About the Location
Reims is a picturesque and ancient city of about 300,000 people located in the Champagne-Ardenne region of France. It is about 80 miles northeast of Paris. The city's history dates back to Roman times, but in the modern era it is famous for being the city in which the German army surrendered to the Allies at the end of World War II. Many of the best-known champagne labels have their headquarters in Reims, and the city serves as one of the centers of champagne production thanks to the vast network of caves under the city.
NEOMA Business School is a private business school with three campuses in Reims and Rouen. The dual-degree programs is housed in the CESEM (Centre d'Etudes Supérieures Européennes de Management) program and is based at the Reims campuses. NEOMA is a grande école of about 8,000 students and is one of Europe's best known management schools. It is accredited by European, British, and US accrediting agencies and has about 40,000 alumni. More information on NEOMA and life at the institution can be found in this example guide: NEOMA - Booklet for Incoming International Students.pdf.
Students participating in the program will learn how to be successful in global business environments while gaining the knowledge, skills and abilities mastered by traditional business students. Students can take courses in English and/or French language.
Courses completed at NEOMA will be awarded credit according to the European ECTS system.
Points to note about taking courses abroad:
General Program Dates
Fall semester – September to December
Spring semester – January to June
Costs for study abroad vary program to program and will not be exactly the same as on-campus costs of attendance at Elon.
For cost information for this program, please see the budget sheets (coming soon).
Need-based scholarships are available for Elon semester programs through the GEC. For additional information on scholarships or other funding for study abroad, see the Funding for Study Abroad page. Students applying to study in France should also visit the CampusFrance website for other funding opportunities.
If you qualify for a travel grant through any of the fellows or scholars programs, see the appropriate program director for more information on how to apply the grant to your study abroad program. Visit the Deadlines and Events Calendar for travel grant deadlines.
Students find their own housing. They typically live in a student residence or find a local apartment in the city center.
Additional Eligibility Notes
It is recommended that students have some French language knowledge.
Students must complete the online Elon University study abroad application by the published deadline. See the Deadlines page for the most up-to-date deadline information. Applications are generally accepted one semester in advance.
Initial approval is granted by Elon, and final acceptance is granted by the NEOMA Business School.
A successful program abroad is dependent upon adequate preparation. Students will participate in a series of mandatory orientations during the semester prior to studying abroad. These orientations will address issues of academic, cultural, logistical, financial, and personal preparation, as well as health and safety. Failure to participate in the required orientations will result in dismissal from the program. Any financial losses incurred by this dismissal, including program fees and international airfare, are the student's full responsibility.
Additional Information and Links
Read blog posts from students on this program in years past and access blogs for Faculty-led programs on the Study Abroad Blog.
Global Ambassadors are GEC student representatives that have participated in one or more study abroad programs and have been trained to speak about their experiences. You can be in touch with current Global Ambassadors via email--they are looking forward to hearing from you!
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SNCF (French rail system)
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