Business Study for Honors Students in Nantes, France Intersession 2013
Winter Intersession - Course Overview • 4 week program designed for high-achieving students • Field trips and consulting project research before Fall exams : December 11 and 13 (research paper due December 31) • 3 week academic and cultural program in France and Belgium: January 7 – 25 (travel arranged individually) • Study with Audencia School of Management in Nantes, France with additional travel to Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium • Course taught entirely in English • Includes lectures by guest faculty and field trips to European businesses and government institutions • Free time during evenings and weekends to experience European culture and night life
An Experience Not to be Missed! • Academic Credit • During the 3-week course, Mihaylo students develop personal insights into business practices and culture in France and the European Union - insights that just aren’t possible when travelling for leisure • Hands-On Business Experience • In addition to meeting with several global businesses and European Union commissioners, students experience first-hand the complexities of international business through consulting projects helping local businesses expand their operations in the U.S. • Fun! • But even with the academic framework, it isn’t all work and no play! Mihaylo students will enjoy getting to know Audencia students, exploring the shops and historical sites in Nantes, Paris, and Brussels, and immersing themselves in the European lifestyle. It will be a trip to remember, without a doubt!
About Audencia @ Nantes « One of the mostbeautifulcampuses in France »French Magazine L’Étudiant
Rankings • The Financial Times Masters in Management : • In September 2010 World’s Masters in Management programmes • Audencia Master in Management is 18th • The Economist / Which MBA? Ranking: • In September 2009 Audencia MBA is in the list of the top 100 MBAs in the world for the fourthyear. 13th for facultyquality. Ranked 69th Beyond Grey Pinstripes Global MBA ranking. One of justthree French based programmes in the top 100. Ranked 96th Mexican business magazine Expansión World's top MBAs in Februray 2010. Audenciawas 42rd, the third best performance by a French-based management school. http://www.audenciatv.com/index.php?id=1084
Where in the world is Nantes, France? Nantes • The weeklyL'Expressvoted Nantes the Greenest City, and the weeklyLe Pointnamedit « Best Place to Live in » in 2003, 2004 and 2008. • « Nantes is the mostlivable city in all of Europe » • 6th largesttownin France, 600 000 inhabitants, 56 000 students • 2 hoursfrom Paris by TGV (400km) • 50 km awayfrom the Atlantic Ocean • 5 riversincluding the Loire, 12 public gardens, 180 km cyclingways • International Airport, 21 TGV per day to Paris Paris
Congress building The Castle The Cathedral Sights and Culture
SITE VISITS • Nantes • DurelorScania or Lu (Kraft Foods) • Port Atlantique de Nantes* • CherreauCarre vineyards* • Brussels • Solvay (sustainable energy and industrial materials) • National Bank of Brussels • European Commission, Trade Department • Paris • Microsoft • Garnier Opera House * Consulting project host company
Academic Credit • Three units • Apply consulting project research while abroad via competitive analysis paper and verbal presentation to French businesses • Satisfy elective credits in many business concentrations
Estimated Cost • Housing and inter-European transportation is arranged by program organizers and paid from student deposits • Airfare and meals are arranged by each student • The total cost will depend on each students’ choice of air travel and food/entertainment during the trip
TypicalAccomodations: Appartcity Château ApartmentHotel The sofa transformsitselfintotwinbeds; includessmallkitchen for preparingmeals
Timeline Registration $400 deposit Cancel: 90% refund Cancel: 50% refund Cancel: No refund Apr 30 June 30 Sept 30 Oct 30 Nov 15 $500 Scholarship • Students buy own plane tickets. Must arrive in Nantes by the evening of January 7, 2013 Full payment due. BH buys train tickets and makes hotel reservations $1,000 Scholarship Submit application forms to the Study Abroad Office – UH 244C firstname.lastname@example.org
Next steps • Make the commitment to join us in Nantes! • Why?? Just do it! • Gain first-hand international experience via site visits to local businesses and working with French faculty and students • Build intercultural awareness and sensitivity by engaging with local students in various informal activities • Develop a network of long-term friends that reaches beyond Orange County • Open yourself up to a life-changing three weeks!