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Semester Study Abroad Programs

Spain: ESADE

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  • Overview

    Kenan-Flagler Global Programs (KFBS semester exchanges, KFBS summer programs, and KFBS short-term immersions) are ONLY open to students who have been admitted to the major or minor Undergraduate Business Program. Pre-business students and non-business majors and minors are not eligible to apply to Kenan-Flagler Global Programs. Admission status to the Undergraduate Business Program will be verified for all applicants.

    A NOTE ABOUT PASSPORTS AND VISAS: It is strongly recommended that students have in their possession by the application deadline a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, students should consult their study abroad advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. Students accepted into this program will need to travel to a Spanish consulate here in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting them to study in Spain.

    The ESADE exchange program allows students the opportunity to study business at a top notch university in one of the world's most vibrant cities. ESADE focuses on innovation and research and has made significant contributions in the areas of entrepreneurship, corporate social responsibility, and leadership.

    *Students are required to study Spanish throughout their stay. The program offers courses in both English and Spanish; students may enroll in the courses taught in the foreign language provided they have completed at least the minimum prerequisite level of Spanish.

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    Eligibility

    • GPA Requirement: 3.00 
    • Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters
    • Class during program (min): Junior
    • Language of Instruction: English/Spanish
    • Non-UNC may apply? No 

    Exchange Options
    • Undergraduate Exchange: Yes Exchange Only 
    • Graduate Exchange: No
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  • Program Terms and Dates

    This program is offered during the following terms: Fall, Spring

    Program dates are generally as follows:
    Fall - Late August to Late December

    Fall 2017 dates are August 28 - December 22

    ​Spring​ - ​Early January to Mid May

    Spring 2018 dates are January 8 - May 11

    Application Dates

    Spring 2018 Program:

    • ​​​Application opens: August 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Spring 2018: September 12, 2017
    • Notification begins: September 20, 2017
    Fall 2018 Program:
    •  ​​Application opens: November 1, 2017
    • Application deadline for Fall 2018: February 15, 2018
    • Notification begins: February 23, 2018
    Spring 2019 Program:
    • Application cycle opens: TBD
    • Application deadline for Spring 2019: March 22, 2018
    • Notification begins: April 6, 2018

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  • Academics

    Credit information for KFBS students

    The undergraduate business program at ESADE offers courses in Spanish, English, and Catalan. Courses are at an appropriate level for second semester junior and senior BSBA majors and transfer for business elective credit only. ESADE does not offer business core courses for single semester exchange students.

    Participants are required to take some of their business coursework in Spanish. It is necessary for applicants to have Spanish language proficiency. ESADE offers an intensive Spanish crash course two weeks before the program's official start date.

    Courses taken at ESADE will transfer back to UNC Pass/Fail. Achieving a grade of 5 (out of 10) or above will transfer back to UNC as a pass course, which will not affect UNC GPA. Students who receive any grade under 5 will fail the course and an F grade will transfer back to UNC, which will affect their UNC GPA. Though transfer credit for this program is Pass/Fail, future employers and graduate schools will also look at the ESADE transcript, so grades are important.

    Students participating on this program will transfer back 3 UNC credits for every 5 ECTS credit course, and are expected to take a minimum of 23 ECTS credits during the semester (maximum number of credits is 30 ECTS). A student who earns a grade of 5 or more in all courses will receive a total of 13.5-18 UNC credits for their semester abroad.

    This program also fulfills Experiential Education and you will earn 5 points towards the Kenan-Flagler Global Inclusive Leadership Initiative.« PrevNext »
  • Housing

    ESADE does not assist students in finding accommodation in Barcelona. Applicants should be aware that they need to find their own roommates and apartment should they choose to live in the city. The ESADE campus is located in the suburb of Sant Cugat, accessible by train or bus from Barcelona. Commute times vary according to where one chooses to live in the city. ESADE does have a dormitory, the Roberto de Nobili residence, located directly next to the academic building in Sant Cugat. Dormitory rooms are singles, fully furnished and have their own kitchenette and bathroom. There is a fitness facility and small convenience store in the building. Information on applying for the residence can be found at http://www.esade.edu/grados/eng/vida-universitaria/alojamiento.« PrevNext »
  • Student Life

    Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with almost 2 million inhabitants and a total metropolitan population of over 4 million. While Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia, where the primary language spoken is Catalan, the city is highly cosmopolitan and welcomes residents and visitors from all over the world. Spanish is spoken as a second language after Catalan and English is also widely spoken.

    Students enjoy Barcelona for its location on the Mediterranean coast, vibrant cultural heritage, and active nightlife. Barcelona is an important center for business and trade as well as arts and entertainment. It is home to famous architectural creations by Antoni Gaudi and boasts many art museums and cathedrals. La Rambla shopping street traverses the center of the city and has many interesting shops and restaurants.


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  • Budget

    Disclaimer: These budget figures are subject to change for various reasons, including but not limited to bank fees, UNC tuition and exchange rate fluctuations. In this event, your student account will be amended accordingly.
    Last cost update: August 2017


    Out-of-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,194
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Optional Spanish Course $ 0
    Room $ 3,700
    Board $ 1,200
    Course Material $ 100
    Visa Fees $ 160
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 300
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,460
    Grand Total $ 27,654

    In-State Exchange Fall 2017

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,349
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Optional Spanish Course $ 0
    Room $ 3,700
    Board $ 1,200
    Course Material $ 100
    Visa Fees $ 160
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 300
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,460
    Grand Total $ 14,809

    Out-of-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 17,294
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 18,194
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Optional Spanish Course $ 0
    Room $ 3,700
    Board $ 1,200
    Course Material $ 100
    Visa Fees $ 160
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 300
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,460
    Grand Total $ 27,654

    In-State Exchange Spring 2018

    Cashier Billed Expenses
    Study Abroad Fee1 $ 700
    Tuition & Fees $ 4,449
    Insurance: Student Coverage $ 200
    Cashier Billed Subtotal $ 5,349
    Out of Pocket Estimates
    Optional Spanish Course $ 0
    Room $ 3,700
    Board $ 1,200
    Course Material $ 100
    Visa Fees $ 160
      Local Transportation Expenses $ 300
    Personal Expenses $ 1,000
    Personal Travel $ 1,500
    Airfare $ 1,500
    Out of Pocket Subtotal $ 9,460
    Grand Total $ 14,809


    Special Notes

    1 The Study Abroad Administrative Fee will be billed to your student account only if you accept an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad. In addition, Non-UNC Chapel Hill students will also be billed a $100 registration fee to register the student at UNC for the term of the study abroad program. Again, this $100 fee will be billed to the student account only if the Non-UNC student accepts an offer from the Study Abroad Office to study abroad.

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  • Accessibility

    Please make an appointment with a Kenan-Flagler Global Programs Advisor via the Intranet if you would like to discuss this program. We work with students who are registered with the Accessibility Office or who may require certain accommodations for study abroad.« PrevNext »
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