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API (Academic Programs International): Barcelona - Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
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
It was worth every second and every euro. I learned a lot about myself and the friends I made helped as well. I learned about traveling and how to be flexible and open-minded. The most important thing I learned and embraced was to be flexible with new cultures. The best way to adapt to a new environment and culture is to be open... A student - Springfield College View Entire Review
Language ad cultural experiences were so awesome. Yes! A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
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 Imani - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Incredibly worthwhile, I gained a sense of independence! Grant Kaplan - University of California - Berkeley View Entire Review
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! Haley P - Indiana University - Purdue University Fort Wayne / IPFW View Entire Review
Better speaking skills. Yes. alexandra.rinehimer - 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... A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
This program was very worthwhile. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
I improved my Spanish and got a great international experience. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
i learned exactly how i dont want to live. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
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. A student - Fairfield University View Entire Review
Yes James K - 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. A student - Fairfield University View Entire Review
- How to be independent - How to plan trips - How to interact with locals - How to understand cultural difference - How to have an international mindset A student - University of Hartford View Entire Review
I learned cultural perception and grew personally. Definitely a worthwhile experience! A student - 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. mallory barishman - SUNY - Buffalo View Entire Review
To be independent and to grow up. Kelly T - University of Hartford View Entire Review
Life in a completely different country A student - 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. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
Made a lot of friends, get to know spanish culture Ani P - Bentley University View Entire Review
definitely worthwile. learned how to assimilate into a new culture james c - 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. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
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 ... Kristin D - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I learned how different cultures in the world are able to thrive. It was definitely a worthwhile experience. A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
Very worthwhile A student - Bentley University View Entire Review
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:
Semester Business and Liberal Arts: 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.
Summer Business and International Studies: 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.
Summer Intensive Spanish Language Studies: 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
- Academic Year
Relevant Study Subject(s):
- Spanish Language, Literature
- International Relations
- International Business
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API / Academic Programs International Scholarships
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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