France Business Faculty-Led Program

Travel to France with a base in Strasbourg for 5 weeks with Finance professor Marco Rossi and earn 6 credit hours of course work!  The group will also travel together to Milan, Italy for four (4) nights, to Paris, France for two (2) nights, to Brussels, Belgium for two (2) nights, and to Luxembourg for one (1) night.

Students will develop cross-cultural communication skills and gain valuable on-site knowledge of the challenges and opportunities of conducting business in France’s business environment. This program incorporates corporate and institutional visits and group cultural excursions in Strasbourg and Paris, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and Italy.


Program Details

Program Dates

May 27 – July 2, 2022

Application Deadline

November 1, 2021

Requirements

  • Open to business majors/minors
  • Sophomore (U2) classification or higher
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Course Prerequisite: FINC 341 or FINC 409
  • Attend all spring 2022 pre-departure meetings

COVID-19 VACCINATION REQUIREMENT

Yes

Program Courses

  • FINC 445/IBUS 446: International Finance –OR– FINC/IBUS 645: International Finance
  • IBUS 456: European Integration and Business

Estimated Cost

$8,910 (see breakdown of expenses below)

France Estimated Expenses

Administrative fees for EA and CIBS (billed to Howdy)$500
Program fee* (billed to Howdy)$3,600
Round-trip airfare (billed to Howdy)$1,500
A&M tuition (6 credit hours)$2,400
Passport fees$110
Meals (not included in program fee)$800
Personal expensesVaries
Total Estimated Expenses$8,910
*Program fee includes accommodation, in-country travel, some meals, corporate and cultural visits.

Timeline

November 1, 2021

Program application deadline. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Students will be notified of program acceptance through their A&M email address.

Confirm Participation

Once acceptance email has been received, the selected participant must return to their Education Abroad Portal application and confirm their participation or withdraw their application by the CIBS deadline.

Confirmed participants must pay the $500 administrative fee accessible through Howdy. Failure to pay the deposit by the CIBS deadline indicated in the acceptance email will result in withdrawal from the program.

The remaining program charges will be billed during the spring 2022 semester and tuition for the course will be billed in May 2022. Installment plans can be utilized if enrolled before the SBS deadline.

January 2022

Students must pay the program fee of $3,600.

February – April 2022

Students must attend all mandatory pre-departure meetings to discuss program details and prepare for your global experience. Meeting details will be shared via email.

February 1, 2022

University-Wide Scholarship application deadline for winter programs (applications open on October 15, 2021). Visit uwide.tamu.edu to apply to all eligible scholarships.

If your FAFSA is current, you may request an Education Abroad Financial Aid Request Form from CIBS and meet with the Scholarships & Financial Aid office to request financial aid for the program.

Mid-February 2022

Students must pay the roundtrip airfare fee of approximately $1,500.

May 2022

Students must pay A&M tuition fees for 6 credit hours. Failure to pay fees by A&M deadline will result in being dropped from the courses by the Registrar’s Office.

May 27, 2022

Depart for France! Study international finance and learn how to conduct business in the European Union through classroom instruction, corporate visits and cultural excursions in Europe.


Contact

For questions, please contact the CIBS office at cibs@mays.tamu.edu or (979) 845-5234.