Course: Paris - Business & International Affairs

IES Abroad

Program Description

Course: Paris - Business & International Affairs

IES Abroad

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Overview

When most people think of Paris, they think of iconic sights, like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, and the Arc de Triomphe. These sites are emblems of France’s history, but today Paris is one of the most important business, financial, and political centers of the world. It has one of the highest GDPs of any city and is home to Fortune Global 500 companies that specialize in insurance, banking, and energy. As an important location in the European Union, Paris is also home to international agencies such as the European Institute for Security Studies, the OECD, and UNESCO. Enjoy all that Paris has to offer while studying business and international affairs in the City of Light. You can also enroll in an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning. This program offers IES Abroad courses taught by faculty from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. For students studying Business, International Affairs, and International Relations, we are also offering new IES Abroad Communications courses. Choose from topics like Concepts of Information in Journalism and Communications and The Function of Marketing in Business. While in Paris, you can also earn the IES Abroad Global Leadership Certificate to enrich y our experience abroad. In addition to your IES Abroad courses, you can take English-taught courses with French and international students at Novancia, the premier business school founded by the Paris Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Enjoy course-related excursions to cities such as Geneva and Brussels. Paris will also be your classroom. Imagine studying for an exam at a café near the Eiffel Tower, taking in the beauty of the art at the Musée d’Orsay, or strolling along the River Seine, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Everything you do will be part of your learning experience. We want you to feel at home in Paris, so we do everything we can to help you integrate into life in the city. From housing to cultural events, our job is to make sure you have the most authentic study abroad experience possible. Most students live in French homes to get a taste for what Parisian life is really like. Our staff also keeps you and your fellow students informed of affordable local activities and events happening in Paris.

Quick Facts

  • Center: IES Abroad Paris Business and International Affairs
  • City: Paris
  • Country: France
  • Program Credits: 15-19 credits
  • Language of Instruction: English, French
  • Language Prerequisites: None

Program Dates

After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Fall 2017

  • Arrival: Wednesday, August 30, 2017
  • Departure: Friday, December 8, 2017

Spring 2018

  • Arrival: Wednesday, January 17, 2018
  • Departure: Friday, May 4, 2018

Academics

Our mission is simple: to provide you with the highest quality academic and cultural experience abroad possible. We offer unique courses that explore International Business, Political Science, French language, and more through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors and course options at prestigious local universities enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives each day in class. You take 15–19 credit hours per semester; all courses are worth 3 credits unless otherwise specified. Based on your qualifications for taking Business courses and your language level, your academic experience may include the following required and optional components:

  • IES Abroad Paris Business & International Affairs Courses (English-taught, prerequisites for individual courses apply)
  • French Language course (required, 4-credits)
  • Novancia courses (English- and French-taught, prerequisites apply. 2-3 credits)
  • Additional limited options for students with advanced French:
    • Coursework at the Institut Catholique de Paris (French-taught, prerequisites apply, 3 credits)
    • An IES Abroad internship and associated seminar (3 credits)

Enrollment Guidelines When planning your term abroad, please note the following guidelines regarding specific courses:

  • You may enroll in only one Art History course.
  • BS/FR354 Business French is a French-taught elective and does not replace a French language course. This course is open to students who have placed into an Advanced French language course.

IES Abroad French Language Courses The IES Abroad program begins with one week of intensive language classes. You continue your language instruction for the remainder of the semester for a total of either 6 credits for Beginning language students (FR 101i) or 4 credits for Intermediate and Advanced French language students (FR 201, FR 301, FR 303, FR 352, FR 401). Courses This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account. Art History

  • AH 215 - History of Paris in Architecture & Art (Spring, Fall)
  • AH 320 - 19th Century Art: Impressionism and Post-Impressionism (Spring, Fall)
  • AH/FR 380 - Language of the Arts (Fall, Spring)
  • CU/AH 250 - Art and Design in the roaring twenties: from Art Nouveau to Art Decos (Fall, Spring)

Business Administration FR/BS 354 - Business French (Spring, Fall) Communications

  • CM 315 - Panorama of French Media (Spring, Fall)
  • FR/CM 325 - French Conversation and Current Events (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/CM 320 - Media and Current Affairs in France and the European Union (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/CM 330 - Media, Politics, and Political Communication in the U.S. and France (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/CM 399 - Special Topics: Media and the 2017 French Presidential Elections (Spring)

Cultural Studies

  • CU/AH 250 - Art and Design in the roaring twenties: from Art Nouveau to Art Decos (Fall, Spring)
  • FH/CU 220 - Art, Design & Fashion in France (Spring, Fall)

