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Spain: ICADE

The ICADE Business School is part of the larger Universidad Pontificia Comillas, a private Jesuit university known for its academic excellence and focus on core values. The business exchange program is located in Madrid at the Facultad de Ciencias Economicas Empresariales.

As the political and economic capital of Spain, Madrid gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in Spanish culture and learn about this important and dynamic country. Madrid is an ideal city for improving your Spanish language skills.

As an historic and cultural center, Madrid offers many world-class museums as well as the grand Palacio Real and many beautiful churches. With its many green spaces and the Parque Retiro, Madrid is a great city for outdoor enthusiasts. Modern-day Madrid has much to offer in the way of sports, shopping, nightlife, and delicious cuisine. The campus has a vibrant student life with clubs and sports facilities open to visiting students.


  • 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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