** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
The SUNY-Oswego/Business in France program is located at IPAG, École Supérieure de Commerce, in Nice, France. Located on the French Riviera, Nice is a large and busy city with access to important cultural and commercial centers. Nice's economy is based primarily on the non-industrial sector and employment is concentrated in the business and service fields. The city is served by an airport offering easy access to Paris and other cities within Europe. Students can fly directly to Nice from many cities in the USA. IPAG is centrally located in Nice.
This program is designed for business students who have or many not have studied French but who have an interest in business as it is conducted in France and Europe. Business classes are taught in English. An intensive French course accompanies the business program, designed to teach survival French. Students are enrolled at the beginning, intermediate, or advanced level. No previous knowledge of French is required, however students who do have an advanced level of French and a strong business background may select the business programs for French students, taught in French.
The regular semester load consists of at least three business classes plus the intensive French class. The credits listed are in ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System). ECTS credits are not equal to US credits. Students should take at least 24 ECTS to equal the minimum 12 US credits to be enrolled full-time and remain eligible for financial aid. 30 ECTS is equivalent to 15 US credits. Courses are divided by year and semester. As there may be course conflicts between years, students can only take courses within one course year/level. Below you will find the course offerings along with the syllabi for the respective year.
Housing and Meal Information
IPAG is centrally located in Nice, but like most other universities in France, it does not have residence halls. Therefore, students must find privately owned furnished apartments within close proximity to the school and IPAG does assist in this process. There are many apartments available to rent in Nice as it is one of the most popular vacation spots in the world. Prices range from very affordable to very expensive. Students generally share apartments with other international students they meet before or during orientation.
During the pre-departure process, students may need to make temporary housing arrangements at one of the nearby hotels or hostels, which cost approximately 30-35 euros per night. (Details on making these arrangements will be provided once the student is accepted to the program.) During orientation in Nice, students may finalize housing and IPAG can advise students and put students in contact with approved landlords and housing agencies. It can take students around 5-7 days to secure their permanent housing.
Students should visit the IPAG housing website and investigate housing options pre-departure. IPAG suggests several different websites and organizations that can help you find housing before you arrive in Nice. If you have questions about these options, contact your program coordinator and program contact at IPAG.
Neither IPAG nor SUNY Oswego have any interest in any real estate agency in Nice.
Meals are not provided through the program as students live in apartments and will cook/eat on their own budget. However, there is a newly renovated student cafeteria at IPAG which offers high quality meals for low cost to students. More information will be provided during in-country orientation in Nice.
Flight and Arrival Information
Students in this program will be responsible for making their own flight arrangements. Upon acceptance to the program, students will be provided with the arrival date, time, and location to be met by a member of the IPAG International Office.
All participants in this program are required to apply for and obtain a long stay student visa. More details and instructions on obtaining the French visa are provided upon acceptance. Note: Non-US passport holders (or dual European Union citizens) may require different procedures. Please contact the program coordinator for more details.
Costs (budget sheet)
Select your term of interest for the latest budget information.
Students currently receiving financial aid can use their aid for overseas study, and may, in some cases, have their awards increased. Students not currently receiving financial aid may be eligible. Those interested in financial aid for this program should contact the financial aid office on their home campus.
A non-refundable deposit of $250, applicable to the program cost, must be paid within 14 days of acceptance to the program in order to secure program participation. Any deviation from program requirements must be requested in writing and authorized by the Director of International Education and Programs before the final payment date.