Spain, Barcelona

ESADE’s Global Governance Summer Programe

when 1 July 2019 - 19 July 2019
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 10 EC

Today, there is an ever-growing demand for experts in international affairs. Global companies and institutions are looking for professionals who can explain the most important international economic, political and legal issues. Live an unforgettable summer improving your professional skills and your global network, and make the most of your summer in Barcelona!



o World Economic History: This subject offers a comprehensive overview of the evolution of international and transnational economic relations.
o International Organisations: This subject will look at the most important international organisations, examining their institutional structures, membership, decision-making processes and responses to various global challenges.
o Geopolitics: This subject will focus on the interplay between politics, power and geography, both human and physical.
o Spanish: The programme also includes Spanish language classes.
o International Relations and the EU: This subject will focus on the EU’s external relations and its impact on global relations in general.
o Ethics and Global Governance: You will study the pivotal role of ethics in establishing the principles of global governance.
o Cybersecurity: In this subject, you will learn to identify and analyse the main cybersecurity problems.


o Interdisciplinary Seminar (Brexit): A forum to discuss and reflect on a current legal issue: Brexit and its legal consequences for the EU.
o Global Governance Seminar: Asia / Latin America / Middle East / Africa: In these seminars, you will examine the most important economic, political and legal issues in various regions of the world.


o Visit to the United Nations Delegation in Spain: Guided tour of one of the most important international organisations in the world, the United Nations.
o Debates – Case studies – Mock UN sessions: The classes will be supplemented with dynamic activities such as debates on current affairs and discussions of real-life cases. You will also participate in mock UN sessions, in which students will play diplomats: you will be assigned a country to represent at the session and you will have to resolve some of the challenges currently facing the global community.
o Discover Barcelona: While studying, you’ll be able to enjoy one of the world’s most cosmopolitan and international cities: Barcelona.


Located in Barcelona, ESADE offers an outstanding summer experience in a fascinating city full of Mediterranean flair. Barcelona has become a premium study abroad destination thanks to its cosmopolitan atmosphere, the architecture and the beauty of the city itself and its surroundings.
The interested students can stay at The Sarrià University Hall of Residence, located very close to ESADE’s Barcelona-Pedralbes campus. Designed specifically for students, this new building features various spaces for work and study, as well as a computer room. If you need to unwind, you can stroll through the gardens or visit the pool and sunroom on the top floor. Residents also enjoy free Access to Can Caralleu, a sports centre located across the street.

Target group

Undergraduate and recent graduate students of any discipline and nationality.

Course aim

The ESADE’s Global Governance Summer Programme is for undergraduate or recent graduates students who want to gain a more global perspective and a deeper understanding of topics such as Geopolitics, International Organizations, Geoeconomics and study the most relevant legal, political and economic issues of the different geographical areas of the world.

Credits info

10 EC
10 ECTS or 6 US credits

Fee info

EUR 0: 2,800€ (special early-bird fee of 2,500€ valid until 31st March 2019). The fee includes tuition and lunches at ESADE. Housing is not included.