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 Overview

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GPA Requirement
2.5 Undergraduate
3.0 Graduate
No Language
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Program Dates and Application Deadline



For a list of ALL available Summer courses and course descriptions, visit: 

Course Options


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.

Pre-Approved Courses 

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


Cost Breakdown

Scholarship Opportunities

Eligibility Criteria


Health insurance CHUBB ($160) is mandatory and its estimated based on 120 days ($1.33 / day). Actual cost may vary and will be based on your exact travel dates. Policy details


Undergraduate students must have a 2.5 GPA

Graduate students must have a 3.0 GPA

Additional Information

Host University Website


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.

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Visa Requirements

Students are required to obtain a visa to enter China.

CDC Report

CDC Report for China

US State Department Information

US State Department Country Information (China)

US State Department - Students Abroad

US Embassy in China

Overseas Security Advisor Council (OSAC) - Crime and Safety Report


Application Timeline

Shanghai Summer Programme Guide

Resources for Emergency Situations

Health and Safety Resources

Reporting an Incident

PIC Emergency Procedures

Contact Information

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