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Audencia Graduate GWSB Exchange
Nantes, France (GW Partner) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall,
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Restrictions: GW applicants only
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Minimum GPA: 3
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Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
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Audencia Business School

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Audencia, France

The Audencia Business School is particularly known for their expertise in global responsibility, adhering to the UN’s Global Impact initiative, and supply chain management. The school is ranked 13th among business schools in France and Audencia's Masters in Management is ranked 28th in Europe, according to the 2015 Financial Times Rankings.  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.


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 a rich history and old-world flair.With approximately 600,000 residents, it is the sixth largest city in France. Nantes is 2 hours from Paris by train and 30 minutes from the Atlantic Ocean. It has an International Airport and is accessible by over 20 trains per day to Paris. In 2013, Nantes was selected as the European Green Capital.    


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

Fall Semester: Late August - mid-December
Spring Semester: Early January - early May

*Exact dates may vary and do not include the mandatory orientation


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.  Audencia also offers classes in their new program: Management of Digital Business and Information Technology.”

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

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.


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. 


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More Information

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


Application Deadline:

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


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