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ESADE Business School reviews

696 reviews
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4.08 / 5 based on 696 reviews
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mfletche
University of Texas, Austin, Austin, United States
Marketing and Sales Management, Undergraduate, CEMS
ESADE Business School
4.3/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Not to live in the Residence Hall. I lived there for about a month and it was a waste of money. It was also very isolating socially, as most students lived downtown and cab rides to the Res Hall were quite expensive. Also, get a mobile phone as soon as you can. It improves your social life immensely and is very cheap and easy to use. The mobile phone system is far better than the system in the United States.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
1
Campus life
1
Party / people
1
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
The university is small, but they do plan a lot of diverse and fun activities for exchange students. Through the university alone, I went on a ski trip to Andorra, trips to Girona and Figueres. ESADE sponsored a "sports competition weekend" at a resort in the country that was really fun. There was an end-of-semester ball and a Christmas party, in addition to the weekly parties planned in conjunction with local clubs. Academically, ESADE has a good reputation. If you're looking for a challenge, this may not be the place, but you can learn a lot if you choose to. I was able to take my classes pass/fail, so it wasn't a huge priority for me.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
2
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
I have to say the year spent in Barcelona was the best in my life. Although I can't say I was challenged academically, I was challenged in so many other ways, especially with language and cultural barriers. Barcelona is my favorite city in Europe. It is completely unique. It's not a typical Spanish city, but it's not like any other European city either. It has beautiful architecture, the sea, and the mountains, all in one. There are so many things to do there, but it is also not TOO far away from the rest of Europe or Spain by train. If you can't study there, you MUST go visit.
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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
4.0/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
I wish I had known how cheap apartments were here.
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
2
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
3
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
It is a good school, one of the best for business in spain. The classes in the 5th year are very good, interactive and small. I did not participate in the class discussions as much as I would have liked because of the language problem. Overall, the classes were stimulating, not too much work, and there is a lot of support for international students here.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
2
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Try to schedule your classes so you don´t have class on monday or friday, or both. Use the long weekends to travel around spain, there is a lot to see.
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lrolin
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Erasmus
ESADE Business School
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
nothing special, maybe just that you always need some time to adapt, to learn people... but that's everywhere the same and for some people it's more easy than for other
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
3
Campus life
1
Party / people
3
Weather / location
3
Personal recommendation
take your time catalan people are not as open as you can think, if you want to see a lot of other erasmus in esade go during the first tirm
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
4
Met people from other countries
3
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
3
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
It's a great experience, The courses are a lot more interactif nightlive, cultural activities are great it's better to know a little bit of spanish before your stay, because most of the spanish people don't speak english or french it's dificult to find a place to live that's not too expensive, not too far from school and not too durty, but you always find
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Brian
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
4.6/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Looking back, there's so much I wish I would have known. But if I would have known it, I don't think it would have been the same experience that it was. I think everyone wants to know a lot before they go to a different place, but it's almost good to go there without knowing everything, because then you don't know what to expect. If there's anything I would suggest, make a list of things that you want to do, and make sure you do them. Plan them either before or after you get over there, but be open to change. For once, go with the flow and see where it takes you. Other people will know of great things to do as well, so don't be set on doing everything that you read in travel guides. You may find something even more amazing. And odds are that if you're doing something in a travel guide, everyone else who reads that travel guide is going to be doing it too.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
3
Campus life
3
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
I recommend studying there and living with native Spanish-speakers. Meet international students and try to interact with the local students as well.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
3
Traveled
3
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
4
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
Travel throughout Spain. You can go to other European countries later in life. There is so much to see in Spain, so you might as well see it while you are studying there. Go to the major cities. Go with international students. Hang out with international students. Everyone has different views and opinions but deep down we are all just students who are looking to have a great time before real life begins. If you have any questions, don't be afraid to ask. People who went there love talking about the experience and can recommend tons of things to do.
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dpro
Emory University, Atlanta, United States
Business Studies, Undergraduate, Independent
ESADE Business School
4.2/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
Nothing in Barcelona is open in August
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In my opinion:
Most people loved it.
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
2
Activities
4
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Take time to make a good decision about where you´ll live, it will be important. I lived with all exchange students, but I would have preffered to have a few catalán people living with me also.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Make a serious effort to get out, learn the culture, and cross boundaries- meeting the locals, doing some travel, and finding the best aspects of daytime and nightime activities in and around barcelona
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Jennifer
Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium
Business Studies, Graduate, CEMS
ESADE Business School
4.5/5
Overall
I wish I had known...
wished it had lasted a little longer as classes only took place from April to June. Would have prefered to start in January
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
4
Culture
4
Costs
3
Activities
2
Campus life
2
Party / people
4
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
ESADE is considered as one of the best Management schools. Classes tought mix theory and real case exercises which was different from my university. Languages classes provided are of good quality. Access to library, computers etc is available and of good quality
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
2
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
4
Final comments
I chose to live close to the university so as to avoid the morning city rush to go to class. I shared a flat with two native spanish which really helped to improve my spanish. The place was however sometimes empty so you should think of how many people you wish to be around. Access to any place in the city is easy and cheap so going out is not a problem (cabs are also available). Barcelona is a great city to live in but also to visit. I think I still haven't seen everything. I can only encourage people to go there as long as possible. Try to meet spanish native as much as possible as you will often be tempted to speak an other language with other students from abroad.
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