Internship or further study?
During their stay abroad, students may have the choice to continue their studies at a partner university or to do one or more internships. The continuation of studies at a partner university is an opportunity for the Bachelor’s or Master’s student to benefit from a variety of courses in the language of the country. As for the internship, it allows the student to benefit from a first international work experience. One or more internships abroad is a considerable advantage for future professional integration.
When to go abroad to study?
At ESC Clermont Business School, we encourage all our students to spend a year or a semester abroad for an internship or to continue their studies. Academic year in a partner university or gap year abroad: it is thus possible to leave at different times during the Bachelor or Master degree. Students who wish to go abroad as part of their university course must complete a number of formalities and provide proof of a sufficient level of language proficiency corresponding to the desired destination. They are accompanied by the School’s International Office at all stages of their application.
International departure procedures generally begin one year beforehand and are the subject of information meetings at the beginning of each semester.
Summer School in 1st year
The Summer School is a deadline at the end of the first year which allows students to go to university for 2 to 3 weeks to prepare for the TOEFL exam. This departure is open to all students and constitutes a first immersion in one of our 5 partners abroad:
- Universidad Loyola Andalucía – Córdoba in Spain,
- Dublin Business School – Dublin, Ireland,
- Northumbria University – Newcastle in the United Kingdom
- Nottingham Trent University – Nottingham in the UK
- University of Warwick – Coventry in the United Kingdom
TOEFL preparation can also be done, under certain conditions, during an intensive course in France with CAVILAM.
Exchange or Double Diploma in 3rd year
During a Bachelor’s degree course, the full year abroad is only possible within the framework of a Double Diploma. In other cases, the academic exchange with the partner only lasts one semester. In fact, the destinations may vary according to the length and purpose of the stay. For a departure at the beginning of the third year of a Bachelor’s degree, applications open in January of the previous year.
Master Grande Ecole 2nd Year (MGE2)
2nd year Master students can choose to spend the second semester at a partner university or a full year. This one-year stay is only possible if students have previously completed their studies in the ESC Clermont Business School’s Bachelor programme.
Year of gap abroad between MGE2 and MGE3
Students can spend a period of time abroad between the 2nd and 3rd years of the Master Grande Ecole programme. They then choose to spend a semester or a full year abroad at a partner university. These stays are aimed at acquiring a Double Competence or a certificate in other fields such as social sciences, political sciences, international relations, etc.
For students wishing to obtain a Double Degree in the 3rd year, it is essential to complete two 6-month internships during the gap year abroad or in France.
Master Grande Ecole 3rd Year (MGE3)
As in MGE2, students have the possibility of leaving as early as the first semester during the 3rd year of the Master Grande Ecole programme. In order to obtain an International Double Diploma, the full year in a partner university is compulsory. However, it is essential to have completed a gap year abroad or in France beforehand, with two 6-month internships in a company.
As for the Master Grande École, the acquisition of the diploma is conditional on passing the TOIEC test and proof of at least 4 months abroad, as part of an internship or university exchange.
Master of Sciences students (MSc.)
Even after the completion of studies on our campus, MSc students. Project Management and International Commerce and Digital Marketing students have the opportunity to spend a semester abroad at a partner university. The aim of this stay is to obtain a double degree from one of the following options:
- MSc. in International Business: at Nottingham Trent University in the UK
- Master in Auditing, Finance and Governance: at Hochschule Aalen in Germany
- Master in International Marketing and Sales: at the Hochschule Aalen in Germany