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Paris Summer - Marketing

Why Paris?

Learn international marketing and brand management in Paris, one of the world’s great cities—home to Global Fortune 500 companies and luxurious brands, as well as sidewalk cafés, stunning gardens, outdoor markets, and more.

As an important international business center that boasts one of the highest GDPs of any city, Paris is an ideal city to study marketing.

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$5 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.


Our mission is simple: to provide you with the highest quality academic and cultural experience abroad possible.

Our courses will expand your understanding of the marketplace for luxury brands, and the marketing of products around the world. Using the many examples that Paris has to offer, these courses will give you an educational experience that you couldn’t get on your home campus.

Possible courses include the following:

  • Introduction to Global Marketing (3 credits)
  • Introduction to Luxury Brand Management (3 credits)

Our courses also incorporate course-related excursions that will further expose you to Paris, its culture, and the city’s place as a major center of international business.


This is a list of planned course offerings. After you are accepted, you will see a list of final course offerings in your MyIESabroad account.

Course Name Term Language Credits
MK 315 - Introduction to Global Marketing Summer English 3
MK 330 - Introduction to Luxury Brand Management Summer English 3

Field Trips & Events

Possible one-day field trips include Les Invalides, the Marais, Motmartre. the Latin quarter, Versailles, Fontainebleau.

Course-Related Trips

To supplement coursework, the IES Abroad Paris Summer Beginning Language & Marketing Program includes course-related excursions to many sites of historic significance in Paris. Destinations may include:

  • Les Invalides
  • The Marais
  • The Latin Quarter
  • Montmartre
  • Musée d'Orsay


Daily Life

Part of making you feel at home in Paris is doing our best to help you feel safe and cared for. Whether it is an orientation program that makes you feel prepared, your housing that is well-located and comfortable, or field trips that take you to places off the beaten path—we’re all about our student services.


Upon arrival in Paris, you will participate in a one-day orientation that includes:

  • A welcome lunch
  • A boat tour on the Seine
  • Introductory sessions on housing, transportation, health and safety, and daily life in Paris


We want to make sure that your greatest challenge is deciding which landmarks to see first or discovering the best café—not finding a place to live where you feel comfortable. We do our best to locate housing that is reflective of how the local students are living. Our goal is that when you leave Paris, it will feel like home.

Homestays – You stay in a French home in the city of Paris or its surrounding banlieues (suburbs). You eat breakfast daily and three evening meals per week with your host(s). Other meals are available at university cafeterias and inexpensive restaurants. You have the option to request a typical homestay placement or a placement in a chambre de bonne.

Apartments – A limited number of apartments are available for an additional fee. Apartments include kitchen facilities and shared bathrooms. An IES Abroad Resident Assistant lives on-site. Meals are not included.

Get to Know Your New City

Get More Monet For Your Money!

Spend all the time you want in the many museums of Paris like the Musée d’Orsay with cheap ticket prices thanks to your IES Abroad student card.

Bask in the Good Life at the Place des Vosges

This stately square features arched arcades, and gorgeous 17th- and 18th-century apartment buildings surrounding an immaculate garden. Grab a cup of coffee, have a seat on a bench, and take in the surroundings.

Picnic by the Seine

Watch boats and share brie on baguettes with friends, then dance while live bands play on the river banks.

Explore the Parc de la Villette

This massive park is home to a canal, themed gardens, museums, a cinema, and large architectural sculptures.

Encore! Encore! Enjoy the Theatre

Experience ballet and opera performances under a ceiling painted by Marc Chagall at the Palais Garnier opera house.

Program Cost

Consider these prices as a starting point. We encourage you to contact your study abroad office to determine the actual cost to you when factoring in financial aid, scholarships, your home school policies, and other factors.

Term: Summer 2019
Term Tuition Housing Insurance Total
Summer 2019
Summer 2019 Program Fees
$5,215 $1,640 $135 $6,990

Use our budget worksheet to calculate your costs

$5 Million in Financial Aid

We firmly believe that financial limitations should not prevent a qualified student from participating in an IES Abroad Program. This is why we commit $5 million to our financial aid programs.

Our Center

The Paris Business and International Affairs Center is located in the 15th arrondissement, in a residential area between the Vaugirard & Plaisance metro stops. The area has many shops and is well-served by public transportation.

Features include:

  • Technology-equipped classrooms
  • High-speed WiFi connectivity and printer access
  • A book corner and computer area for students
  • Video keypad security system

Our Staff

Nathalie Lenfant

Center Director

Nathalie Lenfant has been the Director of the IES Abroad Paris Business & International Affairs Program since its inception in 2007. She has worked with IES Abroad since 1998, when she began as the Internship Coordinator of the Paris French Studies Center. She was named Associate Director of IES Abroad Paris French Studies in 2002. She holds a French License in English with a specialization in American Civilization from the University of Poitiers and a graduate degree from the École Supérieure de Traducteur Interprète et Commerce Extérieur of the Catholic University in Lille. During her studies, Mme. Lenfant spent a year as a foreign exchange student in Richmond, Virginia, and a summer as a student at Oregon State University. Prior to joining IES Abroad, Mme. Lenfant worked at the French National Office of American Field Service (AFS) as a regional coordinator of volunteering, and as a coordinator of housing, intercultural training, and student activities.

IES Abroad Staff

IES Abroad Staff

Chris Faggella
Academic Advisor

Céline Chataing
Housing Coordinator

Laurence Larsen
Student Activities Assistant

Debbie Morvany 
Program Assistant 

Holly Rudd
Academic Assistant