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
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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
Not only did I grasp the language better, I made so many great new friends. I got to travel all around the world and it was simply amazing to experience a variety of different cultures. - Fairfield University View Entire Review
This was the most rewarding experience of my life. I learned so much about myself and those around me. I would happily recommend or provide more information to anyone debating this study abroad program. I want to be back! - Bentley University View Entire Review
This experience was life changing and I would do it again in a second - Bentley University View Entire Review
International experience - Bentley University View Entire Review
Amazing time and learned a lot about myself and the way i deal with things when they dont go as planned, and being able to cope with that made me that much stronger. Overall the best time of my life - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned about a whole new culture as well as having the opportunity to travel around Europe. It was definitely worthwhile, I saw a lot of things I wouldn't have other wise. - Bentley University View Entire Review
very worthwhile, learned about other cultures and how to live abroad - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
Past Review Pristine.
Independence, and yes. - Ithaca College View Entire Review
Past Review Barcelona
My study abroad experience was very worthwhile. Being in a foreign country with a different language really puts you outside your comfort zone and makes you more independent and confident. - University of Southern Maine View Entire Review
Studying in Barcelona was the most rewarding semester of college and one of my best life experiences to date. - University of New Hampshire View Entire Review
It was the best decision of my college career and I wouldn't trade it for anything. I gave it five stars because it was that great, and now I'm actually getting prepared to teach English abroad in the coming months. I loved it and I will be a lifelong traveler. - Texas A&M - Baylor College of Dentistry 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
Past Review A Great Trip
broken stereotypes, some spanish - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned to appreciate other cultures and how to live in a new environment. I made a ton of great friendships, and I wouldn't change a thing about it. - Fairfield University View Entire Review
I gained an understadn of sulture, language, and other ways of life. I also gained a deeper sense of self understanding. This expereince was extremly worthwhile andI wuold do it again in a heart beat - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Time Of My Life!
Studying abroad was the best decision of my life. Traveling almost every weekend with new friends is an experience I would encourage everyone to try! The most valuable lesson I learned was to enter every situation with an open mind. - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned about various cultures and how important culture is to each country making each country so unique. I gained more of a worldly perspective and I am now a lot more open minded after being forced out of my comfort zone for four months. - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned that Spain is the place for me after college - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Adventure
It was definitely worth while I learned a lot of Spanish I learned a lot about the city and I had so much fun and saw so many beautiful things. I would love to go back. - Olivet College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about myself and what I want out of life and out of the people I spend time with. I would do it again! - Fairfield University View Entire Review
I learned so much, I learned more spanish, about barcelona and spain in general, i got to meet people from all over the US and also from europe, i would love to study abroad again! - Bryant University View Entire Review
I learned more about myself and the world than I ever thought was possible - Western Washington University View Entire Review
My abroad experience completely changed my cultural awareness and really brought me out of my mindsest. - University of Massachusetts Amherst 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:


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

$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.

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,

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