Economics

  • IR/EC 340 - The Political Economy of European Integration (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/EC 350 - International Political Economy (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/IR/EC 355 - Emerging Markets and Development Strategies in the 21st Century (Spring, Fall)

Fashion FH/CU 220 - Art, Design & Fashion in France (Spring, Fall) French Language

  • AH/FR 380 - Language of the Arts (Fall, Spring)
  • FR 101 - French Language in Context: Novice Abroad I (Fall, Spring)
  • FR 201 - French Language in Context: Novice Abroad III (Fall, Spring)
  • FR 301 - French Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad I ()
  • FR 303 - French Language in Context: Emerging Independent Abroad III (Fall, Spring)
  • FR 352 - French Language in Context: Independent Abroad II (Fall, Spring)
  • FR 401 - French Language in Context: Emerging Competent Abroad I (Fall, Spring)
  • FR/BS 354 - Business French (Spring, Fall)
  • FR/CM 325 - French Conversation and Current Events (Spring, Fall)

History

  • HS 270 - History of Modern France: From the Renaissance to De Gaulle (Spring, Fall)
  • SO/HS 315 - France, the Middle East and Islam (Fall, Spring)

International Business

  • IB/MG 371 - International and Intercultural Management (Fall, Spring)
  • MG/IB 393 - Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice (Fall, Spring)

International Political Economy PO/IE/IR 370 - Green Growth, Sustainability, and the New Economy (Fall) Internship Seminar IN 395 - Internship Seminar (Spring, Fall) International Relations

  • IR/EC 340 - The Political Economy of European Integration (Spring, Fall)
  • IR/PO 310 - France and the European Union (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/IE/IR 370 - Green Growth, Sustainability, and the New Economy (Fall)
  • PO/IR 345 - New Security Issues in a Globalized World (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/IR/EC 355 - Emerging Markets and Development Strategies in the 21st Century (Spring, Fall)

Management

  • IB/MG 371 - International and Intercultural Management (Fall, Spring)
  • MG/IB 393 - Leading Across Cultures: Principles and Practice (Fall, Spring)

Marketing

  • MK 315 - Introduction to Global Marketing (Spring, Fall)
  • MK 330 - Introduction to Luxury Brand Management (Spring, Fall)
  • MK 350 - Digital Marketing & Communications (Spring, Fall)

Political Science

  • IR/PO 310 - France and the European Union (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/CM 320 - Media and Current Affairs in France and the European Union (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/CM 330 - Media, Politics, and Political Communication in the U.S. and France (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/CM 399 - Special Topics: Media and the 2017 French Presidential Elections (Spring)
  • PO/EC 350 - International Political Economy (Spring, Fall)
  • PO/IE/IR 370 - Green Growth, Sustainability, and the New Economy (Fall)
  • PO/IR 345 - New Security Issues in a Globalized World (Fall, Spring)
  • PO/IR/EC 355 - Emerging Markets and Development Strategies in the 21st Century (Spring, Fall)
  • SO/PO 312 - France Today: Politics and Society (Spring, Fall)

Sociology

  • SO/HS 315 - France, the Middle East and Islam (Fall, Spring)
  • SO/PO 312 - France Today: Politics and Society (Spring, Fall)
  • US/SO 360 - Contemporary Paris: Politics, Policies, and People (Fall, Spring)

Urban Studies US/SO 360 - Contemporary Paris: Politics, Policies, and People (Fall, Spring) Partner Institution(s) Novancia Business School Paris Novancia, the business school of the Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry, is located in the 15th arrondissement, near the Tour Montparnasse. The school has strong ties to the business world of Paris and many of its instructors have years of practical business experience. Students who take courses at Novancia participate in practical and group activities with French and other international students. Novancia is a member of AACSB International and has applied for accreditation. A selection of courses are available to our students in English and French for either 2 or 3 credits. Past course offerings have included:

  • Communication Policy
  • Distribution Policy
  • Economics and International Finance
  • Entrepreneurial Culture
  • Intercultural Management
  • International Business Development
  • International Marketing

Enrolling in one of these courses puts an IES Abroad student into a classroom with French and international students who are immersed in the study of entrepreneurship and business development. Because all Novancia students must do an internship outside of France, these students are focused on business around the world, and are particularly open to students from countries other than France. Institut Catholique de Paris If you have taken four or more semesters of college-level French and place into the advanced level of French at Paris Business & International Affairs, you may supplement your IES Abroad courses with a French-taught course at the Institut Catholique de Paris (ICP). Founded in 1875 for the purpose of religious training, the ICP now offers a full curriculum to a diverse student population. As a small, private institution that enrolls 5,000 French students each year, the ICP offers you small classes and opportunities for interaction with students and professors. Courses at the Institut Catholique de Paris are usually worth 3 credits. You can select from French-taught courses in the following disciplines:

