- Classes taught in Spanish and English
- Students can enroll directly in classes with Spaniards
- Great location for Arabic studies, environmental studies, marine studies
- Volunteer opportunities
- International excursion
- Minimum 2.75 G.P.A.
- Open to advanced and superior-level Spanish speakers (minimum 5 semesters of college-level Spanish)
- Completion of an oral interview
- Completed API application
- University contact information form
- One letter of recommendation
- Official transcript
- Additional supplemental materials
- Entry requirements: valid passport with student visa
Dates & Fees
If you require syllabi that are not listed below, please contact your API Program Coordinator.
- The Integrated Studies program begins with an intensive 45-90 hour (3-6 U.S. semester credits; the amount of available credits depends on enrollment) advanced Spanish language course. This intensive course is required for all students and will strengthen students’ grammar and oral communication, preparing students to complete courses with Spaniards.
- Following the intensive Spanish course, students will complete 3-4 courses with Spanish students. University courses are taught in Spanish and are generally equivalent to 60 contact hours, or 4 U.S. semester credits.
- All students must complete an oral interview with an API representative prior to acceptance to confirm their preparation for this integrated program.
- Students will complete the official course registration on-site.
Note: Though not guaranteed, in past semesters, the Universidad de Cádiz has been able to offer an Advanced Language Track with additional language coursework during the standard semester. Upon completing the intensive language course on-site, if a student feels reluctant to take the majority of his/her courses with Spanish students, s/he may have the option to complete this Advanced Language Track with other international students and reduce the number of courses with Spaniards. Students should note that this track is not always available. When available, the Advanced Language Track affords the opportunity to complete an additional 180 contact hours (12 semester credits) of language study throughout the semester and complete only 1-2 courses with Spanish students.
FALL SEMESTER COURSES
Please note that the fall semester exams at the Universidad de Cádiz are generally offered after the winter break, so fall students will need to make special arrangements to take their exams before returning home. Further information will be provided post-acceptance.
DIRECT ENROLLMENT COURSES
Following is a list of subject areas from which students may choose courses at the Universidad de Cádiz. Students are not limited to these subjects, but should be aware that not all courses are held at the same campus. There are multiple campuses at the Universidad de Cádiz, and students should review the course form in their @api account before choosing courses for pre-approval.
NOTE: The course list that follows is not comprehensive and does not represent all courses offered at the Universidad de Cádiz. Other courses may be available and selection may change from semester to semester. Contact the API office for current availability.
AVAILABLE SUBJECT AREAS
- Arabic Studies
- Business and Finance
- English Literature
- Environmental Sciences
- Foreign Languages
- Hispanic Studies
- Marine Studies
- Philosophy and Letters
COURSES TAUGHT IN ENGLISH
There are a limited number of courses available in English, and these may vary from term to term. Please contact your Program Manager for additional information on these options.
API GIVES BACK
The API Gives Back Project in Cádiz is unique among other API programs in that the volunteer options are directly related to the academic focus of the Ciencias del Mar and Ciencias Ambientales departments at the University of Cádiz . These courses are held at the Puerto Real Campus of the Universidad de Cádiz (10 km or 20-30 minute bus ride from the city center), and participants are expected to contribute their time throughout their term abroad.
PROJECT #1: “MONTE MEDITERRÁNEO”
Reforestation Campaign The goals of the Monte Mediterráneo Community are to contribute to projects aimed at reforestation soil/erosion management.
PROJECT #2: FAMAR – Community of Seagrass Habitats in the Bay of Cádiz
This workshop is through FAMAR in the Botanical Garden of San Fernando, the “Seagrass Habitats Workshop”. The workshop is led by the members of the Investigation Team of Aquatic Ecosystems of the Universidad de Cádiz