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Education Abroad Office

American Business School Paris

Area: Global Exchange
Location: Paris
Country: France
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year

UofSC's exchange program in France is designed to expose American students to French life and culture. The American Business School Paris (ABSP), situated on the Parodi campus of the Institut de Gestion Sociale (IGS) near the picturesque Canal Saint Martin. Founded in 1985, the American Business School is one of the first English-speaking business schools in France and is renowned for providing a quality American business education in an international setting. With a 3000 member student body - comprised of half French and half international students representing over sixty different nationalities - ABSP program participants benefit from the opportunity for cross-cultural exchange. 

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: 3.0 GPA

To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in France compared to other countries in the world. 

The program at the American Business School Paris offers a diverse array of coursesAll classes are taught in English by American faculty, the majority of whom have extensive international experience, or by French faculty who have trained in the US. Students typically earn 15 credit hours per semester. 

To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Excursions are offered through the ABSP at an additional fee. ABSP offers a rich student life and many different sports clubs and activities for students to participate in.

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

ABS does not offer on-campus housing, but can help arrange either apartments or homestays for students who submit a housing application after they have been accepted into the program. If students wish to find an apartment independently, ABS can provide suggestions for suitable accommodation in Paris prior to arrival. 

 ABS works on an American university calendar. Classes begin in September and end in December for the fall semester. In the spring, classes begin in January and end in May. UofSC students can attend the American Business School Paris during the fall semester, spring semester or academic year.

The ABS orientation in Paris is mandatory for all exchange participants and lasts three days.

Students who attend ABS for a semester or academic year are required to register with Campus France and go in person to a VFS office to obtain a French visa.

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