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Loyola Exchange-E.S.C.E., Paris, France
Paris, France (Exchange Program)
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 Minimum Required GPA:
2.75
 Minimum Class Standing:
3 Junior
 Language of Instruction:
English, French
 Language Requirement:
2 semesters or equivalent
 Loyola Scholarships:
Yes
 Type of Program:
Enrollment at a University Abroad
Program Description:

Ecole Supérieure Du Commerce Extérieur (ESCE)

SeineParis, France

University Highlights

  • Live and learn in Paris, the magical capital of France
  • Take classes in English
  • Study business overseas
  • Internships for students who study at ESCE for a full academic year

The University

ESCE's location and strong academic program offer a first-rate study abroad experience. Founded in 1968, ESCE is a university that has developed a focus on diverse business courses and marked internationalization. This combination of challenging business courses and the emphasis on internationalization provides a perfect opportunity for College of Business majors at Loyola looking to study abroad.

The Academics

To view the listing of classes that are available at ESCE, please, follow this link to the ESCE 2014_2015 courses catalogue.pdf Exchange students at this university must be enrolled full-time and, typically, will enroll in at least six courses at ESCE. To be considered full-time, students must take 30 ECTS credits, which typically transfer to Loyola as 15 credits.

The exchange program with ESCE is only open to Loyola students enrolled in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business. Courses of study include:

  • Business
  • Finance
  • Marketing
  • French Language and Culture
Classes at ESCE are taught in English or French. Additionally, a French language course is mandatory for all exchange students and offered free of charge.

Students who study at ESCE for a full academic year may participate in the school's internship program during the second semester. Internship participants are placed at a business in Paris. The internship is an integral part of the ESCE curriculum and is subject to evaluation. The internship is reflected on students' transcripts.

ESCE internships:

  • Provide a unique opportunity to define the students' professional plans and help them with their career development.
  • Encourage students to analyze the organizational methods of the businesses, their growth, etc.
  • Enable students to integrate into the professional world and to put their knowledge to work.

Internships take the place of a student's full course load for the semester. The internship class consists in a practical work placement with approximately 35-40 hours per week. The internships are paid, and the exact amount of the compensation varies according to the placement. The minimum amount a student will receive is 300 Euros per month.

The Location

ESCE is ideally located in La Défense, a major business district just west of Paris. As a result, the campus is close to the head offices of large French and international business firms. Located in the immediate surroundings of the Paris city limits, this economically vibrant area is recognized as the largest business center in Europe.

All of central Paris is easily accessible from La Défense by means of the Paris public transportation system (RATP, including Métro, RER, and bus system). This prime location allows students to take advantage of the abundance of cultural events and historical sights that Paris has to offer.

The Experience

Over 30 nationalities of students are represented at ESCE providing Loyola students with a truly international and culturally enriching experience.

Housing

ESCE has partnerships with residences located less than five minutes from campus. Most of the rooms offered are one-person studios with individual washrooms and kitchenettes. There are banks, a grocery store, a pharmacy, some traditional French bakeries, restaurants, movie theatres and a large shopping center located near the residences. The Métro and train stations are also located within walking distance from residences. Reservations for housing must be submitted to the ESCE International Relations Department and the contracts offered are for fixed durations.

Student Organizations

There are a number of student associations which Loyola exchange students may join, including a number of sports clubs and social organizations.

Campus

The ESCE campus has two cafeterias, a coffee shop, a university sports facility, and a library in addition to several other amenities. For more information, please visit the ESCE website.

To Apply

For more information and to begin the application process for the semester or yearlong exchange program, please make an appointment for advising with the Center for International Education.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Year 2014-2015 03/01/2014 
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2014 03/01/2014 
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year (Sp/Fall) 2015 04/01/2014 
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Year 2015-2016 12/15/2014 
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2015 12/15/2014 
**
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 04/01/2015 04/01/2015 TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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