Global Entrepreneurship Experience  

 France - 2018 Summer Program


Make studying abroad a reality this summer by participating in the Global Entrepreneurship Experience in France.  Open to all WSU undergraduate students, it is coordinated by the W. Frank Barton School of Business and Groupe ESC Pau.

Why should students participate in this program? 
Or perhaps a better question is, Why not?

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"Studying abroad in France has been one of the most rewarding and life changing experiences. Not only do you gain memories and friendships that will last a lifetime, but you will also get the opportunity to get out of your comfort zone and gain real world experience consulting for different companies. I would recommend this program to anyone who is wanting to enhance their college experience! You aill not regret it!"  ~ Jenny Nguyen,  (2017 summer program)

Program Details

How to Apply and Requirements

Information on Classes

Program Costs


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Program Details:
  • JPEG ImageSpend 6 weeks in France—June 11, 2018 to July 21, 2018
  • All classes are taught in English by faculty from WSU and Groupe ESC Pau.
  • Attend classes with French students.
  • Participate in excursions throughout southern France, such as Bordeaux, Pau, Pyrenees Mountains, Tour de France and San Sebastian, Spain.
  • Accommodations are double occupancy dorm rooms with private bathroom at Domaine du Pignada 


How to Apply and Requirements:back to top

Complete the Barton School of Business general study abroad application. THE DEADLINE TO APPLY FOR THIS PROGRAM IS FEBRUARY 1, 2018, BUT SCHOLARSHIP MONEY WILL BE AVAILABLE ON A PRIORITY BASIS TO EARLY APPLICANTS.  For more details on the application process, click here.
Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.25 and should have junior standing prior to summer 2018.  (if students are interested in the program, however do not meet the GPA requirement or if they will not JPEG Imagehave junior standing—60 credit hours completed, then please contact studyabroad@wichita.edu as an exception may be allowed.)

All students must have a valid passport.  Passports can take 4 to 8 weeks to process so apply now if you do not have one.  Students who are U.S. citizens will not need a visa to enter France, however for all other citizenships; students will need to check requirements for their country through the French Embassy.

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All students will register for 6 credit hours total at WSU for the summer and pay WSU tuition rate.
Students will have the opportunity to work on a project with a French company at the direction of faculty from Groupe ESC Pau and WSU.  A WSU instructor will teach the ENTR 310 class.

  • Pau: ENTR 310 or elective equivalent (3)   =  WSU: ENTR 310 or elective equivalent (3)*
  • Pau: IB333 or elective equivalent (3)   =  WSU: IB 333 or business elective equivalent (3)*

* dependent on each student's status in degree completion.

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Costs of tuition & fees for 6 credit hours at WSU for summer 2018.  There is also a $100 study abroad fee added to tuition.  (Approximate total cost for in-state WSU tuition for this program will be $1,789)

  • Approx. $900 Program Fee which includes accommodations excursions arranged by Groupe ESC Pau and orientation program.
  • Approx. $1,800 for round-trip airfare from Wichita, KS to Biarritz, France (Students will purchase airline tickets individually, however through prearranged travel agent so students will have the option to travel with WSU faculty and other students.)
  • Approx. $60 for Textbooks
  • Approx. $900 to $1,100 for meals

Total Cost including all items mentioned above not including tuition and fees will be approximately $3,960.  (Students should also expect to have other personal expenses such as laundry services, cell phone, International health insurance, local transportation/bus/taxis, as well as expenses for travel during breaks if students choose to visit other cities/countries.) 

Scholarships for Summer Program
  • Five $3,000 scholarships will be awarded for this program to eligible students determined by the Barton School scholarship committee.  Scholarship decisions will be made on an ongoing basis and the recipients will be notified.
  • Study abroad scholarships are also available through the Office of International Education. Here is the link to their webpage and application form that you will need to complete and submit to their office. 
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For more information:

Contact Ann Burger, Associate Director for Study Abroad & Exchange Programs at (316) 978-5374 or ann.burger@wichita.edu

To find out more about Study Abroad Programs call (316) 978-3232 and ask to speak with the study abroad advisor or you can email the advisor at studyabroad@wichita.edu, from there we'll help you learn about the opportunities available and find a program that's right for you. Or visit us at the Garvey International Center on the corner of 17th and Hillside. Check us out online at: www.wichita.edu/studyabroad.