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  • Locations: Nantes, France
  • Program Terms: Fall
  • Restrictions: SU applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Semester abroad, Short term exchange Areas of study: Business Administration, Economics, Mass Communications
Academic area: Arts and Sciences, Business Satisfies foreign language requirement: Yes
Credit bearing: Yes Language of instruction: English
Housing options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Homestay
Program Description:
About the location

Nantes is the sixth largest city located in northwestern France and is now the capital of the “Pays de la Loire” region of France. Nantes is located on the Loire river and is a 2 hour train ride away from Paris. Students can immerse themselves in area's rich history and modern culture.
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Programs Overview 

Grande Ecole Program 
Grand Ecole program is one of Audencia Nantes’ main programs. It is a high quality 4 year program with a selective admission process for French students.  Exchange students can choose courses in either one of the 2 Grande Ecole “Blocks” of courses below:

-Grande Ecole general management courses
Designed for international students with at least 3 semesters of Business Studies

-Grande Ecole majors/specialization courses (master 2 level)
International students with at least 4 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 include: Marketing/Finance/Cultural Institutions/Consulting

Short Winter Program
The Winter Program is ideal for students who want to broaden their knowledge and deepen their understanding of the European market and management practices. The program is based on a combination of course work, company visits, and city tours.
Ecole Atlantique
The Ecole Atlantique is a specialized Bachelor business school dedicated to preparing students with real-world skills and operational knowledge. Exchange students can choose majors taught in English or in French from September to December (Fall semester only).
-International Development, taught in English with specializations in export techniques, international sourcing, supply chain management 
-Marketing Communication, taught in French
-Entrepreneurship, taught in French 

SciencesCom is located in the city center of Nantes. The School welcomes around 270 students aged 20 to 25 and prepares them to work in the fields of communication and media. Exchange students can take Bachelor or Master 1st year or Master 2nd year programs in the Fall depending on their education level in their home institution.

General Program Dates

Fall semester: Late August - Mid December
Winter program: Early January
Spring semester: Early February - Mid May 



There is no on-campus housing. The preferred living option is staying with host families that are near the campus. It is up to you to contact Audencia for the available host family options. You will be paying Shenandoah University tuition and receiving a food stipend for your meal plan.  


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.