ESADE International Studies Available Sessions
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About the Program
Take classes at ESADE Business School, a prestigious business school that boasts the rare distinction of triple accreditation—EQUIS, AACSB, and AMBA—and attracts students from around the world. This program is designed for students of any discipline who want to complement their university studies with hands-on coursework and visits to companies and organizations. You’ll take classes alongside other international students as you delve into topics in international business, law, entrepreneurship, and more.
- 5/31/19 - 6/29/19
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Students will select 1 core track and 1 elective track. Each track is worth 3 credits and contains two modules that comprise the grade for the track selected. Core track includes topics in international business, entrepreneurship, innovation, and law. Elective tracks focus on topics such as intercultural communication, Spanish language, innovation, geopolitics, and more. In addition, students will participate in an integrated Communication & Leadership workshop that complements the program.
Each track meets for 50 contact hours/3 credits. Students will earn up to 6 credits (up to 100 contact hours) during the course of the program. Core track meets in the morning and elective track meets in early afternoon, Monday-Friday. Active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled during the afternoon and/or early evening.
Prior to departure, you will select your preferred tracks. You will be enrolled into tracks based on their availability. It is in your best interest to have multiple tracks approved by your home university prior to departure. If you choose to take the Spanish language track, you will be required to take an online language placement exam prior to departure. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, pre-approval of courses at several levels before you leave for Spain by your home university is highly recommended. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university regarding credit pre-approval guidelines.
Please note, students in this program stay in the Residence Hall at ESADE's Sant Cugat Campus, located in the outskirts of Barcelona. For more details on this housing modality please visit CEA Barcelona housing page.
The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.
*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.
Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.
Girona & Besalú
The charming walled town of Girona is one of Spain's most prosperous and enticing cities. Explore historical remnants of the diverse cultures that have influenced the city through the ages, walk along the steep alleyways of the Jewish quarter, visit one of many art museums, and enjoy beautiful views of the Onyar River. Nearby Besalú is a stunning medieval town designated as a historical national property. You’ll travel in time just by wandering its streets.
As Spain’s capital and largest cosmopolitan city, lively Madrid is known for its friendly locals and innovative art and culture. Visit the Prado Museum, which houses Spanish and European paintings from the 12th to 18th century, and view modern art at the acclaimed Reina Sofia National Art Centre. Stroll around Madrid’s most famous arcaded square, the Plaza Mayor. Visit the Royal Palace and beautiful Park El Retiro. Madrid’s cultural diversity and world-famous art museums are guaranteed to offer something for everyone’s taste.
Penedès Wine Country
Explore the birthplace of the famous Cava (Catalan champagne) while exploring the vineyards and underground cellars of the Penedès wineries, learning about the wine-making process, and enjoying a wine tasting. Finish the day with a typical Catalan lunch, where you can try favorites like pa amb tomàquet.
Pyrenees and Romanesque Art
At the northeastern edge of the Pyrenees, Vall de Boí is known for its scenic landscape and for its nine tiny Romanesque churches, designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy the amazing architecture and paintings before completing your excursion with a hike in the stunning Aigüestortes National Park.
This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.
Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.
Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.
Below is a tentative itinerary for your program. Please note, dates and events below may change without prior notification. Contact CEA before purchasing airline tickets.
You will receive a finalized itinerary once you arrive onsite.
Note: Additional cultural activities/excursions or required course-related activities may be incorporated into your final itinerary. You are advised not to make personal travel arrangements until you have the final dates.