Paris, France

Carlson School Exchange in France: ESCP Business School

Graduate Global Immersion

Program Dates:

The academic calendar at ESCP Business School will differ from the University of Minnesota and all exchange students are expected to be at their host campus on the first day of orientation and through the last day of final exams.


Fall Semester 2024:

  • Orientation: September 13, 2024
  • Course Dates: September 16 -December 23, 2024

*Final exams are held during the last session of each course.


Spring Semester 2025:

  • Orientation: January 10, 2025
  • Course Dates: January 13 - April 21, 2025

*Final exams are held during the last session of each course.


The priority deadline for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 is February 1st, 2024 at noon.


Program Details

    What is a Business Exchange Program?

    • Successful exchange students demonstrate a high degree of independence, adaptability, and flexibility because support and services will be different from a US university
    • You are enrolled as an exchange student at a host university and take business courses in English
    • You take courses with students from the host university as well as other exchange students from around the world
    • You attend the host university according to their term dates which differ from the University of Minnesota
    • A small group of Carlson students are selected to study at each partner university per semester and are fully immersed in another country, culture, and education system
    • You will work closely with both Carlson School advisers and advisers from the host university for support pre-departure and during your semester abroad
    • ESCP Business School is located in the heart of the French capital, in the vibrant, exciting city of Paris, in the 11th arrondissement
    • Paris has been known for centuries as a trailblazer for arts and culture, as well as being the center for the changing French political landscape and economy
    • The Carlson Global Institute strongly encourages students to live in the on-campus housing options as those are affiliated with and vetted by the partner institutions.
    • Students should check the host university website and fact sheet for specific accommodations information including on-campus and off-campus options, application process and deadline, and cost information.
    • ESCP Business School has no accommodation on campus
    • Arrangement with Le Vivaldi residence which is 35 minutes away by metro
    • Must bring your work dishes and linen
    • You can also apply for housing at the cite universitaire internationale or look for private flat, but it can be difficult to find for short term rental
    • Graduate exchange students are accepted into the Masters in Management program at ESCP Business School
    • Graduate students on exchange programs must enroll in the minimum number of credits outlined by the host university. The UMN does not have a minimum course requirement for graduate students on semester exchange.
    • Courses transfer back as S/N on UMN transcript.
    • Business courses taught in English are available to exchange students.
    • For information about specific courses available to exchange students please meet with an adviser.


    • Currently enrolled in a Carlson School graduate program
    • No host country language skills required
    • In good academic standing with a preferred minimum GPA of 3.0
    • Additional criteria may apply
    • The University of Minnesota shall provide equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
    • All Carlson students are responsible for obtaining a passport before they participate on a study abroad program
    • All students participating on an exchange program will be responsible for obtaining a visa or residence permit if required by their host country.  The Carlson Global Institute does not process visa applications for students participating on exchange programs
    • The Carlson Global Institute and the host university will provide resources for visa and residence permit applications if necessary, but students will need to work with the consulate and/or visa processing company directly as well
    • Visa and passport requirements are always subject to change by the host country and students are expected to check with the consulate for up-to-date information

    To apply for an exchange program you must first apply through the Carlson Global Institute on the Apply page. You will be charged a $50 application fee for each term that you apply for a program. If you apply for two programs in Fall semester you will be charged $50. If you apply for one program in Fall semester and one in Spring semester you will be charged $100. The priority deadline for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 is February 1, 2024 at noon. Applications for programs that do not fill by the priority deadline will be accepted on a rolling basis until full. Applications will be reviewed and students will be informed of their status within 6 weeks of the priority deadline. Once accepted into an exchange program, you will also complete an application to the host university.

    Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad. Carlson School graduate students are eligible for Education Abroad Fellowships. Please visit "Financial Aid" and "Fellowships" for more information.

Cost Estimate (Summary)

Expenses are based on a 5 month semester. These estimates will vary based on student preference and exchange rates. All details subject to change based on economic and international factors. Most financial aid may be applied to study abroad programs. Students should also maintain their U.S.-based health insurance plan while abroad. Visa and passport costs are subject to change. Please verify current documentation costs with the host country consulate. 

Estimated Expenses 2023-2024 Fees
Carlson School Tuition (charged to UMN student account) UMN Per-credit rate (varies by credit load and UMN degree program)
Airfare to/from Program Site $1,200
Passport Fee $165
Visa Fee (based on US passport) $350
Books and Materials $200
Housing & Food $3,825
Daily Living Expenses $1,500
Miscellaneous $500
Total: $7,740 + tuition costs


Academic term(s)
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Degree level
Carlson Global Institute (CGI)
Program Model
Partner University Business Exchange