Audencia Business School in Nantes, France
Audencia is located in the beautiful city of Nantes, France. Nantes is a city of approximately 600,000 people and is a quick 2 hour train ride to Paris. The city has plenty of shopping, museums, galleries, and an easily accessible transit system. It's no wonder that the city was voted the Best Place to Live by French citizens for 3 years.
Audencia's intensive summer program is aimed at students who wish 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, weekly company visits and group work projects. Classes for business students are offered in both English or French during the summer.
Students are also invited to participate in various cultural activities organized by French students. French as a foreign language courses are offered to students who wish to participate, 3 hours a week and free of charge.
All students participating in exchange programs are eligible to apply for a grant from the Office of International Affairs of up to $1,000 toward airfare costs.
Audencia offers business courses in English for exchange students during the summer session. More information about course offerings can be obtained by visiting Audencia's summer program webpage.
Participation in any credit-bearing study abroad program through Longwood will waive General Education Goal 9.
This exchange program is open to all business majors. A GPA of at least 2.5 is required. Courses are offered in English or French. Students wishing to take courses in French must be able prove adequate knowledge of the French language.
Housing options include off campus student accommodations or host families. For more information, visit Audencia's student housing blog.
Students on exchange programs pay regular Longwood tuition and fees for the semester they will be abroad. Additional costs include airfare, room and board, passport, any required visas, books, and personal expenses.
Longwood students also pay a $250 non-refundable study abroad administrative fee upon acceptance.
The Office of International Affairs offers two scholarships:
- Lancers Abroad Scholarship: up to $500 for short-term programs or $900 for semester programs
- Presidential Scholarship: up to $2,000 for semester-long programs in which participants are studying in non-Anglophone countries (generally reserved for foreign language majors, but students taking courses in the host language are also encouraged to apply).
Honors students are eligible for separate funding through the Cormier Honors College. Contact Jessi Znosko to get started.
For more information on these and many other scholarship opportunities, visit our Scholarships page
The Department of State keeps up-to-date information about visa required for entry into France. Students are responsible for their own visa applications and any related expenses. Contact Dr. Emily Kane to get started.