Hispanic Studies Semester
Students who study abroad in Barcelona in the Hispanic Studies Program complete one Spanish language class and choose an additional 4 culture courses for a total of 12 semester credits.
Intermediate, advanced, and superior level Spanish speakers who participate in an academic year program and complete 2 culture courses and an additional section of a culture course per term during the year will receive the Diploma de Estudios Hispánicos.
Language and Culture Summer
This program is intended for students who want to study abroad in Barcelona and improve their Spanish language skills in an immersion setting. Level of language study is based on a placement exam administered upon arrival by the University of Barcelona. The culture portion of the language course focuses on key aspects related to Spanish History, Art and Literature in its periods of greatest splendor and character (Middle Ages, Siglo de Oro, Art and Culture in the 20th century). Visits to some of the major cultural sites in Barcelona are part of the course.
Barcelona is a city of contradictions: old and new intertwined, beautiful and industrial, traditional and avant-garde. Bordered by France to the north and the Mediterranean Sea to the east, Barcelona is one of the most ‘European’ of Spanish cities. Barcelona is a very cosmopolitan city that combines the latest trends with the most typical Spanish traditions.
Although Spaniards from Barcelona speak both Spanish and Catalán, the mixture of local residents and international visitors makes it an easy city to understand and make yourself understood. Barcelona exposes students to several cultures, languages, and world views; but then, what else could be expected from the marvelously complex city of Barcelona?
Yu Xia Lu, Pudong Xinqu, Shanghai Shi, China
International Internship PlacementsThere are a number of international internship placements available to API participants.For a summary of potential options, see the list below:Accounting and FinanceAdvertising, Communications and JournalismArchitecture, Landscape, and PlanningArts and DesignBusiness, Entrepreneurship, and ManagementEducationEnvironmentalHospitality, Recreation, and TourismLawNGOPsychology and Social ScienceScience, Technology, Engineering and MathSportsVeterinary Science and ZoologyAnd More!Didn’t see your area of interest listed? Don’t fret! Just contact us and let us know what you are looking for and we can let you know what the options might be.
Caparrapí, Yacopí, Cundinamarca, Colombia
API is working together with Colombia’s Ministry of Education (MEN) and a Colombian public institution, National Service of Learning (SENA), to provide conversational English training in job training centers and schools. English training is an important step to help locals succeed in school, find better jobs, and improve communication in the global market. Placements are available to teach conversational English in one of two ways: co-teach with a local Colombian teacher in 9-11th grade public school classrooms or at adult vocational training centers. Participants are required to teach 20-25 classroom hours and put in an additional 15-20 hours of classroom prep, grading, office hours, and staff meetings per week.