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  • Locations: Nancy, 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
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, Residence Hall Program Advisor: Varies by major - contact
Program Description:

Program OverviewThe Louvre

ICN Business School was created in 1905.  It has 2,200 students, including 450 international students.  ICN has 123 partner universities in the world. Situated in the center of town, ICN is the Business School of the city of Nancy and is affiliated
with the University of Lorraine. It is a member of the prestigious French “Chapter of Schools of Management of the Conference of the Grandes Ecoles” and a founding member of ECRICOME (a group of Business schools which employ the same rigorous entrance examination standards).  ICN is EQUIS and AMBA accredited and is consistently ranked among the top Business Schools in France.

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Nancy (pop. 550,000) is the sister city of Cincinnati.  It is located in the northeast of France, 1.5 hours from Paris.  It has the 5th largest population in France.  Nancy is situated: 60 miles from Luxembourg, 60 miles from Germany, 90 miles from Strasbourg, 190 miles from Brussels.

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Who Can Participate?

 Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

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Academic Program and Course Information

The BBA program is conducted entirely in English.  The courses include an overview of both European and International Business taught by an international faculty of visiting professors.  This program is truly inter-cultural; students from all over the world study alongside a selection of ICN’s best French students.  The Master’s program is also open to UC students.

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

- A furnished studio in a private student residence hall 
- A furnished studio in a private residence 
- A furnished room in a state-owned university residence   
- Private housing (apartment, roommates)

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Getting There

Students are responsible for their own round trip airfare between home and Nancy.

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Program Costs

Estimated Semester Program Costs
UC full-time tuition  
International Airfare (estimate) $1400
Housing (estimate) $1600
Meals on own $1500
French student health insurance $300
French student visa $200
TOTAL $5,000 + 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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