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  • Locations: Reims, France
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: U of A applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/01/2017
10/15/2017 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 04/01/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Advisor: Brian Poepsel Housing Options: Apartment, Dorm
Minimum GPA: 3 Program Type: U of A Exchange
Language of Instruction: English, French Language Prerequisite: 2 semesters
Language Courses Offered: Yes Credit Type: Transfer Credit
Open to non-U of A students?: No Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Business (General), Business (International), Business (Management), Business (Mktg & Logistics), French Program Duration: Semester
Open to Graduate Students?: No
Program Description:
This Walton College of Business exchange is situated in Reims, France. Located in the heart of the Champagne capital of the world, 45 minutes by high speed train (TGV) form Paris, Reims Management School (RMS) has been in existence since 1928.  The school has grown to be a school of approximately 4,400 students with approximately 90 permanent faculty members and over 20 visiting professors.
RMS is a French business school with a strong international focus.  The school welcomes international students from around the globe, with 25% of the student body being international, so you will be able to be very connected not only with the other students, but also the faculty, while on campus.
In addition to the business curriculum, French language & culture courses are provided to all incoming students to enable you to enjoy daily life outside of the campus.

As with all exchanges, you will be largely independent during your exchange, but you’ll have help from the BDI. The BDI (International Student Council) is an office of about 20 students from RMS who assist you in getting settled and adjusted on-campus.  Along with the adjustment help, many student associations often organize dinners, meetings and evening events downtown, so there’s no shortage of social activities.

Factsheet NEOMA-BS Exchanges 2016 - 17.pdf

Reims is the largest city in the Marne area and the second largest in North-East of France (after Strasbourg) with roughly 210,000 inhabitants. Ideally located in France and central within Europe, Reims has naturally become an important historical, cultural and economic crossroads.It is home to the renowned 13th century cathedral, situated in the city centre, and the setting for most French king coronations. It was listed as a World Heritage site by the UNESCO in 1991. Nowadays, Reims has moved in leaps and bounds, with many cultural events taking place in the city. The city is also famous world-wide for its Champagne and its accompaniment of biscuits roses (pink biscuits).

The city’s proximity to Paris also gives it an obvious edge in terms of investments for companies. Many companies continue to set up their offices, production sites, tertiary complexes, call centers and even recently music and TV recording studios there.

This Walton College of Business exchange offers an educational experience that allows U of A undergraduates access to the enterprising city in the heart of the Champagne valley for a semester, while keeping on track to graduate from the U of A. Incoming exchange students will have 4 mandatory courses: 3 management courses in English and one French language and culture class.  Additionally, students will be able to choose a fifth course from a selection of English-language courses available.  Students must have completed the WCOB pre-business core classes in order to be considered for this program.   

Students can find a list of courses that the Walton College has predetermined for this exchange here:

Students will be assessed U of A Walton College tuition and fees for 15 credit hours during each semester they study abroad on this exchange.  Additionally, students are responsible for their round-trip airfare, housing, meals, local transportation, books, passport, student visa, and personal expenses.  The independent nature of this program allows students to determine their own extracurricular activities, leaving flexibility not only in free time but also in the budget.   Click on the Budget above for a break-down of expected costs.

Scholarships and Financial Aid
Financial aid and scholarships are available to U of A students. Students receiving a Pell grant should look into the Gilman International Scholarship. And all students should read through our scholarship page for more info on funding opportunities and deadlines.  Additionally, in most cases, you can also use your current scholarships and financial aid to help finance your semester in France.

Additional Information
Housing assistance provided by the international office at RMS, with the choice of living on campus or in the city centre. The city centre is a 10 minutes bus ride from the school, with buses every 10 minutes.