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Drexel in France: Ecole Superieure du Commerce Exterieur (ESCE)
Paris, France (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Fact Sheet:
 Minimum Language Requirement:
FREN 103
 Language of Instruction:
English, French
 Minimum Cumulative GPA:
 Class Eligibility:
2. Sophomore, 3. Pre-Junior, 4. Junior
 Eligible Majors:
All Business Majors, All Business Minors, International Area Studies
 Type of Program:
 Housing Options:
 Program Advisor:
Ahaji Schreffler
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Program Description:

The Program

The ESCE Business Exchange is open to majors and minors of the LeBow College of Business as well as students wishing to focus their study abroad on business coursework. Students study in Paris, taking courses at the Ecole Superieure de Commerce Exterieur (ESCE), one of the top French business schools. This program immerses Drexel students completely into French education and culture as they take classes with local French and international students. Many courses at ESCE are offered in English.

The ESCE Exchange also allows students to find a co-op position while in Paris. Students must have already completed one co-op to qualify. As normal, co-ops in France are not guaranteed.

The ESCE Exchange is a wonderful chance to perfect your French skills, meet people from around the world and even gain international work experience! For more information, including course offerings visit the ESCE website


The ESCE Exchange program is available during FALL and SPRING terms. Students can spend any one term, or more, studying in France. Drexel students can choose from a wide range of business subjects and classes offered in French and in English. Students should also consider advancing their French skills by taking additional language classes.

Program Calendar

Fall: Early September - Late December

Spring: Late February - mid June

ESCE - Course Equivalents List of ESCE courses that have been pre-approved for Drexel equivalencies. Courses in the ESCE Course Catalogue that have not already been pre-approved, will need  to be approved for Drexel equivalents by the appropriate department at Drexel. For example, if you want to take a marketing course for Drexel credit, the Marketing Department must pre-approve the course and its equivalent.

Grading: Students are taught and graded by French faculty at ESCE. Grades are noted as "CR/NCR" on their transcript and will NOT affect their GPA. In order to receive CR students must earn a "C" or above at the host institution. The goal is to be a full-time student at the host institution while also taking the equivalent of a full-time load at Drexel. A full course load at a French school is between 20-30 ECTS credits per semester.

The language requirement for this program is French 103. To advance their language skills more quickly before studying abroad, students should consider taking more language courses during their freshman summer vacation term or on campus during their co-op terms. For more information please contact Modern Languages Department at 215-895-5816.

The Experience

ESCE is located in Paris' 10th district, a short walk from the Eiffel Tower. ESCE has partnerships with residences located in the surrounding areas, which sometimes require a short commute on the metro or bus system. Most of the rooms are one person studios with individual bathrooms and kitchenettes. Reservations must be made with the International Relations Department and the contracts offered are for fixed durations.

All students spending three months or more in Paris will be required to obtain a Visa.

Money Matters

This is a Drexel sponsored program, thus your Drexel tuition and financial aid remain the same during your term abroad.  Students who receive Federal Work Study should consider applying for the Study Abroad Online Journalist work study position (only available to students after acceptance). To seek additional funding, review the Scholarship & Funding Opportunities. Remember that scholarship deadlines may be much earlier than study abroad deadlines, so plan accordingly. Students may also want to submit a revised budget to the Financial Aid Office to see if additional funding may be available.

Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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