ESCE is only open to Loyola students enrolled in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business
Live and learn in Paris, the romantic capital of France
Study business, take classes in English
Internships for students who study at ESCE for a full academic year
The University and Location
ESCE is a well-respected International Business School located in Paris, France. Founded in 1968, ESCE offers a combination of challenging business courses with an emphasis on internationalization that provides a perfect opportunity for Loyola’s College of Business majors. The exchange program with ESCE is only open to Loyola students enrolled in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business.
ESCE’s campus is located in the 15th arrondissement of Paris, a stone’s throw from the Eiffel Tower. This busy neighborhood is home to over 22,000 businesses.
Paris’ extensive public transportation network makes the entire city easily accessible from campus by means of the Paris public transportation system (RATP, including Métro, RER, and bus system). This prime location is a few meters from the Bir Hakeim and Dupleix metro stations and the Champ de Mars RER C station, allowing students to take advantage of the abundance of cultural events and historical sights that Paris has to offer.
Courses The exchange program with ESCE is only open to Loyola students enrolled in the Joseph A. Butt, S.J. College of Business. One year of college-level French or equivalent is required for this program. Classes at ESCE are taught in English or French. All exchange students are required to take a French language course that is offered free of charge.
To view the listing of classes that are available at ESCE, follow this link to the ESCE Exchange Program page and click Download the Course Catalogue. Courses of study include:
French Language and Culture
Students who study at ESCE for a full academic year may participate in the school's internship program during the second semester. Students are eligible if an internship is part of their studies at Loyola. Internship participants are placed at a business in Paris. The internship is reflected on students' transcripts.
Credits and Grading
Loyola students are typically required to take 30 ECTS credits per semester to be considered full-time (15 credits at Loyola). The average course load is 6 courses per semester.
The following grade conversion chart is approximate:
Fall Semester: late August – mid-December
Spring Semester: early February – end of May
Before each semester there is a three-day mandatory orientation. All students are required to participate in orientation
Finances and Budgeting
Please refer to the BUDGET SHEET. Typically fall and spring terms are estimated to cost the same. A full year is estimated to be double the cost of spring.
Housing and Meals
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.
An invitation letter will be sent to Non-EU students to start visa application with Campus France or French consulate.