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Exchange (Bilateral) France: Burgundy School of Business
Dijon, France (Outgoing Program)
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Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2021-2022 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 04/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2022 11/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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.
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Program Type:
Exchange (Bilateral)
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Language of Instruction:
English and Foreign Language
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Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm/On-Campus, Home-Stay
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Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior
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Areas of Study:
Accounting, Business, Human Resource Management, International Business, Management, Marketing
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Burgundy School of Business

UW-W Exchange Program

Location Dijon, France
Academic Focus Business Curriculum
Eligibility 2.5 GPA, Business majors, Junior standing
Terms Fall, Spring, Year
Language of Instruction English, French
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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. For a listing of Burgundy's courses, click here.  


Dijon 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. For more information on Burgundy's accommodations, click here.


Student Life and Surroundings

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.

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.


Cost of Attendance, Financial Aid, and Scholarships

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.

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  
Tuition* 3,846
Application/Administration Fee 225
Contingency Fee 50
CISI insurance 140
Subtotal $4,215
Additional Estimated Expenses  
Round-Trip Airfare 1,800
Passport and Passport Photos 150
French Student Visa 250
Accommodation** 2,000
Meals 1,125
Books/Supplies 25
Personal/Miscellaneous 2,000
Subtotal $7,350
Total*** $14,565
*2019-20 UW-W undergraduate tuition for in-state residents. Non-resident and graduate tuition rates apply.  Tuition rates are subject to change each academic year.
**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 $7,400.


Passport and Visa Requirements

Students 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.

Key Dates

Term Application Deadline Term Dates
Academic Year April 1 Early September to Late April
Fall Semester April 1 Early September to late December
Spring Semester October 15 Early January to Late April


Office of Global Experiences
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