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A&M MAYS Only Exchange: EDHEC Business School, France
Nice, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring,
Summer 1
This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Who Can Apply: Texas A&M University applicants only
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Business
Academic College: Mays Business School Academic Department: Accounting, Agribusiness, Business Administration, Business Honors, Finance, Information & Operations Management, Land Economics & Real Estate, Management, Management Informations Systems, Marketing, Masters of Business Administration, Supply Chain Management
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Pre-requisites:
0
Language of instruction:
English
Program Advisor:
Bianca Cusimano, Julian Gaspar
Housing: Dormitory
Open to non-majors:
No
Classification: Grad Student, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
EDHEC Business School

EDHEC Business School is located on two different campuses in two different cities of either Lille or Nice, France. It is a French Business school affiliated to the Catholic University in Lille. Around 350 international students, on both campuses, are enrolled in EDHEC every year. Both of the locations are rich in history and culture and are an urban hub within their respective region of France. Transportation around both is very accessible and easy to use to navigate the cities when not in class!  In addition to being located in two historic cities, EDHEC also offers lots of student associations for exchange students to become more involved.
 
Location

Lille Campus:
EDHEC chose to build their newest location on 21 acres in the heart of Greater Lille metropolis. It is home to the Business Management track. The campus was designed with international travel in mind, being just minutes away from both of Lille’s train stations. Lille is the fourth largest metropolitan area in France and is right near France’s border with Belgium. This location is home to the Business Management track.

Nice Campus:
EDHEC’s Nice campus overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and is near the Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport. This campus is home to the Financial Economics track. Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille.

 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to students in the Mays Business School
  • Have upper-level classification or Graduate student by the beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Proficiency in English or French
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to December, Arrive 2 days prior to your respective Welcome Session)
  • Spring Semester (January to April/May, Arrive 2 days prior to your respective Welcome Session)
  • Academic Year (September to May)

Courses

The regular (and maximum) workload per semester for EDHEC students in 30 ETCS.  There are no rules for visiting students concerning the number of courses or credit hours that must be taken. Texas A&M University decides how many hours should be taken by their student. When looking at their courses in the Business Management and Financial Economics Tracks, note that EDHEC titles their ‘upper undergraduate’ students ‘Master 1’ and their graduate students ‘Master 2’. Pick courses accordingly. EDHEC offered French language courses to visiting students free of charge. They are available on both the Lille and Nice campus. 
The International Student Office offers an Orientation Seminar which includes social activities and informational meetings as well as provides all of your prearrival information students need to know.



Housing

At the Nice Campus, only off-campus housing is available. Housing assistance is provided only if you contact residence Azur campus 3 Giletta or Agency Domus.
 
At the Lille Campus, on-campus options are offered to nominated students. There are two types of residence: kots and private studios. Their partner, the Catholic University of Lille, also has student residences which are open to EDHEC students. When off-campus options are made known, they will also be suggested as an option.



Costs

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition & Fees
$5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Fees Paid Directlyto EDHEC
Accommodations
$1,300    (depends on room type)
Estimated Additional Expenses (pre-departure or on-site)
Round Trip Airfare
$1,200
Meals
$1,650
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies
$750
Personal Spending
$1,360+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST
$11,560+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost 
$13,636+

As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available.
Scholarships:
  •  CIBS Reciprocal Exchange Scholarship
  •   Mays Business School MBA Scholarships
  •   ROTC and Corps Scholarships
  •   The Study Abroad Fellowship
  •   International Education Fee Scholarship
Additional information and applications can be found at the Mays Center for International Business “Scholarships & Financial Aid” page and the Study Abroad Programs Office "Funding Your Program" page.

 
Helpful Links

EDHEC Business School Exchange Student Webpage
EDHEC Business School Financial Economics Track
EDHEC Business School Business Management Track
EDHEC Business School Lille Campus
EDHEC Business School Lille Campus Accommodations
EDHEC Business School Nice Campus
EDHEC Business School Nice Campus Accommodations
EDHEC Business School Student Associations
EDHEC Business School Homepage
Mays Center for International Business Homepage
Mays Center for International Business REEP Webpage
Mays Center for International Business Scholarships and Financial Aid
Mays Center for International Business Certificate in International Business
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarships and Funding Webpage
Scholarship and Funding options
Lille, France City Guide
Nice, France City Guide

 

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

“Going abroad was the best decision I have ever made. I recommend it to every student. The experience I had is one that is hard to describe in words. The friendships and connections I made with people in foreign countries are ones that will help me not only in my career but in my personal life as well. The amount of culture and adventures I got to experience are ones that I will never forget.”
 
Alisa, Mays Reciprocal Exchange Student at EDHEC Business School


 
Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at EDHEC Business School, students should contact Mr. Jye Shafer in the Mays School of Business.  Students should contact the Mays Undergraduate Office or their departmental academic advisor for curriculum related issues.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Bianca Cusimano.

MAYS MBA/MS STUDENTS
(Summer, Semester and Academic Year Studies)
The following summer programs are options for Mays MBA/MS Students:
  • Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
  • EDHEC Business School, France
  • Guanghua School of Management, China
  • WHU Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany
     


 
This program is currently not accepting applications.