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  • Locations: Lille, France; Nice, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Costs (Click term to view): Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 08/13/2018 12/28/2018
NOTE: Program dates are general fall semester dates and are not the actual program dates.

** 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.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Exchange Language of instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Non-UD Students: No Language coursework offered: No
Program Advisor: Heather Schieman Academic Level: Undergraduate
Max credit hours: 18
Program Description:

ESPEME/EDHEC Business School Exchange

About the Program 

ESPEME (EDHEC as it is known in France) has more than 4,700 students at its two campuses- Lille and Nice.  The school is one of the leading French and European business schools, offering programs in numerous areas of business.  The school is in constant growth by adding more courses in both French and English as well as expanding their campus facilities.  It is evident that ESPME/EDHEC is  actively working towards being one of the top business schools in Europe.  University of Dayton students will have the option to attend either campus for either the Fall or the Spring semester.

"I went to Nice, not knowing one person and came away with friends from all over the world. You realize that people from different countries have such different cultures, but you are still able to be great friends with them. It was so fun learning about other people and their countries and they were all so interested in what I had to bring to the table."
— Lauren, Spring 2016

Nice Campus
* Please click on the photo to link to more information about the Nice Campus  

Lille Campus

Lille Campus
* Please click on the photo to link to more information about the Lille Campus  

Where are the Lille and Nice Campuses located?

Lille is located on the northern French border with Belgium and is the 4th largest city in the country.  The city provides that historic European feel with its Grand Palace and Cathedrals and is only an hour from Paris by train.    

Nice is the 5th largest city in the country and is located on the Mediterranean Sea in southeastern France.  The city claims to be the new technological capital of France and prides itself in being an international center for students, professors, and researchers alike.

Areas of Study 

ESPME/EDHEC is an AACSB Accredited school so all Business majors and minors should be able to find coursework that will apply towards their degree at UD.

A few things to note when looking at courses:

  • Please pay attention to the semester each course is offered 
  • European schools have a different credit system than we do.  Please keep in mind that 2 ECTS = 1 US credit.  Therefore you will need to have a minimum of 24 ECTS to be considered full time at UD while you are studying in France.

For a complete listing of courses taught in English at the Lille and Nice campuses please Click Here.  
For course descriptions please Click Here

If you are interested in taking business courses in French (note: you must be at least 300 level to qualify) please see the Education Abroad office for alternative course listings.


Due to the structure of these universities, and the metropolitian areas in which they are located, students will be required to find their own housing, in the form of an apartment, for their semester abroad.  Upon acceptance into the program that Lille and Nice campus will provide resources for students to find lodging.  


  • Students must be in sophomore standing
  • Students must be in good academic and disciplinary standing - both at the time their application is being processed and at time of departure.

Pre-departure Orientation

Students will be required to participate in a pre-departure orientation in the semester prior to their program participation.
Pre-departure is MANDATORY for all accepted participants and will be held either a Saturday or Sunday afternoon (subject to change).
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled. 


Students will be responsible for the following:

UD Tuition (billed by UD)

Room and board (Students will typically be paying monthly rent) 

Travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently) 

* Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student, please be sure to talk to a Financial Aid Counselor in the Flyers First Office for up to date information.

Additional Information and Things to Consider

  • If you do not yet have a passport, or if it is/or is about to expire, it is advised that you process a new one as soon as possible.  This is documentation that is needed for the final stages of your application as well as for your visa.
  • French Visas are aquired through an extensive process and should be started as soon as you are committed to going- despite where you are in the UD application process.
    • Please visit CAMPUS FRANCE to start researching the steps needed to obtain your visa and start your application.  You will have to be approved through this website before attending your visa interview.  (Please note that they will randomly ask for different types of documentation including hard copies of the application, photographs, transcripts from high schools and colleges attended)
    • You will need to apply for a long-term visa. 
    • You will have to travel to the French consulate IN PERSON to obtain your visa.  The location of your consulate is determined by your home state.  For example:  Ohio residents must travel to Chicago.  For complete listings of consulates please visit their website.

For more general information please follow the links provided:

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Program Ratings:
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Program Reviews:
Spring 2016 Participant
This program is very international. I was one of only 3 Americans and that was one of my favorites things about it. You get to meet so many people from so many different places, who are all brought together in the interest of wanting to do something different and experience different cultures. I would definitely recommend this to someone who is adventurous and who wants to learn independence. And to people who love the beach!

My most memorable experience while on this program besides the different trips that I took, was the different times where more than 20 or 30 of us from the program would meet up at the beach or at someones house and just have a blast together. Everyone was from different countries, but we all got along so well.
     — Lauren Frank, Spring 2016
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This program is currently not accepting applications.