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Audencia Graduate GWSB Exchange
Nantes, France (GW Partner)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Spring
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
 Language(s) of Instruction:
English, French
 Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
 Level of Immersion:
Fully Integrated
Program Description:

Audencia Grande Ecole de Management


Is this program for me? 

Audencia, France

The Audencia Grande Ecole de Management is particularly known for their expertise in global responsibility and supply chain management. The school is ranked 6th for business schools in France and 20th among European business schools.  In 2013, Audencia announced its MBA Program in Responsible Management  emphasizing the institution's commitment to sustainability.

The Audencia exchange is open to all degree-seeking graduate students within the School of Business.

Location

Audencia is located in Nantes, which has been rated “the best place to live in France” (Le Point magazine).  Nantes is a thriving modern city with old-world flair and has approximately 600,000 residents.  The city is 2 hours from Paris by train and 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean.  Nantes has an International Airport and is accessible by over 20 trains/day to Paris.  In 2013, Nantes was selected as a European Green Capitol.    

Calendar*

Audencia academic year is comprised of two semesters: Fall & Spring.

Fall Semester: September - mid December
Spring Semester: January (or February) - May
*Exact dates may vary and do not include the mandatory Orientation

Courses 

Exchange students enroll in classes through the Masters of Science in Management program.  Limited spaces are open to exchange students in the International Masters in Management and the MBA in Responsible Management.  As of Fall 2014, Audencia will also offer classes in their new program: Management of Digital Business and Information Technology.”

Please consult the Audencia website for the most updated course listings available.

Read more about Audencia's new MBA in Responsible Management highlighted in Bloomberg Businessweek. 

Language of Instruction

Courses are offered in French and English.  French language courses available for all students free of charge.  Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.

Housing

Exchange Students are responsible for finding housing in Nantes with guidance from Audencia.  There are several different accommodation options in Nantes: student residences, young workers’ accommodation, hostels, host families, and private apartments.  Audencia's website provides more information on accommodation and estimated costs. 

Career Development

Exchange students have full access to the Audencia career center.  *Students interested in obtaining internships while in France will need to apply for a work visa and seek approval from GWSB.  Exchange students are strongly encouraged to meet with The F. David Fowler Career Center prior to departure for the exchange. 

More Information

This exchange is managed by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.  Please contact sbintl@gwu.edu to make an appointment with an advisor prior to applying. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions can be found on our website

 

Application Deadline:

Fall Exchange - March 15th
Spring Exchange - September 15th