Pôle Universitaire Léonard de Vinci (PULV)

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Terms available: Fall, Spring, one semester only

Open to juniors and seniors with a College of Business major.

The university

Located in the heart of La Défense, the business district of Paris, the Pôle Universitaire Leonard de Vinci (PULV) gathers 2,500 students in three different schools of higher education. Founded in 1995, PULV offers well designed infrastructures and equipment, and allows student to study in Europe’s premier business district.

Visit PULV’s website and International’s website for more information.


International students can take classes in all the subjects offered by EMLV (management school) and IIM (multimedia school), our partners within PULV.

EMLV (Ecole de Management Léonard de Vinci)

pulv 2–          Entrepreneurship
–          E-Business
–          Marketing-Distribution
–          Operational Management of SMEs
–          Corporate Finance – Risk Management
–          Market Finance
–          Management Control and Information Systems
–          Human Resources Management
–          Sports and Athletes Management
–          Company and Corporate Social Responsibility

pulv 3For information about the class offerings, refer to the EMLV website.

IIM (Institut de l’Internet et du Multimedia)

–          Web & E-Business
–          Communication
–          Visual Communication
–          Animation (Cinema)
–          Video Games

For information about the class offerings, refer to the IIM website.

pulv 4Nicholls students must enroll in at least four courses per semester.

The campus

PULV, located in the premier European business district of La Défense, offers students a unique environment for studying and living.

– 10 lecture halls
– state-of-the-art multimedia documentary center
– six research laboratories
– fully-equipped fitness center
– four dining locations

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The university is easily accessible through public transportation.


The PULV has partnerships with student residences in Paris. Reservations for housing must be submitted to the PULV’s international relations office during the admission process. Students can also find their own apartments but housing in Paris can be 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 https://www.nicholls.edu/international/french-student-visa-process to learn how to obtain a French student visa.