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  • Locations: Marseille, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 03/22/2020 ** Rolling Admission 06/25/2020 07/24/2020

** 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:
Fact Sheet:
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: Study Abroad
Provider: Faculty-Led Field of Study: French, International Business
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Class Standing: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Faculty Program Leader: Drew Rosen, Rebecca Scott Advisor: Kara Pike Inman
Program Description:
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Summer on the Mediterranean

Program Description

Program Overview
Founded by the Greeks more than 2,600 years ago, Marseille is the oldest city in France. It is the country’s second largest city and the largest port in Europe after Rotterdam. It boasts a unique heritage and enjoys a spectacular setting along the Mediterranean. Its majestic island-studded bay and its ‘Calanques,’ rocky inlets and lagoons, are world famous. It is a seaside city with a cosmopolitan character, and Kedge Business School Marseille provides a scenic campus setting for the study of business, culture and language.

A city tour will begin the program where you will have the opportunity to understand the town and its passions, discover its beauty, and take in its excesses. We will tour several historic sites including the old port (Vieux Port) where ships have docked for more than 26 centuries. With its forest of sailing masts, fishwives selling freshly-landed fish at the open air market and outdoor cafes, here the charm of the city is at its most tangible. The program will blend academics with cultural immersion. Each week we will spend a day exploring the culture and beauty of Southern France, touring businesses and ancient and historic sites such as the cities of Arles, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, the Theatre antique d’Orange, Chateau des Baux-de-Provence, Palais des Papes, etc.

With Marseille as your ‘home base’ you will have immediate access to the unsurpassed beauty of Provence, the Alps and the French Riviera; Italy is just 125 miles to the east, Spain 200 miles to the west, with Paris, Switzerland, and the Netherlands easily accessible for weekend travel. Marseille is a celebration of the outdoor life: cafes, cuisine, and the haunting splendor of the Mediterranean Sea.


  • Degree-seeking student
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at time of participation
  • At least Sophomore standing at time of participation; freshmen may apply after an interview with the program leader, Dr. Rosen
  • Good judicial standing
  • 2.50+ GPA at time of application

Academic Details

SCM 370: Principles of Operations Management:  Analysis of concepts, tools, and techniques used to control manufacturing and service operations. Topics include PERT/CPM, forecasting, materials management, inventory control, facility layout/location, and quality management. Particular attention is directed to the study of production process alternatives. 

INB 300: International Business: This is a survey course covering the importance of global issues as firms attempt to compete across the world. The topics include: anticipating and preparing for global competition, understanding international trade theory and differences in political economies, reviewing global and regional economic integration, considering international market entry processes, and examining key cross-cultural issues affecting business operations.

FRH 101 or FRH 102: Introductory French: Learn grammar, comprehension, and expression skills through daily classes in small groups.

Program Dates

Application Deadline
March 22, 2020

Tentative Program Dates
June 25-July 24, 2020

Financial Details

Estimated Program Fee: $1,950

Program Fee Includes:

  • Housing (hotel in city, double occupancy) (all rooms have kitchenettes)
  • Library and computer access
  • 30-day bus/metro pass (in Marseille)
  • Arrival airport transfers
  • Cultural excursions as part of class
  • Welcome and departure dinners
  • Student health insurance (required)

Additional Costs:
(not included in program fee)

  • International Airfare
  • UNCW Tuition and fees
  • Most meals
  • Other local expenses while in Marseille
  • Costs incurred for weekend travel
  • Passport, if needed

Financial Aid and Scholarships
Federal and state financial aid may be applied towards this program. Even if you are normally ineligible for financial aid, you should submit a financial aid application (FAFSA). You may find that you are eligible for additional funding. 

UNCW students may also apply for a UNCW Education Abroad Grant and additional study abroad scholarships. Grant applications and additional information are available at

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