EM Strasbourg Business School is the Business School of the University of Strasbourg. A network of over 200 partner companies and 16,000 alumni provide valuable support to the academic corporate organisation. The Business School is internationally renowned for its Grande Ecole program and over 220 partner universities worldwide. The university offers a four week international summer school in the capital of Europe. In four weeks students can increase their knowledge of European Business and Politics and learn French in France. Students will participate in a variety of company visits, as well as international institutions and cultural sights. Students can participate in session 1 or session 2.
Example site visits in conjunction with the “European Integration” class:
• The European Parliament (Strasbourg, France) • The Council of Europe (Strasbourg, France) • Port of the Rhine River • A tour of Strasbourg’s principal museums (Historical Museum, Alsatian Museum, Museum of Fine Art, Museum of Modern Art)
Example Corporate visits in conjunction with the “Business in Europe class” include:
• Mercedes-Benz (Rastatt, Germany) • Europapark (Rust, Germany) • Local winery (Alsace, France) • Weberhaus (Rheinau, Germany)
Updated 2020 Dates
Session 1: May 26 - June 26, 2020
Session 2: June 16 - July 18, 2020
2020 E.M. Strasbourg Summer School Flyer
Mason undergraduate students only. Minimum 2.5 GPA.
EM Strasbourg offers three courses during each session:
- French Language and Culture
- Business in Europe
- European Integration
Students will earn 7 transfer credits by completing all three courses.
Please note these syllabi are for reference only; students should defer to any syllabi distributed by their program after admission.
French Language and Culture:
Business in Europe:
Course Equivalency and Plan of Study
The Global Education Office has a Course Evaluation and Registration System
(CERS), which you will use to complete the steps needed to evaluate your courses abroad, and see how they will count at Mason. This database is accessible whether you have already applied, or are just beginning to think about studying abroad. Look at the courses in the database. You are by no means limited to these courses. The database shows courses that have already been evaluated. You can request equivalency for any course not yet evaluated, through CERS.
You are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to look at this institution’s courses ahead of time to see how they will match up to your Mason degree requirements. Talk to your academic advisor about what courses you will need to receive credit for during your time abroad to stay on-track for your degree. When looking at courses keep in mind that course schedules can change. We recommend having twice as many courses approved as necessary.
Students may apply to live in a student residence, Residence la Marne, located near the university. Students can choose between a two-room apartment or a studio-1 room apartment. The cost of housing is payable directly to the residence.
Options for Additional Cultural Experiences
Strasbourg is located close to three airports (Baden-Baden, Frankfurt Hahn, Euroairport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg) which offer low cost flights with Ryanair, Easyjet, Germanwings, Vo- lotea and Vueling. Shuttles or trains depart from Strasbourg for those airports in Germany and Switzerland. If you plan in advance, you can travel to London, Rome or Barcelona at a very low price.
Summer 2019: $5,200
- Tuition for 7 credits
- Pre-Departure Orientation and on-site orientation
- International Emergency Insurance
- Passport fees
- Required textbooks and/or course materials
- Personal spending
- Optional excursions/activities
Students on GEO programs must pay the advertised program cost order to participate. This cost will be made in three payments (Application Deposit + First Payment + Final balance). Students using financial aid can provide additional paperwork in lieu of deposit and final balance payments.
Application Deposit: A non-refundable application fee of $200 for Mason students. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system.
First Payment: A non-refundable First Payment of $1000 must be received by April 20. This fee is paid online through the MasonAbroad application system and is included in the program fee. Students who are using financial aid may have this payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
In the event that a student’s financial aid or VA Benefits is estimated to cover the entire costs of the study abroad program, the entire charge will be posted to their student account, since that is where the aid will be applied. In this case students do not pay their first payment through MasonAbroad. However students must submit their “Intent to Use Financial Aid” form by the first deposit deadline.
Final Balance: The final balance payment is due by May 5. This is the difference of your Program Cost minus your paid Application Deposit and First Payment. Students who are using financial aid may have the payment deadline extended. See "Financial Aid" information below.
Financial Aid: Students who intend to use financial aid to fund their program fees (partially or in full) must have the "Intent to Use Financial Aid" form completed and on file with the Global Education Office by the deposit deadline. This form is available once you have started your application for this program in MasonAbroad.
Withdrawal and Refund Policy: All participants are bound by the Mason GEO Withdrawal and Refund Policy.
For more information on payments and financial aid:
GEO offers a number of need- and merit-based scholarships. All Mason students are welcome to apply:
March 15, 2020
Application fee: $200 for Mason students.
Official Transcripts: An official copy of your Mason transcript is required as well as copies of official transcripts from any other college or university you have attended.
Passport Status: If you do not have a valid passport, you should begin applying for one now.
Signature Documents: Read and electronically "sign" the documents.
Questionnaires: Read and complete the documents according to the instructions.
Intent to Use Financial Aid Form: If you use financial aid, this form must be completed by your financial aid counselor and submitted by the deposit deadline.
*Additional paperwork may be required for this program and can be viewed inside your application.