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Discover Picardy

Philosophy

To allow international students to discover a part of the French life and culture, through courses, visits, meetings … Walk on the banks of the Somme in the heart of the old Amiens, run on the beaches of the Baie de Somme, admire the radiating chapels of the Cathedral of Amiens, visit the basement of the Amiens Museum and discover archaeological treasures.

One hour from Amiens, climb up Montmartre and have Paris at your feet, go down the Champs-Elysees, admire the Eiffel Tower, walk along the banks of the Seine, get lost in the halls of the Louvre, stroll in the Luxembourg Gardens and shop in department stores!

Take business and French courses, visit companies in the Picardie region, and get acquainted with different working techniques.

This is what we offer you during this short program.

Cultural visits

The cathedral Notre Dame d’Amiens was built in the 13th century. It is the archetype of classic Gothic style. With its length of 145 meters and 42,30 meters high vault, it is the largest cathedral in France.

Jules Verne was not born in Amiens, but he lived here for a major part of his life and is one of our most famous residents. He is buried in the Cemetery of the Madeleine. Visiting his house is a great experience.

The Museum of Amiens, opened in 1867, is a magnificent building in Napoleon III style which houses numerous collections.

Discover the “hortillonnages” by boat, hundreds of uniquely preserved floating gardens in the town center.

Organized social activities

Student associations of the school can offer a number of sports, cultural activities and outings and will be happy to welcome international students who wish to participate.

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Discovery of French management and culture

Students are immersed in business management through courses given by our research professors or our outside experts in subjects including :

  • Marketing of luxury goods, fashion,
  • Project management,
  • Intercultural management,
  • International Business,
  • Sports Marketing,
  • Doing business in France,
  • Global management,
  • Entrepreneurship and business development.

Visits to companies are organized to discover the heart of French know-how.

Courses in French as a foreign language and French culture are on the program allowing students to discover the language and different aspects of the French cultural heritage. They can be associated with practical workshops such as cooking workshops, an oenology course or why not how to live like the French.

Housing

Students are accommodated in an apartment-hotel residence near the school, a 5 minute walk. The rooms, with 2 beds (single or double), offer an office space, a bathroom with shower or bathtub, internet access and a kitchenette equipped with refrigerator, microwave, kettle, hotplates, dishes, etc …

Cost

  • 2 weeks : 2,200 €

Included in the service:

  • Design, organization and monitoring of the stay,
  • Accommodation in Amiens in a double room (aparthotel) a 5 minute walk from the school,
  • Classes in business management and discovery of the French language,
  • Cultural and business visits in Amiens and in the region,
  • Welcoming ceremony and welcome meal,
  • Closing ceremony, delivery of a certificate of participation and farewell meal,
  • Reception at the airport and organization of the transfer to and from Paris airport.

Are not included in the service:

  • Additional cultural visits (except for planned program),
  • Meals (but possibility to have access to the university restaurant 2 minutes walk from the school),
  • Accommodation in single room (extra cost),
  • Weekend in option (hotel, meals, visits ..),
  • Liability insurance, repatriation …,
  • All personal expenses and tips.

On request we can design a customized schedule according to your wishes and needs. For further information please contact: Brigitte Baumgarten

Option 1: Discovery Weekend in Brussels

  • Cultural discovery of Brussels, its Grand Place, its chocolate, its museums.
  • Accommodation one night in a youth hostel.
  • 1 entry to visit a museum of your choice.
  • Transport by bus (2 hour trip).

COST: 200 € per person

Option 2: Discovery Weekend in Amsterdam

  • Cultural discovery of Amsterdam, its canals, its tulip market, its districts, its museums.
  • Accommodation one night in a youth hostel.
  • 1 entry to visit a museum of your choice.
  • Transport by bus (6 hour trip).

COST: 300 € per person

Option 3: Discovery Weekend in Paris

  • Cultural discovery of Paris, the city of lovers, visit the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre, the Louvre, Orsay, shop at the Galeries Lafayette on the Champs-Elysées…
  • Accommodation one night in a hotel.
  • 1 entry to visit a museum of your choice.
  • Transport by bus (1h30 trip).

COST: 300 € per person

Option 4: London Discovery Weekend

  • Cultural discovery of London, visit Big Ben, Trafalgar Square and the Tate modern art gallery or browse in the many shops.
  • Accommodation one night in a youth hostel.
  • 1 entry to visit a museum of your choice.
  • Transport (3h30 trip).

COST: 400 € per person

Option 5: Discovery Weekend in the Bay of the Somme

  • Discover the Baie de Somme, the beaches, its dunes, its wildlife preserves and bird sanctuaries.
  • Accommodation one night in a hotel.
  • 1 entry for an activity of your choice (land sailing, pedal karting, horseback riding …),
  • Transport by bus (1 hour and 15 minutes trip).

COST: 200 € per person