level Spanish courses must have completed 4 semesters of college-level Spanish or the equivalent
  • Completed API application
  • University contact information form
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Official transcript
  • Additional application forms (including a housing form, a course form, and visa form)
  • Personal Statement/Motivation letter
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Copy of passport (or confirmation of passport application)
  • Entry Documents: valid passport with student visa

Dates & Fees

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
Sep 15, 2017 - Mar 23, 2018
$22,480
SPRING SEMESTER 2018
Jan 2, 2018 - Mar 23, 2018
$11,880
FALL SEMESTER 2018
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Mid-Dec, 2018
$11,880
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
Sep 15, 2017 - Dec 14, 2017
$11,880
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Mid-Sep, 2018 - Late Mar, 2019
$22,480

Deadlines

ACADEMIC YEAR 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: 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
Priority: May 1, 2018: Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018
FALL SEMESTER 2017-2018
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2017: Standard: May 15, 2017
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2017
ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
APPLICATION DEADLINE
Priority: May 1, 2018: Standard: May 15, 2018
PAYMENT DEADLINE
Jul 1, 2018

Academic Program

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS

Contact hours: 180-225 per semester Semester credits: 12-15 per semester

The Hispanic and European Studies Program provides beginning through superior-level Spanish speakers the opportunity to take a variety of courses in Spanish or English at one of the most prestigious universities in Barcelona. The language course is equivalent to 6 credits, whereas elective courses are typically equivalent to 3 credits. Courses are taken with other international students. Students are welcome to complete up to 15 credits per semester and can add additional courses for an extra fee. The Spanish language course is available for all levels, but it is only required for those students who plan on taking all of their courses in Spanish. Students who plan on taking their courses in Spanish must have a minimum of 4 semesters of college-level Spanish experience.

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 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 Manager

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

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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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