API (Academic Programs International): Cadiz - Universidad de Cadiz

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Cádiz, founded in approximately 1,100 B.C., is the oldest city in Europe. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Cádiz is only accessible by the “Puerta de Tierra,” a strip of land that once served as protection from invasion, and now serves as the... read more

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OVERALL RATING 4.7
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Past Review ¡Te Amo Cadiz!
-Spanish skills -Comfort navigating a foreign culture -Unforgettable travel experiences -Social connections w/ Spaniards and other non-Americans -A break/step back from the US and my university -And much more!!! - Amherst College View Entire Review
I have absolutely no regrets about this program. I gained great friends, language skills, and international and intercultural experience while having an amazing time. - Washington and Lee University View Entire Review
I learned more about myself...I learned how selfish I could be and how different my lifestyle was compared to others. I was very humbled by my experience. I learned how exhilarating it is to travel and speak in a different language. I gained a new group of friends, a new life, and a new part of myself. - Colorado State University View Entire Review
Past Review Transforming
My overall perspective on life was altered for the better. I was able to continue on my journey of learning a foreign language and was able to meet some cool people. - Southern Oregon University View Entire Review
My experience abroad was one of the most life-changing experiences of my life. I discovered a new culture, learned a new language, made lifelong friends and made unforgettable memories. - University of Hawaii - Manoa View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with API (Academic Programs International): Cadiz - Universidad de Cadiz
I gained a ton of language skills, and a ton of cultural experience. I learned how beautiful it is to be fully immersed in another culture and to take some of those things back with you as a part of your own culture. I became changed for the better by my experiences there. The most worthwhile experience of my life. - Concordia University Nebraska View Entire Review
Yes. It made me more culturally aware. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It definitely was worthwhile. I learned the value of learning from your mistakes. I learned that you don't need to get on a plane to have an adventure and you don't need to spend money to have a good time. I gained new friendships and families. Additionally, I have made unforgettable memories along the way. - Amherst College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about Spanish language and culture. I also learned about travel, stepping out of my comfort zones, adapting to new environments, and being more independent. Study abroad taught me a lot of lifelong skills. - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
an incredible cultural education - Colorado State University View Entire Review
I learned that although we are all distinct individuals that come from many cultures and backgrounds, oftentimes we have more in common than we do different. I learned just as much about myself and my own culture as I did about Spain's, and almost three years later, I still continue to learn from my experience each and every day... - University of Wisconsin - LaCrosse View Entire Review
I learned how to be alone really well and how to keep myself occupied when there is nothing to do. - University of Denver View Entire Review
YES! Study abroad is such a life-changing experience. You learn so much about yourself as a person and you realize your inner strength. I highly recommend it to all students. - Bryant University View Entire Review
Yes, my study abroad experience was worthwhile. I gave this program a 5 star rating because of the sheer amount of improvement in my Spanish and the knowledge I gained of another culture during my semester abroad. Studying in Spain is a fabulous way to get to know the origins of Spanish speaking cultures in the world and to expl... - Concordia University - Wisconsin View Entire Review

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Cádiz, founded in approximately 1,100 B.C., is the oldest city in Europe. Surrounded by the sea on three sides, Cádiz is only accessible by the “Puerta de Tierra,” a strip of land that once served as protection from invasion, and now serves as the only entrance into the city. Though many ancient ruins are now covered by the ocean or modern construction, the rich history of Cádiz is evident everywhere. Monuments, cathedrals, palaces, mansions and homes have been restored to add to the modern beauty of the city. Visitors delight in the Catedral Vieja, Catedral Nueva, the Museo Provincial and the Museo Histórico. Cádiz is known for its charm, great seafood, relaxed atmosphere, clean air and warm southern Spanish hospitality. API students can see why people settled here centuries ago, and why they come today to “step back in time” to experience a true southern Spanish lifestyle.

The Universidad de Cádiz traditionally belonged to the University of Western Andalusia, centralized within the Rectorado of Seville. It gained its independence and became the Universidad de Cádiz in the early 1980s. The University has been welcoming international students for almost 50 years. The foreign language department continues to expand and attract more and more international students each year. The main branch of the three-campus university system is located in Cádiz. Students who choose to study abroad in Cádiz can enjoy the feel of this modern campus, which still retains the old world charm of this fascinating city.


  • Multidisciplinary Studies for Advanced Spanish Speakers: This program is a great opportunity for the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students. Students complete an intensive Spanish language course at the start of the semester and earn 45-90 contact hours (amount of hours available based on enrollment). Students then select their 3-4 courses from the many classes offered by the Universidad de Cádiz. 


  • Spanish Language and Culture Studies for Intermediate/Advanced Speakers: The Hispanic Studies Program is a great opportunity for the motivated, intermediate to advanced-level Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with other American students. Students select from a number of courses in Spanish literature, history, and culture, as well as marketing and international business. 


  • Multidisciplinary Studies for Intermediate/Advanced Spanish Speakers: Students in this semester (fall or spring) program have the opportunity to take courses from the Integrated Studies Program (which allows the motivated, advanced Spanish speaker who wants to complete their courses in Spanish with local students), and to also take some of their courses from the Hispanic Studies Program, (which allows students to complete their courses in Spanish with other American students). Courses conducted in English are also available in certain areas of study.

Program Type(s):
Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • Spanish
Language Requirement(s):
  • Spanish
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • French Language, Literature
  • Spanish Language, Literature
  • Arabic Language and Literature
  • English Language and Literature
  • Cultural Studies
  • Psychology
  • Business
  • Marketing
  • History
Minimum GPA:
2.5
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

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,

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.

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