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  • Locations: Nantes, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2019 03/15/2019
Rolling Admission 08/26/2019 12/20/2019
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.
Spring 2020 10/15/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: Business
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Eligibility Restrictions: LCB Students Only
Minimum GPA: 3 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: English, French Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Apartment, Host Family, Residence Hall Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program OverviewNantes - castle

Study at Audencia Ecole de Management, ranked in the top 10 business schools in France. 

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Nantes (pop. 550,000) is France’s sixth largest city and an important port. It is situated at the mouth of the Loire River, 30 miles from the Atlantic Ocean, and is just a 2 hour train ride from Paris.  The city grew around the Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne where the Edict of Nantes was signed in 1598 granting religious freedom to French Protestants. The city is a center of the high-tech and aeronautics industries, food-processing, and fisheries. The region's vineyards produce wines of international repute such as Muscadet and Gros Plant.  There are also many museums and lively arts and music festivals. Rich in tradition, yet unspoiled by tourism, Nantes offers a quintessential image of French society.     

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Who Can Participate?

Business majors: sophomores, juniors, seniors

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Academic Program and Course Information

International students with at least 6 semesters in Business Studies can choose 2 electives and one of the 10 Majors taught in French or in English among the Master Program in Management Studies. 4 fields of study: Marketing/Finance/Cultural Institutions/Consulting.  For courses in English go to website

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

Apartments or homestay

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Getting There

Students are responsible for their own international airfare to France.

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Program Costs


Estimated Semester Program Costs
UC full-time tuition  
International Airfare (estimate) $1400
Housing (estimate) $2250
Meals on own $1500
International health insurance $150
French student visa $200
TOTAL $5,500 + UC tuition


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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see the State Department's passport page for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access visa information is the US Department of State’s country information page  

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close attention to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose to third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of StateCenters for Disease Control Prevention (CDC)and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:

  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP)in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

Lee Armstrong
Associate Director International Programs
Lindner College of Business
103 Lindner Hall
tel: 513-556-7081

Ryan Meyer
Assistant Director, UC International Programs
One Edwards Center, Room 3134
tel: 513-556-0395

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