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BU Exchange - ICN Business School in Nancy, France
Nancy, France (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
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Program Terms: Fall,
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Spring 2020 11/02/2019 11/16/2019 01/21/2020 05/08/2020
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Language of Instruction: English, French
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Recommended Academic Area:
Accounting, Business Education, Finance, Management, Marketing
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Class Eligibility:
graduate, junior, senior, sophomore second semester
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ICN (Institut commercial de Nancy) Business School

The ICN Business School offers courses taught in English in Business.

ICN also offers a dual-degree program, through which a BU student can earn a Bachelor of Business Administration in two semesters. See details below.


  • BU students study for one or two semesters in Nancy.
  • Students can take classes in Business and French language.
  • We strongly encourage students to study abroad for two semesters, especially if international activity will be part of future career plans or if a student is planning to apply to graduate school.
  • The fall semester begins in the middle of September and ends in December; the spring semester begins in the middle of January and ends in May.
  • At Bloomsburg University undergraduate Business majors can earn a dual degree by attending the ICN Business College for two semesters. At graduation, students who complete the program receive a Business degree from Bloomsburg University and a second degree, Bachelor of Business Administration, from ICN: two diplomas for one!
  • Study Nancy, France costs just about the same as studying in Bloomsburg.
  • Students pay tuition and fees at Bloomsburg University, the same as if they were taking classes in Bloomsburg.
  • Financial aid and grants apply to study at the ICN as they would at Bloomsburg.
  • SCHOLARSHIPS are available for students who study abroad on exchange programs from a variety of sources.
  • Student IDs not only allow access to university facilities, such as the library, but are also good for student discounts of many kinds, including transportation, dining, and cultural events.
  • Cost of living in Nancy: From $620 to $870/month according to the type of accommodation.
  • Health Insurance Card: French social security (upon registration at ICN) – approximately $270.
  • ICN does not provide accommodation but helps to find different kind of accommodation:
  • Furnished studios in private residences (about $370 to $500/month)
  • Furnished room in a state-owned university residence (about $190 to $435/month)
  • Private housing: prices will vary.
  • Current passport.
  • Long-term student visa is required before coming to France. Application for a French visa is a two-tier process: 1) Apply to Campus France on line 2) Apply to the French Consulate in Washington, DC. Details may be obtained from the Office of Global Education.
  • Photocopy of your passport (pages with photo, personal information, visa and stamp showing date of entry into France).
  • Upon arrival in Nancy bring all documents to the International Relations Office at ICN.
  • Students are responsible for their own travel. Travel costs can vary.
  • A round-trip ticket from Newark Liberty International Airport to Luxembourg City is currently around $900. The train from Luxembourg Airport to Nancy is currently around $120.
  • Students can often find student discounts for airfare. See the General Information and Handy Links page.
  • Pick-up service at the station by the student association “Globe and Co” team at the Nancy Train Station: Students MUST give 48-hours notice.
  • Students must be full-time students and take 12 to 18 credits.
  • Credits transfer as per advisement with the program director.

To be eligible for the program, students must be enrolled full time at Bloomsburg University or at a University in the PA State System of Higher Education and be in good academic standing.

The City of Nancy

Noted for its culture and arts, Nancy (pop. 110,000) is also a long-standing center of higher education and research, with three universities. Research and development firms (particularly in the fields of information technology and biotechnology) also play an important role in the local economy. Moreover, Nancy has long been associated with the chemical, metallurgical, and electrical industries. Streets are lined with architectural marvels, liberally gilded, from private mansions in Art Nouveau glory to public buildings like the palace of the governors. Nancy has an air of refinement found nowhere else in Lorraine. With a resplendent central square, fine museums, formal gardens and shop windows sparkling with Daum and Baccarat crystal. The Place Stanislas is a dramatic central square, bordered by classic examples of mid-18th-century architecture, from the Hotel de Ville to the Musee des Beaux-Arts, and accented by gleaming grillwork in gates by Jean Lamour and lead fountains by Barthelemy Guibal.

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