France: ESSCA Paris

A GVSU Partnership Program

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Tell me about this program

Open to: All majors

Paris, France: L 'Ecole Supérieure des Sciences Commerciales d' Angers (ESSCA) is a private business school. Founded in 1909, ESSCA's mission is to educate students to work in an international environment which gives this institution a decidedly global flair.         

Program Highlights:

• Attend ESSCA Paris as an exchange student

• ESSCA is a small, private business school with four international campuses

• Campus is located on the outskirts of Paris on the riverbanks of the Seine

Partnership Information

When can I go?

Summer 2018:                                  June - July (4 Weeks)

Fall 2018:                                          August - December (15 Weeks)

Academic Year 2018-19:                 August - May

Winter 2019:                                     January - May (20 Weeks)                 

Where will I live?

Student residence halls are available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Local off-campus apartments are also available.

Who is eligible to participate?

Open to all majors, but most suitable for business or international relations majors. 2.5 GPA (undergraduate) or 3.0 GPA (graduate) required.

How do I apply?

To apply for this program, log on to to begin your online application.


Winter 2018:                              September 10, 2017

Summer 2018:                           February 1, 2018

Fall 2018:                                   February 1, 2018

Academic Year                          February 1, 2018

What credits will I receive?

ESSCA offers courses in many subjects including: business, communications, economics, European studies, finance, French, international relations, management, marketing, and political science.

How much does the program cost?

Total Projected Cost: $17,329 - $19,294 (per semester)

Additional Program Cost Information

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Estimated Budget Summer

Financial Aid

Students typically pay for study abroad through a combination of financial aid, personal funds, scholarships/grants and alternative loans. Early application for financial aid is strongly recommended.

To contact the Financial Aid office, email with “Study Abroad” in the Subject line. Include your G Number and Total Projected Cost of the program in the e-mail. 

Financial Aid


STUDY ABROAD SEMESTER GRANT: The average study abroad semester grant award is $500 per semester. Students who complete an online study abroad application by the designated priority deadline, have a 2.5 GPA and a FAFSA on file, may be eligible for a study abroad grant ranging from $500-$1,750/semester.  Due to limited funding, not all eligible students will receive a grant.

PARTNERSHIP GRANT: The Padnos International Center will be providing (4) $1000 Partnership Grants for students spending a semester or year at this partner.  If more than four students apply for ESSCA (Angers or Budapest campuses), decisions on awards will be made based on the strength of a student’s study abroad application and financial need.  Students may be eligible for more than $1,000, but four applicants will receive a minimum of $1,000 in grant support.  Decisions on awards will be made following the application deadline.

Visit for additional information on grants and scholarships.

Who can tell me more?

Padnos International Center
130 Lake Ontario Hall

Monday - Friday: 8am - 4pm
Hours extended on Wednesday until 7pm during Fall and Winter Semesters

ESSCA website:

All program information including courses, duration of program, dates, and other logistics are subject to change. Programs may be cancelled due to extenuating circumstances.