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  • Locations: Angers, France; Budapest, Hungary; Paris, France; Shanghai, China
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring, Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Costs (Click term to view): Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 01/01/2020 06/01/2020
NOTE: Exact program dates are TBD.

** 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:
Click here for a definition of this term Program Type: Exchange Language of instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Eligibility: 01 First Year, 02 Sophomore, 03 Junior, 04 Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Non-UD Students: No Language coursework offered: Yes
Program Advisor: Heather Schieman Click here for a definition of this term Academic Level: Undergraduate
Click here for a definition of this term Max credit hours: 18
Program Description:

Because the China Institute is no longer offering academic programming, participation in the Shanghai semester exchange program at this school (ESSCA) will qualify you to use your $3,000 Study Abroad Scholarship during the 2019- 2020 academic year. The other locations do not qualify. Please consult with the Financial Aid Office to verify your eligibility.

ESSCA Exchange

About the Program

With a more than 100 year history, ESSCA, and its network of schools in France, Hungary, and China,  is among the top 20 Business schools in France.  Core courses in Business are offered at each campus, with electives that vary and often include courses on local culture and language.  The largest campus is in Angers, a UNESCO World Heritage Site southwest of Paris, while the Paris, Budapest, and Shanghai campuses offer students a big city life style.


ESSCA offers a business-oriented curriculum with many courses taught in English and focusing on international business, particularly the business environment in the European Union.  For a truly multicultural, international experience, ESSCA is a great choice!

Visit the Angers Campus, the Paris Campus,  or the Budapest Campus,  (virtually).

Areas of Study

Most Business majors and minors will find coursework that will apply towards their degree at UD.  To learn more about courses offered at each location, visit this link and select the correct site and semester.  

Where are the Angers and Paris Campuses located?

Angers Map 

The Paris Campus is located on the western side of the city of Paris in what is referred to as  the Grand Paris Communauté Seine Ouest, which employs 100,000 individuals and is home to many corporate head offices.  It is an easy metro ride into the city center with a stop just blocks from the doors to main campus.

The Angers Campus is in a city of art and history and is listed as the 16th largest city in France with 260,000 inhabitants. Located in the heart of the Loire region, 1 1/2 hours from Paris and 4 hours from Lille and Lyon by direct train. 


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.
Dates and times will be announced within your application as they are scheduled. 

Cost and Refund Policy

Students will be responsible for UD Tuition (billed by UD), as well as the room, board, and travel costs associated with this program (arranged independently).  Most financial aid will apply to the semester budget for each student.

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 obtained 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. 

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Program Reviews:
Collin Sventy, Spring 2017 Participant
Don't stay in your native English speakers bubble, go out there and be open to different people and cultures. There are a lot of great people out there, sometimes you just have to be the one willing to start the conversation. I have made friends at my program which I am still in contact to this very day. Before, I thought language learning was an impossible task but now after meeting so non-native English speakers and becoming friends with them, they have motivated me to be more than the stereotypical American who speaks only English and be more than I thought I could be. It can be embarrassing at times when you try to speak another language and fail but practice makes better. No one is going to shame you for trying, worst case scenario is they will ask you if you speak English. Also, you gain a greater appreciation of the country we live in. It is only once you leave the USA do you understand how important and how much influence we have.