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Spain: ESADE

The ESADE exchange program gives you 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.

Barcelona is the second largest city in Spain with almost 2 million inhabitants and a total metropolitan population of over 4 million. Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia. 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.

You will 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, a street with many interesting shops and restaurants, traverses the center of the city.


  • GPA Requirement: 3.00
  • Language Prerequisite: 4 semesters
  • Class during program (min): Junior
  • Language of Instruction: English/Spanish*

*Students are required to study Spanish throughout their stay. You can choose to take a Spanish language course or a BUSI course taught in Spanish. The program offers courses in both English and Spanish; you may enroll in a course taught in Spanish if you fulfill the minimum language prerequisite.

Important note about passports and visas: It is strongly recommended that by the application deadline you have in your possession a valid passport with an expiration date no earlier than 6 months after the program end date. Due to visa regulations, you should consult your study abroad advisor before making international travel plans prior to the program start date. If you are accepted into this program you will need to travel to a Spanish consulate in the United States, with passport in hand, to obtain a visa permitting you to study in Spain.

Application Dates

Fall 2021:
Applications open: Nov. 1, 2020
Application deadline: Feb. 21, 2021
Notifications begin: Mar. 5, 2021

Spring 2022 Round 1:
Round 1 applications open: Mar. 1, 2021
Round 1 application deadline: TBD
Round 1 notifications begin: TBD

Spring 2022 Round 2:
Round 2 applications open: Mar. 1, 2021
Round 2 application deadline: TBD
Round 2 notifications begin: TBD


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