ESSEC Business School France

About ESSEC Business School

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, France

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.


Undergraduate Program

Program Information

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.

Application Material

Fall Semester Application Deadline: March 1

Spring Semester Application Deadline: September 1


Submit the following materials directly to Alyssa Kyff (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:

  • UNF Study Abroad Information Packet (available from the International Center)
  • Copy of visa, once obtained
  • International health insurance information, once obtained

Other Information


Through ALEGESSEC (ESSEC’s student housing association), ESSEC Business School offers comfortable and well-equipped rooms and studio apartments near the campus. More information on housing can be found here


Academic Calendar

The fall semester runs from late August to mid-December. The spring semester runs from late February to mid-June. Important dates and deadlines for ESSEC can be found here.

Visa & Health Insurance Information

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).

Additional Information



Global Education Office
+ 33 1 34 43 3000