Nice, France

Direct Enrollment - SKEMA Business School

Study Abroad
Program Options:
Direct Enrollment, Experiential Learning

At a Glance


Apartment, Homestay, Residence Hall


15 to 19 per Semester

Language of Instruction:


Language Prerequisites:


Visa Required:


About the Program

This is your opportunity to live and learn alongside students from France and around the world by directly enrolling at SKEMA (School of Knowledge Economy and Management) Business School. SKEMA, which has AACSB and EQUIS accreditation, is consistently ranked as one of the best European business schools by the Financial Times annual ranking. Known as a global business and research school, SKEMA follows three knowledge economy themes: internationalization, sustainable performance, and entrepreneurship and innovation. On SKEMA’s business campus located in the heart of Sophia Antipolis, you will enroll in a wide variety of English-taught courses.

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Predeparture & Enrollment Advising

We offer you predeparture advising that’s specific to your needs.

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Travel Throughout France

Join IES Abroad field trips to destinations around France.

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Live in a Homestay

Live in a French home in Nice with a local family.

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Volunteer in the Community

Make a difference in the local community.

Spring 2025

Program Dates:

January 08 - May 07

Application Deadline:

Estimated Cost:


Program Advisor

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Alicia Emerich

Once you’ve applied for a program, I’ll be your direct point of contact. From housing to course registration and everything in between, I’m here to help you prepare to study abroad. Once you’re accepted to your program, you’ll find even more detailed information about what you need to know before you depart in your Predeparture Guide. Let’s get started!

📱 800.995.2300 ✉️

About the Destination

the gorgeous view of the Port from Castle Hill in Nice

Why Nice?

The idyllic lifestyle on the French Riviera makes traveling along the coastline one of life’s great pleasures, with Nice conveniently located between Cannes and Monaco. But did you know that Nice is also close to Sophia Antipolis, Europe’s well-known science park? This area is known the French Silicon Valley, and it is home to more than 1,300 international companies in information and communications, technology, biotechnology, and research, as well as SKEMA Business School.

Learn More About Nice

Get to Know Your New City

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Hit the Beach!

Soak up the sun, go for a swim, or gaze at the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.

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Appreciate the Art

Learn about iconic 20th-century artists.

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Enjoy Socca

Try this savory pancake made of chickpeas in Cours Saleya.

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Cycle the Cote D'Azur

Rent a Vélo Bleu (Blue Bike) and pedal down on the promenade.

The Student Experience

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Students with their host mom seated around a dinner table at a homestay in Nice.
  • Apartment
  • Homestay
  • Student Residence Hall
  • Mixed-Use Residence


Apartments are available throughout the city. The fully equipped apartments house other IES Abroad students. Washing machines are available in or near the building. No meals are provided.