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EDHEC "Europeans in a Global Perspective" Short Term Exchange Program
Lille, France; Nice, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Restrictions: GW applicants only
Cost Estimate Summer
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: 3
Language(s) of Instruction:
Class Status:
Graduate Open to non-GW students: No
Program Description:

EDHEC "Globalizing Europe" 

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This short-term exchange program is offered through GWSB exchange partner, EDHEC, and is taught by EDHEC faculty at their Nice and Lille campuses in France. During this intensive program, course participants have the option of attending one or two modules covering essential topics on the European business scene, visit leading companies in Southern and/or Northern France and meet with their management. Other social and cultural activities are also included. Unlike any other program in Europe, Globalizing Europe combines a hands-on business perspective with historical, cultural and economic analysis.

The topic for the Nice and Lille modules changes from year to year. Below is the information from last year's modules:

 Lille Module: “Key Perspectives on Europe - Governance, Business Models and Culture”

Topics covered:
  • Cross Cultural Challenges: European diversity
  • Comparative Business Models in Europe
Corporate visits:
  • Auchan
  • Lille Euratechnologies
  • Bonduelle
  • European Commission in Brussels

Nice Module: "Europeans in a Global Perspective - Community Institutions and Political Economy in Europe"

Topics covered:
  • European Institutions and Community Organization
  • The EU and its Outsiders: The Case of Eastern Europe
Corporate visits:
  • IBM
  • Mane
  • Amadeus, the European Travel Computer Reservation System
  • Château Crémat

Social activities include (Lille and Nice): Welcome and farewell events, wine tasting, and "survival French" course
Click here for additional 2015 program information.
*Admission to this course is restricted to graduate students in the School of Business.

Academic Credit

Students earn 3 academic credits for successful participation in the Lille or Nice module and 6 academic credits for participation in both modules of this program.   GWSB graduate students must earn at least a B equivalent in order to receive credit for the course taken at a GWSB partner university.  Credit earned through a GWSB short-term exchange will not count towards a student's GW GPA.

This program has been approved to fulfill elective credit within the following MBA Concentration: Global Management.


Application Deadline:
Sunday, February 28, 2016
Overseas Dates for 2016:
Lille module: May 17 - 27 *TENTATIVE*
Nice module: May 30 - June 10 *TENTATIVE*

Information Session


Program Costs

2016 costs are not yet available for this program. Click HERE for 2015 cost estimates. The program is a short-term exchange and students pay GW tuition for 3-6 credits. A program fee is also due to EDHEC upon acceptance into the program. 
The program fee covers
  • Registration fee
  • A two-week bus pass in Nice
  • Social activities 
  • Cultural excursions
  • Welcome & farewell events
  • Programme Management and personal assistance
The program fee does not include:
  • Travel to and from France
  • Personal insurance
  • Accommodation
  • Personal expenses
  • Books
  • Passports and visas
  • Anything else not listed in the included list


Students will receive a list with different accommodation options available around the Nice and Lille campuses. This period is quite busy in France, especially in Nice, and students are advised to book their accommodation at the earliest.


"The company visits that the course took us on were very interesting..." - Professional MBA Student, 2014


This program is administered by Global & Experiential Education in The George Washington University School of Business.