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France: Strasbourg - University of Strasbourg, School of Management (Semester Exchange)
Strasbourg, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Program Cost,
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
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Restrictions: USD applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 03/11/2015
03/11/2015 TBA TBA
NOTE: Dates will be announced shortly. Please see advisor for details.

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: Some Recommended, NOT Required GPA: 2.75
Disciplines offered: Business, French, Management, Political Science Accomodations: Residence halls, Shared apartments off-campus
Service-Learning: Yes Program Advisor: Ali Droster -
Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

FRANCE: Strasbourg

EM Strasbourg School of Management

Fall/Spring Semester Program 




Strasbourg is at the same time a model city of rich culture and an academic center of great stature. Ideally located in the center of Europe, it is easy to explore numerous countries while livining in Strasbourg. The city is a "university town" in the eastern part of France hosting 48,000 students (about 20% of Strasbourg's population). Approximately 20 percent come from countries other than France. This means Strasbourg attracts the second most  exchange students in France after Paris. 

Strasbourg also hosts numerous important European Institutions including:

  • The European Parliament

  • The Council of Europe

  • The European Court of Human Rights

These three institutions and the proximity of the city with several countries make Strasbourg a very cosmopolitan city and one of the capitals of Europe. With the high speed train (TGV), Strasbourg is now only a bit more than two hours from Paris, and in two hours or less by train or car, one can reach Switzerland, Luxembourg, Belgium and of course Germany (across one of the city bridges).

The month of December is the most busy time of year because of the famous Christmas markets which people from all over Europe come to see. 

EM Strasbourg Business School is the Business School of the largest multi-disciplinary university in France. The University of Strasbourg counts more than 42000 students. The business school counts only about 1500 of them. Exchange students can come on exchange in our main international program that counts 1/3 of foreign students.



An International Students Association works with the International Office to create social activities for exchange students, as well as pick up from the airport or train station... Strasbourg is a dynamic international city hosting 4 main European Institutions. 20% of the population is made of students which helps us have a very nice atmosphere. Ideally located in the center of Europe, it makes it easy to discover numerous countries while in Strasbourg.

Students will directly enroll at the Ecole de Management Strasbourg which is a part of part of the University of Strasbourg, France's largest multi-disciplinary university. While more than 40,000 students attend the University of Strasbourg, only about 1,500 students are enrolled at the EM Strasbourg Business School. 

Students who attend the EM Strasbourg Business School may take business courses in English as well as cultural courses taught in basic French designed for non-native French speakers. 

Visit the EM Strasbourg course search (Note: Courses described in English are taught in English, and those described in French are taught in French)

Download the list of classes offered in English at EM Strasbourg Business School: EM Strasbourg Business School Classes

Additional information can be found at the Ecole de Management Strasbourg website and on the EMS Fact Sheet


Confused about your study abroad options in France? Click here to see a comparison.

This program is an exchange program, offering many classes in English in additional to the local language. Students will take class with local Italians as well as students from all over the world earning their full degree or studying abroad at Bocconi. This is an academically rigorous program and also requires students to adjust to a new educational model. Courses typically include only a final exam / project on which the entire course grade is based. To learn more about Bocconi as an exchange student, visit the International Student Desk website.




  • Students are advised to select five primary courses plus five alternates.
  • All courses must be approved by USD for transfer prior to departure. Click HERE to find out how to get courses approved by completing the Transfer Evaluation Process.  Students are advised to start the process well in advance of the application deadline since processing can take weeks.

Many courses have been reviewed to transfer back to USD so be sure to review the pre-approved courses listing above in tandem with the courses during your anticipated term abroad. If there is a course you are interested in not listed on the pre-approved list, please contact Ali Droster.

Grades awarded during a semester at Bocconi will transfer back to USD and applied to the student's overall GPA. Please reference theITALY_Grading_Equivalencies .pdf to understand how grades are converted. The grading system at Italy varies greatly from the United States, as does the method in which grades are awarded. European grades model the Bell Curve model much more closely than the U.S. educational system.

Grades awarded during a semester at EMS will be transferred back to USD and applied to the student's overall GPA. Please reference the FRANCE_Grading_Equivalencies.pdf to understand how grades are converted.




For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.




Students may request to live in on-campus residence halls (space is limited) or find their own off-campus accommodations.


The International Student Desk offers some housing solutions both semester and academic year accommodations at the Bocconi dorms. Bocconi housing information material, which includes a description of residences, rules and procedures, is available on the Bocconi Housing webpage. 

Students also have the option to seek out independent housing should they choose, though housing through Bocconi is recommended. Students will pay for their housing directly to Bocconi or the independent provider selected.    


USD students will be billed the cost of USD tuition for their term abroad via their USD Student Account. Housing is not included in the fees assessed by USD and will be paid directly to the housing provider. Please see Program Cost above to review details of fees associated with this program.


A passport valid through 6 months past the program end date is required for all study abroad programs. Upon formal acceptance to participate in the program, students will need to register through CampusFrance online as well as apply for a French student visa. The study abroad advisor will review this process with all admitted students during the pre-departure orientation. The French student visa application is a lengthy process which requires that students be without their passports for quite some time. As such, students are highly discouraged from making any international travel plans within 90 days of the start date of their program.


Extra-curricular activities are an integral part of the EM Strasbourg Business School program and provide students with the chance to express themselves fully outside the classroom or lecture-hall context. Extra-curricular activities in the EM Strasbourg Spirit benefit from teacher backing and allow students to work together (and individually) and test out their professional, social and relational abilities within team-based projects. The EM Strasbourg Spirit encompasses all the Programme Grande Ecole associations and covers a wide range of activities, stretching well beyond the walls of the campus and including humanitarian aid, editing the Strassbuch (the indispensable yearly guide to what's on in Strasbourg), managing the associations' portal and taking part in some of the large choice of sports and cultural activities. 

Visit the Student Life and Campus page for more information.

An International Students Association works with the International Office to create social activities for exchange students, as well as pick up from the airport or train station. 




2012-2013 Tentative Academic Calendar 



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To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)