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Coggin College of Business

Le Havre & Caen, France

Students can take two courses on campus over a four-week period at the University of EM-Normandie in this special summer study abroad program taking place in two different cities in France.  Notice: Due to the upcoming Paris Olympics, the second half of this program takes place in Caen instead of Paris for Summer 2024.

Le Havre, France

Le Havre is the second-largest port in France with a population of 170,000 residents. Located 134 miles west-northwest of Paris, Le Havre is known as the “city of thousand skies” due to its breathtaking sunset skies, which has inspired generations of artists from impressionist to street artists. Different from the old churches and buildings in any city in France, Le Havre is rich in modern post-war architecture like the famous Perret architecture, Saint Joseph church, and the Volcano theater. You can also visit Le Havre Beach with their “the tip of the world” (“Le bout du monde”) walk under the cliffs and enjoy paddle-boarding, windsurfing, and many other water sports. 

Caen, France

Located 15 minutes from the ferry that crosses the English Channel and two hours from Paris by train, Caen is known for being a lively destination.  It was once the home of William the Conquerer, and boasts the grand Women's Abbey and Men's Abbey both built between 1060 and 1080.  Those interested in World War II history will want to spend a full day at the Mémorial de Caen, exploring the D-Day landings from both the Allied and German perspectives. Like Le Havre, Caen is located in Normandy and has similar robust and relaxing outdoor activities available. Immerse yourself in centuries of history in this key French port city.

Four weeks not enough? Consider a fall or spring semester abroad! For more information, contact us or visit us in Building 42, Room 1104. 

Applications closed for 2024.  Visit this page in September for the Summer 2025 application!

EM Normandie Program Overview Recording

Travel Dates
Summer 2024

Class Dates: June 28 - July 25

June 28 - July 11: Le Havre, France

July 12 - July 25: Caen, France

Additional Meeting Dates

Preparatory meetings prior to travel are required as part of these summer programs. Topics discussed include safety, cultural adaptation, program expectations, flight/logistical arrangements, and scholarship opportunities. Mark your calendar for the following mandatory meetings:

  1. Friday, March 29, 2024, 9 AM-12 PM
  2. Friday, April 19, 2024, 1-4 PM
  3. TBD, September 2024 (Re-entry meeting)
Students must complete a total of six transfer credits in this program.  Choose one course at Le Havre and one course at Caen.  Each course below is worth three credits at UNF.

Le Havre
  • Project Management in a Digital Era = 3000 MAN elective
  • Doing Business in a Changing World = 3000 GEB elective
  • Experiential Marketing & Influence in a Phygital World = 3/4000 MAR elective
  • Working in Multicultural Teams & Environments = 3000 MAN elective
  • Digital & Social Media Marketing = MAR4721 Digital Marketing Strategy


  • Brand and Product Development in Luxury = 3/4000 MAR elective
  • Interpersonal & Social Media Influences in a Phygital World = MAR4325 Social Media Marketing Strategy
  • Cyber Resilience for Future Leaders Managing Risk & Human Factors in the Digital Age = 3/4000 MAN elective
  • Understanding Climate Change and How to Act as a Business for the Ecological Transition = GEO3372 Conservation of Natural Resources
  • Leadership & Becoming = MAN4143 Effective Business Leadership

TBD - vary according to course. Typically, MAN courses require MAN3025 Principles of Management as a prerequisite, MAR courses require MAR3023 Principles of Marketing, and FIN courses require FIN3403 Financial Management.  GEB courses typically do not have a prerequisite.


Up to 10 UNF undergraduate students who meet the above prerequisites


Students pay all costs (excluding UNF tuition) directly to EM Normandie, hotels, airlines, etc. It is estimated that these costs will equal approximately $4,000. 

  • Lodging, students will have a variety of housing options offered in both Le Havre & Caen
  • Laundry facilities, included in residential dorms
  • City tours, cultural & business excursions
  • transportation from Le Havre to Caen
  • International health insurance for the program dates
  • Airfare
  • Meals

Additionally, students must pay for six credits of UNF summer tuition and fees. 

Contact International Business & Study Abroad, Building 42, Room 1104

Map: Ecole de management de Normandie

20 Quai Frissard, 76600 Le Havre, France