Ecole Superieure du Commerce Extrerieur (ESCE)


ESCE logoParis, 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. ESCE’s unique location and international focus create a top-ranked study abroad experience. Located in the heart of Paris, within walking distance from the Eiffel Tower and in a brand new campus, the university welcomes a large international community every semester through its partnerships with more than 130 universities in 40 countries.

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


International students can take classes in all subjects offered by ESCE:
– International Business
– Finance & Audit
– Marketing
– Human Resources
– 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 six courses.
For information about the class offerings, refer to the ESCE 2014-2015 courses catalog.

The campus

ESCE’s  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 in 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 the admission process.
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 adviser to get approval for the study abroad exchange program.
3. Turn in the application at International Student Services in the office Student Union 18 (student life).
4. Apply for a French student visa.

French student visa process

Please visit to learn how to obtain a French student visa.