Set on the edge of the glittering Mediterranean Sea on the French Riviera, Nice beckons with its mild climate and clear skies. Whether you’re strolling along the famous palm-lined Promenade des Anglais to witness the sunset over the sea, or looking down from Colline du Chateau (Castle Hill) at the sweeping panorama of this breathtaking city, Nice will enchant you.
Starting Fall 2015, our new programs will offer students the opportunity to take courses in disciplines such as Business, Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts, as well as French language available at all language levels, including intensive French.
As the fifth largest city in France, Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and an international metropolis with more than 160 different nationalities living and working in the region. Because Nice is a European and Mediterranean hub to the world (its international airport is just 5 km from the city center), the city is host to a large number of international businesses and schools, a center for innovation, and a celebrity hotspot.
The region’s higher education system is renowned for its innovative capacities and international influence. International business is important in Nice, in addition to the many research and development projects that are developed in partnership with the ecosystem’s companies, research institutes, and laboratories of excellence, in particular in the fields of IT, life sciences, and geosciences. Sophia Antipolis, located just an hour outside Nice, is Europe’s leading science and technology hub and is home to more than 1,330 international companies.
The city of Nice is also well known for its prime location along the Mediterranean Sea, but also very close to the mountains with exceptional skiing. Nice’s climate is highly enjoyable with, on average, 300 days of sunshine every year. The city is home to the most galleries and museums in France with the exception of Paris (think Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse, and Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain). Sample the delicious local cuisine like the world-famous salade niçoise, pissaladière (onions and anchovies tart) and socca (a chick pea flour pancake). And, while in Nice, stroll along the beautiful squares like Place Masséna, Place Garibaldi, and Place du Palais, and the Cours Saleya, where you can buy fresh local flowers, produce, and goods daily.