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International Business
Fall 2020 Semester - Early Start Paris

International Business Available Sessions

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About the Program

Internationalize your profile and acquire business skills applicable to both the French- and English-speaking worlds, all while broadening your global perspective. In this integrated program, designed for students at all levels of French language ability, you will take business courses alongside French and other international students—in your choice of English or French—at ESSCA École de Management. You will also take at least one business elective and a French language course at the CEA Study Center along with an additional English-language elective at the CEA Study Center. An Early Start option in the Fall semester allows you to jump start your language learning before the program starts.

Requirements


  • Overview
  • Location:
  • Paris
  • Dates:
  • early Aug 2020 - mid Dec 2020
  • Price:
  • $19,895
  • Credits:
  • 15 - 22
  • Deadlines
  • Apply by:
  • 6/1/20
  • Withdraw by:
  • 7/1/20
  • Application Requirements
  • Complete Application
  • $95 Online Application Fee
  • Transcript - Unofficial
  • Eligibility
  • Education
    Completed:
  • High School Graduate
  • Foreign Language Proficiency:
  • All Levels
  • Minimum GPA:
  • 2.5

ESSCA École de Management is internationally accredited (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA), holds a top 20 ranking amongst French business schools, and is part of France’s prestigious Grandes Ecoles. Attend courses, taught in English, alongside other French and international students at ESSCA’s urban campus located in Boulogne, one of Paris’ upscale suburbs located just two metro stop outside the Paris city limits.

Located in the heart of the vibrant Marais District, the CEA Paris Center offers small class sizes and a wide range of electives taught in English. Choose the courses that best align with your academic, career, and personal interests. Through a grant program geared to local students, you'll have the opportunity to sit alongside French students in a few of your classes.

When you study abroad in Paris, you can choose CEA housing or arrange your own independent housing. CEA housing assignments are based on availability and confirmation date; we make every effort to match your housing requests, but we can’t guarantee housing preferences. Housing assignments in the Early Start portion of the program (Fall semester only) may differ from the housing assignments for the remainder of the semester.

Program Structure

You will enroll in 1-2 ESSCA business course, 1 CEA language course, 1-2 CEA business courses, and 1-2 CEA elective courses. ESSCA business courses meet for 30-45 contact hours/2-3 credits. CEA language, business, and electives courses meet for 45 contact hours/3 credits. 

You may earn 12-18 credits (up to 270 contact hours) over the semester. If you choose the Early Start option, you may earn 15-21 credits (up to 315 contact hours).  

ESSCA business courses typically meet once per week on the school's Boulogne campus; ESSCA courses can take place Monday-Saturday. CEA courses meet 1-2 times per week; classes typically meet Monday-Thursday, but active learning components required by your courses may be scheduled on Fridays.  

Prior to departure, you will select your preferred courses and take a French language placement exam. You'll also take an oral placement exam after you arrive in Paris. You will be enrolled into courses based on their availability and the result of your placement exam. It is in your best interest to have multiple alternative courses approved by your home university prior to your departure due to course availabilities. To ensure that you receive credit for the language level you place into, have your home school pre-approve courses at several levels before you leave for France. Please consult with your academic advisor at your home university on credit pre-approval guidelines. 

Courses

The host institution has offered the following courses in the past. Please note that course listings may not be finalized until the start of the term; we’ll post an updated list when the host institution finalizes its offerings.

*Courses with an asterisk indicate that the course has been associated with multiple subject areas.
Please click on the course title to view additional subject areas and detailed course information.

Excursions

Get out and explore! Excursions are offered for most semester, year, and summer programs*. Semester students are typically offered between two to three excursions and summer study students are typically offered between one to two excursions. You'll receive a calendar of excursions during orientation; here are a few day and overnight excursions we've offered in the past.

*In an effort to offer lower - cost internship options and support you in maximizing your professional development in a condensed timeframe, summer internship programs do not include excursions.

Bruges, Belgium

Bruges, Belgium

Board the high-speed train Thalys and cross the northern border to discover the delights of the city of chocolates, waffles, and French fries. Observe the colorful architecture of the Bruges townhouses, climb to the top of the Belfry, and try to catch a glimpse of the North Sea. Listen to the rhythm of horse shoes as a horse-drawn carriage passes nearby. Discover the last brewery still operating in town and sample the local cuisine. End your journey relaxing in a tea room with the best whipped-cream-topped hot chocolate for the ultimate chocolate experience, before returning to Paris with a huge smile on your face…and a full tummy!

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Avignon and Provence

Avignon and Provence

Hop on the high speed train to Avignon and visit the Palais des Papes, one of Europe’s largest, most important medieval Gothic buildings. We’ll take a private coach to discover the Alpilles of the Provence region on the way to Roussillon, a beautiful village on top of a hill that’s known for its ochre trail. Follow the trail among ochre cliffs, a landscape that inspired Cezanne and Van Gogh. The next day, we’ll visit one of the most beautiful villages in France: les Baux de Provence and its castle. On the way back to Avignon, we’ll visit the open air "Provencal" market in Saint Remy de Provence, and stop at a wine cellar to sample "vin de provence" and local delicacies.

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Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Strasbourg, France and Fribourg, Germany

Discover the eastern region of Alsace. The excursion starts with an in-depth walking tour of the center of Strasbourg, where you’ll immediately notice the strong Germanic influence in the architecture and way of life. We’ll enjoy a cruise down the Ill River that carries us through the Petite France district and to European Parliament, the central institution of European integration. The regions of Alsace and Lorraine have been the object of much conflict over the centuries, with France and Germany fighting for ownership. The mix of two cultures has produced delicious food such as "choucroute" or "flammekueche," and fine local beers you can sample during a traditional Alsatian meal. Before leaving, we’ll cross the border to Germany and enjoy a glimpse of the black forest and the city of Fribourg. You’ll also have the pleasure of tasting Alsatian wine in a small, family-run vineyard.

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Giverny

Giverny

Whether you’re a novice or a confirmed fan of the Impressionist art movement, Giverny is a don’t-miss destination. The day begins with a visit to a museum dedicated to Monet's life and works. From here, take a trail leading through lush gardens where a lily pond, bamboo patches, and flowers bursting with color (a.k.a. the beautiful scenery that inspired many of Monet's paintings!) wait to be discovered. Meandering through Monet's gardens will surely work up your appetite; be sure to try some traditional dishes from Normandy. During your free time, you may opt to explore the Impressionist Museum, which displays works from several famous artists who flocked to this remarkable place to visit Monet throughout his life.

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Sample Budget

This budget contains costs that you can take to your financial aid office. Please note that amounts may fluctuate; we’ve included a range of costs.

Federal law allows the use of financial aid to cover “reasonable” costs of study abroad including round-trip transportation, tuition and fees for the program, living costs, passport and visa fees, health insurance, and more.

Please note that all costs and charges listed below are subject to change without notice. With the exception of Program Price, all costs are estimates and may vary.

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Sample Calendar

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