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SIUE Business Program to France: Angers & Paris
Angers, France; Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Spring Break Program
Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
Budget Sheets Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Business Instructor: Joplin, Janice, Manning, Norris
Program Description:

Business France

SIUE Business Program to Angers and Paris

Graduate students and undergraduate majors in the School of Business are invited to apply for the unique opportunity to participate in faculty led program to Angers and Paris, France over Spring Break.

In Angers, students will experience a mid-size French city, tour a 1500's castle and visit Loire Valley sites. Students will also participate in lectures by ESSCA Business School faculty to learn about France as a part of the EU, and French industry structures and regulatory agencies. While in Paris, students will visit many important landmarks and cultural sites including The Louvre, Musee de l'Orangerie, Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower, and more.

Planned Itinerary and Activities

March 4 Depart on group flight from St. Louis, MO to Paris, France
March 5 Arrive Paris
March 8 Depart Angers for Paris
March 13 Depart Paris on return flight to St. Louis, MO

The Course:

Undergraduate Students GBA 489 Study Abroad for Business 3 credit hours
Graduate Students MBA 595 Contemporary Issues in Business 3 credit hours

Objectives of the course include gaining knowledge about external environmental influences of culture, trade, economic systems, technology, and political systems on conducting international business. The focus of the course is on the European Union (EU) as one specific region in the larger international environment. Within the EU, the French culture and industries will serve as specific contexts through which to observe the impact of regional integration. The primary part of the course will occur during the time in France. There will be a required pre-departure meeting and pre-departure assignments, in-trip assignments, and a post travel final essay.


$2,900 Approximately

This cost includes:

  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Some Meals
  • Rail between cities
  • Field Excursions
  • CISI Health Insurance

It does not include:

  • Passport/Visa Fees
  • SIUE Tuition costs (3 credit hours)
  • Meals in France (Budget $500 to $700)
  • Metro/streetcar/bus fares
  • Books and Materials
  • Personal Expenses
  • SIUE Technology Fee

Payment Schedule

  • $1,450 due November 1, 2015
  • $1,450 due January 11, 2016


Students will be housed in double rooms in hotels in Angers and Paris.

Pre-Application Advisement:

If you are interested in applying for participation in this program, please contact your academic advisor in the School of Business to indicate your interest and to determine how your participation in this study abroad program may fit with your remaining degree requirements.

QUESTIONS?  Contact:

Dr. Janice Joplin
School of Business, Associate Dean
Founders Hall Rm 3305
Tel: (618) 650-3412

Mr Norris Manning
School of Business, Director of Academic Services
Founders Hall Rm 3126
Tel: (618) 650-3840

Deanna Lotter
School of Business,
Office Manager
Founders Hall 3307
Tel: (618) 650-5440