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  • Locations: Angers, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Apartment Language of Instruction: English, French
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Area of Study: Business, Economics, Finance, HR Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
Program Description:

Business Exchange Program at École de Management in Angers, FranceESSCA Logo

Through SIUE's longstanding relationship with ESSCA, selected business majors and minors may participate in an exchange semester in Angers, France. A variety of core Business courses and electives are offered in English. There is no French language requirement for participation in this program.  Beginning and intermediate level French language and cultural classes are also offered.

ESSCA is located on the outskirts of Angers, a beautiful, green and lively city in the Loire Valley in Western France. Only 90 minutes from Paris, and 60 minutes from the spectacular beaches of the Atlantic coast, there are plenty of nearby beautiful places to explore. With a population of approximately 160,000 inhabitants it is still ranked as France’s 4th most student-friendly city (L’Etudiant, 2011) and is well known for its unique 12th Century fortress, as well as the world’s oldest medieval tapestry -which all add to the accommodating atmosphere of this beautiful city. See the ESSCA Practical Guide for more information on Angers, ESSCA, and accomodations.


  • Students approved by SIUE's School of Business and ESSCA to participate in this exchange program will be charged SIUE tuition for the anticipated SIUE equivalent courses and credit hours. In addition to the SIUE tuition, students will be billed for the information technology fee. All other SIUE student fees are waived. Students will receive a tuition waiver at ESSCA and pay only administrative fees and housing costs to ESSCA.

  • Housing: Furnished apartment style housing ranges from $560 - $605 per month (based on exchange rate of 1 Euro = 1.35 USD)Essca Angers

  • Additional Costs to Consider: Airline ticket to France, student visa costs, meals, spending money and incidentals.

Student Visa
A Student Visa is required for semester long study in France. See Campus France Applying for a Student Visa for an overview of this process.


  • Minimum 2.75 GPA

  • This program is suitable for students pursuing the following degree programs at SIUE:
    B.S. Business Administration
    B.S. Accountancy
    B.S. CMIS
    B.S. Economics/Finance
    B.A. Economics
    Business Administration Minors


To Learn More and to Start the Application Process

Students must meet with Norris Manning in the School of Business to discuss course availability abroad and suitable courses to correspond with remaining SIUE requirements. Please email or call 618-650-5450 to schedule an appointment to discuss a semester abroad.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2023 11/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2023 04/30/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Applicants will learn of acceptance shortly after this date. If accepted, students must return to their applications to complete the next phase of requirements.