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Program Overview

Program Overview

There are few places in Europe quite like Toulouse, France’s fourth largest city, where you can immerse yourself in a storied past, study modern cultural dynamics up close, or track the course of Europe’s aerospace industry. With CIEE’s Toulouse Summer Business & Culture Short-Term program, the choice is yours.

Study abroad in Toulouse and you will:

  • Experience challenging coursework, enriching homestays, enlightening visits to French businesses, and a variety of cultural excursions and activities
  • Develop an appreciation for the skills needed to conduct business on an international scale with exposure to international brands such as Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, and others
  • Explore the city’s impressive historical, cultural sites, and financial locales, with weekly company site visits, field trips, and more
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    The GAIN Grant helps cover airfare costs to and from CIEE program locations for students who demonstrate high financial need. GAIN Grants are available for short-term (January and summer), semester and year-long CIEE programs.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

    Applicants for the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship can apply for the CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant, which provides both program cost support and support for airfare. Students will have to provide proof of having applied to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, upon request.

    https://www.ciee.org/study-abroad/scholarships-grants/

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Coursework

Choose from business- and culture-specific courses, including International Marketing, European Economic Integration and its Impact on the French Economy, France: the Making of a Nation, Human Resource Management and the Labor Market in France, The Aerospace Industry, and French Identity: Intercultural Relations and Immigration.

Excursions

Enhance your coursework with a number of excursions throughout Toulouse, including weekly company site visits, and field trips to art and history museums and monuments. Get familiar with Toulouse through guided tours with a practical, historical or sociological focus, and enjoy a local traditional cuisine workshop.

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with required field trips and excursions, which include visits in Toulouse to business sites, monuments, guided tours of the historical district and immigrant neighborhood, and more. The program also includes activities such as cuisine workshops, cheese-tasting, a visit to local farm that makes wine , and either a bike ride along the canal embankment or a hike in the Pyrenees Mountains.

Volunteering or Internship

Students can also take advantage of opportunities to complete a non-credit activity or internship. You might volunteer at a food bank, women’s shelter, or senior center, or tutor children after school. Internships are available through CIEE company partners.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
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Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,258
Housing ***
$925
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II and III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,033
Housing ***
$1,850
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$250
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$1,050

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,258
Housing ***
$925
Insurance
$167

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

*** includes all meals

Estimated Additional Costs

International Airfare *
$1,300
Local Transportation
$125
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$525

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Total credit is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours and 45 contact hours per session. Students may participate in one, two, or three sessions. Students may also enroll in the optional Communicative French Language course in one session for an additional 1 semester / 1.5 quarter credit hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students enroll in one business or culture course per 4-week session. Each business and culture course includes 45 contact hours. Students may also take an optional Communicative French Language course. for 1 credit

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About the City

About The City

Toulouse is the capital of the Midi-Pyrénées region in southwestern France. With 1.2 million inhabitants, including France's third-largest student population, Toulouse is a nexus of ancient and modern worlds. Nicknamed the Pink City (la Ville Rose) for its unique architecture of pinkish bricks, the city counts among its cultural treasures one of Europe's oldest universities, Universite de Toulouse (established in 1299), and two UNESCO World Heritage sites, the Canal Du Midi and the Basilica of St. Sernin. As the hub of the European aerospace industry, Toulouse is home to the headquarters of Airbus, the Galileo positioning system, the SPOT satellite system, and the largest space center in Europe. With easy access to the ocean and mountains, a favorable year-round climate, a vibrant art and music scene, and a student-friendly atmosphere, the city is consistently rated as one of the best places to study and live in France. It’s an amazing place to learn about France’s past and present while you experience life in a dynamic city with top-rated universities, quaint neighborhoods, and wonderful café-lined squares.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Classes are held at the CIEE Study Center and at our partner institution, the Institut Catholique de Toulouse (ICT). The CIEE Study Center is located in the historical part of Toulouse, on rue Pharaon, near main squares Place des Carmes, Place Esquirol, and Place du Capitole. The ICT is one block from the Study Center.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Study abroad students can choose to live in either French homestays; in a student residence (residence hall) with other French and international students in individual rooms sharing kitchen; or in a shared studio apartment with a small kitchen.

Students living in a homestay will live in various Toulouse communities. They typically eat weekday breakfasts and dinners at the place of residence, which are included in the study abroad fee. They may purchase lunches at local cafes, restaurants, and markets located throughout the city. Students in homestays will have their laundry done for them once a week.

Meals and laundry are not included in the student residence option, but students share fully equipped kitchens where they can prepare their own meals, and laundry facilities are available. All homestays, residences and apartments are located in the city of Toulouse and within 30 minutes, by public transportation, of the CIEE Study Center. As slots in homestays, residences and studio apartments may be limited, students who are not assigned the housing option of their choice are notified by the resident staff prior to arriving in Toulouse.

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Orientations

Orientations

Before you leave for France, you’ll learn about the program and site during an online predeparture orientation. You can expect to hear learn about academic and cultural highlights, and have time to ask questions. You can also connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of this experience, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish.

