Semester in Paris
Paris School of Business

Further your professional career in Paris.

Study at the Paris School of Business, a European elite Grande Ecole management school that combines academic excellence, international awareness and professional experiences. Cited as one of the top post-baccalaureate schools in France, Paris School of Business values audacity, awareness, and responsibility and prepares students to become highly skilled managers open to the world, enabling them to commit as efficient decision makers and conscious leaders.


What to Expect:

  • Language: English and French
  • Average Courseload: 4-5 courses (12-15 U.S. credits)
  • GPA Requirement: 2.5

Highlights:

  • Take courses with other international students and world-renowned professors
  • Great support and cultural insights from local staff
  • Explore more than just one region of the country with an included weekend excursion
  • Paris School of Business official transcript
  • Apartments located in a traditional French neighborhood

Program Details

Paris School of Business

Founded in 1974, Paris School of Business is a European elite Grande Ecole management school that combines academic excellence, international awareness and professional experiences. There are over 20 student clubs and organizations with a focus on everything from Sports, Art, Humanities, Finance, Consulting, Media, Oenology, to Event Management and more. Cited as one of the top post-baccalaureate schools in France, Paris School of Business values audacity, awareness, and responsibility and prepares students to become highly skilled managers open to the world, enabling them to commit as efficient decision makers and conscious leaders. Paris School of Business is a member of the Conference of Grande Écoles, EFMD and AACSB and is accredited through the French Ministry of Education.

Areas of study with 3 to 7 classes available

  • Communications
  • Natural & Applied Sciences
  • Humanities

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Areas of study which have more than 8 classes available

  • Business

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8+ classes in: Luxury Brand Management, Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Marketing, Management

Additional classes in: International Business, Communications, Economics, Philosophy & Ethics, French Language

Students are encouraged to enroll in between 24 to 30 ECTS (12 – 15 U.S. credits) per semester within one single track (Luxury Brand Management, Finance & Accounting, Marketing, Management).

Additional elective classes vary by term and may include: International Business, Communications, Economics, Philosophy & Ethics.

French Language is offered at the beginner and intermediate levels as well for those students looking to continue their French studies or begin learning their host country language!

Registration for all courses is based on student completion of any necessary prerequisites. Courses may vary based on availability.

Click here for the most recent term’s course list brochure.

A note: Some classes at Paris School of Business are scheduled on Saturdays.

Why Life in Paris

Paris is famous for its romantic atmosphere, rich history, and incredible influence on fashion, design, art, cuisine, and culture. While in Paris, you can visit iconic structures like the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, or Sacré-Cœur in the neighborhood of Montmartre. Be sure to check out the many museums, art galleries, gardens, and monuments around the city. After strolling down a Parisian street by day, go out and experience the city’s famous nightlife!

With roughly 12 million residents, the comprehensive public transport system makes it easy to get around. Additionally, the unique layout of the streets and districts form a clockwise spiral out from the city center. The “quartiers” of Paris create a checkerboard of culture that awaits your exploration. You’ll feel a sense of community wandering past their local shops, bakeries, cafes, and markets. Enjoy your time in “The City of Light” getting to know what it’s like to live as a true Parisian.

Live La Vida Local

  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica

    Take a view on the city in front of Sacré-Cœur Basilica, discover small streets of the Montmartre hill and grab a coffee at the Café des 2 Moulins - café of Amélie Poulain.

  • Canal Saint-Martin

    Take a walk at Parc des Buttes-Chaumont and have a picnic at Canal Saint-Martin.

  • Jardin des Plantes

    Relax at Jardin des Plantes and take a mint tea at the Grand Mosque de Paris.

Apartments in Paris

Location

You’ll live in off-campus shared apartments, with single or double occupancy rooms in traditional French neighborhoods with modern living arrangements. Your housing in Paris is approximately a 30-minute commute to campus via public transportation. Invest in a monthly Navigo Pass to not only make your commute a breeze, but allow you to explore other neighborhoods of Paris.

Check out the photo gallery to get an idea of what your housing could be like. The apartments pictured are ones that have been available in the past.

Meals

Each apartment has a fully-outfitted kitchen, including appliances, pots and pans, dishes and dining implements so you can put your French cooking skills to the test and make your own delicious meals!

Inclusions and Amenities

  • Bed linens
  • CommutePublic Transportation
  • Double Room
  • Kitchen Equipment
  • LaundryOn-site
  • Maintenance Service
  • Renter's Insurance
  • Single Room
  • Study Areas
  • Wi-Fi

Notes on French Housing

There are washing machines and drying racks in the apartments, but no dryers since Parisians don’t use them! The beds are 90cm x 200cm

What's Included

Inclusions

Program fees are in U.S. dollars and include the following:

  • Full-time tuition and fees
  • Housing
  • Academic advising
  • Medical and accident insurance
  • CISabroad support services before, during, and after the program
  • Financial aid counseling
  • Assistance with travel arrangements
  • Pre-departure orientation
  • Airport pickup
  • CISabroad on-site orientation
  • On-site support
  • Paris Walking Tour
  • Day trip to Versailles and one or more overnight excursions
  • Guided tour of the Louvre and Orsay museums
  • Ticket for a theater show
  • La Vida Local cultural program
  • Paris School of Business official transcript

Welcome & Orientation

Upon arrival, take part in a comprehensive orientation program. Learn the “do’s and don’ts” of life in Paris, like how to get around by public transportation, how to stay safe, what to do in case of an emergency, and who to contact if you have any questions. Your site director will tell you all about their favorite places in town (restaurants, museums, markets etc). And join your program group for a wonderful welcome meal, giving you a taste of what life in Paris is like.

