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API at the Universitat de Barcelona

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.

Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy Semester/Year:
API Barcelona students in the Tourism, Hospitality, and Gastronomy Program will choose from a range of courses offered in English and Spanish. The goal of the program is to train professionals with the managerial skills needed to hold positions of responsibility in tourism and hospitality companies and institutions and to innovate in the face of the challenges posed by globalization, sustainability, and technological innovation. This program is offered through the Campus de Turisme, Hoteleria i Gastronomia of the Universitat de Barcelona.

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?
API awards approximately $500,000 in study abroad scholarships annually typically ranging from $250 -$1,000 per student.


  • Spanish
  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Social Sciences
  • Art History
  • Film
  • History
  • Spanish Language Literature and Studies
  • Culinary Arts
  • Accounting
  • Management
  • Geography
  • Hospitality
  • Travel / Tourism
  • Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality
  • Marketing
  • Advertising
  • Public Relations
  • Human Resource Management

Required Languages:

Spanish; Castilian,English


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