The International Summer School is an intensive 6-week program open to qualified undergraduates of all disciplines who wish to experience France and explore French culture. The program aims to develop cross-cultural skills and provide an in-depth understanding of European business practices with a focus on sustainability and ethics. Courses are worth 16 ECTS or 8 U.S. credit hours and, depending on home institution regulations, count as credits in International Business, Humanities or as general electives.
The session is divided into 2 classes, each with several modules. The first class is called European Business and Ethics and the second is French Language and Culture. European Business and Ethics includes modules on European Business Environment, Corporate Social Responsibility and Business Ethics in Practice and EU History and Institutions. French Language and Culture includes modules on French Civilization, French Language and Developing Cross-Cultural Competencies.
In addition, students participate in several workshops on French Culture and European history, including wine tastings, gastronomic meals and cooking classes. Excursions include visits to Paris and Versailles, Monet's Garden and the impressionist museum in Giverny, as well as a tour of the Normandy landing beaches.
Finally, located one hour from Paris, the historic city of Rouen provides an excellent location from which to explore the rest of Europe.
NO PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE OF THE FRENCH LANGUAGE REQUIRED
While abroad, students continue to pay their Case tuition rather than the tuition at their new institution. In addition there are several expenses students’ financial aid can potentially help to fund. These are listed in the attachments below.