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BSBA Paris Internship Program
Paris, France (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Fall,
Homepage: Click to visit
Restrictions: WUSTL applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline WU Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2015 05/01/2014
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2015 02/15/2015
02/28/2015 08/17/2015 12/18/2015
Spring 2016 05/01/2015 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling WU admission application process. Applicants will be notified that their application to study abroad has been approved by Washington University. If the program is administered by a partner institution, the application and endorsement are then forwarded to the program sponsor for review and approval. In most cases, students will need both WU approval and an acceptance offer from the program sponsor in order to participate in the program.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Adviser:
Tammy Orahood
Additional Opportunities:
Internship, Research
Program Description:

Paris Internship Program


Students earn 15 credits and participate in an internship program through an exchange agreement between Olin and our academic partner ESCP, a leading undergraduate business school in Paris. Students enroll in a six-week intensive French language training and orientation program at ESCP before beginning a full-time internship. In conjunction with the internship, you will write a research project in English and perform an oral presentation about your research at the end of your program. You will earn a total of 15 credits in this program including:

The Political Life of France Yesterday and Today - 3 credits of French
French Society: Composition, Problems, and Place in the World - 3 credits of French
Towards a European Society - 3 credits Internship Seminar
Independent Study / Field Research - 3 credits of INTL 420
International Internship in Business - 1.5 credits of MGT 450I
European Study Tour - 1.5 credits of MGT 450Z

Students do not have the option to select other course work in this particular program. All graded course will be calculated in your WU GPA. Click here for more information on the courses.


If you would like to learn more about this particular program or about any of the other study abroad opportunities, you can reach out to one of our Ambassadors, who have participated in one of the Olin programs in the past. To see the full list of Ambassadors, please click here.


Late August to mid-December

Early January to Late May


All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure and post-departure coursework. INTL 300A Planning for International Learning is a 1 credit mini-B course designed to prepare students for their experience overseas the semester before they actually travel. INTL 300B Applying International Experiences is a 0.5 required mini-A post-departure class that will discuss what students learned while abroad and help students articulate those lessons for employers, graduate schools, etc. Both of these classes will meet approximately 3 times during the semester before and after the study abroad experience.

An on-site orientation program is also scheduled during the first week of the program.


Open to all Olin juniors and seniors who have completed an equivalent of 4 semesters of course work (60 units). BSBA students must have completed prerequisites courses that relate to the field or industry in which they want to intern. For example, finance placements require FIN 340, marketing placements require MKT 370, etc. There is a minimum GPA requirement of 3.0 in your overall course work and a 3.0 in your professional course work. Prior knowledge of French is strongly recommended.

Non-BSBA students are considered on a case by case basis. Non-business internships are available and students with sufficient French can apply to the program even if they are not business majors, e.g., science majors or Art History, etc.

Selection is based on maturity, seriousness of purpose, and appropriateness of match between program and applicant. Students on disciplinary probation during program period are not eligible.  You must not only meet the minimum eligibility criteria, but also show the type of intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, academic rationale and social flexibility necessary for a successful study abroad experience.


French 307D (must have been taken for a grade and not pass/fail)


Internships placements are managed by the Paris-based IFE, French field study and internship programs.  At the core of the IFE model, the placement strategy for each enrolled student is put into place by IFE and the admitted student several months before the start date of the program. The process begins with the “placement form” filed as part of the application for admission. This form provides applicants an opportunity to delineate what they hope to gain from the IFE Field Study and Internship semester as well as to describe their relevant background, skills and any other ideas they may have for the internship (such as type of organization).  All organizations which host IFE interns understand several key points:

- This is a trans-cultural experience for both parties.
- An IFE student is well prepared in general for the internship and will be ready to take on some responsibility after a short period of adaptation.
- The student intern is to be included as part of a working team, interacting on a regular basis with other members of the team.
- Hosting an intern requires a commitment of time and space to make sure the internship is a structured learning experience.


Students will live in the flats (apartments) - single studio within student residences located in the 11th or 12th arrondissements. All studios are furnished with the necessities: bed, desk, a closet, a telephone, small kitchenette with microwave, refrigerator and hot plate, as well as silverware and dishware. Sheets, pillows and blankets are also provided. Each studio has its own small bathroom and shower.

Arrangements for these flats are coordinated through an agreement between Olin and our Paris partner, ACCENT in Paris. Students will complete a life-style questionnaire to assist ACCENT with room assignments. For ideas about your housing, please click on this site for additional information:


If you do not have your passport, you should start this process once you submit your application.


It is required by the French Immigration Department that overseas students must obtain a proper Student Visa to study in France. More information about this process will be included in your admission letter and in INTL 300A.


Overseas Programs will enroll all WU-approved study abroad students in a basic accident and sickness plan through HTH Worldwide, a leading provider of international health insurance. This plan should be seen as supplemental to the student’s existing domestic health coverage, not as a replacement.  We do not recommend a reduction or suspension of existing domestic coverage in light of enrollment in HTH insurance. For more information, click here.


Thanks to the generosity of Avram A. & Jill Glazer, the Olin BSBA program is pleased to announce the Avram A & Jill Glazer Global Learning Program, awarding up to $5,000 for participation in an approved BSBA study abroad program.  This competitive grant program is for WU undergraduate students demonstrating financial need or extenuating financial circumstances and participating in BSBA-administered programs. Applications can be found here:


Students are assessed the current WU tuition rate, the current WU health fee and their housing fees. The housing charge is approximately £4,200. These fees are paid directly to Washington University.
If you are a financial aid recipient, then your financial aid will apply towards these charges.

In addition to your housing, tuition and health fee, listed below are the estimate living expenses:
Food $3,500
Airfare $1,800
Personal & Incidental $1,600
HTH Insurance $220


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