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  • Locations: Caen, France; Le Havre, France; Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Restrictions: UMass Boston/Dartmouth/Lowell applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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:
Who can apply: UMass Boston Students Language of Instruction: English, French
Class Status: 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student Housing Options: Apartment (alone), Apartment (shared), Dormitory
Areas of Study: Business, International Business, Management Program Category: Internship abroad, Study abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.75 Program Type: Exchange
Program Description:

UMass Boston    Normandy, France - Ecole de Management de Normandie


Ecole de Management de Normandie was founded in Le Havre, France in 1871. It now has three campuses in France: Le Havre, Paris, and Caen. EM Normandie has a focus on students’ personal and professional development. Among the 3,100 students are over 730 international students. The undergraduate program at EM Normandie has been accredited by AACSB International, and the Grande Ecole graduate program has been accredited by EPAS. Normandy is a region in north-west France with convenient train connections to Paris and the rest of France.

Le Havre is located on the shores of the English Channel, and is the first port in France for international trading. In 2005, the city was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Its history goes back to its founding in 1517. Much of the city was destroyed during World War II and was rebuilt after the war.

Caen is located only 30 minutes from the beaches of Normandy, and is a beautiful and historic university town. It is known for its many historical buildings that were built during the reign of William the Conqueror, and the heavy fighting that took place during the Battle of Normandy in 1944.

The EM Normandie Paris campus is located in the 16th district and is home to the Grande Ecole graduate program (this program is for graduate students only).

To apply for the Exchange Program:
  1. Confirm that this program works for you both academically and financially. Check the courses offered and speak with your academic advisor on which courses you should try to take while abroad that will count towards your degree. If you are receiving financial aid or want to apply for financial aid for the study abroad program, contact so you know what you can expect in aid for the program. 
  2. Once you are sure this is the program for you, apply on this website for the program (click apply at the bottom). 
  3. Once completed, contact the Office of Global Programs to have your nomination submitted to EM Normandie. From there you will also need to submit the exchange application through EM Normandie directly:
For all of the steps and information on applying to study abroad through UMass Boston, download the checklist: Study Abroad Steps to Stay on Track 2020.pdf

There are several courses available to exchange students in both English and French. Courses in English are available in the International Management program (available at Caen or Le Havre campuses) or the European Business programs (available at Caen campus).

Students must study full time at the home and host institutions. With the completion of the Request for Prior Approval of Transfer Credit of Study Abroad Programs form, your credits (not grades) will transfer towards your degree at UMass Boston. This form can be obtained from the Study Abroad office.

Fall semester (First semester): September – December
Spring semester (Second semester): January - May

University of Massachusetts Boston students only. Undergraduate and graduate students who have currently completed at least one year of full-time study with the most recent semester completed at UMass Boston are eligible. Students must be in good academic standing (at least 2.75 GPA) with no disciplinary problems.

Nominated students need to submit the required documents for application/admission from the host university (to be picked up at UMass Boston Study Abroad Office):
1. Application form completed in capital letters
2. 1 identity photo
3. Most recent transcript
4. For graduate students: a copy of Bachelor’s degree
5. Proof of language level 

The EM Normandie International Office will help exchange students find housing close to campus. Accepted students will be sent a list of available housing (private shared rentals, individual flats, residence halls) and registration will be on a first come first serve basis as there is limited availability.

See budget sheet. Please note, the Office of Global Programs use estimated price values for our UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange’ budget sheets. Actual prices may vary, please contact your program provider for more details. 

Do you receive any financial aid, such as scholarships or grants to fund your education? Find out if your financial aid will apply towards studying abroad using the following Financial Aid Guide here

The Financial Aid Guide provides lots of information. However, prior to applying it is advised to contact Financial Aid services for financial aid inquiries and concerns. Link to Financial Aid services website:

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U.S.-passport holders studying abroad longer than 90 days must apply for a French student visa. Before applying for a visa, students must first complete an on-line application with Campus France. Once Campus France has validated a student's dossier, they may apply for a visa with the French Consulate in Boston. It usually takes 6 weeks to get a French visa. The consulates will accept the application no more than 90 days prior to the start of the study term. Students may check the NAFSA website for more information about the visa processing.   

Be sure to check out the following Visa Process link provided by NAFSA for more information:


Pre-decision Phase Instructions: 
This is a UMass Boston Reciprocal Exchange Program. There are two separate applications. First, students apply to the program by completing this online UMass Boston application. If eligible to study abroad, the UMass Boston Study Abroad Office nominates the student to the university abroad. The student is then informed with a letter or an email about next steps to complete the university's abroad application (online or hard copy forms). Please click here for application instructions. 
Post-decision Phase Instructions: 
The final decision to accept a student is made by the university abroad and the student will be emailed. Once accepted by the university abroad, UMass Boston students must complete all the requirements indicated by the university abroad, in addition to completing all forms and submitting all the post-acceptance documents to UMass Boston Study Abroad Office. Please click here for instructions and forms.