Poitiers is located about 90 minutes from Paris and 150 km from the ocean. The Poitiers
campus is centrally located and is near by many shops and restaurants, including the university
restaurant which is only a 3-minute walk from campus. The railway station is only a 5 minute walk
from campus and the area is also served by many bus routes.
Poitiers is known for its youthful population. Almost 1/4 of the total population of the city are
students which helps draw a wide variety of cultural, sporting and recreational events for the
Students attend class in a beautiful historic building which dates from the 18th century, and
is particularly proud of its information library and multimedia room, both situated below the
roof (which has the appearance of an upturned ship's hull).
Undergraduate students have the opportunity to choose between 4 different certificates each
semester. Certificates are taught in a modular, sequential manner: students focus on one or
two courses before moving on to a new set of courses. This allows students more flexibility,
autonomy in learning and managing one's assignments.
ESCEM School of Business and Management develops projects that enable students to become fully involved
partnership activities with large companies. The objective is to teach students to adopt a
proactive approach and make them aware of the need to adapt to changes in the marketing and selling
Course modules are covered in 4 or 5 days in the classroom. Individual and group projects and
exercises are then to be prepared at home between sessions. Final exams are taken during the final class.
Students are also required to take a French language class. Students will take a language test upon
arrival to determine their course placement.
Academic Program Certificate
specifics and course requirements
During a semester program there is planned break which allows students an opportunity to travel
throughout France and Europe. There are also opportunities to travel before or after the program.
Travel breaks are purposely not structured so that students have the flexibility to travel where
and with whom they choose. There is usually at least one other person who has the same interest
in traveling to a particular destination so there are plenty of opportunities to meet and get to
know many people. Convenient rail connections allow visits within France and to Italy, Germany,
Switzerland, Austria, Spain, England and many European countries. Students can travel virtually
anywhere. They have gone to Egypt, Morocco, Ireland, Spain, Croatia, Greece, etc.
Our France program offers you a chance to live immersed in a French Community
by living where you choose, either from residence halls to private apartments.
ESCEM School of Business and Management allows students to study business and cultural aspects of
France – including selecting a certificate program of your choice, as well as
participate in campus activities and get to know students from around the world.
You’ll not only get to see amazing sites in France (Paris is just a short 90 min
train ride), but throughout Europe! Some of those sites you’ll see that are
included in the programs are Boudreaux and Paris Disney World.
With the assistance of ESCEM School of Business and Management and the CROUS (regional student organization), students will locate
their own accommodation. Choices range from halls of residence to private studios. The majority of rooms are fully furnished.
Any UNL undergraduate (with at least 2 years of undergraduate study) or graduate student in good academic
standing is eligible to participate in the program at ESCEM School of Business and Management.
The ESCEM School of Business and Management program has a special appeal for
business students. Serious students who will adapt readily to
the local culture and who will benefit from living in a foreign country will be those selected for the exchange.
The fall semester deadline for application is March 1 and spring semester deadline for application is October 1.
Apply online at
Application questions should be referred to Education Abroad Love South 110.
Students are responsible for ensuring that they have the required and necessary travel documents
in order and in hand prior to their program. It is up to students to find out what you need based
on your travel plans and your citizenship. Passport and visa information can be found through the
Passport Services or the
Education Abroad Office.
Passport pictures can be taken at the N Card Office in the Nebraska Union Room 121.
Students are responsible for planning and reserving their own transportation. Suggestions for
student discounted airfare are available at Education Abroad.
More program information and general books about France are available in the Education Abroad
resource center in Love South 127, Lincoln, NE 68588; (402) 472-5358.
University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Love South 127
Lincoln, NE 68588-4107
Phone: (402) 472-5358
Website: Education Abroad