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France Business Student Exchange Program

Winter: January–May 2023
Fall: September–December 2023

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 14 October 2022
Fall: 14 April 2023

Clermont-Ferrand ranks among the oldest cities of France, mentioned by a Greek geographer who was a contemporary of Christ. The city is famous for hosting the world’s number one international short film festival. Its most prominent feature is the Cathédrale Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, a Gothic cathedral built out of black volcanic rock. Clermont is the home of Michelin’s corporate headquarters and its pharmaceutical and metallurgy industries.

Students will attend classes at ESC Clermont Graduate School of Management. This is one of the five campuses that make up the École Supérieure de Commerce. All ESC universities have been accredited by AACSB International. The Ecole Supérieure de Commerce de Clermont has made a solid place for itself since its creation in 1919. Under the patronage of the Ministry of Commerce, the city of Clermont-Ferrand, the Conseil Général du Puy-de-Dôme (General Council), the Chamber of Commerce, and several companies in partnership with the General Council, the ESC Clermont welcomed a first class of 76 students. Since then, more than 11,000 men and women from all walks of life have trodden the grounds of the Trudaine campus. The school has been a member of the ‘Conférence des Grandes Ecoles’ since 1985 and a member of the ‘Chapitre des Grandes Ecoles de Management’ since 1986.

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Jonathon Wood
360 TNRB
(801) 422-4832


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Frequently Asked Questions
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Courses are available in both English and French. No French language skills are required. A broad spectrum of business courses is offered. This program was designed for business majors and minors, and only business classes are guaranteed to transfer. Many courses will count toward Marriott School courses and the Global Business Certificate.

All courses must be pre-approved before the trip by the Marriott School’s Whitmore Global Business Center. For a list of courses available at ESC Clermont, please visit the GBC (360 TNRB).

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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BYU Tuition

Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-Latter-day Saint students); students will be exempt from ESC Clermont tuition. BYU tuition payment plans and scholarships are still applicable.

Does not include airfare to and from France, visa fees, ground transportation, accommodations, meals, or any other educational and personal expenses incurred during the program. Students need to pay the $35 ISP application fee.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

Accompanying spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students participating in this program are responsible for making their own housing arrangements. Students may live off campus in an apartment or with a host family (if available). The Global Business Center, along with the host institution, may help with finding appropriate housing.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadlines:
Winter: 14 October 2023
Fall: 3 April 2024
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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The Student Exchange Program (SEP) is an independent international experience. SEP is individual students immersing themselves with local and international students on a foreign campus for a semester independent of any BYU professor or other BYU students.
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.