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  • Locations: Nantes, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Instruction Language: English, French GPA: 3.0
Housing Option: Host Family College: Business Administration
Areas of Study: Business Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Programs by Department: Business, Marketing Applicants: BGSU and Non-BGSU students may apply, Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Tim Chambers
Program Description:


Studying at Audencia means learning at one of the best universities in France –
a world-renowned management education and research institution. The intensive eight-week term,
conducted entirely in English, features:

• Superb and approachable academic staff
with extensive practical expertise
• Focus on marketing, management and
• Deep connections to French and global
• Curriculum infused with global contexts and
• Small class sizes and dynamic group projects
• Weekly company visits with tours and staff
• Unique four-day study tour to Brussels to
learn about the European Union (optional)

About Audencia – Nantes School of Management:
• One of Europe’s leading business schools
• An international campus with students drawn from 54 countries
• One of France’s elite Grande École education institutions
• Earned all three major international academic accreditations for business schools (Equis, AACSB and AMBA) – a feat that less than one percent of business schools worldwide can match

The Program:
• 8-week summer program
• Classes taught in English
• Earn 6-9 credit hours
• Typically end of sophomore or junior year
• 7 weeks in Nantes, 1 week in Brussels, Belgium
• Open to ALL majors undergraduate and graduate
• Open to students from other universities and colleges

Read more about summer 2020 here​

Summer 2020 Dates: May 18-July 10

Students spend 7 weeks in Nantes, France, and 1 week in Brussels, Belgium from mid-June to the end of July (dates vary each year).

Nantes is the site for the summer program in European business and is located only two hours from Paris (by train).  Rated “the best place to live in France” by Le Point magazine, Nantes is a thriving modern city with an old-world flair.  Just two hours from Paris and less than a 30 minute drive from the Atlantic coast, Nantes provides opportunities to tour France and neighboring countries. Click HERE to learn more about Nantes. 

Brussels is a cosmopolitan city, with a liveliness and an appeal that are intimately related to its role as a crossroads for all of Europe.  Architectural styles range from Gothic cathedrals and churches to the gracious classical facades and many art nouveau and art deco houses in the comfortable neighborhoods.  Its numerous markets (the bird market, flower market, antique market, flea market, and horse market) provide a unique shopping experience.  There is no shortage of entertainment events, including music festivals, operas, ballets, symphonies, cinemas and nightlife. Click HERE to learn more about Brussels. 

Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.   

All courses except optional French language courses are taught in English by international faculty.

Students will book their own accommodations and pay costs directly to the provider. Students can choose from a variety of options including hotel, hostel, air bnb etc. Audencia can assist when needed, but this is the responsibility of the student.

Check our Audencia's housing blog:

The program in Nantes includes courses in European business and economic environments and the European Union. Students earn six credits at the undergraduate or graduate levels. Contact Tim Chambers for specific course information.  

Course information for summer 2020 is available here:

In addition to a visit to Brussels, the program allows for three and a half days a week for personal travel. Students participate in classes in Nantes Monday through Thursday and are encouraged to arrange travel throughout France and other European countries, leaving Thursday afternoon and returning Sunday evening. Travel prior to or following the study program may also be arranged by the student.

Because this exchange program is part of Bowling Green State University study abroad options, financial aid that could be applied to study on BGSU’s main campus can usually be applied equally to study in the program abroad. If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad.  For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.  

To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
Candice Moser

In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE.

In addition to tuition, which is billed directly through BGSU, the list below highlights additional costs associated with the program:

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar’s Office*
BGSU Tuition BGSU Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate-instate/out of state).
Program Deposit/Application Fee $100.00
Administrative fee   $150.00
General Education Abroad Fee  $50.00
Health Insurance BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
  If a student is granted upper level (3000 & 4000) business and tech course equivalencies, they will be charged the additional course fees upon return, when the equivalent course is posted to their record.  
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
Housing Students are responsible for booking and paying for their own accommodations . Price varies based on accommodation type (apartment, hotel, hostel, AirBnB etc).
Brussels Trip $150
Personal/Miscellaneous   $300.00
Passport  $135.00
Airfare $1200
Other Transportation  $100
*Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only! 

**We will follow the university payment/refund policies and schedules

Tim Chambers, Director of Undergraduate Studies
253 Business Administration Building
Education Abroad, International Programs and Partnerships
301 University Hall