API at the Universitat de Barcelona

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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.

HIGHLIGHTS
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?

Subjects

  • 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

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API at the University of Edinburgh in Edinburgh

Direct Enrollment
API students in Edinburgh can enroll in a wide range of courses with Scottish and other international students at the University of Edinburgh, one of the world’s top 20 universities, based in one of the world’s most desirable cities. The university offers courses in the liberal arts and humanities, business, engineering, sciences, and much more!

Summer
API students in Edinburgh can enroll in an innovative co-curricular summer school experience offering a variety of educational and cultural immersion experiences to complement the academically rigorous curriculum. The summer school aims to challenge and inspire students with a key theme of enhancing employability prospects, cultural education and reflecting on the big issues and global challenges of today with a unique Scottish twist.

Parliamentary Program (Semester)
This program begins with coursework and other activities, designed to provide participants with an initial grounding in British and Scottish politics, society and culture. Classes are taught by academic staff of the Academy of Government, part of the School of Social and Political Science at University of Edinburgh. The program then continues with several weeks comprised of an internship placement with a Member of Scottish Parliament (MSP).

HIGHLIGHTS
The dramatic and romantic appeal of Edinburgh is endless, set atop its volcanic crags with medieval cobble-stoned streets, a majestic castle and a skyline of turrets, domes and spires. It is easy to see where the inspiration for Harry Potter came from! The elegant Georgian facades of the New Town are a contrast to the winding, twisting alleys and hidden courtyards of the medieval Old Town. Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, is not just a historic city, it is also forward looking, seat of the Scottish Parliament and boasting a vibrant cultural scene of live music, performing arts, galleries and museums and plenty of buzz. It is a great place for students, who make up 20% of the population and is home to one of the largest arts festivals in the world. Overlooked by the extinct volcano of Arthur’s Seat, sitting in the open parkland of Holyrood Park, Edinburgh is one of the greenest cities in the UK.

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