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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Semester, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Global Student Experience 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Apartment (shared), Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Business, Communication, Culture, Enology, Entrepreneurship, Fashion Merchandising, Finance, French, Management
Program Type: study abroad Minimum GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:
Study Abroad with GSE

Study Abroad with GSE at Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur

GSE students in the International Business and French Culture Program at Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE Paris) participate in a course of study specifically designed for foreign students, with classes such as "French as a Foreign Language" and "French Civilisation." In the event that the French-language skills of a foreign student are inadequate for placement in a French-language curriculum, many courses are also offered in English. Students who take French language classes are evaluated at the beginning of the semester with a French aptitude exam. The program comprises an intensive two-week seminar at the beginning of the semester, followed by a weekly class organized by level.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • One semester of college level French or equivalent (recommended)
  • Must submit an official high school or college transcript

University Facts

  • Founded in 1968, ESCE boasts a network of schools with campuses in Paris, Lyon, Beijing, Mexico, and Dubai
  • Located in La Défense, Paris' trendy business district
  • Student enrollment is 80% French and 20% non-French
  • Private Higher Education Institution recognized by the state; transcript countersigned by the Ministry of Education in France
  • Students are involved in a mentoring program that puts students in contact with native French students to assist with acclimation to life in Paris

Program Includes:     
  • Superior Student Support
  • Experienced Student Advising
  • Centrally Located Student Apartments
  • Tuition, Course Enrollment, and an Official Transcript from Ecole Supérieure du Commerce Extérieur
  • University Services
  • Cultural Immersion Events
  • Excursions
  • Mobile Phones
  • Extensive Pre-departure Information
  • Onsite Program Director
  • Arrival Orientation
  • Comprehensive Health and Medical Insurance (mandatory enrollment for an additional fee)

**GPA requirement may be flexible; contact GSE for more information
**please note on housing section above, additional fees are associated with the homestay option

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