**Priority given to Fowler College of Business majors**
Founded in 1968, ESCE International Business School is a private business school offering a Master's degree accredited by the French Ministry of Higher Education and of Research, placing itself in the top five amongst the post-baccalaureate business schools in France. Situated in the heart of Paris, steps away from the Eiffel Tower, ESCE welcomes French and International students providing the opportunity to study and enhance their marketable skills and transform themselves into the next international leaders.
All SDSU students must enroll in at least 24 ECTS (European credits) or 12 semester units at SDSU
to be considered full-time while studying abroad. Typically, a maximum of 30 ECTS (15 units) may beaken. 2 ECTS are equivalent to 1 SDSU semester unit.
Refer to the List of Available Courses on the ESCE website for a comprehensive course list for the two programs below. Note that the list may be subject to change.
Refer to the course articulation
provided by the Fowler College of Business for course equivalents.
- There is no language requirement for students who wish to enroll in courses in English.
- Students may choose to enroll in a French language course, which is available at all levels.
- If students wish to take courses in French, they are required to submit a French language level certificate prior to enrollment in the course(s).
The general dates for each semester are:
Fall semester: Late August to mid-December
Spring semester: Mid-January to late May
Housing and Meals
Students may apply for residence halls through ESCE. Some residences require payment in advance of the total of the rent.
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 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 this is 217 euros for the university year 2018-19.
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
website for more details for each country.