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Education Abroad Office

Dauphine University

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Paris
Country: France
Term: Spring

UofSC's exchange program at Université Paris-Dauphine is designed to expose American students to French life and culture and international business practices. Since its founding in 1968 as Dauphine College, University of Paris, Dauphine has proven to be "an innovative institution for both research and education" in France. In 2009, Dauphine became the first French university to obtain EQUIS accreditation, adding them to a select group of 120 EQUIS-accredited institutions worldwide.

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: junior standing; International Business major

Paris tends to be an expensive city. To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Paris compared to 250 other countries in the world. Dauphine recommends that students budget between €350-1,000 per month for accomodations (varies depending on type and location of housing), approximately €250 per month for meals, and €76 per month for transportation.

Students typically earn 30 ECTS credit hours per semester, which is equivalent to 15 credits at UofSC. To see courses offered at Dauphine, please reference their catalogTo see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

Students at Dauphine have the opportunity for individual travel. In addition, the DEE (Dauphine Erasmus Exchange) organizes welcome activities during the orientation session and arranges excursions and social events throughout the semester. Exchange students also have a plethora of student clubs and organizations to join, as well as professional sector associations. There is a very strong and active sports department for students to participate in athletic activities.

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.

Students may apply for accommodations in one of several housing options. Students have access to different types of accommodation: The low-cost housing through partnerships such as Pole develops housing or private park accommodation that owners wish to reserve for Dauphinois students. Students are encouraged to apply early and also investigate off-campus accommodation as the residences are in high demand.

The spring semester typically starts in mid-January and ends in late May. 

Dauphine holds a Welcome Meeting for all incoming exchange students which takes place prior to the start of the spring semester.

Students who attend Dauphine for a semester are required to register with Campus France and must apply in person at a VFS global center for a visa.


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