Paris Graduate School of Management
|Type of Program||Exchange|
|Program Length||Semester or Summer|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Costs||Tuition + housing to Baylor|
|Housing||On-campus or off-campus|
|Health Insurance Required||Yes|
|Special Requirements||Minimum 2.75 GPA|
|Program Director||Dr. Stephen Gardner: Steve_Gardner@baylor.edu|
Location:Long considered the paragon of style, Paris is the most glamorous city in Europe. It is at once deeply traditional – a village-like metropolis whose inhabitants continue to be notorious for their hauteur – and famously cosmopolitan. While such contradictions and contrasts may be the reality of any city, they are the makings of Paris: consider the tiny lanes and alleyways of the Quartier Latin or Montmartre against the monumental vistas from the Louvre to La Défense; the multiplicity of street markets and old-fashioned pedestrian arcades against the giant underground commercial complexes of Montparnasse and Les Halles; or the aristocratic wealth of the grand quarters against the vibrant chaos of the poorer districts.
At times, Paris can feel inhumanly magnificent, the arrogance of its monuments encompassing the chilly pomp of the Panthéon, the industrial chic of the Eiffel Tower and the almost spiritual glasswork of the Louvre pyramid. Yet it also operates on a very human scale, with exquisite, secretive little nooks tucked away from the Grands Boulevards and very definite little communities revolving around games of boules and the local boulangerie and café. And even as Paris's culture is transformed by its large immigrant and gay populations, even as extravagant new buildings are commissioned and erected, many of the city's streets, cafés and restaurants remain remarkably, defiantly unchanged.
In the great local tradition of the flâneur, or thoughtful boulevard-stroller, Paris is a wonderful city for aimless wandering. Relaxed quarters such as the vibrant Marais, elegant St-Germain and romantic Montmartre are ideal for street-browsing, shopping and café-sitting, and the city's lack of open space is redeemed by beautiful formal gardens, by the pathways and pavements that run beside the River Seine, and by endless hidden or unexpected havens. And everywhere you go, historic landmark buildings and contemporary architectural wonders remind you of the city's pride and grandeur – and stop you getting lost.
Courses or Areas of Study:French and Business - Please note that all classes are in English unless you choose to take a French language course. Please go to the following website to find out more about courses:HERE
Housing:Students can choose to live in university housing or find a place off campus. to find more information about housing, please click HERE.
Application Procedure:Students are responsible for applying directly to PGSM as well as filling out the Baylor Study Abroad Application Packet.
For more information about applying to this university, contact Dr. Stephen Gardner(an email link is provided at the top of this page).
Costs:You will pay Baylor tuition to Baylor and pay for your housing directly to PGSM. The university suggests that apart from housing (400 – 550 €), living expenses are not too high in Paris. You will spend around 300 - 400 € / month for food, and another 52 € per month for public transportation.
Going out in Paris, restaurants for example, can be expensive, around € 20 – 30 for a dinner per person.
PGSM will issue a student card for you once you have arrived, and you can get important reductions on many leisure activities, especially cinema, tourist site and theatre tickets.
Each student is responsible for their own transportation, including airfare. The airport in Paris is Charles de Gaulle International Airport. More information on how to get to the university from the airport will be provided upon your acceptance to the university.
Legal Documents:A passport and student visa are required. The university will provide student visa forms upon your acceptance to the university.
Exchange/Affiliate University Contact:Contact Dr. Stephen Gardner for more information regarding this program.