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  • Locations: Nantes, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: BGSU applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2022 10/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 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: Apartment, Host Family, Student Residence Hall College: Business Administration
Areas of Study: Business Program Type: BGSU Exchange Program
Programs by Department: Business Applicants: Only BGSU students may apply
Program Director: Tim Chambers
Program Description:


Students from BGSU travel to Nantes, France, to participate in a semester long program, while students from AUDENCIA Nantes attend BGSU during the academic year, joining BGSU business students in classes and     activities. Audencia Nantes School of Management is one of Europe's leading business schools with an  international campus that draws students from 54 countries. One of France’s elite Grande École education institutions that has 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. Students typically participate in this program during their junior year and it is open to ALL business majors and minors.       

Additional information about the school can  be found by clicking this LINK.

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

Audencia is located in the heart of beautiful Nantes, France which has been 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. It is also easy to get from Nantes to London, Brussels and Geneva. 

To learn more about what Nantes has to offer click this LINK

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.   

Students have the option to live in on-campus dormitories, off-campus apartments or live with selected French host families in Nantes. 

The program in Nantes includes courses in European business and economic environments and the European Union. Visit this LINK to find specific course information. 

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

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.  

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. 

Students participating in BGSU exchange programs will pay their tuition and fees as if they were studying at Bowling Green State University. Students are responsible for their own housing, room and board, health insurance, and incidental expenses.Students will be required to submit a $100 program deposit to the Education Abroad Office. 

BGSU Tuition and Fees information can be found on the bursar’s WEBSITE. 

Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office* 
BGSU Tuition (12-18 credit hours) Tuition & Fees can be found on the Bursar's WEBSITE (undergraduate, in state/out of state). 
General Education Abroad Fee $50.00
Excess Credit Fee 19+ $200 per credit
CBA Administration Fee $500 ($100 deposit non-refundable upon application submission)
Health Insurance  BGSU health/travel insurance daily rate and details can be found on the Education Abroad Safety, Security & Health web page
  *Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time

Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
International Airfare  $1200
Books, Materials & Supplies $400
Personal Expenses $1000
Meals $850
Housing $600 - 780 per month (see LINK)
*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