What will the summer programs in 2021 look like with the pandemic?

For the summer programs 2021 IÉSEG decided to offer you different option due to the pandemic of COVID-19.   

You will be able to join classes on-campus and/or online for synchronous classes (1PM to 5PM every weekday – French time) to get the best of interaction with professors and classmates. Attend on-campus and/or online asynchronous lectures to deepen your understanding and focus on specific topics.  

We will also offer you various synchronous cultural activities and visits to get a glimpse of Paris and French culture even online!  

We are looking forward to welcome you on-campus and remain cautiously optimistic that we will be able to host you both online and on-campus next summer.   

However, this will depend on the novel coronavirus and guidelines from the French government.  

Who can apply for the IÉSEG Summer Programs?

IÉSEG Summer Programs are for both undergraduate and early graduate students coming from all disciplines.

Are the courses in French or English?

All the courses are taught in English. You need to have a good command of English.

In addition, we offer French language courses during the International Summer Academy this is a great opportunity to experience and learn about the French culture and lifestyle during your stay.

If I don’t speak any French can I still apply?

YES. All content-based courses are taught in English. In addition, we provide intensive French language course for all levels: from complete beginners to advanced. There will be a placement test during the orientation day so that you can be in a group with students with a similar level to yours. Even if you are a total beginner, learning some French language will help you to better experience French society and lifestyle during your stay.

How many credits will I receive upon completion of the program?

For your participation in our International Summer Programs you will be granted the ECTS credits as follow:

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation Summer Program: 6ECTS
  • Fashion Business Summer Program: 6ECTS
  • Digital Marketing Summer Program : 6ECTS
  • International Summer Academy: 8 ECTS credits for the Topic-based courses and 4 ECTS for the French Language course

If I take IÉSEG Summer Programs will the credits be automatically transferred to my home university?

Most international colleges and universities accept credits from the IÉSEG School of Management. However, each institution has its own policy regarding credit acceptance from other institutions. We strongly recommend that the students consult their academic advisor and/or professor to receive credit transfer approval before applying to IÉSEG Summer Programs. The students who would like to transfer credits to their home universities should print out all documents and contact the professor or study abroad advisor and ask for credit and grade approval.

More information

Do I have to take the courses suggested by this university or I can take some different options?

There will be different course options each week under a specific theme e.g. International Human Resources Management, Doing Business in Emerging Economies, Marketing Communication.

You can find all courses syllabus on the page of the programs.

What do the fees include?

The fees include:

  • All in-class teaching.
  • All course materials.
  • Academic transcripts in ECTS format.
  • A comprehensive hospitality package.
  • Accommodation in single room.
  • IÉSEG Student card giving access to libraries, computers and internet facilities.
  • Diverse extracurricular program with excursions, and other activities.

What is the deadline for the application?

The application deadline is April 30th ; however, we recommend applying earlier in order to have the full choice of courses.

Will I get a proof of attendance letter indicating that accommodation is provided?

Once you complete the full Application procedure, we issue a Letter of Admission indicating that you have been admitted to the program, stating the period of time, and the residence where you will be staying (if you choose to take the hospitality package).

How can I make the payment?

By bank transfer; you will find our bank details at the bottom of the email you receive after submitting online your application and supporting documents.

Do I need a proof of medical insurance?

We want to make sure that students have an insurance that covers any possible costs of medical expenses, repatriation, and personal liability for the whole duration of the program ( More information on the program page under the “admission and fees” section).

Do I have to apply for a visa to attend the program?

Visa requirements differ depending on your country of origin; we suggest you contact the French Consulate in your country in order to know which procedures you should follow indicated on https://france-visas.gouv.fr/en_US/web/france-visas.