UMD: A Globally Connected University

UMD-Winter: France: Business, Food, and the Arts – Culture is King in France (BMGT)

Paris, France
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Rachel McCloud
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Birds eye view of Paris, France
The course will be examining cultural influences in France in how business is conducted, France's role in the European Union, and its business ties to the US-our oldest ally. The course will include about 10 company visits to discuss how culture affects doing business in France – and in business between France and the U.S. We will examine how France has reinvigorated its economy--now the second largest in Europe--and transformed its manufacturing base in major industry sectors such as aerospace, automotive, and energy.

You must be in good academic and judicial standing and you must not have any registration blocks to participate in this program. The minimum GPA for this program is listed above.

IBH Program students 

If you are interested in this program but do not meet the eligibility requirements, reach out to the program leader (listed in the Contacts tab) to discuss your interest in the program.

After you commit to the program, Education Abroad will enroll you in the following three (3) credit UMD course:

  • BMGT498C

The credit you earn during this program will count as resident credit.

Students will stay in shared accommodations in hotels.

All cost information represents costs for Winter 2024.

Please refer to the following resources for funding study abroad:

Financial Aid
Financial Policies

*This program qualifies for eligible Pell Grant recipients to apply for the Gilman International ScholarshipOnline applications will open in mid-August and are due Thursday, October 5, 2023, at 11:59pm PT.

Application Fee $25
Billable Costs
Billable costs are charged to your student account. They are due based on the Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering payment schedule. Be sure to check your statements when they are available.
Education Abroad Fee $700
This fee is charged to your account when the application status changes from "Accepted" to "Committed." This fee includes Education Abroad services including registration, billing, advising, risk management, and pre-departure orientation.
International Health Insurance $55
Tuition -
This fee is charged to your UMD account upon course registration. This fee includes: Tuition, in-country transportation, course related activities, group meals, and teaching services.
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PLEASE NOTE: All University of Maryland study abroad programs are financially self-supporting and, therefore, subject to cancelation due to low enrollment.

Program Director David Ashley 

For course, itinerary or in-country information, please contact the Program Director. For general questions or assistance with applying, contact the Center for Global Business.

As a part of this program, you will engage in the following activities (subject to change):

  • Day tour of Normandy landing beaches
  • Paris day tour 
  • Visit to L'Atellers de Lumieres Museum
  • Visit to Le Havre region
  • Welcome and Farewell Dinners
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Winterterm 2024 10/01/2023 10/11/2023 01/13/2024 01/21/2024