ESSEC Business School is located in Cergy, France, a suburb about 30 minutes by train from Paris. ESSEC currently maintains about 70 university partnerships in 30 different countries and receives more than 160 exchange students every year. Incoming exchange students work with 3rd and 4th year ESSEC undergraduates and have a choice of management classes taught in French and/or English. It is possible to take a study program taught entirely in English. As an internationally focused institution, ESSEC values the cultural diversity which exchange students bring to its program. No French language background required.
Paris is a trendy and fast-paced city, enjoyed by people from all over the world. The capital of France is both romantic and cosmopolitan. We have all seen images of the “The City of Lights” on television and in the movies. But, nothing compares with actually being there. You can make your own memories as you walk along the Seine, or enjoy an afternoon at an outside café or at the Eiffel Tower. Explore Paris! Your experience will be enhanced as you visit local museums, attend plays and concerts, and sample French cuisine. Of course, don't forget to visit the Louvre and Notre Dame. You can enjoy the surrounding area including Versailles, Giverny and Fontainbleau.
Note: Coggin will only select one or two students each semester. Competitive candidates should have a minimum 3.0 UNF GPA and successful completion of ECO 2013, ECO 2023, MAN 3025, and MAR 3023. To be considered for selection, candidates must complete the preliminary Coggin candidate application for study abroad at ESSEC Business School. Program application deadline is SEPTEMBER 1 for spring semester abroad and MARCH 1 for fall semester abroad. Interview required.
Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1
Spring Semester Application Deadline: September 1
Submit the following materials directly to Kate Mattingly Learch (Building 10, Room 2125) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
Submit the following materials directly to the UNF International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300) not to the exchange partner or other UNF offices:
ESSEC can accommodate students in one of two residences, Foyer des Linandes or Foyer de Cergy-Le Haut. These residences are located off-campus, but they are owned and run by the Groupe ESSEC and both provide a safe environment and a high standard of accommodation. Rooms are about 18 m², with all the necessary furniture (bed, closet, etc.) and electrical appliances. Each room has a broadband Internet connection. A private shuttle bus service also operates between the two residences and the ESSEC campus on weekdays in the mornings and evenings.
The fall semester runs from late August to mid-December. The spring semester runs from late February to mid-June.
Students are required to individually obtain the necessary visa for study abroad prior to departure. Most semester programs are more than 90 days. Students should visit the U.S. Department of State webpage which links to each country's Embassy. Many visa applications must be made in person — please plan ahead! For additional visa information and to discuss UNF's requirement for health insurance coverage, please visit UNF's International Center (Building 58E, Room 2300).
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