ESADE

Barcelona, Spain

Founded in 1958, Esade is a global academic institution known for the quality of its education, its international outlook, and its focus on holistic personal development. Esade’s mission is to educate and conduct research in order to train competent and socially responsible professionals, improve organisations and society through knowledge creation, and contribute to social debate in order to build free, prosperous and fair societies.

With campuses in Barcelona and Madrid, Esade applies a unique and innovative learning model based on the internalization of values and the development of professional and executive competences. Each year, more than 10,000 students participate in programmes organised by three academic units: Esade Business School, Esade Law School and Executive Education.

LOCATION

Av. Torreblanca, 59,

Sant Cugat del Vallès, Spain

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student feedback

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ACADEMICS

  • Simon (Fall 2019): Fairly easy. Spanish class was the most intensive class I had

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): Strong classes with very good professors, great group projects

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WORKLOAD

  • Simon (Fall 2019): 30h per week

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): Balanced

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CITY LIFE

  • Simon (Fall 2019): Absolutely amazing!

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): Amazing life in Barcelona with lots of tourist stuff to do as well as an ability to immerse in the life of the city

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CEMS Life

  • Simon (Fall 2019): Very active CEMS life. A couple of events per week, roughly (whereas some of those were informal)

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): Very good cems club, lots of activities organized

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HOUSing

  • Simon (Fall 2019): I was staying at Big Flat Barcelona, close to Placa Catalunya. Highly recommended!

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): Didn’t stay in the nicest area in the city (la Rambla) but very central

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PRIce of one beer

  • Simon (Fall 2019): 600€ for flat, 500€ everything else. One beer: roughly 4€

  • Salvador (Fall 2017): 2-3€ for a beer, room for c.900€, meals and everything else very similar to Lisbon

testimonies

Simon (Fall 2019)

Outstanding combination of studying at a good university while having a great life! Highly recommended.

Salvador (Fall 2017)

Great place to do the CEMS exchange