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Novancia (Exchange)
Paris, France (Exchange Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Spring
Restrictions: WMU applicants only
Budget Sheets Fall,
Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2015 02/15/2015** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2016 10/15/2015** 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.
Fact Sheet:
 Program Type:
WMU
 Language of Instruction:
English
 Housing Options:
Apartment, Dorm (single), Dorm (double), Host Family
 Minimum GPA:
2.75
 Class Standing:
Undergraduate Junior, Undergraduate Senior, Graduate
 Number of Credits:
12
 Program Specialist:
Ann Ganz
 Language experience required:
No
 Areas of Study:
Business, Marketing
Program Description:
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Program Overview


Novancia was created following the merger, in November 2011, of Advancia and Negocia, two schools respectively dedicated to entrepreneurship and commerce. Its origins date back to 1863 when the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Paris (CCIP)  founded its first business school, ECCIP.

Located in the 15th district of Paris, the new premises of Novancia are emblematic of what the school aims to achieve : to provide an environment where students, project initiators, future business leaders and institutional and economic partners can gather together in perfect harmony. Novancia fosters a learner-centered approach, whereby students acquire theoretical knowledge and international experience combined with practical applications through project management and internship/apprenticeship. The school has more than 1,300 French and international undergraduate and graduate students enrolled. Novancia has a strong international and intercultural focus and is committed to offering opportunities for students to explore the challenges of the development of the European Union. The campus has very modern facilities and students experience a learning environment that focuses on using new technologies.  Undergraduate students may study in the Spring semester. Senior business majors and graduate students enroll for the Fall semester. 


Students applying for this program may be eligible for the President's Grant for Study Abroad.

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Location

Paris is a major center of world trade and commerce and offers the ideal setting to study international business. The city is also one of the major gateways to the new Europe, providing the ideal location for cultural and artistic discoveries.  It is a dynamic, multi-faceted city where students can truly experience the world, in terms of culture, history, society, architecture, art, and cuisine. Novancia is located in the 15th "arrondissement" (district) of Paris,

Novancia
3, rue Armand Moisant
75015 Paris – France



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Academics

Academic Eligibility
Minimum 2.75 GPA
Fall semester: Senior or graduate student
Spring semester: Undergraduate junior

Academic Program
WMU undergraduate students may attend ACI an undergraduate-level program offered in the spring semester. International business courses are taught in English and are composed of French and international students. French language classes are offered for international students at the beginner and intermediate levels, and a business French class is offered for students with an advanced level. Senior business majors or graduate students may join Masters students in classes at Novancia during the Fall semester. This graduate program has an international stream composed of 1/3 French students. A list of courses and course syllabi are available in the reference room of WMU Study Abroad office and in the Academic Advising Office in the Haworth College of Business. The international business courses focus on Finance, Marketing, Management, and Business Law. Novancia can assist WMU students in obtaining an internship during or after the program of study.

Fall semester business courses
Spring semester business courses


Academic Credit
Students are required to enroll for minimum 12 U.S. credits. WMU credit will be awarded for courses successfully completed on this program with prior approval of the student's academic advisor, academic advisors in departments outside of the student's major department (if the student plans to take classes outside of his/her major), and the Haenicke Institute for Global Education. This approval is obtained by completing the Course Approval Form available from WMU Study Abroad.  Students are urged to work closely with academic advisors and Study Abroad staff to plan a course of study allowing for steady progress toward their degree.

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Cost & Financial Aid

Cost
The WMU program fee includes: tuition, administrative fees, and international health and emergency insurance.  It will be billed to the WMU student account for spring semester.

The program fee does not include: airfare,housing, meals, books, local transportation, passport, visa, miscellaneous expenses and French social security fee (211 euros in 2014 - see "fees" above.) Housing costs range from $700-1100 per month. Costs not included in the program fee are estimates and may vary according to individual needs and preferences. The budget does not include activities which are not part of the academic program, such as personal travel, entertainment, shopping, etc.

Note: For tax purposes, the university requires the program fee billing to be divided into qualified fees (tuition) and non-qualified fees (non-tuition costs).   The total program fee equals the study abroad commitment fee plus qualified fees and non-qualified fees added together.
Example:
   Study abroad commitment fee
+ Qualified fees (tuition)
+ Non-qualified fees (other costs)
= Total program fee

Commitment fee:  The study abroad commitment fee is billed in advance, after the student submits the commitment form.  The remainder of the program fee will be billed to the WMU student account for the semester of enrollment, fall or spring semester.

Scholarship
Students applying for this program may be eligible for the President's Grant for Study Abroad.


Financial Aid
Students eligible for federal or state financial aid may use their awards for studying abroad.  After a student has been accepted to the program, they must complete required paperwork with WMU Financial Aid to apply financial aid to the program costs.  It is the student's responsibility to complete the paperwork prior to departure and to maintain compliance with financial aid regulations while studying abroad (i.e., remain enrolled full-time).  Non-WMU students must apply for financial aid through their home university.

Please note: Disbursement of financial aid may not coincide with the start date of the program abroad so plan ahead.  Some out-of-pocket costs may occur prior to financial aid disbursement for the semester, such as the commitment fee, passport, airfare, immunizations, visa or residence permit fees (if applicable).  These costs vary by program and WMU Study Abroad Specialists are available to answer questions about the program budget.

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Housing

Participants may choose to stay in a student residence or in an apartment.  Novancia provides suggestions and information on housing options in Paris and students arrange housing based on individual preferences.  Housing costs range from approximately $600-1000 per month. 

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Itinerary

Spring 2015 - tentative itinerary (exact dates to be confirmed soon)

Thursday, January 29: Orientation at Novancia
Monday, February 2: Classes begin
Friday, May 29:  Program ends
Saturday, May 30: Return to U.S. (or personal travel
)

Tentative itinerary subject to change.


Visa Information

U.S. Department of State Student Visa Information
Consulate General of France in Chicago

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Additional Resources

Contacts:
Dr. Steve Newell, faculty director
Haworth College of Business, 3184 Schneider Hall
Email: steve.newell@wmich.edu
Tel:  269-387-6166

Ann Ganz, WMU Study Abroad, 2425 Ellsworth Hall
Email: ann.ganz@wmich.edu
Tel: 269-387-5890

Host Institution Information (external links)
University Homepage
Living in Paris guide
Fall semester business courses
Spring semester business courses
Housing
Living in Paris
Novancia's Mission statement
Entrepreneur Boot Camp: A Summer School in Paris 

Country Information (external links)
Country Information
Country Specific Information - France
Culturegram - France
StudentsAbroad

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