- Students will need to apply for a student visa via Campus France in order to study in France for more than 3 months.
- Students will need to purchase French Insurance (Sécurité Sociale) within their first month of stay in France.
- Costs 213 Euros (approximately $240)
A bustling city of 500,000 on the Seine River, Rouen is in the center of Upper Normandy, midway between Paris and the English Channel. Rouen is a very walkable city which boasts many preserved historical districts and beautiful architecture to explore. Shops, restaurants, and cafés abound in the city center. Rouen has long been a commercial center due to its location on the Seine and proximity to Paris.
The countryside of Normandy is nearby and the D-day beaches are easily accessible for a visit. Paris is just over an hour away and more than 20 trains a day make the run to the capital.
France is the fourth largest economy in the world. Students who study in Rouen and learn French will open themselves to business practices and cultures common around the French-speaking world.
NEOMA Business School
The NEOMA Business School represents a merger between Rouen Business School and Reims Business School. The Rouen campus of NEOMA was founded in 1871 and is the second oldest business school in France. The school ranks as one of the top among the elite Grandes Ecoles in France. Admission to the school for degree-seeking students is granted following a very competitive entrance exam and selection process for a limited number of places. Students study in a rigorous program with courses taught in both French and English.
The NEOMA Business School Rouen campus is located outside the city on the Mont Saint Aignan plateau, a 10-15 minute bus ride from downtown Rouen. The small campus borders a quiet wooded area and the main campus of the University of Rouen is across the street.
At NEOMA Business School, students enroll in a required course in French language or French culture and civilization. Students will be placed in French language or French culture and civilization courses based on their prior studies and language level. Depending on their major and academic interests, students will enroll in three other courses.
Students will take 4 or 5 classes during the semester at the NEOMA Business School. Spring semester students will study in Rouen for two "trimesters" thus it is two separate sessions of classes that meet more intensively for a half semester each. Fall semester students will experience a typical semester with all classes running throughout the duration of the autumn.
Business courses at NEOMA are taught in either French or English, so students can choose options in either language.
Accommodations and Meals
There are two options for accommodations in Rouen.
Option 1: Host Families
Students have the opportunity to live with a French family during their semester in Rouen. All families are selected and screened by a local contact person at the university. Students living in host families will experience French culture first hand, and have regular exposure to the French language in order to perfect their communication skills. Depending on the family, some meals may be included.
Option 2: Residence Halls
Students who elect to live in residence halls usually live with other international students. The residences are near the NEOMA Business School campus and university restaurants are nearby. Students walk 5-10 minutes to class. Accommodations are usually in single dormitory rooms with a bathroom shared with the neighboring room. Rooms are equipped with a hot plate, small fridge, and sink.
Students in both types of housing generally eat in the university restaurants where full-course meals are available at lunch for very reasonable prices. Students can eat in the snack bar in the evening.