  • Economics
  • History
  • International Relations
  • Political Science
  • Religious Studies

Course-Related Excursions Course-related excursions are organized to complement IES Abroad courses and contribute to a general knowledge of French culture and society. Participation is based on course registration. In the past, students have visited: Brussels 1 Day Visit the European Commission or European Parliament, and other institutions such as the Committee of Regions. Geneva 1 Day Visit international NGOs such as the International Institute for Sustainable Development, the United Nations, or the World Trade Organization. The Champagne Region 1 Day Visit two different Champagne producers and learn how Champagne is made at both a large cooperative and a small family-owned farm. Course-related excursions in and around Paris may include:

  • A behind-the-scenes tour of a Parisian bakery
  • Walking tours of the grandes institutions, like public buildings and intellectual monuments
  • A visit to the Microsoft France offices
  • A tour of the France 4 television studio
  • A visit to a suburban police station with a presentation by an officer

Internships

Interning abroad as part of your study abroad experience will help distinguish your application for graduate school or a job opportunity in today’s competitive market. It’s an exhilarating challenge, and we’re here to help guide you in securing your placement and succeeding in your internship. Internships are only available to students placed in French language courses FR 325 or higher Participating in an internship abroad helps you:

  • Add international work experience to your résumé
  • Gain real work experience and skills
  • Build your confidence

All of our internships are supervised and earn IES Abroad credit. You participate in a seminar to complement the practical experience you gain during the internship. Placement Examples Past students have interned in the following fields. Don’t see your field listed here? Just talk to your IES Abroad Advisor—new internships are always being added.

  • Communications
  • Marketing
  • Publishing
  • Human Resources

Housing

We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Paris, it will feel like home. Homestays - Stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs), and have breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with your host(s). Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants. You have the option to request a typical homestay placement or a placement in a chambre de bonne (a separate room in the building of a homestay apartment). International House - A limited number of single rooms with private bathrooms are available at a foyer managed by a Catholic association. Female students of all religious backgrounds are welcome. Students have access to a common kitchen, lounge, and laundry room. Meals are not included. Apartments - A limited number of apartments are available for an additional fee. Apartments include kitchen facilities. Meals are not included. Internet is available.

Student Life

Orientation The program begins with a two-day orientation that introduces you to the IES Abroad Paris BIA staff, your fellow students, and the city of Paris, and covers important topics such as academics, housing, transportation, and health and safety. A welcome dinner, a bus tour of the city, and a half-day field trip are included in orientation. Following orientation, you engage in a week-long intensive French language program that prepares you for life in France and includes cultural visits to help you discover the city. CORE™, IES Abroad’s Comprehensive Orientation & Re-entry Experience, begins during orientation and continues throughout the semester with activities focusing on cultural adjustment, goal achievement, and preparing for the return home. Extracurricular Activities & Cultural Events Redefine the way you live and learn in Paris through our cultural events, such as:

  • Guided tours of the Marais, the Latin Quarter, and the high fashion district
  • Sporting events, such as French national soccer team matches at the Stade de France or local matches of the Parisian rugby team
  • Outings to operas, ballets, and other cultural events
  • Tickets to events are also available as prizes in the Question du Jour, a favorite activity where students compete by responding to questions about Paris and France

Eligibility Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • In good standing at your home school
  • 2.75 GPA or better on a 4.0 scale (GPAs under 2.75 will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
  • No previous French language courses are required
  • Sophomore, junior, or senior standing when the program begins
  • Students with intermediate or advanced French language skills should consider the Paris French Studies program
  • Priority in admission will be given to students with backgrounds in Business, Economics, International Relations, Management, Marketing, or Political Science

Passport & Visa Requirements

A passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the end date of the program, with at least two blank pages is required. A student visa is required to enter France. Upon admission, you will receive more information about the application process and any related fees. The visa application process for non-U.S. citizens can be extremely lengthy, please contact us for more information.

Cost

Fall 2017

  • Tuition: $13,925
  • Housing: $3,835
  • Insurance: $230
  • Total: $17,990

Academic Year

  • Tuition: $25,050
  • Housing: $7,670
  • Insurance: $455
  • Total: $33,175

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • French
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