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IES Abroad Nice – Business, Sustainability & Immigration in France

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The glittering blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the friendly ding of the tram as it passes by, the taste of fresh seafood, the smell of fresh-cut flowers at the Old Town Market—Nice is a feast for your senses, and this majestic city will enchant you, welcome you, and always leave you wanting more.

Nice’s spectacular location makes it a jewel in the Mediterranean region, one of the oldest trading regions in the world. Often described as an area of mutual economic, social, and cultural exchange, this ancient trading ground is now threatened by human pressure on delicately linked social and ecological systems.

With some of the highest real estate prices in the world, a changing climate, and a vulnerable economy based on tourism, the region is a laboratory for sustainability, where crisis, adaptation, and resilience can be studied in real time. Our program in Nice allows you to observe first-hand (through course-related trips, case studies, and field trips) some of the linked social and environmental challenges facing this fragile region.

You will take your area studies courses at the IES Abroad Center. You will also have the options of supplementing your IES Abroad courses with Business courses at the AACSB- and EQUIS-accredited SKEMA Business School, named one of the best European business schools by the Financial Times. The school is committed to promoting sustainability and corporate social responsibility, with more than 20% of their courses devoted to these principles. SKEMA is located in nearby Sophia Antipolis, a global research park known as the French Silicon Valley, and home to more than 1,300 high-tech companies and start-ups. Enhance your experience in Nice with an internship, which includes time spent working at your placement and an academic seminar that helps you contextualize what you’re learning.

Nice and the French Riviera will be your classroom. Imagine yourself walking the medieval cobblestone streets of the Old Town, hiking the incredible biodiversity of the region, or visiting Monaco for the day. Whether you’re an advanced French language student or a beginner, this program offers full immersion into the culture of Nice through courserelated trips, cultural activities, and volunteer opportunities.



  • Business
  • French
  • Business Admin. & Mngmt
  • Environmental Studies
  • Finance
  • French Language Literature and Studies
  • Film
  • Geography
  • History
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Political Science
  • Research Study
  • Religious Studies
  • Sociology

Required Languages:


Application Procedure:

Applying to an IES Abroad program is easy—just follow the three study abroad application steps outlined below. If you have any questions during the application process, visit the FAQs or contact your Program Advisor at 800.995.2300. You can do this!

1.    Check the application deadline and review the application requirements for your study abroad or internship program of interest. Plan to submit all of the required information by the deadline.

2.    Create an account or log in to complete and submit the initial online study abroad application.

3.    After 1-2 business days, sign in to your MyIESabroad account to view and submit the rest of the application requirements. You will also receive regular emails about deadlines and missing items.

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