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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior Language of Instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.50 Field of Study: Business Administration, International Business, Management, Marketing, Public Administration
Housing Options: Apartment or Flat, Homestay Credit Type: Resident Credit
Program Type: SDSU Exchange SDSU Office: 1-Study Abroad (ISC)
Program Description:

*Priority given to Fowler College of Business majors for the Audencia Grande Ecole Management program, Major/Specialization courses 

Academic Notes

  • FCBA majors enroll in ‚ÄčAudencia Grand Ecole Major/Specialization Courses only. Students select one track and enroll in ALL relevant courses within that track: Marketing, Cultural Institutions and Consulting. Refer to the course articulation provided by the Fowler College of Business for course equivalents.
  • Students may also take a French language class (1.5 SDSU semester units), which is recommended.
  • All SDSU students must enroll in at least 24 ECTS (European credits) to be considered full-time while studying abroad. Typically, a maximum of 30 ECTS (15 units) may be taken. 2 ECTS are equivalent to 1 SDSU semester unit.

Language Notes

  • No French is required for students who plan on following the English track coursework
  • At least one semester of French is strongly recommended before departure to help students acclimate to life in France
  • For courses in French, students must have reached the equivalency of French 301.

Program Dates
The general dates for the program are: 

  • Fall semester: End of September – end of December
  • Spring semester: Early January – end of May
  • Academic year: End of September- end of May

Housing and Meals

  • On-campus housing is NOT available to students
  • Audencia provides a housing platform resource which will be open to students upon acceptance to the program.
  • The Audencia housing blog offers useful information about housing.


Insurance Requirement

  • All SDSU students are required by the Chancellor's office to be enrolled in the CSU Foreign Traveler Insurance Program (CSU FTIP) for their program abroad. The insurance charge which will appear on the student's account services billing. Students will receive more detailed instructions regarding insurance before departure. For more information on costs, refer to the website.
  • Students under the age of 28 are also required to register with French national health insurance or social security in order to see a doctor or obtain medication while in France. The cost for the French national health insurance is approximately 217 euros for the university year.


Passport and Visa

  • You must have a valid passport to participate on an exchange program. Your passport must be valid for the duration of the program and for at least 6 months past the program end date to be eligible to receive a student visa.
  • Exchange students are required to obtain a French student visa to study in France. Visit the website for the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles to get information about visa requirements for France. Students will receive more information on the French student visa process once they have been nominated for the program. If you hold a passport from a country other than the U.S., be sure to understand what you will need for entry pertaining to your citizenship at the time of participation.
  • Please note, if you plan to travel to other countries during your stay in France, be sure you are aware of the requirements for entry. Visit the Department of State for more details for each country.


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 09/20/2019 10/15/2019 TBA TBA