Excursions | API Study Abroad


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


  • Minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Open to rising juniors and seniors
  • Open to students with one previous semester 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 and a course form)
  • One (electronic) passport-sized photo
  • Entry Documents: valid passport

Dates & Fees

SUMMER 1 2018
Jun 18, 2018 - Jul 28, 2018


SUMMER 1 2018
Apr 1, 2018
Apr 10, 2018


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.



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.


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.