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  • Locations: Angers, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Spring Break Program
  • Restrictions: SIUE applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Hotel Language of Instruction: English
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Type: Faculty Led
Area of Study: Business, French, International Studies Program Sponsorship Indicator: SIUE
Instructor: Joplin, Janice, Manning, Norris
Program Description:



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.



Academic Content

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

Students taking this class for credit will pay their SIUE tuition rate.


Prices and Payments

$3,200 Approximately (Price will be set in early September 2019)
The program fee includes:
  • Air Ticket
  • Lodging
  • Breakfast Included
  • Rail between cities
  • Field Excursions
  • Health and Evacuation Insurance
The Program Fee does not include:
  • SIUE tuition and associated fees
  • Meals in France (budget $500-700)
  • Metro/Streetcar/Bus fares
  • Books and Materials
  • Passport
  • SIUE Study Abroad Fee ($75)
  • Personal Expenses
Payment Schedule:
  • Payment of half the program fee will be due December 1, 2019
  • The balance will be due in January, 2020


Contact Information

JoplinDr. Janice R. Joplin
Associate Dean, School of Business
FH 3305
Campus Box 1051

ManningMr. Norris Manning
Director, Academic Services
FH 3126
Campus Box 1186


A variety of activities are being planned for the group selected for this travel study. 
In the past we have visited our partner university for lectures from their faculty as well as a wide variety of culturally, historically and socially significant sites. 
Company visits have also been featured in the past.
The itinerary will be made available by the trip leader during the fall semester.






Participants must be prepared to encounter cultural and social situations that require a high level of mature independence and respond appropriately to such situations.  Participants must be able successfully navigate transportation systems (air, train, bus, car) to the travel study destination(s) following all rules and laws pertaining to international travel and destinations.  Participants must be able to independently and collectively travel as a coherent group and maintain emotional maturity as warranted by the trip and its variety of educational experiences.  Participants must be prepared to independently walk long distances; carry personal luggage and groceries; walk up and down stairs; and navigate entrances and exits to public transportation, buildings, and cultural sites.   Participants must be prepared to encounter environments different from the United States which can include cigarette/cigar smoke, automobile exhaust, loud noise, congested streets and crowded public areas and a variety of other environments which may not be known except upon encountering them.  If you have any physical or emotional limitations, consider your health and capabilities carefully in consultation with your doctor before undertaking this trip. 


Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break Program 2020 10/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 03/06/2020 03/15/2020

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

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