Exchange (Bilateral) France: Burgundy School of Business
Dijon, France (Outgoing Program)
|Homepage:||Click to visit|
|Restrictions:||UW-Whitewater applicants only|
|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Fall||2016||03/15/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Academic Year||2016-2017||03/15/2016 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall||2015||04/19/2016 **||Rolling Admission||09/03/2015||12/18/2015|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Program Type:||Exchange (Bilateral)||Language of Instruction:||English and Foreign Language|
|Housing Options:||Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay||Minimum GPA:||2.5|
|Class Standing:||Graduate, Junior, Senior||Areas of Study:||Accounting, Business, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing|
Burgundy School of Business
UW-W Exchange Program
|Academic Focus||Business Curriculum|
|Eligibility||2.5 GPA, Business majors, Junior standing|
|Terms||Fall, Spring, Year|
|Language of Instruction||English, French|
Studying at Burgundy School of Business offers students a unique opportunity to take business courses across the curriculum in English, French, and Spanish while experiencing French culture and an international campus and environment.
Burgundy School of Business has a long tradition of welcoming international students, with an international community that represents thirty percent of the student body and thirty-five percent of faculty. Over half of the professors hold a PhD, and a majority of the professors are researchers, guaranteeing accurate and up-to-date knowledge in management. At Burgundy you will put theory into practice through case studies, group work, or consulting projects for their partner companies. Studying here also allows students to meet with experts and consultants from the business world, and gain professional experience through work placements. There is personalized attention to students with small class size, close follow-up of your learning and progress, comprehensive support by the international office and availability of professors and staff help guarantee a successful experience at Burgundy School of Business.
No prior knowledge of French is required, as a wide range of courses are taught in English, but Burgundy offers a free French language courses for interested students, to help you integrate in the French society.
AccommodationDijon is the capital of Burgundy with a rich cultural heritage, and is famous for its gastronomy and wines and surrounded by famous vineyards. Dijon is one of the most desirable cities in France for quality of life with a calm and friendly place to study, and a university with a lively population.
Burgundy School of Business does not own or manage student accommodation but the International Office can help you look for the best options. They offer rooms in residence halls, individual studio flats, homestays and the option to live off campus and find your own housing. All students are then requested to fill out the online accommodation form. The International Relations Office will then contact those of you requesting help.
Exchange students enjoy studying in one of the best preserved historic centers with beautiful architecture. The Burgundy School of Business offers a range of dynamic clubs and societies, along with recreation facilities and evening events for students to take part in.
Student Life and Surroundings
Dijon is rich with social and cultural life with a range of sports activities, festivals throughout the year, as well as concerts, cinemas, theatres, and opera for students to enjoy. Everything is within easy walking distance, there are bike rental stations that make cycling around simple. Dijon is located in the heart of Europe and only a one hour train ride from Paris. Students take advantage of traveling around, by reasonably-priced flights as well as bus and train networks, allowing students to explore elsewhere in France and Europe during their time abroad.
Exchange programs are affordable study abroad options that allow students to pay UW-W tuition while studying abroad. As with all approved study abroad programs, UW-W financial aid can be used on this program. Eligible students are encouraged to apply for the Wisconsin Grant for Study Abroad, and UW-W and external study abroad scholarships are available.
Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
UW-W tuition, as well as the Global Experiences Application Fee and CISI international insurance, are billed to the student’s UW-W account. Other expenses are paid individually (e.g. living expenses) or to the host university (e.g. accommodation).
Estimated Cost of Attendance (per semester)
|Billed by UW-Whitewater|
|Additional Estimated Expenses|
|Passport and Passport Photos||150|
|French Student Visa||285|
**Accommodation is an estimate; individual options may vary
***For comparison, the UW-W Financial Aid office estimates the cost of attendance on the UW-W campus for one semester to be $9,157
Passport and Visa RequirementsStudents will need a passport to study abroad that is valid for at least 6 months beyond the end of their program. Students are required to have a student visa to study in France.
|Term||Application Deadline||Term Dates|
|Academic Year||March 15th||Early September to Late April|
|Fall Semester||March 15th||Early September to Mid January|
|Spring Semester||October 1st||Mid January to Late April|
ContactsCGE Exchange Coordinator:
Center for Global Education
Office: Hyland 1227
Tel: 262-472-5379 (direct)
UW-W Faculty Exchange Advisor:
Dr. Praveen Parboteeah
Department of Management
Office: Hyland 4515