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ESADE Business School reviews

694 reviews
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89%
4.08 / 5 based on 694 reviews
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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
3.8/5
Languages
Language of instruction: Spanish
Was learning Spanish a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my Spanish
How much did you improve your Spanish?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: At ease in most situations
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
The first few weeks of class were hard. After about a month I began to understand much more in my classes. There were a lot of students from my home university there, so I was surrounded by english-speaking people too often which hindered my spanish progress for a while.
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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
2.5/5
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
Drinks cost 8-10€ at discos here. That really hurt my wallet for a while, until I was able to find cheaper, more local bars.
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Food, Overall, Nightlife, Telephone, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
3.8/5
Academic
Course recommendations
If you are not a native spanish speaker, it might be a good idea to look for a class or two in english instead of all courses in spanish. Some teachers were hard to understand, especially at first and it would have been nice to have at least one class in english to relax in. Taking courses in spanish is a valuable opportunity however.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
There is heavy emphasis put on the final exam and final projects. I would recommend trying to work on the group projects with native students, as they know the professors and what they expect from you.
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
Overall
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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 donīt 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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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
5.0/5
Student life
Describe host city:
Students interact with the local community without much university involvement
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Activities: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Nightlife, Travel: Takes place both within and outside of the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
The club Paloma is good on thursday and friday nights. They have live music before 1am and then it turns into a disco. Very cool place.
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andy
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Urbana-Champaign, United States
Financial Management, Undergraduate, University Agreement
ESADE Business School
3.8/5
Housing
Type of housing: Began living in a residence hall, moved to apt.
Arranged by: Independently - My choice
If returning, I would choose: Apartment/House
Why?
It is enjoyable if you can find good roommates. It is inexpensive (relative to apartments in the U.S.). Provides independence, freedom.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
I lived in the Residencia Sarria for the first month. It is a good way to meet new people and has some conveniences. It is within walking distance to ESADE, has access to metro and buses. The food isnīt too bad. However, it is very expensive compared to the apartments are available in Barcelona. I grew tired of the restrictive nature of the residencia, many rules that I thought shouldnīt be applied to 20 year old students. The apartment was a better option for me. However, I would have rather found one with spanish people.
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