China: Summer Business, Language, and Culture with ESSCA
For more than 20 years, GVSU and Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d’Angers (ESSCA) have partnered together to offer full immersion exchange opportunities to students in business and international relations. ESSCA is a small, private, not-for-profit, business school located in France with approximately 3000 students. Founded in 1909, ESSCA’s mission is to educate students to work in an international environment, and offers campuses in Angers (main campus), Paris, Budapest, and Shanghai.
The ESSCA-Shanghai program is small, and consists of French and international degree-seeking ESSCA students, as well as other exchange students from around the world. The program includes company visits, and a variety of cultural excursions.
Program Dates and Application Deadline
For a list of ALL available Summer courses and course descriptions, visit:
Pre-approved Courses: Other GVSU students have studied abroad at this partner institution. The button below will take you to a list of GVSU equivalencies they have received. PLEASE NOTE: This list indicates courses that have been previously approved. This is NOT a list of all available courses on this program.
Students registering for courses that have NOT been pre-approved will need to follow the course approval instructions: Course Approval Process
For information on fulfilling general education courses abroad, visit: General Education
Students typically stay at a nearby hotel called Anderson Culture Hotel. The cost is approximately 240 RMB (approx. $38 USD) per night.
Cost and Scholarships
Undergraduate students must have a 2.5 GPA
Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA
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ESSCA does organize 2-3 company visits as part of the program. Site visits will be announced after students arrive in Shanghai. *Subject to change due to restrictions related to COVID-19.
Students are required to obtain a visa to enter China.
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