WWU Exchange in France:
École de Management de Normandie
Fun Facts about France
- The Hair Dryer was invented in France in 1888
- French gastronomy was awarded UNESCO World Heritage Status in 2010
- France produces nearly a billion tons of cheese a year in around 1,200 different varieties
- Paris was originally a Roman city called Lutetia
- There is a coffee shop in France where asking for coffee without saying please makes the coffee more expensive
- It is estimated that roughly 39% of French people speak English
- École de Management de Normandie (EM-Normandie) is a traditional French business school and was founded in Normandie in 1871
- Programs are available in French or English
- EM Normandie offers a dual-degree for Academic Year students
- EM Normandie has campuses in Caen, Le Have, Paris, Oxford, and Dublin. Some campuses may not offer programs available to exchange students
Locations (most accessible to exchange students)
is located in northwestern France, on the Orne River. The beauty and culture of the city is easy to find from its traditional stone gothic architecture and ancient abbeys to its host of excellent museums. It is a major train and ferry point allowing for ease of transport as well as being a hub of college life due to the 30,000 plus students that call it home.
is roughly 60 miles north of Caen. It is the second largest port in France. In 2005 UNESCO inscribes the central city of Le Harve as a World Heritage site. According to the World Heritage Center, “Le Havre is exceptional among many reconstructed cities for its unity and integrity. It combines a reflection of the earlier pattern of the town and its extant historic structures with the new ideas of town planning and construction technology.”
is located in the southeastern region of England. Harry Potter fans may be familiar with the Great Hall at Christ Church, which was used as inspiration for the Hogwarts dinning hall. One of the oldest forms of graffiti on record exists at the bottom of the stairs in the Great hall at Christ Church where the words “no peel” are burned into a door. Legend had it that the words were a protest against eating potato peels as a form of inoculation against the Black Death, but they were more likely a protest against the Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel.
Academic Program and Courses
The academic year runs from September to May.
- Fall semester: September to December
- Spring semester: February to May
Although there are several programs at EM Normandie, the four most accessible programs for English-speakers are:
The European Business Program
- The European Business Program (Caen)
- The General Management Undergraduate Program (2nd Year) (Oxford)
- The General Management Undergraduate Program (3rd Year) (Le Havre and Oxford)
- The Bachelor in International Management Program (Le Havre)
is suitable for 2nd
, and 4th
year Business students. It is available Fall semester, Spring semester, or Academic year. This program focuses on developing a cross-cultural understanding of business practices in Europe. In the Fall, students will take courses in European institutions, Multicultural Management, Doing Business in France, French Culture, and French Language. In the Spring, students will take courses in International Development, French Culture (part 2), Doing Business in Europe, Working in France, and French Language. Students are on a track program and are expected to take all the courses offered in the program. This program is 30 ECTS (22 quarter credits) per semester.
The General Management Undergraduate Program (2nd Year)
is suitable for 2nd
year Business students. It is available Fall semester, Spring semester, or Academic year. This program focuses on developing basic business skills in marketing, management, finance, and culture. Students are also expected to study a second language (Spanish, German, Italian, and Arabic are options) Students are on a track program and are expected to take all the courses offered in the program. This program is 30 ECTS (22 quarter credits) per semester.
The General Management Undergraduate Program (3rd Year)
is suitable for 3nd
year Business students. It is available Fall semester, Spring semester, or Academic year. This program builds on the foundation work developed in the 2nd
Year program. Students are also expected to study a second language (Spanish, German, and Italian are options). Although this is a track program, there may be an elective available as well. Students studying in the Spring may be eligible to participate in an internship. This program is 30 ECTS (22 quarter credits) per semester.
The Bachelor in International Management Program
is suitable for 2nd
, and 4th
year students. It is recommended for students seeking a dual degree from EM Normandie. This program is only available for an Academic year. In the Fall, students focus on modules, which are broken down into separate sections. For example, there is an Environment Business Module. Within this module, students take three separate courses; Job Research Techniques, International Press Review, and International Business Law. Each course is 2 ECTS (1.5 quarter credits). The module itself is 6 ECTS (4.5 quarter credits). In the Spring, students continue working in the modular system, and complete the semester with a dissertation. As with the other three options, this program is a track program where students are expected to take all the courses offered in the program. In total, this program is 60 ECTS (45 quarter credits)
Students who are fluent in French may apply for an International Logistics program. 4th
Year Students who are nearly finished with their business program may be permitted to enroll in a Masters 1 program with prior permission from EM Normandie.
EM Normandie has its own online housing platform, where you can find offers from property owners, student residencies, agencies or the school community. To consult the offers, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
to receive your activation key. Connect to the platform http://housing.em-normandie.fr/en
, click on “Student Login” and then on the tab “Sign Up”. Create your personal account with your activation key.
Whichever solution you opt for, please be aware of potential scams! If in doubt, please write to EM Normandie before signing anything.
APL Housing Support
All students, regardless of their nationality, may apply for a monthly housing subsidy at the CAF (Caisse d’Allocations Familiales, or Family Benefits Fund). This allowance, called “APL”, is granted to applicants meeting different criteria (rent amount, surface of your flat, financial status...). Students may apply directly on the website or at a CAF office. www.caf.fr// 0810 29 29 29 (standard call fees apply)
Accommodations are estimated at 350 – 570 Euros per month.
Exchange program participants will pay WWU in-state tuition and mandatory fees. All other costs associated with participation in the program (including transportation, room and board, personal expenses) are the responsibility of the individual student. Check the budget sheet for information on any additional estimated expenses.
The program may allow for time which can be spent in non-program activities. Participants may wish to travel, sightsee or participate in activities or events in which they have a personal interest. Please note that the participant is fully responsible for making arrangements and for all costs of transportation, lodging, food and additional expenses that may be associated with any non-program activities.
There are two applications for exchange students to complete. Students should start the Education Abroad application by clicking the Apply Now button on this brochure page. After completing the first part of the Education Abroad application and completing the interview, students will be notified of their nomination status. Students who are nominated will then complete the application process for the host institution.
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