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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 2018 03/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
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 2019 10/15/2018
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2019 03/15/2019 ** 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:
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 Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Apartment, Host Family, Residence Hall Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program OverviewNantes cathedral

The basic philosophy behind the structure of classes at ECOLE ATLANTIQUE DE COMMERCE is that teaching should be carried out in small groups. This means that except in very few cases, the maximum class size is 30 students. Students are expected to participate actively at all times. Concerning content, classes are very practical in nature and much emphasis is placed on exercises, case studies and field project. Textbooks are rarely used, although students are required to read and assimilate information given in large numbers of documents prepared by lecturers. 


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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

Exchange students can choose between 2 tracks: International Development, taught in English - Marketing Communication, taught in French.  For courses please visit 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

We recommend the Résidence La Brunelière which is ideally located between the school and the city centre (300 yards from each). A Studio apartment costs around 500 € per month, all costs included.

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Getting There

Students are responsible for their own 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
Austrian student health insurance $150
Austrian 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 Ryan Meyer
Associate Director Assistant Director
Lindner International Programs UC International Programs, UC
103 Lindner Hall, College of Business One Edwards Center, Room 3134
513-556-7081 513-556-0395

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