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ESSEC Graduate Exchange GWSB
Cergy-pontoise, France
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
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:

ESSEC Business School 


 

Is this Program for me?

ESSECESSEC Business School is one of the top three Business Schools in France.  ESSEC's Master's in Management program was ranked 4th in the world by the Financial Times in 2012.  This program has elective coursework in Luxury Brand Management, Hospitality Management, Agri-food, Entrepreneurship, and Health Management

This opportunity is open to all degree-seeking graduate students in the School of Business.  

Location

ESSEC is located in Cergy-Pontoise, home to the second largest student population in the Paris area.  The campus is a short, 50 minute ride from the center of Paris and is easily accessible by suburban train lines and motorway.

Calendar*

Trimester Schedule

  • Term 1: Early October - Mid December

  • Term 2: Early January - Early April

  • Term 3: Early April - Mid June

*Exact dates may vary

Courses 

Exchange students have the opportunity to take courses that draw on ESSEC’s specific fields of expertise. This includes courses in Luxury Brand Management, Hospitality Management, Agri-Food Industry, Entrepreneurship, Health, etc.  Over 35% of coursework is offered in English.  Exchange students are given priority registration before degree-seeking students.  Students usually receive the course timetable 2 months before the beginning of each term.  More elective offerings are available during Terms 2 & 3.  Students coming from MBA programs can attend courses from the ESSEC Global MBA.

Language of Instruction

Courses are taught in French and English.  French is not required for enrollment as exchange students may take all their coursework in English.  A four-week intensive French course is offered free of charge to international students during the four weeks of September.  In addition, optional French courses are offered during each term for three hours weekly.  Note that GWSB students cannot earn GW credits for participation in language coursework.

Housing

Approximately half of all exchange students live in furnished residences on campus.  The remaining population of exchange students arrives prior to the beginning of the term to look for housing in the center of Paris and commute to campus.  The Office of International Relations at ESSEC provides useful websites, but does not assist students in finding off campus housing.   

Career Development

Exchange students have full access to the 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 set up an appointment to meet with an advisor at sbintl@gwu.edu prior to applying to an exchange program.

 

Application Deadline:

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