Audencia Business School, highly ranked and triple accredited AACSB, EQUIS and EMBA is a leading educational group in France in the fields of management, commerce, media and communication.
Nantes, a thriving modern metropolis with old-world flair, has been recognised as Europe’s most livable city. There’s easy to-use public transportation with stops right on campus, just 15 minutes from the centre of town. Just two hours from Paris and a half hour from the Atlantic coast, it is a magnet for students and visitors, with countless historic sites and attractions. Nantes is a green and peaceful city with a mild oceanic climate.
Discovering France & the EU program is designed for business and non-business oriented students coming from Japan (but not exclusive), willing to discover the French and European cultures
Through immersion in a French and European environment, students will increase their intercultural and communication skills.
They will gain a better understanding of:
- cultural variables and communication norms, rituals and taboos of other cultures
- business challenges due to cultural differences
- barriers to intercultural communication, adjustment to other cultures and culture shock
At the end of their stay, the students will have a holistic view of the European/ French and their culture and a better sense of what it means to be French today and will be able to adapt in an international business context. They will be immersed in the local student community through IC Team (International Students Association)
The intensive program combines class, visits and meetings with French students. It focuses on understanding intercultural differences in general, with specific emphasis on the cultural differences (values and beliefs) between the French and Japanese.
Program details in 2018
2018 Program-Discovering France & the EU.pdf
The Great Elephant of Nantes
Loire vineyard and castle visit
An official certificate will be delivered at the end of the programmme.
During the week, students will be hosted in carefully selected families willing to share their culture and style of life. Cost: 30€ per day including meals (except lunch).