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Internet

Internet

All homestays have Internet connections. Students also have access to Wi-Fi at the CIEE Study Center. Students are encouraged to bring wireless-enabled laptops.

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Culture

Culture

The academic program is supplemented with required field trips and excursions, which include visits in Toulouse to business sites, monuments, guided tours of the historical district and immigrant neighborhood, and more. The program also includes gastronomy-based activities such as cuisine workshops, cheese-tasting and visit to a wine-making local farm, a bike ride on the canal embankment or a hike in the Pyrenees Mountains.

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Academics

Academics

Courses are taught by professors who are experienced with U.S. academic culture and teach with methodologies that are familiar to U.S. students. Courses are a combination of lectures and discussion; frequent feedback to students; student presentations, etc. Syllabi will provide students with clear assignments and deadlines to help them stay on track throughout their courses.

Although extra-curricular activities and personal travel contribute to the student’s overall study abroad experience, early departure for or late return from vacation is not allowed. Any extended travel should take place prior to the start of the program, during vacation periods or upon completion of the program.

Nature Of Classes

CIEE courses are for CIEE students only, and are taught in English by faculty from Toulouse public and private universities, as well as by business professionals. Classes typically meet Monday through Friday. Each business course includes company visits that require advance preparation and follow up discussions in class with your professor. Culture courses include several field trips and local activities. The Resident Director works closely with each student to make sure students understand their schedules. Students are expected to complete all homework and take exams when scheduled.

Grading System

Students are graded based on class participation, in-class activities, homework assignments, exams, papers, and oral presentations. In some courses, assessment is based on a theoretical exam and a practical aspect of the class, specifically a group or individual project.

Language Of Instruction

English

Faculty

CIEE courses are taught by faculty from Toulouse public and private universities as well as business professionals

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

LANGUAGE COURSE – SESSION I,II or III

FREN 0001 TOFR – Communicative French Language (optional, 1 credit)

This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15 Credit: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours

SESSION I

AHIS 3001 TOFR
Masterworks of French Art

This course focuses on French art and architecture from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The course considers the links between art, history, and culture as students study Romanesque churches and monasteries, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque and Rococo palaces, the Impressionist pictorial revolution, the 20th century avant-garde, and art and architecture as it stands today in France. The course takes full advantage of on-site classes and study tours. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3001 TOFR / ECON 3001 TOFR
European Economic Integration and its Impact on the French Economy

This course presents an overview of the process of European economic integration, starting with an analysis of the economic and political situation after WWII. Special emphasis is placed on the different EU policies that have been developed over the years, and how they affect the national economies, with France as a central case study. Among other common EU policies, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Social Policy, and the European Monetary Union will be analyzed in detail. The course will also address the EU budget, and its implications on the French economy; the successive enlargements of the EU and how the entry of less advanced economies has affected more advanced economies, like the French one.

SESSION II

BUSI 3003 TOFR
International Marketing

The complexities of developing and implementing marketing plans are far more intricate on the international than on the local level. Successful international marketing requires more than intercultural skills. This course examines the specific issues involved in developing an international marketing strategy and in conducting marketing operations on an international as opposed to a local scale. Attention will be focused on identifying and evaluating opportunities for local products in international markets, developing and adapting marketing tactics in relation to multiple, specific national market needs and constraints, and coordinating strategies in global markets. As such, this course pays attention both to strategy and tactics of international marketing, with particular emphasis on business practices in France.

ANTH 3001 TOFR/HIST 3002 TOFR
French Identity: Intercultural Relations and Immigration

This course examines cultural and intercultural concepts through specific examples of French and U.S. societies related to everyday interactions, family and friend relationships, gender roles, communication patterns (besides languages), education and teaching methods, and work ethics. In parallel, the course explores France’s internal regional and international cultural diversity by providing an overview of France’s immigration history and integration policies. It looks at how different cultures have interacted and evolved through French society and how they have constantly challenged and blurred the definition of national identity. Several field trips and site visits complement the in-classroom instruction.

SESSION III

AHIS 3001 TOFR
Masterworks of French Art

This course focuses on French art and architecture from the Middle Ages through the 20th century. The course considers the links between art, history, and culture as students study Romanesque churches and monasteries, Gothic cathedrals, Baroque and Rococo palaces, the Impressionist pictorial revolution, the 20th century avant-garde, and art and architecture as it stands today in France. The course takes full advantage of on-site classes and study tours. Contact hours: 45. Credit: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter hours.

BUSI 3001 TOFR / ECON 3001 TOFR
European Economic Integration and its Impact on the French Economy

This course presents an overview of the process of European economic integration, starting with an analysis of the economic and political situation after WWII. Special emphasis is placed on the different EU policies that have been developed over the years, and how they affect the national economies, with France as a central case study. Among other common EU policies, the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP), the Common Social Policy, and the European Monetary Union will be analyzed in detail. The course will also address the EU budget, and its implications on the French economy; the successive enlargements of the EU and how the entry of less advanced economies has affected more advanced economies, like the French one.

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