France: Summer Business in Paris with ESSCA

GVSU partner programs are highly independent. These programs require students to have a high level of flexibility and the ability to navigate much of the program independently. For these reasons, partner programs are not the best fit for many students planning to study abroad. GVSU has many options available that offer a high level of support and guidance with external study abroad providers and through our faculty-led options.

ESSCA is a small, private, not-for-profit, business school located in France with approximately 3,000 students. Founded in 1909, ESSCA’s mission is to educate students to work in an international environment, and offers campuses in Angers, Paris, Budapest, and Shanghai. ESSCA- Paris summer program offers courses in marketing, management, strategy, digital culture, French language and culture . Students will take classes with other international students from around the world.

Paris Summer Brochure (2020)

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2.5 GPA Required
No Language
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Program Dates and Application Deadline

Spring/Summer 2023

Program Dates: June 12, 2023 - July 7, 2023
Application Deadline: February 1, 2023


Semester Option


The summer program offers a set list of courses from three options:

Course Options

Pre-Approved Courses Note: This course list indicates courses that have been previously approved. It is not a list of available courses on this program.

Course Approval Process Students registering for courses that have not been pre-approved will need to follow the course approval instructions. 

Students interested in satisfying general education courses abroad can find more information on our General Education page.

Note: ESSCA uses the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). In general, 2 ECTS credits is equivalent to 1 US credit.


Housing is arranged by ESSCA in either an individual studio or a shared (2-student) apartment in an international residence or an appropriate equivalent depending on availability.

Cost and Scholarships

Cost Breakdown

Scholarship Opportunities


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

Eligibility Criteria


Proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 may be required for participation in this program.

Additional Information

Host University Website


SeeESSCA Summer Programme Guide for details on guided tours.

Campus Info / Campus Life

This program is 4 weeks in duration.

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Visa Requirements

Students studying in France for less than 90 days are not required to obtain a visa for entry.

Arrival Information

Students will fly into Paris. ESSCA has available on its website information on getting to the campus.

CDC Report

CDC Report for France

US State Department Information

US State Department Country Information (France)

Overseas Security Advisory Council (OSAC)

US Embassy in France - Location

US Department of State - Students Abroad


Application Timeline


Resources for Emergency Situations

Health and Safety Resources

Reporting an Incident

PIC Emergency Procedures

Contact Information

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall
[email protected]

"I met college students from all over the world that I had a lot in common with (China, Mexico, England, Australia, and more), but I also learned a lot from them about their respective cultures as well. I was able to not only study marketing and management and see one of the most beautiful places in the world, but enhance my resume. I now will be interning at a highly international company this summer, BASF, due to my international experience. This will give me even more opportunities to travel in the future. " -Katelin Frazier

Katelin Frazier - Paris

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