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Ecole Superieure du Commerce Extrerieur (ESCE)

Paris, France

Terms available: Fall, Spring, Full year

Open to Juniors and Seniors with a College of Business major.

10 spots available

The university

Founded in 1968, ESCE is a university focused on international business. The unique location and international focus of ESCE creates a top-ranked study abroad experience. Located in the heart of Paris, walking distance from the Eiffel tower in a brand new campus, the university welcomes a large international community every semester through its partnerships with more than 130 universities in 40 country.

Visit ESCE’s website for more information or download the 2013-2014 brochure.


International students can take classes in all the subjects offered by ESCE:
- International business
- Finance & Audit
- Marketing
- Human Ressources
- Supply Chain
- Entrepreneurship

All international students have to attend French language and French Civilization classes.

In order to be enrolled full-time, students must take 30 ECTS credits. This usually corresponds to 6 courses.
For information about the class offerings, refer to the ESCE – COURSE CATALOGUE 2013-14.

The campus

ESCE moved its campus from La Defense, the business district of Paris, to the XVth arrondissement, next to the Eiffel Tower.
This modern and welcoming campus offers optimal studying and living conditions:
- 40 classrooms, with multimedia equipment
- Amphitheaters
- a Media Center
- a cafeteria
- a garden to relax between classes

The university is easily accessible through public transportation.


ESCE has partnerships with student residences in Paris. Reservations for housing must be submitted to ESCE’s international relations office during their process of admission.
Students can also find their own apartments but housing in Paris is quite expensive and difficult to find.

To apply

1. Complete a Study abroad application form
2. Meet with your academic advisor to get approval for study abroad exchange program.
3. Turn in the application at International Students services in Student life.

French Student Visa Process

Please go on the following link: http://www.nicholls.edu/international/french-student-visa-process. You will know every step necessary to perform in order to obtain a French Student Visa.

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