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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2021 01/27/2021
02/10/2021 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2021-2022 01/27/2021
02/10/2021 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2022 01/27/2021
02/10/2021 01/05/2022 05/06/2022
NOTE: Course registration Nov 23-26, 2021 Orientation - TBD but expected to be Jan 5-7 Classes begin Jan 10 Easter break April 11-18 Term ends May 6
Spring Mini-App 2022 09/15/2021
09/20/2021 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester program Language of Instruction: Catalan, English, Spanish
Eligibility: Undergraduate Credits/Typical Courseload: 15
Prerequisite: Either GLS 101, 102, 110, 114, 116, or any ML course Housing: Independently Arranged
Program Advisor: Katie Shields Click here for a definition of this term Program Category: Partner
Program Description:

ESADE Campus

Please click here for a list of all semester program fees.

Spain is one of Europe's most geographically diverse counties, ranging from the near-deserts of eastern Andalucia to the green countryside and deep coastal inlets of Galicia, and from the sunbaked uplands of Castilla-La Mancha to the rugged, snow-capped Pyrenees. Culturally, Spain is filled with historic structures, from Roman aqueducts and Islamic palaces to Gothic cathedrals.

ESADE is located in Sant Cugat de Valles, which is about a 40 minute train ride from downtown Barcelona.  Barcelona is the capital of the region of Catalonia and the second largest city in Spain. It has a population of approximately 1,500,000 inhabitants. Multicultural and multilingual, inhabitants of the city speak both Castilian Spanish and Catalan, the official language of Catalonia.  Barcelona has been breaking ground in art and architecture for at least a century, from the turn of the century modernista architects led by Gaudí to the adventurous redevelopments of the waterfront. Barcelona offers eccentric creativity, cultural diversity, and endless amounts of energy revealed through its lively atmosphere, superb restaurants and top-class museums.  

ESADE Business School

ESADE is an international academic institution with over fifty years of history.  ESADE's key mission is to train individuals to become highly competent professionals fully aware of their social responsibility. ESADE promotes education and research through their Law School and Business School with a firm commitment to intellectual rigor, critical analysis and academic excellence. The vast majority of ESADE's alumni are ambassadors of these values in over one hundred countries and hold top-level posts in companies, public administration and the non-profit sector.


Bentley students studying at ESADE will be directly enrolled in courses alongside local and other international students and will take mostly business courses.  Courses are taught by a series of formal lectures/classes together with a strong emphasis on coursework outside class, including individual project work, group project work, computer skills, library work, and class presentations. Students may find they have more free time during the week with less day-to-day homework than they are used to, but professors may expect a great deal more from them on exams.

Accommodations and Meals

ESADE offers one newly-built residence hall on campus, called Roberto de Nobili.  ESADE does not guarantee spaces for exchange students in the residence hall, but they encourage exchange students to apply for a room there.  The residence hall offers fully-furnished single rooms, including some options for purchasing a meal plan.  Given the proximity to the city of Barcelona, many exchange students prefer to live in the city and commute to class every day.  If you choose to live in Barcelona, ESADE offers some resources to help you find an apartment, but you will be responsible to secure your own housing.


Barcelona has two interconnected underground train systems: the Metro, comprising five lines, and the Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya (FGC), which has two metropolitan lines and another four which go beyond the city limits. Students can easily access the Sant Cugat campus by taking the FGC train from Plaça Catalunya, which is about a 25 minute journey. 

For travel outside of Barcelona, a number of private coach companies provide services all over Catalonia, Spain and Europe. The national railway company (RENFE) has a range of different train services and fare discounts.

Special Program Features

Students are encouraged to enroll in a Spanish language crash course which takes place during orientation week before courses begin.  In addition to academics, the course includes fun social activities.  Even those who are native Spanish speakers are encouraged to participate in the social aspects of the crash course.

See below for an info sheet 


This program is currently not accepting applications.