API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968 and is well known for its international profile. API students complete classes in English and in Spanish with mostly American students at two different campuses. The Sant Pau campus is loca... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
Based on 6 Reviews
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August 22, 2017 Unforgettable
I learned cultural perception and grew personally. Definitely a worthwhile experience! - Texas A&M University - College Station View Entire Review
it was the best decision I have made thus far in my life. Going abroad makes you learn so many new things, about yourself, and your surroundings. I recommend this experience to anyone. - SUNY - Buffalo View Entire Review
To be independent and to grow up. - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Past Review Amazeballs
Life in a completely different country - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned a lot about being on my own in a different place. It teaches you to be resourceful and I definitely recommend some sort of abroad experience if at all possible. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Made a lot of friends, get to know spanish culture - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Want To Go Back
definitely worthwile. learned how to assimilate into a new culture - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned to be open to new ideas and how to overcome diversity. The world is home to billions of different people and it is important to know that they all have their own opinions and views that should be given consideration. - Bentley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - University Autonoma of Barcelona
I learned SO much about myself while abroad. Living in a different country is unlike any experience you could imagine. You learn to love what is different from home which opens your mind even more. The people you meet while studying abroad are friends you'll keep the rest of your life because they are the only ones who know how ... - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
Past Review Unbelievable
I learned how different cultures in the world are able to thrive. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Viva
Very worthwhile - Bentley University View Entire Review
Yes, cultural understanding, ability to travel on my own - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Barcelona
Meeting people from all over the country, making friends, and learning about many different European cultures while having the time of my life. - Bentley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
August 04, 2017 Best Time Of My Life!
I learned that there in a world full of different cultures and that there is so much to learn about the world you live in - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Incredibly worthwhile, I gained a sense of independence! - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - University Autonoma of Barcelona
I definitely learned to be more independent, which is why I chose to go abroad in the first place. I also learned more Spanish! Overall, it was definitely worthwhile! - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
Past Review I Love Bcn
Better speaking skills. Yes. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Although I did learn quite a lot a better phrase would be to say that I advanced dramatically as a human being. I could write a thesis about what I learned and how everybody should do a term abroad. Of many things, I learned how to truly feel, think, and act independently. The world is at your fingertips when you study abroad, a... - University of Hartford View Entire Review
This program was very worthwhile. - Bentley University View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish and got a great international experience. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review No Comment
i learned exactly how i dont want to live. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Awesome!
I learned how to be independent and also very open to other cultures. It was very worthwhile and an experience I will never receive again. I would definitely do it again. - Fairfield University View Entire Review
Past Review Eye Opening
Yes - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned how different Americans are, I would have really loved to learn with spanish students or live with spanish students. I liked the spaniards I met, the lifestyle in spain, the 3 day weekends to travel, and the API staff. I learned a lot about myself and others. - Fairfield University View Entire Review
Past Review Barcaloca
it was completely worthwhile. i learned a lot about the world, the spanish culture, and i grew up a lot and learned a lot about myself as well. - Bentley University View Entire Review

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The Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona was founded in 1968 and is well known for its international profile. API students complete classes in English and in Spanish with mostly American students at two different campuses. The Sant Pau campus is located in a renovated UNESCO World Heritage building near the famous Sagrada Familia church in the Eixample neighborhood of Barcelona. The Eixample campus is located within a 30 minute walk  or 15 minute metro ride of the Sant Pau campus, and a 5 minute walk from the Plaza Catalunya.

Programs in Barcelona Includes:


  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona International Studies: This program is designed for students who wish to complete elective courses primarily in English, in combination with Spanish language. Spanish language is offered at all levels at the UAB. All students will complete an online Spanish language placement test to determine their Spanish level. Based on a student’s language level, the number of elective courses in English will vary. Any student may choose to add extra elective courses for an additional fee. Almost all elective courses are conducted in English and are upper-division courses. UAB language levels correspond to the European Common Framework.


  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona International Studies Summer: Students who are looking to study abroad in Barcelona over the summer and take courses in English are good candidates for this program. All classes except for the Spanish language classes are taught in English. Students take a placement exam online prior to arrival and are placed into a level based on the results of this exam.


  • Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Intensive Language Summer: This program is intended for students who want to study abroad in Barcelona and focus on improving their Spanish language skills in an immersion setting. Students are assessed based on classroom participation, local field trips, a short research paper, and exams. Students take a placement exam online prior to arrival and are placed into a level based on the results of this exam.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Summer
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
  • English
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Marketing
  • International Business
  • International Relations
  • Spanish Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.75
Year Founded:
1997
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships

The API regional scholarships (Asia/Middle East, Europe, Latin America) provide awards that range from $250 to $800 per session. All API students with a GPA of 3.0 or higher are encouraged to apply. The scholarship is both need and merit-based. We will review your academic record, essays and financial need as stated in your own words. This scholarship is offered to quarter/semester, academic year, and summer students.

$250-$800

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
3.0+ GPA, Letter of recommendation, two essays,

API is pleased to support students who are the first in their families to attend a college or university. The First Generation Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 per session and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher Be a first-generation college student (i.e., parents and grandparents did not attend a college or university). Show financial need. Letter of recommendation, two essays,

This scholarship is offered to API participants who attend a community or technical college in the U.S., and awards range from $250 to $750 per session.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Letter of recommendation, two essays,

The API STEM scholarship is offered for API participants who are studying science, technology, engineering or mathematics. The API STEM Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, and summer students.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to be eligible to apply, students must meet the following requirements: Have a cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher. Major in an area classified as a STEM field (science, technology, engineering, or mathematics). Special consideration will be given to students who are taking courses related to their major while abroad. Show financial need. Letter of recommendation Two essays

The Gilman Scholarship Program offers awards for undergraduate study abroad and was established by the International Academic Opportunity Act of 2000. This scholarship provides awards for U.S. undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding at a two-year or four-year college or university to participate in study abroad programs worldwide. Students participating in an API program who have been awarded a Gilman scholarship will be eligible to receive up to $1,000 in matching contributions from API for a study abroad program, or up to $500 in matching contributions from API for an intern abroad program. To receive this award, Gilman winners should indicate their scholarship details on their financial aid information after acceptance to an API study abroad program.

Up to $1,000

Deadlines:
See Gilman deadlines in link below.

Guidelines/Requirements:
See Gilman requirements in link below.

API is proud to provide a diversity scholarship in order to support students from a variety of backgrounds. The API Diversity Scholarship award ranges from $250 to $750 and is available for academic year, quarter/semester, or summer students. In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student.

$250-$750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
In order to qualify for this scholarship, students must be one or more of the following: a U.S. military veteran, a non-traditional student (30 years old or older), a student with a disability, a minority student, and/or a LGBTQ student. Letter of recommendation Two essays

It is not an easy task to juggle the demands of college athletics with academic responsibilities while pursuing other interests on campus. API supports both current and college-bound student-athletes participating on our programs. We welcome student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA to apply.

$250- $750

Deadlines:
FALL/YEAR: June 10 SPRING SEMESTER / WINTER QUARTER PROGRAMS: October 15 SPRING QUARTER: December 15 SUMMER: April 1

Guidelines/Requirements:
Only for student-athletes across all divisions of the NCAA, NAIA, and NJCAA. Students applying must also have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0, and submit a letter of recommendation and two essays.

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