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France: Reims - NEOMA Business School (Semester Exchange)
Reims, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Program Cost,
To open an application, contact Study Abroad Program Advisor (see box below for contact information)
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Dates / Deadlines:
There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
GPA: 2.75 Internships: Yes
Program Advisor: Ali Droster - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:



NEOMA Business School
Spring Semester Program



Located in the heart of the Champagne capital of the world, 45 minutes by train from Paris, Reims Management School has been in existence since the creation of the Grande Ecole program (Master of Science in Management) in 1928. The school has grown to be a school of more than 3,600 students with over 70 faculty members. The city of Remis is also a popular place for young people as 12% of the population is composed of students. 



Reims Management School (RMS) is a French business school with a strong international focus. RMS offers a wide range of management courses taught in English and in French throughout the academic year. Students will gain insight into French culture, as well as French business and management. 

Download the RMS Course Catalogue

Additional information can be found at the REIMS Management School website and from the Reims Fact Sheet. 

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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.


This semester exchange is appropriate for those students Majoring in Business Administration orInternational Business. USD students may only participate in this program during the SPRING SEMESTER. All exchange students will enroll in the following four courses and select one elective: 



  1. French language (placed at appropriate level after testing, including beginning)
  1. Management in a European context
  1. Integrated Business Management (Business simulation game)
  1. Intercultural Management in Global Business Environment
  1. 1 of 3 electives (Luxury Marketing, Finance Elective, Entrepreneurship)
Students who are proficient in French may be eligible to stay over the summer and be placed in an internship. 
View pre-approved courses at Reims: Reims Pre-Approved Course List
  • 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.
  • For more information about courses which have been pre-approved to transfer as USD credit please contact Ali Droster,

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 NEOMA 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.
The International Relations Office (IRO) is committed to assisting all international students to integrate effortlessly into the school and into life in France. The IRO provides assistance to students in finding accommodation on or close to campus. Students living off-campus can take a short bus ride of 10 minutes from the school to the city center.
During "Welcome days" all procedures are explained to students (registration details, residents permit, social security etc.), and culminate with a complimentary visit of a popular champagne cellar. 
Over thirty student associations exist at RMS. Each program has its Bureau des Eleves (BDE  students' office), and RMS also has a Bureau de l'International (BDI), a Bureau des Arts (BDA) and a Bureau des Sports (BDS), alongside numerous creative and entrepreneurial activities and theme-based associations. 
For more information visit Reims Student Association webpage


RMS supports its students' extracurriculars, with a variety of activities to choose from. CLICK HERE to see a list of different student associations and extracurricular activities.


2012-2013 Tentative Academic Calendar 



CLICK HERE to see exchange student testimonials.



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.



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