Business, Modern Languages (French), Politics & International Affairs
Summer Business Studies in Strasbourg
ABOUT THIS PROGRAM
Strasbourg is an ideal location to study abroad. The city truly sits in the heart of Europe, right on the German border, with easy access to Switzerland, Italy, and Belgium. Strasbourg merges the old and new with its modern tramway set against the backdrop of cathedrals and an historic city center. With the amenities of a large city and manageability of a small city, Strasbourg features a large network of bicycle paths and is known for its friendly atmosphere. As a cultural, intellectual and gastronomic center, the city attracts large numbers of international students.
University of Strasbourg, Ecole de Managment, is one of the top business schools in France and offers a superb academic experience. The curriculum includes input from corporate partners and focuses on solid, real-world values in the business arena.
All classes, lectures, and visits will be held in English.
French Language and Culture (Beginner’s & Intermediate) (1 credit)
European Integration – (3 credits)
• History of European Integration
• The European Institutions
• The European Union and the World
Business in Europe – (3 credits)
• Managing Arts Organizations
• Competing in the Global Marketplace
• Marketing in Europe
• Managing the Cultural Differences in the European Context
Corporate Visits & Visits of International Institutions
A variety of company visits, visits of international institutions and cultural sights will be organized once a week in conjunction with the classes.
Our partner companies for these one-day corporate immersion visits include:
• Smart France – Hambach, France
• Mercedes Corporate Headquarters & visit of the museum – Stuttgart, Germany
• Mars Chocolat– Haguenau, France
• Steelcase Worklab – Schiltigheim, France
• Heineken Brewery – Strasbourg, France
• WeberHaus – Rheinau-Linx, Germany
• ADI (Alsace Development International) – Strasbourg, France
• Wine Industry – Alsace, France
• The European Parliament – Strasbourg, France
• The Council of Europe – Strasbourg, France
• The European Court of Human Rights – Strasbourg, France
• The European Central Bank – Frankfurt, Germany
• Two dinners hosted by the school in charming Alsatian restaurants
• A visit of an 18th century castle (Haut-Koenigsbourg) in the Vosges mountains
• A visit of a winery including a wine-tasting session
• A visit of the city of Strasbourg
Options for additional cultural experiences on the week-ends:
Strasbourg is located close to three airports (Baden-Baden, Frankfurt Hahn, Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg) which offer low cost flights with Ryanair, Easyjet, Germanwings, Volotea and Vueling. Shuttles or trains depart from Strasbourg for those airports in Germany and Switzerland. If you plan in
advance, you can travel to London, Rome or Barcelona at a very low price.
Getting Credit for Studies Abroad
Students who wish to receive academic credit (aside from general elective and liberal studies credit) must have their courses pre-approved by the appropriate department. Once you apply through our website, you will be able to enter the classes you wish to take electronically. These classes can be reviewed and approved directly by faculty once entered. If you would like courses abroad to count for general elective credit or liberal studies credit only, you can simply ask your study abroad advisor to do that for you.
Summer Session 1: June 2 – 27, 2014 (Please arrive two days in advance of the start date to arrange housing)
Summer Session 2: June 16 – July 11, 2014 (Please arrive two days in advance of the start date to arrange housing)
• University-run or private residence hall near the school (depending on availability).
• Students are expected to arrive 1-2 days prior to the beginning of the program
(reservations will be made accordingly).
• Close to tram stop and very close to the school.
To view the costs for this program, click the "costs" link at the top of this page. This will direct you to a line-item breakdown of how much the program costs and what is included in those costs.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply to this program, all you need to do is hit the "Apply Now" button found at the top of this page. Once you start an application, you will be charged a non-refundable application fee of $100, so be sure at the time of application that you intend to go! Once applied, you will have your own personal study abroad page, with a checklist of items needed in order to complete your application.
If you are curious about this program, but not ready to commit, you can hit "Talk to an Advisor" and you will be put in contact with to the study abroad advisor for this program, to whom you can ask any questions you may have.