Farewell & Re-Entry Program

Though you’re not an astronaut returning from space, re-entering your home culture after being abroad can be shocking to the system. Your site director will walk you through some of the things to expect and help you reflect on your time abroad so that you can remember the highlights. Also, enjoy a fabulous group meal as you bid adieu to the City of Lights.

Program Excursions

While participating on a CIS Abroad program, you'll be able to take part in built-in day trips at no additional cost. These trips are subject to change from term to term; listed below are excursions that have run in the past.
Palace of Versailles

Palace of Versailles

The Palace of Versailles, a former French royal residence, is one of the most famous monuments of World Heritage distinction. With 60,000 artworks, collections of Versailles illustrate five centuries of French history. It is one of the most visited attractions in France and must-see French landmark. Before the guided tour of the King’s Private Apartments and Royal Opera House, we usually visit the State Apartments with the Hall of Mirrors, an impressive seventy-three meters long gallery that pays tribute to the political, economic and artistic success of France. After the tour and before enjoying the wonderful royal gardens, we will also visit the Queen’s Apartments.

2-day Trip to Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel

2-day Trip to Rennes and Mont-Saint-Michel

Spend a day in the amazing city of Rennes whose history goes back more than 2,000 years and which is recently named by L’Express as “the most livable city in France”. On the following day, we will go to the Mont-Saint-Michel, a magical island topped by a gravity-defying medieval monastery. One of Europe’s major pilgrimage destinations for centuries, this holy mount is one of the most unforgettable and stunning sights in Europe, set in the bay where the regions of Normandy and Brittany merge.

Boat Cruise on the Canal Saint Martin

Boat Cruise on the Canal Saint Martin

A cruise from the Parc de la Villette to the Musée d’Orsay will allow us to experience the atmosphere of “Parisians’ Paris.” This cruise, commented by a guide, combines not only some of the landmarks of the City of Lights, but also some more secret sides of Paris. It will take us through four double locks with swirling waters and two swing bridges. We will share the pleasure of the walkers strolling along the banks of the Canal Saint Martin lined with pretty boutiques and charming cafés and slide under the mysterious and spectacular vault of the Bastille.

Site Director

Travel Tip:

Travel is not only, as Mark Twain said, fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. It is also the best possible recipe for happiness, so explore, dream and discover.

Travel Tip:

Travel is not only, as Mark Twain said, fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness. It is also the best possible recipe for happiness, so explore, dream and discover.

About:

Drasko was born in Belgrade, Serbia, and graduated from the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Law, where he also obtained a master’s degree in constitutional law. He worked as an associate in a law firm in Belgrade and was hired by the Official Journal to analyze the jurisprudence of the Serbian highest courts. However, he decided to continue his studies abroad and came to France in 2013, where he obtained a second master’s degree in comparative law at Sorbonne University. Drasko was a participant of numerous seminars, conferences and summer schools in Serbia, France and worldwide. He is a national rowing umpire in Serbia and in France and he raced several half marathons. He completed a skydiving course and has an international diver certificate. Drasko is a self-proclaimed expert in finding the best low-cost train and airplane tickets.

Your Support Staff

Global Advising Team
Travel Tip:

We love what we do and want to talk to you! The Global Advising Center is here to help you decide on a program, and complete the Online Application. From the moment you first hear from us—be it through a text, phone call, email or personal visit—you will find that our passion for international education is contagious. We’re ready to launch you abroad.

Michelle Everard
Travel Tip:

Journal, journal, journal! Write down the little things, the strange details & whatever made you laugh. It’s the little things that make a trip amazing and are easily the most forgotten.

Linda Hallbäck
Travel Tip:

Be patient with yourself and kind to those you meet along the way. Show gratitude daily, laugh often, and give thanks for the journey you are on. There will be hard days, but remember, the magic is in the journey and each day makes that journey complete. Smile!

Dates & Prices

ADVISOR TIP: Please WAIT to book flights until you have received confirmed dates in your acceptance paperwork. Dates posted here are subject to change.

  • Application Deadline: May 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: September 16 (Estimated)
  • Departure: December 27 (Estimated)
  • Price: $15,990 - $18,990
  • Application Deadline: Oct 1 (Estimated)
  • Arrival: January 15 (Estimated)
  • Departure: April 22 (Estimated)
  • Price: $16,390 - $20,290 (Estimated)
Additional Information:

Low end of range: Double Room
High end of range: Single Room

As with all study abroad programs, you should count on a few additional expenses.

CIS Abroad reserves the right to alter fees at any time due to currency fluctuations and/or fee changes made by our partner universities.